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 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 583 543 499
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -44
Contract jobs citing WCAG 8 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.048% 0.054%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.20% 0.60% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 14
Average daily rate
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£340 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £214 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £395 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £288 £260
% change year-on-year
+14.68% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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
3966 4003 3274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.82% 8.05% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2433 2469 1990
Average daily rate £413 £408 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.10% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 173 121
Average hourly rate £21.55 £20.13 £18.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.08% +8.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £47.20 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +40.00%

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

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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 5 May 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
London +10 6 £340 -13.92% 5
South East -30 1 - - 2
West Midlands - 1 £330 - 1
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WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 20 (86.96%) HTML
1 20 (86.96%) CSS
2 15 (65.22%) HTML5
2 15 (65.22%) CSS3
3 14 (60.87%) jQuery
4 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
5 11 (47.83%) W3C
6 10 (43.48%) XSLT
6 10 (43.48%) CMS
7 9 (39.13%) MVC
8 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (34.78%) Content Management
8 8 (34.78%) Web Services
8 8 (34.78%) XML
9 7 (30.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (30.43%) Photoshop
9 7 (30.43%) TeamSite
10 6 (26.09%) SEO
10 6 (26.09%) Spring
10 6 (26.09%) Maven
10 6 (26.09%) Spring MVC
10 6 (26.09%) Selenium
10 6 (26.09%) Ant
10 6 (26.09%) JUnit
10 6 (26.09%) Struts
10 6 (26.09%) Java
10 6 (26.09%) Linux
10 6 (26.09%) HP
10 6 (26.09%) Sass
10 6 (26.09%) REST

WCAG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 10 (43.48%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Photoshop
2 2 (8.70%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Maven
1 6 (26.09%) Selenium
1 6 (26.09%) Ant
1 6 (26.09%) JUnit
2 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.70%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.35%) Grunt
General
1 2 (8.70%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Local Government
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) Developer
2 12 (52.17%) Web Developer
3 8 (34.78%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Front-End Web Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Junior
4 2 (8.70%) Junior Developer
4 2 (8.70%) HTML Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Junior Web Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (86.96%) HTML
1 20 (86.96%) CSS
2 15 (65.22%) HTML5
2 15 (65.22%) CSS3
3 14 (60.87%) jQuery
4 10 (43.48%) XSLT
5 8 (34.78%) Web Services
5 8 (34.78%) XML
6 7 (30.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (26.09%) Spring
7 6 (26.09%) Spring MVC
7 6 (26.09%) Struts
7 6 (26.09%) Sass
7 6 (26.09%) REST
8 4 (17.39%) XHTML
8 4 (17.39%) .NET
8 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
9 3 (13.04%) Ajax
9 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
9 3 (13.04%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) W3C
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) Human Factors
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) MVC
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Content Management
3 6 (26.09%) SEO
4 4 (17.39%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (17.39%) Web Design
5 3 (13.04%) Validation
5 3 (13.04%) OO
5 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Web Development
6 2 (8.70%) Web Accessibility
7 1 (4.35%) Migration
7 1 (4.35%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
2 6 (26.09%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) FatWire
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Interwoven
3 1 (4.35%) Twitter
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