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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 605 649 625
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -24
Contract jobs citing WAI 43 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.019% 0.017%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.84% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 8 8
Median daily rate £438 £414 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% +22.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £477 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £163 £239
% change year-on-year
+161.53% -31.93%
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
5144 5620 5357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.63% 9.67% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3314 3436 3341
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 237 238
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.06 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.23% +25.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.56 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £47.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +47.50%

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 28 September 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 15 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 28 September 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 +50 41 £438 +5.74% 3
London -1 16 £450 +2.27%
East Midlands - 14 £420 -
Nottinghamshire - 14 £420 -
Nottingham - 14 £420 -
West Midlands - 6 £425 -
North East - 5 £400 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £400 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £400 -
Coventry - 4 £425 -
Edinburgh - 2 £450 -
Scotland - 2 £450 -
Leamington Spa - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -

WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 69 (90.79%) HTML
1 69 (90.79%) CSS
2 67 (88.16%) JavaScript
3 63 (82.89%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (76.32%) Front End Development
5 52 (68.42%) gulp
6 51 (67.11%) Grunt
7 46 (60.53%) AngularJS
8 31 (40.79%) BDD
9 30 (39.47%) CSS3
10 29 (38.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 26 (34.21%) Cucumber
11 26 (34.21%) Git (software)
11 26 (34.21%) MVC
12 24 (31.58%) PHP
12 24 (31.58%) Waterfall
12 24 (31.58%) Jenkins
13 23 (30.26%) WebDriver
14 22 (28.95%) Confluence
14 22 (28.95%) JIRA
15 21 (27.63%) User Acceptance Testing
15 21 (27.63%) Behat
15 21 (27.63%) Docker
16 20 (26.32%) Twig
16 20 (26.32%) LESS
16 20 (26.32%) WCAG
17 19 (25.00%) Photoshop
18 17 (22.37%) Continuous Integration
18 17 (22.37%) Zend
18 17 (22.37%) Zend Framework

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 (28.95%) Confluence
2 14 (18.42%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.95%) CMS
3 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.95%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (3.95%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 19 (25.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) Internet
1 3 (3.95%) Intranet
2 1 (1.32%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.32%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.58%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.63%) EDRMS
2 2 (2.63%) GIS
3 1 (1.32%) MySQL
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 52 (68.42%) gulp
2 51 (67.11%) Grunt
3 26 (34.21%) Cucumber
3 26 (34.21%) Git (software)
4 24 (31.58%) Jenkins
5 23 (30.26%) WebDriver
6 22 (28.95%) JIRA
7 15 (19.74%) Protractor
8 13 (17.11%) Jasmine
9 11 (14.47%) Mocha
10 7 (9.21%) Vagrant
11 4 (5.26%) Burp Suite
11 4 (5.26%) JMeter
11 4 (5.26%) Selenium
12 3 (3.95%) webpack
13 2 (2.63%) Babel
13 2 (2.63%) Karma Test Runner
14 1 (1.32%) Sinon.JS
14 1 (1.32%) Subversion
14 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (7.89%) Retail
2 2 (2.63%) Finance
3 1 (1.32%) Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (85.53%) Developer
2 49 (64.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 28 (36.84%) Angular Developer
4 18 (23.68%) Senior Developer
5 16 (21.05%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 11 (14.47%) JavaScript Developer
7 10 (13.16%) HTML CSS Developer
7 10 (13.16%) HTML Developer
8 6 (7.89%) UI Developer
9 4 (5.26%) PHP Developer
10 3 (3.95%) Agile Developer
10 3 (3.95%) Consultant
10 3 (3.95%) SharePoint Developer
10 3 (3.95%) Technical Consultant
10 3 (3.95%) Tester
11 2 (2.63%) Lead Developer
11 2 (2.63%) Performance Tester
11 2 (2.63%) PHP Zend Developer
11 2 (2.63%) Senior PHP Developer
11 2 (2.63%) Senior PHP Zend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (90.79%) CSS
1 69 (90.79%) HTML
2 46 (60.53%) AngularJS
3 30 (39.47%) CSS3
4 29 (38.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 21 (27.63%) Behat
6 20 (26.32%) LESS
6 20 (26.32%) Twig
7 17 (22.37%) Zend Framework
8 16 (21.05%) Sass
9 13 (17.11%) Gherkin
9 13 (17.11%) jQuery
10 9 (11.84%) HTML5
11 4 (5.26%) Spring
12 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET
12 3 (3.95%) Handlebars
13 2 (2.63%) Node.js
13 2 (2.63%) Semantic HTML
14 1 (1.32%) Ember.js
14 1 (1.32%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) W3C
2 5 (6.58%) User Experience
3 3 (3.95%) RIA
4 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.89%) Mac OS X
2 3 (3.95%) Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (82.89%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (76.32%) Front End Development
3 31 (40.79%) BDD
4 26 (34.21%) MVC
5 24 (31.58%) Waterfall
6 21 (27.63%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (22.37%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (21.05%) E-Commerce
9 11 (14.47%) Scrum
9 11 (14.47%) Service Design
10 9 (11.84%) Progressive Enhancement
11 8 (10.53%) Case Management
11 8 (10.53%) Open Source
11 8 (10.53%) Web Development
12 6 (7.89%) Responsive Web Design
13 5 (6.58%) Project Management
13 5 (6.58%) TDD
13 5 (6.58%) Web Accessibility
14 4 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
14 4 (5.26%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 67 (88.16%) JavaScript
2 24 (31.58%) PHP
3 4 (5.26%) Java
4 3 (3.95%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.63%) ES6
6 1 (1.32%) C#
6 1 (1.32%) Python
6 1 (1.32%) Ruby
6 1 (1.32%) Scala
6 1 (1.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.63%) DBS Check
2 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (26.32%) WCAG
2 6 (7.89%) QA
3 2 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (27.63%) Docker
Vendors
1 17 (22.37%) Zend
2 3 (3.95%) Apple