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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
UK / England
Rank 530 554 569
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +15
Contract jobs citing WCAG 40 40 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.096% 0.086% 0.026%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.99% 0.84% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 3
Median daily rate £393 £394 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.31% +31.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £406 £300
% change year-on-year
-16.30% +35.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.28 -

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
4058 4734 4256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.77% 10.17% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2632 2963 2687
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 181 160
Median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +79.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.27 £13.33 £11.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.60 £59.20 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £41.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-44.57% +69.38%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +13 17 £425 +8.28%
South East +30 10 £425 -
North East -13 10 £340 -
Yorkshire +8 2 £313 -35.06%
West Midlands -2 1 - - 1
WCAG
UK

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 64 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (56.52%) QA
3 44 (47.83%) Selenium
3 44 (47.83%) Cucumber
4 43 (46.74%) Jenkins
5 40 (43.48%) User Stories
5 40 (43.48%) TDD
6 38 (41.30%) Test Automation
7 37 (40.22%) WebDriver
8 36 (39.13%) Test Scripting
9 35 (38.04%) Defect Tracking
10 34 (36.96%) Automation Testing
10 34 (36.96%) Scala
11 33 (35.87%) Web Testing
11 33 (35.87%) RSpec
11 33 (35.87%) Automated Testing
11 33 (35.87%) JUnit
11 33 (35.87%) Games
12 32 (34.78%) HTML
13 30 (32.61%) CSS
14 29 (31.52%) JSON
15 20 (21.74%) W3C
15 20 (21.74%) JavaScript
16 19 (20.65%) Front End Development
16 19 (20.65%) Git (software)
17 18 (19.57%) Java
18 17 (18.48%) HTML5
19 15 (16.30%) Scrum
20 14 (15.22%) CSS3
21 13 (14.13%) Sass

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 4 (4.35%) Confluence
1 4 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 4 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (3.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.17%) CMS
4 1 (1.09%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.09%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) Basecamp
1 3 (3.26%) Heroku
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.17%) FTP
1 2 (2.17%) HTTP
2 1 (1.09%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.09%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.61%) MongoDB
2 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.17%) SQLPlus
5 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (47.83%) Cucumber
1 44 (47.83%) Selenium
2 43 (46.74%) Jenkins
3 37 (40.22%) WebDriver
4 33 (35.87%) JUnit
4 33 (35.87%) RSpec
5 19 (20.65%) Git (software)
6 10 (10.87%) Subversion
7 8 (8.70%) JIRA
8 7 (7.61%) Burp Suite
8 7 (7.61%) JMeter
9 6 (6.52%) Grunt
10 4 (4.35%) SoapUI
11 3 (3.26%) Bitbucket
11 3 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (2.17%) Karma Test Runner
12 2 (2.17%) Mocha
12 2 (2.17%) PhantomJS
12 2 (2.17%) Selenium IDE
12 2 (2.17%) Sinon.JS
General
1 33 (35.87%) Games
2 7 (7.61%) Retail
3 6 (6.52%) Finance
4 3 (3.26%) Legal
5 1 (1.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 33 (35.87%) Test Engineer
2 32 (34.78%) QA Engineer
3 30 (32.61%) QA Test Engineer
4 29 (31.52%) Quality Engineer
5 23 (25.00%) Developer
6 15 (16.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 11 (11.96%) Designer
8 10 (10.87%) JavaScript Developer
9 9 (9.78%) UI Designer
10 8 (8.70%) HTML CSS Developer
10 8 (8.70%) HTML Developer
10 8 (8.70%) Tester
11 7 (7.61%) Analyst
12 6 (6.52%) Senior QA Engineer
12 6 (6.52%) Senior Quality Engineer
12 6 (6.52%) Senior Test Engineer
13 4 (4.35%) Administrator
13 4 (4.35%) HTML CSS Designer
13 4 (4.35%) SharePoint Administrator
13 4 (4.35%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (34.78%) HTML
2 30 (32.61%) CSS
3 29 (31.52%) JSON
4 17 (18.48%) HTML5
5 14 (15.22%) CSS3
6 13 (14.13%) Sass
7 9 (9.78%) LESS
8 8 (8.70%) .NET
8 8 (8.70%) Spring
9 7 (7.61%) jQuery
9 7 (7.61%) Node.js
10 5 (5.43%) Handlebars
11 4 (4.35%) SOAP
12 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET
12 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (3.26%) DOM
12 3 (3.26%) Web Services
13 2 (2.17%) AngularJS
13 2 (2.17%) Express
13 2 (2.17%) OOCSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.74%) W3C
2 6 (6.52%) User Experience
3 2 (2.17%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.17%) Fintech
3 2 (2.17%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.09%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.09%) iPad
4 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.09%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.26%) Linux
2 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.17%) Unix
2 2 (2.17%) Windows
3 1 (1.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (43.48%) TDD
2 40 (43.48%) User Stories
3 38 (41.30%) Test Automation
4 36 (39.13%) Test Scripting
5 35 (38.04%) Defect Tracking
6 34 (36.96%) Automation Testing
7 33 (35.87%) Automated Testing
7 33 (35.87%) Web Testing
8 19 (20.65%) Front End Development
9 15 (16.30%) Scrum
10 13 (14.13%) BDD
10 13 (14.13%) Cross-Browser Testing
11 11 (11.96%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (9.78%) Validation
13 8 (8.70%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
13 8 (8.70%) Manual Testing
13 8 (8.70%) Performance Testing
14 7 (7.61%) Compatibility Testing
14 7 (7.61%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 34 (36.96%) Scala
2 20 (21.74%) JavaScript
3 18 (19.57%) Java
4 8 (8.70%) C#
5 6 (6.52%) Ruby
6 5 (5.43%) Python
7 4 (4.35%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.26%) C
8 3 (3.26%) SQL
9 2 (2.17%) Perl
9 2 (2.17%) PHP
9 2 (2.17%) VBScript
10 1 (1.09%) ES6
10 1 (1.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 4 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (56.52%) QA
2 9 (9.78%) WAI
3 1 (1.09%) Section 508
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.35%) SCOM
2 3 (3.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (4.35%) Remedy
2 3 (3.26%) Adobe
3 2 (2.17%) HP
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle
4 1 (1.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com