The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 398 413 367
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -46
Contract jobs citing WCAG 5 4 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.022% 0.017% 0.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.27% 0.21% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 10
Average daily rate
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£388 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £425 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £425 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £245 £288
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -14.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1829 1863 1641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.04% 7.83% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1273 1314 1139
Average daily rate £450 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £675 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 24 42
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.20 £78.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCAG across the London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

WCAG Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 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 - 2 £395 -
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England

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (57.14%) HTML
2 7 (50.00%) CSS
2 7 (50.00%) W3C
3 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 5 (35.71%) XHTML
5 4 (28.57%) WAI
6 3 (21.43%) CMS
6 3 (21.43%) Intranet
6 3 (21.43%) Internet
6 3 (21.43%) OO
6 3 (21.43%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (21.43%) .NET
6 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
6 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
7 2 (14.29%) C#
7 2 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (14.29%) SOAP
7 2 (14.29%) Web Services
7 2 (14.29%) XML
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 2 (14.29%) Photoshop
7 2 (14.29%) IIS
7 2 (14.29%) SQL
7 2 (14.29%) VBScript
7 2 (14.29%) OOP
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (14.29%) XSLT
7 2 (14.29%) Open Text
7 2 (14.29%) RedDot
7 2 (14.29%) MVC

WCAG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (21.43%) CMS
2 2 (14.29%) IIS
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Photoshop
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (7.14%) GIMP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Intranet
1 3 (21.43%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
1 3 (21.43%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.14%) Subversion
3 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 2 (14.29%) Publishing
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Web Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Architect
4 1 (7.14%) HTML Developer
4 1 (7.14%) UI Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
4 1 (7.14%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) HTML
2 7 (50.00%) CSS
3 5 (35.71%) XHTML
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
5 2 (14.29%) SOAP
5 2 (14.29%) Web Services
5 2 (14.29%) XML
5 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 2 (14.29%) jQuery
5 2 (14.29%) HTML5
5 2 (14.29%) CSS3
5 2 (14.29%) XSLT
6 1 (7.14%) LESS
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (7.14%) REST
6 1 (7.14%) JSON
6 1 (7.14%) Ajax
6 1 (7.14%) DOM
6 1 (7.14%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) W3C
2 1 (7.14%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) OO
2 2 (14.29%) MVC
2 2 (14.29%) Content Management
2 2 (14.29%) OOP
2 2 (14.29%) Web Accessibility
3 1 (7.14%) Web Development
3 1 (7.14%) SEO
3 1 (7.14%) Validation
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) VBScript
2 2 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) Ada
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) WAI
2 1 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Section 508
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) Apple
1 2 (14.29%) Open Text
1 2 (14.29%) RedDot
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe