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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 573 545 494
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -51
Contract jobs citing WCAG 16 14 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.030% 0.089%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.41% 0.40% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 20
Average daily rate
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£330 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £245 £288
% change year-on-year
+22.44% -14.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
3885 3498 3390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.70% 7.41% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2463 2141 1985
Average daily rate £403 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.01% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £601 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 112 227
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.27% -13.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.99 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

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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

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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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -17 6 £315 +40.00%
London +16 5 £388 -8.82%
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
East of England - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 36 (83.72%) HTML
2 35 (81.40%) CSS
3 28 (65.12%) HTML5
4 27 (62.79%) JavaScript
5 26 (60.47%) jQuery
6 23 (53.49%) CSS3
7 20 (46.51%) W3C
8 18 (41.86%) Responsive Web Design
9 14 (32.56%) CMS
10 13 (30.23%) MVC
11 12 (27.91%) Web Development
11 12 (27.91%) Git (software)
12 10 (23.26%) Content Management
12 10 (23.26%) XSLT
13 9 (20.93%) Web Services
13 9 (20.93%) XML
13 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET
13 9 (20.93%) .NET
13 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (20.93%) Progressive Enhancement
13 9 (20.93%) SiteCatalyst
13 9 (20.93%) Analytics
14 8 (18.60%) Visual Studio
14 8 (18.60%) XHTML
14 8 (18.60%) TeamSite
14 8 (18.60%) Web Design
15 7 (16.28%) SEO
15 7 (16.28%) Java
15 7 (16.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 7 (16.28%) Ajax

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 14 (32.56%) CMS
2 8 (18.60%) TeamSite
3 3 (6.98%) WordPress
4 2 (4.65%) IIS
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.33%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (2.33%) GIMP
2 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (20.93%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) Intranet
2 4 (9.30%) Internet
3 1 (2.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) MySQL
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (27.91%) Git (software)
2 8 (18.60%) Visual Studio
3 6 (13.95%) Dreamweaver
4 5 (11.63%) Ant
4 5 (11.63%) JUnit
4 5 (11.63%) Maven
4 5 (11.63%) Selenium
5 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (6.98%) Jasmine
6 2 (4.65%) JIRA
6 2 (4.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (2.33%) Axure RP
7 1 (2.33%) Subversion
7 1 (2.33%) Flex Builder
General
1 2 (4.65%) Marketing
1 2 (4.65%) Publishing
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (74.42%) Developer
2 18 (41.86%) Front-End Developer
3 12 (27.91%) Web Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Front-End Web Developer
4 4 (9.30%) UI Developer
5 2 (4.65%) UI Programmer
5 2 (4.65%) Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) HTML Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Architect
6 1 (2.33%) Systems Architect
6 1 (2.33%) Lead Developer
6 1 (2.33%) Coordinator
6 1 (2.33%) UX Designer
6 1 (2.33%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (83.72%) HTML
2 35 (81.40%) CSS
3 28 (65.12%) HTML5
4 26 (60.47%) jQuery
5 23 (53.49%) CSS3
6 10 (23.26%) XSLT
7 9 (20.93%) Web Services
7 9 (20.93%) XML
7 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET
7 9 (20.93%) .NET
8 8 (18.60%) XHTML
9 7 (16.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (16.28%) Ajax
9 7 (16.28%) .NET Framework
9 7 (16.28%) JSON
10 6 (13.95%) REST
11 5 (11.63%) Struts
11 5 (11.63%) Sass
11 5 (11.63%) Spring
11 5 (11.63%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (46.51%) W3C
2 2 (4.65%) Human Factors
2 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.33%) User Experience
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Ergonomics
3 1 (2.33%) Animation
3 1 (2.33%) Photography
3 1 (2.33%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) Responsive Web Design
2 13 (30.23%) MVC
3 12 (27.91%) Web Development
4 10 (23.26%) Content Management
5 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (20.93%) Progressive Enhancement
5 9 (20.93%) Analytics
6 8 (18.60%) Web Design
7 7 (16.28%) SEO
8 4 (9.30%) Web Accessibility
9 3 (6.98%) Validation
9 3 (6.98%) Scrum
9 3 (6.98%) OO
9 3 (6.98%) BDD
10 2 (4.65%) Unit Testing
10 2 (4.65%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (4.65%) OOP
11 1 (2.33%) Migration
11 1 (2.33%) CRM
11 1 (2.33%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (62.79%) JavaScript
2 7 (16.28%) Java
3 4 (9.30%) C#
4 3 (6.98%) Perl
5 2 (4.65%) SQL
5 2 (4.65%) VBScript
6 1 (2.33%) PHP
6 1 (2.33%) Ada
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) WAI
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) Section 508
2 1 (2.33%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) HP
2 4 (9.30%) Google
2 4 (9.30%) Adobe
3 3 (6.98%) Interwoven
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.65%) Apple
4 2 (4.65%) Open Text
4 2 (4.65%) RedDot
5 1 (2.33%) Facebook
5 1 (2.33%) Twitter