Period
to 24 June 2018

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 24 June 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.

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 873 839 884
Rank change year-on-year -34 +45 -22
Contract jobs citing WEP 10 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.002% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.075% 0.016% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 5
UK median daily rate £400 £381 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.92% -15.28% +50.00%
10th Percentile £368 £318 £418
90th Percentile £426 £459 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £313 £450
% change year-on-year +28.00% -30.56% +50.00%
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 category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,328 12,708 16,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.29% 13.87% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,195 7,701 9,770
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £206 £218
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 748 755
UK median hourly rate £19.06 £19.90 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.22% -23.46% +20.93%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.25 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £27.05
% change year-on-year - -29.76% +20.22%

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 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 6 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 24 June 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
UK excluding London -26 10 £400 +28.00%
Scotland - 6 £400 -
England -46 4 £415 +8.85% 1
East of England - 3 £415 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WEP 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 WEP.

1 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (90.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (70.00%) MVC
3 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (60.00%) Entity Framework
4 6 (60.00%) AngularJS
4 6 (60.00%) TDD
4 6 (60.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (60.00%) SQL
4 6 (60.00%) Scrum
4 6 (60.00%) Front End Development
4 6 (60.00%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (50.00%) Angular 2
6 4 (40.00%) Web Development
7 3 (30.00%) Dependency Injection
7 3 (30.00%) BDD
7 3 (30.00%) TypeScript
7 3 (30.00%) Jasmine
7 3 (30.00%) jQuery
7 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (30.00%) HTML
7 3 (30.00%) CSS
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (20.00%) RxJS
9 1 (10.00%) User Experience

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Jasmine
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) .NET Developer
2 6 (60.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 6 (60.00%) C# Developer
3 4 (40.00%) Web Developer
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 3 (30.00%) Azure Developer
4 3 (30.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (30.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (30.00%) Web Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) Angular Developer
5 2 (20.00%) JavaScript Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) .NET Software Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (10.00%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) C# Web Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Full Stack Web Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (90.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (60.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (60.00%) AngularJS
4 6 (60.00%) Entity Framework
5 5 (50.00%) Angular 2
6 3 (30.00%) CSS
6 3 (30.00%) HTML
6 3 (30.00%) jQuery
7 2 (20.00%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (70.00%) MVC
2 6 (60.00%) Front End Development
2 6 (60.00%) Scrum
2 6 (60.00%) TDD
3 4 (40.00%) Web Development
4 3 (30.00%) BDD
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (30.00%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) TypeScript