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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
UK / England
Rank 527 564 575
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +11
Contract jobs citing WCAG 40 47 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.096% 0.099% 0.030%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.96% 1.02% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 3
Median daily rate £363 £390 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £334 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £413 £228
% change year-on-year
-17.57% +81.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.28 -

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
4170 4627 4483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.97% 9.70% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2722 2930 2745
Median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 179 151
Median hourly rate £20.50 £42.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.19% +86.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £61.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +87.23%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +31 19 £380 -1.93% 1
South East +30 10 £425 +30.76%
North East -15 7 £350 -12.50%
South West - 3 £338 -
West Midlands +2 1 - -
WCAG
UK

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 66 (74.16%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (57.30%) QA
3 43 (48.31%) Jenkins
4 40 (44.94%) TDD
5 39 (43.82%) Selenium
5 39 (43.82%) Cucumber
6 38 (42.70%) User Stories
7 37 (41.57%) HTML
8 35 (39.33%) CSS
8 35 (39.33%) Test Automation
9 33 (37.08%) Test Scripting
10 32 (35.96%) Automated Testing
10 32 (35.96%) Scala
10 32 (35.96%) WebDriver
10 32 (35.96%) Automation Testing
10 32 (35.96%) Defect Tracking
11 31 (34.83%) RSpec
11 31 (34.83%) Games
11 31 (34.83%) Web Testing
11 31 (34.83%) JUnit
12 28 (31.46%) JSON
13 24 (26.97%) W3C
14 22 (24.72%) HTML5
15 20 (22.47%) CSS3
15 20 (22.47%) JavaScript
16 19 (21.35%) Git (software)
17 16 (17.98%) Java
18 15 (16.85%) Subversion
19 14 (15.73%) Front End Development
20 12 (13.48%) Cross-Browser Testing

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 (8.99%) Confluence
2 3 (3.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.25%) CMS
3 2 (2.25%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.87%) Basecamp
2 1 (1.12%) GitHub
2 1 (1.12%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.12%) FTP
1 1 (1.12%) HTTP
1 1 (1.12%) Intranet
1 1 (1.12%) PuTTY
1 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.12%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.87%) MongoDB
2 4 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.12%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 43 (48.31%) Jenkins
2 39 (43.82%) Cucumber
2 39 (43.82%) Selenium
3 32 (35.96%) WebDriver
4 31 (34.83%) JUnit
4 31 (34.83%) RSpec
5 19 (21.35%) Git (software)
6 15 (16.85%) Subversion
7 9 (10.11%) JIRA
8 7 (7.87%) Burp Suite
8 7 (7.87%) JMeter
9 6 (6.74%) Grunt
10 4 (4.49%) Bitbucket
11 2 (2.25%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (2.25%) Mocha
11 2 (2.25%) PhantomJS
11 2 (2.25%) Sinon.JS
12 1 (1.12%) Bower
12 1 (1.12%) gulp
12 1 (1.12%) Selenium IDE
General
1 31 (34.83%) Games
2 10 (11.24%) Retail
3 5 (5.62%) Finance
4 3 (3.37%) Legal
5 2 (2.25%) Local Government
6 1 (1.12%) Back Office
6 1 (1.12%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 31 (34.83%) Test Engineer
2 29 (32.58%) QA Engineer
2 29 (32.58%) QA Test Engineer
3 28 (31.46%) Quality Engineer
4 22 (24.72%) Developer
5 14 (15.73%) Designer
6 12 (13.48%) UI Designer
7 11 (12.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 10 (11.24%) JavaScript Developer
9 8 (8.99%) HTML CSS Developer
9 8 (8.99%) HTML Developer
9 8 (8.99%) Tester
10 7 (7.87%) Analyst
10 7 (7.87%) Senior Designer
10 7 (7.87%) Senior UI Designer
11 6 (6.74%) Senior QA Engineer
11 6 (6.74%) Senior Quality Engineer
11 6 (6.74%) Senior Test Engineer
12 4 (4.49%) Test Analyst
12 4 (4.49%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (41.57%) HTML
2 35 (39.33%) CSS
3 28 (31.46%) JSON
4 22 (24.72%) HTML5
5 20 (22.47%) CSS3
6 10 (11.24%) Sass
7 8 (8.99%) Spring
8 7 (7.87%) jQuery
9 6 (6.74%) .NET
9 6 (6.74%) LESS
9 6 (6.74%) Node.js
10 5 (5.62%) Handlebars
11 4 (4.49%) RESTful
11 4 (4.49%) SVG
12 3 (3.37%) ASP.NET
12 3 (3.37%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (3.37%) DOM
12 3 (3.37%) J2EE
12 3 (3.37%) SQLAlchemy
12 3 (3.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.97%) W3C
2 8 (8.99%) User Experience
3 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.12%) Fintech
4 1 (1.12%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.12%) iPad
4 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.12%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.62%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.37%) Linux
2 3 (3.37%) Mac OS X
3 2 (2.25%) Windows
4 1 (1.12%) Android
4 1 (1.12%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.12%) Unix
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (74.16%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (44.94%) TDD
3 38 (42.70%) User Stories
4 35 (39.33%) Test Automation
5 33 (37.08%) Test Scripting
6 32 (35.96%) Automated Testing
6 32 (35.96%) Automation Testing
6 32 (35.96%) Defect Tracking
7 31 (34.83%) Web Testing
8 14 (15.73%) Front End Development
9 12 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (13.48%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 11 (12.36%) Scrum
10 11 (12.36%) Validation
11 10 (11.24%) BDD
12 9 (10.11%) Waterfall
13 8 (8.99%) E-Commerce
13 8 (8.99%) Manual Testing
13 8 (8.99%) Performance Testing
13 8 (8.99%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 32 (35.96%) Scala
2 20 (22.47%) JavaScript
3 16 (17.98%) Java
4 7 (7.87%) Python
5 6 (6.74%) C#
5 6 (6.74%) SQL
6 4 (4.49%) Ruby
7 2 (2.25%) PHP
8 1 (1.12%) C
8 1 (1.12%) Perl
8 1 (1.12%) PHP 5
8 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.12%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (57.30%) QA
2 11 (12.36%) WAI
3 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.12%) Section 508
System Software
1 4 (4.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (3.37%) Adobe
2 1 (1.12%) HP
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.12%) Monetate
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle
2 1 (1.12%) Salesforce.com