The table below looks at the statistics for WCAG skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCAG over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank - - 135
Contract jobs citing WCAG 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.032%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £260
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
WCAG
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 North West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
311 395 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.97% 10.43% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 225 143
Median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £278 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £627
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 23 26
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+206.45% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.15 £12.60 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.70% +14.28%

WCAG
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing WCAG as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

WCAG Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WCAG
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

WCAG Daily Rate Trend in the North West

WCAG
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

WCAG Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WCAG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for WCAG.

1 13 (100.00%) HTML
1 13 (100.00%) CSS
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (92.31%) Scrum
3 11 (84.62%) .NET Framework
3 11 (84.62%) Requirements Analysis
3 11 (84.62%) Web Testing
3 11 (84.62%) EPiServer
3 11 (84.62%) C#
3 11 (84.62%) .NET
3 11 (84.62%) MVC
3 11 (84.62%) CMS
3 11 (84.62%) Sitecore CMS
3 11 (84.62%) Sitecore
3 11 (84.62%) OWASP
3 11 (84.62%) HTML5
3 11 (84.62%) BDD
3 11 (84.62%) CSS3
3 11 (84.62%) SpecFlow
3 11 (84.62%) AngularJS
3 11 (84.62%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (61.54%) Web Development
5 7 (53.85%) User Experience
6 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
7 5 (38.46%) Process Management
7 5 (38.46%) Capita
7 5 (38.46%) Front End Development
8 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
9 2 (15.38%) JIRA
9 2 (15.38%) Atlassian

WCAG
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (84.62%) CMS
1 11 (84.62%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (15.38%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 11 (84.62%) SpecFlow
2 2 (15.38%) Axure RP
2 2 (15.38%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Developer
3 6 (46.15%) .NET Developer
3 6 (46.15%) Agile .NET Developer
3 6 (46.15%) HTML Developer
4 5 (38.46%) Agile C# Developer
4 5 (38.46%) C# Developer
5 4 (30.77%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (30.77%) Lead Developer
5 4 (30.77%) UX Developer
6 3 (23.08%) Technical Leader
7 2 (15.38%) Angular Developer
7 2 (15.38%) Consultant
7 2 (15.38%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (15.38%) Technical Developer
7 2 (15.38%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (15.38%) User Experience Consultant
8 1 (7.69%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 1 (7.69%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) CSS
1 13 (100.00%) HTML
2 11 (84.62%) .NET
2 11 (84.62%) .NET Framework
2 11 (84.62%) AngularJS
2 11 (84.62%) CSS3
2 11 (84.62%) HTML5
3 2 (15.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (84.62%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (53.85%) User Experience
3 2 (15.38%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (92.31%) Scrum
3 11 (84.62%) BDD
3 11 (84.62%) MVC
3 11 (84.62%) OWASP
3 11 (84.62%) Requirements Analysis
3 11 (84.62%) Web Testing
4 8 (61.54%) Web Development
5 5 (38.46%) Front End Development
5 5 (38.46%) Process Management
6 2 (15.38%) Progressive Enhancement
6 2 (15.38%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (15.38%) Service Design
6 2 (15.38%) Wireframes
7 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
7 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) EPiServer
1 11 (84.62%) Sitecore
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) Capita
4 2 (15.38%) Atlassian