The table below looks at the statistics for WAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAP over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Rank 245 261 241
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -20
Contract jobs citing WAP 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.012% 0.021% 0.023%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.046% 0.086% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £350 £255 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.25% -36.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £313 £400
% change year-on-year
-14.40% -21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2180 2321 2013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.46% 24.32% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1460 1326 1088
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 54 65
Average hourly rate £46.25 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.16% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £57.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

WAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

WAP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

WAP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

WAP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

WAP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAP across the South East region.

WAP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

WAP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAP within the South East region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Berkshire +7 1 £350 +37.25% 1
WAP
England

WAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (77.78%) Wireless
2 5 (55.56%) Project Management
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
3 4 (44.44%) VPN
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) DV Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) Aruba
4 3 (33.33%) DBS Check
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (33.33%) WSUS
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) DHCP
4 3 (33.33%) DNS
4 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) HNC
4 3 (33.33%) HND
5 2 (22.22%) MCP
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) Linux

WAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (22.22%) Apache
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) Wireless
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) VPN
2 4 (44.44%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (33.33%) DHCP
3 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) LAN
5 1 (11.11%) FTP
5 1 (11.11%) HTTP
5 1 (11.11%) HTTPS
5 1 (11.11%) Intranet
5 1 (11.11%) IPv6
5 1 (11.11%) LDAP
5 1 (11.11%) SAN
5 1 (11.11%) SSH
5 1 (11.11%) SSL
5 1 (11.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) IT Manager
2 2 (22.22%) IT Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Deployment Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Field Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL Service Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Network Field Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Support
3 1 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Service Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 1 (11.11%) HP Storage
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Solaris
4 1 (11.11%) Unix
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
4 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Project Management
2 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) High Availability
4 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
5 1 (11.11%) Change Management
5 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 1 (11.11%) Information Security
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
5 1 (11.11%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) DV Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) DBS Check
2 3 (33.33%) HNC
2 3 (33.33%) HND
3 2 (22.22%) MCP
3 2 (22.22%) MCSE
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) ISA Server
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) WSUS
2 2 (22.22%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Aruba
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) ProCurve
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat