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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 402 401 396
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing WAI 9 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.043% 0.019% 0.051%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.44% 0.20% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 9
Average daily rate £425 £350 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -11.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £350 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £300 £283
% change year-on-year
-12.41% +6.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £10.93
WAI
England

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
2068 2006 2062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.78% 9.63% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1410 1389 1376
Average daily rate £468 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 26
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% +43.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £45.25 £72.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAI across the London region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

WAI Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAI within the London region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Uxbridge - 1 - -
WAI
England

WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (93.75%) JavaScript
3 14 (87.50%) HTML
3 14 (87.50%) CSS
4 13 (81.25%) Front End Development
5 9 (56.25%) gulp
5 9 (56.25%) Grunt
6 7 (43.75%) CSS3
6 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
6 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
6 7 (43.75%) Waterfall
7 6 (37.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (31.25%) Jasmine
8 5 (31.25%) AngularJS
8 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
8 5 (31.25%) BDD
8 5 (31.25%) WebDriver
8 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce
9 4 (25.00%) Photoshop
9 4 (25.00%) PHP
9 4 (25.00%) MVC
9 4 (25.00%) Scrum
9 4 (25.00%) Confluence
9 4 (25.00%) HTML5
9 4 (25.00%) Mocha
9 4 (25.00%) JIRA
9 4 (25.00%) jQuery
9 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (25.00%) Docker
9 4 (25.00%) Vagrant

WAI
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (25.00%) Confluence
2 2 (12.50%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) CMS
3 1 (6.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Grunt
1 9 (56.25%) gulp
2 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
2 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
3 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
3 5 (31.25%) Jasmine
3 5 (31.25%) WebDriver
4 4 (25.00%) JIRA
4 4 (25.00%) Mocha
4 4 (25.00%) Vagrant
5 3 (18.75%) Selenium
6 2 (12.50%) Ant
6 2 (12.50%) Maven
7 1 (6.25%) Axure RP
7 1 (6.25%) Capybara
7 1 (6.25%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (6.25%) Subversion
7 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 13 (81.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (25.00%) Digital Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Angular Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (12.50%) Lead Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Designer
6 1 (6.25%) HTML CSS Developer
6 1 (6.25%) HTML Developer
6 1 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (6.25%) PHP Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Ruby Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior PHP Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) UI Designer
6 1 (6.25%) UI Developer
6 1 (6.25%) UI/UX Designer
6 1 (6.25%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) CSS
1 14 (87.50%) HTML
2 7 (43.75%) CSS3
3 6 (37.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (31.25%) AngularJS
5 4 (25.00%) Behat
5 4 (25.00%) HTML5
5 4 (25.00%) jQuery
5 4 (25.00%) Sass
5 4 (25.00%) Twig
6 3 (18.75%) LESS
7 2 (12.50%) Backbone.js
7 2 (12.50%) React
7 2 (12.50%) Zend Framework
8 1 (6.25%) .NET
8 1 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) W3C
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Psychology
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (81.25%) Front End Development
3 7 (43.75%) Waterfall
4 5 (31.25%) BDD
4 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce
5 4 (25.00%) MVC
5 4 (25.00%) Progressive Enhancement
5 4 (25.00%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (18.75%) Kanban
7 2 (12.50%) Case Management
7 2 (12.50%) Project Management
7 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Analytics
8 1 (6.25%) Data Analytics
8 1 (6.25%) Machine Learning
8 1 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (6.25%) SOLID
8 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) JavaScript
2 4 (25.00%) PHP
3 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.25%) ECMAScript
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby
4 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Zend
2 1 (6.25%) Adobe
2 1 (6.25%) Apple
2 1 (6.25%) Twitter