Period
to 17 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding 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 6 months to 17 December 2018 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 664 629 660
Rank change year-on-year -35 +31 +24
Contract jobs citing WAP 7 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.013% 0.034% 0.007%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.040% 0.12% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 1
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £435 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +33.85% -14.47%
10th Percentile £355 £312 £313
90th Percentile £538 £562 £338
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £688
% change year-on-year -5.00% -27.27% +83.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK median hourly rate - - £13.25

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 17,430 15,091 15,672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 31.18% 28.32% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,512 9,758 10,104
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 255 282
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £39.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +1.01% +5.60%
10th Percentile £16.55 £16.25 £14.35
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

WAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing WAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for WAP in the UK excluding London

WAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAP in the UK excluding London

WAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAP in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAP in the UK excluding London

WAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAP in the UK excluding London

WAP
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAP within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 17 December 2018. 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
South East -16 4 £475 -5.94% 3
West Midlands -20 2 £525 +25.00%
Midlands -26 2 £525 +61.54%
South West - 1 - -
WAP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for WAP.

1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
3 2 (28.57%) Skype
3 2 (28.57%) AirWatch
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Yammer
3 2 (28.57%) Aruba
3 2 (28.57%) FortiGate
3 2 (28.57%) Office 365
3 2 (28.57%) SailPoint
3 2 (28.57%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (28.57%) VPN
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) SAN
3 2 (28.57%) CommVault
3 2 (28.57%) Nokia
3 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 2 (28.57%) Internet
3 2 (28.57%) McAfee

WAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (28.57%) Office 365
2 2 (28.57%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
1 2 (28.57%) Skype
1 2 (28.57%) VPN
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
1 2 (28.57%) Wireless
2 1 (14.29%) 4G
2 1 (14.29%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (14.29%) GPRS
2 1 (14.29%) GSM
2 1 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) IPv6
2 1 (14.29%) SSL
2 1 (14.29%) UMTS
2 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Design Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Implementation Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Network Design Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Network Implementation Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365 Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365 Expert
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Subject Matter Expert
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Data Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) SailPoint
1 2 (28.57%) WML
1 2 (28.57%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 1 (14.29%) Backbone.js
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) Ember.js
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5 Canvas
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) Node.js
2 1 (14.29%) React
2 1 (14.29%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) PKI
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 1 (14.29%) Smart Meter
3 1 (14.29%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Android
3 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Network Design
2 2 (28.57%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (28.57%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (14.29%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
3 1 (14.29%) SEO
3 1 (14.29%) Time Management
3 1 (14.29%) Visualisation
3 1 (14.29%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) AirWatch
1 2 (28.57%) FortiGate
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (14.29%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) HP
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Aruba
2 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
2 2 (28.57%) CommVault
2 2 (28.57%) Fortinet
2 2 (28.57%) McAfee
2 2 (28.57%) Nokia
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Intel