Period
to 19 October 2017

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 19 October 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.

Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 850 879 867
Rank change year-on-year +29 -12 -23
Contract jobs citing WAP 21 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.019% 0.019%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.066% 0.063% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 8
UK median daily rate £450 £613 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.53% +48.48% +3.13%
10th Percentile £320 £190 £319
90th Percentile £640 £778 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £263 £413
% change year-on-year +46.67% -36.36% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 10
UK median hourly rate - £13.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.36% -29.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -19.35% -21.52%

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 31822 31988 31908
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.02% 30.06% 27.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 22328 22259 21754
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £298 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 374 528
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.20 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.70 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.00% +10.74%

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 19 October 2017.

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 19 October 2017. 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 +37 20 £450 -26.53% 3
UK excluding London +46 11 £385 +46.67% 2
London +10 9 £500 -31.03% 1
Midlands +32 6 £325 -25.71%
North of England +85 3 £450 +125.00% 2
North West +32 3 £450 +125.00%
West Midlands +31 3 £420 -23.64%
East Midlands +3 3 £320 -1.54%
South East +18 2 - -

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 with a requirement for WAP.

1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (52.38%) Office 365
2 10 (47.62%) Azure Active Directory
2 10 (47.62%) Cisco
3 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 8 (38.10%) SharePoint
4 8 (38.10%) PowerShell
5 6 (28.57%) HTML5
5 6 (28.57%) CSS3
5 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 6 (28.57%) Blue Coat
5 6 (28.57%) XML
5 6 (28.57%) HTML
5 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 6 (28.57%) CSS
5 6 (28.57%) Palo Alto
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (23.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (23.81%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
6 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (23.81%) Yammer
6 5 (23.81%) OneDrive
6 5 (23.81%) NetApp
6 5 (23.81%) Web Services
6 5 (23.81%) C#
6 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET

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 (38.10%) SharePoint
2 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (23.81%) IIS
2 5 (23.81%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (23.81%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.52%) JBoss
3 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (52.38%) Office 365
2 10 (47.62%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (23.81%) OneDrive
3 5 (23.81%) Yammer
4 2 (9.52%) IaaS
5 1 (4.76%) PaaS
5 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) DNS
1 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (19.05%) Firewall
2 4 (19.05%) SMS
3 3 (14.29%) MPLS
3 3 (14.29%) Network Security
3 3 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (14.29%) VPN
4 2 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (4.76%) SAN
5 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
5 1 (4.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2014
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 3 (14.29%) Maven
2 1 (4.76%) Grunt
2 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) JMeter
2 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Architect
2 5 (23.81%) Enterprise Architect
2 5 (23.81%) SharePoint Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Security Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Server Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) CSS
1 6 (28.57%) CSS3
1 6 (28.57%) HTML
1 6 (28.57%) HTML5
1 6 (28.57%) XML
2 5 (23.81%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) .NET Framework
2 5 (23.81%) Ajax
2 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
2 5 (23.81%) JSON
2 5 (23.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 5 (23.81%) Web Services
3 2 (9.52%) Hibernate
3 2 (9.52%) J2EE
3 2 (9.52%) JPA
3 2 (9.52%) Spring
4 1 (4.76%) jQuery
4 1 (4.76%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) Virtual Team
4 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.76%) Clustering
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.76%) Replication
4 1 (4.76%) User Experience
4 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.76%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) High Availability
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
1 5 (23.81%) Load Balancing
1 5 (23.81%) TOGAF
2 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (14.29%) Network Management
4 2 (9.52%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) OO
4 2 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) SDLC
4 2 (9.52%) Security Architecture
4 2 (9.52%) TDD
5 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.76%) E-Discovery
5 1 (4.76%) Identity Management
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) Service Management
5 1 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) PowerShell
2 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 5 (23.81%) C#
4 3 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (9.52%) Java
5 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) CCNA
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) CCNP
4 1 (4.76%) MCSD
4 1 (4.76%) MCSE
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 5 (23.81%) UAG
4 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (4.76%) KVM
5 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.76%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.76%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) SCOM
2 1 (4.76%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 10 (47.62%) Cisco
3 6 (28.57%) Blue Coat
3 6 (28.57%) Palo Alto
4 5 (23.81%) F5
4 5 (23.81%) NetApp
5 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
5 4 (19.05%) HP
5 4 (19.05%) VMware
6 3 (14.29%) BMC
6 3 (14.29%) Fortinet
6 3 (14.29%) Remedy
7 2 (9.52%) Oracle
7 2 (9.52%) Sourcefire
8 1 (4.76%) Atlassian
8 1 (4.76%) Sophos
8 1 (4.76%) Symantec