Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 863 815 861
Rank change year-on-year -48 +46 -8
Contract jobs citing WAP 25 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.022% 0.018%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.075% 0.069% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 14
UK median daily rate £500 £265 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +88.68% -15.20% -13.79%
10th Percentile £325 £110 £190
90th Percentile £550 £411 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £130 £268
% change year-on-year +283.88% -51.31% -14.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £26.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +85.71% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £26.00 -

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 33,307 28,917 30,176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.81% 31.99% 28.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,462 20,011 21,035
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 339 353 436
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £40.26 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +5.95% +8.57%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.19 £13.50
90th Percentile £65.45 £53.75 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year +1.88% +5.96% +7.86%

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 25 May 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 8 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 25 May 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 -45 24 £500 +88.68% 2
UK excluding London -20 19 £500 +283.88% 2
Midlands +5 12 £538 - 1
West Midlands -14 11 £550 -
South West +10 5 £350 +216.74% 1
London -56 5 £363 -
South East -22 2 £450 +309.09%
East Midlands - 1 £250 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 with a requirement for WAP.

1 20 (80.00%) Cisco
2 16 (64.00%) Wireless
2 16 (64.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (56.00%) Aruba
3 14 (56.00%) Firewall
3 14 (56.00%) HP
4 13 (52.00%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (52.00%) Data Centre
5 12 (48.00%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
5 12 (48.00%) Security Cleared
5 12 (48.00%) VPN
6 11 (44.00%) WAN
6 11 (44.00%) Oracle
6 11 (44.00%) Nokia
6 11 (44.00%) McAfee
6 11 (44.00%) CheckPoint
6 11 (44.00%) Fortinet
6 11 (44.00%) WAN Optimisation
6 11 (44.00%) FortiGate
7 8 (32.00%) Network Design
8 6 (24.00%) Office 365
8 6 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (24.00%) Windows
8 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
9 5 (20.00%) CCIE
9 5 (20.00%) CCNP
9 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
9 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills

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 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (8.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (64.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (52.00%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (24.00%) Office 365
4 3 (12.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (4.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (64.00%) Wireless
2 14 (56.00%) Firewall
3 12 (48.00%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (48.00%) VPN
4 11 (44.00%) WAN
5 4 (16.00%) Cisco Wireless
5 4 (16.00%) LAN
5 4 (16.00%) WLAN
6 3 (12.00%) VLAN
6 3 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (8.00%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (8.00%) DHCP
7 2 (8.00%) DNS
8 1 (4.00%) BGP
8 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (4.00%) EIGRP
8 1 (4.00%) MIMO
8 1 (4.00%) NetScaler
8 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
8 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 2 (8.00%) Publishing
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Design Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Implementation Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Network Design Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Architect
4 4 (16.00%) Network Architect
5 3 (12.00%) Designer
5 3 (12.00%) Network Designer
5 3 (12.00%) Wireless Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Server Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (4.00%) Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (52.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.00%) Virtual Team
4 2 (8.00%) Clustering
4 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 8 (32.00%) Network Design
3 3 (12.00%) Collaborative Working
3 3 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Time Management
4 2 (8.00%) Workflow
5 1 (4.00%) Change Management
5 1 (4.00%) E-Procurement
5 1 (4.00%) Information Security
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL
5 1 (4.00%) Network Management
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
5 1 (4.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.00%) Security Operations
5 1 (4.00%) SIEM
5 1 (4.00%) Supplier Management
5 1 (4.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
1 12 (48.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (20.00%) CCIE
3 5 (20.00%) CCNP
4 1 (4.00%) CCDP
4 1 (4.00%) CCIE Wireless
4 1 (4.00%) CCNA
4 1 (4.00%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (12.00%) Firmware
3 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (44.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (12.00%) Cacti
2 3 (12.00%) Kibana
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (8.00%) SCCM
3 2 (8.00%) SCOM
4 1 (4.00%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 20 (80.00%) Cisco
2 14 (56.00%) Aruba
2 14 (56.00%) HP
3 11 (44.00%) CheckPoint
3 11 (44.00%) Fortinet
3 11 (44.00%) McAfee
3 11 (44.00%) Nokia
3 11 (44.00%) Oracle
4 3 (12.00%) BMC
4 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.00%) NetApp
4 3 (12.00%) Remedy
4 3 (12.00%) Ruckus Wireless
4 3 (12.00%) VMware
5 1 (4.00%) ArcSight
5 1 (4.00%) BT
5 1 (4.00%) F5
5 1 (4.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (4.00%) SonicWALL
5 1 (4.00%) WatchGuard