The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WAP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAP over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 571 605 618
Rank change year-on-year +34 +13  
Contract jobs citing WAP 12 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.028% 0.030% 0.008%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.086% 0.10% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 2
Median daily rate £413 £525 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.42% +11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £264 -
% change year-on-year +51.65% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

WAP is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13914 14379 14025
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.19% 29.08% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9669 10238 9552
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £571 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 179 197
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £18.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

WAP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing WAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for WAP in England

WAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAP in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAP in England

WAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAP in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAP in England

WAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAP in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAP in England

WAP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAP within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
London +12 7 £413 -41.07% 1
North West +23 3 £450 +125.00%
West Midlands +25 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
WAP
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for WAP.

1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 12 (52.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
3 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
4 10 (43.48%) PowerShell
4 10 (43.48%) Office 365
5 9 (39.13%) Windows
6 8 (34.78%) Hyper-V
6 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (34.78%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
7 7 (30.43%) DNS
7 7 (30.43%) IIS
7 7 (30.43%) CSS
7 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
7 7 (30.43%) HTML
7 7 (30.43%) .NET
8 6 (26.09%) SQL
8 6 (26.09%) MCSE
8 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
8 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (26.09%) Load Balancing
8 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
8 6 (26.09%) HTML5
8 6 (26.09%) UAG
9 5 (21.74%) High Availability
9 5 (21.74%) CSS3
9 5 (21.74%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (21.74%) Yammer

WAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (30.43%) IIS
2 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
3 5 (21.74%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (21.74%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
5 3 (13.04%) Skype for Business
6 2 (8.70%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.35%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (4.35%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (4.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (43.48%) Office 365
3 8 (34.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (21.74%) IaaS
4 5 (21.74%) OneDrive
4 5 (21.74%) Yammer
5 2 (8.70%) PaaS
5 2 (8.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) DNS
2 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
2 5 (21.74%) VoIP
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (17.39%) Firewall
3 4 (17.39%) SAN
4 3 (13.04%) Unified Communications
5 2 (8.70%) DHCP
5 2 (8.70%) Network Security
5 2 (8.70%) Wireless
6 1 (4.35%) DMVPN
6 1 (4.35%) GPRS
6 1 (4.35%) Internet
6 1 (4.35%) LTE
6 1 (4.35%) MPLS
6 1 (4.35%) NAS
6 1 (4.35%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (4.35%) VLAN
6 1 (4.35%) VoLTE
6 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (8.70%) MySQL
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.70%) Grunt
1 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
1 2 (8.70%) JMeter
1 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner
1 2 (8.70%) Maven
1 2 (8.70%) Selenium
1 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (4.35%) Axure RP
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
2 1 (4.35%) Military
2 1 (4.35%) Publishing
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Architect
1 5 (21.74%) Enterprise Architect
1 5 (21.74%) SharePoint Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Server Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) Data Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) ICT Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) ICT Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Senior Server Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (8.70%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (8.70%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) IT Support
4 2 (8.70%) Server Support
4 2 (8.70%) Support Officer
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) .NET
1 7 (30.43%) CSS
1 7 (30.43%) HTML
2 6 (26.09%) HTML5
3 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
3 5 (21.74%) Ajax
3 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
3 5 (21.74%) CSS3
3 5 (21.74%) JSON
3 5 (21.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 5 (21.74%) Web Services
3 5 (21.74%) XML
4 2 (8.70%) jQuery
5 1 (4.35%) D3.js
5 1 (4.35%) Flash
5 1 (4.35%) Node.js
5 1 (4.35%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 5 (21.74%) Clustering
3 3 (13.04%) Blackberry
3 3 (13.04%) Replication
3 3 (13.04%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.70%) CCTV
4 2 (8.70%) EPoS
4 2 (8.70%) User Experience
4 2 (8.70%) W3C
5 1 (4.35%) Graphic Design
5 1 (4.35%) Handset
5 1 (4.35%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Load Balancing
2 5 (21.74%) High Availability
2 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) TOGAF
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (13.04%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (8.70%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (8.70%) CRM
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) Identity Management
4 2 (8.70%) Kanban
4 2 (8.70%) Release Management
4 2 (8.70%) Scrum
4 2 (8.70%) Task Automation
4 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
4 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
4 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) PowerShell
2 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
3 6 (26.09%) SQL
4 5 (21.74%) C#
5 2 (8.70%) VBScript
6 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) MCSE
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (21.74%) CCNA
2 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (13.04%) MCSD
4 2 (8.70%) MCTS
5 1 (4.35%) CCNP
5 1 (4.35%) Degree
5 1 (4.35%) MCITP
5 1 (4.35%) MCSA
5 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) COBIT
2 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
2 8 (34.78%) Hyper-V
3 6 (26.09%) UAG
4 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (13.04%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (8.70%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) SCCM
1 5 (21.74%) SCOM
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (13.04%) NetBackup
3 3 (13.04%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (8.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (8.70%) Puppet
4 2 (8.70%) SCOrch
4 2 (8.70%) Tivoli
4 2 (8.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Cisco
2 5 (21.74%) Sophos
3 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
3 4 (17.39%) NetApp
3 4 (17.39%) VMware
4 3 (13.04%) Adobe
4 3 (13.04%) HP
4 3 (13.04%) Symantec
5 2 (8.70%) Apple
5 2 (8.70%) Atlassian
6 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.35%) F5
6 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds