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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 607 601 558
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -43
Contract jobs citing WAI 21 8 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.016% 0.049%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.41% 0.16% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 16
Average daily rate £375 £300 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £340 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £300 £283
% change year-on-year
-12.41% +6.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
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
5092 4875 4355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.90% 9.45% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3140 2990 2535
Average daily rate £425 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 176 163
Average hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.00 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.98 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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
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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAI within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 18 £375 +25.00% 8
London +15 9 £425 +21.42% 3
North East - 5 £400 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 5 £400 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £400 - 1
South West +4 2 £249 -17.00% 1
East of England - 2 £275 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £249 -
Norfolk - 2 £275 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -

WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 25 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (82.76%) JavaScript
3 21 (72.41%) HTML
3 21 (72.41%) CSS
4 16 (55.17%) Front End Development
5 10 (34.48%) gulp
5 10 (34.48%) Grunt
5 10 (34.48%) WCAG
5 10 (34.48%) Waterfall
6 9 (31.03%) Jenkins
7 8 (27.59%) Git (software)
8 7 (24.14%) Cucumber
8 7 (24.14%) CSS3
8 7 (24.14%) W3C
8 7 (24.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (20.69%) GPG13
9 6 (20.69%) Protective Monitoring
9 6 (20.69%) AngularJS
9 6 (20.69%) Resilience Testing
9 6 (20.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 6 (20.69%) Web Operations
9 6 (20.69%) Mac OS X
9 6 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (20.69%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (20.69%) CESG
9 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
9 6 (20.69%) Confluence
9 6 (20.69%) JIRA
9 6 (20.69%) QA
9 6 (20.69%) jQuery

WAI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 6 (20.69%) Confluence
2 3 (10.34%) CMS
3 2 (6.90%) Apache
3 2 (6.90%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (3.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) SNMP
2 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) Grunt
1 10 (34.48%) gulp
2 9 (31.03%) Jenkins
3 8 (27.59%) Git (software)
4 7 (24.14%) Cucumber
5 6 (20.69%) JIRA
6 5 (17.24%) Jasmine
6 5 (17.24%) Selenium
6 5 (17.24%) WebDriver
7 4 (13.79%) Mocha
7 4 (13.79%) Vagrant
8 2 (6.90%) Ant
8 2 (6.90%) HP UFT
8 2 (6.90%) JMeter
8 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
8 2 (6.90%) Maven
8 2 (6.90%) Subversion
9 1 (3.45%) Axure RP
9 1 (3.45%) Capybara
9 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.45%) Marketing
1 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (72.41%) Developer
2 17 (58.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 5 (17.24%) HTML CSS Developer
3 5 (17.24%) HTML Developer
3 5 (17.24%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Angular Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Digital Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (10.34%) Tester
5 3 (10.34%) Web Developer
6 2 (6.90%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Functional Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Lead Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Security Penetration Tester
7 1 (3.45%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (72.41%) CSS
1 21 (72.41%) HTML
2 7 (24.14%) CSS3
2 7 (24.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 6 (20.69%) AngularJS
3 6 (20.69%) jQuery
4 5 (17.24%) .NET
5 4 (13.79%) Behat
5 4 (13.79%) HTML5
5 4 (13.79%) Sass
5 4 (13.79%) Twig
6 3 (10.34%) LESS
7 2 (6.90%) Backbone.js
7 2 (6.90%) React
7 2 (6.90%) Zend Framework
8 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
8 1 (3.45%) Handlebars
8 1 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) W3C
2 6 (20.69%) CESG
3 2 (6.90%) PKI
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) New Media
4 1 (3.45%) Psychology
4 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Mac OS X
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (55.17%) Front End Development
3 10 (34.48%) Waterfall
4 6 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (20.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 6 (20.69%) OWASP
4 6 (20.69%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (20.69%) Protective Monitoring
4 6 (20.69%) Resilience Testing
4 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
4 6 (20.69%) Web Operations
5 5 (17.24%) BDD
5 5 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
5 5 (17.24%) Integration Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Progressive Enhancement
6 4 (13.79%) Project Management
6 4 (13.79%) Scrum
6 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (82.76%) JavaScript
2 4 (13.79%) PHP
3 3 (10.34%) C#
3 3 (10.34%) Ruby
3 3 (10.34%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.90%) C
4 2 (6.90%) Java
4 2 (6.90%) Perl
4 2 (6.90%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) ECMAScript
5 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) BC Cleared
1 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (34.48%) WCAG
2 6 (20.69%) GPG13
2 6 (20.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Zend
2 2 (6.90%) HP
2 2 (6.90%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.45%) Adobe
3 1 (3.45%) Apple
3 1 (3.45%) Twitter
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