Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 842 873 876
Rank change year-on-year +31 +3 -65
Contract jobs citing WAP 23 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.018% 0.012%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.075% 0.064% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 5
UK median daily rate £350 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% -2.94% +9.68%
10th Percentile £126 £191 £321
90th Percentile £540 £775 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £331 £369
% change year-on-year -4.91% -10.17% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
UK median hourly rate £26.00 - £14.00
10th Percentile £24.00 - £12.50
90th Percentile £28.00 - £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 - £13.00

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 30742 31321 30860
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.15% 28.74% 27.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 21234 21885 20458
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £306 £294 £269
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year +4.44% +2.13% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 383 464
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.76% +5.77%
10th Percentile £16.00 £12.25 £14.91
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% +10.00%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +68 23 £350 -15.15% 4
UK excluding London +58 12 £315 -4.91% 2
London +19 11 £431 -37.27% 2
South East +24 5 £130 -35.80%
Midlands +25 4 £320 -14.67%
North of England +57 3 £450 +60.00% 1
North West +32 3 £450 +125.00%
East Midlands - 3 £320 -
West Midlands +30 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 12 (52.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (47.83%) Office 365
3 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
3 11 (47.83%) PowerShell
4 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
5 9 (39.13%) Windows
6 8 (34.78%) Hyper-V
6 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (34.78%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
7 7 (30.43%) IIS
7 7 (30.43%) .NET
8 6 (26.09%) HTML
8 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
8 6 (26.09%) SQL
8 6 (26.09%) CSS
8 6 (26.09%) MCSE
8 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
8 6 (26.09%) DNS
8 6 (26.09%) Cisco
8 6 (26.09%) CCNA
8 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
8 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (26.09%) Load Balancing
8 6 (26.09%) Firewall
8 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (26.09%) Data Centre

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 7 (30.43%) IIS
2 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
3 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (21.74%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (21.74%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
5 3 (13.04%) Skype for Business
6 2 (8.70%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (47.83%) Office 365
3 8 (34.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (21.74%) IaaS
4 5 (21.74%) OneDrive
4 5 (21.74%) Yammer
5 2 (8.70%) PaaS
5 2 (8.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (26.09%) DNS
1 6 (26.09%) Firewall
2 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
2 5 (21.74%) VoIP
3 4 (17.39%) SAN
4 3 (13.04%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (13.04%) Unified Communications
4 3 (13.04%) VPN
5 2 (8.70%) Network Security
5 2 (8.70%) SMS
6 1 (4.35%) DHCP
6 1 (4.35%) GPRS
6 1 (4.35%) GSM
6 1 (4.35%) LTE
6 1 (4.35%) NAS
6 1 (4.35%) UMTS
6 1 (4.35%) VoLTE
6 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (8.70%) MySQL
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.70%) Grunt
1 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
1 2 (8.70%) JMeter
1 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner
1 2 (8.70%) Maven
1 2 (8.70%) Selenium
1 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) Publishing
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
2 1 (4.35%) Military
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Architect
1 5 (21.74%) Enterprise Architect
1 5 (21.74%) SharePoint Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Server Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Senior Server Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (8.70%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) ICT Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) ICT Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) IT Support
4 2 (8.70%) Server Support
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) .NET
2 6 (26.09%) CSS
2 6 (26.09%) HTML
2 6 (26.09%) HTML5
3 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
3 5 (21.74%) Ajax
3 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
3 5 (21.74%) CSS3
3 5 (21.74%) JSON
3 5 (21.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 5 (21.74%) Web Services
3 5 (21.74%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) D3.js
4 1 (4.35%) jQuery
4 1 (4.35%) Node.js
4 1 (4.35%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 5 (21.74%) Clustering
3 3 (13.04%) Blackberry
3 3 (13.04%) Replication
3 3 (13.04%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.70%) CCTV
4 2 (8.70%) EPoS
5 1 (4.35%) Handset
5 1 (4.35%) User Experience
5 1 (4.35%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Load Balancing
2 5 (21.74%) High Availability
2 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) TOGAF
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (13.04%) Network Management
3 3 (13.04%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (8.70%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) Identity Management
4 2 (8.70%) Kanban
4 2 (8.70%) Release Management
4 2 (8.70%) Scrum
4 2 (8.70%) Task Automation
4 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
4 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
4 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) PowerShell
2 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
2 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 5 (21.74%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) VBScript
5 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) CCNA
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (26.09%) MCSE
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.04%) CCNP
2 3 (13.04%) MCSD
3 2 (8.70%) MCTS
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) MCITP
4 1 (4.35%) MCSA
4 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) COBIT
2 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 8 (34.78%) Hyper-V
3 6 (26.09%) UAG
4 3 (13.04%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (8.70%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) SCCM
1 5 (21.74%) SCOM
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (13.04%) NetBackup
3 3 (13.04%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (8.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (8.70%) Puppet
4 2 (8.70%) SCOrch
4 2 (8.70%) Tivoli
4 2 (8.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
2 6 (26.09%) Cisco
3 5 (21.74%) Sophos
4 4 (17.39%) NetApp
5 3 (13.04%) Blue Coat
5 3 (13.04%) F5
5 3 (13.04%) HP
5 3 (13.04%) Palo Alto
5 3 (13.04%) Symantec
5 3 (13.04%) VMware
6 2 (8.70%) Adobe
6 2 (8.70%) Apple
6 2 (8.70%) Atlassian