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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Rank 617 603 578
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -25
Contract jobs citing WAP 7 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.025% 0.016%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.048% 0.094% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 5
Average daily rate £275 £313 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -23.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £278 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £363 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £313 £400
% change year-on-year
-14.40% -21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
14632 13891 13281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.42% 26.89% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10146 9263 8358
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 189 271
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -0.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+17.16% +1.51%

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 10 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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 6 £305 -2.40% 4
London +2 2 £388 +6.89% 2
North West - 2 £260 -
Manchester - 2 £260 -
Berkshire +5 1 £350 +37.25% 1
South West -2 1 - -
South East -5 1 £350 +37.25% 1
Reading - 1 £350 -
Glasgow - 1 £275 -
Scotland - 1 £275 -

WAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 9 (45.00%) Cisco
1 9 (45.00%) Wireless
2 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (35.00%) Firewall
3 6 (30.00%) VPN
3 6 (30.00%) Handset
3 6 (30.00%) QA
4 5 (25.00%) LTE
4 5 (25.00%) BT
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (25.00%) Project Management
4 5 (25.00%) 3G
4 5 (25.00%) Java
4 5 (25.00%) ITIL
4 5 (25.00%) GPRS
4 5 (25.00%) GSM
4 5 (25.00%) Windows
4 5 (25.00%) UMTS
4 5 (25.00%) Driving Licence
5 4 (20.00%) DHCP
5 4 (20.00%) LAN
5 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 4 (20.00%) CCNA
5 4 (20.00%) DNS
5 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (20.00%) Aruba
5 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared

WAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) Wireless
2 7 (35.00%) Firewall
3 6 (30.00%) VPN
4 5 (25.00%) 3G
4 5 (25.00%) GPRS
4 5 (25.00%) GSM
4 5 (25.00%) LTE
4 5 (25.00%) UMTS
5 4 (20.00%) DHCP
5 4 (20.00%) DNS
5 4 (20.00%) LAN
5 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (10.00%) IP Telephony
7 2 (10.00%) IPsec
7 2 (10.00%) MPLS
7 2 (10.00%) SSL
7 2 (10.00%) VoIP
7 2 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Advertising
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Field Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Project Manager
3 5 (25.00%) Field Test Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Test Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (10.00%) IT Manager
5 2 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Deployment Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Service Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) ODBC
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Handset
2 5 (25.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (5.00%) HP Storage
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Solaris
4 1 (5.00%) Unix
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
1 5 (25.00%) Project Management
2 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.00%) High Availability
3 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.00%) Cash Management
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.00%) ERP
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) Information Security
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (5.00%) Procure-to-pay
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (20.00%) CCNA
2 4 (20.00%) DV Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) CCNP
3 3 (15.00%) DBS Check
3 3 (15.00%) HNC
3 3 (15.00%) HND
4 2 (10.00%) MCP
4 2 (10.00%) MCSE
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.00%) CCIE
5 1 (5.00%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) ISA Server
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
3 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) WSUS
2 2 (10.00%) Sysprep
3 1 (5.00%) Cacti
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco
2 5 (25.00%) BT
3 4 (20.00%) Aruba
4 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle
5 2 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix
6 1 (5.00%) F5
6 1 (5.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) Juniper
6 1 (5.00%) Mitel
6 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto
6 1 (5.00%) ProCurve
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.00%) Sage