The table below looks at the statistics for WAP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAP over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Rank 647 628 586
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -42
Contract jobs citing WAP 11 3 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.005% 0.059%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.071% 0.020% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 18
Average daily rate £331 £473 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.89% +18.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £385 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £473 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15413 14955 14841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.57% 26.78% 27.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10766 9686 9710
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 202 204
Average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

WAP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

WAP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WAP
Daily Rate Trend

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

WAP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WAP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

WAP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WAP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAP within the UK.

WAP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WAP
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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
England -21 11 £331 -29.89% 3
North West - 3 £200 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £338 - 1
London -6 2 £475 +0.52%
Yorkshire - 2 £363 -
Warwickshire - 2 £338 -
Rugby - 2 £338 -
Leeds - 2 £363 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £363 -
City of London - 2 £475 -
Manchester - 2 £230 -
Kent - 1 £203 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Maidstone - 1 £203 -
Lancashire - 1 £200 -
South East - 1 £203 -

WAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (41.18%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (29.41%) CCNA
3 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL
4 4 (23.53%) Citrix
4 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
4 4 (23.53%) Firewall
4 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
4 4 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (17.65%) Skype for Business
5 3 (17.65%) Unified Communications
5 3 (17.65%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (17.65%) User Experience
5 3 (17.65%) PKI
5 3 (17.65%) Wireless
5 3 (17.65%) HP
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (17.65%) DNS
5 3 (17.65%) CCNP
5 3 (17.65%) MCSE
5 3 (17.65%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (17.65%) SmoothWall
5 3 (17.65%) Web Filtering
6 2 (11.76%) Typography
6 2 (11.76%) Graphic Design
6 2 (11.76%) MCSA
6 2 (11.76%) Flash

WAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 3 (17.65%) Skype for Business
3 2 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.88%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
1 2 (11.76%) OmniGraffle
1 2 (11.76%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.88%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (23.53%) Firewall
2 3 (17.65%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (17.65%) Unified Communications
2 3 (17.65%) Wireless
3 2 (11.76%) Internet
3 2 (11.76%) IP Telephony
3 2 (11.76%) LAN
3 2 (11.76%) Skype
3 2 (11.76%) VPN
4 1 (5.88%) BIG-IP
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (5.88%) EIGRP
4 1 (5.88%) FWSM
4 1 (5.88%) LTE
4 1 (5.88%) Network Security
4 1 (5.88%) SSH
4 1 (5.88%) UMTS
4 1 (5.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Axure RP
General
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Designer
3 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Server Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) UI Designer
3 2 (11.76%) Wireless Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Wireless Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 1 (5.88%) Field Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (5.88%) Mobile Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Web UI Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) CSS
1 2 (11.76%) Flash
1 2 (11.76%) jQuery
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) ODBC
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) PKI
1 3 (17.65%) User Experience
2 2 (11.76%) Graphic Design
2 2 (11.76%) iPhone
2 2 (11.76%) W3C
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Data Integration
3 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.88%) Handset
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
1 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
2 3 (17.65%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (17.65%) Web Filtering
3 2 (11.76%) Capacity Management
3 2 (11.76%) Change Control
3 2 (11.76%) CRM
3 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
3 2 (11.76%) Typography
4 1 (5.88%) Cash Management
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) ERP
4 1 (5.88%) High Availability
4 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C#
1 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
1 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (29.41%) CCNA
3 3 (17.65%) CCNP
3 3 (17.65%) MCSE
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (11.76%) MCSA
5 1 (5.88%) CCIE
5 1 (5.88%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SmoothWall
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
3 4 (23.53%) Citrix
4 3 (17.65%) HP
5 2 (11.76%) Adobe
5 2 (11.76%) Aruba
5 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.88%) BT
6 1 (5.88%) Juniper
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle
6 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.88%) Sage