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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
UK / England
Rank 555 607 601
Rank change year-on-year +52 -6  
Contract jobs citing WAP 11 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.027% 0.016% 0.006%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.084% 0.058% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 1
Median daily rate £111 £331 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -66.64% -8.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £111 £300 -
% change year-on-year -63.16% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £26.00 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.71% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 - -

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 13124 13831 13262
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.67% 28.19% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9106 9697 8711
Median daily rate £425 £410 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +3.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 213 174
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £13.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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
South East - 6 £110 - 1
London +34 3 - -
Yorkshire +18 1 £363 -
South West - 1 £111 -
WAP
UK

WAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (46.67%) Windows
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) MCSE
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (33.33%) Sophos
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco
3 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 5 (33.33%) VoIP
4 4 (26.67%) CCNA
4 4 (26.67%) MS Office
4 4 (26.67%) Wireless
4 4 (26.67%) SAN
4 4 (26.67%) Clustering
4 4 (26.67%) SCCM
4 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
4 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (26.67%) IaaS
4 4 (26.67%) Office 365
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (20.00%) Skype for Business
5 3 (20.00%) Unified Communications
5 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010

WAP
Top Related 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 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (20.00%) IIS
1 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (13.33%) Apache
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (26.67%) MS Office
3 1 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (6.67%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (6.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) IaaS
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (26.67%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) PaaS
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) VoIP
2 4 (26.67%) SAN
2 4 (26.67%) Wireless
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (20.00%) Firewall
3 3 (20.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (13.33%) Internet
4 2 (13.33%) LAN
4 2 (13.33%) Network Security
5 1 (6.67%) DHCP
5 1 (6.67%) DNS
5 1 (6.67%) GPRS
5 1 (6.67%) GSM
5 1 (6.67%) LTE
5 1 (6.67%) MPLS
5 1 (6.67%) NAS
5 1 (6.67%) UMTS
5 1 (6.67%) VLAN
5 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (6.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) MySQL
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Axure RP
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Grunt
1 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
1 1 (6.67%) JMeter
1 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (6.67%) Maven
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (20.00%) Data Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) ICT Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) ICT Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) IT Support
1 3 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Senior Server Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory Support
2 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
2 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Officer
2 2 (13.33%) Field Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Server Support
2 2 (13.33%) Support Officer
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server Support
3 1 (6.67%) Designer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior IT Support
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) Flash
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) jQuery
2 1 (6.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Clustering
2 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (20.00%) Replication
2 3 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (13.33%) CCTV
3 2 (13.33%) EPoS
4 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.67%) Graphic Design
4 1 (6.67%) Handset
4 1 (6.67%) iPhone
4 1 (6.67%) User Experience
4 1 (6.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (13.33%) Change Control
2 2 (13.33%) CRM
3 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.67%) DevOps
3 1 (6.67%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Identity Management
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Prototyping
3 1 (6.67%) Release Management
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (6.67%) Typography
3 1 (6.67%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (13.33%) VBScript
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) MCSE
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (26.67%) CCNA
4 3 (20.00%) MCSD
5 2 (13.33%) MCTS
6 1 (6.67%) Degree
6 1 (6.67%) MCP
6 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.67%) KVM
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
4 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCCM
2 3 (20.00%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (20.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (20.00%) SCOM
3 2 (13.33%) Tivoli
3 2 (13.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (6.67%) Puppet
4 1 (6.67%) SCOrch
4 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) Sophos
3 3 (20.00%) Adobe
3 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (20.00%) NetApp
3 3 (20.00%) Symantec
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Apple
5 1 (6.67%) Atlassian
5 1 (6.67%) Juniper
5 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds