The table below looks at the prevalence of the term WURFL in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WURFL over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Universal Resource File (WURFL)
Rank - 566 565
Contract jobs citing WURFL 0 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England - 0.006% 0.017%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.020% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 9
Average daily rate
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- £330 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £330 £333
% change year-on-year
- -0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16171 15218 16173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.95% 31.55% 30.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9949 9558 9540
Average daily rate £413 £420 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 614 799
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

WURFL
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

WURFL Jobs Demand Trend in England

WURFL
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

WURFL Daily Rate Trend in England

WURFL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing WURFL 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 WURFL.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) XSLT
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) XHTML
1 3 (100.00%) SEO
1 3 (100.00%) Games
1 3 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Document Management
1 3 (100.00%) Ajax
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Mobile
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Android
1 3 (100.00%) AccuRev
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5

WURFL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing WURFL 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 WURFL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# Web Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Web Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# Developer
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Developer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) XSLT
1 3 (100.00%) XHTML
1 3 (100.00%) Ajax
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Mobile
1 3 (100.00%) Android
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (100.00%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) SEO
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Document Management
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Web Application Development
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) AccuRev