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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 613 630 600
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -30
Contract jobs citing WAI 30 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.020% 0.043%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.61% 0.21% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 4 12
Median daily rate £425 £316 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.38% -12.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £215 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £416 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate - £295 £363
% change year-on-year
- -18.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +169.23%
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
4942 5117 5061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.31% 9.15% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3170 3284 3131
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 183 211
Median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+26.66% +8.43%

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 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAI within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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
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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 +27 29 £425 +34.38% 2
London +34 28 £425 +25.92% 2
Wales - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £400 -
Westminster - 1 £400 -
Leamington Spa - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 36 (78.26%) HTML
1 36 (78.26%) JavaScript
1 36 (78.26%) CSS
1 36 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (58.70%) Front End Development
3 21 (45.65%) Grunt
3 21 (45.65%) gulp
4 19 (41.30%) WCAG
5 17 (36.96%) Waterfall
6 14 (30.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 14 (30.43%) AngularJS
7 13 (28.26%) BDD
7 13 (28.26%) CSS3
8 11 (23.91%) Git (software)
9 10 (21.74%) WebDriver
9 10 (21.74%) Cucumber
9 10 (21.74%) Sass
9 10 (21.74%) Jasmine
9 10 (21.74%) Jenkins
10 9 (19.57%) Mocha
10 9 (19.57%) jQuery
10 9 (19.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (19.57%) MVC
10 9 (19.57%) PHP
11 8 (17.39%) Confluence
11 8 (17.39%) Progressive Enhancement
11 8 (17.39%) Behat
11 8 (17.39%) Twig
12 7 (15.22%) Vagrant
12 7 (15.22%) Docker

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 8 (17.39%) Confluence
2 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.52%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (6.52%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.35%) Apache
4 1 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) Intranet
2 1 (2.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) EDRMS
2 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (45.65%) Grunt
1 21 (45.65%) gulp
2 11 (23.91%) Git (software)
3 10 (21.74%) Cucumber
3 10 (21.74%) Jasmine
3 10 (21.74%) Jenkins
3 10 (21.74%) WebDriver
4 9 (19.57%) Mocha
5 7 (15.22%) JIRA
5 7 (15.22%) Vagrant
6 3 (6.52%) Selenium
7 2 (4.35%) Ant
7 2 (4.35%) Maven
7 2 (4.35%) Subversion
8 1 (2.17%) Axure RP
8 1 (2.17%) Burp Suite
8 1 (2.17%) JMeter
8 1 (2.17%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (6.52%) Retail
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (67.39%) Developer
2 25 (54.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 12 (26.09%) Angular Developer
4 5 (10.87%) Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Tester
6 3 (6.52%) Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) HTML CSS Developer
6 3 (6.52%) HTML Developer
6 3 (6.52%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 3 (6.52%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Functional Tester
7 2 (4.35%) Lead Developer
7 2 (4.35%) PHP Developer
7 2 (4.35%) QA Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Process Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (78.26%) CSS
1 36 (78.26%) HTML
2 14 (30.43%) AngularJS
2 14 (30.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 13 (28.26%) CSS3
4 10 (21.74%) Sass
5 9 (19.57%) jQuery
6 8 (17.39%) Behat
6 8 (17.39%) Twig
7 6 (13.04%) HTML5
8 4 (8.70%) LESS
8 4 (8.70%) Zend Framework
9 3 (6.52%) .NET
9 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET
9 3 (6.52%) Backbone.js
10 2 (4.35%) Handlebars
10 2 (4.35%) React
11 1 (2.17%) Ember.js
11 1 (2.17%) XHTML
11 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) CESG
1 5 (10.87%) W3C
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) User Experience
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (58.70%) Front End Development
3 17 (36.96%) Waterfall
4 13 (28.26%) BDD
5 9 (19.57%) MVC
5 9 (19.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (17.39%) Progressive Enhancement
7 7 (15.22%) Web Accessibility
8 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (13.04%) Integration Testing
8 6 (13.04%) OWASP
8 6 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (13.04%) Project Management
9 5 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (10.87%) E-Commerce
9 5 (10.87%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Protective Monitoring
9 5 (10.87%) Resilience Testing
10 4 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (8.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 36 (78.26%) JavaScript
2 9 (19.57%) PHP
3 3 (6.52%) C#
3 3 (6.52%) Java
3 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.35%) C
4 2 (4.35%) Perl
4 2 (4.35%) Python
4 2 (4.35%) Ruby
4 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (41.30%) WCAG
2 5 (10.87%) GPG13
2 5 (10.87%) QA
3 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) Zend
2 3 (6.52%) Apple
3 1 (2.17%) Adobe
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