The first table below looks at the demand for WCAG 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 WCAG 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 Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 527 529 514
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs citing WCAG 26 17 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.054% 0.037% 0.083%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.68% 0.48% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 29
Average daily rate
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£340 £354 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.02% +4.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £281 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £433 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £293
% change year-on-year
+4.50% +6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.00
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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WCAG
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCAG across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

WCAG Jobs Demand Trend in England

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Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCAG across the England region.

WCAG Daily Rate Trend in England

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Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCAG across the England region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

WCAG Daily Rate Histogram in England

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Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCAG across the England region.

WCAG Hourly Rate Trend in England

WCAG
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 WCAG 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 +16 13 £380 -9.58% 2
East of England - 6 £250 -
South East -4 5 £325 +4.50% 3
South West - 1 - -
North West - 1 £260 -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing WCAG 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 WCAG.

1 35 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 34 (60.71%) HTML
2 34 (60.71%) CSS
3 24 (42.86%) jQuery
4 17 (30.36%) HTML5
4 17 (30.36%) W3C
5 14 (25.00%) WAI
6 13 (23.21%) Google
6 13 (23.21%) Responsive Web Design
7 12 (21.43%) Intranet
7 12 (21.43%) Web Design
8 11 (19.64%) XHTML
8 11 (19.64%) JIRA
8 11 (19.64%) Git (software)
8 11 (19.64%) CSS3
9 10 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (16.07%) Finance
10 9 (16.07%) DOM
10 9 (16.07%) Marketing
11 8 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (14.29%) Progressive Enhancement
11 8 (14.29%) Dreamweaver
11 8 (14.29%) Photoshop
11 8 (14.29%) Internet
11 8 (14.29%) Analytics
12 7 (12.50%) CMS
12 7 (12.50%) XML
12 7 (12.50%) Interwoven
12 7 (12.50%) TeamSite

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing WCAG 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 WCAG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (12.50%) CMS
1 7 (12.50%) TeamSite
2 2 (3.57%) Confluence
3 1 (1.79%) IIS
3 1 (1.79%) SAS
3 1 (1.79%) WordPress
3 1 (1.79%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) Photoshop
2 3 (5.36%) GIMP
3 2 (3.57%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.43%) Intranet
2 8 (14.29%) Internet
3 4 (7.14%) HTTP
3 4 (7.14%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) MySQL
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (19.64%) JIRA
1 11 (19.64%) Git (software)
2 8 (14.29%) Dreamweaver
3 6 (10.71%) Jasmine
4 5 (8.93%) Firebug
5 2 (3.57%) Subversion
6 1 (1.79%) Gradle
6 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.79%) Ant
6 1 (1.79%) JUnit
6 1 (1.79%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.79%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.79%) HtmlUnit
6 1 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.79%) Selenium
6 1 (1.79%) Maven
General
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
1 9 (16.07%) Marketing
2 7 (12.50%) Retail
3 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (50.00%) Developer
2 10 (17.86%) Front-End Developer
2 10 (17.86%) Web Developer
3 9 (16.07%) UI Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 6 (10.71%) Digital Project Manager
5 6 (10.71%) Tester
5 6 (10.71%) UI Programmer
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.36%) HTML Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Web Tester
8 2 (3.57%) UI Designer
8 2 (3.57%) Designer
8 2 (3.57%) Front-End Web Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Test Analyst
9 1 (1.79%) Senior Digital Project Manager
9 1 (1.79%) Creative Technologist
9 1 (1.79%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (60.71%) HTML
1 34 (60.71%) CSS
2 24 (42.86%) jQuery
3 17 (30.36%) HTML5
4 11 (19.64%) XHTML
4 11 (19.64%) CSS3
5 9 (16.07%) DOM
6 7 (12.50%) XML
7 6 (10.71%) Dojo
8 5 (8.93%) LESS
8 5 (8.93%) Ext JS
8 5 (8.93%) GWT
8 5 (8.93%) Google Maps API
8 5 (8.93%) Ajax
9 4 (7.14%) JSON
9 4 (7.14%) WAP
10 3 (5.36%) Sass
11 2 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 1 (1.79%) Backbone.js
12 1 (1.79%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.36%) W3C
2 7 (12.50%) Social Media
3 4 (7.14%) iDTV
3 4 (7.14%) New Media
4 2 (3.57%) Statistics
4 2 (3.57%) Open Source
5 1 (1.79%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.21%) Responsive Web Design
2 12 (21.43%) Web Design
3 10 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (14.29%) Progressive Enhancement
4 8 (14.29%) Analytics
5 7 (12.50%) Web Accessibility
6 6 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (10.71%) Scrum
6 6 (10.71%) Project Management
7 5 (8.93%) Marketing Strategy
7 5 (8.93%) Validation
7 5 (8.93%) PRINCE2
7 5 (8.93%) BDD
7 5 (8.93%) Web Development
8 4 (7.14%) Time Management
8 4 (7.14%) SEO
9 3 (5.36%) MVC
9 3 (5.36%) Web Analytics
10 2 (3.57%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (8.93%) Perl
3 2 (3.57%) Java
4 1 (1.79%) C#
4 1 (1.79%) SQL
4 1 (1.79%) Ada
4 1 (1.79%) XPath
4 1 (1.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.79%) ISEB
2 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.00%) WAI
2 1 (1.79%) Section 508
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) Google
2 7 (12.50%) Interwoven
3 2 (3.57%) Adobe
3 2 (3.57%) Apple
3 2 (3.57%) Facebook
4 1 (1.79%) Twitter
4 1 (1.79%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.79%) Perforce
4 1 (1.79%) Sencha
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