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 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Rank 569 549 529
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -20
Contract jobs citing WAP 14 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.008% 0.022%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.10% 0.031% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.69% +22.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £403 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £427 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-21.87% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
UK excluding London average 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
13821 12977 12603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.08% 26.94% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9280 8153 7957
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 267 323
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £14.03 £19.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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
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 27 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 January 2015. 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
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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 -8 14 £313 -24.69% 4
London -2 5 £363 -15.69% 1
East Midlands - 5 £313 - 1
Berkshire +5 3 £315 -
South East -2 3 £315 -21.25%
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Worthing - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Gosport - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Lincoln - - - -

WAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 18 (64.29%) Firewall
2 15 (53.57%) F5
3 13 (46.43%) Cisco
4 12 (42.86%) CCNA
4 12 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (39.29%) CheckPoint
5 11 (39.29%) CCNP
5 11 (39.29%) Network Management
5 11 (39.29%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (35.71%) BIG-IP
7 8 (28.57%) WAN
8 7 (25.00%) CCSA
8 7 (25.00%) Blue Coat
8 7 (25.00%) Network Security
8 7 (25.00%) Mobile App
9 6 (21.43%) tcpdump
9 6 (21.43%) Cisco PIX
9 6 (21.43%) CCSE
9 6 (21.43%) Nortel Alteon
9 6 (21.43%) Wireshark
9 6 (21.43%) Crossbeam
9 6 (21.43%) Fault Management
9 6 (21.43%) Change Management
9 6 (21.43%) Radware
9 6 (21.43%) TACACS
9 6 (21.43%) OpenView
9 6 (21.43%) HP
9 6 (21.43%) Nortel
9 6 (21.43%) Netcool
9 6 (21.43%) CCSP

WAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 1 (3.57%) CMS
1 1 (3.57%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (14.29%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 18 (64.29%) Firewall
2 11 (39.29%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (35.71%) BIG-IP
4 8 (28.57%) WAN
5 7 (25.00%) Network Security
6 6 (21.43%) tcpdump
6 6 (21.43%) Cisco PIX
6 6 (21.43%) Nortel Alteon
6 6 (21.43%) Wireshark
6 6 (21.43%) TACACS
6 6 (21.43%) SMS
7 5 (17.86%) LAN
7 5 (17.86%) VPN
7 5 (17.86%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (14.29%) VLAN
8 4 (14.29%) IPsec
9 3 (10.71%) Wireless
9 3 (10.71%) GPRS
9 3 (10.71%) GSM
10 2 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Publishing
2 1 (3.57%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Network Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Security Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Data Network Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Service Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Test Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Wireless Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Field Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Network Support
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) SyncML
2 1 (3.57%) J2ME
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.71%) Handset
3 3 (10.71%) FMCG
4 2 (7.14%) Statistics
4 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
4 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.57%) Streaming Video
5 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.57%) iPhone
5 1 (3.57%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) UNIX
2 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (3.57%) Android
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Phone
3 1 (3.57%) webOS
3 1 (3.57%) bada
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Network Management
2 6 (21.43%) Fault Management
2 6 (21.43%) Change Management
3 4 (14.29%) Release Management
3 4 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 4 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 4 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (10.71%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (10.71%) Information Security
4 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (10.71%) Logistics
4 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.71%) Financial Modelling
5 2 (7.14%) Network Architecture
5 2 (7.14%) Change Control
6 1 (3.57%) Process Management
6 1 (3.57%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) Java
2 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) CCNA
1 12 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (39.29%) CCNP
3 7 (25.00%) CCSA
4 6 (21.43%) CCSE
4 6 (21.43%) CCSP
5 5 (17.86%) Degree
6 1 (3.57%) CISM
6 1 (3.57%) ISEB
6 1 (3.57%) CISSP
6 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.57%) MCSE
6 1 (3.57%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) SLA
2 2 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) OpenView
1 6 (21.43%) Netcool
2 3 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (10.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) F5
2 13 (46.43%) Cisco
3 11 (39.29%) CheckPoint
4 7 (25.00%) Blue Coat
5 6 (21.43%) Crossbeam
5 6 (21.43%) Radware
5 6 (21.43%) HP
5 6 (21.43%) Nortel
6 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
7 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds
7 2 (7.14%) Infoblox
7 2 (7.14%) BT
7 2 (7.14%) Juniper
8 1 (3.57%) BMC
8 1 (3.57%) Apple
8 1 (3.57%) VMware
8 1 (3.57%) Symbian
8 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.57%) Sitecore