The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 533 565 543
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -22
Contract jobs citing WCAG 47 15 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.100% 0.033% 0.063%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.02% 0.34% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 4 13
Average daily rate £390 £315 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -20.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £178 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £554 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+37.50% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.28 - -
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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
4611 4361 3977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.77% 9.46% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2905 2707 2335
Average daily rate £425 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -0.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 164 150
Average hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £17.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +31.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.06 £10.97 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £47.90 £43.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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

WCAG
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

WCAG
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 5 February 2016.

WCAG Daily Rate Histogram in England

WCAG
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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
North West -5 14 £370 -
London +5 13 £388 -40.38% 4
North East - 8 £400 - 1
Yorkshire - 5 £450 -
South East -2 3 £325 +42.85% 1
West Midlands -13 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
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WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 55 (77.46%) HTML
1 55 (77.46%) CSS
2 42 (59.15%) JavaScript
3 38 (53.52%) HTML5
4 37 (52.11%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (43.66%) CSS3
6 29 (40.85%) Front End Development
7 23 (32.39%) Scrum
8 22 (30.99%) C#
8 22 (30.99%) AngularJS
9 19 (26.76%) BDD
9 19 (26.76%) OWASP
9 19 (26.76%) .NET
10 18 (25.35%) MVC
10 18 (25.35%) CMS
10 18 (25.35%) Responsive Web Design
10 18 (25.35%) User Experience
11 17 (23.94%) jQuery
12 16 (22.54%) Web Testing
13 15 (21.13%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (19.72%) .NET Framework
14 14 (19.72%) Adobe
15 13 (18.31%) Requirements Analysis
15 13 (18.31%) Analytics
15 13 (18.31%) SpecFlow
15 13 (18.31%) EPiServer
15 13 (18.31%) Sitecore CMS
15 13 (18.31%) Sitecore
16 12 (16.90%) Git (software)
16 12 (16.90%) Microsoft

WCAG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 18 (25.35%) CMS
2 13 (18.31%) Sitecore CMS
3 8 (11.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 8 (11.27%) Confluence
4 7 (9.86%) IIS
5 5 (7.04%) Umbraco
6 4 (5.63%) Node.js
6 4 (5.63%) WordPress
7 3 (4.23%) Drupal
7 3 (4.23%) ExpressionEngine
7 3 (4.23%) Joomla!
8 2 (2.82%) Apache
8 2 (2.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (9.86%) MS Office
2 6 (8.45%) Photoshop
3 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
4 3 (4.23%) Fireworks
5 1 (1.41%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.08%) Adobe Analytics
2 5 (7.04%) GitHub
3 3 (4.23%) Google Analytics
3 3 (4.23%) MailChimp
4 2 (2.82%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.23%) FTP
1 3 (4.23%) Intranet
2 2 (2.82%) DNS
2 2 (2.82%) Internet
2 2 (2.82%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (18.31%) SpecFlow
2 12 (16.90%) Git (software)
3 11 (15.49%) JIRA
4 8 (11.27%) Subversion
5 6 (8.45%) Axure RP
6 5 (7.04%) Cucumber
6 5 (7.04%) Grunt
6 5 (7.04%) gulp
6 5 (7.04%) Jenkins
6 5 (7.04%) Selenium
6 5 (7.04%) TeamCity
7 3 (4.23%) JUnit
7 3 (4.23%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (4.23%) RSpec
7 3 (4.23%) Sublime Text
7 3 (4.23%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.82%) Ant
8 2 (2.82%) HP UFT
8 2 (2.82%) LoadRunner
8 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (9.86%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Games
2 5 (7.04%) Marketing
3 3 (4.23%) Retail
4 2 (2.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (64.79%) Developer
2 24 (33.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 18 (25.35%) HTML Developer
4 11 (15.49%) Consultant
4 11 (15.49%) UI Developer
5 9 (12.68%) .NET Developer
5 9 (12.68%) Agile Developer
6 8 (11.27%) Web Developer
7 7 (9.86%) C# Developer
8 6 (8.45%) Agile .NET Developer
8 6 (8.45%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (7.04%) Agile C# Developer
9 5 (7.04%) Analyst
10 4 (5.63%) Applications Consultant
10 4 (5.63%) Graduate
10 4 (5.63%) IT Consultant
10 4 (5.63%) IT Graduate
10 4 (5.63%) Junior
10 4 (5.63%) Senior Developer
10 4 (5.63%) Usability Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (77.46%) CSS
1 55 (77.46%) HTML
2 38 (53.52%) HTML5
3 31 (43.66%) CSS3
4 22 (30.99%) AngularJS
5 19 (26.76%) .NET
6 17 (23.94%) jQuery
7 14 (19.72%) .NET Framework
8 10 (14.08%) REST
9 8 (11.27%) SOAP
9 8 (11.27%) Web Services
10 7 (9.86%) Ajax
11 6 (8.45%) Sass
12 5 (7.04%) Backbone.js
12 5 (7.04%) WCF
13 4 (5.63%) JSP
13 4 (5.63%) React
13 4 (5.63%) XHTML
13 4 (5.63%) XML
14 3 (4.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.35%) User Experience
2 15 (21.13%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (14.08%) W3C
4 6 (8.45%) CESG
4 6 (8.45%) Psychology
5 4 (5.63%) Blog
6 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.82%) PKI
6 2 (2.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.27%) Mac OS X
2 6 (8.45%) Windows
3 2 (2.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (52.11%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (40.85%) Front End Development
3 23 (32.39%) Scrum
4 19 (26.76%) BDD
4 19 (26.76%) OWASP
5 18 (25.35%) MVC
5 18 (25.35%) Responsive Web Design
6 16 (22.54%) Web Testing
7 13 (18.31%) Analytics
7 13 (18.31%) Requirements Analysis
8 10 (14.08%) OO
9 9 (12.68%) Test Automation
9 9 (12.68%) Web Development
10 8 (11.27%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (11.27%) TDD
11 7 (9.86%) Time Management
12 6 (8.45%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 6 (8.45%) Protective Monitoring
12 6 (8.45%) Web Accessibility
12 6 (8.45%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 42 (59.15%) JavaScript
2 22 (30.99%) C#
3 12 (16.90%) Java
4 9 (12.68%) Python
5 7 (9.86%) PHP
5 7 (9.86%) Ruby
6 5 (7.04%) Scala
7 4 (5.63%) Perl
8 2 (2.82%) C
8 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (9.86%) Degree
2 4 (5.63%) ECDL
2 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.41%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.08%) QA
2 8 (11.27%) WAI
3 6 (8.45%) GPG13
Vendors
1 14 (19.72%) Adobe
2 13 (18.31%) EPiServer
2 13 (18.31%) Sitecore
3 12 (16.90%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.04%) Capita
5 3 (4.23%) Atlassian
5 3 (4.23%) CODA
5 3 (4.23%) Google
5 3 (4.23%) Zend
6 2 (2.82%) HP
6 2 (2.82%) IBM
6 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.82%) RedDot
6 2 (2.82%) Sonatype
6 2 (2.82%) Twitter
7 1 (1.41%) Apple
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