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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 550 543 528
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -15
Contract jobs citing WCAG 33 22 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.064% 0.046% 0.081%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.80% 0.61% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 23
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£340 £341 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.29% +16.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £368 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £251 £311 £277
% change year-on-year
-19.45% +12.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.00
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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
4116 3609 4255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.04% 7.50% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2529 2169 2385
Average daily rate £410 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £265 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 147 215
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%

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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 29 August 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 29 August 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
London +16 15 £360 -2.17% 1
East of England - 11 £250 -
South East -13 7 £325 -0.30% 2
South West - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 32 (68.09%) HTML
1 32 (68.09%) JavaScript
2 31 (65.96%) CSS
3 27 (57.45%) jQuery
4 22 (46.81%) HTML5
5 19 (40.43%) W3C
6 16 (34.04%) Responsive Web Design
7 14 (29.79%) CSS3
8 13 (27.66%) Git (software)
9 12 (25.53%) Intranet
9 12 (25.53%) XHTML
10 11 (23.40%) Progressive Enhancement
10 11 (23.40%) Analytics
11 10 (21.28%) Web Development
12 9 (19.15%) SiteCatalyst
12 9 (19.15%) Dreamweaver
13 8 (17.02%) Validation
13 8 (17.02%) CMS
13 8 (17.02%) Photoshop
13 8 (17.02%) DOM
13 8 (17.02%) WAI
13 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (17.02%) Marketing
14 7 (14.89%) Ajax
14 7 (14.89%) Interwoven
14 7 (14.89%) TeamSite
14 7 (14.89%) Finance
15 6 (12.77%) Scrum
15 6 (12.77%) Web Design
15 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 8 (17.02%) CMS
2 7 (14.89%) TeamSite
3 3 (6.38%) WordPress
4 2 (4.26%) Confluence
5 1 (2.13%) Node.js
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.13%) IIS
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.13%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.26%) GIMP
3 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.13%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (19.15%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.53%) Intranet
2 3 (6.38%) Extranet
3 2 (4.26%) Internet
3 2 (4.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) MySQL
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (27.66%) Git (software)
2 9 (19.15%) Dreamweaver
3 5 (10.64%) Firebug
3 5 (10.64%) Jasmine
4 4 (8.51%) JIRA
5 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.13%) Selenium
6 1 (2.13%) Flex Builder
6 1 (2.13%) TestDirector
6 1 (2.13%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 8 (17.02%) Marketing
2 7 (14.89%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (68.09%) Developer
2 15 (31.91%) Front-End Developer
3 10 (21.28%) UI Developer
4 9 (19.15%) Web Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Project Manager
5 6 (12.77%) UI Programmer
6 5 (10.64%) Digital Project Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.38%) HTML Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Front-End Web Developer
9 1 (2.13%) Senior UI Developer
9 1 (2.13%) Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Test Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Coordinator
9 1 (2.13%) C# Developer
9 1 (2.13%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (68.09%) HTML
2 31 (65.96%) CSS
3 27 (57.45%) jQuery
4 22 (46.81%) HTML5
5 14 (29.79%) CSS3
6 12 (25.53%) XHTML
7 8 (17.02%) DOM
8 7 (14.89%) Ajax
9 6 (12.77%) XML
10 5 (10.64%) Ext JS
10 5 (10.64%) GWT
10 5 (10.64%) Google Maps API
10 5 (10.64%) Dojo
10 5 (10.64%) LESS
11 4 (8.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (8.51%) JSON
12 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
12 3 (6.38%) .NET
12 3 (6.38%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 19 (40.43%) W3C
2 6 (12.77%) Social Media
3 3 (6.38%) New Media
3 3 (6.38%) iDTV
4 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.26%) Open Source
4 2 (4.26%) Statistics
5 1 (2.13%) Animation
5 1 (2.13%) Photography
5 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.13%) RIA
5 1 (2.13%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.13%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Responsive Web Design
2 11 (23.40%) Progressive Enhancement
2 11 (23.40%) Analytics
3 10 (21.28%) Web Development
4 8 (17.02%) Validation
4 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (12.77%) Scrum
5 6 (12.77%) Web Design
5 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (12.77%) Project Management
6 5 (10.64%) BDD
6 5 (10.64%) MVC
7 4 (8.51%) Marketing Strategy
7 4 (8.51%) SEO
7 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2
7 4 (8.51%) Time Management
7 4 (8.51%) Content Management
7 4 (8.51%) Web Accessibility
8 2 (4.26%) Benchmarking
8 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 32 (68.09%) JavaScript
2 5 (10.64%) Perl
3 1 (2.13%) Ruby
3 1 (2.13%) C#
3 1 (2.13%) Java
3 1 (2.13%) SQL
3 1 (2.13%) Ada
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) ISEB
2 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.02%) WAI
2 1 (2.13%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) Section 508
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Interwoven
2 6 (12.77%) Google
3 4 (8.51%) Adobe
4 2 (4.26%) Apple
4 2 (4.26%) Facebook
5 1 (2.13%) Twitter
5 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
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