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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 252 261 241
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -20
Contract jobs citing WCAG 4 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.047% 0.074% 0.047%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.45% 0.81% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £325 £228 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+37.50% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.28 - -
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
881 865 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.26% 9.19% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 434 330
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 38 30
Average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £12.43 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £55.00 £113.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.75 £22.50 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+90.00% +31.19%

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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Hampshire +7 1 £325 -1.51% 1
Surrey - 1 £325 -
WCAG
England

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) jQuery
1 4 (100.00%) HTML5
2 3 (75.00%) Node.js
2 3 (75.00%) CSS3
2 3 (75.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (75.00%) User Experience
2 3 (75.00%) Front End Development
2 3 (75.00%) W3C
2 3 (75.00%) Ajax
2 3 (75.00%) Ant
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) DOM
3 2 (50.00%) XSLT
3 2 (50.00%) J2SE
3 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) IBM
3 2 (50.00%) J2EE
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) JSP
3 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (50.00%) JSTL
3 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (50.00%) Dojo
3 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (50.00%) Apache
3 2 (50.00%) IIS

WCAG
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) Node.js
2 2 (50.00%) Apache
2 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (25.00%) CMS
3 1 (25.00%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Ant
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) GitLab
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (50.00%) HTML Developer
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce Developer
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce Web Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (25.00%) HTML CSS Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (25.00%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) HTML5
1 4 (100.00%) jQuery
2 3 (75.00%) Ajax
2 3 (75.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (75.00%) CSS3
2 3 (75.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) Dojo
3 2 (50.00%) DOM
3 2 (50.00%) J2EE
3 2 (50.00%) J2SE
3 2 (50.00%) JSP
3 2 (50.00%) JSTL
3 2 (50.00%) React
3 2 (50.00%) XSLT
4 1 (25.00%) LESS
4 1 (25.00%) REST
4 1 (25.00%) Sass
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) User Experience
1 3 (75.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Front End Development
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) SEO
3 1 (25.00%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
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