Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 896 865 888
Rank change year-on-year -31 +23 +12
Contract jobs citing WEP 6 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.002% 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.044% 0.015% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
UK median daily rate £406 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.84% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £313 -
% change year-on-year +30.00% - -
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 13,617 13,371 16,479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.24% 13.61% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,276 8,102 10,033
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £193 £220
90th Percentile £608 £584 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 712 738 823
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -21.81% +21.50%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.99 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.98 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.11% -24.08% +23.85%

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 4 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 25 September 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 -19 6 £406 +30.00%
Scotland - 4 £400 -
England -22 2 £415 +7.10%
East of England - 2 £415 -

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (83.33%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (66.67%) Front End Development
3 4 (66.67%) Angular 2
3 4 (66.67%) AngularJS
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (66.67%) Entity Framework
3 4 (66.67%) Web Development
3 4 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) MVC
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) TDD
4 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (50.00%) Jasmine
4 3 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (50.00%) TypeScript
5 2 (33.33%) RxJS
5 2 (33.33%) BDD
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (16.67%) jQuery
6 1 (16.67%) HTML
6 1 (16.67%) CSS
6 1 (16.67%) SQL Server

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 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Jasmine
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (66.67%) Web Developer
3 3 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (50.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (33.33%) Angular Developer
4 2 (33.33%) Azure Developer
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript Engineer
4 2 (33.33%) Web Engineer
5 1 (16.67%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (16.67%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (16.67%) Full Stack Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 4 (66.67%) Angular 2
2 4 (66.67%) AngularJS
2 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (66.67%) Entity Framework
3 2 (33.33%) RxJS
4 1 (16.67%) CSS
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Front End Development
1 4 (66.67%) MVC
1 4 (66.67%) Scrum
1 4 (66.67%) Web Development
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) TypeScript