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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Rank 395 384 376
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs citing WAP 3 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.014% 0.032% 0.010%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.048% 0.11% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
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£363 £430 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.69% +91.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £400 £333
% change year-on-year
-21.87% +20.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £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
6298 6485 5952
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.66% 29.67% 29.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4610 4563 4327
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £293 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 59 50
Average hourly rate £29.00 £36.00 £19.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +81.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £27.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £147.50 £46.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAP within the London region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. 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
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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
City of London - - - - 2
WAP
England

WAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 3 (37.50%) Web Services
1 3 (37.50%) GPRS
1 3 (37.50%) GSM
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
1 3 (37.50%) IPsec
1 3 (37.50%) BIG-IP
1 3 (37.50%) VLAN
1 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
1 3 (37.50%) Handset
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (37.50%) F5
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (25.00%) Puppet
2 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (25.00%) Wireless
2 2 (25.00%) BT
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) UMTS
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) J2ME
3 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco

WAP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 1 (12.50%) CMS
1 1 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) GPRS
1 3 (37.50%) GSM
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
1 3 (37.50%) IPsec
1 3 (37.50%) BIG-IP
1 3 (37.50%) VLAN
2 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (25.00%) Wireless
2 2 (25.00%) UMTS
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Wireless Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) J2ME
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Handset
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) iPhone
2 1 (12.50%) iPad
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Android
2 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Usability Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) System Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (25.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) F5
2 2 (25.00%) BT
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) Apple
3 1 (12.50%) Sitecore
3 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
3 1 (12.50%) Infoblox
3 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat