Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 872 861 -
Rank change year-on-year -11 - +861
Contract jobs citing WEP 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.001% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.022% 0.007% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
UK median daily rate £415 £380 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.21% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 - -
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 13,577 14,770 15,142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.54% 15.29% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,382 8,958 8,767
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 749 925
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £49.19 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.56% +4.65% -4.44%

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 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 16 January 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
England -10 2 £439 +15.46%
UK excluding London - 2 £395 - 1
London -37 1 £463 +21.71%
Scotland - 1 £375 - 1
East of England - 1 £415 -

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
2 1 (33.33%) IGMP
2 1 (33.33%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless Security
2 1 (33.33%) WPA2
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) xDSL
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) Multicast
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) IPsec
2 1 (33.33%) WPA

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 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) ATM
1 1 (33.33%) BGP
1 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) IGMP
1 1 (33.33%) IPsec
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) Multicast
1 1 (33.33%) OSPF
1 1 (33.33%) PPP
1 1 (33.33%) RIP
1 1 (33.33%) SONET
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless Security
1 1 (33.33%) WLAN
1 1 (33.33%) WPA2
1 1 (33.33%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) C# Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Azure Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Network Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Juniper
1 1 (33.33%) Nokia