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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C)
Rank 444 415 395
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -20
Contract jobs citing W3C 140 138 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.29% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.92% 0.93% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 77 90
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£350 £369 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% +8.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £251 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £281 £290
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -3.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
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
15251 14775 13370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.68% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9638 9110 7984
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 589 811
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.69 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -17 135 £350 -6.66% 28
South East +50 62 £325 +26.82% 5
London -39 46 £360 -8.86% 9
Brighton - 21 £190 -
East Sussex - 21 £190 -
Berkshire +17 15 £550 - 2
City of London -3 13 £355 -11.25% 2
South West -9 12 £375 +53.06%
Buckinghamshire - 12 £320 -
Reading - 11 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 10 £320 -
Surrey - 8 £360 - 1
North West -9 6 £313 +13.63% 4
Hampshire -21 6 £330 +28.78% 1
Scotland -8 5 - -
Watford +3 4 - -
Manchester -1 4 - - 3
Hertfordshire -13 4 - -
East of England -20 4 - - 1
West Yorkshire -7 2 £320 -14.66% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 2 £250 -9.09% 1
Yorkshire -10 2 £320 -1.53% 7
Tyne and Wear -10 2 £250 -9.09% 1
North East -12 2 £250 -9.09% 2
Gloucestershire - 2 £325 -
Marlow - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £320 - 2
Cheshire +5 1 £375 -
West Midlands -5 1 £300 +4.34%

W3C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 250 (91.58%) HTML
2 244 (89.38%) CSS
3 190 (69.60%) JavaScript
4 140 (51.28%) HTML5
5 133 (48.72%) CSS3
6 126 (46.15%) jQuery
7 119 (43.59%) User Experience
8 95 (34.80%) Agile Software Development
9 87 (31.87%) XHTML
10 81 (29.67%) XML
11 74 (27.11%) CMS
12 70 (25.64%) Content Management
13 61 (22.34%) Adobe
14 58 (21.25%) Photoshop
15 57 (20.88%) MVC
16 54 (19.78%) OO
16 54 (19.78%) Web Development
16 54 (19.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 53 (19.41%) Ajax
17 53 (19.41%) .NET
18 51 (18.68%) Java
19 50 (18.32%) Web Services
20 49 (17.95%) OOP
21 48 (17.58%) SQL
22 45 (16.48%) AngularJS
23 39 (14.29%) PHP
23 39 (14.29%) TDD
23 39 (14.29%) Axure RP
24 37 (13.55%) Sass
24 37 (13.55%) XSLT

W3C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (27.11%) CMS
2 23 (8.42%) IIS
3 21 (7.69%) Node.js
4 13 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 12 (4.40%) Adobe CQ
6 10 (3.66%) Apache
7 9 (3.30%) TeamSite
8 7 (2.56%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (2.56%) Drupal
9 6 (2.20%) WordPress
10 5 (1.83%) nginx
10 5 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.10%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (1.10%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.73%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.73%) Moodle
13 1 (0.37%) Jadu
13 1 (0.37%) EPiServer CMS
13 1 (0.37%) Joomla!
Applications
1 58 (21.25%) Photoshop
2 30 (10.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 27 (9.89%) Adobe Illustrator
4 11 (4.03%) Fireworks
5 8 (2.93%) MS Office
6 5 (1.83%) Acrobat
7 4 (1.47%) MS Project
8 3 (1.10%) InDesign
9 2 (0.73%) MS Excel
10 1 (0.37%) GIMP
10 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.37%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.37%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 6 (2.20%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.47%) WebTrends
3 3 (1.10%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.37%) Magento
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.56%) GitHub
2 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (10.99%) Intranet
2 6 (2.20%) HTTP
2 6 (2.20%) Internet
3 3 (1.10%) LDAP
3 3 (1.10%) FTP
3 3 (1.10%) DNS
3 3 (1.10%) DAB
3 3 (1.10%) DVB
4 1 (0.37%) SSL
4 1 (0.37%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.42%) MySQL
2 18 (6.59%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.20%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.47%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.10%) TKPROF
5 3 (1.10%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.10%) OLTP
6 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 39 (14.29%) Axure RP
2 33 (12.09%) Git (software)
2 33 (12.09%) Visual Studio
3 30 (10.99%) Subversion
4 20 (7.33%) Dreamweaver
5 16 (5.86%) Jenkins
6 12 (4.40%) Maven
7 11 (4.03%) Jasmine
7 11 (4.03%) Grunt
7 11 (4.03%) JUnit
8 10 (3.66%) Selenium
8 10 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (3.66%) QUnit
9 9 (3.30%) Sinon.JS
10 8 (2.93%) Ant
10 8 (2.93%) Hudson
11 7 (2.56%) Cucumber
12 6 (2.20%) JIRA
12 6 (2.20%) Mercurial
12 6 (2.20%) Bower
General
1 28 (10.26%) Finance
2 21 (7.69%) Banking
3 19 (6.96%) Publishing
4 12 (4.40%) Marketing
5 11 (4.03%) Retail
6 8 (2.93%) Games
7 4 (1.47%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.10%) Legal
8 3 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.73%) Advertising
9 2 (0.73%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Local Government
10 1 (0.37%) Electronics
10 1 (0.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 194 (71.06%) Developer
2 88 (32.23%) Front-End Developer
3 53 (19.41%) Designer
4 43 (15.75%) Web Developer
5 24 (8.79%) UX Designer
6 22 (8.06%) CMS Developer
7 19 (6.96%) JavaScript Developer
8 17 (6.23%) Senior Developer
9 14 (5.13%) UI Programmer
9 14 (5.13%) UI Developer
10 12 (4.40%) .NET Developer
11 11 (4.03%) Front-End Web Developer
11 11 (4.03%) PHP Developer
11 11 (4.03%) Consultant
12 8 (2.93%) Graphic Designer
12 8 (2.93%) UI Designer
12 8 (2.93%) PHP LAMP Developer
12 8 (2.93%) LAMP Developer
12 8 (2.93%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 7 (2.56%) Development Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (91.58%) HTML
2 244 (89.38%) CSS
3 140 (51.28%) HTML5
4 133 (48.72%) CSS3
5 126 (46.15%) jQuery
6 87 (31.87%) XHTML
7 81 (29.67%) XML
8 54 (19.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 53 (19.41%) Ajax
9 53 (19.41%) .NET
10 50 (18.32%) Web Services
11 45 (16.48%) AngularJS
12 37 (13.55%) Sass
12 37 (13.55%) XSLT
13 35 (12.82%) ASP.NET
14 28 (10.26%) Backbone.js
15 24 (8.79%) KnockoutJS
16 23 (8.42%) Semantic HTML
16 23 (8.42%) XSD
17 22 (8.06%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 119 (43.59%) User Experience
2 21 (7.69%) Web 2.0
3 15 (5.49%) Digital Media
4 11 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.66%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.93%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.20%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.83%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.47%) Graphic Design
9 4 (1.47%) Open Source
10 3 (1.10%) Semantic Web
10 3 (1.10%) Linked Data
10 3 (1.10%) Animation
10 3 (1.10%) Ontologies
10 3 (1.10%) Life Science
10 3 (1.10%) Online Games
10 3 (1.10%) Interactive TV
10 3 (1.10%) Replication
11 2 (0.73%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.73%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.42%) Linux
2 14 (5.13%) Apple iOS
3 10 (3.66%) Android
4 9 (3.30%) Windows
5 4 (1.47%) VMS
5 4 (1.47%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.47%) CentOS
6 2 (0.73%) UNIX
7 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (34.80%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (25.64%) Content Management
3 57 (20.88%) MVC
4 54 (19.78%) OO
4 54 (19.78%) Web Development
5 49 (17.95%) OOP
6 39 (14.29%) TDD
7 34 (12.45%) Responsive Web Design
8 32 (11.72%) Web Accessibility
9 29 (10.62%) E-Commerce
10 25 (9.16%) Scrum
11 23 (8.42%) BDD
12 22 (8.06%) Rapid Prototyping
13 20 (7.33%) SEO
14 19 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (6.96%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (5.13%) Web Design
15 14 (5.13%) Analytics
16 10 (3.66%) Customer Engagement
17 9 (3.30%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 190 (69.60%) JavaScript
2 51 (18.68%) Java
3 48 (17.58%) SQL
4 39 (14.29%) PHP
5 24 (8.79%) C#
6 15 (5.49%) Ruby
7 11 (4.03%) Python
8 7 (2.56%) Scala
8 7 (2.56%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.47%) Clojure
9 4 (1.47%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.10%) SPARQL
10 3 (1.10%) XPath
10 3 (1.10%) PHP5
11 2 (0.73%) ActionScript
11 2 (0.73%) VBScript
11 2 (0.73%) Perl
11 2 (0.73%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.37%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.37%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (8.06%) Degree
2 3 (1.10%) ISTQB
2 3 (1.10%) DV Cleared
2 3 (1.10%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.10%) HND
2 3 (1.10%) ISEB
3 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.23%) WCAG
2 11 (4.03%) WAI
3 7 (2.56%) QA
4 3 (1.10%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.73%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.83%) Varnish
2 3 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.10%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 3 (1.10%) Data Guard
1 3 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 61 (22.34%) Adobe
2 24 (8.79%) Open Text
2 24 (8.79%) Google
3 22 (8.06%) RedDot
4 16 (5.86%) Microsoft
5 10 (3.66%) HP
6 8 (2.93%) Capita
6 8 (2.93%) Sitecore
7 5 (1.83%) Oracle
8 4 (1.47%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.47%) IBM
9 2 (0.73%) SAP
9 2 (0.73%) Sencha
10 1 (0.37%) Venda
10 1 (0.37%) Facebook
10 1 (0.37%) Twitter
10 1 (0.37%) Zend
10 1 (0.37%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.37%) Perforce
10 1 (0.37%) FatWire
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