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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 591 555 578
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +23
Contract jobs citing WAI 10 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.038% 0.042%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.23% 0.51% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 15
Average daily rate
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£363 £270 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.25% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £400 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £200 £281
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -28.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £27.78 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.19% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £31.25 -
% change year-on-year
-58.40% -

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
4345 3935 4563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.84% 7.40% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2642 2297 2478
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 167 256
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £37.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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
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 20 August 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 -38 9 £363 +34.25% 3
London +3 7 £369 +34.09% 1
City of London +29 2 £388 +40.90% 1
South East 0 1 £313 -
South West - 1 - - 1
North West - - - -
Bath - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Chester - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Rotherham - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East of England - - - -

WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 30 (78.95%) HTML
2 29 (76.32%) CSS
3 27 (71.05%) jQuery
4 21 (55.26%) JavaScript
5 20 (52.63%) W3C
6 17 (44.74%) WCAG
6 17 (44.74%) HTML5
7 14 (36.84%) Web Accessibility
8 10 (26.32%) Finance
8 10 (26.32%) Intranet
9 9 (23.68%) Banking
9 9 (23.68%) Unit Testing
9 9 (23.68%) CSS3
10 8 (21.05%) Marketing
10 8 (21.05%) Ajax
10 8 (21.05%) Internet
11 7 (18.42%) Extranet
11 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (18.42%) Web Design
12 6 (15.79%) Velocity
12 6 (15.79%) Social Media
12 6 (15.79%) PrimeFaces
12 6 (15.79%) Content Management
12 6 (15.79%) JSF
12 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (15.79%) CMS
12 6 (15.79%) Project Management
12 6 (15.79%) Adobe
13 5 (13.16%) Investment Banking
13 5 (13.16%) Responsive Web Design

WAI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 6 (15.79%) CMS
2 2 (5.26%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (5.26%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (2.63%) Apache
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.63%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.63%) Fireworks
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) Intranet
2 8 (21.05%) Internet
3 7 (18.42%) Extranet
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.63%) Grunt
3 1 (2.63%) Ant
3 1 (2.63%) Redmine
3 1 (2.63%) Jasmine
3 1 (2.63%) Maven
3 1 (2.63%) Selenium
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 9 (23.68%) Banking
3 8 (21.05%) Marketing
4 5 (13.16%) Investment Banking
5 4 (10.53%) Retail
6 1 (2.63%) Advertising
6 1 (2.63%) Publishing
6 1 (2.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (65.79%) Developer
2 11 (28.95%) Designer
3 10 (26.32%) Web Developer
3 10 (26.32%) Web Designer
3 10 (26.32%) HTML Developer
4 7 (18.42%) UI Developer
4 7 (18.42%) UI Programmer
5 6 (15.79%) Project Manager
5 6 (15.79%) UI Designer
6 5 (13.16%) Digital Project Manager
7 3 (7.89%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Consultant
9 1 (2.63%) CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (78.95%) HTML
2 29 (76.32%) CSS
3 27 (71.05%) jQuery
4 17 (44.74%) HTML5
5 9 (23.68%) CSS3
6 8 (21.05%) Ajax
7 6 (15.79%) Velocity
7 6 (15.79%) JSF
7 6 (15.79%) PrimeFaces
8 3 (7.89%) WAP
8 3 (7.89%) XML
9 2 (5.26%) .NET
9 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
9 2 (5.26%) Web Services
9 2 (5.26%) Flash
9 2 (5.26%) XHTML
9 2 (5.26%) LESS
10 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
10 1 (2.63%) Backbone.js
10 1 (2.63%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 20 (52.63%) W3C
2 6 (15.79%) Social Media
3 3 (7.89%) New Media
3 3 (7.89%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (7.89%) iDTV
3 3 (7.89%) Online Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Statistics
5 1 (2.63%) Graphic Design
5 1 (2.63%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) UNIX
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
1 1 (2.63%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Web Accessibility
2 9 (23.68%) Unit Testing
3 7 (18.42%) Web Design
3 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (15.79%) Content Management
4 6 (15.79%) Project Management
4 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (13.16%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (10.53%) Marketing Strategy
6 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (7.89%) Time Management
7 3 (7.89%) Web Development
7 3 (7.89%) Scrum
8 2 (5.26%) Straight-Through Processing
8 2 (5.26%) Benchmarking
8 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (2.63%) Information Architecture
9 1 (2.63%) Validation
9 1 (2.63%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 21 (55.26%) JavaScript
2 3 (7.89%) PHP
3 1 (2.63%) ActionScript
3 1 (2.63%) Ada
3 1 (2.63%) PHP5
3 1 (2.63%) ActionScript 3.0
3 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.63%) C#
3 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (44.74%) WCAG
2 2 (5.26%) Section 508
3 1 (2.63%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Adobe
2 2 (5.26%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.63%) hybris
3 1 (2.63%) Twitter
3 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.63%) Zend