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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
Rank - 659 640
Contract jobs citing WEP 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.003% 0.003%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.026% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £238 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £250
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
8297 7834 8460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.69% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5065 4500 4673
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 545 478
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.50 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.26% -10.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 2 (40.00%) Servlets
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
1 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) J2EE
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) IT Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (20.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (20.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) WAAS
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Junos
2 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (20.00%) FWSM
2 1 (20.00%) HSRP
2 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (20.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) 802.11
1 1 (20.00%) BGP
1 1 (20.00%) DWDM
1 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (20.00%) IKE
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) MPLS
1 1 (20.00%) OSPF
1 1 (20.00%) PPP
1 1 (20.00%) SDH
1 1 (20.00%) SONET
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Developer
2 1 (20.00%) BSS Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Maximo Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) J2EE
1 2 (40.00%) Servlets
2 1 (20.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Reference Data
1 1 (20.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
1 2 (40.00%) IT Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) eTOM
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) CCIE
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) JNCIE
2 1 (20.00%) JNCIP
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) Nokia
2 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto