The first table below looks at the demand for WCAG skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCAG over the 3 months to 29 July 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 Scotland 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 125 109 110
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing WCAG 9 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.33% 0.041% 0.038%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.26% 0.63% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £285
% change year-on-year
+4.50% +9.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.00
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
171 160 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.22% 6.49% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 78 52
Average daily rate £400 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 22
Average hourly rate £20.00 £9.25 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.21% -25.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £9.03 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.95 £13.83 £17.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -7.89%
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Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

WCAG Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

WCAG Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCAG across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

WCAG Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

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Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

WCAG Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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Top 19 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 15 (65.22%) Workflow
1 15 (65.22%) Use Case
1 15 (65.22%) User Stories
2 8 (34.78%) HTML
3 5 (21.74%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
3 5 (21.74%) CSS
4 4 (17.39%) Axure RP
5 3 (13.04%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (13.04%) Oracle
5 3 (13.04%) Java
5 3 (13.04%) Java EE
6 2 (8.70%) Web Design
6 2 (8.70%) Web Development
7 1 (4.35%) C
7 1 (4.35%) ION Trading
7 1 (4.35%) JSF
7 1 (4.35%) RichFaces
7 1 (4.35%) Finance

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (13.04%) Oracle Workflow
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 4 (17.39%) Axure RP
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Developer
1 6 (26.09%) Analyst
1 6 (26.09%) UI Developer
1 6 (26.09%) UI Programmer
2 4 (17.39%) Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Security Solutions Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Security Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Developer Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) UI Designer
4 2 (8.70%) Designer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Designer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Architect
5 1 (4.35%) User Experience Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Senior UI Designer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior UI Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Front-End Web Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) HTML
2 5 (21.74%) CSS
3 3 (13.04%) Java EE
4 1 (4.35%) RichFaces
4 1 (4.35%) JSF
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Workflow
1 15 (65.22%) Use Case
1 15 (65.22%) User Stories
2 2 (8.70%) Web Design
2 2 (8.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.04%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) C
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) ION Trading