The table below looks at the statistics for WCAG skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCAG over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
UK
Rank 549 571 579
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +8
Contract jobs citing WCAG 42 47 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.092% 0.026%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.96% 0.91% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 3
Median daily rate £400 £394 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +31.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £406 £300
% change year-on-year
-16.30% +35.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.28 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.28 -

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
4359 5186 4745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.75% 10.19% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2827 3186 2939
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £266 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £582
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 205 176
Median hourly rate £25.00 £40.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.88% +78.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £14.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £60.98 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-45.23% +68.00%

WCAG
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WCAG as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

WCAG Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WCAG
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCAG within the UK.

WCAG Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WCAG
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCAG within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

WCAG Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WCAG
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCAG within the UK.

WCAG Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WCAG
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCAG within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 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 +41 40 £400 +1.58% 3
London +22 17 £425 +8.28%
South East +30 10 £425 - 1
North East -8 10 £340 -
Tyne and Wear -12 10 £340 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 10 £340 -
West Sussex - 6 - -
Worthing - 6 - -
Hampshire - 3 - -
Scotland +26 2 - -
West Yorkshire +11 2 £313 -45.65% 1
Yorkshire +10 2 £313 -35.06% 1
Glasgow - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 - -
Leeds +10 1 - - 1
West Midlands -8 1 - - 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Telford - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £425 - 1
Surrey - 1 £425 - 1

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WCAG 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 WCAG.

1 73 (70.87%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (51.46%) QA
3 49 (47.57%) Selenium
3 49 (47.57%) Cucumber
4 48 (46.60%) Jenkins
5 45 (43.69%) User Stories
6 42 (40.78%) TDD
7 41 (39.81%) HTML
8 39 (37.86%) CSS
8 39 (37.86%) Test Automation
9 38 (36.89%) WebDriver
10 37 (35.92%) Test Scripting
11 36 (34.95%) Defect Tracking
12 35 (33.98%) Automation Testing
12 35 (33.98%) Scala
12 35 (33.98%) Automated Testing
13 34 (33.01%) Games
13 34 (33.01%) JUnit
13 34 (33.01%) RSpec
13 34 (33.01%) Web Testing
14 30 (29.13%) JavaScript
14 30 (29.13%) JSON
15 23 (22.33%) Java
15 23 (22.33%) Git (software)
16 22 (21.36%) HTML5
16 22 (21.36%) Scrum
17 21 (20.39%) W3C
17 21 (20.39%) Front End Development
18 19 (18.45%) CSS3
19 16 (15.53%) Continuous Integration

WCAG
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 (7.77%) Confluence
2 4 (3.88%) CMS
2 4 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.94%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.97%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.97%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.91%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.94%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.91%) Basecamp
2 3 (2.91%) Heroku
3 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.94%) FTP
1 2 (1.94%) HTTP
2 1 (0.97%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.97%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.97%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.80%) MongoDB
2 6 (5.83%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.91%) GIS
3 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.94%) SQLPlus
5 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 49 (47.57%) Cucumber
1 49 (47.57%) Selenium
2 48 (46.60%) Jenkins
3 38 (36.89%) WebDriver
4 34 (33.01%) JUnit
4 34 (33.01%) RSpec
5 23 (22.33%) Git (software)
6 12 (11.65%) JIRA
7 11 (10.68%) Subversion
8 7 (6.80%) Burp Suite
8 7 (6.80%) JMeter
9 6 (5.83%) Grunt
10 5 (4.85%) Maven
11 4 (3.88%) Artifactory
11 4 (3.88%) Gradle
11 4 (3.88%) JBehave
11 4 (3.88%) SoapUI
12 3 (2.91%) Bitbucket
12 3 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (1.94%) Mocha
General
1 34 (33.01%) Games
2 7 (6.80%) Retail
3 6 (5.83%) Finance
4 3 (2.91%) Legal
5 1 (0.97%) Local Government
5 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (33.01%) Test Engineer
2 33 (32.04%) QA Engineer
3 31 (30.10%) Developer
3 31 (30.10%) QA Test Engineer
4 30 (29.13%) Quality Engineer
5 16 (15.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 13 (12.62%) JavaScript Developer
7 11 (10.68%) Designer
8 10 (9.71%) HTML CSS Developer
8 10 (9.71%) HTML Developer
9 9 (8.74%) Analyst
9 9 (8.74%) UI Designer
10 8 (7.77%) Tester
11 6 (5.83%) Senior QA Engineer
11 6 (5.83%) Senior Quality Engineer
11 6 (5.83%) Senior Test Engineer
12 4 (3.88%) Senior Designer
12 4 (3.88%) Senior UI Designer
12 4 (3.88%) SharePoint Administrator
12 4 (3.88%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (39.81%) HTML
2 39 (37.86%) CSS
3 30 (29.13%) JSON
4 22 (21.36%) HTML5
5 19 (18.45%) CSS3
6 16 (15.53%) jQuery
7 15 (14.56%) Sass
8 11 (10.68%) Node.js
9 10 (9.71%) .NET
10 9 (8.74%) AngularJS
10 9 (8.74%) LESS
11 8 (7.77%) Spring
12 7 (6.80%) Web Services
13 6 (5.83%) Ajax
13 6 (5.83%) JSP
14 5 (4.85%) Dojo
14 5 (4.85%) Handlebars
14 5 (4.85%) REST
15 4 (3.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 4 (3.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.39%) W3C
2 14 (13.59%) User Experience
3 4 (3.88%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.94%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.94%) Fintech
4 2 (1.94%) Linked Data
4 2 (1.94%) Web 2.0
5 1 (0.97%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.97%) iPad
5 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.97%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.85%) Linux
2 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.94%) Unix
2 2 (1.94%) Windows
3 1 (0.97%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (70.87%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (43.69%) User Stories
3 42 (40.78%) TDD
4 39 (37.86%) Test Automation
5 37 (35.92%) Test Scripting
6 36 (34.95%) Defect Tracking
7 35 (33.98%) Automated Testing
7 35 (33.98%) Automation Testing
8 34 (33.01%) Web Testing
9 22 (21.36%) Scrum
10 21 (20.39%) Front End Development
11 16 (15.53%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (13.59%) BDD
13 13 (12.62%) Cross-Browser Testing
14 10 (9.71%) Open Source
15 9 (8.74%) Validation
16 8 (7.77%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
16 8 (7.77%) Manual Testing
16 8 (7.77%) Performance Testing
17 7 (6.80%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (33.98%) Scala
2 30 (29.13%) JavaScript
3 23 (22.33%) Java
4 10 (9.71%) Python
5 8 (7.77%) C#
6 6 (5.83%) Ruby
7 4 (3.88%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.91%) C
8 3 (2.91%) SQL
9 2 (1.94%) Perl
9 2 (1.94%) PHP
9 2 (1.94%) SPARQL
9 2 (1.94%) VBScript
10 1 (0.97%) ES6
10 1 (0.97%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (3.88%) SC Cleared
1 4 (3.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (51.46%) QA
2 12 (11.65%) WAI
3 3 (2.91%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.97%) Section 508
System Software
1 1 (0.97%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.88%) Ansible
1 4 (3.88%) SCOM
2 3 (2.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (3.88%) Remedy
2 3 (2.91%) Adobe
3 2 (1.94%) HP
3 2 (1.94%) Oracle
4 1 (0.97%) ESRI
4 1 (0.97%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.97%) Salesforce.com