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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 597 554 570
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +16
Contract jobs citing WAI 9 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.038% 0.039%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.20% 0.50% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 10
Average daily rate
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£363 £270 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.25% -12.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
+23.75% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
4456 3970 4561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.71% 7.52% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2695 2330 2519
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £604 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 160 241
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £41.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 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 22 September 2014. 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 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 -50 7 £375 +38.88% 3
London -8 6 £375 +36.36% 1
City of London +22 3 £375 +36.36% 1
South East - 1 £313 - 1
South West - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
North West - - - -
Bath - - - -
Chester - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Rotherham - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1

WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 29 (87.88%) HTML
2 28 (84.85%) CSS
3 26 (78.79%) jQuery
4 22 (66.67%) JavaScript
5 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (51.52%) W3C
6 17 (51.52%) HTML5
7 15 (45.45%) WCAG
8 12 (36.36%) Web Accessibility
8 12 (36.36%) User Experience
9 8 (24.24%) Intranet
9 8 (24.24%) Ajax
10 7 (21.21%) CSS3
10 7 (21.21%) Unit Testing
10 7 (21.21%) Coaching
10 7 (21.21%) Banking
10 7 (21.21%) Internet
10 7 (21.21%) CMS
10 7 (21.21%) Adobe
11 6 (18.18%) Finance
11 6 (18.18%) Content Management
11 6 (18.18%) JSF
11 6 (18.18%) Marketing
11 6 (18.18%) PrimeFaces
11 6 (18.18%) Velocity
12 5 (15.15%) Responsive Web Design
12 5 (15.15%) Web Development
12 5 (15.15%) Web Design
12 5 (15.15%) Extranet
13 4 (12.12%) Project Management

WAI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 7 (21.21%) CMS
2 3 (9.09%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (6.06%) Apache
3 2 (6.06%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.03%) Node.js
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.03%) Fireworks
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) Intranet
2 7 (21.21%) Internet
3 5 (15.15%) Extranet
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.06%) Maven
2 2 (6.06%) Selenium
2 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.06%) Ant
General
1 7 (21.21%) Banking
2 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Marketing
3 4 (12.12%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.06%) Retail
5 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (75.76%) Developer
2 11 (33.33%) Designer
3 10 (30.30%) Web Developer
3 10 (30.30%) Web Designer
4 9 (27.27%) HTML Developer
5 8 (24.24%) UI Developer
5 8 (24.24%) UI Programmer
6 6 (18.18%) UI Designer
7 5 (15.15%) Front-End Developer
8 4 (12.12%) Project Manager
9 3 (9.09%) Digital Project Manager
10 2 (6.06%) Consultant
10 2 (6.06%) CSS Developer
11 1 (3.03%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (87.88%) HTML
2 28 (84.85%) CSS
3 26 (78.79%) jQuery
4 17 (51.52%) HTML5
5 8 (24.24%) Ajax
6 7 (21.21%) CSS3
7 6 (18.18%) JSF
7 6 (18.18%) Velocity
7 6 (18.18%) PrimeFaces
8 3 (9.09%) XML
9 2 (6.06%) .NET
9 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
9 2 (6.06%) Flash
9 2 (6.06%) XHTML
9 2 (6.06%) Sass
10 1 (3.03%) LESS
10 1 (3.03%) WAP
10 1 (3.03%) DHTML
10 1 (3.03%) JSP
10 1 (3.03%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 17 (51.52%) W3C
2 12 (36.36%) User Experience
3 4 (12.12%) Social Media
4 2 (6.06%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (6.06%) Statistics
4 2 (6.06%) Online Banking
5 1 (3.03%) Graphic Design
5 1 (3.03%) Animation
5 1 (3.03%) iDTV
5 1 (3.03%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (36.36%) Web Accessibility
3 7 (21.21%) Unit Testing
3 7 (21.21%) Coaching
4 6 (18.18%) Content Management
5 5 (15.15%) Web Development
5 5 (15.15%) Web Design
5 5 (15.15%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (12.12%) Project Management
6 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.09%) Marketing Strategy
8 2 (6.06%) Straight-Through Processing
8 2 (6.06%) Benchmarking
8 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (6.06%) Scrum
8 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
9 1 (3.03%) OOP
9 1 (3.03%) OO
9 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 22 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.06%) PHP
2 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.03%) C#
3 1 (3.03%) ActionScript
3 1 (3.03%) Ada
3 1 (3.03%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (45.45%) WCAG
2 2 (6.06%) Section 508
3 1 (3.03%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Adobe
2 2 (6.06%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.03%) hybris
3 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint