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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WPA over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
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
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
WPA
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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
605 503 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.45% 13.65% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 238 187
Median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 56 36
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

WPA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing WPA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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