The table below looks at the statistics for WPA skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WPA over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
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Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing WPA 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
419 368 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.59% 13.64% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 179 192
Average daily rate £325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 28 53
Average hourly rate £18.13 £15.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.86% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.05 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

WPA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WPA across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WPA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WPA
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WPA across the North West region.

WPA Hourly Rate Trend in the North West