The table below looks at the statistics for WAI skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAI over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
UK / England
Rank 560 587 582
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -5
Contract jobs citing WAI 15 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.036% 0.033% 0.019%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.31% 0.29% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 4
Median daily rate £425 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £453 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+54.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
4807 5459 5642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.62% 11.43% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3164 3545 3494
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 183 168
Median hourly rate £23.34 £42.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.42% +86.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £61.00 £50.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-50.88% +87.77%

WAI
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing WAI as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAI within the England region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Midlands - 7 £420 -
London +15 5 £410 +2.50%
Yorkshire - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £440 -
WAI
UK

WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for WAI.

1 28 (90.32%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (74.19%) HTML
2 23 (74.19%) CSS
3 21 (67.74%) JavaScript
4 17 (54.84%) BDD
5 16 (51.61%) Cucumber
5 16 (51.61%) gulp
6 15 (48.39%) Grunt
6 15 (48.39%) Git (software)
7 12 (38.71%) CSS3
8 11 (35.48%) Sass
8 11 (35.48%) Front End Development
8 11 (35.48%) WCAG
9 10 (32.26%) Scrum
9 10 (32.26%) Jasmine
9 10 (32.26%) Progressive Enhancement
10 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (29.03%) WebDriver
10 9 (29.03%) Mocha
11 8 (25.81%) Waterfall
11 8 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (25.81%) PHP
11 8 (25.81%) Behat
11 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
11 8 (25.81%) Twig
12 7 (22.58%) Cross-Browser Testing
12 7 (22.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (22.58%) User Stories
12 7 (22.58%) AngularJS
12 7 (22.58%) MongoDB

WAI
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.23%) CMS
1 1 (3.23%) Confluence
1 1 (3.23%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) PuTTY
1 1 (3.23%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (51.61%) Cucumber
1 16 (51.61%) gulp
2 15 (48.39%) Git (software)
2 15 (48.39%) Grunt
3 10 (32.26%) Jasmine
4 9 (29.03%) Mocha
4 9 (29.03%) WebDriver
5 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
6 7 (22.58%) Burp Suite
6 7 (22.58%) JMeter
6 7 (22.58%) Selenium
7 1 (3.23%) Babel
7 1 (3.23%) JIRA
7 1 (3.23%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (3.23%) webpack
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Developer
2 8 (25.81%) Senior Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Angular Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 6 (19.35%) HTML Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Digital Developer
4 5 (16.13%) HTML CSS Developer
4 5 (16.13%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Lead Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Tester
5 3 (9.68%) UI Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Performance Tester
6 2 (6.45%) QA Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Subject Matter Expert
6 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Test Automation Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (74.19%) CSS
1 23 (74.19%) HTML
2 12 (38.71%) CSS3
3 11 (35.48%) Sass
4 8 (25.81%) Behat
4 8 (25.81%) Twig
5 7 (22.58%) AngularJS
5 7 (22.58%) Spring
5 7 (22.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (19.35%) jQuery
7 4 (12.90%) HTML5
8 2 (6.45%) Node.js
9 1 (3.23%) Express
9 1 (3.23%) Handlebars
9 1 (3.23%) LESS
9 1 (3.23%) REST
9 1 (3.23%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) W3C
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
1 3 (9.68%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (90.32%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (54.84%) BDD
3 11 (35.48%) Front End Development
4 10 (32.26%) Progressive Enhancement
4 10 (32.26%) Scrum
5 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (25.81%) Waterfall
7 7 (22.58%) Compatibility Testing
7 7 (22.58%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 7 (22.58%) Manual Testing
7 7 (22.58%) OWASP
7 7 (22.58%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (22.58%) Performance Testing
7 7 (22.58%) User Stories
8 6 (19.35%) Web Development
9 5 (16.13%) E-Commerce
10 4 (12.90%) SEO
11 3 (9.68%) Continuous Deployment
11 3 (9.68%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (67.74%) JavaScript
2 8 (25.81%) PHP
3 7 (22.58%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) ES6
4 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (35.48%) WCAG
2 6 (19.35%) QA
3 2 (6.45%) Disclosure Scotland