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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 565 534 501
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -33
Contract jobs citing WAI 7 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.061% 0.033%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.18% 0.77% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 24 7
Average daily rate
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£338 £385 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.33% +28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £313 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate - £283 £373
% change year-on-year
- -24.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £10.93 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.93 £13.00
% change year-on-year
- -15.96%
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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
3942 3770 3142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.11% 7.97% 7.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2365 2272 1838
Average daily rate £400 £412 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +0.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 161 152
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £20.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £10.56 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £45.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -5.94%

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 27 March 2015. 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 -13 7 £338 -14.55%
Yorkshire - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
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WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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
1 23 (92.00%) CSS
2 18 (72.00%) JavaScript
3 13 (52.00%) Web Accessibility
3 13 (52.00%) HTML5
4 12 (48.00%) jQuery
5 10 (40.00%) CSS3
5 10 (40.00%) XHTML
6 9 (36.00%) SQL
7 8 (32.00%) W3C
7 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (28.00%) Content Management
9 6 (24.00%) CMS
9 6 (24.00%) User Stories
10 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
10 5 (20.00%) OWASP
10 5 (20.00%) Ruby
10 5 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (20.00%) Web Design
10 5 (20.00%) Dreamweaver
10 5 (20.00%) Linux
10 5 (20.00%) UNIX
10 5 (20.00%) Photoshop
10 5 (20.00%) .NET
10 5 (20.00%) Oracle
10 5 (20.00%) C#
11 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
11 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
11 4 (16.00%) Web Services
11 4 (16.00%) XML

WAI
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 4 (16.00%) IIS
2 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (8.00%) Kentico
3 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
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
2 2 (8.00%) 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 5 (20.00%) Dreamweaver
2 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (12.00%) Axure RP
4 2 (8.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (4.00%) ProtoShare
General
1 4 (16.00%) Publishing
1 4 (16.00%) Marketing
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Designer
4 3 (12.00%) Ruby Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Web Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Web Designer
5 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 2 (8.00%) CMS Developer
6 1 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Principal Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Principal Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (92.00%) HTML
1 23 (92.00%) CSS
2 13 (52.00%) HTML5
3 12 (48.00%) jQuery
4 10 (40.00%) CSS3
4 10 (40.00%) XHTML
5 5 (20.00%) .NET
5 5 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
6 4 (16.00%) Web Services
6 4 (16.00%) XML
7 3 (12.00%) Ajax
7 3 (12.00%) Flash
8 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (8.00%) XSLT
8 2 (8.00%) SOAP
8 2 (8.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
8 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) W3C
2 4 (16.00%) 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 4 (16.00%) Mac OS
2 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Web Accessibility
2 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (28.00%) Content Management
4 6 (24.00%) User Stories
5 5 (20.00%) Web Design
5 5 (20.00%) OWASP
6 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
6 4 (16.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (16.00%) OOP
6 4 (16.00%) MVC
7 3 (12.00%) Scrum
7 3 (12.00%) Project Management
7 3 (12.00%) Analytics
7 3 (12.00%) Marketing Analytics
8 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (8.00%) BDD
8 2 (8.00%) TDD
8 2 (8.00%) OO
8 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (36.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) C#
3 5 (20.00%) Ruby
4 2 (8.00%) VBScript
4 2 (8.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) WCAG
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) RedDot
3 3 (12.00%) Google
3 3 (12.00%) OpenText
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft