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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 624 642 620
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -22
Contract jobs citing WAI 37 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.012% 0.024%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.73% 0.13% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 3 6
Median daily rate £425 £295 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.06% -18.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £189 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £439 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £229 £363
% change year-on-year
+91.25% -36.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
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
5040 5428 5151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.36% 9.51% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3192 3532 3135
Median daily rate £425 £425 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £597 £600 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 198 210
Median hourly rate £27.81 £22.25 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.98% +8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.25 £44.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +26 35 £425 +44.06% 10
London +12 18 £413 -13.15% 3
Nottingham - 12 £425 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 12 £425 - 2
East Midlands - 12 £425 - 2
West Midlands - 5 £444 -
Coventry - 3 £444 -
Edinburgh - 2 £450 -
Scotland - 2 £450 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Leamington Spa - 1 - -

WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 60 (90.91%) HTML
1 60 (90.91%) CSS
2 58 (87.88%) JavaScript
3 54 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (72.73%) Front End Development
5 42 (63.64%) gulp
5 42 (63.64%) Grunt
6 36 (54.55%) AngularJS
7 26 (39.39%) CSS3
7 26 (39.39%) BDD
8 22 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 22 (33.33%) MVC
8 22 (33.33%) PHP
9 21 (31.82%) Waterfall
9 21 (31.82%) Cucumber
9 21 (31.82%) WebDriver
9 21 (31.82%) WCAG
9 21 (31.82%) Git (software)
10 20 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
10 20 (30.30%) Confluence
11 19 (28.79%) Behat
11 19 (28.79%) JIRA
11 19 (28.79%) Docker
11 19 (28.79%) Jenkins
11 19 (28.79%) Twig
12 17 (25.76%) Photoshop
13 16 (24.24%) Zend
13 16 (24.24%) Zend Framework
13 16 (24.24%) LESS
14 15 (22.73%) 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 20 (30.30%) Confluence
2 12 (18.18%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (4.55%) CMS
3 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (25.76%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) Internet
1 3 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) EDRMS
1 2 (3.03%) GIS
1 2 (3.03%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.52%) MySQL
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 42 (63.64%) Grunt
1 42 (63.64%) gulp
2 21 (31.82%) Cucumber
2 21 (31.82%) Git (software)
2 21 (31.82%) WebDriver
3 19 (28.79%) Jenkins
3 19 (28.79%) JIRA
4 13 (19.70%) Protractor
5 11 (16.67%) Jasmine
6 10 (15.15%) Mocha
7 7 (10.61%) Vagrant
8 2 (3.03%) webpack
9 1 (1.52%) Axure RP
9 1 (1.52%) Babel
9 1 (1.52%) Burp Suite
9 1 (1.52%) JMeter
9 1 (1.52%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (1.52%) Selenium
9 1 (1.52%) Sinon.JS
9 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (7.58%) Retail
2 1 (1.52%) Banking
2 1 (1.52%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (81.82%) Developer
2 43 (65.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 21 (31.82%) Angular Developer
4 14 (21.21%) Senior Developer
5 13 (19.70%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 8 (12.12%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (9.09%) HTML CSS Developer
7 6 (9.09%) HTML Developer
8 5 (7.58%) Consultant
9 3 (4.55%) PHP Developer
9 3 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (4.55%) UI Developer
10 2 (3.03%) Agile Developer
10 2 (3.03%) Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) QA Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) Tester
11 1 (1.52%) Process Analyst
11 1 (1.52%) Test Analyst
11 1 (1.52%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (90.91%) CSS
1 60 (90.91%) HTML
2 36 (54.55%) AngularJS
3 26 (39.39%) CSS3
4 22 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 19 (28.79%) Behat
5 19 (28.79%) Twig
6 16 (24.24%) LESS
6 16 (24.24%) Zend Framework
7 13 (19.70%) Sass
8 11 (16.67%) Gherkin
8 11 (16.67%) jQuery
9 7 (10.61%) HTML5
10 3 (4.55%) .NET
10 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET
11 2 (3.03%) Handlebars
12 1 (1.52%) MEAN Stack
12 1 (1.52%) RequireJS
12 1 (1.52%) Semantic HTML
12 1 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) User Experience
1 4 (6.06%) W3C
2 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) RIA
3 2 (3.03%) CESG
4 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Mac OS X
2 2 (3.03%) Linux
3 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (72.73%) Front End Development
3 26 (39.39%) BDD
4 22 (33.33%) MVC
5 21 (31.82%) Waterfall
6 20 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (15.15%) Service Design
9 9 (13.64%) E-Commerce
10 8 (12.12%) Progressive Enhancement
11 7 (10.61%) Case Management
11 7 (10.61%) Open Source
11 7 (10.61%) Web Accessibility
12 6 (9.09%) Project Management
12 6 (9.09%) Scrum
12 6 (9.09%) Web Development
13 5 (7.58%) Responsive Web Design
13 5 (7.58%) TDD
14 4 (6.06%) CRM
14 4 (6.06%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 58 (87.88%) JavaScript
2 22 (33.33%) PHP
3 3 (4.55%) C#
3 3 (4.55%) Java
3 3 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.55%) Python
3 3 (4.55%) Ruby
4 2 (3.03%) C
4 2 (3.03%) Perl
4 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.03%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (31.82%) WCAG
2 3 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (4.55%) QA
3 2 (3.03%) GPG13
System Software
1 19 (28.79%) Docker
Vendors
1 16 (24.24%) Zend
2 3 (4.55%) Apple
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