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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C)
Rank 456 462 461
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing W3C 165 151 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.28% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.92% 0.86% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 76 66
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£363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £313 £338
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +35.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 -

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
17983 17463 16822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.62% 31.95% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11310 10578 9959
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 686 674 729
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.50 £21.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.82% -6.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -19 151 £363 -3.33% 40
London -13 76 £361 -9.68% 13
South East -5 40 £338 -3.57% 15
East of England +11 21 £363 -3.33% 1
Hertfordshire +9 21 £363 -3.33% 1
Croydon -5 17 £350 +16.66%
Berkshire +13 16 £408 -18.58% 6
Hampshire -6 14 £350 - 1
Glasgow +14 12 £250 -
Scotland -1 12 £250 -
Watford +3 11 £363 -3.33%
Basingstoke -2 10 £295 -1.66%
City of London -11 8 £350 -9.67% 2
Reading +2 7 £285 -48.18% 3
Yorkshire -21 6 £363 +81.25% 2
Surrey -1 5 £300 +9.09% 3
Bracknell -4 5 £408 -18.58% 1
West Yorkshire -20 5 £363 +107.14% 1
South West -8 4 £294 +33.52% 1
Kent - 4 £338 - 1
New Malden - 4 £275 -
West Midlands +2 3 £330 +18.91% 1
Bristol - 3 £425 -
Camberley -3 2 £275 -
Leeds -23 2 £348 +98.57% 1
Leatherhead - 2 £450 -
Bradford - 2 £375 -
Maidstone - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 £400 -
Cardiff - 2 £400 -

W3C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 235 (85.14%) HTML
2 224 (81.16%) CSS
3 203 (73.55%) JavaScript
4 121 (43.84%) CSS3
5 120 (43.48%) User Experience
5 120 (43.48%) HTML5
6 99 (35.87%) jQuery
7 92 (33.33%) XHTML
7 92 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 70 (25.36%) Java
9 67 (24.28%) E-Commerce
10 59 (21.38%) Semantic HTML
11 58 (21.01%) AngularJS
12 54 (19.57%) Sass
13 51 (18.48%) Git (software)
13 51 (18.48%) Photoshop
13 51 (18.48%) Adobe
14 48 (17.39%) CMS
15 46 (16.67%) Ajax
16 45 (16.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 42 (15.22%) OO
17 42 (15.22%) XML
18 41 (14.86%) Scrum
18 41 (14.86%) Responsive Web Design
19 39 (14.13%) KnockoutJS
20 38 (13.77%) Web Design
21 37 (13.41%) MVC
22 36 (13.04%) SQL
23 35 (12.68%) .NET
23 35 (12.68%) Web Services

W3C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 48 (17.39%) CMS
2 26 (9.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 22 (7.97%) Node.js
4 21 (7.61%) Apache
5 13 (4.71%) GlassFish
6 12 (4.35%) WebLogic
6 12 (4.35%) Confluence
7 11 (3.99%) nginx
7 11 (3.99%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (3.62%) IIS
8 10 (3.62%) Tomcat
8 10 (3.62%) WebSphere
9 9 (3.26%) Umbraco
10 8 (2.90%) Jetty
10 8 (2.90%) JBoss
10 8 (2.90%) iPlanet
10 8 (2.90%) Tornado
10 8 (2.90%) WildFly
10 8 (2.90%) Mule ESB
10 8 (2.90%) Apache TomEE
Applications
1 51 (18.48%) Photoshop
2 34 (12.32%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (2.90%) MS Office
3 8 (2.90%) MS Excel
4 5 (1.81%) Acrobat
5 4 (1.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (1.09%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (1.09%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.72%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.36%) InDesign
8 1 (0.36%) GIMP
8 1 (0.36%) MS Project
8 1 (0.36%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (3.99%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.90%) Google Analytics
2 7 (2.54%) GitHub
2 7 (2.54%) OpenShift
3 4 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.45%) SaaS
3 4 (1.45%) Adobe Analytics
4 3 (1.09%) Office 365
5 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.25%) HTTP
2 17 (6.16%) Internet
3 7 (2.54%) OpenLDAP
4 5 (1.81%) DAB
5 3 (1.09%) Extranet
5 3 (1.09%) LDAP
5 3 (1.09%) Intranet
6 2 (0.72%) FTP
6 2 (0.72%) SSL
7 1 (0.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.52%) MySQL
3 11 (3.99%) MongoDB
4 8 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (2.90%) Redis
5 7 (2.54%) Riak
5 7 (2.54%) InterSystems Cache
5 7 (2.54%) Infinispan
6 6 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.81%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.81%) Triplestore
7 5 (1.81%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.45%) OLTP
8 4 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.45%) TKPROF
9 3 (1.09%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.09%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.72%) Adabas
11 1 (0.36%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 51 (18.48%) Git (software)
2 32 (11.59%) Subversion
3 25 (9.06%) Axure RP
4 15 (5.43%) Grunt
5 13 (4.71%) JIRA
5 13 (4.71%) Visual Studio
6 12 (4.35%) JUnit
7 10 (3.62%) Selenium
7 10 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (3.62%) Bower
8 9 (3.26%) Jenkins
8 9 (3.26%) Maven
9 8 (2.90%) Gradle
9 8 (2.90%) Jasmine
10 7 (2.54%) Gerrit
10 7 (2.54%) Artifactory
10 7 (2.54%) Mocha
10 7 (2.54%) JMeter
10 7 (2.54%) SonarQube
11 6 (2.17%) Mercurial
General
1 19 (6.88%) Finance
2 16 (5.80%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.99%) Marketing
4 8 (2.90%) Advertising
5 4 (1.45%) Games
5 4 (1.45%) Retail
6 3 (1.09%) Publishing
7 2 (0.72%) Back Office
7 2 (0.72%) Electronics
7 2 (0.72%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.36%) Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.36%) French Language
8 1 (0.36%) German Language
8 1 (0.36%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.36%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.36%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 184 (66.67%) Developer
2 85 (30.80%) Front-End Developer
3 46 (16.67%) Web Developer
4 43 (15.58%) Designer
5 24 (8.70%) UX Designer
6 21 (7.61%) JavaScript Developer
6 21 (7.61%) UI Developer
6 21 (7.61%) Analyst
6 21 (7.61%) UI Programmer
7 16 (5.80%) Test Analyst
8 14 (5.07%) .NET Developer
8 14 (5.07%) Web Designer
8 14 (5.07%) Front-End Web Developer
9 10 (3.62%) Agile Test Analyst
10 9 (3.26%) Senior Developer
10 9 (3.26%) Tester
11 8 (2.90%) Architect
11 8 (2.90%) ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (2.54%) Senior Web Designer
12 7 (2.54%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (85.14%) HTML
2 224 (81.16%) CSS
3 121 (43.84%) CSS3
4 120 (43.48%) HTML5
5 99 (35.87%) jQuery
6 92 (33.33%) XHTML
7 59 (21.38%) Semantic HTML
8 58 (21.01%) AngularJS
9 54 (19.57%) Sass
10 46 (16.67%) Ajax
11 45 (16.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 42 (15.22%) XML
13 39 (14.13%) KnockoutJS
14 35 (12.68%) Web Services
14 35 (12.68%) .NET
15 32 (11.59%) JSP
16 30 (10.87%) Backbone.js
17 28 (10.14%) ASP.NET
18 26 (9.42%) JSON
18 26 (9.42%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 120 (43.48%) User Experience
2 16 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.07%) Graphic Design
4 9 (3.26%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.45%) Replication
7 3 (1.09%) Grid Computing
7 3 (1.09%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.09%) Online Games
7 3 (1.09%) Taxonomies
7 3 (1.09%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.72%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.72%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.36%) Clustering
9 1 (0.36%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.36%) Social Media
9 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.36%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.61%) Linux
2 13 (4.71%) Windows
3 8 (2.90%) Ubuntu
3 8 (2.90%) CentOS
4 4 (1.45%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.45%) UNIX
5 2 (0.72%) Android
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.36%) zOS
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (24.28%) E-Commerce
3 42 (15.22%) OO
4 41 (14.86%) Scrum
4 41 (14.86%) Responsive Web Design
5 38 (13.77%) Web Design
6 37 (13.41%) MVC
7 34 (12.32%) Web Accessibility
8 32 (11.59%) TDD
9 27 (9.78%) Content Management
10 22 (7.97%) Web Development
11 19 (6.88%) SEO
12 18 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (6.52%) Analytics
13 17 (6.16%) SOA
14 14 (5.07%) User Acceptance Testing
15 12 (4.35%) Usability Testing
15 12 (4.35%) Enterprise Content Management
15 12 (4.35%) Regression Testing
15 12 (4.35%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 203 (73.55%) JavaScript
2 70 (25.36%) Java
3 36 (13.04%) SQL
4 31 (11.23%) C#
5 19 (6.88%) PHP
6 8 (2.90%) Ruby
7 7 (2.54%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.17%) VB.NET
8 6 (2.17%) Clojure
9 5 (1.81%) SPARQL
10 4 (1.45%) XPath
10 4 (1.45%) PHP5
10 4 (1.45%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.45%) ActionScript
10 4 (1.45%) Python
10 4 (1.45%) Objective-C
10 4 (1.45%) C
11 3 (1.09%) Perl
11 3 (1.09%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (7.97%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.43%) Degree
3 10 (3.62%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.26%) ISEB
5 5 (1.81%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (1.45%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.45%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.36%) MCP
8 1 (0.36%) MCAD
8 1 (0.36%) MCSD
8 1 (0.36%) HND
8 1 (0.36%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.26%) QA
2 6 (2.17%) WCAG
3 4 (1.45%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.45%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.09%) WAI
5 1 (0.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 11 (3.99%) Varnish
2 8 (2.90%) Squid
3 7 (2.54%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.54%) vCloud
4 4 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.09%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 10 (3.62%) Puppet
2 7 (2.54%) ZABBIX
2 7 (2.54%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.54%) HAProxy
2 7 (2.54%) Ansible
2 7 (2.54%) logstash
2 7 (2.54%) Salt
2 7 (2.54%) Kibana
2 7 (2.54%) Rundeck
3 4 (1.45%) Oracle Flashback
3 4 (1.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (1.45%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (1.45%) Data Guard
4 3 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.72%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 51 (18.48%) Adobe
2 25 (9.06%) Oracle
3 16 (5.80%) Microsoft
4 12 (4.35%) Macromedia
5 10 (3.62%) Sitecore
5 10 (3.62%) Twitter
6 8 (2.90%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.90%) VMware
7 7 (2.54%) Google
7 7 (2.54%) Splunk
7 7 (2.54%) Pega
8 6 (2.17%) Sencha
8 6 (2.17%) IBM
9 4 (1.45%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.09%) GigaSpaces
10 3 (1.09%) HP
10 3 (1.09%) hybris
11 2 (0.72%) Facebook
11 2 (0.72%) Interwoven
11 2 (0.72%) Apple
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