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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 561 551 504
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -47
Contract jobs citing WAI 18 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.037% 0.026% 0.054%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.47% 0.34% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 14
Average daily rate
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£385 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £359 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £283 £325
% change year-on-year
+36.28% -13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £10.93 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.93 -
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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
3816 3489 3300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.74% 7.45% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2405 2124 1931
Average daily rate £400 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 125 221
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -16.27%

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 29 December 2014.

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 29 December 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
South East - 8 £394 -
London +8 5 £379 +4.43%
South West -28 3 £300 +9.09%
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - - 2
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WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 23 (92.00%) HTML
2 22 (88.00%) CSS
3 20 (80.00%) JavaScript
4 17 (68.00%) jQuery
5 13 (52.00%) W3C
6 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (44.00%) Web Accessibility
8 10 (40.00%) XHTML
9 9 (36.00%) SQL
9 9 (36.00%) Content Management
10 8 (32.00%) CMS
11 7 (28.00%) HTML5
11 7 (28.00%) Visual Studio
12 6 (24.00%) Responsive Web Design
12 6 (24.00%) User Experience
13 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
13 5 (20.00%) CSS3
13 5 (20.00%) OWASP
13 5 (20.00%) Unit Testing
13 5 (20.00%) Ruby
13 5 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
13 5 (20.00%) Photoshop
13 5 (20.00%) C#
13 5 (20.00%) .NET
13 5 (20.00%) Oracle
13 5 (20.00%) UNIX
13 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
13 5 (20.00%) Dreamweaver
13 5 (20.00%) Linux
14 4 (16.00%) OOP

WAI
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 8 (32.00%) CMS
2 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (16.00%) IIS
4 3 (12.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (8.00%) Kentico
5 2 (8.00%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (8.00%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (4.00%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Photoshop
2 3 (12.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) WebTrends
1 3 (12.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Intranet
1 3 (12.00%) Internet
2 2 (8.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.00%) MS Access
3 2 (8.00%) DTS
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (20.00%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (12.00%) Axure RP
4 2 (8.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (4.00%) ProtoShare
5 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.00%) Maven
5 1 (4.00%) Selenium
5 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.00%) Ant
General
1 4 (16.00%) Publishing
1 4 (16.00%) Marketing
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (80.00%) Developer
2 8 (32.00%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Designer
3 4 (16.00%) HTML Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Web Designer
4 3 (12.00%) Web Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Ruby Developer
5 2 (8.00%) CMS Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 2 (8.00%) CSS Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Architect
6 1 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (92.00%) HTML
2 22 (88.00%) CSS
3 17 (68.00%) jQuery
4 10 (40.00%) XHTML
5 7 (28.00%) HTML5
6 5 (20.00%) CSS3
6 5 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (20.00%) .NET
7 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
7 4 (16.00%) Web Services
7 4 (16.00%) XML
8 3 (12.00%) Ajax
8 3 (12.00%) Flash
9 2 (8.00%) XSLT
9 2 (8.00%) SOAP
9 2 (8.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
9 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET 2.0
9 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 13 (52.00%) W3C
2 6 (24.00%) User Experience
3 3 (12.00%) Digital Media
4 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.00%) Web 2.0
5 1 (4.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) UNIX
1 5 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) Web Accessibility
3 9 (36.00%) Content Management
4 6 (24.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 5 (20.00%) OWASP
6 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
6 4 (16.00%) Scrum
6 4 (16.00%) OOP
7 3 (12.00%) Project Management
7 3 (12.00%) MVC
7 3 (12.00%) Analytics
7 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (12.00%) Marketing Analytics
8 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (8.00%) User Stories
8 2 (8.00%) BDD
8 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
8 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (8.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 20 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (36.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) Ruby
3 5 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (8.00%) VBScript
4 2 (8.00%) VB
5 1 (4.00%) Ada
5 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) WCAG
2 1 (4.00%) Section 508
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) RedDot
3 3 (12.00%) Google
3 3 (12.00%) Open Text
4 2 (8.00%) Sitecore
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.00%) Adobe