The table below looks at the statistics for WAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough 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 31 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing WAP 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.83% 0.78% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.95% 2.63% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£215 - -
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
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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 Slough region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
84 76 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 30.77% 29.80% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 35 23
Average daily rate £330 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

WAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAP across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WAP Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

WAP
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAP across the Slough region.

WAP Daily Rate Trend in Slough

WAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) HP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (60.00%) DAB
3 3 (60.00%) Internet
3 3 (60.00%) SSL
3 3 (60.00%) IPv6
3 3 (60.00%) WML
3 3 (60.00%) XML
3 3 (60.00%) GPRS
3 3 (60.00%) GSM
3 3 (60.00%) UMTS
3 3 (60.00%) HTTP
3 3 (60.00%) Smart Meter
3 3 (60.00%) 4G
4 2 (40.00%) F5
4 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (40.00%) tcpdump
4 2 (40.00%) Network Management
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (40.00%) Radware
4 2 (40.00%) CCSA
4 2 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (40.00%) CCSE
4 2 (40.00%) BIG-IP

WAP
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DAB
1 3 (60.00%) UMTS
1 3 (60.00%) HTTP
1 3 (60.00%) SSL
1 3 (60.00%) IPv6
1 3 (60.00%) Internet
1 3 (60.00%) GPRS
1 3 (60.00%) GSM
1 3 (60.00%) 4G
2 2 (40.00%) SMS
2 2 (40.00%) TACACS
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) BIG-IP
2 2 (40.00%) Nortel Alteon
2 2 (40.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco PIX
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (40.00%) tcpdump
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Data Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) WML
1 3 (60.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (60.00%) Smart Meter
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (20.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
1 2 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
1 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (40.00%) Release Management
1 2 (40.00%) Fault Management
1 2 (40.00%) Network Management
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) CCSA
2 2 (40.00%) CCSE
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (40.00%) CCSP
2 2 (40.00%) CCNP
2 2 (40.00%) CCNA
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) OpenView
1 2 (40.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) HP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Nortel
2 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (40.00%) Radware
2 2 (40.00%) Crossbeam
2 2 (40.00%) F5
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) SAP