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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Rank 645 635 625
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -10
Contract jobs citing WAP 10 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.033% 0.022%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.061% 0.12% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 7
Median daily rate £538 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.09% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £335 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £708 £425 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £413 £295
% change year-on-year
-21.21% +39.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 0
Median hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 -
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -

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
16487 16147 15691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.72% 28.22% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11418 11124 10198
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 302 177
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.49 £17.20 £17.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £71.00
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 26 September 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 13 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 26 September 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 +3 10 £538 +31.09% 1
London -5 7 £750 +100.00% 1
West Yorkshire +10 1 - -
Surrey +8 1 - -
Yorkshire +8 1 - -
South East +8 1 - -
Leeds +4 1 - -
East Midlands -5 1 £325 +4.00%
Nottingham -11 1 £325 +4.00%
Nottinghamshire -14 1 £325 +4.00%
Sheffield - 1 - -
Staines - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -

WAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 10 (41.67%) Cisco
2 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
2 7 (29.17%) Wireless
3 6 (25.00%) SMTP
3 6 (25.00%) SAML
3 6 (25.00%) CESG
3 6 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (20.83%) COBIT
4 5 (20.83%) CRAMM
4 5 (20.83%) AirMagnet
4 5 (20.83%) Finance
4 5 (20.83%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (20.83%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (16.67%) Security Operations
5 4 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
5 4 (16.67%) Migration
5 4 (16.67%) BCP
5 4 (16.67%) Project Management
5 4 (16.67%) Security Architecture
5 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity
6 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 3 (12.50%) CCNA
6 3 (12.50%) HP
6 3 (12.50%) CISSP
6 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification

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 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) GNU Octave
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (4.17%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (4.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
1 7 (29.17%) Wireless
2 6 (25.00%) SMTP
3 2 (8.33%) 3G
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (8.33%) Firewall
3 2 (8.33%) GPRS
3 2 (8.33%) GSM
3 2 (8.33%) LTE
3 2 (8.33%) UMTS
4 1 (4.17%) Broadband
4 1 (4.17%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (4.17%) Internet
4 1 (4.17%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (4.17%) RTP
4 1 (4.17%) SMPP
4 1 (4.17%) Value-Added Service
4 1 (4.17%) VPN
4 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Axure RP
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Billing
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Site Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Consultant
2 4 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Security Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) IT Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) IT Security Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Security Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Wireless Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Business Architect
5 1 (4.17%) CISSP Architect
5 1 (4.17%) CISSP Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Field Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) SOC Architect
5 1 (4.17%) SOC Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) VAS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) SAML
2 1 (4.17%) CSS
2 1 (4.17%) Flash
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
2 1 (4.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) CESG
2 4 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (8.33%) Handset
3 2 (8.33%) User Experience
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Clustering
4 1 (4.17%) CMDB
4 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.17%) Graphic Design
4 1 (4.17%) iPhone
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (20.83%) Continuous Delivery
2 5 (20.83%) CRAMM
2 5 (20.83%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.67%) BCP
3 4 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
3 4 (16.67%) Migration
3 4 (16.67%) Project Management
3 4 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 4 (16.67%) Security Operations
4 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity
5 2 (8.33%) Change Control
5 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL
5 2 (8.33%) TOGAF
6 1 (4.17%) IT Governance
6 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.17%) Network Management
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) C#
1 2 (8.33%) Java
1 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) CCNA
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (12.50%) CISSP
1 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) MCSA
2 2 (8.33%) MCSE
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) COBIT
2 2 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Cisco
2 5 (20.83%) AirMagnet
3 3 (12.50%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) Aruba
4 2 (8.33%) BT
4 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.17%) Adobe
5 1 (4.17%) Agilent
5 1 (4.17%) Avaya
5 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) Dell
5 1 (4.17%) F5
5 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto
5 1 (4.17%) Redknee
5 1 (4.17%) Ruckus Wireless
5 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.17%) Xura
5 1 (4.17%) ZyXEL