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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 622 599 573
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -26
Contract jobs citing WAI 8 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.016% 0.037%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.17% 0.20% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 13
Average daily rate
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£453 £363 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.82% +31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £323 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £406 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £313 £200
% change year-on-year
-48.00% +56.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.25

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
4692 4501 3947
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.92% 7.96% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2890 2732 2325
Average daily rate £425 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £624
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 201 163
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.92 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.59 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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 2 September 2015.

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 7 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 2 September 2015. 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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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 -6 8 £453 +24.82% 7
London -10 7 £465 +26.10% 2
City of London +9 1 £465 +20.00%
South West - 1 £163 -
Plymouth - 1 £163 -
Devon - 1 £163 -
Westminster - 1 £480 -

WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) JavaScript
2 13 (68.42%) HTML
2 13 (68.42%) CSS
3 12 (63.16%) CSS3
4 10 (52.63%) HTML5
4 10 (52.63%) Web Services
5 9 (47.37%) RESTful
5 9 (47.37%) jQuery
6 8 (42.11%) Confluence
6 8 (42.11%) BDD
6 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
6 8 (42.11%) JIRA
7 6 (31.58%) TDD
7 6 (31.58%) Linux
7 6 (31.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (31.58%) User Experience
7 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (26.32%) Alfresco
8 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
8 5 (26.32%) Selenium
8 5 (26.32%) CentOS
8 5 (26.32%) OWASP
8 5 (26.32%) WildFly
8 5 (26.32%) SonarQube
8 5 (26.32%) Ansible
8 5 (26.32%) Salt
8 5 (26.32%) Gradle
8 5 (26.32%) Artifactory
8 5 (26.32%) MongoDB

WAI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 8 (42.11%) Confluence
2 5 (26.32%) Node.js
2 5 (26.32%) WildFly
2 5 (26.32%) Alfresco
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 2 (10.53%) CMS
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (5.26%) Umbraco
4 1 (5.26%) ExpressionEngine
4 1 (5.26%) IIS
4 1 (5.26%) Apache
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Photoshop
2 1 (5.26%) Fireworks
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Google Analytics
1 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) MongoDB
1 5 (26.32%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) JIRA
1 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
2 5 (26.32%) SonarQube
2 5 (26.32%) Gradle
2 5 (26.32%) Artifactory
2 5 (26.32%) Selenium
2 5 (26.32%) JMeter
2 5 (26.32%) Maven
3 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
4 3 (15.79%) WebDriver
4 3 (15.79%) Mocha
4 3 (15.79%) Cucumber
4 3 (15.79%) Behat
4 3 (15.79%) Jasmine
4 3 (15.79%) gulp
4 3 (15.79%) Grunt
5 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
5 2 (10.53%) Subversion
6 1 (5.26%) Axure RP
General
1 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Front-End Developer
2 4 (21.05%) UX Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Platform Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Front-End Developer
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Web Designer
4 1 (5.26%) PHP Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Graduate
4 1 (5.26%) Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) User Experience Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) HTML
1 13 (68.42%) CSS
2 12 (63.16%) CSS3
3 10 (52.63%) HTML5
3 10 (52.63%) Web Services
4 9 (47.37%) jQuery
4 9 (47.37%) RESTful
5 6 (31.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (21.05%) Java EE
6 4 (21.05%) J2EE
6 4 (21.05%) Hibernate
6 4 (21.05%) Spring
7 3 (15.79%) Sass
8 2 (10.53%) XHTML
8 2 (10.53%) .NET
9 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
9 1 (5.26%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
9 1 (5.26%) JSON
9 1 (5.26%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) User Experience
2 3 (15.79%) W3C
3 2 (10.53%) Clustering
4 1 (5.26%) Cybernetics
4 1 (5.26%) Psychology
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.26%) Social Media
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) CentOS
3 1 (5.26%) UNIX
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) BDD
3 6 (31.58%) TDD
3 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (26.32%) OWASP
5 4 (21.05%) Multithreading
5 4 (21.05%) MVC
5 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
5 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
6 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Web Accessibility
6 3 (15.79%) Scrum
6 3 (15.79%) Progressive Enhancement
7 2 (10.53%) Kanban
7 2 (10.53%) Analytics
8 1 (5.26%) User Stories
8 1 (5.26%) OO PHP
8 1 (5.26%) Software Delivery
8 1 (5.26%) Online Marketing
8 1 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) JavaScript
2 4 (21.05%) PHP
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) C
3 1 (5.26%) PHP5
3 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) Sun Certification
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) WCAG
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Ansible
1 5 (26.32%) Salt
1 5 (26.32%) Rundeck
2 3 (15.79%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
2 4 (21.05%) Apple
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) Sun
3 2 (10.53%) Twitter
3 2 (10.53%) Zend
3 2 (10.53%) Adobe
4 1 (5.26%) Google
4 1 (5.26%) Facebook