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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank - - 134
Contract jobs citing WCAG 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.033%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £260
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £337 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.93% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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 North West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
274 396 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.48% 10.46% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 253 145
Median daily rate £375 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £280 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £675 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 21
Median hourly rate £41.00 £15.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+164.51% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.38 £12.20 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £25.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

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

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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

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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