The first table below looks at the demand for WEP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WEP over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
Rank 592 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WEP 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.055% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £505 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7301 7394 9291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.98% 15.25% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3859 3673 4348
Average daily rate £360 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 578 616
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% -16.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%

WEP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WEP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WEP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WEP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WEP within the UK.

WEP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WEP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WEP within the UK.

WEP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WEP
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WEP within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England - 4 £450 -
London - 2 £400 -
Bedfordshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
Bedford - - - -

WEP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WEP 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 WEP.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (40.00%) REST
3 2 (40.00%) CSS3
3 2 (40.00%) Backbone.js
3 2 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) OOD
3 2 (40.00%) SOA
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) JSON
3 2 (40.00%) WCF
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) MySQL
4 1 (20.00%) Apache
4 1 (20.00%) MSMQ

WEP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WEP 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 WEP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (60.00%) C# Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
1 3 (60.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Web Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Web Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C# Web Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior .NET Web Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Web Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (40.00%) REST
3 2 (40.00%) CSS3
3 2 (40.00%) Backbone.js
3 2 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) JSON
3 2 (40.00%) WCF
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) OOD
2 2 (40.00%) SOA
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft