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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
Rank - - 141
Contract jobs citing WPA 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £415 -
% change year-on-year
-39.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £13.00
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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
479 405 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.15% 13.91% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 205 182
Average daily rate £320 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 41 52
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.33% +55.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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