The table below looks at the statistics for WAI skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAI over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 605 648 617
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -31
Contract jobs citing WAI 15 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.016% 0.035%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.31% 0.16% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 15
Median daily rate £471 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.61% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £290 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £455 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £251 £368
% change year-on-year
+19.76% -31.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4838 5582 5313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.78% 10.08% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3149 3432 3420
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 211 226
Median hourly rate £20.99 £25.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.06% +12.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

WAI
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WAI as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

WAI Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WAI
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAI within the UK.

WAI Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WAI
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAI within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

WAI Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WAI
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAI within the UK.

WAI Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WAI
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAI within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +15 14 £480 +23.87% 1
London -10 7 £480 +18.15%
North East - 4 - -
Tyne and Wear - 4 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 - -
South East - 3 - -
Worthing - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
City of London -2 1 - -
Chatham - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £300 -
South Wales - 1 £300 -
Wales - 1 £300 -

WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WAI.

1 53 (88.33%) HTML
1 53 (88.33%) CSS
1 53 (88.33%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (81.67%) JavaScript
3 48 (80.00%) Front End Development
4 42 (70.00%) AngularJS
5 40 (66.67%) gulp
6 39 (65.00%) Grunt
7 26 (43.33%) BDD
8 25 (41.67%) CSS3
8 25 (41.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 22 (36.67%) Git (software)
10 21 (35.00%) LESS
10 21 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (31.67%) Jenkins
11 19 (31.67%) Cucumber
12 17 (28.33%) MVC
13 16 (26.67%) Waterfall
14 15 (25.00%) Confluence
14 15 (25.00%) Scrum
14 15 (25.00%) PHP
14 15 (25.00%) E-Commerce
14 15 (25.00%) JIRA
14 15 (25.00%) Protractor
15 14 (23.33%) jQuery
15 14 (23.33%) Photoshop
15 14 (23.33%) WCAG
15 14 (23.33%) WebDriver
15 14 (23.33%) Docker
15 14 (23.33%) Elasticsearch

WAI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (25.00%) Confluence
2 14 (23.33%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (6.67%) CMS
4 1 (1.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (23.33%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (1.67%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.67%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.33%) GIS
3 1 (1.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 40 (66.67%) gulp
2 39 (65.00%) Grunt
3 22 (36.67%) Git (software)
4 19 (31.67%) Cucumber
4 19 (31.67%) Jenkins
5 15 (25.00%) JIRA
5 15 (25.00%) Protractor
6 14 (23.33%) WebDriver
7 6 (10.00%) Burp Suite
7 6 (10.00%) JMeter
7 6 (10.00%) Selenium
8 5 (8.33%) Jasmine
9 3 (5.00%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (5.00%) webpack
10 2 (3.33%) Babel
10 2 (3.33%) Mocha
11 1 (1.67%) Axure RP
11 1 (1.67%) Sinon.JS
11 1 (1.67%) Subversion
General
1 5 (8.33%) Retail
2 3 (5.00%) Banking
2 3 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (86.67%) Developer
2 37 (61.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 25 (41.67%) Angular Developer
4 15 (25.00%) Senior Developer
5 13 (21.67%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 11 (18.33%) HTML CSS Developer
6 11 (18.33%) HTML Developer
7 10 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (10.00%) UI Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Agile Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Lead Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Tester
10 2 (3.33%) Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) Performance Tester
10 2 (3.33%) PHP Developer
10 2 (3.33%) PHP Zend Developer
10 2 (3.33%) QA Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) Senior PHP Zend Developer
10 2 (3.33%) Senior UI Developer
10 2 (3.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (88.33%) CSS
1 53 (88.33%) HTML
2 42 (70.00%) AngularJS
3 25 (41.67%) CSS3
3 25 (41.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 21 (35.00%) LESS
5 14 (23.33%) jQuery
6 13 (21.67%) Behat
6 13 (21.67%) Gherkin
6 13 (21.67%) Zend Framework
7 12 (20.00%) Twig
8 11 (18.33%) HTML5
9 9 (15.00%) Sass
10 6 (10.00%) Spring
11 3 (5.00%) Handlebars
11 3 (5.00%) Node.js
12 2 (3.33%) Semantic HTML
13 1 (1.67%) Express
13 1 (1.67%) MEAN Stack
13 1 (1.67%) RequireJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) W3C
2 6 (10.00%) User Experience
3 3 (5.00%) RIA
4 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (88.33%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (80.00%) Front End Development
3 26 (43.33%) BDD
4 21 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (28.33%) MVC
6 16 (26.67%) Waterfall
7 15 (25.00%) E-Commerce
7 15 (25.00%) Scrum
8 12 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (18.33%) Service Design
10 8 (13.33%) Case Management
10 8 (13.33%) Open Source
10 8 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
10 8 (13.33%) Web Development
11 7 (11.67%) TDD
12 6 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
12 6 (10.00%) Manual Testing
12 6 (10.00%) OWASP
12 6 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
12 6 (10.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (81.67%) JavaScript
2 15 (25.00%) PHP
3 6 (10.00%) Java
4 2 (3.33%) ES6
5 1 (1.67%) Python
5 1 (1.67%) Ruby
5 1 (1.67%) Scala
5 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) DBS Check
2 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (23.33%) WCAG
2 7 (11.67%) QA
3 2 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (23.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 13 (21.67%) Zend