The table below looks at the prevalence of the term W3C in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited W3C over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C)
Rank 458 459 424
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -35
Contract jobs citing W3C 154 127 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.24% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.88% 0.77% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 85 85
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£375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £269 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +22.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - £20.25

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17586 16390 17257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.53% 31.06% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10697 10107 9986
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 670 874
Average hourly rate £18.73 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

W3C
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing W3C within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

W3C Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

W3C
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing W3C within the UK.

W3C Daily Rate Trend in the UK

W3C
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing W3C within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

W3C Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

W3C
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing W3C within the UK.

W3C Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

W3C
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing W3C within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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
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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
England +18 148 £375 - 48
London -11 64 £400 +6.66% 15
South East +42 44 £350 -12.50% 8
Berkshire +21 15 £501 +60.16% 3
City of London +29 12 £375 +7.14% 4
Surrey +6 12 £425 +3.03% 4
Hampshire 0 12 £350 -30.00%
Yorkshire +6 11 £193 -3.75% 3
East of England -22 10 £375 - 1
Hertfordshire -27 8 £375 - 1
West Midlands - 7 £315 - 4
Watford -6 6 £375 -
North West -1 5 £388 +10.71% 9
North Yorkshire - 5 £238 -
West Yorkshire +8 4 £184 -2.00% 3
Leeds +4 4 £184 -8.12% 3
South West -42 4 £350 +7.69% 5
Lancashire - 4 - - 2
Reading - 4 £550 - 2
Scotland -12 3 £250 - 4
York - 3 - -
Glasgow - 3 £250 - 4
Basingstoke - 3 £300 -
Bristol - 3 £350 - 3
South Yorkshire +6 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Slough - 2 £308 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Manchester -11 1 £388 +10.71% 4
Croydon - 1 £425 -

W3C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing W3C 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 W3C.

1 253 (94.05%) HTML
2 248 (92.19%) CSS
3 201 (74.72%) JavaScript
4 137 (50.93%) HTML5
5 134 (49.81%) CSS3
6 100 (37.17%) jQuery
7 86 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
8 83 (30.86%) XHTML
9 79 (29.37%) User Experience
10 64 (23.79%) OO
11 60 (22.30%) E-Commerce
12 59 (21.93%) Java
13 56 (20.82%) Photoshop
14 54 (20.07%) JSP
15 50 (18.59%) XML
16 47 (17.47%) Ajax
17 42 (15.61%) Semantic HTML
18 39 (14.50%) PHP
19 38 (14.13%) Subversion
19 38 (14.13%) AngularJS
20 37 (13.75%) CMS
20 37 (13.75%) JSTL
21 36 (13.38%) Web Development
22 35 (13.01%) KnockoutJS
23 31 (11.52%) Responsive Web Design
24 29 (10.78%) Git (software)
24 29 (10.78%) Adobe Illustrator
24 29 (10.78%) Web Services
24 29 (10.78%) MVC
25 28 (10.41%) Adobe

W3C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing W3C 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 W3C. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 37 (13.75%) CMS
2 28 (10.41%) Node.js
3 12 (4.46%) Apache
4 8 (2.97%) WordPress
4 8 (2.97%) Drupal
5 7 (2.60%) TeamSite
5 7 (2.60%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (2.23%) nginx
6 6 (2.23%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.23%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.86%) IIS
8 3 (1.12%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.74%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.37%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.37%) ExpressionEngine
10 1 (0.37%) Moodle
10 1 (0.37%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.37%) EPiServer CMS
10 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 56 (20.82%) Photoshop
2 29 (10.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (4.09%) Fireworks
4 4 (1.49%) MS Excel
5 2 (0.74%) GIMP
5 2 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.74%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.97%) GitHub
2 2 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.20%) Intranet
2 9 (3.35%) Internet
2 9 (3.35%) DAB
3 7 (2.60%) FTP
4 4 (1.49%) Extranet
4 4 (1.49%) HTTP
5 2 (0.74%) DNS
5 2 (0.74%) LDAP
6 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.67%) MySQL
2 19 (7.06%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (2.97%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (2.60%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.86%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.12%) Triplestore
7 3 (1.12%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.74%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.74%) TKPROF
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.74%) OLTP
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 38 (14.13%) Subversion
2 29 (10.78%) Git (software)
3 19 (7.06%) Dreamweaver
4 17 (6.32%) Visual Studio
5 16 (5.95%) Jasmine
6 11 (4.09%) JUnit
7 10 (3.72%) Jenkins
8 9 (3.35%) Ant
8 9 (3.35%) Axure RP
9 7 (2.60%) NUnit
9 7 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (2.60%) Rhino Mocks
10 6 (2.23%) QUnit
10 6 (2.23%) MSBuild
10 6 (2.23%) Mercurial
10 6 (2.23%) Sinon.JS
10 6 (2.23%) PowerDesigner
10 6 (2.23%) Eclipse
11 5 (1.86%) Grunt
12 4 (1.49%) Cucumber
General
1 27 (10.04%) Retail
2 26 (9.67%) Finance
3 19 (7.06%) Manufacturing
3 19 (7.06%) Marketing
4 17 (6.32%) Publishing
5 13 (4.83%) Banking
6 11 (4.09%) Legal
7 8 (2.97%) Games
8 7 (2.60%) Advertising
9 6 (2.23%) Investment Banking
10 4 (1.49%) Telecoms
11 3 (1.12%) Danish Language
11 3 (1.12%) Dutch Language
11 3 (1.12%) Italian Language
11 3 (1.12%) Japanese Language
11 3 (1.12%) Korean Language
11 3 (1.12%) Portuguese Language
11 3 (1.12%) Spanish Language
11 3 (1.12%) Swedish Language
12 2 (0.74%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 203 (75.46%) Developer
2 102 (37.92%) Front-End Developer
3 50 (18.59%) Web Developer
4 39 (14.50%) Designer
5 24 (8.92%) JavaScript Developer
6 15 (5.58%) Web Designer
7 14 (5.20%) Front-End Web Developer
7 14 (5.20%) Senior Developer
8 12 (4.46%) .NET Developer
8 12 (4.46%) Architect
9 11 (4.09%) HTML Developer
10 9 (3.35%) PHP Developer
11 7 (2.60%) Programmer
11 7 (2.60%) Senior Web Developer
11 7 (2.60%) User Experience Designer
12 6 (2.23%) Digital Designer
12 6 (2.23%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 6 (2.23%) Java Developer
12 6 (2.23%) Consultant
12 6 (2.23%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (94.05%) HTML
2 248 (92.19%) CSS
3 137 (50.93%) HTML5
4 134 (49.81%) CSS3
5 100 (37.17%) jQuery
6 83 (30.86%) XHTML
7 54 (20.07%) JSP
8 50 (18.59%) XML
9 47 (17.47%) Ajax
10 42 (15.61%) Semantic HTML
11 38 (14.13%) AngularJS
12 37 (13.75%) JSTL
13 35 (13.01%) KnockoutJS
14 29 (10.78%) Web Services
15 27 (10.04%) XSLT
16 25 (9.29%) .NET
17 20 (7.43%) Flash
18 18 (6.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 17 (6.32%) Sass
20 16 (5.95%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 79 (29.37%) User Experience
2 15 (5.58%) Mobile App
3 12 (4.46%) Semantic Web
3 12 (4.46%) Graphic Design
4 9 (3.35%) Data Conversion
5 8 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.60%) Online Games
6 7 (2.60%) Open Source
7 5 (1.86%) Life Science
7 5 (1.86%) Ontologies
8 4 (1.49%) Animation
8 4 (1.49%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.12%) Linked Data
9 3 (1.12%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.12%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.74%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.74%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.74%) Replication
11 1 (0.37%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.06%) Linux
2 9 (3.35%) Windows
2 9 (3.35%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.23%) Android
4 5 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.12%) UNIX
6 1 (0.37%) Debian
6 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (23.79%) OO
3 60 (22.30%) E-Commerce
4 36 (13.38%) Web Development
5 31 (11.52%) Responsive Web Design
6 29 (10.78%) MVC
7 28 (10.41%) Content Management
8 27 (10.04%) Scrum
9 26 (9.67%) Web Accessibility
10 25 (9.29%) OOP
11 23 (8.55%) TDD
12 20 (7.43%) Web Design
13 19 (7.06%) SEO
13 19 (7.06%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (5.58%) Validation
14 15 (5.58%) Analytics
15 12 (4.46%) Unit Testing
15 12 (4.46%) BDD
15 12 (4.46%) RDF
16 11 (4.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 201 (74.72%) JavaScript
2 59 (21.93%) Java
3 39 (14.50%) PHP
4 19 (7.06%) C#
5 17 (6.32%) SQL
6 13 (4.83%) Ruby
7 12 (4.46%) SPARQL
8 10 (3.72%) Perl
9 9 (3.35%) Python
10 8 (2.97%) Scala
10 8 (2.97%) XQuery
11 7 (2.60%) VBScript
11 7 (2.60%) VB
11 7 (2.60%) VB6
12 6 (2.23%) PHP5
13 4 (1.49%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.49%) Clojure
13 4 (1.49%) ActionScript
14 3 (1.12%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.74%) R
Qualifications
1 26 (9.67%) Degree
2 4 (1.49%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.74%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.69%) WAI
2 16 (5.95%) WCAG
3 13 (4.83%) QA
4 4 (1.49%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.74%) Section 508
5 2 (0.74%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.23%) Varnish
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2 (0.74%) Data Guard
1 2 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 28 (10.41%) Adobe
2 14 (5.20%) Google
3 12 (4.46%) Microsoft
4 11 (4.09%) Oracle
5 7 (2.60%) Interwoven
5 7 (2.60%) Sitecore
5 7 (2.60%) Facebook
5 7 (2.60%) Twitter
5 7 (2.60%) hybris
6 5 (1.86%) Zend
6 5 (1.86%) Sencha
7 3 (1.12%) Business Objects
7 3 (1.12%) ATG
7 3 (1.12%) Stellent
8 2 (0.74%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.37%) SAP
9 1 (0.37%) Symantec
9 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.37%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.37%) Apple
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