The table below looks at the statistics for WAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAP over the 3 months to 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Rank 404 407 399
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing WAP 2 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.019% 0.032%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.030% 0.064% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Average daily rate £388 £363 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -15.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £313 £400
% change year-on-year
-14.40% -21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.00
WAP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
6651 6245 6390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.30% 29.76% 29.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4953 4665 4514
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 23 54
Average hourly rate £50.00 £27.37 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.68% -21.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.23 £16.30 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

WAP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAP across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WAP Jobs Demand Trend in London

WAP
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

WAP Daily Rate Trend in London

WAP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

WAP Hourly Rate Trend in London

WAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing WAP 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 WAP.

1 5 (83.33%) Handset
2 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (66.67%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) BT
2 4 (66.67%) UMTS
2 4 (66.67%) GPRS
2 4 (66.67%) GSM
2 4 (66.67%) 3G
2 4 (66.67%) LTE
2 4 (66.67%) Driving Licence
3 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (16.67%) Cacti
3 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
3 1 (16.67%) Cash Management
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) Sage 200
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) PBX
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) SSL

WAP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing WAP 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 WAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) 3G
1 4 (66.67%) GPRS
1 4 (66.67%) GSM
1 4 (66.67%) LTE
1 4 (66.67%) UMTS
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) FirePass
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) IPsec
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) MPLS
2 1 (16.67%) PBX
2 1 (16.67%) SSL
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
General
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Advertising
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Field Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Field Test Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Handset
2 4 (66.67%) Driving Licence
3 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Cash Management
1 1 (16.67%) Change Management
1 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
1 1 (16.67%) ERP
1 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
1 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
1 1 (16.67%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Cacti
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) BT
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) F5
2 1 (16.67%) Mitel
2 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
2 1 (16.67%) Sage
2 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds