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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 200 220 228
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +8
Contract jobs citing WAI 3 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.051% 0.070% 0.038%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.65% 0.84% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £200 £277
% change year-on-year
+23.75% -27.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
460 593 781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.79% 8.28% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 442 600
Average daily rate £465 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.10% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £299 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £616 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 17
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £13.97 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £67.50 £50.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -18.60%

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

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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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 10 (100.00%) HTML
1 10 (100.00%) W3C
2 9 (90.00%) jQuery
2 9 (90.00%) CSS
2 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (80.00%) Banking
3 8 (80.00%) Unit Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Investment Banking
5 4 (40.00%) CSS3
5 4 (40.00%) HTML5
6 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (20.00%) Online Banking
7 2 (20.00%) Marketing
7 2 (20.00%) Internet
7 2 (20.00%) Straight-Through Processing
7 2 (20.00%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
8 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (10.00%) WCAG
8 1 (10.00%) Selenium
8 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
8 1 (10.00%) Web Accessibility
8 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
8 1 (10.00%) Retail
8 1 (10.00%) Maven
8 1 (10.00%) Finance
8 1 (10.00%) Validation
8 1 (10.00%) Apache
8 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
8 1 (10.00%) SLA

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Ant
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) Maven
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (80.00%) Banking
2 5 (50.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Marketing
4 1 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
2 8 (80.00%) HTML Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) HTML
2 9 (90.00%) CSS
2 9 (90.00%) jQuery
3 4 (40.00%) HTML5
3 4 (40.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) W3C
2 2 (20.00%) Online Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Straight-Through Processing
5 1 (10.00%) Validation
5 1 (10.00%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
1 1 (10.00%) WCAG