The table below looks at the statistics for WEP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WEP over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
Rank 625 609 595
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -14
Contract jobs citing WEP 7 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.002% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.091% 0.013% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Average daily rate £450 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £300 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £300 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £300 £505
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -40.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
WEP
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7686 7571 6628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.01% 14.98% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4735 4180 3553
Average daily rate £393 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.43% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 407 375
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

WEP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WEP across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WEP Jobs Demand Trend in England

WEP
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WEP across the England region.

WEP Daily Rate Trend in England

WEP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WEP across the England region.

WEP Hourly Rate Trend in England

WEP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WEP within the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East - 7 £450 - 1
WEP
UK

WEP
Top 23 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing WEP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WEP.

1 7 (100.00%) IBM
1 7 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (85.71%) Change Management
3 5 (71.43%) Degree
3 5 (71.43%) eTOM
3 5 (71.43%) IT Asset Management
3 5 (71.43%) Java
3 5 (71.43%) J2EE
3 5 (71.43%) Servlets
3 5 (71.43%) ITIL
3 5 (71.43%) Asset Management
3 5 (71.43%) TOGAF
4 4 (57.14%) DB2
5 3 (42.86%) Service Management
5 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
5 3 (42.86%) Network Design
5 3 (42.86%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (42.86%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
6 2 (28.57%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (14.29%) Reference Data
7 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
7 1 (14.29%) Maximo

WEP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing WEP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WEP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (100.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) IBM SmartCloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) DB2
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Architect
1 5 (71.43%) Network Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Network Architect
3 1 (14.29%) BSS Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Cloud Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Maximo Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior WebSphere Architect
3 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) J2EE
1 5 (71.43%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Change Management
2 5 (71.43%) Asset Management
2 5 (71.43%) eTOM
2 5 (71.43%) IT Asset Management
2 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 5 (71.43%) TOGAF
3 3 (42.86%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (42.86%) Network Design
3 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
3 3 (42.86%) Service Management
3 3 (42.86%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) IBM