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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 417 409 413
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing WAI 7 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.030% 0.029% 0.071%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.36% 0.36% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 12
Average daily rate
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£465 £363 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.27% +31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £342 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £390 £400
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 - - £31.25
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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
1954 1927 2106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.25% 7.95% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1351 1319 1465
Average daily rate £463 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £611 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 23
Average hourly rate £20.50 £17.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.49% -15.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £13.19 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £96.25 £67.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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 +11 1 £465 +20.00%
Westminster - 1 £480 -
WAI
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WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) HTML
2 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
2 11 (64.71%) CSS
3 10 (58.82%) CSS3
4 9 (52.94%) RESTful
4 9 (52.94%) Web Services
5 8 (47.06%) JIRA
5 8 (47.06%) Confluence
5 8 (47.06%) HTML5
5 8 (47.06%) BDD
5 8 (47.06%) Jenkins
6 7 (41.18%) jQuery
7 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (35.29%) TDD
7 6 (35.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (35.29%) User Experience
8 5 (29.41%) WildFly
8 5 (29.41%) SonarQube
8 5 (29.41%) Ansible
8 5 (29.41%) Rundeck
8 5 (29.41%) Salt
8 5 (29.41%) Gradle
8 5 (29.41%) Artifactory
8 5 (29.41%) Node.js
8 5 (29.41%) MongoDB
8 5 (29.41%) NoSQL
8 5 (29.41%) Maven
8 5 (29.41%) Selenium
8 5 (29.41%) Alfresco

WAI
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 8 (47.06%) Confluence
2 5 (29.41%) Alfresco
2 5 (29.41%) Node.js
2 5 (29.41%) WildFly
3 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.88%) CMS
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (5.88%) Umbraco
4 1 (5.88%) IIS
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Photoshop
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 8 (47.06%) JIRA
1 8 (47.06%) Jenkins
2 5 (29.41%) SonarQube
2 5 (29.41%) Gradle
2 5 (29.41%) Artifactory
2 5 (29.41%) Selenium
2 5 (29.41%) JMeter
2 5 (29.41%) Maven
3 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
3 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
3 3 (17.65%) Mocha
3 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
3 3 (17.65%) Behat
3 3 (17.65%) Jasmine
3 3 (17.65%) gulp
3 3 (17.65%) Grunt
4 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.88%) Subversion
5 1 (5.88%) Axure RP
General
1 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Front-End Developer
2 4 (23.53%) UX Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Platform Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Front-End Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
3 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 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
2 10 (58.82%) CSS3
3 9 (52.94%) Web Services
3 9 (52.94%) RESTful
4 8 (47.06%) HTML5
5 7 (41.18%) jQuery
6 6 (35.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (23.53%) Java EE
7 4 (23.53%) Hibernate
7 4 (23.53%) Spring
7 4 (23.53%) J2EE
8 3 (17.65%) Sass
9 2 (11.76%) .NET
10 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
10 1 (5.88%) XML
10 1 (5.88%) XHTML
10 1 (5.88%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
10 1 (5.88%) Zend Framework
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
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) BDD
3 6 (35.29%) TDD
3 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (29.41%) OWASP
5 4 (23.53%) Multithreading
5 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
5 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
6 3 (17.65%) MVC
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Web Accessibility
6 3 (17.65%) Progressive Enhancement
7 2 (11.76%) Kanban
8 1 (5.88%) ITIL
8 1 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (5.88%) Analytics
8 1 (5.88%) User Stories
8 1 (5.88%) Software Delivery
8 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
2 4 (23.53%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) PHP
4 1 (5.88%) C
4 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
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Ansible
1 5 (29.41%) Salt
1 5 (29.41%) Rundeck
2 3 (17.65%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
2 4 (23.53%) Apple
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) Sun
3 2 (11.76%) Zend
4 1 (5.88%) Twitter
4 1 (5.88%) Adobe