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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
Rank 643 639 626
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Contract jobs citing WEP 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.002% 0.007%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.047% 0.012% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Median daily rate £431 £300 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £300 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £300 £507
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £300 £505
% change year-on-year
+43.75% -40.59%
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
8530 8336 7420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.34% 14.94% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5165 4534 3915
Median daily rate £388 £350 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 459 409
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £41.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.59 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +47.92%

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 4 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 3 May 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 -18 4 £431 +43.75% 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £431 -
South East - 4 £431 - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £431 -

WEP
Top 23 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 7 (100.00%) IBM
1 7 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (85.71%) Change Management
3 5 (71.43%) Degree
3 5 (71.43%) eTOM
3 5 (71.43%) IT Asset Management
3 5 (71.43%) Java
3 5 (71.43%) J2EE
3 5 (71.43%) Servlets
3 5 (71.43%) ITIL
3 5 (71.43%) Asset Management
3 5 (71.43%) TOGAF
4 4 (57.14%) DB2
5 3 (42.86%) Service Management
5 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
5 3 (42.86%) Network Design
5 3 (42.86%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (42.86%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
6 2 (28.57%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (14.29%) Reference Data
7 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
7 1 (14.29%) Maximo

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 7 (100.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) IBM SmartCloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) DB2
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Architect
1 5 (71.43%) Network Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Network Architect
3 1 (14.29%) BSS Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Cloud Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Maximo Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior WebSphere Architect
3 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) J2EE
1 5 (71.43%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Change Management
2 5 (71.43%) Asset Management
2 5 (71.43%) eTOM
2 5 (71.43%) IT Asset Management
2 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 5 (71.43%) TOGAF
3 3 (42.86%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (42.86%) Network Design
3 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
3 3 (42.86%) Service Management
3 3 (42.86%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) IBM