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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Rank 407 417 381
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -36
Contract jobs citing WAP 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.027% 0.008% 0.010%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.089% 0.028% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
6744 7049 6496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.86% 29.62% 31.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5124 5077 4723
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 55 69
Average hourly rate £37.25 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £77.50 £48.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -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
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 December 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 29 December 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 7 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (35.71%) Web Services
2 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (28.57%) Network Security
3 4 (28.57%) Puppet
3 4 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) Information Security
4 3 (21.43%) Wireless
4 3 (21.43%) IPsec
4 3 (21.43%) Handset
4 3 (21.43%) VLAN
4 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
4 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) GPRS
4 3 (21.43%) GSM
4 3 (21.43%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (21.43%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (21.43%) F5
4 3 (21.43%) BIG-IP
5 2 (14.29%) Network Architecture
5 2 (14.29%) Change Control
5 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (14.29%) BMC
5 2 (14.29%) Apple
5 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (14.29%) LAN

WAP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 1 (7.14%) CMS
1 1 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (28.57%) Network Security
3 3 (21.43%) Wireless
3 3 (21.43%) IPsec
3 3 (21.43%) BIG-IP
3 3 (21.43%) VLAN
3 3 (21.43%) GPRS
3 3 (21.43%) GSM
4 2 (14.29%) LAN
4 2 (14.29%) UMTS
4 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (14.29%) WAN
5 1 (7.14%) DNS
5 1 (7.14%) Internet
5 1 (7.14%) WLAN
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Field Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Security Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Wireless Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Support
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Network Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) J2ME
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Handset
2 1 (7.14%) iPhone
2 1 (7.14%) iPad
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
3 1 (7.14%) Android
3 1 (7.14%) webOS
3 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Information Security
1 4 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
3 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 2 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) Change Control
3 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Usability Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Load Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Web Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) System Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) CCNA
1 1 (7.14%) CISSP
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.14%) CISM
1 1 (7.14%) CCSA
1 1 (7.14%) JNCIA
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Puppet
1 4 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) F5
3 2 (14.29%) BMC
3 2 (14.29%) Apple
3 2 (14.29%) BT
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
4 1 (7.14%) Sitecore
4 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
4 1 (7.14%) Infoblox
4 1 (7.14%) Symantec
4 1 (7.14%) Juniper
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco