The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 544 535 533
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing WAI 9 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.024% 0.047%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.24% 0.31% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 15
Average daily rate
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£363 £378 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.97% +30.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £217 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £500 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £200 £281
% change year-on-year
+81.25% -28.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 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% -
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
3818 3545 4142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.97% 7.65% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2331 2152 2226
Average daily rate £410 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 140 224
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -2.77%
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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 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +14 7 £363 -27.50%
South West - 2 - -
East of England - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
North West - - - - 2
South East - - - - 1
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WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 25 (65.79%) HTML
1 25 (65.79%) CSS
2 23 (60.53%) W3C
3 22 (57.89%) jQuery
4 15 (39.47%) JavaScript
5 14 (36.84%) WCAG
6 13 (34.21%) HTML5
7 12 (31.58%) CSS3
7 12 (31.58%) Unit Testing
7 12 (31.58%) Finance
8 11 (28.95%) Intranet
8 11 (28.95%) Banking
9 10 (26.32%) Marketing
9 10 (26.32%) Retail
10 9 (23.68%) Web Accessibility
11 8 (21.05%) Web Design
11 8 (21.05%) Internet
11 8 (21.05%) Extranet
12 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (18.42%) Social Media
13 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (15.79%) Investment Banking
13 6 (15.79%) Project Management
13 6 (15.79%) Adobe
14 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
14 5 (13.16%) CMS
14 5 (13.16%) Content Management
14 5 (13.16%) Marketing Strategy
14 5 (13.16%) Responsive Web Design

WAI
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 5 (13.16%) CMS
2 1 (2.63%) Apache
2 1 (2.63%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (2.63%) Node.js
2 1 (2.63%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.63%) Fireworks
1 1 (2.63%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.63%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) Intranet
2 8 (21.05%) Internet
2 8 (21.05%) Extranet
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) Ant
2 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.63%) Maven
2 1 (2.63%) Redmine
2 1 (2.63%) Jasmine
2 1 (2.63%) Grunt
2 1 (2.63%) Selenium
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 11 (28.95%) Banking
3 10 (26.32%) Marketing
3 10 (26.32%) Retail
4 6 (15.79%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Back Office
5 1 (2.63%) Advertising
5 1 (2.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (55.26%) Developer
2 11 (28.95%) HTML Developer
3 7 (18.42%) Project Manager
4 6 (15.79%) Designer
4 6 (15.79%) Digital Project Manager
5 5 (13.16%) Web Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Web Designer
6 3 (7.89%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (5.26%) UI Developer
7 2 (5.26%) UI Programmer
7 2 (5.26%) Consultant
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Project Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (2.63%) Senior User Experience Designer
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Digital Project Manager
8 1 (2.63%) User Experience Consultant
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Designer
8 1 (2.63%) CSS Developer
8 1 (2.63%) User Experience Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (65.79%) HTML
1 25 (65.79%) CSS
2 22 (57.89%) jQuery
3 13 (34.21%) HTML5
4 12 (31.58%) CSS3
5 4 (10.53%) WAP
6 3 (7.89%) XHTML
6 3 (7.89%) XML
7 2 (5.26%) LESS
7 2 (5.26%) Ajax
7 2 (5.26%) .NET
7 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
7 2 (5.26%) Web Services
7 2 (5.26%) Flash
8 1 (2.63%) DHTML
8 1 (2.63%) XSD
8 1 (2.63%) DOM
8 1 (2.63%) XSL
8 1 (2.63%) XSLT
8 1 (2.63%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (60.53%) W3C
2 7 (18.42%) Social Media
3 4 (10.53%) New Media
3 4 (10.53%) iDTV
4 3 (7.89%) Mobile Banking
4 3 (7.89%) Online Banking
5 2 (5.26%) Statistics
6 1 (2.63%) Graphic Design
6 1 (2.63%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) UNIX
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
1 1 (2.63%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Unit Testing
2 9 (23.68%) Web Accessibility
3 8 (21.05%) Web Design
4 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (15.79%) Project Management
6 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
6 5 (13.16%) Content Management
6 5 (13.16%) Marketing Strategy
6 5 (13.16%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (7.89%) Web Development
7 3 (7.89%) Benchmarking
7 3 (7.89%) Time Management
8 2 (5.26%) Information Architecture
8 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.26%) Straight-Through Processing
8 2 (5.26%) Scrum
8 2 (5.26%) Programme Management
8 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) JavaScript
2 3 (7.89%) PHP
3 1 (2.63%) Ada
3 1 (2.63%) Java
3 1 (2.63%) C#
3 1 (2.63%) ActionScript
3 1 (2.63%) ActionScript 3.0
3 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.63%) PHP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (36.84%) WCAG
2 2 (5.26%) Section 508
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Adobe
2 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
2 1 (2.63%) Twitter
2 1 (2.63%) hybris
2 1 (2.63%) Sitecore
2 1 (2.63%) Zend