Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 647 621 678
Rank change year-on-year -26 +57 +3
Contract jobs citing WAP 5 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.009% 0.021% 0.012%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.029% 0.074% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £385 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.04% +46.67% -36.36%
10th Percentile £283 £310 £190
90th Percentile £568 £450 £504
UK median daily rate £363 £450 £613
% change year-on-year -19.44% -26.53% +48.48%
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 17,128 14,840 16,400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 31.43% 28.46% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,266 9,590 10,696
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £270
90th Percentile £569 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 275 311
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.31 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.34% +11.96% -4.00%
10th Percentile £15.00 £18.30 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £41.57 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.93% +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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Midlands -21 3 £550 +69.23% 3
South East -11 2 £305 - 3
West Midlands -19 2 £550 +30.95% 1
East Midlands +9 1 £290 -9.38% 2
WAP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (60.00%) HP
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (40.00%) Aruba
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (40.00%) Network Design
2 2 (40.00%) Fortinet
2 2 (40.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (40.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (40.00%) CCIE
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
2 2 (40.00%) Nokia
2 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) McAfee
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) GPRS
3 1 (20.00%) GSM
3 1 (20.00%) UMTS
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
1 2 (40.00%) Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) 4G
2 1 (20.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (20.00%) GPRS
2 1 (20.00%) GSM
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) IPv6
2 1 (20.00%) SSL
2 1 (20.00%) UMTS
2 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Design Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Implementation Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Network Design Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Data Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) WML
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Network Design
1 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (40.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) CCIE
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (20.00%) HP ALM
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) SCOrch
2 1 (20.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Aruba
2 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (40.00%) Fortinet
2 2 (40.00%) McAfee
2 2 (40.00%) Nokia
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Intel
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft