The table below looks at the statistics for WCAG 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 WCAG over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 144 117 127
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +10
Contract jobs citing WCAG 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.092% 0.13% 0.038%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.01% 1.54% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £270 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £245 £288
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -14.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
296 195 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.06% 8.27% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 127 94
Average daily rate £400 £373 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% -9.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £180 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 22
Average hourly rate £44.50 £21.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.41% -43.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.92 £11.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

WCAG Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

WCAG Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

WCAG Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) CMS
1 3 (75.00%) Web Design
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (75.00%) jQuery
1 3 (75.00%) HTML5
1 3 (75.00%) CSS3
1 3 (75.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 3 (75.00%) Sass
2 2 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
2 2 (50.00%) WCF
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Ajax
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) XSLT
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Competitor Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) OmniGraffle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Axure RP
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Front-End Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Front-End Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) UX Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (75.00%) jQuery
1 3 (75.00%) HTML5
1 3 (75.00%) CSS3
1 3 (75.00%) Sass
2 2 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) WCF
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) XSLT
2 2 (50.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Ergonomics
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Web Design
1 3 (75.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Competitor Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft