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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Rank 403 399 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing WAP 3 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.013% 0.030% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.041% 0.096% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate
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- £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £400 £304
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +31.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.75 -
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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
7353 7318 7703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.24% 31.03% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5349 5212 5550
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 45 75
Average hourly rate £27.66 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.53% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.50 £53.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

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 30 July 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 2 (33.33%) MySQL
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) OO
1 2 (33.33%) Apache
1 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (33.33%) GPRS
1 2 (33.33%) GSM
1 2 (33.33%) UMTS
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
1 2 (33.33%) 3G
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) BT
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 2 (33.33%) Handset
1 2 (33.33%) Scrum
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) TDD
1 2 (33.33%) Pair Programming
1 2 (33.33%) Content Management
1 2 (33.33%) Ruby
1 2 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails

WAP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (33.33%) Apache
1 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (16.67%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) GPRS
1 2 (33.33%) GSM
1 2 (33.33%) UMTS
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
1 2 (33.33%) 3G
1 2 (33.33%) LTE
2 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
1 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (33.33%) Redis
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) RSpec
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Field Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Front-End Developer
2 1 (16.67%) PMO Lead
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (33.33%) HTML5
1 2 (33.33%) CSS3
1 2 (33.33%) Backbone.js
1 2 (33.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Handset
1 2 (33.33%) RIA
1 2 (33.33%) iPhone
2 1 (16.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Scrum
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) TDD
1 2 (33.33%) Pair Programming
1 2 (33.33%) Content Management
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 2 (33.33%) Open Source
1 2 (33.33%) BDD
1 2 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) BT