The table below looks at the statistics for WCAG skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCAG over the 3 months to 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 260 - 245
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WCAG 7 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.080% - 0.075%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.77% - 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £350 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £322 £288
% change year-on-year
+8.78% +11.81%
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 South East region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
908 1000 853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.36% 10.22% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 557 469
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £246 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-0.06% +5.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 57 39
Median hourly rate £35.75 £21.55 £16.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.89% +28.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £105.10 £42.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.41 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.80% +27.02%

WCAG
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 South East

WCAG
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

WCAG Daily Rate Trend in the South East

WCAG
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCAG within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Kent - 6 £350 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
WCAG
England

WCAG
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 South East region with a requirement for WCAG.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Publishing
2 6 (85.71%) User Experience
2 6 (85.71%) Web Accessibility
3 4 (57.14%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) SEO
4 2 (28.57%) Legal
4 2 (28.57%) Mobile First
5 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (14.29%) RSpec
5 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 1 (14.29%) User Stories
5 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Scala
5 1 (14.29%) JUnit
5 1 (14.29%) Games
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 1 (14.29%) JSON
5 1 (14.29%) QA
5 1 (14.29%) Selenium
5 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting

WCAG
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (14.29%) JUnit
1 1 (14.29%) RSpec
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (85.71%) Publishing
2 2 (28.57%) Legal
3 1 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Content Designer
1 6 (85.71%) Designer
2 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) QA Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Web Accessibility
3 4 (57.14%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Mobile First
4 2 (28.57%) SEO
5 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) User Stories
5 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA