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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 543 514 496
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -18
Contract jobs citing WCAG 14 25 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.031% 0.056% 0.063%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.39% 0.72% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 12
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +21.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £265 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £425 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £260
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
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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
3608 3476 3021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.92% 7.80% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2178 2075 1719
Average daily rate £411 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.30% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 131 212
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.93 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £53.96 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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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

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 29 January 2015.

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

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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 29 January 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
South East -9 7 £228 -
North West - 2 - - 1
London +5 1 - - 2
East of England - - - - 2
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WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 25 (86.21%) HTML
2 24 (82.76%) CSS
3 18 (62.07%) HTML5
4 16 (55.17%) jQuery
4 16 (55.17%) CSS3
4 16 (55.17%) W3C
4 16 (55.17%) JavaScript
5 12 (41.38%) XSLT
5 12 (41.38%) MVC
5 12 (41.38%) CMS
5 12 (41.38%) Content Management
6 10 (34.48%) Web Services
6 10 (34.48%) XML
7 9 (31.03%) XHTML
8 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET
8 8 (27.59%) .NET
8 8 (27.59%) Visual Studio
8 8 (27.59%) Responsive Web Design
8 8 (27.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (24.14%) REST
9 7 (24.14%) Java
9 7 (24.14%) SEO
9 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (24.14%) Ajax
10 6 (20.69%) Spring
10 6 (20.69%) Maven
10 6 (20.69%) Struts
10 6 (20.69%) HP
10 6 (20.69%) TeamSite
10 6 (20.69%) SQL Server

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 12 (41.38%) CMS
2 6 (20.69%) TeamSite
3 2 (6.90%) IIS
3 2 (6.90%) WordPress
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.45%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (3.45%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Intranet
1 3 (10.34%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (6.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Visual Studio
2 6 (20.69%) Maven
2 6 (20.69%) Ant
2 6 (20.69%) JUnit
2 6 (20.69%) Selenium
3 5 (17.24%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
5 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (6.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (3.45%) Axure RP
7 1 (3.45%) Flex Builder
7 1 (3.45%) JIRA
7 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 2 (6.90%) Publishing
1 2 (6.90%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Developer
2 10 (34.48%) Front-End Developer
3 9 (31.03%) Web Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) HTML Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (3.45%) UX Designer
6 1 (3.45%) UI Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Designer
6 1 (3.45%) Junior Web Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Junior Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Junior
6 1 (3.45%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (86.21%) HTML
2 24 (82.76%) CSS
3 18 (62.07%) HTML5
4 16 (55.17%) jQuery
4 16 (55.17%) CSS3
5 12 (41.38%) XSLT
6 10 (34.48%) Web Services
6 10 (34.48%) XML
7 9 (31.03%) XHTML
8 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET
8 8 (27.59%) .NET
8 8 (27.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (24.14%) REST
9 7 (24.14%) Ajax
10 6 (20.69%) Spring
10 6 (20.69%) Struts
10 6 (20.69%) .NET Framework
10 6 (20.69%) Spring MVC
11 5 (17.24%) JSON
11 5 (17.24%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 16 (55.17%) W3C
2 4 (13.79%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.90%) Human Factors
4 1 (3.45%) RIA
4 1 (3.45%) Animation
4 1 (3.45%) Ergonomics
4 1 (3.45%) User Experience
4 1 (3.45%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) MVC
1 12 (41.38%) Content Management
2 8 (27.59%) Responsive Web Design
3 7 (24.14%) SEO
3 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (17.24%) Web Accessibility
4 5 (17.24%) Validation
4 5 (17.24%) Web Development
4 5 (17.24%) Web Design
5 3 (10.34%) OO
6 2 (6.90%) OOP
6 2 (6.90%) Analytics
6 2 (6.90%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (6.90%) Progressive Enhancement
6 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Information Architecture
7 1 (3.45%) Usability Testing
7 1 (3.45%) 3D Animation
7 1 (3.45%) Competitor Analysis
7 1 (3.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) JavaScript
2 7 (24.14%) Java
3 4 (13.79%) C#
4 2 (6.90%) PHP
4 2 (6.90%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) WAI
2 1 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) HP
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Adobe
3 2 (6.90%) Open Text
3 2 (6.90%) RedDot