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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 574 537 551
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +14
Contract jobs citing WAI 9 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.041% 0.045%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.22% 0.54% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 15
Average daily rate
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£363 £270 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.25% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £400 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £200 £277
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -27.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £27.78 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.19% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £31.25 -
% change year-on-year
-58.40% -
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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 England region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4076 3675 4218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.00% 7.55% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2500 2194 2358
Average daily rate £410 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £265 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 151 227
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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
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 22 August 2014. 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 +4 7 £369 +34.09% 1
South East 0 1 £313 - 1
South West - 1 - -
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
WAI
UK

WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 22 (75.86%) HTML
2 21 (72.41%) CSS
3 19 (65.52%) W3C
3 19 (65.52%) jQuery
4 13 (44.83%) JavaScript
5 10 (34.48%) Intranet
6 9 (31.03%) WCAG
6 9 (31.03%) Finance
6 9 (31.03%) HTML5
7 8 (27.59%) CSS3
7 8 (27.59%) Unit Testing
7 8 (27.59%) Marketing
7 8 (27.59%) Banking
8 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (24.14%) Internet
8 7 (24.14%) Extranet
9 6 (20.69%) Adobe
9 6 (20.69%) Content Management
9 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (20.69%) CMS
9 6 (20.69%) Project Management
9 6 (20.69%) Web Accessibility
9 6 (20.69%) Social Media
10 5 (17.24%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (17.24%) Investment Banking
11 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
11 4 (13.79%) Marketing Strategy
12 3 (10.34%) New Media
12 3 (10.34%) Web Development
12 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration

WAI
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 6 (20.69%) CMS
2 2 (6.90%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (6.90%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.45%) Node.js
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.45%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.45%) Fireworks
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) Intranet
2 7 (24.14%) Internet
2 7 (24.14%) Extranet
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.45%) Grunt
3 1 (3.45%) Jasmine
3 1 (3.45%) Redmine
3 1 (3.45%) Ant
3 1 (3.45%) Maven
3 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 8 (27.59%) Marketing
2 8 (27.59%) Banking
3 5 (17.24%) Investment Banking
4 3 (10.34%) Retail
5 1 (3.45%) Back Office
5 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Developer
2 10 (34.48%) HTML Developer
3 6 (20.69%) Project Manager
4 5 (17.24%) Designer
4 5 (17.24%) Digital Project Manager
4 5 (17.24%) Web Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Web Designer
5 3 (10.34%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) UI Programmer
7 1 (3.45%) CSS Developer
7 1 (3.45%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (75.86%) HTML
2 21 (72.41%) CSS
3 19 (65.52%) jQuery
4 9 (31.03%) HTML5
5 8 (27.59%) CSS3
6 3 (10.34%) WAP
6 3 (10.34%) XML
7 2 (6.90%) Web Services
7 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
7 2 (6.90%) .NET
7 2 (6.90%) Flash
7 2 (6.90%) XHTML
7 2 (6.90%) LESS
8 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
8 1 (3.45%) Sass
8 1 (3.45%) Backbone.js
8 1 (3.45%) DHTML
8 1 (3.45%) JSP
8 1 (3.45%) XSD
8 1 (3.45%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (65.52%) W3C
2 6 (20.69%) Social Media
3 3 (10.34%) New Media
3 3 (10.34%) iDTV
4 2 (6.90%) Statistics
4 2 (6.90%) Online Banking
4 2 (6.90%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (3.45%) Graphic Design
5 1 (3.45%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) UNIX
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Unit Testing
2 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.69%) Content Management
3 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (20.69%) Project Management
3 6 (20.69%) Web Accessibility
4 5 (17.24%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
5 4 (13.79%) Marketing Strategy
6 3 (10.34%) Web Development
6 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (10.34%) Time Management
6 3 (10.34%) Scrum
7 2 (6.90%) Web Design
7 2 (6.90%) Benchmarking
7 2 (6.90%) Straight-Through Processing
7 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.45%) Information Architecture
8 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.45%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.34%) PHP
3 1 (3.45%) ActionScript 3.0
3 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.45%) Ada
3 1 (3.45%) ActionScript
3 1 (3.45%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) PHP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) WCAG
2 2 (6.90%) Section 508
3 1 (3.45%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Adobe
2 2 (6.90%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.45%) hybris
3 1 (3.45%) Twitter
3 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.45%) Zend