The table below looks at the statistics for WAI skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAI over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 577 540 507
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -33
Contract jobs citing WAI 14 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.028% 0.054% 0.035%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.35% 0.67% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 6
Average daily rate
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£331 £375 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% +2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £323 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £423 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.62% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+169.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £13.00
WAI
UK

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 England region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
3966 4003 3274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.82% 8.05% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2433 2469 1990
Average daily rate £413 £408 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.10% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 173 121
Average hourly rate £21.55 £20.13 £18.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.08% +8.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £47.20 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +40.00%

WAI
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

WAI Jobs Demand Trend in England

WAI
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

WAI Daily Rate Trend in England

WAI
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAI across the England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

WAI Daily Rate Histogram in England

WAI
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

WAI Hourly Rate Trend in England

WAI
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAI within the England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +7 13 £338 -10.00% 1
South East -26 1 £295 - 2
WAI
UK

WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 17 (80.95%) HTML
1 17 (80.95%) CSS
1 17 (80.95%) HTML5
2 14 (66.67%) CSS3
3 12 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (42.86%) jQuery
6 8 (38.10%) Web Accessibility
6 8 (38.10%) RESTful
6 8 (38.10%) Web Services
7 6 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (28.57%) User Stories
7 6 (28.57%) User Experience
8 5 (23.81%) Linux
8 5 (23.81%) Photoshop
8 5 (23.81%) TDD
9 4 (19.05%) Spring
9 4 (19.05%) Maven
9 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
9 4 (19.05%) JMeter
9 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
9 4 (19.05%) Hibernate
9 4 (19.05%) Web Design
9 4 (19.05%) Java EE
9 4 (19.05%) JIRA
9 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
9 4 (19.05%) Selenium
9 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (19.05%) Multithreading
9 4 (19.05%) Alfresco

WAI
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 4 (19.05%) Alfresco
1 4 (19.05%) WildFly
1 4 (19.05%) Confluence
1 4 (19.05%) Node.js
2 1 (4.76%) ExpressionEngine
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Photoshop
2 3 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (4.76%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) MongoDB
1 4 (19.05%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Maven
1 4 (19.05%) JMeter
1 4 (19.05%) JIRA
1 4 (19.05%) Selenium
1 4 (19.05%) SonarQube
1 4 (19.05%) Gradle
1 4 (19.05%) Artifactory
1 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.52%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (9.52%) Axure RP
3 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 3 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) Front-End Developer
3 3 (14.29%) UX Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Web Designer
4 2 (9.52%) Web Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Designer
5 1 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Principal Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.76%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (80.95%) HTML
1 17 (80.95%) CSS
1 17 (80.95%) HTML5
2 14 (66.67%) CSS3
3 9 (42.86%) jQuery
4 8 (38.10%) RESTful
4 8 (38.10%) Web Services
5 6 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (19.05%) Spring
6 4 (19.05%) Hibernate
6 4 (19.05%) Java EE
6 4 (19.05%) J2EE
7 3 (14.29%) XHTML
8 2 (9.52%) Flash
9 1 (4.76%) FBML
9 1 (4.76%) Google Maps API
9 1 (4.76%) Sass
9 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
9 1 (4.76%) Backbone.js
9 1 (4.76%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) User Experience
2 3 (14.29%) W3C
3 2 (9.52%) Clustering
3 2 (9.52%) Digital Media
4 1 (4.76%) Social Media
4 1 (4.76%) Cybernetics
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) CentOS
2 4 (19.05%) Mac OS
2 4 (19.05%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.76%) UNIX
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Web Accessibility
3 6 (28.57%) User Stories
4 5 (23.81%) TDD
5 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
5 4 (19.05%) Web Design
5 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
5 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (19.05%) Multithreading
5 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
5 4 (19.05%) OWASP
5 4 (19.05%) BDD
6 3 (14.29%) Analytics
6 3 (14.29%) Content Management
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
7 2 (9.52%) Business Development
7 2 (9.52%) MVC
7 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.52%) Marketing Analytics
7 2 (9.52%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
1 4 (19.05%) Sun Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Salt
1 4 (19.05%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle
1 4 (19.05%) Sun
1 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
1 4 (19.05%) Apple
2 3 (14.29%) Google
3 1 (4.76%) Facebook
3 1 (4.76%) Twitter
3 1 (4.76%) Adobe
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Posted: 13 days ago