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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Rank 613 589 569
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -20
Contract jobs citing WAP 7 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.040% 0.020%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.045% 0.14% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 4
Average daily rate
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£369 £400 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% +31.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £215 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £500 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £400 £304
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +31.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.75 -

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
15587 15227 14467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 27.86% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10478 9801 9188
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 225 284
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 8 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 31 July 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 -37 7 £369 +8.61% 1
London -7 3 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 £313 -
Nottingham - 2 £313 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £313 -
Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Leeds - 1 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £425 -

WAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (30.00%) HTML
1 3 (30.00%) Java
1 3 (30.00%) MySQL
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (30.00%) Internet
1 3 (30.00%) 3G
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) Android
1 3 (30.00%) iPhone
2 2 (20.00%) LTE
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (20.00%) HTML5
2 2 (20.00%) Heroku
2 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (20.00%) BDD
2 2 (20.00%) Network Management
2 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (20.00%) RSpec
2 2 (20.00%) Open Source
2 2 (20.00%) F5
2 2 (20.00%) CSS3
2 2 (20.00%) Backbone.js
2 2 (20.00%) Redis
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum

WAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (30.00%) Internet
1 3 (30.00%) 3G
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (20.00%) LTE
2 2 (20.00%) VPN
2 2 (20.00%) HTTP
2 2 (20.00%) GPRS
2 2 (20.00%) GSM
2 2 (20.00%) UMTS
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) LDAP
3 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MySQL
2 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (20.00%) Redis
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) Informix
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) RSpec
1 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (10.00%) Redmine
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Games
2 1 (10.00%) Online Betting
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Developer
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Field Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) PMO Lead
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Network Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Network Support
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Support
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 2 (20.00%) SOAP
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (20.00%) HTML5
2 2 (20.00%) CSS3
2 2 (20.00%) Backbone.js
2 2 (20.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) iPhone
2 2 (20.00%) Handset
2 2 (20.00%) RIA
3 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (10.00%) FMCG
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX
1 3 (30.00%) Android
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) SUSE
3 1 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) TDD
2 2 (20.00%) Pair Programming
2 2 (20.00%) Content Management
2 2 (20.00%) OO
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (20.00%) Open Source
2 2 (20.00%) BDD
2 2 (20.00%) Network Management
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) UML
3 1 (10.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) SDLC
3 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCNP
1 2 (20.00%) CCNA
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco
1 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (20.00%) BT
1 2 (20.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat