The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the London region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Rank 396 377 425
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +48
Contract jobs citing WAP 16 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.066% 0.005% 0.014%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.016% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 1
Average daily rate £375 £275 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +61.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £333 £425
% change year-on-year
+20.30% -21.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £13.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7050 6222 7714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.11% 28.77% 27.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5075 4508 5114
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 63 75
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £161.50 £54.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WAP
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAP across the London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

WAP Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 April 2014, 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 12 (60.00%) SQL
2 10 (50.00%) J2ME
2 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (45.00%) Web Services
3 9 (45.00%) Oracle
4 8 (40.00%) Apache
4 8 (40.00%) Mobile App
5 7 (35.00%) QA
5 7 (35.00%) Handset
5 7 (35.00%) Finance
6 6 (30.00%) New Media
6 6 (30.00%) REST
6 6 (30.00%) SOAP
6 6 (30.00%) GSM
6 6 (30.00%) HP
6 6 (30.00%) J2EE
6 6 (30.00%) iDTV
6 6 (30.00%) Intranet
6 6 (30.00%) Extranet
6 6 (30.00%) RTCP
6 6 (30.00%) RTP
7 5 (25.00%) GIS
7 5 (25.00%) ESRI
7 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Sun
7 5 (25.00%) SyncML
7 5 (25.00%) Apple
7 5 (25.00%) Project Management
7 5 (25.00%) 3G
7 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner

WAP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (40.00%) Apache
2 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (15.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.00%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) GSM
1 6 (30.00%) Intranet
1 6 (30.00%) Extranet
1 6 (30.00%) RTCP
1 6 (30.00%) RTP
2 5 (25.00%) 3G
2 5 (25.00%) 2G
2 5 (25.00%) 4G
3 4 (20.00%) SMS
4 2 (10.00%) UMTS
4 2 (10.00%) RFID
4 2 (10.00%) GPRS
5 1 (5.00%) BIG-IP
5 1 (5.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Ant
1 5 (25.00%) Toad
1 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
1 5 (25.00%) Maven
1 5 (25.00%) JIRA
1 5 (25.00%) Selenium
1 5 (25.00%) SoapUI
1 5 (25.00%) Apache Ivy
1 5 (25.00%) eggPlant
2 1 (5.00%) Calabash
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Banking
2 5 (25.00%) Marketing
3 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Digital Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Test Leader
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Leader
4 2 (10.00%) QA Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Digital Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Mobile Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Online Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Junior
5 1 (5.00%) Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Field Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Quality Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) J2ME
2 9 (45.00%) Web Services
3 6 (30.00%) J2EE
3 6 (30.00%) SOAP
3 6 (30.00%) REST
4 5 (25.00%) SyncML
5 4 (20.00%) HTML
5 4 (20.00%) JDBC
6 3 (15.00%) .NET
7 2 (10.00%) Flash
7 2 (10.00%) KML
8 1 (5.00%) Java EE 5
8 1 (5.00%) JPA
8 1 (5.00%) EJB 3.0
8 1 (5.00%) EJB
8 1 (5.00%) Servlets
8 1 (5.00%) XML
8 1 (5.00%) JMX
8 1 (5.00%) MIDP
8 1 (5.00%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 7 (35.00%) Handset
3 6 (30.00%) iDTV
3 6 (30.00%) New Media
4 5 (25.00%) GIS
4 5 (25.00%) Social Media
5 4 (20.00%) N-Tier
5 4 (20.00%) iPhone
5 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
6 3 (15.00%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (10.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
1 3 (15.00%) Android
2 2 (10.00%) Windows CE
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 5 (25.00%) Project Management
2 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Scrum
3 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (20.00%) E-business
3 4 (20.00%) Time Management
4 3 (15.00%) Marketing Strategy
4 3 (15.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Data Security
4 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Data Architecture
6 1 (5.00%) Content Management
6 1 (5.00%) Use Case
6 1 (5.00%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) MCSE
1 1 (5.00%) MCSA
1 1 (5.00%) CCNP
1 1 (5.00%) CCNA
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (5.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) QA
2 5 (25.00%) WCAG
2 5 (25.00%) WAI
3 2 (10.00%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.00%) WSUS
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Oracle
2 6 (30.00%) HP
3 5 (25.00%) Apple
3 5 (25.00%) ESRI
3 5 (25.00%) Sun
4 2 (10.00%) BT
4 2 (10.00%) Mapinfo
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (5.00%) EMC
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) CommVault
5 1 (5.00%) NetApp
5 1 (5.00%) VMware
5 1 (5.00%) Mitel
5 1 (5.00%) Riverbed
London
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Rate: £500 per hour
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