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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Rank 597 569 579
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +10
Contract jobs citing WAP 16 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.015% 0.017%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.10% 0.053% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £350 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £350 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - £190
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
15771 15204 15018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 28.99% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10491 9867 8994
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 284 376
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.02 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 24 October 2014.

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 10 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 24 October 2014. 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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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 -19 16 £375 +7.14% 4
London 0 8 £375 +7.14% 1
South East -21 3 £370 - 1
City of London - 2 £375 -
East of England - 1 - -
Scotland - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
Cambridge - - - -

WAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 15 (41.67%) Firewall
2 14 (38.89%) HP
3 12 (33.33%) Cisco
3 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 12 (33.33%) Web Services
4 11 (30.56%) Mobile App
5 10 (27.78%) 4G
5 10 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (22.22%) BIG-IP
6 8 (22.22%) F5
7 7 (19.44%) Apple
7 7 (19.44%) Windows
8 6 (16.67%) GPRS
8 6 (16.67%) GSM
8 6 (16.67%) XML
8 6 (16.67%) SQL
8 6 (16.67%) Internet
8 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (16.67%) Telecoms
8 6 (16.67%) Management Information System
8 6 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (13.89%) Smart Meter
9 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
9 5 (13.89%) REST
9 5 (13.89%) SoapUI
9 5 (13.89%) JIRA
9 5 (13.89%) Selenium
9 5 (13.89%) Problem Management
9 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing

WAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 (13.89%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Project
3 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.11%) Amazon ELB
2 4 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (41.67%) Firewall
2 10 (27.78%) 4G
3 8 (22.22%) BIG-IP
4 6 (16.67%) GPRS
4 6 (16.67%) GSM
4 6 (16.67%) Internet
5 5 (13.89%) HTTP
5 5 (13.89%) DNS
5 5 (13.89%) SSL
5 5 (13.89%) IPv6
5 5 (13.89%) UMTS
5 5 (13.89%) WAN
5 5 (13.89%) DAB
5 5 (13.89%) 2G
5 5 (13.89%) Network Security
5 5 (13.89%) 3G
6 4 (11.11%) TACACS
6 4 (11.11%) Wireless
6 4 (11.11%) IPsec
6 4 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Ant
1 5 (13.89%) Toad
1 5 (13.89%) LoadRunner
1 5 (13.89%) Maven
1 5 (13.89%) JIRA
1 5 (13.89%) Selenium
1 5 (13.89%) SoapUI
1 5 (13.89%) Apache Ivy
1 5 (13.89%) eggPlant
2 1 (2.78%) Calabash
General
1 6 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.89%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Electronics
4 1 (2.78%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Test Leader
3 5 (13.89%) Test Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Data Network Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) QA Leader
5 3 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Service Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Network Support
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Network Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) Web Services
2 6 (16.67%) XML
3 5 (13.89%) J2ME
3 5 (13.89%) WML
3 5 (13.89%) SOAP
3 5 (13.89%) REST
4 2 (5.56%) SyncML
5 1 (2.78%) HTML
5 1 (2.78%) .NET
5 1 (2.78%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Mobile App
2 6 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 5 (13.89%) Handset
3 5 (13.89%) Smart Meter
3 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.33%) FMCG
5 2 (5.56%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.78%) DTV
6 1 (2.78%) GIS
6 1 (2.78%) Streaming Video
6 1 (2.78%) iPhone
6 1 (2.78%) Social Media
6 1 (2.78%) New Media
6 1 (2.78%) iDTV
6 1 (2.78%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Windows
2 4 (11.11%) UNIX
3 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (8.33%) Linux
3 3 (8.33%) Windows XP
3 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.78%) bada
4 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Phone
4 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (2.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (13.89%) Scrum
2 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
2 5 (13.89%) Problem Management
2 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
2 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
2 5 (13.89%) Test Planning
3 4 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (11.11%) Network Management
3 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 4 (11.11%) Fault Management
3 4 (11.11%) Project Management
3 4 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (11.11%) Information Security
4 3 (8.33%) Logistics
4 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.33%) Change Management
4 3 (8.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (13.89%) CCSA
2 5 (13.89%) CCNA
3 4 (11.11%) MCSE
3 4 (11.11%) CCSP
3 4 (11.11%) CCNP
3 4 (11.11%) CCSE
3 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (11.11%) Degree
4 3 (8.33%) MCP
4 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (8.33%) ISEB
5 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.78%) CISSP
6 1 (2.78%) CISM
6 1 (2.78%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
2 3 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.33%) ISA Server
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (11.11%) Puppet
2 4 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (11.11%) OpenView
2 4 (11.11%) Netcool
3 3 (8.33%) WSUS
3 3 (8.33%) Sysprep
4 1 (2.78%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.78%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) HP
2 12 (33.33%) Cisco
2 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (22.22%) F5
4 7 (19.44%) Apple
5 5 (13.89%) Sun
5 5 (13.89%) Oracle
6 4 (11.11%) Nortel
6 4 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 4 (11.11%) Radware
6 4 (11.11%) Crossbeam
7 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds
7 2 (5.56%) Infoblox
7 2 (5.56%) VMware
7 2 (5.56%) Blue Coat
7 2 (5.56%) Juniper
7 2 (5.56%) BMC
8 1 (2.78%) SAP
8 1 (2.78%) Symbian
8 1 (2.78%) ESRI