Period
to 22 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for WEP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WEP over the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
UK
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 843 877 886
Rank change year-on-year +34 +9 -31
Contract jobs citing WEP 2 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.009% 0.003%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.015% 0.058% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
UK median daily rate £381 £450 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.28% +89.47% -47.22%
10th Percentile £318 £418 £219
90th Percentile £459 £495 £311
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £450 £300
% change year-on-year -30.56% +50.00% -40.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

WEP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13275 17215 16248
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.84% 15.65% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7955 10432 9065
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £205 £225 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 772 799 926
UK median hourly rate £19.56 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.75% +21.95% +7.89%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.09
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -24.00% +19.05% +16.67%

WEP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for WEP in the UK

WEP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WEP in the UK

WEP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WEP over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WEP in the UK

WEP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WEP in the UK

WEP
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WEP within the UK over the 6 months to 22 July 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 +50 2 £381 -15.28% 2
UK excluding London +59 1 £313 -30.56% 2
London +5 1 £450 -
East Midlands - 1 £313 - 2
Midlands - 1 £313 - 2

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WEP 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 WEP.

1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) ATM
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (50.00%) RIP
1 1 (50.00%) SNMP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (50.00%) MPLS
1 1 (50.00%) OSPF
1 1 (50.00%) BGP
1 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (50.00%) VRRP
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
1 1 (50.00%) Frame Relay
1 1 (50.00%) IPsec
1 1 (50.00%) WPA
1 1 (50.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 1 (50.00%) Network Design
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless Security
1 1 (50.00%) WPA2

WEP
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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) ATM
1 1 (50.00%) BGP
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Frame Relay
1 1 (50.00%) IPsec
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) MPLS
1 1 (50.00%) OSPF
1 1 (50.00%) RIP
1 1 (50.00%) SNMP
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) VRRP
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless Security
1 1 (50.00%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Control
1 1 (50.00%) Network Design
1 1 (50.00%) Network Management
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (50.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Aruba
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) F5
1 1 (50.00%) Riverbed