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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCAG over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 136 149 145
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Contract jobs citing WCAG 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.11% 0.090% 0.030%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.96% 0.92% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £463 £344 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.64% -1.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £330 £248
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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 West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
313 326 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.17% 9.83% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 214 311
Median daily rate £388 £408 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.90% -7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £291 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £515 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 20
Median hourly rate £28.15 £30.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.16% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £22.50 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.20 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £29.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +45.00%

WCAG
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 West

WCAG
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

WCAG
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

WCAG
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Wiltshire - 3 £463 -
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England

WCAG
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 West region with a requirement for WCAG.

1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) Sass
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Front End Development
3 2 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 2 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 2 (50.00%) LESS
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (25.00%) Spring MVC
4 1 (25.00%) Django
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) MVC
4 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (25.00%) Flask
4 1 (25.00%) Microservices
4 1 (25.00%) Spring
4 1 (25.00%) Maven

WCAG
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 2 (50.00%) HTML CSS Developer
2 2 (50.00%) HTML Developer
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Angular Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) Sass
3 2 (50.00%) LESS
4 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (25.00%) Django
4 1 (25.00%) Flask
4 1 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) Spring
4 1 (25.00%) Spring MVC
4 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 2 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Front End Development
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) SQL