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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCAG over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 138 140 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing WCAG 14 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.062% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.53% 0.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Average daily rate £370 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+37.50% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.28 - -
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
309 298 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.13% 9.21% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 172 118
Average daily rate £425 £359 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £176 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £554
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 24
Average hourly rate £38.75 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.42% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.77 £25.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £23.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+81.72% +36.76%

WCAG
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCAG across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCAG within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester -4 14 £370 -
WCAG
England

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 14 (100.00%) HTML
1 14 (100.00%) CSS
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (92.86%) Scrum
3 11 (78.57%) .NET Framework
3 11 (78.57%) Requirements Analysis
3 11 (78.57%) Web Testing
3 11 (78.57%) EPiServer
3 11 (78.57%) C#
3 11 (78.57%) .NET
3 11 (78.57%) MVC
3 11 (78.57%) CMS
3 11 (78.57%) Sitecore CMS
3 11 (78.57%) Sitecore
3 11 (78.57%) OWASP
3 11 (78.57%) HTML5
3 11 (78.57%) BDD
3 11 (78.57%) CSS3
3 11 (78.57%) SpecFlow
3 11 (78.57%) AngularJS
3 11 (78.57%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (57.14%) User Experience
5 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 5 (35.71%) Capita
6 5 (35.71%) Process Management
6 5 (35.71%) Front End Development
7 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
8 3 (21.43%) W3C
8 3 (21.43%) Web Development
8 3 (21.43%) JIRA

WCAG
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 11 (78.57%) CMS
1 11 (78.57%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (21.43%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 11 (78.57%) SpecFlow
2 3 (21.43%) Axure RP
2 3 (21.43%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Developer
3 6 (42.86%) .NET Developer
3 6 (42.86%) Agile .NET Developer
3 6 (42.86%) HTML Developer
4 5 (35.71%) Agile C# Developer
4 5 (35.71%) C# Developer
5 4 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (28.57%) Lead Developer
5 4 (28.57%) UX Developer
6 3 (21.43%) Technical Leader
6 3 (21.43%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (14.29%) Angular Developer
7 2 (14.29%) Consultant
7 2 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (14.29%) Technical Developer
7 2 (14.29%) User Experience Consultant
8 1 (7.14%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (7.14%) HTML CSS Developer
8 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) CSS
1 14 (100.00%) HTML
2 11 (78.57%) .NET
2 11 (78.57%) .NET Framework
2 11 (78.57%) AngularJS
2 11 (78.57%) CSS3
2 11 (78.57%) HTML5
3 3 (21.43%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (57.14%) User Experience
3 3 (21.43%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (92.86%) Scrum
3 11 (78.57%) BDD
3 11 (78.57%) MVC
3 11 (78.57%) OWASP
3 11 (78.57%) Requirements Analysis
3 11 (78.57%) Web Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Front End Development
4 5 (35.71%) Process Management
5 3 (21.43%) Progressive Enhancement
5 3 (21.43%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (21.43%) Web Development
6 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
6 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) EPiServer
1 11 (78.57%) Sitecore
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) Capita
4 3 (21.43%) Atlassian