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 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 643 624
Rank change year-on-year +62 -19  
Contract jobs citing WAP 14 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.021% 0.005%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.095% 0.077% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 3
Median daily rate £150 £300 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.00% -36.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £111 £260 -
% change year-on-year -57.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 - -

WAP is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14686 15547 14903
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.61% 27.81% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10211 10854 9641
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 193 201
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £11.00 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +21.42% -4.10%  

WAP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 27 April 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 19 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +36 14 £150 -50.00% 5
South East +20 6 £110 -45.67%
London +34 5 £388 -18.42% 4
Hampshire - 3 £110 -
Southampton - 3 £110 -
Oxford - 2 £150 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £150 -
Yorkshire +25 1 £363 - 1
West Yorkshire +22 1 £363 -
West Midlands +22 1 - -
Leeds +17 1 £363 -
South West - 1 £111 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Devon - 1 £111 -
Twickenham - 1 £363 -
Telford - 1 - -
Staines - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 £111 -

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
3 8 (42.11%) MCSE
3 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
3 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (36.84%) SQL
4 7 (36.84%) Clustering
4 7 (36.84%) SCCM
4 7 (36.84%) Hyper-V
5 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (31.58%) Office 365
5 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (31.58%) SCOM
5 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
5 6 (31.58%) Cisco
5 6 (31.58%) VoIP
5 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (31.58%) SAN
5 6 (31.58%) Sophos
6 5 (26.32%) CCNA
6 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
6 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (26.32%) IaaS
6 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (21.05%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (21.05%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (21.05%) Proactive Monitoring

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 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 4 (21.05%) Skype for Business
3 3 (15.79%) IIS
4 2 (10.53%) Apache
4 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (5.26%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (31.58%) Office 365
2 5 (26.32%) IaaS
3 1 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) PaaS
3 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) SAN
1 6 (31.58%) VoIP
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 4 (21.05%) Unified Communications
2 4 (21.05%) Wireless
3 2 (10.53%) DHCP
3 2 (10.53%) DNS
3 2 (10.53%) Internet
3 2 (10.53%) LAN
3 2 (10.53%) NAS
3 2 (10.53%) Network Security
4 1 (5.26%) GPRS
4 1 (5.26%) GSM
4 1 (5.26%) LTE
4 1 (5.26%) MPLS
4 1 (5.26%) UMTS
4 1 (5.26%) VLAN
4 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) MySQL
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Axure RP
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) Grunt
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) JMeter
1 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
1 1 (5.26%) Maven
1 1 (5.26%) Selenium
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Military
2 1 (5.26%) Publishing
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (26.32%) Server Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) ICT Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) ICT Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Senior Server Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.79%) Data Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) IT Support
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Officer
4 2 (10.53%) Field Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Server Support
4 2 (10.53%) Support Officer
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server Support
5 1 (5.26%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Field Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) CSS
1 2 (10.53%) HTML
1 2 (10.53%) jQuery
2 1 (5.26%) D3.js
2 1 (5.26%) Flash
2 1 (5.26%) HTML5
2 1 (5.26%) Node.js
2 1 (5.26%) Software Packaging
2 1 (5.26%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Clustering
2 4 (21.05%) Blackberry
2 4 (21.05%) Replication
2 4 (21.05%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (10.53%) CCTV
3 2 (10.53%) EPoS
3 2 (10.53%) User Experience
3 2 (10.53%) W3C
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.26%) Graphic Design
4 1 (5.26%) Handset
4 1 (5.26%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
5 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (21.05%) Proactive Monitoring
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Change Control
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) CRM
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps
4 1 (5.26%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Front End Development
4 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.26%) Prototyping
4 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
4 1 (5.26%) Typography
4 1 (5.26%) Wireframes
4 1 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) VBScript
4 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) MCSE
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (26.32%) CCNA
4 4 (21.05%) MCSD
5 2 (10.53%) Degree
5 2 (10.53%) MCTS
6 1 (5.26%) MCITP
6 1 (5.26%) MCP
6 1 (5.26%) MCSA
6 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Hyper-V
2 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
3 4 (21.05%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.26%) KVM
4 1 (5.26%) UAG
4 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) SCCM
2 6 (31.58%) SCOM
3 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 4 (21.05%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (21.05%) NetBackup
4 4 (21.05%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (10.53%) Tivoli
5 2 (10.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (5.26%) Puppet
6 1 (5.26%) SCOrch
6 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) Cisco
2 6 (31.58%) Sophos
3 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
3 4 (21.05%) HP
3 4 (21.05%) NetApp
3 4 (21.05%) Symantec
3 4 (21.05%) VMware
4 3 (15.79%) Adobe
5 2 (10.53%) Apple
6 1 (5.26%) Atlassian
6 1 (5.26%) Juniper
6 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
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