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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 586 540 537
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -3
Contract jobs citing WCAG 12 29 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.023% 0.059% 0.039%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.29% 0.73% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 11
Average daily rate
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£344 £330 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.09% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £421 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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
4207 3968 3597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.14% 8.03% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2753 2415 2185
Average daily rate £425 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 186 137
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.21 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.46% +2.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.55 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.73% +18.57%

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

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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

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
London -8 6 £463 +28.65% 3
East of England -4 2 £275 +10.00%
West Midlands - 2 £330 -
South West -3 1 £344 - 1
South East -17 1 - -
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WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 18 (90.00%) HTML
1 18 (90.00%) CSS
2 16 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 14 (70.00%) HTML5
4 13 (65.00%) CSS3
5 10 (50.00%) Photoshop
6 9 (45.00%) jQuery
7 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (30.00%) W3C
8 6 (30.00%) Web Accessibility
9 5 (25.00%) Sass
9 5 (25.00%) LESS
9 5 (25.00%) AngularJS
9 5 (25.00%) User Experience
10 4 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (20.00%) gulp
10 4 (20.00%) Grunt
10 4 (20.00%) Backbone.js
10 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
10 4 (20.00%) Adobe
10 4 (20.00%) OO
11 3 (15.00%) XHTML
11 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
11 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
11 3 (15.00%) Web Design
11 3 (15.00%) CMS
11 3 (15.00%) MVC
11 3 (15.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (10.00%) Bower
12 2 (10.00%) React

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3 (15.00%) CMS
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) Node.js
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (5.00%) WordPress
3 1 (5.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (5.00%) Confluence
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (5.00%) InDesign
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (5.00%) GIMP
3 1 (5.00%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (20.00%) Grunt
1 4 (20.00%) gulp
2 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (10.00%) Bower
4 1 (5.00%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (5.00%) JIRA
4 1 (5.00%) Axure RP
4 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.00%) Local Government
1 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (85.00%) Developer
2 9 (45.00%) Front-End Developer
3 8 (40.00%) Web Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Front-End Web Developer
5 3 (15.00%) UI Programmer
5 3 (15.00%) UI Developer
6 2 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Designer
6 2 (10.00%) Web Designer
7 1 (5.00%) Junior Developer
7 1 (5.00%) HTML Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Junior Web Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Coordinator
7 1 (5.00%) Junior
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (90.00%) CSS
1 18 (90.00%) HTML
2 14 (70.00%) HTML5
3 13 (65.00%) CSS3
4 9 (45.00%) jQuery
5 5 (25.00%) Sass
5 5 (25.00%) LESS
5 5 (25.00%) AngularJS
6 4 (20.00%) Backbone.js
7 3 (15.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (15.00%) XHTML
8 2 (10.00%) Ember.js
8 2 (10.00%) Underscore.js
8 2 (10.00%) .NET
8 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
8 2 (10.00%) React
8 2 (10.00%) Browserify
8 2 (10.00%) Django
8 2 (10.00%) OOCSS
9 1 (5.00%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) W3C
2 5 (25.00%) User Experience
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Graphic Design
3 1 (5.00%) Video Editing
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Web Accessibility
3 4 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (20.00%) OO
4 3 (15.00%) Web Design
4 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (15.00%) MVC
5 2 (10.00%) Content Management
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.00%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
6 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.00%) Coaching
6 1 (5.00%) BDD
6 1 (5.00%) Time Management
6 1 (5.00%) OWASP
6 1 (5.00%) UX Design
6 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Web Development
6 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (5.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) PHP
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) WAI
2 1 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Adobe
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Twitter
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Interwoven
3 1 (5.00%) FatWire
3 1 (5.00%) EPiServer
3 1 (5.00%) Sitecore