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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C)
Rank 541 483 466
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -17
Contract jobs citing W3C 85 124 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.51% 0.78% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 71 70
Average daily rate £375 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £184 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £357 £320 £318
% change year-on-year
+11.66% +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Average hourly rate - £21.58 £10.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +97.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.58 £10.93
% change year-on-year
- +97.52%

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
16634 15945 15716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.26% 31.16% 31.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10734 9928 9465
Average daily rate £425 £420 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 647 666 675
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.51 £40.00 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -50 78 £375 +10.29% 27
London +8 46 £375 +5.63% 10
South East -25 16 £425 +32.81% 6
Berkshire +2 9 £460 -16.36% 3
East of England -1 6 £415 - 2
Hertfordshire +4 4 £415 - 1
Watford -1 4 £415 - 1
South West -4 4 £288 -25.25% 1
Reading -8 4 £475 - 1
Croydon - 4 £306 -
City of London +38 3 £438 +15.89% 2
Gloucestershire +6 3 £251 -16.50%
Surrey -5 3 £425 +30.76%
Scotland -10 3 £308 - 2
North West -13 3 - - 3
Manchester -22 3 - - 3
Cardiff - 3 £323 -
Wales - 3 £323 -
South Wales - 3 £323 -
Hampshire +8 2 £438 +32.57% 2
Buckinghamshire +2 2 - -
Milton Keynes -4 2 - -
Derby - 2 £275 -
Derbyshire - 2 £275 -
Slough - 2 £175 - 1
Norfolk - 2 £275 -
East Midlands - 2 £275 -
Southampton +11 1 £325 - 2
Bracknell 0 1 - -
Swindon -4 1 £325 -20.73%

W3C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 132 (90.41%) HTML
2 128 (87.67%) CSS
3 98 (67.12%) JavaScript
4 64 (43.84%) HTML5
5 62 (42.47%) jQuery
6 61 (41.78%) CSS3
7 57 (39.04%) Agile Software Development
8 44 (30.14%) User Experience
9 38 (26.03%) Front End Development
10 33 (22.60%) Ajax
11 31 (21.23%) Web Accessibility
12 29 (19.86%) Git (software)
13 27 (18.49%) Axure RP
13 27 (18.49%) Subversion
13 27 (18.49%) Web Services
13 27 (18.49%) OO
14 26 (17.81%) Web Development
15 24 (16.44%) JIRA
16 23 (15.75%) Node.js
16 23 (15.75%) Responsive Web Design
16 23 (15.75%) Sass
17 21 (14.38%) HTTP
17 21 (14.38%) PHP
18 20 (13.70%) MVC
19 19 (13.01%) Scrum
19 19 (13.01%) AngularJS
20 18 (12.33%) LESS
20 18 (12.33%) OmniGraffle
20 18 (12.33%) RESTful
20 18 (12.33%) TDD

W3C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 23 (15.75%) Node.js
2 12 (8.22%) CMS
2 12 (8.22%) Confluence
3 7 (4.79%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.79%) WordPress
4 4 (2.74%) Apache
4 4 (2.74%) Drupal
5 3 (2.05%) Alfresco
5 3 (2.05%) IIS
5 3 (2.05%) Mule
5 3 (2.05%) Mule ESB
5 3 (2.05%) WildFly
6 2 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.37%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.68%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (0.68%) Jadu
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (12.33%) OmniGraffle
2 8 (5.48%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (5.48%) Photoshop
3 4 (2.74%) MS Excel
4 3 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Magento
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.79%) GitHub
2 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.74%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.37%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.68%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.68%) Google Tag Manager
5 1 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.38%) HTTP
2 9 (6.16%) Internet
3 8 (5.48%) DNS
4 6 (4.11%) SSL
5 5 (3.42%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.05%) Firewall
6 3 (2.05%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (2.05%) VPN
7 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.74%) MongoDB
1 4 (2.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.05%) MySQL
2 3 (2.05%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.37%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (0.68%) OLTP
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.68%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.68%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 29 (19.86%) Git (software)
2 27 (18.49%) Axure RP
2 27 (18.49%) Subversion
3 24 (16.44%) JIRA
4 13 (8.90%) Jasmine
4 13 (8.90%) Jenkins
5 12 (8.22%) Grunt
6 9 (6.16%) Cucumber
6 9 (6.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (5.48%) Hudson
7 8 (5.48%) Mocha
8 7 (4.79%) QUnit
8 7 (4.79%) Selenium
8 7 (4.79%) Sinon.JS
8 7 (4.79%) Trac
9 6 (4.11%) Karma Test Runner
9 6 (4.11%) Maven
10 5 (3.42%) Ant
10 5 (3.42%) Visual Studio
11 4 (2.74%) PhantomJS
General
1 7 (4.79%) Marketing
2 6 (4.11%) Advertising
2 6 (4.11%) Finance
2 6 (4.11%) Retail
2 6 (4.11%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.74%) Legal
4 3 (2.05%) Local Government
5 2 (1.37%) Electronics
5 2 (1.37%) Games
6 1 (0.68%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.68%) French Language
6 1 (0.68%) German Language
6 1 (0.68%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 94 (64.38%) Developer
2 40 (27.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 33 (22.60%) Designer
4 32 (21.92%) JavaScript Developer
5 24 (16.44%) UX Designer
6 19 (13.01%) Web Developer
7 17 (11.64%) HTML Developer
8 14 (9.59%) HTML CSS Developer
9 11 (7.53%) Senior Developer
10 10 (6.85%) PHP Developer
11 8 (5.48%) .NET Developer
11 8 (5.48%) Lead Developer
12 7 (4.79%) UI Developer
12 7 (4.79%) Web Designer
13 6 (4.11%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 5 (3.42%) Analyst
14 5 (3.42%) ASP.NET Developer
14 5 (3.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 5 (3.42%) C# Developer
14 5 (3.42%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (90.41%) HTML
2 128 (87.67%) CSS
3 64 (43.84%) HTML5
4 62 (42.47%) jQuery
5 61 (41.78%) CSS3
6 33 (22.60%) Ajax
7 27 (18.49%) Web Services
8 23 (15.75%) Sass
9 19 (13.01%) AngularJS
10 18 (12.33%) LESS
10 18 (12.33%) RESTful
11 16 (10.96%) XHTML
12 14 (9.59%) XML
13 13 (8.90%) RequireJS
13 13 (8.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 10 (6.85%) .NET
15 8 (5.48%) ASP.NET
15 8 (5.48%) JSP
15 8 (5.48%) React
15 8 (5.48%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 44 (30.14%) User Experience
2 5 (3.42%) Graphic Design
2 5 (3.42%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.42%) New Media
3 4 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.74%) Streaming Video
4 3 (2.05%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.05%) Social Media
5 2 (1.37%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.37%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.37%) Online Games
6 1 (0.68%) BBC
6 1 (0.68%) EPoS
6 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.68%) Ontologies
6 1 (0.68%) Replication
6 1 (0.68%) Semantic Web
6 1 (0.68%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.90%) Linux
2 8 (5.48%) Android
2 8 (5.48%) Apple iOS
3 6 (4.11%) Windows
4 5 (3.42%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.05%) CentOS
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (39.04%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (26.03%) Front End Development
3 31 (21.23%) Web Accessibility
4 27 (18.49%) OO
5 26 (17.81%) Web Development
6 23 (15.75%) Responsive Web Design
7 20 (13.70%) MVC
8 19 (13.01%) Scrum
9 18 (12.33%) TDD
10 16 (10.96%) BDD
10 16 (10.96%) E-Commerce
10 16 (10.96%) SOA
11 14 (9.59%) Analytics
11 14 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (9.59%) SEO
12 12 (8.22%) Unit Testing
13 11 (7.53%) OOP
14 10 (6.85%) Progressive Enhancement
14 10 (6.85%) Software Engineering
15 8 (5.48%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 98 (67.12%) JavaScript
2 21 (14.38%) PHP
3 13 (8.90%) C#
3 13 (8.90%) Java
4 7 (4.79%) Bash Shell
4 7 (4.79%) Python
4 7 (4.79%) Ruby
4 7 (4.79%) SQL
5 4 (2.74%) Perl
6 3 (2.05%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.05%) Scala
6 3 (2.05%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.37%) ES6
7 2 (1.37%) PHP 5
8 1 (0.68%) ECMAScript
8 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.68%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (3.42%) Degree
1 5 (3.42%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.68%) ISEB
3 1 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.68%) MCP
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.53%) WCAG
2 7 (4.79%) QA
2 7 (4.79%) WAI
3 2 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (2.05%) vCloud
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (2.05%) Ansible
1 3 (2.05%) Kibana
1 3 (2.05%) logstash
1 3 (2.05%) Rundeck
1 3 (2.05%) Salt
1 3 (2.05%) ZABBIX
2 1 (0.68%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Flashback
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.68%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 9 (6.16%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.42%) Twitter
3 4 (2.74%) Google
4 3 (2.05%) Adobe
4 3 (2.05%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.05%) Oracle
4 3 (2.05%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.05%) VMware
5 2 (1.37%) Facebook
5 2 (1.37%) hybris
5 2 (1.37%) IBM
5 2 (1.37%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.37%) Zend
6 1 (0.68%) HP
6 1 (0.68%) Omniture
6 1 (0.68%) OpenLink
6 1 (0.68%) SAP
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