The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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)
England / London
Rank 395 429 414
Rank change year-on-year +34 -15  
Contract jobs citing WAP 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.015% 0.009% 0.005%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.044% 0.028% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.89%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £111 £300 -
% change year-on-year -63.16% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
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 London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 6748 7047 6486
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 34.85% 31.82% 30.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5022 5275 4693
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 29 27
Median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +82.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £22.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £55.00 £55.00
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

WAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAP in London

WAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAP in London

WAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

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 London region with a requirement for WAP.

1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (66.67%) IaaS
2 3 (50.00%) Office 365
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (50.00%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Clustering
2 3 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (50.00%) Replication
2 3 (50.00%) SCCM
2 3 (50.00%) SCOM
2 3 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (50.00%) CCNA
2 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification

WAP
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) IaaS
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (50.00%) Office 365
3 1 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) PaaS
3 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
1 3 (50.00%) Unified Communications
1 3 (50.00%) VoIP
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (16.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Grunt
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) JMeter
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) ICT Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) ICT Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Server Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Product Owner
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
1 3 (50.00%) Replication
1 3 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
3 1 (16.67%) Kanban
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCNA
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (50.00%) MCSD
1 3 (50.00%) MCSE
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 3 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) KVM
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Failover Clustering
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 3 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
1 3 (50.00%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (16.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) NetApp
2 3 (50.00%) Sophos
2 3 (50.00%) Symantec
3 1 (16.67%) Atlassian
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) VMware