The table below looks at the statistics for WCAG skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCAG over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 77 77 61
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs citing WCAG 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.082% 0.17% 0.095%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.04% 2.94% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £311 £293
% change year-on-year
-20.41% +6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £23.75
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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 Edinburgh region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
96 68 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.88% 5.81% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 23 33
Average daily rate £425 £380 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 8
Average hourly rate £13.89 £5.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+177.70% -59.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £5.00 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £5.00 £18.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

WCAG Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCAG across the Edinburgh region.

WCAG Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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Top 17 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing WCAG 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 WCAG.

1 10 (76.92%) Use Case
1 10 (76.92%) User Stories
2 9 (69.23%) Workflow
3 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 5 (38.46%) CSS
3 5 (38.46%) HTML
4 2 (15.38%) Web Design
4 2 (15.38%) Web Development
4 2 (15.38%) User Experience
5 1 (7.69%) LESS
5 1 (7.69%) jQuery
5 1 (7.69%) JIRA
5 1 (7.69%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 1 (7.69%) RichFaces
5 1 (7.69%) JSF
5 1 (7.69%) MVC

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing WCAG 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 WCAG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) UI Developer
2 4 (30.77%) UI Programmer
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Front-End Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) User Experience Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) HTML
1 5 (38.46%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) JSF
2 1 (7.69%) jQuery
2 1 (7.69%) RichFaces
2 1 (7.69%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Use Case
1 10 (76.92%) User Stories
2 9 (69.23%) Workflow
3 2 (15.38%) Web Design
3 2 (15.38%) Web Development
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) Java