The table below looks at the statistics for WAP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAP over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
UK
Rank 583 624 593
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -31
Contract jobs citing WAP 4 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.012% 0.028%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.029% 0.042% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 7
Median daily rate £370 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £290 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £380 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate - £313 £313
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
13869 14440 13865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.92% 28.89% 27.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9525 9991 9330
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 254 186
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £22.30 £20.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £57.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%

WAP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WAP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAP within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +30 4 £370 +0.33% 2
London +12 3 £370 -4.51%
Ruislip - 1 £265 -
City of London - 1 £475 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

WAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WAP.

1 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 7 (58.33%) Wireless
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) AirMagnet
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (16.67%) SAN
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) CCNA
5 2 (16.67%) 3G
5 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) MCSE
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) GPRS
5 2 (16.67%) GSM
5 2 (16.67%) UMTS
5 2 (16.67%) LTE
5 2 (16.67%) Clustering
5 2 (16.67%) QA
5 2 (16.67%) SCCM
5 2 (16.67%) Handset
5 2 (16.67%) BT
5 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (16.67%) Firewall
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (16.67%) Office 365
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012

WAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) IaaS
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Wireless
2 2 (16.67%) 3G
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) GPRS
2 2 (16.67%) GSM
2 2 (16.67%) LTE
2 2 (16.67%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) UMTS
3 1 (8.33%) Internet
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) NAS
3 1 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (8.33%) VoIP
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (8.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Site Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Field Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Field Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Product Owner
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior IT Support
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
1 2 (16.67%) Handset
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (8.33%) Change Control
1 1 (8.33%) Change Management
1 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (8.33%) Fault Analysis
1 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 1 (8.33%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) CCNA
2 2 (16.67%) MCSE
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (8.33%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) MCP
3 1 (8.33%) MCSD
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) AirMagnet
3 2 (16.67%) BT
3 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
4 1 (8.33%) F5
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) NetApp
4 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto
4 1 (8.33%) Sophos
4 1 (8.33%) Symantec
4 1 (8.33%) VMware