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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C)
Rank 479 413 394
Rank change year-on-year
-66 -19
Contract jobs citing W3C 102 153 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.65% 0.99% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 88 86
Average daily rate
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£340 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £254 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.34% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £20.79 £10.93 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.29% -27.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £10.93 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.72 £14.83 £16.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.58 £10.93 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+97.52% -27.16%

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
15713 15522 13882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.91% 30.65% 30.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9718 9471 8323
Average daily rate £425 £407 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.55% -1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 616 780
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.65 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.65 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.68 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.63% -11.60%

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 4 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing W3C within the UK over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

W3C Hourly Rate Histogram 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 4 March 2015. 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 -57 94 £340 -9.33% 44
South East 0 42 £320 +21.90% 8
London -52 36 £370 -5.12% 9
Brighton - 16 £288 -
East Sussex - 16 £288 -
Berkshire +13 12 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 10 £320 - 1
Milton Keynes - 10 £320 - 1
City of London -3 9 £419 +4.68% 2
Reading - 8 - - 1
Yorkshire -15 7 £251 -8.63% 8
Watford +7 5 - -
Hertfordshire -15 5 - - 1
East of England -22 5 - - 6
North Yorkshire - 4 £210 - 3
York - 4 £210 - 3
Leeds -10 3 £320 +42.22% 2
North West -21 3 £250 -16.66% 6
West Yorkshire -21 3 £320 -14.66% 4
Manchester -19 2 - - 4
Hampshire -27 2 - -
South West -9 1 £338 +51.68% 2
Surrey - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £250 -
Liverpool - 1 £250 -
Dorset - 1 £338 -
Bournemouth - 1 £338 -
Bradford - - - -
Leicester - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - -

W3C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

1 228 (89.76%) HTML
2 221 (87.01%) CSS
3 178 (70.08%) JavaScript
4 127 (50.00%) HTML5
5 119 (46.85%) jQuery
6 117 (46.06%) CSS3
7 111 (43.70%) User Experience
8 88 (34.65%) Agile Software Development
9 83 (32.68%) XHTML
10 77 (30.31%) XML
11 74 (29.13%) CMS
12 69 (27.17%) Content Management
13 55 (21.65%) Adobe
14 54 (21.26%) Web Services
14 54 (21.26%) Java
15 53 (20.87%) .NET
15 53 (20.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 52 (20.47%) Ajax
17 51 (20.08%) OO
18 50 (19.69%) SQL
18 50 (19.69%) MVC
19 49 (19.29%) AngularJS
20 47 (18.50%) Photoshop
21 45 (17.72%) Web Development
22 40 (15.75%) Sass
23 39 (15.35%) PHP
24 38 (14.96%) OOP
24 38 (14.96%) Git (software)
25 37 (14.57%) Axure RP
25 37 (14.57%) XSLT

W3C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 74 (29.13%) CMS
2 22 (8.66%) IIS
3 19 (7.48%) Node.js
4 13 (5.12%) SharePoint
4 13 (5.12%) Adobe CQ
5 9 (3.54%) TeamSite
6 8 (3.15%) Apache
6 8 (3.15%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.97%) nginx
7 5 (1.97%) Drupal
8 4 (1.57%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.57%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.79%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.79%) WordPress
10 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.79%) Jadu
11 1 (0.39%) Moodle
11 1 (0.39%) Kentico
Applications
1 47 (18.50%) Photoshop
2 30 (11.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 21 (8.27%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (3.15%) MS Office
4 8 (3.15%) Fireworks
5 5 (1.97%) Acrobat
6 4 (1.57%) MS Project
7 3 (1.18%) InDesign
8 2 (0.79%) MS Excel
9 1 (0.39%) GIMP
9 1 (0.39%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.39%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 6 (2.36%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.57%) WebTrends
2 4 (1.57%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.39%) Magento
3 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.76%) GitHub
2 4 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (12.60%) Intranet
2 7 (2.76%) Internet
3 6 (2.36%) HTTP
4 4 (1.57%) LDAP
4 4 (1.57%) DAB
5 3 (1.18%) DVB
6 2 (0.79%) FTP
6 2 (0.79%) DNS
6 2 (0.79%) Extranet
7 1 (0.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.87%) MySQL
2 16 (6.30%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.97%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.57%) OLTP
4 4 (1.57%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.57%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.57%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.57%) TKPROF
5 3 (1.18%) Triplestore
6 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.39%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 38 (14.96%) Git (software)
2 37 (14.57%) Axure RP
3 31 (12.20%) Subversion
4 25 (9.84%) Visual Studio
5 15 (5.91%) Dreamweaver
6 12 (4.72%) Grunt
6 12 (4.72%) Jenkins
6 12 (4.72%) Maven
6 12 (4.72%) Selenium
7 11 (4.33%) JUnit
8 10 (3.94%) Jasmine
8 10 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (3.15%) Ant
9 8 (3.15%) QUnit
9 8 (3.15%) Bower
10 7 (2.76%) Sinon.JS
10 7 (2.76%) Cucumber
10 7 (2.76%) Hudson
11 6 (2.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 6 (2.36%) Bitbucket
General
1 27 (10.63%) Finance
2 19 (7.48%) Publishing
2 19 (7.48%) Banking
3 11 (4.33%) Marketing
4 10 (3.94%) Retail
5 6 (2.36%) Games
6 4 (1.57%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.79%) Legal
8 2 (0.79%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Local Government
9 1 (0.39%) Advertising
9 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.39%) French Language
9 1 (0.39%) German Language
9 1 (0.39%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.39%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.39%) Korean Language
9 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.39%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 172 (67.72%) Developer
2 73 (28.74%) Front-End Developer
3 48 (18.90%) Designer
4 34 (13.39%) Web Developer
5 23 (9.06%) CMS Developer
6 21 (8.27%) UX Designer
7 19 (7.48%) JavaScript Developer
8 16 (6.30%) Senior Developer
9 10 (3.94%) UI Programmer
9 10 (3.94%) UI Developer
10 9 (3.54%) PHP Developer
10 9 (3.54%) Consultant
11 8 (3.15%) .NET Developer
11 8 (3.15%) LAMP Developer
11 8 (3.15%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 8 (3.15%) Front-End Web Developer
11 8 (3.15%) PHP LAMP Developer
12 7 (2.76%) Graphic Designer
12 7 (2.76%) Java Developer
12 7 (2.76%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (89.76%) HTML
2 221 (87.01%) CSS
3 127 (50.00%) HTML5
4 119 (46.85%) jQuery
5 117 (46.06%) CSS3
6 83 (32.68%) XHTML
7 77 (30.31%) XML
8 54 (21.26%) Web Services
9 53 (20.87%) .NET
9 53 (20.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 52 (20.47%) Ajax
11 49 (19.29%) AngularJS
12 40 (15.75%) Sass
13 37 (14.57%) XSLT
14 36 (14.17%) ASP.NET
15 33 (12.99%) Backbone.js
16 26 (10.24%) Semantic HTML
17 25 (9.84%) KnockoutJS
18 23 (9.06%) XSD
19 22 (8.66%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 111 (43.70%) User Experience
2 21 (8.27%) Web 2.0
3 17 (6.69%) Digital Media
4 10 (3.94%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.36%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.97%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.97%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.57%) Replication
9 3 (1.18%) Linked Data
9 3 (1.18%) Semantic Web
9 3 (1.18%) Interactive TV
9 3 (1.18%) Ontologies
9 3 (1.18%) Graphic Design
9 3 (1.18%) Life Science
9 3 (1.18%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.79%) Human Factors
10 2 (0.79%) Animation
10 2 (0.79%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.79%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.84%) Linux
2 12 (4.72%) Apple iOS
3 10 (3.94%) Windows
4 8 (3.15%) Android
5 5 (1.97%) CentOS
5 5 (1.97%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.57%) VMS
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.39%) UNIX
7 1 (0.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (34.65%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (27.17%) Content Management
3 51 (20.08%) OO
4 50 (19.69%) MVC
5 45 (17.72%) Web Development
6 38 (14.96%) OOP
7 37 (14.57%) TDD
8 33 (12.99%) Responsive Web Design
9 26 (10.24%) E-Commerce
9 26 (10.24%) Web Accessibility
10 22 (8.66%) Rapid Prototyping
10 22 (8.66%) Scrum
11 21 (8.27%) BDD
12 20 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (6.69%) SEO
14 16 (6.30%) Web Design
15 15 (5.91%) Analytics
16 14 (5.51%) Continuous Integration
17 10 (3.94%) Customer Engagement
18 9 (3.54%) UML
Programming Languages
1 178 (70.08%) JavaScript
2 54 (21.26%) Java
3 50 (19.69%) SQL
4 39 (15.35%) PHP
5 26 (10.24%) C#
6 15 (5.91%) Ruby
7 8 (3.15%) Python
7 8 (3.15%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.36%) SPARQL
8 6 (2.36%) Clojure
9 5 (1.97%) Scala
9 5 (1.97%) PHP5
10 4 (1.57%) XPath
10 4 (1.57%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.18%) C
12 2 (0.79%) VBScript
12 2 (0.79%) ActionScript
12 2 (0.79%) Perl
12 2 (0.79%) C++
12 2 (0.79%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 23 (9.06%) Degree
2 5 (1.97%) ISTQB
2 5 (1.97%) ISEB
3 4 (1.57%) DV Cleared
3 4 (1.57%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.18%) HND
5 2 (0.79%) VCP4
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.39%) MCAD
6 1 (0.39%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.51%) WCAG
2 10 (3.94%) QA
3 9 (3.54%) WAI
4 4 (1.57%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 5 (1.97%) Varnish
2 4 (1.57%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (1.57%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (1.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 4 (1.57%) Data Guard
2 2 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 55 (21.65%) Adobe
2 25 (9.84%) Google
3 24 (9.45%) Open Text
4 22 (8.66%) RedDot
5 18 (7.09%) Microsoft
6 10 (3.94%) HP
6 10 (3.94%) Sitecore
7 8 (3.15%) Capita
8 6 (2.36%) Oracle
9 4 (1.57%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.57%) IBM
10 2 (0.79%) SAP
10 2 (0.79%) Zend
10 2 (0.79%) Perforce
10 2 (0.79%) Facebook
10 2 (0.79%) Twitter
11 1 (0.39%) Venda
11 1 (0.39%) Sencha
11 1 (0.39%) VMware
11 1 (0.39%) FatWire
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