Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 826 846 853
Rank change year-on-year +20 +7 -48
Contract jobs citing WAP 20 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.021% 0.018% 0.020%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.065% 0.060% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 7
England median daily rate £450 £675 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +64.63% +9.33%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £318
90th Percentile £600 £780 £438
UK median daily rate £450 £675 £410
% change year-on-year -33.33% +64.63% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 11
England median hourly rate - £13.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.36% -29.11%
UK median hourly rate - £13.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year - -5.36% -29.11%

WAP is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 30572 30237 30265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.35% 30.73% 28.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 21764 21117 20991
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 348 502
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.65 £14.50 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

WAP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Midlands +33 7 £325 -25.71%
London -10 7 £500 -28.57%
West Midlands +26 4 £420 -23.64%
South East +8 4 £435 - 1
East Midlands +4 3 £320 -1.54%
North of England +62 2 £450 -
North West - 2 £450 -
WAP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 11 (55.00%) Cisco
2 9 (45.00%) Office 365
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (35.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (30.00%) Palo Alto
5 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
5 6 (30.00%) Blue Coat
5 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 5 (25.00%) HTML5
6 5 (25.00%) F5
6 5 (25.00%) CSS3
6 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (25.00%) HTML
6 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 5 (25.00%) CSS
6 5 (25.00%) NetApp
6 5 (25.00%) Firewall
7 4 (20.00%) CCNA
7 4 (20.00%) HP
7 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 4 (20.00%) Windows
7 4 (20.00%) VPN
7 4 (20.00%) XML

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 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (15.00%) IIS
3 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (10.00%) JBoss
4 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (10.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (45.00%) Office 365
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (35.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (15.00%) OneDrive
4 3 (15.00%) Yammer
5 1 (5.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Firewall
2 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (20.00%) SMS
2 4 (20.00%) VPN
3 3 (15.00%) DNS
3 3 (15.00%) MPLS
3 3 (15.00%) Network Security
3 3 (15.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (5.00%) DHCP
5 1 (5.00%) SAN
5 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
5 1 (5.00%) VoIP
5 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (15.00%) SharePoint Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) CSS
1 5 (25.00%) CSS3
1 5 (25.00%) HTML
1 5 (25.00%) HTML5
2 4 (20.00%) XML
3 3 (15.00%) .NET
3 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (15.00%) Ajax
3 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (15.00%) JSON
3 3 (15.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (15.00%) Web Services
4 2 (10.00%) Hibernate
4 2 (10.00%) J2EE
4 2 (10.00%) JPA
4 2 (10.00%) jQuery
4 2 (10.00%) Spring
4 2 (10.00%) WML
5 1 (5.00%) React
5 1 (5.00%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.00%) User Experience
2 2 (10.00%) Virtual Team
2 2 (10.00%) W3C
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
3 1 (5.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (15.00%) High Availability
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL
1 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (15.00%) Network Management
1 3 (15.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
2 2 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (10.00%) Front End Development
2 2 (10.00%) Migration
2 2 (10.00%) OO
2 2 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (10.00%) SDLC
2 2 (10.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (10.00%) TDD
3 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.00%) E-Discovery
3 1 (5.00%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.00%) C#
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.00%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) CCNA
3 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (15.00%) CCNP
5 1 (5.00%) MCSD
5 1 (5.00%) MCSE
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (15.00%) UAG
3 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Cisco
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (30.00%) Blue Coat
3 6 (30.00%) Palo Alto
4 5 (25.00%) F5
4 5 (25.00%) NetApp
5 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (20.00%) HP
6 3 (15.00%) BMC
6 3 (15.00%) Fortinet
6 3 (15.00%) Remedy
6 3 (15.00%) VMware
7 2 (10.00%) Oracle
7 2 (10.00%) Sourcefire
8 1 (5.00%) Sophos
8 1 (5.00%) Symantec