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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 608 595 580
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -15
Contract jobs citing WCAG 21 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.042% 0.022% 0.035%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.46% 0.24% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 11
Median daily rate £388 £330 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.42% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £330 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £354 £334
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
WCAG
UK

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
4528 4649 4493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.05% 9.41% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2932 2990 2779
Median daily rate £425 £419 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.55% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 150 210
Median hourly rate £25.50 £21.55 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.32% +0.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.67 £12.10 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £53.58 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £22.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.17% +8.33%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +1 15 £418 +22.79% 5
North East - 3 £304 -
West Midlands -11 2 £375 +13.63% 2
South West - 1 - - 1
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WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 45 (65.22%) HTML
1 45 (65.22%) CSS
2 42 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (52.17%) JavaScript
4 27 (39.13%) HTML5
5 26 (37.68%) C#
6 24 (34.78%) .NET
7 22 (31.88%) CMS
7 22 (31.88%) Scrum
7 22 (31.88%) Front End Development
8 21 (30.43%) CSS3
9 20 (28.99%) Web Development
9 20 (28.99%) jQuery
10 19 (27.54%) BDD
10 19 (27.54%) AngularJS
11 18 (26.09%) OWASP
11 18 (26.09%) MVC
12 17 (24.64%) WAI
13 16 (23.19%) Java
14 15 (21.74%) Web Testing
14 15 (21.74%) User Experience
15 14 (20.29%) .NET Framework
16 11 (15.94%) Selenium
16 11 (15.94%) Sitecore CMS
16 11 (15.94%) Sitecore
16 11 (15.94%) EPiServer
16 11 (15.94%) Git (software)
16 11 (15.94%) Enterprise Software
16 11 (15.94%) SpecFlow
16 11 (15.94%) Python

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 22 (31.88%) CMS
2 11 (15.94%) Sitecore CMS
3 8 (11.59%) IIS
4 4 (5.80%) Confluence
4 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.80%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (5.80%) WordPress
5 3 (4.35%) Drupal
5 3 (4.35%) ExpressionEngine
5 3 (4.35%) Joomla!
5 3 (4.35%) Node.js
5 3 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.90%) Apache
6 2 (2.90%) Kentico
6 2 (2.90%) Umbraco
6 2 (2.90%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Photoshop
2 5 (7.25%) MS Office
3 3 (4.35%) Fireworks
4 2 (2.90%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) Adobe Analytics
1 3 (4.35%) GitHub
1 3 (4.35%) Google Analytics
1 3 (4.35%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) Intranet
2 3 (4.35%) FTP
3 2 (2.90%) DNS
3 2 (2.90%) Internet
4 1 (1.45%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Git (software)
1 11 (15.94%) Selenium
1 11 (15.94%) SpecFlow
2 10 (14.49%) Cucumber
3 7 (10.14%) Jenkins
3 7 (10.14%) JIRA
3 7 (10.14%) WebDriver
4 5 (7.25%) Axure RP
4 5 (7.25%) JUnit
4 5 (7.25%) Subversion
4 5 (7.25%) Visual Studio
5 4 (5.80%) RSpec
5 4 (5.80%) SoapUI
6 3 (4.35%) Ant
6 3 (4.35%) Sublime Text
7 2 (2.90%) Grunt
7 2 (2.90%) JMeter
7 2 (2.90%) Maven
7 2 (2.90%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (2.90%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (11.59%) Games
1 8 (11.59%) Marketing
2 3 (4.35%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (52.17%) Developer
2 16 (23.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 9 (13.04%) .NET Developer
3 9 (13.04%) Consultant
3 9 (13.04%) HTML Developer
4 7 (10.14%) Agile Developer
4 7 (10.14%) Tester
4 7 (10.14%) Web Developer
5 6 (8.70%) Agile .NET Developer
5 6 (8.70%) C# Developer
6 5 (7.25%) Agile C# Developer
6 5 (7.25%) Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (5.80%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (5.80%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Lead Developer
7 4 (5.80%) QA Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Senior Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (65.22%) CSS
1 45 (65.22%) HTML
2 27 (39.13%) HTML5
3 24 (34.78%) .NET
4 21 (30.43%) CSS3
5 20 (28.99%) jQuery
6 19 (27.54%) AngularJS
7 14 (20.29%) .NET Framework
8 8 (11.59%) Sass
9 5 (7.25%) Ajax
9 5 (7.25%) XHTML
9 5 (7.25%) XML
10 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET
10 4 (5.80%) Backbone.js
10 4 (5.80%) JSP
10 4 (5.80%) SOAP
11 3 (4.35%) CakePHP
11 3 (4.35%) Django
11 3 (4.35%) LESS
12 2 (2.90%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.74%) User Experience
2 11 (15.94%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (8.70%) CESG
3 6 (8.70%) W3C
4 4 (5.80%) Blog
4 4 (5.80%) Psychology
5 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.90%) Social Media
6 1 (1.45%) FMCG
6 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.04%) Mac OS X
2 3 (4.35%) Windows
3 2 (2.90%) Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (31.88%) Front End Development
2 22 (31.88%) Scrum
3 20 (28.99%) Web Development
4 19 (27.54%) BDD
5 18 (26.09%) MVC
5 18 (26.09%) OWASP
6 15 (21.74%) Web Testing
7 11 (15.94%) Requirements Analysis
8 10 (14.49%) Wireframes
9 9 (13.04%) TDD
9 9 (13.04%) Test Automation
10 8 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (11.59%) SEO
11 7 (10.14%) Content Management
11 7 (10.14%) Integration Testing
11 7 (10.14%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (10.14%) Project Management
11 7 (10.14%) Waterfall
11 7 (10.14%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 36 (52.17%) JavaScript
2 26 (37.68%) C#
3 16 (23.19%) Java
4 11 (15.94%) Python
5 8 (11.59%) Ruby
6 5 (7.25%) Scala
7 4 (5.80%) Perl
7 4 (5.80%) PHP
7 4 (5.80%) VBScript
8 3 (4.35%) C
8 3 (4.35%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.35%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.45%) SQL
9 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (7.25%) Degree
2 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.90%) ECDL
4 1 (1.45%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (24.64%) WAI
2 10 (14.49%) QA
3 6 (8.70%) GPG13
4 1 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 11 (15.94%) EPiServer
1 11 (15.94%) Sitecore
2 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.14%) Adobe
4 5 (7.25%) Capita
5 4 (5.80%) RedDot
6 3 (4.35%) Apple
6 3 (4.35%) CODA
6 3 (4.35%) Google
6 3 (4.35%) Zend
7 2 (2.90%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.90%) IBM
7 2 (2.90%) Twitter
8 1 (1.45%) HP
8 1 (1.45%) Remedy