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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCAG over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 259 234 217
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -17
Contract jobs citing WCAG 7 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.071% 0.045% 0.013%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.90% 0.66% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£228 - £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £228 £265 £250
% change year-on-year
-14.15% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
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
775 604 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.91% 6.82% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 310 272
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 54
Average hourly rate £30.50 £17.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.28% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £10.65 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £113.50 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -20.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCAG across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

WCAG Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 February 2015. 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
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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
Kent - 1 £125 -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 2
WCAG
England

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) HTML
1 8 (100.00%) CSS
1 8 (100.00%) XSLT
1 8 (100.00%) Content Management
2 6 (75.00%) Spring
2 6 (75.00%) Maven
2 6 (75.00%) MVC
2 6 (75.00%) SEO
2 6 (75.00%) CMS
2 6 (75.00%) Spring MVC
2 6 (75.00%) Selenium
2 6 (75.00%) jQuery
2 6 (75.00%) HTML5
2 6 (75.00%) REST
2 6 (75.00%) CSS3
2 6 (75.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) Ant
2 6 (75.00%) JUnit
2 6 (75.00%) HP
2 6 (75.00%) TeamSite
2 6 (75.00%) W3C
2 6 (75.00%) Struts
2 6 (75.00%) Web Services
2 6 (75.00%) XML
2 6 (75.00%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) PHP
3 2 (25.00%) Photoshop

WCAG
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (75.00%) TeamSite
1 6 (75.00%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Ant
1 6 (75.00%) JUnit
1 6 (75.00%) Maven
1 6 (75.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (75.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) HTML
1 8 (100.00%) CSS
1 8 (100.00%) XSLT
2 6 (75.00%) Struts
2 6 (75.00%) Web Services
2 6 (75.00%) XML
2 6 (75.00%) Spring
2 6 (75.00%) Spring MVC
2 6 (75.00%) jQuery
2 6 (75.00%) HTML5
2 6 (75.00%) REST
2 6 (75.00%) CSS3
2 6 (75.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (25.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Content Management
2 6 (75.00%) MVC
2 6 (75.00%) SEO
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) HP