The first table below looks at the demand for WAI skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAI over the 3 months to 18 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 West 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 141 - 145
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WAI 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.091% - 0.055%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.93% - 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £190 - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £200
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +75.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.70%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
324 208 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.78% 8.94% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 125 122
Average daily rate £400 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 26
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £25.10 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £162.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
WAI
England

WAI
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAI across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

WAI Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

WAI
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

WAI Daily Rate Trend in the South West

WAI
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAI across the South West region.

WAI Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

WAI
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAI within the South West region over the 3 months to 18 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
Devon - 2 £190 - 1
Bristol - - - -
WAI
England

WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing WAI 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 WAI.

1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
2 5 (83.33%) W3C
3 4 (66.67%) Apache
3 4 (66.67%) Ajax
4 3 (50.00%) WCAG
4 3 (50.00%) Drupal
4 3 (50.00%) jQuery
4 3 (50.00%) Intranet
4 3 (50.00%) Internet
4 3 (50.00%) CMS
4 3 (50.00%) Content Management
4 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 3 (50.00%) Flash
4 3 (50.00%) XHTML
4 3 (50.00%) MySQL
4 3 (50.00%) PHP
4 3 (50.00%) ActionScript
5 2 (33.33%) Adobe
5 2 (33.33%) Extranet
5 2 (33.33%) Project Management
6 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
6 1 (16.67%) Confluence
6 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
6 1 (16.67%) BDD
6 1 (16.67%) ATDD
6 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 1 (16.67%) TDD
6 1 (16.67%) Multimedia

WAI
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing WAI 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 WAI. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) Apache
2 3 (50.00%) Drupal
2 3 (50.00%) CMS
3 1 (16.67%) Confluence
3 1 (16.67%) GlassFish
3 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Intranet
1 3 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (33.33%) Extranet
3 1 (16.67%) HTTP
3 1 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JSUnit
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
1 1 (16.67%) IntelliJ
General
1 1 (16.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) PHP Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Web Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Web Designer
3 2 (33.33%) Designer
4 1 (16.67%) Drupal Developer
4 1 (16.67%) PHP Drupal Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
2 4 (66.67%) Ajax
3 3 (50.00%) jQuery
3 3 (50.00%) Flash
3 3 (50.00%) XHTML
4 1 (16.67%) MooTools
4 1 (16.67%) JPA
4 1 (16.67%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (16.67%) JSTL
4 1 (16.67%) Dojo
4 1 (16.67%) Java SE
4 1 (16.67%) Java EE
4 1 (16.67%) JSF
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (16.67%) EJB
4 1 (16.67%) JSP
4 1 (16.67%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Content Management
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) ATDD
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) OWASP
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) PHP
2 3 (50.00%) ActionScript
3 1 (16.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) WCAG
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Adobe
2 1 (16.67%) JBoss