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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 553 542 543
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing WCAG 26 18 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.050% 0.037% 0.069%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.63% 0.49% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 17
Average daily rate
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£338 £341 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +14.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £368 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £249 £311 £268
% change year-on-year
-20.01% +16.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £23.75
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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
4122 3689 4273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.86% 7.66% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2531 2207 2425
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 146 206
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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

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 23 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCAG within the England region over the 3 months to 23 September 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
East of England - 10 £200 - 1
London +12 9 £350 -4.76% 3
South East -7 5 £325 -0.30%
Yorkshire - - - - 1
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WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 27 (65.85%) HTML
1 27 (65.85%) JavaScript
2 26 (63.41%) CSS
3 22 (53.66%) jQuery
4 21 (51.22%) HTML5
5 15 (36.59%) Responsive Web Design
6 14 (34.15%) CSS3
6 14 (34.15%) W3C
7 13 (31.71%) Git (software)
8 11 (26.83%) Progressive Enhancement
8 11 (26.83%) Analytics
8 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (24.39%) Intranet
9 10 (24.39%) Web Development
10 9 (21.95%) SiteCatalyst
11 8 (19.51%) CMS
11 8 (19.51%) Photoshop
12 7 (17.07%) Interwoven
12 7 (17.07%) TeamSite
13 6 (14.63%) XHTML
13 6 (14.63%) Scrum
13 6 (14.63%) WAI
13 6 (14.63%) Google
13 6 (14.63%) Marketing
13 6 (14.63%) LESS
14 5 (12.20%) Google Maps API
14 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
14 5 (12.20%) Jasmine
14 5 (12.20%) BDD
14 5 (12.20%) Web Design

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (19.51%) CMS
2 7 (17.07%) TeamSite
3 3 (7.32%) WordPress
4 2 (4.88%) Confluence
5 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.44%) Node.js
5 1 (2.44%) IIS
5 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.44%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.88%) GIMP
3 1 (2.44%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (2.44%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (21.95%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) Intranet
2 2 (4.88%) Internet
2 2 (4.88%) HTTP
3 1 (2.44%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) MySQL
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (31.71%) Git (software)
2 5 (12.20%) Jasmine
2 5 (12.20%) Dreamweaver
3 4 (9.76%) JIRA
4 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.44%) Axure RP
5 1 (2.44%) Selenium
5 1 (2.44%) Flex Builder
5 1 (2.44%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.44%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6 (14.63%) Marketing
2 5 (12.20%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (70.73%) Developer
2 16 (39.02%) Front-End Developer
3 9 (21.95%) Web Developer
4 6 (14.63%) UI Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.32%) HTML Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Digital Project Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 3 (7.32%) UI Programmer
7 2 (4.88%) Front-End Web Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Consultant
8 1 (2.44%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.44%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Coordinator
8 1 (2.44%) Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) User Experience Designer
8 1 (2.44%) Designer
8 1 (2.44%) Senior UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (65.85%) HTML
2 26 (63.41%) CSS
3 22 (53.66%) jQuery
4 21 (51.22%) HTML5
5 14 (34.15%) CSS3
6 6 (14.63%) LESS
6 6 (14.63%) XHTML
7 5 (12.20%) Google Maps API
8 4 (9.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (7.32%) DOM
9 3 (7.32%) Flash
9 3 (7.32%) .NET
9 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET
10 2 (4.88%) DHTML
10 2 (4.88%) FBML
10 2 (4.88%) Ajax
10 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
10 2 (4.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (34.15%) W3C
2 4 (9.76%) Social Media
3 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.88%) Open Source
3 2 (4.88%) Statistics
4 1 (2.44%) Animation
4 1 (2.44%) Photography
4 1 (2.44%) Ergonomics
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) RIA
4 1 (2.44%) iDTV
4 1 (2.44%) Streaming Video
4 1 (2.44%) User Experience
4 1 (2.44%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.44%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) Responsive Web Design
2 11 (26.83%) Analytics
2 11 (26.83%) Progressive Enhancement
2 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (24.39%) Web Development
4 6 (14.63%) Scrum
5 5 (12.20%) Web Design
5 5 (12.20%) MVC
5 5 (12.20%) BDD
6 4 (9.76%) Web Accessibility
6 4 (9.76%) Project Management
6 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (9.76%) Content Management
7 3 (7.32%) SEO
7 3 (7.32%) Validation
7 3 (7.32%) Marketing Strategy
8 2 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.88%) Time Management
8 2 (4.88%) Benchmarking
8 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 27 (65.85%) JavaScript
2 5 (12.20%) Perl
3 2 (4.88%) Java
4 1 (2.44%) C#
4 1 (2.44%) SQL
4 1 (2.44%) Ada
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) ISEB
3 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.44%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) WAI
2 1 (2.44%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) Section 508
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Interwoven
2 6 (14.63%) Google
3 4 (9.76%) Adobe
4 2 (4.88%) Facebook
4 2 (4.88%) Apple
5 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.44%) Twitter
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