The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 566 537 503
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -34
Contract jobs citing WAI 5 22 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.045% 0.062%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.13% 0.59% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 15
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£300 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +13.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £279 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -14.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £10.93 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.93 -

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
3911 3758 3278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.81% 7.69% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2326 2220 1845
Average daily rate £400 £408 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 138 221
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £10.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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
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 21 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 29 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -34 5 £300 -4.76% 2
South West -20 2 £300 +15.38%
Marlow - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
South East - 2 - -
London +8 1 - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Bath - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Chester - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - - 1
East of England - - - -

WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 24 (92.31%) HTML
2 23 (88.46%) CSS
3 21 (80.77%) JavaScript
4 18 (69.23%) jQuery
5 11 (42.31%) HTML5
5 11 (42.31%) W3C
6 10 (38.46%) XHTML
6 10 (38.46%) Web Accessibility
6 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (34.62%) SQL
7 9 (34.62%) CMS
8 8 (30.77%) Content Management
8 8 (30.77%) User Experience
9 6 (23.08%) Visual Studio
9 6 (23.08%) WCAG
9 6 (23.08%) CSS3
10 5 (19.23%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database
10 5 (19.23%) Ruby
10 5 (19.23%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (19.23%) OWASP
10 5 (19.23%) Photoshop
10 5 (19.23%) C#
10 5 (19.23%) .NET
10 5 (19.23%) Oracle
10 5 (19.23%) UNIX
10 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
10 5 (19.23%) Dreamweaver
10 5 (19.23%) Linux
11 4 (15.38%) OOP

WAI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 9 (34.62%) CMS
2 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
3 4 (15.38%) IIS
4 3 (11.54%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (11.54%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (7.69%) Kentico
5 2 (7.69%) Node.js
6 1 (3.85%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (3.85%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Photoshop
2 3 (11.54%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Google Analytics
1 3 (11.54%) WebTrends
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Intranet
2 2 (7.69%) Internet
2 2 (7.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (7.69%) DTS
3 2 (7.69%) MS Access
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 5 (19.23%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (11.54%) Axure RP
4 2 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (3.85%) ProtoShare
5 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.85%) Selenium
5 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.85%) Ant
5 1 (3.85%) Maven
General
1 4 (15.38%) Publishing
1 4 (15.38%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (84.62%) Developer
2 11 (42.31%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Designer
4 3 (11.54%) UI Programmer
4 3 (11.54%) Ruby Developer
4 3 (11.54%) UI Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Web Designer
4 3 (11.54%) Web Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 2 (7.69%) CMS Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 2 (7.69%) HTML Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) CSS Developer
6 1 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (92.31%) HTML
2 23 (88.46%) CSS
3 18 (69.23%) jQuery
4 11 (42.31%) HTML5
5 10 (38.46%) XHTML
6 6 (23.08%) CSS3
7 5 (19.23%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (19.23%) .NET
8 4 (15.38%) Web Services
8 4 (15.38%) XML
8 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET
9 3 (11.54%) Ajax
9 3 (11.54%) Flash
10 2 (7.69%) SOAP
10 2 (7.69%) XSLT
10 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET 2.0
10 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
10 2 (7.69%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 2 (7.69%) Sass
10 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) W3C
2 8 (30.77%) User Experience
3 3 (11.54%) Digital Media
4 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.85%) Social Media
5 1 (3.85%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) UNIX
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.85%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Web Accessibility
1 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) Content Management
3 5 (19.23%) Responsive Web Design
3 5 (19.23%) OWASP
4 4 (15.38%) OOP
4 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
4 4 (15.38%) TDD
4 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 3 (11.54%) Marketing Analytics
5 3 (11.54%) Analytics
5 3 (11.54%) User Stories
5 3 (11.54%) Web Development
5 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (11.54%) Scrum
5 3 (11.54%) Project Management
5 3 (11.54%) MVC
6 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (7.69%) Web Design
6 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 21 (80.77%) JavaScript
2 9 (34.62%) SQL
3 5 (19.23%) Ruby
3 5 (19.23%) C#
4 2 (7.69%) VBScript
4 2 (7.69%) VB
5 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) WCAG
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle
2 4 (15.38%) RedDot
3 3 (11.54%) Google
3 3 (11.54%) Open Text
3 3 (11.54%) Adobe
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.85%) Sitecore
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