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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 619 615 589
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -26
Contract jobs citing WAI 29 12 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.022% 0.049%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.59% 0.24% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 16
Median daily rate £425 £316 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.38% -11.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £215 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £416 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £304 £295 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.96% -18.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +169.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.00

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
4921 5082 4920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.15% 9.36% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3127 3214 3011
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 165 233
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.55 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% +1.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.64 £12.00 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.10 £55.00 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.39% +9.52%

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 26 May 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 10 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 26 May 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 +7 28 £425 +34.38% 3
London +6 25 £428 +26.66% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £304 -
North East - 3 £304 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £304 -
Wales - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £400 -
South Wales - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £400 - 2
Cardiff - 1 - -

WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 38 (79.17%) JavaScript
2 36 (75.00%) HTML
2 36 (75.00%) CSS
3 35 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (52.08%) Front End Development
5 20 (41.67%) WCAG
6 18 (37.50%) Grunt
6 18 (37.50%) gulp
7 15 (31.25%) Waterfall
8 13 (27.08%) BDD
9 12 (25.00%) Cucumber
9 12 (25.00%) CSS3
9 12 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 12 (25.00%) Jenkins
10 11 (22.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 11 (22.92%) AngularJS
10 11 (22.92%) WebDriver
11 10 (20.83%) Jasmine
12 9 (18.75%) Sass
12 9 (18.75%) Confluence
12 9 (18.75%) Mocha
12 9 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (18.75%) MVC
12 9 (18.75%) PHP
13 8 (16.67%) Mac OS X
13 8 (16.67%) W3C
13 8 (16.67%) JIRA
13 8 (16.67%) Progressive Enhancement
13 8 (16.67%) Twig
13 8 (16.67%) Behat

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 (18.75%) Confluence
2 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.17%) Apache
3 2 (4.17%) CMS
3 2 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Intranet
2 1 (2.08%) SNMP
2 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.08%) MySQL
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (37.50%) Grunt
1 18 (37.50%) gulp
2 12 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 12 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 12 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 11 (22.92%) WebDriver
4 10 (20.83%) Jasmine
5 9 (18.75%) Mocha
6 8 (16.67%) JIRA
7 7 (14.58%) Vagrant
8 5 (10.42%) Selenium
9 2 (4.17%) Ant
9 2 (4.17%) JMeter
9 2 (4.17%) Maven
9 2 (4.17%) Subversion
10 1 (2.08%) Axure RP
10 1 (2.08%) Capybara
10 1 (2.08%) HP UFT
10 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner
10 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (2.08%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (64.58%) Developer
2 26 (54.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 9 (18.75%) Angular Developer
4 6 (12.50%) HTML CSS Developer
4 6 (12.50%) HTML Developer
4 6 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Consultant
5 5 (10.42%) Tester
6 3 (6.25%) Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 3 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.17%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Lead Developer
7 2 (4.17%) PHP Developer
7 2 (4.17%) QA Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (75.00%) CSS
1 36 (75.00%) HTML
2 12 (25.00%) CSS3
3 11 (22.92%) AngularJS
3 11 (22.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 9 (18.75%) Sass
5 8 (16.67%) Behat
5 8 (16.67%) Twig
6 7 (14.58%) jQuery
7 5 (10.42%) .NET
7 5 (10.42%) HTML5
8 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET
8 4 (8.33%) Zend Framework
9 3 (6.25%) Backbone.js
10 2 (4.17%) LESS
10 2 (4.17%) React
11 1 (2.08%) Ember.js
11 1 (2.08%) Handlebars
11 1 (2.08%) XHTML
11 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) W3C
2 6 (12.50%) CESG
3 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.08%) New Media
4 1 (2.08%) PKI
4 1 (2.08%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (52.08%) Front End Development
3 15 (31.25%) Waterfall
4 13 (27.08%) BDD
5 9 (18.75%) MVC
5 9 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (16.67%) Progressive Enhancement
7 7 (14.58%) Integration Testing
7 7 (14.58%) OWASP
7 7 (14.58%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (14.58%) Web Accessibility
8 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Project Management
8 6 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
8 6 (12.50%) Resilience Testing
9 5 (10.42%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (10.42%) Test Automation
9 5 (10.42%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 38 (79.17%) JavaScript
2 9 (18.75%) PHP
3 5 (10.42%) C#
4 4 (8.33%) Java
4 4 (8.33%) Ruby
4 4 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.25%) C
5 3 (6.25%) Perl
5 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.25%) Python
6 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.08%) ECMAScript
7 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (41.67%) WCAG
2 6 (12.50%) GPG13
2 6 (12.50%) QA
3 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) Zend
2 3 (6.25%) Apple
3 2 (4.17%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.08%) Adobe
4 1 (2.08%) HP