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 27 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
England / South East
Rank 234 258 256
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -2
Contract jobs citing WCAG 9 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.046% 0.072%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.01% 0.37% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £425 £325 £228
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +42.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £413 £228
% change year-on-year
-17.57% +81.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.28 -

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
895 1075 1193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.61% 12.40% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 633 597
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 56 37
Median hourly rate £20.00 £47.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.89% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-51.17% +80.85%

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 27 February 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +10 3 - -
West Sussex - 3 - -
Surrey +9 1 £425 +30.76%
Berkshire - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
WCAG
England

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Selenium
2 8 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (50.00%) User Stories
3 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
3 7 (43.75%) QA
4 5 (31.25%) CSS
4 5 (31.25%) Games
4 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 5 (31.25%) HTML
4 5 (31.25%) JUnit
4 5 (31.25%) W3C
4 5 (31.25%) JSON
4 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
4 5 (31.25%) TDD
4 5 (31.25%) Scala
4 5 (31.25%) Web Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
4 5 (31.25%) Automation Testing
4 5 (31.25%) RSpec
4 5 (31.25%) WebDriver
4 5 (31.25%) Defect Tracking
5 4 (25.00%) Front End Development
5 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Compatibility Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
6 3 (18.75%) OWASP

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Confluence
1 1 (6.25%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Basecamp
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 8 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (31.25%) JUnit
2 5 (31.25%) RSpec
2 5 (31.25%) WebDriver
3 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (18.75%) Burp Suite
4 3 (18.75%) JMeter
5 1 (6.25%) Bitbucket
5 1 (6.25%) JIRA
5 1 (6.25%) Subversion
5 1 (6.25%) webpack
General
1 5 (31.25%) Games
2 2 (12.50%) Local Government
3 1 (6.25%) Back Office
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) QA Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) QA Test Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Quality Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Test Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (18.75%) HTML CSS Developer
4 3 (18.75%) HTML Developer
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Test Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 1 (6.25%) PHP Developer
6 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) CSS
1 5 (31.25%) HTML
1 5 (31.25%) JSON
2 3 (18.75%) DOM
2 3 (18.75%) jQuery
2 3 (18.75%) Sass
2 3 (18.75%) Spring
3 2 (12.50%) HTML5
4 1 (6.25%) .NET
4 1 (6.25%) CSS3
4 1 (6.25%) React
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) W3C
2 3 (18.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) User Stories
3 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
4 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Automation Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Defect Tracking
4 5 (31.25%) TDD
4 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
4 5 (31.25%) Web Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Front End Development
6 3 (18.75%) BDD
6 3 (18.75%) Compatibility Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (18.75%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
6 3 (18.75%) OWASP
6 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
7 1 (6.25%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
1 5 (31.25%) Scala
2 3 (18.75%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) PHP
3 1 (6.25%) PHP 5
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
2 3 (18.75%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center