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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
Rank - - 139
Contract jobs citing WPA 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.031%
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 £333
% change year-on-year
-39.75% +24.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.50
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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
461 377 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.49% 13.14% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 179 179
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £201 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £463 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 42 56
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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