The table below looks at the statistics for WAI skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAI over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 391 387 351
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -36
Contract jobs citing WAI 6 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.028% 0.077% 0.071%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.36% 0.91% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 8
Average daily rate
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£338 £395 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.55% +72.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £336 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £425 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £295 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -12.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.93 £13.00
% change year-on-year
- -15.96%
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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 London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
1687 1864 1498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.94% 8.43% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1138 1239 1018
Average daily rate £430 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 34 39
Average hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.50 £41.65 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -20.00%

WAI
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAI across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

WAI Jobs Demand Trend in London

WAI
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAI across the London region.

WAI Daily Rate Trend in London

WAI
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAI across the London region.

WAI Hourly Rate Trend in London

WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing WAI 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 WAI.

1 10 (83.33%) HTML
1 10 (83.33%) CSS
2 7 (58.33%) HTML5
3 6 (50.00%) CSS3
4 5 (41.67%) W3C
4 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (41.67%) Web Accessibility
4 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (33.33%) RedDot
5 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 4 (33.33%) Content Management
5 4 (33.33%) Apple iOS
5 4 (33.33%) Mac OS
5 4 (33.33%) Publishing
5 4 (33.33%) CMS
5 4 (33.33%) Web Design
5 4 (33.33%) User Stories
6 3 (25.00%) Open Text
6 3 (25.00%) Intranet
6 3 (25.00%) Project Management
6 3 (25.00%) .NET
6 3 (25.00%) C#
6 3 (25.00%) jQuery
7 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
7 2 (16.67%) WCAG
7 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (16.67%) IIS
7 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
7 2 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe

WAI
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing WAI 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 WAI. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) CMS
2 2 (16.67%) IIS
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Intranet
2 2 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (16.67%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (8.33%) Axure RP
2 1 (8.33%) ProtoShare
General
1 4 (33.33%) Publishing
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) CMS Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Principal Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Architect
4 1 (8.33%) HTML Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) CSS
1 10 (83.33%) HTML
2 7 (58.33%) HTML5
3 6 (50.00%) CSS3
4 3 (25.00%) .NET
4 3 (25.00%) jQuery
5 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 2 (16.67%) SOAP
5 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) XML
5 2 (16.67%) XSLT
5 2 (16.67%) XHTML
6 1 (8.33%) Ajax
6 1 (8.33%) Backbone.js
6 1 (8.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) W3C
2 1 (8.33%) Web 2.0
2 1 (8.33%) Social Media
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Mac OS
1 4 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) Web Accessibility
2 4 (33.33%) Web Design
2 4 (33.33%) User Stories
2 4 (33.33%) Content Management
2 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) OOP
4 2 (16.67%) OO
4 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (16.67%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Investment Management
5 1 (8.33%) Kanban
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) WCAG
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) RedDot
2 3 (25.00%) Open Text
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft