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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Rank 573 571 585
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Contract jobs citing WAP 22 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.013% 0.021%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% 0.046% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £351 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% +29.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £351 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £351 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £351 £270
% change year-on-year
-37.23% +29.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £19.75 - £41.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.15 - £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 - £48.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 - £41.00

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
15617 15211 15394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.71% 28.53% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9909 9790 9471
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 260 364
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 22 August 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 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 22 August 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
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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 -12 21 £375 +6.99% 3
South East +4 10 £218 - 1
London - 10 £375 - 2
Berkshire +11 7 £218 -
Slough +5 5 £215 -
City of London - 2 £375 - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
Scotland - - - -

WAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 19 (40.43%) HP
1 19 (40.43%) Mobile App
2 17 (36.17%) SQL
3 16 (34.04%) 4G
4 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (31.91%) Web Services
5 14 (29.79%) J2ME
5 14 (29.79%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (27.66%) Apache
6 13 (27.66%) Oracle
6 13 (27.66%) Apple
7 12 (25.53%) Windows
8 11 (23.40%) Ant
8 11 (23.40%) SOAP
8 11 (23.40%) GSM
8 11 (23.40%) Toad
8 11 (23.40%) Sun
8 11 (23.40%) LoadRunner
8 11 (23.40%) 3G
8 11 (23.40%) Regression Testing
8 11 (23.40%) 2G
8 11 (23.40%) Handset
8 11 (23.40%) Scrum
8 11 (23.40%) Test Automation
8 11 (23.40%) Manual Testing
8 11 (23.40%) Maven
8 11 (23.40%) JIRA
8 11 (23.40%) Selenium
8 11 (23.40%) REST
8 11 (23.40%) SoapUI

WAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (27.66%) Apache
2 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.26%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.13%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (34.04%) 4G
2 11 (23.40%) GSM
2 11 (23.40%) 3G
2 11 (23.40%) 2G
3 10 (21.28%) Firewall
4 9 (19.15%) GPRS
5 8 (17.02%) UMTS
6 6 (12.77%) IPv6
6 6 (12.77%) Internet
7 5 (10.64%) DAB
7 5 (10.64%) RTCP
7 5 (10.64%) RTP
7 5 (10.64%) WLAN
7 5 (10.64%) SSL
7 5 (10.64%) HTTP
8 4 (8.51%) Network Security
8 4 (8.51%) LTE
8 4 (8.51%) TCP/IP
8 4 (8.51%) WCDMA
8 4 (8.51%) SMS
Development Applications
1 11 (23.40%) Ant
1 11 (23.40%) Toad
1 11 (23.40%) LoadRunner
1 11 (23.40%) Maven
1 11 (23.40%) JIRA
1 11 (23.40%) Selenium
1 11 (23.40%) SoapUI
1 11 (23.40%) eggPlant
1 11 (23.40%) Apache Ivy
2 2 (4.26%) Calabash
General
1 10 (21.28%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.89%) Banking
3 5 (10.64%) Finance
3 5 (10.64%) Marketing
4 4 (8.51%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.13%) Front Office
5 1 (2.13%) Electronics
5 1 (2.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (19.15%) Test Leader
2 8 (17.02%) Network Engineer
2 8 (17.02%) Test Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) QA Leader
4 4 (8.51%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) NOC Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Senior Test Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Security Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Digital Project Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Integration Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Leader
6 2 (4.26%) Network Support
6 2 (4.26%) Data Network Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.91%) Web Services
2 14 (29.79%) J2ME
3 11 (23.40%) SOAP
3 11 (23.40%) REST
4 9 (19.15%) SyncML
4 9 (19.15%) XML
5 6 (12.77%) HTML
6 5 (10.64%) WML
6 5 (10.64%) J2EE
7 3 (6.38%) .NET
8 2 (4.26%) KML
8 2 (4.26%) Flash
8 2 (4.26%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (40.43%) Mobile App
2 11 (23.40%) Handset
3 7 (14.89%) Blackberry
4 5 (10.64%) GIS
4 5 (10.64%) Management Information System
4 5 (10.64%) Mobile Banking
4 5 (10.64%) Smart Meter
5 4 (8.51%) New Media
5 4 (8.51%) Social Media
5 4 (8.51%) iDTV
5 4 (8.51%) Streaming Video
6 3 (6.38%) iPhone
7 2 (4.26%) N-Tier
7 2 (4.26%) Device Driver
8 1 (2.13%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) Windows
2 6 (12.77%) Android
3 4 (8.51%) Apple iOS
3 4 (8.51%) Windows Phone
3 4 (8.51%) bada
3 4 (8.51%) VMS
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.38%) Windows XP
4 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.26%) Windows CE
5 2 (4.26%) UNIX
5 2 (4.26%) Linux
6 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (23.40%) Regression Testing
2 11 (23.40%) Scrum
2 11 (23.40%) Test Automation
2 11 (23.40%) Manual Testing
3 7 (14.89%) Automation Testing
4 6 (12.77%) Fault Management
4 6 (12.77%) Project Management
4 6 (12.77%) Change Management
5 5 (10.64%) Problem Management
6 4 (8.51%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (8.51%) Time Management
6 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2
6 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
6 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.51%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (8.51%) Information Security
7 3 (6.38%) Data Security
7 3 (6.38%) ETL
7 3 (6.38%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) SQL
2 4 (8.51%) Java
3 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (8.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.51%) CCNA
2 4 (8.51%) ISEB
2 4 (8.51%) MCSE
3 3 (6.38%) CCSA
3 3 (6.38%) MCP
3 3 (6.38%) CCNP
4 2 (4.26%) Degree
4 2 (4.26%) CCSE
4 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) CCSP
5 1 (2.13%) CISM
5 1 (2.13%) MCSA
5 1 (2.13%) CISSP
5 1 (2.13%) JNCIA
5 1 (2.13%) MCITP
5 1 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.28%) QA
2 3 (6.38%) WCAG
2 3 (6.38%) WAI
3 2 (4.26%) JTAG
3 2 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) ISA Server
1 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (29.79%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (8.51%) WSUS
3 3 (6.38%) Sysprep
4 2 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.26%) Puppet
4 2 (4.26%) OpenView
4 2 (4.26%) Netcool
5 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.13%) SCCM
5 1 (2.13%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.13%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 19 (40.43%) HP
2 13 (27.66%) Oracle
2 13 (27.66%) Apple
3 11 (23.40%) Sun
4 9 (19.15%) Cisco
5 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
6 5 (10.64%) ESRI
7 4 (8.51%) Symbian
8 3 (6.38%) VMware
8 3 (6.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 3 (6.38%) Huawei
9 2 (4.26%) F5
9 2 (4.26%) Crossbeam
9 2 (4.26%) Nortel
9 2 (4.26%) BMC
9 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.26%) Mapinfo
9 2 (4.26%) Radware
10 1 (2.13%) NetApp
10 1 (2.13%) Symantec
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