The first table below looks at the demand for WAI skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAI over the 3 months to 17 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 of the Quality Assurance & Compliance 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 552 535 576
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +41
Contract jobs citing WAI 36 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.044% 0.015%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.81% 0.58% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 4
Average daily rate £375 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £197 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £419 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £200
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +75.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.70%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4418 3618 4537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.84% 7.57% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2673 2123 2474
Average daily rate £400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 152 240
Average hourly rate £18.61 £19.00 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.05% +12.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £35.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -5.63%

WAI
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAI within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 April 2014.

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 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAI within the UK over the 3 months to 17 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 -19 32 £375 +25.00% 8
London -20 25 £385 +33.91% 3
City of London -6 10 £375 +22.44%
South West - 3 £190 - 1
East of England - 2 £348 - 2
Hertfordshire - 2 £348 -
South East -17 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Basingstoke - 1 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £320 -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 2
Manchester - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WAI 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 WAI.

1 37 (69.81%) HTML
2 36 (67.92%) CSS
3 30 (56.60%) W3C
4 27 (50.94%) jQuery
5 24 (45.28%) JavaScript
6 21 (39.62%) HTML5
7 18 (33.96%) WCAG
8 17 (32.08%) Unit Testing
8 17 (32.08%) CSS3
8 17 (32.08%) Web Accessibility
9 13 (24.53%) Web Design
10 12 (22.64%) Banking
10 12 (22.64%) Ajax
10 12 (22.64%) Intranet
11 11 (20.75%) Finance
11 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (18.87%) Retail
12 10 (18.87%) Marketing
13 9 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (16.98%) Social Media
14 8 (15.09%) Internet
14 8 (15.09%) Extranet
14 8 (15.09%) Project Management
14 8 (15.09%) .NET
14 8 (15.09%) XHTML
15 7 (13.21%) Responsive Web Design
16 6 (11.32%) Web Services
16 6 (11.32%) C#
16 6 (11.32%) Selenium
16 6 (11.32%) Scrum

WAI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WAI 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 WAI. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.43%) Apache
1 5 (9.43%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.55%) CMS
3 3 (5.66%) Drupal
3 3 (5.66%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.77%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.89%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.89%) Confluence
5 1 (1.89%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.77%) MS Office
2 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.89%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (1.89%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.64%) Intranet
2 8 (15.09%) Internet
2 8 (15.09%) Extranet
3 1 (1.89%) HTTP
3 1 (1.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) MySQL
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Selenium
2 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.77%) Maven
3 2 (3.77%) JIRA
3 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.89%) Redmine
4 1 (1.89%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.89%) Ant
4 1 (1.89%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.89%) Grunt
4 1 (1.89%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.89%) JSUnit
General
1 12 (22.64%) Banking
2 11 (20.75%) Finance
3 10 (18.87%) Retail
3 10 (18.87%) Marketing
4 5 (9.43%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Local Government
5 1 (1.89%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.89%) Advertising
5 1 (1.89%) Publishing
5 1 (1.89%) Back Office
5 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (56.60%) Developer
2 12 (22.64%) HTML Developer
3 8 (15.09%) Web Developer
4 6 (11.32%) Designer
5 5 (9.43%) Digital Project Manager
5 5 (9.43%) Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Test Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Project Manager
5 5 (9.43%) Web Designer
6 4 (7.55%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (7.55%) UI Programmer
6 4 (7.55%) UI Developer
7 3 (5.66%) PHP Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Technical Test Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Web Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.77%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Web Test Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (69.81%) HTML
2 36 (67.92%) CSS
3 27 (50.94%) jQuery
4 21 (39.62%) HTML5
5 17 (32.08%) CSS3
6 12 (22.64%) Ajax
7 8 (15.09%) .NET
7 8 (15.09%) XHTML
8 6 (11.32%) Web Services
9 5 (9.43%) WAP
9 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET
10 4 (7.55%) Flash
10 4 (7.55%) JSF
11 3 (5.66%) Velocity
11 3 (5.66%) DHTML
11 3 (5.66%) SOAP
11 3 (5.66%) WSDL
11 3 (5.66%) RSS
11 3 (5.66%) XML
12 2 (3.77%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 30 (56.60%) W3C
2 9 (16.98%) Social Media
3 5 (9.43%) Online Banking
3 5 (9.43%) iDTV
3 5 (9.43%) New Media
3 5 (9.43%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (7.55%) NHS
5 3 (5.66%) Wiki
6 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.89%) Psychology
7 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Linux
2 1 (1.89%) Debian
2 1 (1.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.08%) Unit Testing
1 17 (32.08%) Web Accessibility
2 13 (24.53%) Web Design
3 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (15.09%) Project Management
6 7 (13.21%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (11.32%) Scrum
8 5 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (9.43%) PRINCE2
8 5 (9.43%) Time Management
8 5 (9.43%) Content Management
8 5 (9.43%) Test Scripting
9 4 (7.55%) Straight-Through Processing
9 4 (7.55%) Automated Testing
9 4 (7.55%) Software Testing
9 4 (7.55%) Web Development
9 4 (7.55%) Kanban
9 4 (7.55%) Manual Testing
9 4 (7.55%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (45.28%) JavaScript
2 6 (11.32%) C#
3 5 (9.43%) PHP
4 3 (5.66%) ActionScript
5 2 (3.77%) Java
6 1 (1.89%) SQL
6 1 (1.89%) PHP5
6 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) ISEB
2 3 (5.66%) ISEB Practitioner
2 3 (5.66%) Degree
3 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (33.96%) WCAG
2 1 (1.89%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.66%) Adobe
3 1 (1.89%) RedDot
3 1 (1.89%) Zend
3 1 (1.89%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.89%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.89%) hybris
3 1 (1.89%) Twitter
3 1 (1.89%) JBoss
West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago