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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 612 654 625
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -29
Contract jobs citing WAI 41 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.007% 0.018%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.81% 0.072% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 2 7
Median daily rate £425 £319 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £194 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £444 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £163 £313
% change year-on-year
+161.53% -48.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
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
5043 5530 5407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.32% 9.47% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3250 3475 3320
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £403 £385
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 219 215
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.12 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.11% +23.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £60.61 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.06 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+12.33% +28.51%

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 August 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 12 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 August 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 +38 39 £425 +33.33% 2
London +6 18 £431 -9.21%
Nottingham - 14 £420 -
Nottinghamshire - 14 £420 -
East Midlands - 14 £420 -
West Midlands - 7 £425 -
Coventry - 4 £425 -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Leamington Spa - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £450 -
Scotland - 2 £450 -
Birmingham - 1 - -

WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 65 (92.86%) HTML
1 65 (92.86%) JavaScript
1 65 (92.86%) CSS
2 59 (84.29%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (77.14%) Front End Development
4 48 (68.57%) gulp
4 48 (68.57%) Grunt
5 43 (61.43%) AngularJS
6 30 (42.86%) CSS3
7 29 (41.43%) BDD
8 26 (37.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 24 (34.29%) MVC
9 24 (34.29%) PHP
10 23 (32.86%) Waterfall
10 23 (32.86%) Git (software)
10 23 (32.86%) WebDriver
11 22 (31.43%) Confluence
11 22 (31.43%) Cucumber
12 21 (30.00%) Behat
12 21 (30.00%) JIRA
12 21 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 21 (30.00%) Jenkins
12 21 (30.00%) Docker
13 20 (28.57%) Twig
13 20 (28.57%) LESS
14 19 (27.14%) Photoshop
15 18 (25.71%) WCAG
16 17 (24.29%) Zend
16 17 (24.29%) Zend Framework
17 16 (22.86%) Continuous Integration

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 22 (31.43%) Confluence
2 14 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (4.29%) CMS
3 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.29%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (4.29%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 19 (27.14%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) Internet
1 3 (4.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) EDRMS
1 2 (2.86%) GIS
1 2 (2.86%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.43%) MySQL
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 48 (68.57%) Grunt
1 48 (68.57%) gulp
2 23 (32.86%) Git (software)
2 23 (32.86%) WebDriver
3 22 (31.43%) Cucumber
4 21 (30.00%) Jenkins
4 21 (30.00%) JIRA
5 15 (21.43%) Protractor
6 12 (17.14%) Jasmine
7 10 (14.29%) Mocha
8 7 (10.00%) Vagrant
9 2 (2.86%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (2.86%) webpack
10 1 (1.43%) Axure RP
10 1 (1.43%) Babel
10 1 (1.43%) Burp Suite
10 1 (1.43%) JMeter
10 1 (1.43%) Selenium
10 1 (1.43%) Sinon.JS
10 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (8.57%) Retail
2 1 (1.43%) Banking
2 1 (1.43%) Finance
2 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (87.14%) Developer
2 48 (68.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 26 (37.14%) Angular Developer
4 16 (22.86%) Senior Developer
5 15 (21.43%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 9 (12.86%) JavaScript Developer
7 8 (11.43%) HTML CSS Developer
7 8 (11.43%) HTML Developer
8 4 (5.71%) PHP Developer
8 4 (5.71%) UI Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Agile Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Consultant
9 3 (4.29%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Technical Consultant
10 2 (2.86%) PHP Zend Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Senior PHP Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Senior PHP Zend Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Tester
11 1 (1.43%) Digital Developer
11 1 (1.43%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (92.86%) CSS
1 65 (92.86%) HTML
2 43 (61.43%) AngularJS
3 30 (42.86%) CSS3
4 26 (37.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 21 (30.00%) Behat
6 20 (28.57%) LESS
6 20 (28.57%) Twig
7 17 (24.29%) Zend Framework
8 15 (21.43%) Sass
9 13 (18.57%) Gherkin
10 12 (17.14%) jQuery
11 9 (12.86%) HTML5
12 3 (4.29%) .NET
12 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET
13 2 (2.86%) Handlebars
14 1 (1.43%) MEAN Stack
14 1 (1.43%) Node.js
14 1 (1.43%) RequireJS
14 1 (1.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.14%) User Experience
2 4 (5.71%) W3C
3 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.29%) RIA
4 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.43%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.57%) Mac OS X
2 2 (2.86%) Linux
3 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (84.29%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (77.14%) Front End Development
3 29 (41.43%) BDD
4 24 (34.29%) MVC
5 23 (32.86%) Waterfall
6 21 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (17.14%) E-Commerce
9 11 (15.71%) Service Design
10 8 (11.43%) Case Management
10 8 (11.43%) Open Source
10 8 (11.43%) Progressive Enhancement
11 7 (10.00%) Scrum
11 7 (10.00%) Web Development
12 6 (8.57%) Responsive Web Design
12 6 (8.57%) TDD
13 5 (7.14%) Project Management
13 5 (7.14%) Web Accessibility
14 4 (5.71%) Web Design
15 3 (4.29%) Enterprise Content Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (92.86%) JavaScript
2 24 (34.29%) PHP
3 3 (4.29%) C#
3 3 (4.29%) Java
3 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.29%) Python
3 3 (4.29%) Ruby
4 2 (2.86%) C
4 2 (2.86%) Perl
4 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.43%) ES6
5 1 (1.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.86%) DBS Check
2 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (25.71%) WCAG
2 3 (4.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.86%) QA
4 1 (1.43%) GPG13
System Software
1 21 (30.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 17 (24.29%) Zend
2 3 (4.29%) Apple