The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Rank 555 543 571
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +28
Contract jobs citing WAP 33 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.027% 0.023%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.10% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 4
Average daily rate £400 £316 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.48% -15.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £333 £425
% change year-on-year
+20.30% -21.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 - £13.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 - £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 - £13.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15092 12752 15272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.79% 26.68% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9721 7959 9018
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 359 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 17 April 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 14 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -17 27 £375 +30.43% 2
South East -10 11 £318 +4.52%
South Wales - 4 £400 -
Wales - 4 £400 -
Cardiff - 4 £400 -
Fareham - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Cheddar - - - -
South West - - - -
East of England - - - -

WAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 16 (42.11%) SQL
2 14 (36.84%) Oracle
2 14 (36.84%) J2ME
2 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (36.84%) Mobile App
3 13 (34.21%) Apache
3 13 (34.21%) Web Services
4 11 (28.95%) HP
4 11 (28.95%) Handset
4 11 (28.95%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (28.95%) QA
5 10 (26.32%) 4G
5 10 (26.32%) REST
5 10 (26.32%) Apple
5 10 (26.32%) SOAP
6 9 (23.68%) Ant
6 9 (23.68%) LoadRunner
6 9 (23.68%) VMS
6 9 (23.68%) TCP/IP
6 9 (23.68%) Toad
6 9 (23.68%) Sun
6 9 (23.68%) Scrum
6 9 (23.68%) Telecoms
6 9 (23.68%) 2G
6 9 (23.68%) Maven
6 9 (23.68%) 3G
6 9 (23.68%) SS7
6 9 (23.68%) INAP
6 9 (23.68%) Regression Testing
6 9 (23.68%) SoapUI

WAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (34.21%) Apache
2 4 (10.53%) WebLogic
3 3 (7.89%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.63%) Lync
4 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) 4G
2 9 (23.68%) TCP/IP
2 9 (23.68%) 3G
2 9 (23.68%) INAP
2 9 (23.68%) 2G
2 9 (23.68%) SS7
3 8 (21.05%) GSM
4 6 (15.79%) Intranet
4 6 (15.79%) Extranet
4 6 (15.79%) RTCP
4 6 (15.79%) RTP
5 4 (10.53%) UMTS
5 4 (10.53%) SMS
5 4 (10.53%) GPRS
6 3 (7.89%) Firewall
7 2 (5.26%) RFID
7 2 (5.26%) LTE
7 2 (5.26%) 3GPP
7 2 (5.26%) WLAN
7 2 (5.26%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Ant
1 9 (23.68%) Toad
1 9 (23.68%) LoadRunner
1 9 (23.68%) Maven
1 9 (23.68%) JIRA
1 9 (23.68%) Selenium
1 9 (23.68%) SoapUI
1 9 (23.68%) Apache Ivy
1 9 (23.68%) eggPlant
2 1 (2.63%) Calabash
General
1 9 (23.68%) Telecoms
2 8 (21.05%) Banking
3 7 (18.42%) Finance
4 5 (13.16%) Marketing
5 2 (5.26%) Front Office
5 2 (5.26%) Multimedia
6 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) NOC Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) QA Leader
2 6 (15.79%) Project Manager
3 5 (13.16%) Digital Project Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Test Leader
5 3 (7.89%) Technical Leader
5 3 (7.89%) Test Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Applications Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Online Project Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Digital Project Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Mobile Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (36.84%) J2ME
2 13 (34.21%) Web Services
3 10 (26.32%) SOAP
3 10 (26.32%) REST
4 7 (18.42%) SyncML
5 6 (15.79%) HTML
5 6 (15.79%) J2EE
6 4 (10.53%) JDBC
7 3 (7.89%) XML
7 3 (7.89%) .NET
8 2 (5.26%) Flash
8 2 (5.26%) KML
9 1 (2.63%) Java EE 5
9 1 (2.63%) JPA
9 1 (2.63%) EJB 3.0
9 1 (2.63%) JMX
9 1 (2.63%) MIDP
9 1 (2.63%) JSF
9 1 (2.63%) JTA
9 1 (2.63%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (36.84%) Mobile App
2 11 (28.95%) Handset
3 6 (15.79%) iDTV
3 6 (15.79%) Blackberry
3 6 (15.79%) Mobile Banking
3 6 (15.79%) New Media
4 5 (13.16%) Social Media
4 5 (13.16%) GIS
5 4 (10.53%) N-Tier
5 4 (10.53%) iPhone
6 2 (5.26%) Streaming Video
6 2 (5.26%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) VMS
2 6 (15.79%) Windows
3 5 (13.16%) Android
4 2 (5.26%) bada
4 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Phone
4 2 (5.26%) Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Windows CE
5 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.68%) Regression Testing
2 9 (23.68%) Manual Testing
2 9 (23.68%) Test Automation
2 9 (23.68%) Scrum
3 8 (21.05%) Fault Management
3 8 (21.05%) Change Management
3 8 (21.05%) Configuration Management
4 5 (13.16%) Project Management
4 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
4 5 (13.16%) Automation Testing
5 4 (10.53%) Time Management
5 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.53%) E-business
6 3 (7.89%) Data Security
6 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
6 3 (7.89%) Performance Management
6 3 (7.89%) Unit Testing
6 3 (7.89%) Marketing Strategy
6 3 (7.89%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) SQL
2 5 (13.16%) Java
3 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) Perl
4 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) CCNP
1 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.63%) MCITP
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) CCNA
2 1 (2.63%) MCP
2 1 (2.63%) MCSE
2 1 (2.63%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.95%) QA
2 5 (13.16%) WCAG
2 5 (13.16%) WAI
3 2 (5.26%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) KVM
Systems Management
1 11 (28.95%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.63%) WSUS
2 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) Oracle
2 11 (28.95%) HP
3 10 (26.32%) Apple
4 9 (23.68%) Sun
5 5 (13.16%) ESRI
6 4 (10.53%) Cisco
7 3 (7.89%) Citrix
7 3 (7.89%) Huawei
7 3 (7.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 2 (5.26%) Mapinfo
8 2 (5.26%) Symbian
8 2 (5.26%) BT
9 1 (2.63%) VMware
9 1 (2.63%) Mitel
9 1 (2.63%) Google
9 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.63%) EMC
9 1 (2.63%) IBM
9 1 (2.63%) Juniper
9 1 (2.63%) CommVault
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Rate: £500 per hour
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