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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Rank 405 - 405
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WAP 9 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.037% - 0.008%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% - 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
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£375 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £218 £351 £270
% change year-on-year
-37.94% +29.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 - £41.00
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
7424 7911 7777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.51% 31.63% 29.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5184 5719 5519
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 52 75
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £23.42 £15.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 29 August 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
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 29 August 2014. 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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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
City of London - 2 £375 - 1
WAP
England

WAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 10 (45.45%) SQL
2 9 (40.91%) Web Services
2 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (36.36%) J2ME
4 7 (31.82%) Apache
4 7 (31.82%) Oracle
4 7 (31.82%) HP
5 6 (27.27%) Apple
5 6 (27.27%) 4G
5 6 (27.27%) Mobile App
6 5 (22.73%) REST
6 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
6 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (22.73%) Apache Ivy
6 5 (22.73%) eggPlant
6 5 (22.73%) SoapUI
6 5 (22.73%) 3G
6 5 (22.73%) Project Management
6 5 (22.73%) Sun
6 5 (22.73%) LoadRunner
6 5 (22.73%) Ant
6 5 (22.73%) SOAP
6 5 (22.73%) Windows
6 5 (22.73%) Toad
6 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
6 5 (22.73%) 2G
6 5 (22.73%) Handset
6 5 (22.73%) Scrum
6 5 (22.73%) Firewall
6 5 (22.73%) Maven

WAP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 7 (31.82%) Apache
2 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.55%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) 4G
2 5 (22.73%) 3G
2 5 (22.73%) 2G
2 5 (22.73%) Firewall
3 4 (18.18%) Network Security
3 4 (18.18%) RTCP
3 4 (18.18%) RTP
3 4 (18.18%) Extranet
3 4 (18.18%) Intranet
4 3 (13.64%) GSM
5 2 (9.09%) LAN
5 2 (9.09%) SMS
5 2 (9.09%) WAN
5 2 (9.09%) Internet
5 2 (9.09%) RFID
6 1 (4.55%) DAB
6 1 (4.55%) IPv6
6 1 (4.55%) HTTP
6 1 (4.55%) GPRS
6 1 (4.55%) SSL
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Apache Ivy
1 5 (22.73%) eggPlant
1 5 (22.73%) SoapUI
1 5 (22.73%) LoadRunner
1 5 (22.73%) Ant
1 5 (22.73%) Toad
1 5 (22.73%) Maven
1 5 (22.73%) JIRA
1 5 (22.73%) Selenium
2 2 (9.09%) Calabash
General
1 4 (18.18%) Marketing
1 4 (18.18%) Banking
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Test Leader
2 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Digital Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Leader
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Mobile Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Network Support
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Network Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) Web Services
2 8 (36.36%) J2ME
3 5 (22.73%) REST
3 5 (22.73%) SOAP
4 4 (18.18%) J2EE
4 4 (18.18%) SyncML
5 2 (9.09%) KML
5 2 (9.09%) Flash
5 2 (9.09%) .NET
5 2 (9.09%) JDBC
5 2 (9.09%) HTML
6 1 (4.55%) WML
6 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Mobile App
2 5 (22.73%) Handset
3 4 (18.18%) GIS
3 4 (18.18%) iDTV
3 4 (18.18%) New Media
3 4 (18.18%) Social Media
4 2 (9.09%) iPhone
4 2 (9.09%) Device Driver
4 2 (9.09%) N-Tier
4 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
4 2 (9.09%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.55%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Android
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Windows CE
3 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
2 5 (22.73%) Project Management
2 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
2 5 (22.73%) Scrum
2 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Time Management
3 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (18.18%) Information Security
3 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 4 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 2 (9.09%) Data Architecture
4 2 (9.09%) Data Security
4 2 (9.09%) E-business
4 2 (9.09%) Network Architecture
4 2 (9.09%) Change Control
4 2 (9.09%) Marketing Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) CCNA
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) CCNP
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) CISSP
3 1 (4.55%) MCSE
3 1 (4.55%) MCSA
3 1 (4.55%) CCSA
3 1 (4.55%) CISM
3 1 (4.55%) JNCIA
3 1 (4.55%) MCITP
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
2 3 (13.64%) WCAG
2 3 (13.64%) WAI
3 2 (9.09%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (9.09%) Puppet
2 2 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.55%) SCOrch
3 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.55%) WSUS
3 1 (4.55%) SCCM
3 1 (4.55%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Oracle
1 7 (31.82%) HP
2 6 (27.27%) Apple
3 5 (22.73%) Sun
4 4 (18.18%) ESRI
5 3 (13.64%) VMware
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.09%) BMC
6 2 (9.09%) Mapinfo
7 1 (4.55%) Riverbed
7 1 (4.55%) Symantec
7 1 (4.55%) CommVault
7 1 (4.55%) NetApp
7 1 (4.55%) EMC
7 1 (4.55%) Citrix
7 1 (4.55%) IBM
7 1 (4.55%) Mitel