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 3 months to 25 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.

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
UK
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 603 647 647
Rank change year-on-year +44 0  
Contract jobs citing WEP 1 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.011% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.016% 0.071% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Median daily rate £450 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +50.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 £300
% change year-on-year - +50.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 6364 8446 8389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.11% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3843 5109 4592
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 363 451
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.28% -0.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

WEP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WEP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 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 3 months to 25 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 +33 1 £450 - 1
Enfield - 1 £450 -
London - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 25 April 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%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) SDH
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
1 1 (50.00%) IKE
1 1 (50.00%) PPP
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) CCIE
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper
1 1 (50.00%) Nokia
1 1 (50.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) 802.11
1 1 (50.00%) SONET
1 1 (50.00%) DWDM

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%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (50.00%) FWSM
1 1 (50.00%) HSRP
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
1 1 (50.00%) IKE
1 1 (50.00%) Junos
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) PPP
1 1 (50.00%) SDH
1 1 (50.00%) Skype
1 1 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
1 1 (50.00%) SSH
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) VLAN
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
1 1 (50.00%) WAAS
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCIE
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) JNCIE
1 1 (50.00%) JNCIP
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Arista
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper
1 1 (50.00%) Nokia
1 1 (50.00%) Palo Alto