The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 156 198 200
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +2
Contract jobs citing WAI 1 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.029% 0.054% 0.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.32% 0.61% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 9
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 - £363
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £13.00
WAI
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
310 493 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.88% 8.80% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 367 470
Average daily rate £475 £475 £452
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £604
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Average hourly rate £22.00 £13.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

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 23 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Zend
1 1 (100.00%) Zend Framework
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) Mocha
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Progressive Enhancement
1 1 (100.00%) CSS3
1 1 (100.00%) Behat
1 1 (100.00%) Jasmine
1 1 (100.00%) Sass
1 1 (100.00%) Grunt
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) gulp
1 1 (100.00%) Front End Development
1 1 (100.00%) Twig

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Grunt
1 1 (100.00%) gulp
1 1 (100.00%) Jasmine
1 1 (100.00%) Mocha
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Behat
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) CSS3
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Sass
1 1 (100.00%) Twig
1 1 (100.00%) Zend Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Front End Development
1 1 (100.00%) Progressive Enhancement
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Zend