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 2 December 2016 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Rank 619 632 621
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -11
Contract jobs citing WAP 9 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.023% 0.029%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.058% 0.081% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 10
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £320 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £419 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
-14.47% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Median hourly rate £13.25 £14.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.16% +5.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £16.75 -
% change year-on-year
-25.37% -

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
15552 16010 15529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.00% 28.82% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10727 11153 10582
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 264 169
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.48 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.73% +7.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £20.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £51.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 2 December 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 12 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 2 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +8 9 £400 +1.91%
London -1 6 £475 +26.66%
South East +20 1 - -
Surrey +17 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
City of London - 1 £475 -
Nottingham - 1 £325 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Staines - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £325 -

WAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, 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 (44.44%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) SAML
2 6 (33.33%) SMTP
2 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 6 (33.33%) Wireless
2 6 (33.33%) CESG
2 6 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (27.78%) COBIT
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) CRAMM
3 5 (27.78%) AirMagnet
3 5 (27.78%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (27.78%) Finance
3 5 (27.78%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (22.22%) BCP
4 4 (22.22%) Project Management
4 4 (22.22%) Security Operations
4 4 (22.22%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (22.22%) Security Architecture
4 4 (22.22%) Data Loss Prevention
5 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) Business Continuity
5 3 (16.67%) Degree
5 3 (16.67%) CISSP
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (11.11%) SAN
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.11%) UMTS

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 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) GNU Octave
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) IaaS
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) SMTP
1 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 6 (33.33%) Wireless
2 2 (11.11%) 3G
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (11.11%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) GPRS
2 2 (11.11%) GSM
2 2 (11.11%) LTE
2 2 (11.11%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) UMTS
3 1 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) NAS
3 1 (5.56%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
3 1 (5.56%) VoIP
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
3 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Site Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Security Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Field Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) IT Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) IT Security Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Security Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support
5 1 (5.56%) Senior IT Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior IT Support
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Server Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior VMware Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) SAML
2 1 (5.56%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) CESG
2 4 (22.22%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (11.11%) Clustering
3 2 (11.11%) Handset
4 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.56%) CMDB
4 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) Replication
4 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Continuous Delivery
2 5 (27.78%) CRAMM
2 5 (27.78%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (22.22%) BCP
3 4 (22.22%) Data Loss Prevention
3 4 (22.22%) Project Management
3 4 (22.22%) Security Architecture
3 4 (22.22%) Security Operations
4 3 (16.67%) Business Continuity
5 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Change Management
6 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.56%) Information Management
6 1 (5.56%) IT Governance
6 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (16.67%) CISSP
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
1 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) CCNA
2 2 (11.11%) MCSE
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.56%) CCNP
3 1 (5.56%) MCP
3 1 (5.56%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) COBIT
2 2 (11.11%) QA
3 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco
2 5 (27.78%) AirMagnet
3 2 (11.11%) BT
3 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
4 1 (5.56%) F5
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) NetApp
4 1 (5.56%) Palo Alto
4 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.56%) Sophos
4 1 (5.56%) Symantec
4 1 (5.56%) VMware