The first table below looks at the demand for WCAG 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 WCAG over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 396 374 391
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +17
Contract jobs citing WCAG 16 15 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.066% 0.069% 0.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.78% 0.85% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 22
Average daily rate £395 £325 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% -15.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £289 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £365 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £248
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
2056 1759 2309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.50% 8.14% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1444 1192 1493
Average daily rate £450 £465 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 39 67
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.32 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.85% +24.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.49 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £135.00 £31.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
WCAG
England

WCAG
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

WCAG Jobs Demand Trend in London

WCAG
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

WCAG Daily Rate Trend in London

WCAG
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

WCAG Hourly Rate Trend in London

WCAG
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 WCAG within the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
City of London -18 1 - -
WCAG
England

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing WCAG 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 WCAG.

1 13 (54.17%) HTML
1 13 (54.17%) CSS
2 12 (50.00%) WAI
3 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
4 10 (41.67%) jQuery
5 9 (37.50%) Marketing
5 9 (37.50%) Web Design
5 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (29.17%) Retail
6 7 (29.17%) W3C
7 6 (25.00%) Finance
7 6 (25.00%) HTML5
8 5 (20.83%) Social Media
8 5 (20.83%) CSS3
8 5 (20.83%) New Media
8 5 (20.83%) Web Accessibility
8 5 (20.83%) LESS
8 5 (20.83%) MVC
8 5 (20.83%) Intranet
8 5 (20.83%) Extranet
8 5 (20.83%) XHTML
8 5 (20.83%) WAP
8 5 (20.83%) iDTV
8 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
9 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
9 4 (16.67%) .NET
9 4 (16.67%) Photoshop
9 4 (16.67%) Project Management
9 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (16.67%) Sass

WCAG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing WCAG 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 WCAG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) TeamSite
1 2 (8.33%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.17%) GIMP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) Intranet
1 5 (20.83%) Extranet
2 2 (8.33%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
2 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 3 (12.50%) QUnit
2 3 (12.50%) Subversion
2 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.17%) HtmlUnit
3 1 (4.17%) Gradle
3 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) Jasmine
3 1 (4.17%) Maven
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (4.17%) Ant
3 1 (4.17%) JUnit
General
1 9 (37.50%) Marketing
2 7 (29.17%) Retail
3 6 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Digital Project Manager
2 5 (20.83%) Front-End Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Project Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Front-End Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 2 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Designer
4 2 (8.33%) User Experience Designer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Digital Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Creative Technologist
5 1 (4.17%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) HTML Developer
5 1 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (54.17%) HTML
1 13 (54.17%) CSS
2 10 (41.67%) jQuery
3 6 (25.00%) HTML5
4 5 (20.83%) CSS3
4 5 (20.83%) LESS
4 5 (20.83%) XHTML
4 5 (20.83%) WAP
5 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 4 (16.67%) .NET
5 4 (16.67%) Sass
5 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (12.50%) NHibernate
7 2 (8.33%) Web Services
8 1 (4.17%) REST
8 1 (4.17%) D3.js
8 1 (4.17%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (4.17%) Backbone.js
8 1 (4.17%) Ember.js
8 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) W3C
2 5 (20.83%) Social Media
2 5 (20.83%) New Media
2 5 (20.83%) iDTV
3 2 (8.33%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Web Design
1 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.83%) Web Accessibility
2 5 (20.83%) MVC
2 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
3 4 (16.67%) Project Management
3 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (16.67%) Time Management
3 4 (16.67%) Scrum
4 3 (12.50%) Marketing Strategy
4 3 (12.50%) BDD
4 3 (12.50%) Analytics
4 3 (12.50%) SEO
4 3 (12.50%) TDD
4 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 3 (12.50%) Web Analytics
5 2 (8.33%) Content Management
5 2 (8.33%) Progressive Enhancement
6 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
2 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) Ruby
4 1 (4.17%) XPath
4 1 (4.17%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (50.00%) WAI
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Interwoven
3 1 (4.17%) Sencha
3 1 (4.17%) Facebook
3 1 (4.17%) Perforce