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 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
Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C)
Rank 430 440 418
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -22
Contract jobs citing W3C 164 131 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.00% 0.82% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 82 84
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +31.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £264 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.04% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £21.58 £10.93 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.52% -51.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.58 £10.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+97.52% -51.44%

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
16471 15885 14405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.37% 31.03% 29.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10634 9829 8499
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 629 681 815
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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 +4 157 £350 -9.09% 31
South East +22 66 £325 +36.84% 7
London -3 65 £374 -6.03% 9
East Sussex +11 16 £180 - 1
Brighton +6 16 £180 - 1
Berkshire - 15 £550 - 2
City of London -3 13 £355 -8.97% 5
Buckinghamshire - 13 £320 -
Surrey +5 12 £360 +11.62%
South West -20 12 £375 +36.36% 1
Milton Keynes - 10 £320 -
Scotland -5 7 - -
North West -7 6 £313 -18.83% 7
Hampshire -19 5 £330 +42.70% 1
Yorkshire -9 4 £225 +36.36% 4
Manchester -10 4 - - 4
Oxfordshire -18 4 £350 - 1
North Yorkshire - 4 £225 - 1
Oxford - 4 £350 -
York - 4 £225 -
West Midlands -10 2 £300 +6.66%
Gloucestershire - 2 £325 -
Southampton - 2 - -
Marlow - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 £325 -
Exeter -7 1 - -
Glasgow -7 1 - -
Devon -10 1 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 £375 - 2
Kent - 1 £225 - 2

W3C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 280 (90.91%) HTML
2 273 (88.64%) CSS
3 211 (68.51%) JavaScript
4 161 (52.27%) HTML5
5 151 (49.03%) CSS3
6 132 (42.86%) jQuery
7 126 (40.91%) User Experience
8 101 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
9 91 (29.55%) XHTML
10 75 (24.35%) Photoshop
11 72 (23.38%) XML
11 72 (23.38%) CMS
12 63 (20.45%) Content Management
12 63 (20.45%) OO
13 61 (19.81%) Adobe
14 58 (18.83%) Java
15 57 (18.51%) Ajax
16 55 (17.86%) MVC
17 51 (16.56%) .NET
17 51 (16.56%) Web Development
18 47 (15.26%) SQL
18 47 (15.26%) OOP
18 47 (15.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 44 (14.29%) Web Services
20 41 (13.31%) AngularJS
20 41 (13.31%) Web Accessibility
21 40 (12.99%) PHP
21 40 (12.99%) Adobe Illustrator
22 38 (12.34%) Subversion
22 38 (12.34%) Responsive Web Design

W3C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 72 (23.38%) CMS
2 24 (7.79%) Node.js
3 17 (5.52%) IIS
4 13 (4.22%) SharePoint
5 11 (3.57%) Apache
6 10 (3.25%) TeamSite
6 10 (3.25%) Adobe CQ
7 9 (2.92%) WordPress
8 7 (2.27%) Drupal
9 6 (1.95%) nginx
10 5 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.30%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.30%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.65%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.65%) Moodle
13 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.32%) TYPO3
14 1 (0.32%) Joomla!
Applications
1 75 (24.35%) Photoshop
2 40 (12.99%) Adobe Illustrator
3 24 (7.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 12 (3.90%) Fireworks
5 8 (2.60%) MS Office
6 5 (1.62%) Acrobat
7 4 (1.30%) MS Project
8 3 (0.97%) MS Excel
8 3 (0.97%) InDesign
9 2 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.32%) GIMP
10 1 (0.32%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.32%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.27%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.30%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.30%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.27%) GitHub
2 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.77%) Intranet
2 7 (2.27%) Internet
2 7 (2.27%) FTP
3 5 (1.62%) HTTP
3 5 (1.62%) DAB
4 4 (1.30%) LDAP
5 3 (0.97%) DVB
6 2 (0.65%) DNS
7 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.12%) MySQL
2 16 (5.19%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.60%) NoSQL
4 7 (2.27%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.30%) TKPROF
5 4 (1.30%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.30%) OLTP
6 3 (0.97%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.65%) Triplestore
8 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 38 (12.34%) Subversion
2 34 (11.04%) Axure RP
3 33 (10.71%) Git (software)
4 29 (9.42%) Visual Studio
5 23 (7.47%) Dreamweaver
6 16 (5.19%) Jenkins
7 15 (4.87%) Jasmine
8 12 (3.90%) JUnit
9 11 (3.57%) Maven
9 11 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (3.25%) QUnit
11 9 (2.92%) Sinon.JS
11 9 (2.92%) Selenium
12 8 (2.60%) Hudson
13 7 (2.27%) Cucumber
13 7 (2.27%) Mercurial
13 7 (2.27%) Ant
14 6 (1.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 6 (1.95%) JIRA
15 5 (1.62%) Trac
General
1 25 (8.12%) Finance
2 23 (7.47%) Banking
3 19 (6.17%) Publishing
4 18 (5.84%) Retail
5 16 (5.19%) Marketing
6 9 (2.92%) Games
7 8 (2.60%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.95%) Legal
9 5 (1.62%) Advertising
10 4 (1.30%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.97%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.32%) Back Office
12 1 (0.32%) Danish Language
12 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.32%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.32%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.32%) Korean Language
12 1 (0.32%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.32%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 213 (69.16%) Developer
2 102 (33.12%) Front-End Developer
3 64 (20.78%) Designer
4 53 (17.21%) Web Developer
5 22 (7.14%) UX Designer
5 22 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
6 17 (5.52%) CMS Developer
7 16 (5.19%) Front-End Web Developer
8 15 (4.87%) Senior Developer
9 14 (4.55%) .NET Developer
9 14 (4.55%) PHP Developer
10 13 (4.22%) UI Developer
10 13 (4.22%) UI Programmer
11 12 (3.90%) Web Designer
12 11 (3.57%) Consultant
13 9 (2.92%) Architect
13 9 (2.92%) Graphic Designer
14 8 (2.60%) UI Designer
14 8 (2.60%) Digital Designer
15 7 (2.27%) Development Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 280 (90.91%) HTML
2 273 (88.64%) CSS
3 161 (52.27%) HTML5
4 151 (49.03%) CSS3
5 132 (42.86%) jQuery
6 91 (29.55%) XHTML
7 72 (23.38%) XML
8 57 (18.51%) Ajax
9 51 (16.56%) .NET
10 47 (15.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 44 (14.29%) Web Services
12 41 (13.31%) AngularJS
13 35 (11.36%) XSLT
14 29 (9.42%) Sass
15 28 (9.09%) ASP.NET
16 27 (8.77%) Backbone.js
16 27 (8.77%) KnockoutJS
17 26 (8.44%) Semantic HTML
17 26 (8.44%) RESTful
17 26 (8.44%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 126 (40.91%) User Experience
2 16 (5.19%) Digital Media
2 16 (5.19%) Web 2.0
3 14 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.57%) Graphic Design
5 9 (2.92%) Semantic Web
6 7 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.27%) Life Science
6 7 (2.27%) Ontologies
6 7 (2.27%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.95%) Linked Data
7 6 (1.95%) Open Source
8 5 (1.62%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.30%) Replication
9 4 (1.30%) Online Games
10 3 (0.97%) Data Conversion
10 3 (0.97%) Animation
10 3 (0.97%) Interactive TV
11 2 (0.65%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (7.79%) Linux
2 14 (4.55%) Apple iOS
3 11 (3.57%) Windows
4 10 (3.25%) Android
5 5 (1.62%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.30%) CentOS
6 4 (1.30%) VMS
7 2 (0.65%) UNIX
8 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (20.45%) Content Management
2 63 (20.45%) OO
3 55 (17.86%) MVC
4 51 (16.56%) Web Development
5 47 (15.26%) OOP
6 41 (13.31%) Web Accessibility
7 38 (12.34%) Responsive Web Design
8 36 (11.69%) E-Commerce
9 33 (10.71%) TDD
10 25 (8.12%) Scrum
10 25 (8.12%) SEO
11 19 (6.17%) Web Design
11 19 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (5.84%) BDD
13 17 (5.52%) Rapid Prototyping
13 17 (5.52%) Analytics
14 15 (4.87%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (3.25%) UML
15 10 (3.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 211 (68.51%) JavaScript
2 58 (18.83%) Java
3 47 (15.26%) SQL
4 40 (12.99%) PHP
5 25 (8.12%) C#
6 14 (4.55%) Ruby
7 11 (3.57%) Python
8 9 (2.92%) SPARQL
9 8 (2.60%) Scala
9 8 (2.60%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.95%) Perl
11 5 (1.62%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.62%) PHP5
12 4 (1.30%) XPath
12 4 (1.30%) Clojure
13 3 (0.97%) XQuery
14 2 (0.65%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.65%) VBScript
14 2 (0.65%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.32%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 22 (7.14%) Degree
2 5 (1.62%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.30%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.97%) HND
4 3 (0.97%) ISEB
4 3 (0.97%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.49%) WCAG
2 13 (4.22%) WAI
3 8 (2.60%) QA
4 4 (1.30%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.32%) SLA
6 1 (0.32%) Section 508
6 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (1.95%) Varnish
2 4 (1.30%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (1.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 4 (1.30%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 61 (19.81%) Adobe
2 26 (8.44%) Google
3 18 (5.84%) Open Text
3 18 (5.84%) Microsoft
4 17 (5.52%) RedDot
5 9 (2.92%) Oracle
5 9 (2.92%) HP
6 6 (1.95%) Capita
7 5 (1.62%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.30%) IBM
8 4 (1.30%) Sencha
8 4 (1.30%) Facebook
8 4 (1.30%) Twitter
9 3 (0.97%) Interwoven
9 3 (0.97%) Stellent
9 3 (0.97%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.65%) Zend
11 1 (0.32%) Venda
11 1 (0.32%) Perforce
11 1 (0.32%) Symantec
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