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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 548 519 497
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -22
Contract jobs citing WCAG 11 35 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.023% 0.076% 0.029%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.30% 0.96% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 22 6
Average daily rate
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£330 £325 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +21.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £216 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £586 £423 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £228 £265 £260
% change year-on-year
-14.15% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
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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
3714 3664 3081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.93% 7.91% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2221 2185 1748
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 131 196
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.89 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.90% -28.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -28.88%

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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 26 February 2015.

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 26 February 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
South East -20 7 £228 -
North West - 2 - -
South West -9 1 - -
London -12 1 £650 +64.55% 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 2
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WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 14 (60.87%) W3C
2 14 (60.87%) jQuery
3 13 (56.52%) HTML5
3 13 (56.52%) CSS3
4 12 (52.17%) XSLT
4 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
5 11 (47.83%) CMS
6 10 (43.48%) MVC
6 10 (43.48%) Content Management
6 10 (43.48%) Web Services
6 10 (43.48%) XML
7 7 (30.43%) TeamSite
7 7 (30.43%) REST
7 7 (30.43%) SEO
7 7 (30.43%) XHTML
7 7 (30.43%) Java
8 6 (26.09%) .NET
8 6 (26.09%) Ant
8 6 (26.09%) JUnit
8 6 (26.09%) Struts
8 6 (26.09%) HP
8 6 (26.09%) Linux
8 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET
8 6 (26.09%) Spring
8 6 (26.09%) Maven
8 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (26.09%) Spring MVC
8 6 (26.09%) Selenium

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 11 (47.83%) CMS
2 7 (30.43%) TeamSite
3 2 (8.70%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.35%) GIMP
2 1 (4.35%) OmniGraffle
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Intranet
1 2 (8.70%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Ant
1 6 (26.09%) JUnit
1 6 (26.09%) Maven
1 6 (26.09%) Selenium
2 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
3 3 (13.04%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
4 2 (8.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (4.35%) Subversion
5 1 (4.35%) JIRA
5 1 (4.35%) Axure RP
General
1 2 (8.70%) Publishing
1 2 (8.70%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Developer
2 9 (39.13%) Web Developer
3 8 (34.78%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Front-End Web Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Junior Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Architect
5 1 (4.35%) HTML Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Junior Web Developer
5 1 (4.35%) UX Designer
5 1 (4.35%) Designer
5 1 (4.35%) Junior
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (86.96%) HTML
1 20 (86.96%) CSS
2 14 (60.87%) jQuery
3 13 (56.52%) HTML5
3 13 (56.52%) CSS3
4 12 (52.17%) XSLT
5 10 (43.48%) Web Services
5 10 (43.48%) XML
6 7 (30.43%) XHTML
6 7 (30.43%) REST
7 6 (26.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (26.09%) Spring
7 6 (26.09%) Spring MVC
7 6 (26.09%) Struts
7 6 (26.09%) .NET
7 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET
8 5 (21.74%) Ajax
8 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
8 5 (21.74%) JSON
9 3 (13.04%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 14 (60.87%) W3C
2 2 (8.70%) Human Factors
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Ergonomics
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) MVC
1 10 (43.48%) Content Management
2 7 (30.43%) SEO
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (21.74%) Web Design
4 5 (21.74%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (13.04%) OO
6 2 (8.70%) OOP
6 2 (8.70%) Validation
6 2 (8.70%) Web Development
6 2 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Web Accessibility
7 1 (4.35%) Information Architecture
7 1 (4.35%) Usability Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Competitor Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
2 7 (30.43%) Java
3 4 (17.39%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) PHP
4 2 (8.70%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) WAI
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) HP
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Open Text
3 2 (8.70%) RedDot
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) Interwoven
4 1 (4.35%) FatWire