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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 588 623 574
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -49
Contract jobs citing WCAG 45 12 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.089% 0.023% 0.068%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.96% 0.24% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 7 16
Median daily rate £363 £344 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.53% +1.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £460 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £322 £288
% change year-on-year
+8.78% +11.81%
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
4692 4974 4834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.27% 9.39% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3059 3207 2998
Median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 196 205
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.60 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.65% +7.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £12.00 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.60% +25.00%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +20 21 £375 -16.66% 8
East of England +16 8 £325 +13.04% 2
West Midlands -27 7 £400 -11.11%
South East - 7 £350 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 - -
North East - 2 £300 -
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WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 37 (57.81%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (53.13%) HTML
3 33 (51.56%) CSS
4 32 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 21 (32.81%) HTML5
6 19 (29.69%) Front End Development
7 18 (28.13%) CSS3
8 17 (26.56%) Java
9 16 (25.00%) Git (software)
10 15 (23.44%) Scrum
10 15 (23.44%) WAI
11 14 (21.88%) .NET
11 14 (21.88%) Web Accessibility
12 13 (20.31%) Responsive Web Design
12 13 (20.31%) User Experience
13 12 (18.75%) C#
13 12 (18.75%) Web Development
13 12 (18.75%) QA
14 11 (17.19%) jQuery
15 10 (15.63%) Publishing
16 9 (14.06%) Selenium
16 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
16 9 (14.06%) Photoshop
16 9 (14.06%) ASP.NET
16 9 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
16 9 (14.06%) Cucumber
17 8 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
17 8 (12.50%) Adobe Analytics
17 8 (12.50%) WebDriver
17 8 (12.50%) Sass

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 8 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 8 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (10.94%) CMS
3 3 (4.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.13%) Kentico
5 1 (1.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.56%) Confluence
5 1 (1.56%) IIS
5 1 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (14.06%) Photoshop
2 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.56%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.50%) Adobe Analytics
2 3 (4.69%) Heroku
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) Internet
2 3 (4.69%) Intranet
3 1 (1.56%) FTP
3 1 (1.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.13%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.56%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 16 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (14.06%) Cucumber
2 9 (14.06%) Selenium
3 8 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 6 (9.38%) Jenkins
5 5 (7.81%) JIRA
5 5 (7.81%) SoapUI
6 4 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (4.69%) JUnit
7 3 (4.69%) RSpec
8 2 (3.13%) Grunt
8 2 (3.13%) gulp
8 2 (3.13%) Subversion
8 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.56%) Bower
9 1 (1.56%) Burp Suite
9 1 (1.56%) git-flow
9 1 (1.56%) Maven
9 1 (1.56%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (1.56%) Toad
General
1 10 (15.63%) Publishing
2 5 (7.81%) Legal
3 4 (6.25%) Games
4 3 (4.69%) Marketing
5 2 (3.13%) Finance
6 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (45.31%) Developer
2 20 (31.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 11 (17.19%) Designer
4 8 (12.50%) Content Designer
4 8 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (12.50%) Web Developer
5 7 (10.94%) HTML CSS Developer
5 7 (10.94%) HTML Developer
6 6 (9.38%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 5 (7.81%) Administrator
7 5 (7.81%) QA Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) SharePoint Administrator
8 4 (6.25%) UI Developer
8 4 (6.25%) UX Designer
8 4 (6.25%) Web Designer
9 3 (4.69%) Consultant
9 3 (4.69%) Java Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (4.69%) Test Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (53.13%) HTML
2 33 (51.56%) CSS
3 21 (32.81%) HTML5
4 18 (28.13%) CSS3
5 14 (21.88%) .NET
6 11 (17.19%) jQuery
7 9 (14.06%) ASP.NET
8 8 (12.50%) JSP
8 8 (12.50%) Sass
9 6 (9.38%) LESS
10 5 (7.81%) AngularJS
10 5 (7.81%) Django
10 5 (7.81%) SOAP
11 4 (6.25%) Node.js
12 2 (3.13%) JSON
12 2 (3.13%) Spring
12 2 (3.13%) Web Services
12 2 (3.13%) XML
13 1 (1.56%) Ajax
13 1 (1.56%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.31%) User Experience
2 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.69%) RIA
3 2 (3.13%) Blog
3 2 (3.13%) W3C
4 1 (1.56%) CESG
4 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.56%) Fintech
4 1 (1.56%) FMCG
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.81%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.56%) Unix
2 1 (1.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (57.81%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (29.69%) Front End Development
3 15 (23.44%) Scrum
4 14 (21.88%) Web Accessibility
5 13 (20.31%) Responsive Web Design
6 12 (18.75%) Web Development
7 9 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (12.50%) SEO
9 7 (10.94%) BDD
9 7 (10.94%) Waterfall
10 6 (9.38%) TDD
10 6 (9.38%) Test Scripting
11 5 (7.81%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
11 5 (7.81%) ITIL
11 5 (7.81%) ITSM
11 5 (7.81%) Mobile First
11 5 (7.81%) Project Management
11 5 (7.81%) Regression Testing
11 5 (7.81%) Web Design
12 4 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 32 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 17 (26.56%) Java
3 12 (18.75%) C#
4 8 (12.50%) Python
5 7 (10.94%) PowerShell
6 4 (6.25%) C
6 4 (6.25%) Ruby
7 3 (4.69%) Perl
7 3 (4.69%) Scala
8 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.13%) SQL
8 2 (3.13%) VBScript
9 1 (1.56%) ES6
9 1 (1.56%) PHP
9 1 (1.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (10.94%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (23.44%) WAI
2 12 (18.75%) QA
3 1 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.56%) GPG13
3 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) SCOM
2 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) Adobe
2 5 (7.81%) Remedy
3 3 (4.69%) Apple
4 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.56%) HP
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle
5 1 (1.56%) RedDot
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