The table below looks at the statistics for WEP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WEP over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
UK
Rank 590 632 -
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -
Contract jobs citing WEP 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.006% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.015% 0.040% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £450 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £475 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6828 7412 7690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.00% 14.47% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4256 4362 4197
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 322 443
Median hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.19 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +36.36%

WEP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WEP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WEP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 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 +16 1 £450 -5.26%
Enfield - 1 £450 -
London - 1 £450 -

WEP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WEP 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 WEP.

1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) SDH
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
1 1 (50.00%) IKE
1 1 (50.00%) PPP
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) CCIE
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper
1 1 (50.00%) Nokia
1 1 (50.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) 802.11
1 1 (50.00%) SONET
1 1 (50.00%) DWDM

WEP
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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (50.00%) FWSM
1 1 (50.00%) HSRP
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
1 1 (50.00%) IKE
1 1 (50.00%) Junos
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) PPP
1 1 (50.00%) SDH
1 1 (50.00%) Skype
1 1 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
1 1 (50.00%) SSH
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) VLAN
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
1 1 (50.00%) WAAS
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCIE
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) JNCIE
1 1 (50.00%) JNCIP
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Arista
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper
1 1 (50.00%) Nokia
1 1 (50.00%) Palo Alto