The first table below looks at the demand for WAI skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAI over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the City of London region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 200 191 223
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +32
Contract jobs citing WAI 10 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.096% 0.012%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.65% 1.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 0
Average daily rate £375 £306 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £200
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +75.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.70%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
607 541 804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.41% 8.68% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 400 585
Average daily rate £450 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £276 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £135.00 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.03% +655.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £15.85 £12.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.35 £135.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
WAI
London

WAI
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAI across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

WAI Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

WAI
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAI across the City of London region.

WAI Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

WAI
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAI across the City of London region.

WAI Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

WAI
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing WAI also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAI.

1 13 (100.00%) HTML
1 13 (100.00%) CSS
1 13 (100.00%) W3C
1 13 (100.00%) jQuery
2 12 (92.31%) Unit Testing
3 11 (84.62%) Banking
4 8 (61.54%) HTML5
4 8 (61.54%) CSS3
5 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (38.46%) Mobile Banking
6 5 (38.46%) Investment Banking
6 5 (38.46%) Online Banking
6 5 (38.46%) Internet
7 4 (30.77%) Marketing
7 4 (30.77%) Straight-Through Processing
8 3 (23.08%) Finance
9 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
10 1 (7.69%) Ant
10 1 (7.69%) Apache
10 1 (7.69%) Selenium
10 1 (7.69%) Retail
10 1 (7.69%) Maven
10 1 (7.69%) Advertising
10 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
10 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
10 1 (7.69%) Jenkins

WAI
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing WAI also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAI. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Ant
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
1 1 (7.69%) Maven
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (84.62%) Banking
2 5 (38.46%) Investment Banking
3 4 (30.77%) Marketing
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 1 (7.69%) Retail
5 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (84.62%) HTML Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) UI Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) HTML
1 13 (100.00%) CSS
1 13 (100.00%) jQuery
2 8 (61.54%) HTML5
2 8 (61.54%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (100.00%) W3C
2 5 (38.46%) Mobile Banking
2 5 (38.46%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Unit Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (30.77%) Straight-Through Processing
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell