The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C)
Rank 454 380 468
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +88
Contract jobs citing W3C 134 166 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.35% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.94% 1.36% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 98 67
Average daily rate £375 £333 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% +10.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £206 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 4
Average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -47.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £14.20 £18.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £16.40 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -47.82%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14311 12220 14892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.42% 25.61% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8841 7349 8662
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 621 771
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -110 133 £375 +13.63% 43
London -46 75 £375 - 20
East of England -12 25 £375 +20.96% 3
Hertfordshire +9 23 £375 +87.50% 2
South East -11 19 £263 +16.66% 8
City of London -14 15 £375 +7.14% 2
Watford -5 13 £375 - 2
Hampshire +12 11 £263 +16.66% 1
Manchester -9 9 £325 +6.55% 3
North West -15 9 £325 +8.33% 4
Basingstoke +21 7 £263 +16.66% 1
Berkshire -8 7 £270 -30.32% 1
Reading -4 6 £260 -32.90% 1
South West -19 3 £195 - 2
Cambridgeshire -11 2 - - 1
Devon - 2 £190 - 1
Exeter - 2 £190 - 1
Scotland -14 1 - -
Leeds -18 1 £225 - 1
West Yorkshire -20 1 £225 -30.76% 1
Yorkshire -29 1 £225 -30.76% 4
Edinburgh -31 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £200 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £400 -
West Malling - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Woking - - - - 3
Wokingham - - - -
Woodbridge - - - -

W3C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 252 (92.31%) HTML
2 249 (91.21%) CSS
3 203 (74.36%) JavaScript
4 142 (52.01%) HTML5
5 127 (46.52%) CSS3
6 124 (45.42%) jQuery
7 108 (39.56%) XHTML
8 71 (26.01%) Ajax
9 64 (23.44%) OO
10 59 (21.61%) Photoshop
11 57 (20.88%) Agile Software Development
12 55 (20.15%) E-Commerce
13 54 (19.78%) XML
14 52 (19.05%) .NET
15 47 (17.22%) JSP
16 44 (16.12%) Web Design
17 41 (15.02%) Java
18 39 (14.29%) Finance
18 39 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
18 39 (14.29%) Analytics
19 38 (13.92%) XSLT
20 36 (13.19%) MVC
20 36 (13.19%) Adobe
21 35 (12.82%) SEO
22 34 (12.45%) Web Services
22 34 (12.45%) ASP.NET
23 33 (12.09%) Node.js
24 32 (11.72%) C#
25 31 (11.36%) Scrum
25 31 (11.36%) Retail

W3C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 33 (12.09%) Node.js
2 30 (10.99%) CMS
3 17 (6.23%) Apache
4 13 (4.76%) IIS
4 13 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 10 (3.66%) Drupal
6 9 (3.30%) Umbraco
7 7 (2.56%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.83%) WordPress
9 4 (1.47%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.10%) Confluence
11 2 (0.73%) TeamSite
11 2 (0.73%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.73%) nginx
11 2 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.37%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 59 (21.61%) Photoshop
2 23 (8.42%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (3.66%) Fireworks
4 6 (2.20%) MS Excel
5 4 (1.47%) MS Project
6 1 (0.37%) GIMP
6 1 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.37%) MS Office
6 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.93%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.37%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.47%) GitHub
2 3 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.13%) Intranet
2 13 (4.76%) Internet
3 10 (3.66%) HTTP
4 4 (1.47%) FTP
4 4 (1.47%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.47%) DAB
4 4 (1.47%) LDAP
5 3 (1.10%) Extranet
6 2 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.73%) GPRS
6 2 (0.73%) GSM
6 2 (0.73%) 3GPP
6 2 (0.73%) UMTS
6 2 (0.73%) WCDMA
6 2 (0.73%) VoLTE
6 2 (0.73%) HSPA
6 2 (0.73%) LTE
7 1 (0.37%) 4G
7 1 (0.37%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.96%) MySQL
3 10 (3.66%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.20%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.83%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.47%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (1.10%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.73%) Triplestore
8 2 (0.73%) Big Data
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.37%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 20 (7.33%) Subversion
2 18 (6.59%) JUnit
2 18 (6.59%) Git (software)
3 15 (5.49%) Visual Studio
4 13 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (4.03%) QUnit
6 8 (2.93%) Eclipse
6 8 (2.93%) SpecFlow
6 8 (2.93%) Cucumber
7 7 (2.56%) PowerDesigner
8 6 (2.20%) NUnit
8 6 (2.20%) JIRA
9 5 (1.83%) Mercurial
9 5 (1.83%) Rhino Mocks
9 5 (1.83%) Grunt
9 5 (1.83%) Firebug
9 5 (1.83%) Dreamweaver
10 4 (1.47%) Bower
10 4 (1.47%) Jasmine
10 4 (1.47%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 39 (14.29%) Finance
2 31 (11.36%) Retail
3 23 (8.42%) Publishing
4 20 (7.33%) Legal
5 16 (5.86%) Manufacturing
5 16 (5.86%) Marketing
6 12 (4.40%) Banking
7 5 (1.83%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.83%) Back Office
8 4 (1.47%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.10%) Advertising
10 2 (0.73%) Games
11 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 200 (73.26%) Developer
2 89 (32.60%) Front-End Developer
3 38 (13.92%) Web Developer
4 35 (12.82%) Designer
5 27 (9.89%) JavaScript Developer
6 21 (7.69%) Architect
7 20 (7.33%) Web Designer
8 18 (6.59%) Senior Developer
8 18 (6.59%) .NET Developer
9 14 (5.13%) Front-End Web Developer
10 13 (4.76%) HTML Developer
11 10 (3.66%) UI Developer
12 9 (3.30%) UI Programmer
12 9 (3.30%) C# Developer
12 9 (3.30%) Analyst
13 8 (2.93%) C# .NET Developer
13 8 (2.93%) User Experience Developer
13 8 (2.93%) User Experience Designer
14 7 (2.56%) ASP.NET Developer
15 5 (1.83%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (92.31%) HTML
2 249 (91.21%) CSS
3 142 (52.01%) HTML5
4 127 (46.52%) CSS3
5 124 (45.42%) jQuery
6 108 (39.56%) XHTML
7 71 (26.01%) Ajax
8 54 (19.78%) XML
9 52 (19.05%) .NET
10 47 (17.22%) JSP
11 38 (13.92%) XSLT
12 34 (12.45%) Web Services
12 34 (12.45%) ASP.NET
13 23 (8.42%) JSTL
13 23 (8.42%) XSD
14 22 (8.06%) AngularJS
15 21 (7.69%) Semantic HTML
16 20 (7.33%) DOM
17 17 (6.23%) KnockoutJS
17 17 (6.23%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.59%) Data Conversion
2 16 (5.86%) Graphic Design
3 14 (5.13%) Semantic Web
4 9 (3.30%) Digital Media
4 9 (3.30%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.56%) Open Source
6 5 (1.83%) Mobile Banking
6 5 (1.83%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.83%) Online Banking
6 5 (1.83%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.47%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.47%) Social Media
8 3 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.10%) Wiki
8 3 (1.10%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.73%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.73%) Ontologies
9 2 (0.73%) Life Science
9 2 (0.73%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.76%) Linux
2 11 (4.03%) Windows
3 4 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.37%) Debian
5 1 (0.37%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (23.44%) OO
2 57 (20.88%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (20.15%) E-Commerce
4 44 (16.12%) Web Design
5 39 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
5 39 (14.29%) Analytics
6 36 (13.19%) MVC
7 35 (12.82%) SEO
8 31 (11.36%) Scrum
9 29 (10.62%) Content Management
10 26 (9.52%) TDD
11 25 (9.16%) Web Development
11 25 (9.16%) Unit Testing
12 19 (6.96%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (6.96%) Validation
13 18 (6.59%) Usability Testing
14 17 (6.23%) RDF
15 15 (5.49%) Web Accessibility
15 15 (5.49%) SOA
15 15 (5.49%) UML
Programming Languages
1 203 (74.36%) JavaScript
2 41 (15.02%) Java
3 32 (11.72%) C#
4 29 (10.62%) PHP
5 17 (6.23%) SPARQL
5 17 (6.23%) SQL
6 15 (5.49%) Python
7 14 (5.13%) ActionScript
8 13 (4.76%) XQuery
9 8 (2.93%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.20%) VBScript
10 6 (2.20%) VB
10 6 (2.20%) VB6
11 5 (1.83%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.47%) C++
12 4 (1.47%) C
12 4 (1.47%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.10%) Ruby
14 2 (0.73%) XPath
14 2 (0.73%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (10.26%) Degree
2 4 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.37%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.37%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.37%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.99%) WAI
2 22 (8.06%) WCAG
3 13 (4.76%) Section 508
4 7 (2.56%) QA
5 2 (0.73%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.73%) Varnish
Vendors
1 36 (13.19%) Adobe
2 28 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.40%) Oracle
3 12 (4.40%) Yahoo!
4 11 (4.03%) Google
5 9 (3.30%) EPiServer
6 8 (2.93%) Stellent
6 8 (2.93%) Twitter
7 7 (2.56%) hybris
7 7 (2.56%) Interwoven
8 5 (1.83%) Endeca
9 4 (1.47%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.47%) BEA
9 4 (1.47%) ATG
9 4 (1.47%) Zend
10 3 (1.10%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.10%) Business Objects
11 2 (0.73%) Apple
11 2 (0.73%) Omniture
11 2 (0.73%) Facebook
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