The table below looks at the statistics for WCAG skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCAG over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 568 598 591
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -7
Contract jobs citing WCAG 56 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.047% 0.051%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.18% 0.49% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 11
Median daily rate £381 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.85% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £313 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £344 £248
% change year-on-year
+16.44% +38.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
4751 5086 4972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.59% 9.66% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3118 3159 3142
Median daily rate £425 £440 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 209 221
Median hourly rate £28.15 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.39% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.19 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +40.00%

WCAG
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing WCAG as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCAG within the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +25 24 £375 -3.22% 3
North East - 12 £350 -
West Midlands -20 9 £400 -
Yorkshire +16 4 - -
South East - 4 £350 - 1
South West +15 3 £463 +34.64%
East of England +4 2 £325 +13.04% 1
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WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WCAG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for WCAG.

1 50 (60.24%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (50.60%) HTML
3 40 (48.19%) CSS
4 32 (38.55%) JavaScript
5 29 (34.94%) QA
6 28 (33.73%) HTML5
7 23 (27.71%) CSS3
8 21 (25.30%) Git (software)
9 20 (24.10%) Cucumber
9 20 (24.10%) Jenkins
9 20 (24.10%) Front End Development
9 20 (24.10%) Selenium
10 19 (22.89%) Scrum
10 19 (22.89%) Java
11 17 (20.48%) WAI
12 16 (19.28%) User Stories
12 16 (19.28%) WebDriver
13 15 (18.07%) Web Accessibility
13 15 (18.07%) Test Scripting
14 14 (16.87%) Test Automation
14 14 (16.87%) User Experience
14 14 (16.87%) Defect Tracking
14 14 (16.87%) TDD
15 13 (15.66%) Responsive Web Design
16 12 (14.46%) RSpec
16 12 (14.46%) Scala
16 12 (14.46%) Web Testing
16 12 (14.46%) Automation Testing
16 12 (14.46%) Games
16 12 (14.46%) Web Development

WCAG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (9.64%) SharePoint
1 8 (9.64%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (7.23%) CMS
3 3 (3.61%) Confluence
3 3 (3.61%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.41%) Kentico
5 1 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (10.84%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.64%) Adobe Analytics
2 3 (3.61%) Heroku
3 2 (2.41%) Basecamp
3 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.82%) Internet
2 3 (3.61%) Intranet
3 2 (2.41%) FTP
4 1 (1.20%) HTTP
4 1 (1.20%) PuTTY
4 1 (1.20%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.82%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.41%) EDRMS
4 2 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.41%) SQLPlus
5 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (25.30%) Git (software)
2 20 (24.10%) Cucumber
2 20 (24.10%) Jenkins
2 20 (24.10%) Selenium
3 16 (19.28%) WebDriver
4 12 (14.46%) JUnit
4 12 (14.46%) RSpec
5 7 (8.43%) JIRA
5 7 (8.43%) Subversion
6 4 (4.82%) Burp Suite
6 4 (4.82%) JMeter
6 4 (4.82%) SoapUI
6 4 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.41%) Grunt
7 2 (2.41%) gulp
7 2 (2.41%) HP UFT
7 2 (2.41%) Maven
7 2 (2.41%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (2.41%) Toad
8 1 (1.20%) Bower
General
1 12 (14.46%) Games
2 10 (12.05%) Publishing
3 5 (6.02%) Legal
4 4 (4.82%) Finance
4 4 (4.82%) Retail
5 3 (3.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (39.76%) Developer
2 21 (25.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 15 (18.07%) Designer
4 13 (15.66%) QA Engineer
5 12 (14.46%) Test Engineer
6 11 (13.25%) QA Test Engineer
6 11 (13.25%) Quality Engineer
7 10 (12.05%) JavaScript Developer
8 9 (10.84%) HTML CSS Developer
8 9 (10.84%) HTML Developer
9 8 (9.64%) Content Designer
9 8 (9.64%) Web Developer
10 6 (7.23%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 5 (6.02%) Administrator
11 5 (6.02%) SharePoint Administrator
11 5 (6.02%) UI Designer
12 4 (4.82%) Senior QA Engineer
12 4 (4.82%) Senior Quality Engineer
12 4 (4.82%) Senior Test Engineer
12 4 (4.82%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (50.60%) HTML
2 40 (48.19%) CSS
3 28 (33.73%) HTML5
4 23 (27.71%) CSS3
5 12 (14.46%) .NET
6 11 (13.25%) jQuery
6 11 (13.25%) JSON
7 10 (12.05%) Sass
8 9 (10.84%) ASP.NET
8 9 (10.84%) JSP
9 8 (9.64%) LESS
10 6 (7.23%) Spring
11 5 (6.02%) Django
12 4 (4.82%) AngularJS
12 4 (4.82%) Node.js
12 4 (4.82%) SOAP
13 3 (3.61%) Web Services
13 3 (3.61%) XML
14 2 (2.41%) Spring MVC
14 2 (2.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.87%) User Experience
2 7 (8.43%) W3C
3 3 (3.61%) RIA
4 2 (2.41%) Blog
4 2 (2.41%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.41%) Fintech
5 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.20%) FMCG
5 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.02%) Mac OS X
2 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.41%) Unix
2 2 (2.41%) Windows
3 1 (1.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (60.24%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (24.10%) Front End Development
3 19 (22.89%) Scrum
4 16 (19.28%) User Stories
5 15 (18.07%) Test Scripting
5 15 (18.07%) Web Accessibility
6 14 (16.87%) Defect Tracking
6 14 (16.87%) TDD
6 14 (16.87%) Test Automation
7 13 (15.66%) Responsive Web Design
8 12 (14.46%) Automated Testing
8 12 (14.46%) Automation Testing
8 12 (14.46%) Web Development
8 12 (14.46%) Web Testing
9 8 (9.64%) BDD
9 8 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (9.64%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 8 (9.64%) SEO
9 8 (9.64%) Waterfall
9 8 (9.64%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 32 (38.55%) JavaScript
2 19 (22.89%) Java
3 12 (14.46%) Scala
4 10 (12.05%) C#
5 7 (8.43%) PowerShell
6 6 (7.23%) Python
7 4 (4.82%) SQL
8 3 (3.61%) C
8 3 (3.61%) Ruby
9 2 (2.41%) Perl
9 2 (2.41%) PHP
9 2 (2.41%) VBScript
10 1 (1.20%) ES6
10 1 (1.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.02%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (34.94%) QA
2 17 (20.48%) WAI
3 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) SCOM
2 3 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (9.64%) Adobe
2 5 (6.02%) Remedy
3 3 (3.61%) Apple
4 2 (2.41%) HP
4 2 (2.41%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle
5 1 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
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