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 5 December 2016 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 558 591 590
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -1
Contract jobs citing WCAG 56 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.048% 0.031%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.24% 0.47% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 8
Median daily rate £363 £394 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% +15.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £347 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £448 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.74% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
4512 5060 4847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.72% 10.11% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2954 3144 3161
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 185 207
Median hourly rate £20.50 £24.23 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.39% +5.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.45 £25.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-10.20% +12.35%

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 5 December 2016.

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 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +1 19 £425 +6.25%
North East - 17 £340 -
South East - 10 £350 - 1
Yorkshire +10 4 £313 -19.35% 1
South West +11 3 £450 +36.36%
West Midlands -15 3 - - 2
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WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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 67 (64.42%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (45.19%) QA
3 44 (42.31%) HTML
4 41 (39.42%) CSS
5 37 (35.58%) Selenium
5 37 (35.58%) Cucumber
6 36 (34.62%) Jenkins
7 33 (31.73%) User Stories
8 32 (30.77%) TDD
9 31 (29.81%) Test Automation
10 30 (28.85%) WebDriver
11 29 (27.88%) HTML5
11 29 (27.88%) Test Scripting
11 29 (27.88%) JavaScript
12 28 (26.92%) Defect Tracking
13 27 (25.96%) Front End Development
13 27 (25.96%) Automation Testing
13 27 (25.96%) Git (software)
13 27 (25.96%) Scala
14 26 (25.00%) RSpec
14 26 (25.00%) CSS3
14 26 (25.00%) JUnit
14 26 (25.00%) Games
14 26 (25.00%) Web Testing
14 26 (25.00%) Automated Testing
15 24 (23.08%) JSON
16 23 (22.12%) Scrum
16 23 (22.12%) Java
17 18 (17.31%) W3C
18 16 (15.38%) User Experience

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 5 (4.81%) CMS
2 4 (3.85%) Confluence
2 4 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.96%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (8.65%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.73%) Adobe Analytics
2 3 (2.88%) Basecamp
2 3 (2.88%) Heroku
3 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) Internet
2 2 (1.92%) FTP
2 2 (1.92%) HTTP
3 1 (0.96%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.96%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.73%) MongoDB
2 6 (5.77%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.92%) SQLPlus
5 1 (0.96%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (35.58%) Cucumber
1 37 (35.58%) Selenium
2 36 (34.62%) Jenkins
3 30 (28.85%) WebDriver
4 27 (25.96%) Git (software)
5 26 (25.00%) JUnit
5 26 (25.00%) RSpec
6 10 (9.62%) Subversion
7 8 (7.69%) JIRA
8 7 (6.73%) Burp Suite
8 7 (6.73%) JMeter
9 6 (5.77%) Grunt
10 4 (3.85%) SoapUI
11 3 (2.88%) Bitbucket
11 3 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.92%) Axure RP
12 2 (1.92%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 2 (1.92%) Bower
12 2 (1.92%) gulp
12 2 (1.92%) Selenium IDE
General
1 26 (25.00%) Games
2 10 (9.62%) Publishing
3 8 (7.69%) Retail
4 5 (4.81%) Legal
5 3 (2.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (32.69%) Developer
2 26 (25.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 26 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 26 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 24 (23.08%) QA Test Engineer
3 24 (23.08%) Quality Engineer
4 21 (20.19%) Designer
5 15 (14.42%) JavaScript Developer
6 13 (12.50%) HTML CSS Developer
6 13 (12.50%) HTML Developer
7 9 (8.65%) UI Designer
8 8 (7.69%) Content Designer
9 6 (5.77%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (5.77%) Senior QA Engineer
9 6 (5.77%) Senior Quality Engineer
9 6 (5.77%) Senior Test Engineer
9 6 (5.77%) Web Developer
10 5 (4.81%) Tester
10 5 (4.81%) Web Designer
11 4 (3.85%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (42.31%) HTML
2 41 (39.42%) CSS
3 29 (27.88%) HTML5
4 26 (25.00%) CSS3
5 24 (23.08%) JSON
6 12 (11.54%) Sass
7 11 (10.58%) .NET
8 9 (8.65%) JSP
8 9 (8.65%) LESS
8 9 (8.65%) Node.js
9 8 (7.69%) jQuery
9 8 (7.69%) Spring
10 7 (6.73%) ASP.NET
11 5 (4.81%) AngularJS
12 4 (3.85%) Django
12 4 (3.85%) Handlebars
12 4 (3.85%) SOAP
13 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (2.88%) Web Services
14 2 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.31%) W3C
2 16 (15.38%) User Experience
3 3 (2.88%) RIA
4 2 (1.92%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.92%) Fintech
4 2 (1.92%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.96%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.96%) iPad
5 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
1 2 (1.92%) Linux
1 2 (1.92%) Unix
1 2 (1.92%) Windows
2 1 (0.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (64.42%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (31.73%) User Stories
3 32 (30.77%) TDD
4 31 (29.81%) Test Automation
5 29 (27.88%) Test Scripting
6 28 (26.92%) Defect Tracking
7 27 (25.96%) Automation Testing
7 27 (25.96%) Front End Development
8 26 (25.00%) Automated Testing
8 26 (25.00%) Web Testing
9 23 (22.12%) Scrum
10 13 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
10 13 (12.50%) Web Accessibility
11 12 (11.54%) BDD
11 12 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (11.54%) Cross-Browser Testing
12 10 (9.62%) Web Design
12 10 (9.62%) Web Development
13 9 (8.65%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
13 9 (8.65%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.88%) JavaScript
2 27 (25.96%) Scala
3 23 (22.12%) Java
4 8 (7.69%) C#
5 7 (6.73%) Python
6 4 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.85%) Ruby
7 3 (2.88%) C
7 3 (2.88%) SQL
8 2 (1.92%) Perl
8 2 (1.92%) PHP
8 2 (1.92%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.92%) VBScript
9 1 (0.96%) ES6
Qualifications
1 5 (4.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (45.19%) QA
2 12 (11.54%) WAI
3 1 (0.96%) Section 508
System Software
1 1 (0.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.85%) SCOM
2 3 (2.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (9.62%) Adobe
2 4 (3.85%) Remedy
3 2 (1.92%) HP
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle
4 1 (0.96%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com