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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 581 539 551
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +12
Contract jobs citing WAI 7 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.013% 0.040% 0.043%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.17% 0.52% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £270 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -12.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
+23.75% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
4101 3640 4206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.86% 7.66% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2526 2178 2383
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 145 204
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 18 September 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 -16 6 £375 +36.36% 1
South East - 1 £313 - 1
South West - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
North West - - - -
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WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 21 (84.00%) HTML
2 20 (80.00%) CSS
3 18 (72.00%) W3C
3 18 (72.00%) jQuery
4 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (56.00%) JavaScript
5 9 (36.00%) HTML5
6 8 (32.00%) CSS3
6 8 (32.00%) Intranet
7 7 (28.00%) Internet
7 7 (28.00%) Banking
7 7 (28.00%) Unit Testing
8 6 (24.00%) WCAG
8 6 (24.00%) Content Management
8 6 (24.00%) Marketing
8 6 (24.00%) Finance
8 6 (24.00%) CMS
8 6 (24.00%) Adobe
9 5 (20.00%) Extranet
9 5 (20.00%) Web Accessibility
9 5 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (16.00%) Social Media
10 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (16.00%) Investment Banking
10 4 (16.00%) Project Management
11 3 (12.00%) Scrum
11 3 (12.00%) Web Development
11 3 (12.00%) PHP
11 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
11 3 (12.00%) XML

WAI
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (24.00%) CMS
2 2 (8.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (8.00%) Apache
2 2 (8.00%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (4.00%) Fireworks
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) Intranet
2 7 (28.00%) Internet
3 5 (20.00%) Extranet
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.00%) Ant
2 2 (8.00%) Maven
2 2 (8.00%) Selenium
3 1 (4.00%) Redmine
3 1 (4.00%) Jasmine
3 1 (4.00%) Grunt
General
1 7 (28.00%) Banking
2 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) Marketing
3 4 (16.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (8.00%) Retail
5 1 (4.00%) Publishing
5 1 (4.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) HTML Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Web Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Web Designer
3 5 (20.00%) Designer
4 4 (16.00%) Project Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Digital Project Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) CSS Developer
7 1 (4.00%) UI Programmer
7 1 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (4.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (84.00%) HTML
2 20 (80.00%) CSS
3 18 (72.00%) jQuery
4 9 (36.00%) HTML5
5 8 (32.00%) CSS3
6 3 (12.00%) XML
7 2 (8.00%) .NET
7 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
7 2 (8.00%) Flash
7 2 (8.00%) XHTML
7 2 (8.00%) LESS
8 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
8 1 (4.00%) DHTML
8 1 (4.00%) WAP
8 1 (4.00%) Ajax
8 1 (4.00%) Symfony
8 1 (4.00%) Zend Framework
8 1 (4.00%) Backbone.js
8 1 (4.00%) Sass
8 1 (4.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (72.00%) W3C
2 4 (16.00%) Social Media
3 3 (12.00%) User Experience
4 2 (8.00%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (8.00%) Statistics
4 2 (8.00%) Online Banking
5 1 (4.00%) Graphic Design
5 1 (4.00%) Animation
5 1 (4.00%) iDTV
5 1 (4.00%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) UNIX
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Unit Testing
3 6 (24.00%) Content Management
4 5 (20.00%) Web Accessibility
4 5 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (16.00%) Project Management
5 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.00%) Scrum
6 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (12.00%) Web Development
6 3 (12.00%) Marketing Strategy
7 2 (8.00%) Straight-Through Processing
7 2 (8.00%) Benchmarking
7 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
8 1 (4.00%) OOP
8 1 (4.00%) OO
8 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.00%) Web Design
8 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (12.00%) PHP
3 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) ActionScript
4 1 (4.00%) Ada
4 1 (4.00%) PHP5
4 1 (4.00%) ActionScript 3.0
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) WCAG
2 2 (8.00%) Section 508
3 1 (4.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Adobe
2 2 (8.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.00%) hybris
3 1 (4.00%) Twitter
3 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.00%) Zend