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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C)
Rank 456 482 404
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -78
Contract jobs citing W3C 141 113 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.21% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.84% 0.68% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 73 85
Average daily rate
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£330 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £257 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%

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
16812 16661 15515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.53% 31.47% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10365 10360 9121
Average daily rate £413 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 667 657 668
Average hourly rate £18.71 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -

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 29 May 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
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 29 May 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 -13 123 £338 -10.00% 26
London -12 67 £350 -6.66% 8
South East +5 20 £375 +40.84% 6
Scotland - 14 £250 - 1
Berkshire +8 13 £413 +52.77% 5
East of England +5 12 £363 -3.33% 3
Hertfordshire -9 12 £363 -3.33% 2
Glasgow - 12 £250 - 1
Yorkshire - 11 £310 - 4
Reading +2 8 - - 3
Watford -2 8 £363 -3.33% 2
West Yorkshire - 8 £350 - 3
West Midlands - 7 £330 -
City of London +4 6 £350 -3.44% 2
Croydon -8 6 - -
Leeds - 5 £320 - 2
Hampshire +2 4 £260 -0.95%
Solihull - 4 £321 -
New Malden - 4 £275 -
South West +11 3 £425 +93.18% 2
Birmingham - 3 £330 -
Swindon +7 2 £425 +93.18%
Wiltshire +3 2 £425 +93.18% 1
North Yorkshire - 2 £243 -
South Wales - 2 £400 -
Stirling - 2 £325 -
Worthing - 2 - -
York - 2 £243 -
Bradford - 2 £375 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £400 -

W3C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 211 (86.83%) HTML
2 203 (83.54%) CSS
3 179 (73.66%) JavaScript
4 106 (43.62%) User Experience
5 105 (43.21%) CSS3
6 103 (42.39%) jQuery
7 102 (41.98%) HTML5
8 91 (37.45%) Agile Software Development
9 76 (31.28%) CMS
9 76 (31.28%) XHTML
10 67 (27.57%) Content Management
11 62 (25.51%) Java
12 60 (24.69%) XML
13 55 (22.63%) Sass
13 55 (22.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 53 (21.81%) Adobe
15 52 (21.40%) Ajax
16 51 (20.99%) AngularJS
17 50 (20.58%) Web Services
17 50 (20.58%) .NET
18 47 (19.34%) E-Commerce
19 46 (18.93%) SQL
20 42 (17.28%) OO
21 41 (16.87%) ASP.NET
21 41 (16.87%) Semantic HTML
22 38 (15.64%) Web Development
23 37 (15.23%) Scrum
24 35 (14.40%) Photoshop
24 35 (14.40%) Axure RP
25 34 (13.99%) Backbone.js

W3C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 76 (31.28%) CMS
2 29 (11.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 21 (8.64%) IIS
4 17 (7.00%) Apache
5 15 (6.17%) Node.js
6 14 (5.76%) Sitecore CMS
7 10 (4.12%) GlassFish
8 9 (3.70%) nginx
8 9 (3.70%) WebLogic
9 8 (3.29%) Confluence
9 8 (3.29%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (2.88%) Drupal
10 7 (2.88%) WebSphere
11 6 (2.47%) Tomcat
11 6 (2.47%) WordPress
12 5 (2.06%) Tornado
12 5 (2.06%) WildFly
12 5 (2.06%) Mule ESB
12 5 (2.06%) Apache TomEE
12 5 (2.06%) Mule
Applications
1 35 (14.40%) Photoshop
2 18 (7.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 14 (5.76%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (3.29%) MS Office
5 7 (2.88%) MS Excel
6 6 (2.47%) Acrobat
7 3 (1.23%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.82%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.82%) InDesign
9 1 (0.41%) GIMP
9 1 (0.41%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.41%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.29%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.41%) Magento
2 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.88%) GitHub
2 5 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.06%) Google Analytics
3 4 (1.65%) SaaS
3 4 (1.65%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.82%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.64%) Intranet
2 17 (7.00%) HTTP
3 9 (3.70%) Internet
4 4 (1.65%) DAB
4 4 (1.65%) LDAP
4 4 (1.65%) OpenLDAP
5 3 (1.23%) SSL
5 3 (1.23%) Extranet
6 2 (0.82%) FTP
7 1 (0.41%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.05%) SQL Server
2 21 (8.64%) MySQL
3 8 (3.29%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.47%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.06%) Redis
5 5 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.65%) OLTP
6 4 (1.65%) InterSystems Cache
6 4 (1.65%) Riak
6 4 (1.65%) TKPROF
6 4 (1.65%) Triplestore
6 4 (1.65%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.65%) Infinispan
7 2 (0.82%) Adabas
7 2 (0.82%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.82%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.41%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 35 (14.40%) Axure RP
2 33 (13.58%) Git (software)
3 30 (12.35%) Visual Studio
4 29 (11.93%) Subversion
5 17 (7.00%) Grunt
6 15 (6.17%) Bower
7 12 (4.94%) JUnit
8 11 (4.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (4.12%) Selenium
10 9 (3.70%) JIRA
10 9 (3.70%) Maven
11 6 (2.47%) Bitbucket
11 6 (2.47%) Jenkins
12 5 (2.06%) Gradle
12 5 (2.06%) Ant
13 4 (1.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (1.65%) Dreamweaver
13 4 (1.65%) JMeter
13 4 (1.65%) Gerrit
13 4 (1.65%) Mocha
General
1 22 (9.05%) Finance
2 14 (5.76%) Publishing
3 10 (4.12%) Marketing
4 7 (2.88%) Advertising
5 5 (2.06%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.06%) Retail
6 4 (1.65%) Games
7 2 (0.82%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.82%) Electronics
7 2 (0.82%) Back Office
8 1 (0.41%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.41%) French Language
8 1 (0.41%) German Language
8 1 (0.41%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.41%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.41%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.41%) Local Government
8 1 (0.41%) Legal
8 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 175 (72.02%) Developer
2 82 (33.74%) Front-End Developer
3 43 (17.70%) Web Developer
4 29 (11.93%) Designer
5 21 (8.64%) UX Designer
6 19 (7.82%) JavaScript Developer
7 18 (7.41%) Analyst
8 15 (6.17%) Front-End Web Developer
8 15 (6.17%) CMS Developer
9 13 (5.35%) Test Analyst
10 9 (3.70%) Senior Developer
11 8 (3.29%) Tester
11 8 (3.29%) .NET Developer
11 8 (3.29%) UI Developer
11 8 (3.29%) UI Programmer
12 7 (2.88%) Agile Test Analyst
12 7 (2.88%) Architect
13 6 (2.47%) Junior
13 6 (2.47%) UX Developer
14 5 (2.06%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (86.83%) HTML
2 203 (83.54%) CSS
3 105 (43.21%) CSS3
4 103 (42.39%) jQuery
5 102 (41.98%) HTML5
6 76 (31.28%) XHTML
7 60 (24.69%) XML
8 55 (22.63%) Sass
8 55 (22.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 52 (21.40%) Ajax
10 51 (20.99%) AngularJS
11 50 (20.58%) Web Services
11 50 (20.58%) .NET
12 41 (16.87%) ASP.NET
12 41 (16.87%) Semantic HTML
13 34 (13.99%) Backbone.js
14 33 (13.58%) KnockoutJS
15 30 (12.35%) XSLT
16 25 (10.29%) JSP
17 21 (8.64%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 106 (43.62%) User Experience
2 15 (6.17%) Web 2.0
3 11 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.53%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.65%) Replication
6 3 (1.23%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.23%) Online Games
6 3 (1.23%) Grid Computing
7 2 (0.82%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.82%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.41%) Social Media
8 1 (0.41%) Animation
8 1 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.41%) Cybernetics
8 1 (0.41%) RIA
8 1 (0.41%) Clustering
8 1 (0.41%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.88%) Linux
2 11 (4.53%) Windows
3 5 (2.06%) CentOS
3 5 (2.06%) Ubuntu
4 4 (1.65%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.82%) UNIX
5 2 (0.82%) Android
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.41%) zOS
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (37.45%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (27.57%) Content Management
3 47 (19.34%) E-Commerce
4 42 (17.28%) OO
5 38 (15.64%) Web Development
6 37 (15.23%) Scrum
7 34 (13.99%) MVC
8 33 (13.58%) Responsive Web Design
9 32 (13.17%) TDD
10 27 (11.11%) OOP
11 21 (8.64%) Web Accessibility
12 20 (8.23%) SEO
13 18 (7.41%) Web Design
13 18 (7.41%) Rapid Prototyping
13 18 (7.41%) Analytics
14 17 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (6.17%) SDLC
15 15 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (5.76%) SOA
17 13 (5.35%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 179 (73.66%) JavaScript
2 62 (25.51%) Java
3 46 (18.93%) SQL
4 27 (11.11%) C#
5 24 (9.88%) PHP
6 9 (3.70%) Ruby
7 6 (2.47%) Clojure
8 5 (2.06%) Python
8 5 (2.06%) ActionScript
8 5 (2.06%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.65%) XPath
9 4 (1.65%) SPARQL
9 4 (1.65%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.65%) PHP5
10 3 (1.23%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.23%) C
10 3 (1.23%) Perl
11 2 (0.82%) COBOL
11 2 (0.82%) VB
11 2 (0.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (9.05%) Degree
2 9 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.29%) ISEB
4 4 (1.65%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (1.65%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.65%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.82%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.41%) MCAD
6 1 (0.41%) MCSD
6 1 (0.41%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.29%) WCAG
2 6 (2.47%) QA
3 4 (1.65%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.41%) WAI
4 1 (0.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 9 (3.70%) Varnish
2 5 (2.06%) Squid
3 4 (1.65%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.65%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.65%) Oracle Clusterware
3 4 (1.65%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (2.88%) Puppet
2 5 (2.06%) TeamSite
3 4 (1.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (1.65%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.65%) Data Guard
3 4 (1.65%) ZABBIX
3 4 (1.65%) Rundeck
3 4 (1.65%) Oracle Flashback
3 4 (1.65%) Ansible
3 4 (1.65%) logstash
3 4 (1.65%) Salt
3 4 (1.65%) Kibana
3 4 (1.65%) HAProxy
4 3 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 53 (21.81%) Adobe
2 20 (8.23%) Oracle
2 20 (8.23%) Google
3 17 (7.00%) Sitecore
4 16 (6.58%) OpenText
5 14 (5.76%) RedDot
5 14 (5.76%) Microsoft
6 7 (2.88%) Twitter
6 7 (2.88%) Capita
7 5 (2.06%) VMware
7 5 (2.06%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.65%) HP
8 4 (1.65%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.65%) Splunk
8 4 (1.65%) Pega
9 3 (1.23%) EPiServer
9 3 (1.23%) GigaSpaces
9 3 (1.23%) IBM
10 2 (0.82%) Apple
10 2 (0.82%) Interwoven
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