The table below looks at the statistics for WAI skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAI over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
England / South West
Rank - 144 143
Contract jobs citing WAI 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.067% 0.063%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.52% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £249 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+54.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
300 388 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.12% 12.95% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 253 240
Median daily rate £400 £395 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -12.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £500 £673
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 21
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £19.80 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £43.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-53.75% +82.10%

WAI
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing WAI as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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