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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 404 420 374
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -46
Contract jobs citing WAI 5 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.022% 0.016% 0.033%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.27% 0.21% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Average daily rate
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£379 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.43% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £313 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £413 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £283 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.08% -13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.93 -
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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
1857 1890 1660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.05% 7.79% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1298 1333 1163
Average daily rate £450 £465 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £675 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 22 41
Average hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.10 £82.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

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
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 19 December 2014. 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
City of London +7 2 £383 -10.00%
Hammersmith - - - -
WAI
England

WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 9 (81.82%) HTML
1 9 (81.82%) W3C
2 8 (72.73%) CSS
3 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (54.55%) jQuery
4 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
5 5 (45.45%) Content Management
5 5 (45.45%) CMS
6 4 (36.36%) Publishing
6 4 (36.36%) RedDot
6 4 (36.36%) WCAG
6 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
7 3 (27.27%) .NET
7 3 (27.27%) C#
7 3 (27.27%) Project Management
7 3 (27.27%) Intranet
7 3 (27.27%) Internet
7 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
7 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Web Accessibility
7 3 (27.27%) Open Text
8 2 (18.18%) Finance
8 2 (18.18%) Banking
8 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
8 2 (18.18%) HTML5
8 2 (18.18%) Dreamweaver
8 2 (18.18%) XHTML
8 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery

WAI
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (45.45%) CMS
2 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
3 2 (18.18%) IIS
4 1 (9.09%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (9.09%) Apache
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Intranet
1 3 (27.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
2 2 (18.18%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (18.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 1 (9.09%) Ant
3 1 (9.09%) Axure RP
3 1 (9.09%) ProtoShare
3 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) Maven
General
1 4 (36.36%) Publishing
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) HTML Developer
3 2 (18.18%) CSS Developer
3 2 (18.18%) CMS Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) HTML
2 8 (72.73%) CSS
3 6 (54.55%) jQuery
4 3 (27.27%) .NET
5 2 (18.18%) HTML5
5 2 (18.18%) XHTML
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
5 2 (18.18%) SOAP
5 2 (18.18%) Web Services
5 2 (18.18%) XML
5 2 (18.18%) XSLT
5 2 (18.18%) CSS3
5 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
6 1 (9.09%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (81.82%) W3C
2 2 (18.18%) User Experience
3 1 (9.09%) Social Media
3 1 (9.09%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Content Management
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Web Accessibility
4 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (18.18%) OOP
4 2 (18.18%) OO
4 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 2 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (9.09%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) Investment Management
5 1 (9.09%) Kanban
5 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (9.09%) Web Development
5 1 (9.09%) Validation
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) VBScript
4 1 (9.09%) Ada
4 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) WCAG
2 1 (9.09%) Section 508
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) RedDot
2 3 (27.27%) Open Text
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Adobe
4 1 (9.09%) Sitecore