The first table below looks at the demand for WCAG skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCAG over the 3 months to 16 April 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 South East 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 239 234 249
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Contract jobs citing WCAG 7 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.071% 0.012% 0.028%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.97% 0.16% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £250 - £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £250 £248
% change year-on-year
+15.00% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
719 620 835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.27% 7.30% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 312 338
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 36 71
Average hourly rate £24.00 £12.65 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.72% -15.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.97 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.70 £30.00 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -6.81%
WCAG
England

WCAG
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCAG across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCAG within the South East region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -4 5 £250 - 1
Hampshire - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
WCAG
England

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 6 (50.00%) HTML
1 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (50.00%) CSS
1 6 (50.00%) W3C
1 6 (50.00%) jQuery
2 5 (41.67%) Firebug
2 5 (41.67%) Ext JS
2 5 (41.67%) Ajax
2 5 (41.67%) Validation
2 5 (41.67%) XHTML
2 5 (41.67%) XML
2 5 (41.67%) DOM
2 5 (41.67%) Dojo
2 5 (41.67%) GWT
3 4 (33.33%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (25.00%) Copywriting
4 3 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (25.00%) Photoshop
4 3 (25.00%) Adobe
4 3 (25.00%) Windows
4 3 (25.00%) Information Architecture
4 3 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (16.67%) JSON
6 1 (8.33%) NHibernate
6 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
6 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (8.33%) TDD
6 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) MVC

WCAG
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (25.00%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Firebug
2 4 (33.33%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (8.33%) QUnit
3 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) UI Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Author
3 3 (25.00%) Technical Author
3 3 (25.00%) UI Designer
3 3 (25.00%) Designer
3 3 (25.00%) UI Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) HTML
1 6 (50.00%) CSS
1 6 (50.00%) jQuery
2 5 (41.67%) Ext JS
2 5 (41.67%) Ajax
2 5 (41.67%) XHTML
2 5 (41.67%) XML
2 5 (41.67%) DOM
2 5 (41.67%) Dojo
2 5 (41.67%) GWT
3 2 (16.67%) JSON
4 1 (8.33%) NHibernate
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (8.33%) .NET
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) W3C
2 3 (25.00%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Validation
2 3 (25.00%) Information Architecture
2 3 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (8.33%) TDD
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
3 1 (8.33%) MVC
3 1 (8.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Adobe
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft