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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 409 408 408
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing WAI 4 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.017% 0.030% 0.045%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.21% 0.38% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 5
Average daily rate
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£475 £363 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% +31.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £313 £200
% change year-on-year
-48.00% +56.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £24.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- -58.40%
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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
1945 1828 2075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.30% 7.79% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1368 1256 1458
Average daily rate £475 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 23
Average hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £24.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% -21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.85 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £79.75 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.21 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.65% +15.45%

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 4 August 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 11 (64.71%) HTML
1 11 (64.71%) CSS
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (64.71%) HTML5
2 9 (52.94%) Web Services
2 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
2 9 (52.94%) RESTful
2 9 (52.94%) CSS3
3 6 (35.29%) jQuery
3 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (35.29%) TDD
3 6 (35.29%) User Experience
4 5 (29.41%) WildFly
4 5 (29.41%) SonarQube
4 5 (29.41%) Node.js
4 5 (29.41%) Rundeck
4 5 (29.41%) Ansible
4 5 (29.41%) Salt
4 5 (29.41%) Gradle
4 5 (29.41%) Artifactory
4 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
4 5 (29.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (29.41%) JMeter
4 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
4 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
4 5 (29.41%) Linux
4 5 (29.41%) Alfresco
4 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
4 5 (29.41%) Maven
4 5 (29.41%) JIRA

WAI
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 5 (29.41%) Alfresco
1 5 (29.41%) Confluence
1 5 (29.41%) Node.js
1 5 (29.41%) WildFly
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) MongoDB
1 5 (29.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) JMeter
1 5 (29.41%) Maven
1 5 (29.41%) JIRA
1 5 (29.41%) Selenium
1 5 (29.41%) Gradle
1 5 (29.41%) Artifactory
1 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
1 5 (29.41%) SonarQube
2 1 (5.88%) Axure RP
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) UX Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Platform Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) User Experience Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) HTML
1 11 (64.71%) CSS
1 11 (64.71%) HTML5
2 9 (52.94%) CSS3
2 9 (52.94%) Web Services
2 9 (52.94%) RESTful
3 6 (35.29%) jQuery
4 5 (29.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (23.53%) Java EE
5 4 (23.53%) J2EE
5 4 (23.53%) Hibernate
5 4 (23.53%) Spring
6 1 (5.88%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
6 1 (5.88%) Backbone.js
6 1 (5.88%) Sass
6 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
6 1 (5.88%) .NET
6 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) User Experience
2 2 (11.76%) Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) Psychology
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.88%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
1 5 (29.41%) CentOS
2 1 (5.88%) Mac OS
2 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) TDD
2 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (29.41%) OWASP
3 5 (29.41%) Web Accessibility
3 5 (29.41%) BDD
4 4 (23.53%) Multithreading
4 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
4 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) User Stories
6 1 (5.88%) Software Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) Time Management
6 1 (5.88%) Analytics
6 1 (5.88%) Web Design
6 1 (5.88%) MVC
6 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) C
3 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) WCAG
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Ansible
1 5 (29.41%) Salt
1 5 (29.41%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
2 4 (23.53%) Apple
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) Sun
3 1 (5.88%) Adobe