Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 January 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
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 871 853 853
Rank change year-on-year -18 0 -18
Contract jobs citing WAP 25 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.012% 0.018%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.078% 0.040% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 8
UK median daily rate £500 £325 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.85% -17.20% +4.67%
10th Percentile £400 £269 £306
90th Percentile £570 £458 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £325 £410
% change year-on-year +36.15% -20.73% +10.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
UK median hourly rate - £13.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.36% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -19.35% -

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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 31,976 30,160 30,484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.88% 30.98% 28.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,812 20,815 21,041
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £278
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 339 559
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.70 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.00 £55.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

WAP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for WAP in the UK

WAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAP in the UK

WAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAP over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAP in the UK

WAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAP in the UK

WAP
Top 9 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 17 January 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
England +8 22 £500 +53.85%
UK excluding London +40 17 £443 +36.15%
South East -10 9 £505 -
Midlands +12 6 £368 +13.08%
London -24 5 £500 +35.14%
West Midlands - 4 £420 -
North of England +49 2 £450 -
Yorkshire +20 2 £450 -
East Midlands +4 2 £315 -3.08%

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 with a requirement for WAP.

1 20 (80.00%) Cisco
2 13 (52.00%) Office 365
3 11 (44.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (44.00%) Windows
4 10 (40.00%) VMware
4 10 (40.00%) Virtual Team
5 9 (36.00%) HP
5 9 (36.00%) SC Cleared
5 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
6 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (32.00%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (32.00%) Hyper-V
6 8 (32.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (32.00%) Palo Alto
6 8 (32.00%) BMC
6 8 (32.00%) NetApp
6 8 (32.00%) Remedy
6 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
6 8 (32.00%) SharePoint
6 8 (32.00%) Blue Coat
6 8 (32.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (28.00%) Collaborative Working
7 7 (28.00%) Firewall
7 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (28.00%) F5
8 6 (24.00%) Fortinet
8 6 (24.00%) Network Security
8 6 (24.00%) MPLS

WAP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 8 (32.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 8 (32.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (8.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (52.00%) Office 365
2 11 (44.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (32.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) Firewall
2 6 (24.00%) MPLS
2 6 (24.00%) Network Security
3 5 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 5 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (12.00%) DHCP
4 3 (12.00%) SMS
4 3 (12.00%) VLAN
4 3 (12.00%) VPN
4 3 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (8.00%) DNS
5 2 (8.00%) Internet
5 2 (8.00%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (8.00%) Wireless
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (4.00%) LAN
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Retail
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Network Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Network Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Network Security Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Security Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) CSS
1 2 (8.00%) CSS3
1 2 (8.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (8.00%) HTML
1 2 (8.00%) HTML5
1 2 (8.00%) J2EE
1 2 (8.00%) JPA
1 2 (8.00%) jQuery
1 2 (8.00%) Spring
1 2 (8.00%) WML
2 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.00%) LESS
2 1 (4.00%) React
2 1 (4.00%) Redux
2 1 (4.00%) Sass
2 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Virtual Team
2 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (8.00%) User Experience
3 2 (8.00%) W3C
4 1 (4.00%) BYOD
4 1 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) Android
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Collaborative Working
2 5 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (16.00%) Information Security
3 4 (16.00%) SIEM
4 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.00%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (8.00%) Front End Development
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Network Management
5 2 (8.00%) OO
5 2 (8.00%) SDLC
5 2 (8.00%) Security Architecture
5 2 (8.00%) TDD
6 1 (4.00%) Change Management
6 1 (4.00%) Line Management
6 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.00%) Project Management
6 1 (4.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Security Operations
6 1 (4.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) Java
1 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) CCNA
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.00%) CCNP
4 1 (4.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (32.00%) Hyper-V
1 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (4.00%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 20 (80.00%) Cisco
2 10 (40.00%) VMware
3 9 (36.00%) HP
4 8 (32.00%) Blue Coat
4 8 (32.00%) BMC
4 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (32.00%) NetApp
4 8 (32.00%) Palo Alto
4 8 (32.00%) Remedy
5 7 (28.00%) F5
6 6 (24.00%) Fortinet
7 5 (20.00%) Sourcefire
8 3 (12.00%) Qualys
8 3 (12.00%) Splunk
8 3 (12.00%) Tufin
9 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
9 2 (8.00%) Extreme Networks
9 2 (8.00%) Oracle
9 2 (8.00%) Sophos
9 2 (8.00%) WatchGuard