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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
UK
Rank 583 602 581
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -21
Contract jobs citing WAI 8 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.031% 0.022%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.18% 0.31% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 6
Median daily rate £480 £375 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +9.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £251 £319
% change year-on-year
- -21.41%
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
4359 5186 4745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.75% 10.19% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2827 3186 2939
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 £266 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £582
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 205 176
Median hourly rate £25.00 £40.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.88% +78.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £14.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £60.98 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-45.23% +68.00%

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
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 8 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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +35 8 £480 +28.00% 3
London +15 5 £480 +9.71%
South East - 3 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Worthing - 2 - -
City of London -8 1 - -
Chatham - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -

WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 33 (86.84%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (78.95%) HTML
2 30 (78.95%) CSS
3 28 (73.68%) JavaScript
4 27 (71.05%) Front End Development
5 24 (63.16%) AngularJS
6 21 (55.26%) gulp
7 20 (52.63%) Grunt
8 18 (47.37%) BDD
9 16 (42.11%) Git (software)
10 15 (39.47%) CSS3
10 15 (39.47%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (36.84%) Jenkins
11 14 (36.84%) Cucumber
12 13 (34.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 13 (34.21%) Scrum
13 12 (31.58%) WCAG
14 11 (28.95%) LESS
14 11 (28.95%) MVC
15 10 (26.32%) E-Commerce
15 10 (26.32%) jQuery
16 9 (23.68%) JIRA
16 9 (23.68%) Confluence
17 8 (21.05%) Protractor
17 8 (21.05%) Elasticsearch
17 8 (21.05%) Docker
17 8 (21.05%) WebDriver
17 8 (21.05%) Waterfall
17 8 (21.05%) Photoshop
18 7 (18.42%) Manual Testing

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 9 (23.68%) Confluence
2 8 (21.05%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.63%) CMS
3 1 (2.63%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Photoshop
2 7 (18.42%) Pixelmator
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) PuTTY
1 1 (2.63%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.26%) GIS
Development Applications
1 21 (55.26%) gulp
2 20 (52.63%) Grunt
3 16 (42.11%) Git (software)
4 14 (36.84%) Cucumber
4 14 (36.84%) Jenkins
5 9 (23.68%) JIRA
6 8 (21.05%) Protractor
6 8 (21.05%) WebDriver
7 7 (18.42%) Burp Suite
7 7 (18.42%) JMeter
7 7 (18.42%) Selenium
8 3 (7.89%) Jasmine
9 2 (5.26%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (2.63%) Babel
10 1 (2.63%) Mocha
10 1 (2.63%) Subversion
10 1 (2.63%) webpack
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (76.32%) Developer
2 18 (47.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 12 (31.58%) Angular Developer
4 10 (26.32%) Senior Developer
5 9 (23.68%) HTML CSS Developer
5 9 (23.68%) HTML Developer
6 8 (21.05%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 7 (18.42%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (15.79%) UI Developer
9 3 (7.89%) Agile Developer
9 3 (7.89%) Lead Developer
9 3 (7.89%) Tester
10 2 (5.26%) Analyst
10 2 (5.26%) Consultant
10 2 (5.26%) Performance Tester
10 2 (5.26%) QA Analyst
10 2 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
10 2 (5.26%) Senior UI Developer
10 2 (5.26%) Test Analyst
10 2 (5.26%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (78.95%) CSS
1 30 (78.95%) HTML
2 24 (63.16%) AngularJS
3 15 (39.47%) CSS3
4 13 (34.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 11 (28.95%) LESS
6 10 (26.32%) jQuery
7 7 (18.42%) Behat
7 7 (18.42%) Gherkin
7 7 (18.42%) HTML5
7 7 (18.42%) Sass
7 7 (18.42%) Spring
8 6 (15.79%) Twig
8 6 (15.79%) Zend Framework
9 2 (5.26%) Node.js
10 1 (2.63%) Express
10 1 (2.63%) Handlebars
10 1 (2.63%) REST
10 1 (2.63%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) W3C
2 5 (13.16%) User Experience
3 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (86.84%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (71.05%) Front End Development
3 18 (47.37%) BDD
4 15 (39.47%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (34.21%) Scrum
6 11 (28.95%) MVC
7 10 (26.32%) E-Commerce
8 8 (21.05%) Waterfall
9 7 (18.42%) Compatibility Testing
9 7 (18.42%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 7 (18.42%) Manual Testing
9 7 (18.42%) OWASP
9 7 (18.42%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (18.42%) Performance Testing
9 7 (18.42%) User Stories
10 6 (15.79%) Service Design
10 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (13.16%) Web Development
12 4 (10.53%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
12 4 (10.53%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (73.68%) JavaScript
2 7 (18.42%) Java
2 7 (18.42%) PHP
3 2 (5.26%) ES6
4 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (31.58%) WCAG
2 6 (15.79%) QA
3 2 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Zend