The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 577 559 559
Rank change year-on-year
-18 0
Contract jobs citing WAI 13 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.022% 0.043%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.30% 0.29% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 15
Average daily rate
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£363 £378 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.97% +30.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £217 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £500 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £200 £281
% change year-on-year
+81.25% -28.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 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% -
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4293 3828 4393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.85% 7.51% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2598 2277 2327
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 152 249
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.33 £42.50 £38.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.45% -7.89%

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 24 July 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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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 -18 9 £363 -3.97% 5
London +4 7 £363 -27.50%
Devon - 2 - -
Exeter - 2 - -
South West - 2 - -
City of London +23 1 £375 -
North West - - - - 2
South East - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Chester - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Rotherham - - - -
Sheffield - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 1

WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 32 (72.73%) HTML
1 32 (72.73%) CSS
2 29 (65.91%) jQuery
3 23 (52.27%) W3C
4 22 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 20 (45.45%) WCAG
5 20 (45.45%) HTML5
6 16 (36.36%) Web Accessibility
7 12 (27.27%) CSS3
7 12 (27.27%) Unit Testing
7 12 (27.27%) Finance
8 11 (25.00%) Intranet
8 11 (25.00%) Web Design
8 11 (25.00%) Banking
9 10 (22.73%) Marketing
10 9 (20.45%) Ajax
10 9 (20.45%) Retail
11 8 (18.18%) Internet
11 8 (18.18%) Extranet
12 7 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (15.91%) Social Media
13 6 (13.64%) PrimeFaces
13 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (13.64%) Velocity
13 6 (13.64%) JSF
13 6 (13.64%) Investment Banking
13 6 (13.64%) Project Management
13 6 (13.64%) Adobe
14 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2

WAI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 5 (11.36%) CMS
2 1 (2.27%) Apache
2 1 (2.27%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.27%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.27%) Fireworks
1 1 (2.27%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.27%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.00%) Intranet
2 8 (18.18%) Internet
2 8 (18.18%) Extranet
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.27%) Ant
2 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.27%) Maven
2 1 (2.27%) Redmine
2 1 (2.27%) Jasmine
2 1 (2.27%) Grunt
2 1 (2.27%) Selenium
General
1 12 (27.27%) Finance
2 11 (25.00%) Banking
3 10 (22.73%) Marketing
4 9 (20.45%) Retail
5 6 (13.64%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.27%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.27%) Back Office
6 1 (2.27%) Advertising
6 1 (2.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (61.36%) Developer
2 12 (27.27%) Designer
3 11 (25.00%) HTML Developer
4 10 (22.73%) Web Designer
4 10 (22.73%) Web Developer
5 7 (15.91%) Project Manager
5 7 (15.91%) UI Developer
5 7 (15.91%) UI Programmer
6 6 (13.64%) Digital Project Manager
6 6 (13.64%) UI Designer
7 3 (6.82%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Consultant
9 1 (2.27%) Senior Project Manager
9 1 (2.27%) Senior Manager
9 1 (2.27%) Senior Consultant
9 1 (2.27%) Senior User Experience Designer
9 1 (2.27%) Senior Digital Project Manager
9 1 (2.27%) User Experience Consultant
9 1 (2.27%) User Experience Designer
9 1 (2.27%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (72.73%) HTML
1 32 (72.73%) CSS
2 29 (65.91%) jQuery
3 20 (45.45%) HTML5
4 12 (27.27%) CSS3
5 9 (20.45%) Ajax
6 6 (13.64%) PrimeFaces
6 6 (13.64%) Velocity
6 6 (13.64%) JSF
7 4 (9.09%) WAP
8 3 (6.82%) XHTML
8 3 (6.82%) XML
9 2 (4.55%) LESS
9 2 (4.55%) .NET
9 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
9 2 (4.55%) Web Services
9 2 (4.55%) Flash
10 1 (2.27%) DHTML
10 1 (2.27%) XSD
10 1 (2.27%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 23 (52.27%) W3C
2 7 (15.91%) Social Media
3 4 (9.09%) New Media
3 4 (9.09%) iDTV
4 3 (6.82%) Online Banking
4 3 (6.82%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (4.55%) Statistics
6 1 (2.27%) Graphic Design
6 1 (2.27%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) UNIX
1 1 (2.27%) Windows
1 1 (2.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) Web Accessibility
2 12 (27.27%) Unit Testing
3 11 (25.00%) Web Design
4 7 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (13.64%) Project Management
6 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
6 5 (11.36%) Content Management
6 5 (11.36%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (11.36%) Marketing Strategy
7 3 (6.82%) Web Development
7 3 (6.82%) Benchmarking
7 3 (6.82%) Time Management
8 2 (4.55%) Information Architecture
8 2 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.55%) Straight-Through Processing
8 2 (4.55%) Scrum
8 2 (4.55%) Programme Management
8 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 22 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.82%) PHP
3 1 (2.27%) Ada
3 1 (2.27%) Java
3 1 (2.27%) C#
3 1 (2.27%) ActionScript
3 1 (2.27%) PHP5
3 1 (2.27%) ActionScript 3.0
3 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (45.45%) WCAG
2 2 (4.55%) Section 508
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Adobe
2 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
2 1 (2.27%) Twitter
2 1 (2.27%) Sitecore
2 1 (2.27%) Zend
2 1 (2.27%) hybris