The table below looks at the prevalence of the term WURFL in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WURFL over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Universal Resource File (WURFL)
Rank - 586 540
Contract jobs citing WURFL 0 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.006% 0.006%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.018% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate
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- £330 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate - £330 £330
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17406 16611 15160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.55% 31.50% 32.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10672 10333 8898
Average daily rate £415 £407 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.09% -4.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 693 668 649
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.96 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.95 £22.25 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +1.92%

WURFL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WURFL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

WURFL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WURFL
Daily Rate Trend

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

WURFL Daily Rate Trend in the UK