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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Rank 633 639 583
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -56
Contract jobs citing WAP 10 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.012% 0.038%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.064% 0.045% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 10
Median daily rate £700 £369 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+89.83% -7.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £324 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £770 £414 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £369 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.11%
UK excluding London median 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
15657 15670 14656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.93% 27.52% 27.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10952 10538 9499
Median daily rate £415 £397 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.53% +5.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 220 208
Median hourly rate £38.75 £39.55 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.44 £16.51 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

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 24 July 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 11 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 24 July 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 -13 9 £725 +96.61%
London +3 5 £750 -
Yorkshire +3 1 - -
West Yorkshire +1 1 - -
Leeds -1 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £550 -
North West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £550 -
Sheffield - 1 - -

WAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
2 6 (27.27%) Cisco
2 6 (27.27%) SAML
2 6 (27.27%) SMTP
2 6 (27.27%) CESG
2 6 (27.27%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (22.73%) COBIT
3 5 (22.73%) CRAMM
3 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
3 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
3 5 (22.73%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (22.73%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (18.18%) Security Operations
4 4 (18.18%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (18.18%) Data Loss Prevention
4 4 (18.18%) Migration
4 4 (18.18%) BCP
4 4 (18.18%) Project Management
4 4 (18.18%) CCNA
4 4 (18.18%) Citrix
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (18.18%) ITIL
4 4 (18.18%) Security Architecture
4 4 (18.18%) Load Balancing
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.64%) Business Continuity
5 3 (13.64%) PKI
5 3 (13.64%) Skype for Business
5 3 (13.64%) Unified Communications

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 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (13.64%) Skype for Business
3 2 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (9.09%) GNU Octave
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
1 2 (9.09%) OmniGraffle
1 2 (9.09%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
2 6 (27.27%) SMTP
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (13.64%) DNS
3 3 (13.64%) Firewall
3 3 (13.64%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (13.64%) Unified Communications
4 2 (9.09%) Internet
4 2 (9.09%) IP Telephony
4 2 (9.09%) Skype
4 2 (9.09%) Wireless
5 1 (4.55%) Broadband
5 1 (4.55%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (4.55%) RTP
5 1 (4.55%) SMPP
5 1 (4.55%) Value-Added Service
5 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Axure RP
General
1 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Back Office
2 1 (4.55%) Billing
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Network Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Security Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Designer
4 2 (9.09%) IT Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) IT Security Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Security Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) UI Designer
4 2 (9.09%) Wireless Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) SAML
2 2 (9.09%) CSS
2 2 (9.09%) Flash
2 2 (9.09%) jQuery
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) CESG
2 4 (18.18%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (13.64%) PKI
3 3 (13.64%) User Experience
4 2 (9.09%) Graphic Design
4 2 (9.09%) iPhone
4 2 (9.09%) W3C
5 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.55%) Clustering
5 1 (4.55%) CMDB
5 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Android
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (22.73%) Continuous Delivery
2 5 (22.73%) CRAMM
2 5 (22.73%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) BCP
3 4 (18.18%) Data Loss Prevention
3 4 (18.18%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 4 (18.18%) Migration
3 4 (18.18%) Project Management
3 4 (18.18%) Security Architecture
3 4 (18.18%) Security Operations
4 3 (13.64%) Business Continuity
4 3 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (13.64%) Web Filtering
5 2 (9.09%) Capacity Management
5 2 (9.09%) Change Control
5 2 (9.09%) Prototyping
5 2 (9.09%) Typography
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) C#
1 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) CCNA
1 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.64%) CISSP
2 3 (13.64%) MCSE
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) CCNP
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) SmoothWall
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) SCCM
3 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Cisco
2 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 4 (18.18%) Citrix
4 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
4 3 (13.64%) HP
5 2 (9.09%) Adobe
5 2 (9.09%) Aruba
5 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.55%) Agilent
6 1 (4.55%) Avaya
6 1 (4.55%) Dell
6 1 (4.55%) Redknee
6 1 (4.55%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow
6 1 (4.55%) Xura
6 1 (4.55%) ZyXEL