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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
Rank 648 653 633
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -20
Contract jobs citing WEP 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.003% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.023% 0.025% 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
8517 8125 8263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.70% 13.90% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5198 4651 4438
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 510 463
Median hourly rate £32.25 £21.53 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.82% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 2 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 25 August 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 -6 2 - - 1
London -13 2 - - 1

WEP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 4 (57.14%) IBM
1 4 (57.14%) WebSphere
2 3 (42.86%) Asset Management
2 3 (42.86%) TOGAF
2 3 (42.86%) eTOM
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) J2EE
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
2 3 (42.86%) Servlets
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) IT Asset Management
3 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) DB2
3 2 (28.57%) Network Design
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (14.29%) WAAS
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) Reference Data
4 1 (14.29%) JNCIP
4 1 (14.29%) JNCIE
4 1 (14.29%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (14.29%) VLAN

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 4 (57.14%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (14.29%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) 802.11
1 1 (14.29%) BGP
1 1 (14.29%) DWDM
1 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
1 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
1 1 (14.29%) HTTPS
1 1 (14.29%) IKE
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) MPLS
1 1 (14.29%) OSPF
1 1 (14.29%) PPP
1 1 (14.29%) SDH
1 1 (14.29%) SONET
1 1 (14.29%) SSL
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) DB2
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Network Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Azure Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Azure Developer
3 1 (14.29%) BSS Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cloud Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Maximo Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) J2EE
1 3 (42.86%) Servlets
2 1 (14.29%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Reference Data
1 1 (14.29%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Asset Management
1 3 (42.86%) Change Management
1 3 (42.86%) eTOM
1 3 (42.86%) IT Asset Management
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) TOGAF
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (28.57%) Network Design
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) CCIE
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CISSP
2 1 (14.29%) JNCIE
2 1 (14.29%) JNCIP
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) OpenView
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Juniper
2 1 (14.29%) Nokia
2 1 (14.29%) Palo Alto