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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 614 627 599
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -28
Contract jobs citing WAI 30 14 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.025% 0.057%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.61% 0.28% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 5 25
Average daily rate £428 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £238 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £410 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 - £363
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +169.23%
UK excluding London average 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
4934 5009 4972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.83% 8.99% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3133 3041 3017
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £581 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 164 218
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +30.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.86 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.33 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +41.46%

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 28 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAI within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 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 -9 27 £425 +25.92% 6
London +9 23 £430 +27.40% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £304 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £304 -
North East - 4 £304 -
Scotland - 2 £500 -
Edinburgh - 2 £500 -
City of London +37 1 £400 +14.28%
Westminster - 1 £400 -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -

WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 38 (79.17%) JavaScript
2 36 (75.00%) HTML
2 36 (75.00%) CSS
3 35 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (52.08%) Front End Development
5 20 (41.67%) WCAG
6 18 (37.50%) Grunt
6 18 (37.50%) gulp
7 15 (31.25%) Waterfall
8 13 (27.08%) BDD
9 12 (25.00%) Cucumber
9 12 (25.00%) CSS3
9 12 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 12 (25.00%) Jenkins
10 11 (22.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 11 (22.92%) AngularJS
10 11 (22.92%) WebDriver
11 10 (20.83%) jQuery
11 10 (20.83%) Jasmine
12 9 (18.75%) Sass
12 9 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (18.75%) Confluence
12 9 (18.75%) Mocha
12 9 (18.75%) MVC
12 9 (18.75%) PHP
13 8 (16.67%) Mac OS X
13 8 (16.67%) W3C
13 8 (16.67%) Progressive Enhancement
13 8 (16.67%) JIRA
13 8 (16.67%) Twig

WAI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 9 (18.75%) Confluence
2 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.17%) Apache
3 2 (4.17%) CMS
3 2 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Intranet
2 1 (2.08%) SNMP
2 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.08%) MySQL
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (37.50%) Grunt
1 18 (37.50%) gulp
2 12 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 12 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 12 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 11 (22.92%) WebDriver
4 10 (20.83%) Jasmine
5 9 (18.75%) Mocha
6 8 (16.67%) JIRA
7 7 (14.58%) Vagrant
8 5 (10.42%) Selenium
9 2 (4.17%) Ant
9 2 (4.17%) JMeter
9 2 (4.17%) Maven
9 2 (4.17%) Subversion
10 1 (2.08%) Axure RP
10 1 (2.08%) Capybara
10 1 (2.08%) HP UFT
10 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner
10 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (2.08%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (70.83%) Developer
2 26 (54.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 9 (18.75%) Angular Developer
4 7 (14.58%) HTML CSS Developer
4 7 (14.58%) HTML Developer
4 7 (14.58%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Tester
6 3 (6.25%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 3 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.17%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Functional Tester
7 2 (4.17%) PHP Developer
7 2 (4.17%) QA Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (75.00%) CSS
1 36 (75.00%) HTML
2 12 (25.00%) CSS3
3 11 (22.92%) AngularJS
3 11 (22.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 10 (20.83%) jQuery
5 9 (18.75%) Sass
6 8 (16.67%) Behat
6 8 (16.67%) Twig
7 6 (12.50%) .NET
7 6 (12.50%) HTML5
8 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET
8 4 (8.33%) Zend Framework
9 3 (6.25%) Backbone.js
10 2 (4.17%) LESS
10 2 (4.17%) React
11 1 (2.08%) Ember.js
11 1 (2.08%) Handlebars
11 1 (2.08%) XHTML
11 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) W3C
2 6 (12.50%) CESG
3 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.08%) New Media
4 1 (2.08%) PKI
4 1 (2.08%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (52.08%) Front End Development
3 15 (31.25%) Waterfall
4 13 (27.08%) BDD
5 9 (18.75%) MVC
5 9 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (16.67%) Progressive Enhancement
7 7 (14.58%) Integration Testing
7 7 (14.58%) OWASP
7 7 (14.58%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (14.58%) Web Accessibility
8 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Project Management
8 6 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
8 6 (12.50%) Resilience Testing
9 5 (10.42%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (10.42%) Test Automation
9 5 (10.42%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 38 (79.17%) JavaScript
2 9 (18.75%) PHP
3 5 (10.42%) C#
4 4 (8.33%) Java
4 4 (8.33%) Ruby
4 4 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.25%) C
5 3 (6.25%) Perl
5 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.25%) Python
6 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.08%) ECMAScript
7 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (41.67%) WCAG
2 6 (12.50%) GPG13
2 6 (12.50%) QA
3 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) Zend
2 2 (4.17%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.08%) Adobe
3 1 (2.08%) Apple
3 1 (2.08%) HP
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