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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Rank 613 597 583
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -14
Contract jobs citing WAP 12 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.034% 0.017%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.072% 0.12% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 1
Average daily rate
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£369 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +6.99%
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £218 £351
% change year-on-year
+69.54% -37.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £19.75 -
% change year-on-year
-34.17% -

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
16607 15856 15326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.97% 28.03% 29.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11290 10074 9835
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 222 265
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 13 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 1 September 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 -19 12 £369 -1.66% 3
London -6 5 - - 2
South East -29 4 - - 1
Berkshire -10 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 - -
Reading -9 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £313 -
Leeds - 1 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £313 -
Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
East Midlands - 1 £313 -
Newbury - 1 - -

WAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (43.75%) Java
3 6 (37.50%) GPRS
3 6 (37.50%) GSM
3 6 (37.50%) UMTS
3 6 (37.50%) Handset
3 6 (37.50%) QA
3 6 (37.50%) LTE
4 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
4 5 (31.25%) 3G
5 4 (25.00%) Firewall
5 4 (25.00%) Wireless
5 4 (25.00%) BT
5 4 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) Android
6 3 (18.75%) iPhone
6 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 3 (18.75%) Apache
6 3 (18.75%) MySQL
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 3 (18.75%) HTML
6 3 (18.75%) UNIX
6 3 (18.75%) Internet
6 3 (18.75%) VPN
7 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco
7 2 (12.50%) CCNP
7 2 (12.50%) CCNA
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification

WAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3 (18.75%) Apache
2 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.25%) CMS
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) GPRS
1 6 (37.50%) GSM
1 6 (37.50%) UMTS
1 6 (37.50%) LTE
2 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
2 5 (31.25%) 3G
3 4 (25.00%) Firewall
3 4 (25.00%) Wireless
4 3 (18.75%) VPN
4 3 (18.75%) Internet
5 2 (12.50%) VoLTE
5 2 (12.50%) LAN
5 2 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (12.50%) HTTP
6 1 (6.25%) LDAP
6 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (6.25%) 2G
6 1 (6.25%) VLAN
6 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) MySQL
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 2 (12.50%) Redis
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Informix
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) RSpec
1 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.25%) Redmine
General
1 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Back Office
3 1 (6.25%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Field Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Back Office Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) PMO Lead
3 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Network Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Network Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Deployment Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
2 2 (12.50%) SOAP
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (12.50%) HTML5
2 2 (12.50%) CSS3
2 2 (12.50%) Backbone.js
2 2 (12.50%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Handset
2 3 (18.75%) iPhone
3 2 (12.50%) RIA
4 1 (6.25%) Data Integration
4 1 (6.25%) FMCG
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.25%) HP Storage
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) UNIX
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Android
3 2 (12.50%) Solaris
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) SUSE
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (12.50%) TDD
2 2 (12.50%) Pair Programming
2 2 (12.50%) Content Management
2 2 (12.50%) OO
2 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 2 (12.50%) Open Source
2 2 (12.50%) BDD
2 2 (12.50%) Network Management
2 2 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) UML
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
3 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) SDLC
3 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) CRM
3 1 (6.25%) ERP
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) Ruby
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) PHP
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) CCNP
1 2 (12.50%) CCNA
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) XenApp
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) BT
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Blue Coat
3 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 2 (12.50%) F5
4 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
4 1 (6.25%) ProCurve
4 1 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat