The table below looks at the statistics for WCAG skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCAG over the 3 months to 22 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 568 561 516
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -45
Contract jobs citing WCAG 18 15 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.029% 0.093%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.44% 0.40% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 26
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£330 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £245 £288
% change year-on-year
+22.44% -14.78%
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
4121 3796 3611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.56% 7.37% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2577 2285 2088
Average daily rate £400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £601 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 135 236
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.55 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.42% -13.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.53 £20.64
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -10.25%

WCAG
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCAG within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 December 2014.

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 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCAG within the UK over the 3 months to 22 December 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 -29 16 £330 +22.22% 1
South East -17 6 £315 +40.00%
London +17 5 £388 -8.82% 1
Scotland - 2 £303 -
City of London - 2 £395 -
Glasgow - 1 £230 -
Hertford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
North West - - - -
East of England - - - -
Dunfermline - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Fife - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WCAG 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 WCAG.

1 40 (78.43%) HTML
2 39 (76.47%) CSS
3 31 (60.78%) JavaScript
4 30 (58.82%) HTML5
5 29 (56.86%) jQuery
6 22 (43.14%) CSS3
7 20 (39.22%) W3C
8 17 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
9 16 (31.37%) CMS
10 15 (29.41%) Web Development
11 14 (27.45%) MVC
12 12 (23.53%) Git (software)
13 10 (19.61%) XSLT
13 10 (19.61%) Content Management
13 10 (19.61%) Progressive Enhancement
14 9 (17.65%) .NET
14 9 (17.65%) ASP.NET
14 9 (17.65%) Web Services
14 9 (17.65%) XML
14 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (15.69%) Java
15 8 (15.69%) Visual Studio
15 8 (15.69%) XHTML
15 8 (15.69%) TeamSite
15 8 (15.69%) Web Design
15 8 (15.69%) SiteCatalyst
15 8 (15.69%) Analytics
16 7 (13.73%) SEO
16 7 (13.73%) Ajax
16 7 (13.73%) .NET Framework

WCAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WCAG 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 WCAG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (31.37%) CMS
2 8 (15.69%) TeamSite
3 3 (5.88%) WordPress
4 2 (3.92%) IIS
4 2 (3.92%) Node.js
4 2 (3.92%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.96%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.96%) GIMP
2 1 (1.96%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 8 (15.69%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.76%) Intranet
2 4 (7.84%) Internet
3 1 (1.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) MySQL
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 8 (15.69%) Visual Studio
3 6 (11.76%) Dreamweaver
4 5 (9.80%) Maven
4 5 (9.80%) Ant
4 5 (9.80%) JUnit
4 5 (9.80%) Selenium
5 3 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.88%) Jasmine
5 3 (5.88%) JIRA
6 2 (3.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.96%) Subversion
7 1 (1.96%) Axure RP
7 1 (1.96%) Flex Builder
General
1 2 (3.92%) Publishing
1 2 (3.92%) Marketing
2 1 (1.96%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (74.51%) Developer
2 24 (47.06%) Front-End Developer
3 11 (21.57%) Web Developer
4 7 (13.73%) UI Developer
5 5 (9.80%) UI Programmer
6 4 (7.84%) Front-End Web Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Architect
8 2 (3.92%) HTML Developer
9 1 (1.96%) JavaScript Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Coordinator
9 1 (1.96%) Senior Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Lead Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Systems Architect
9 1 (1.96%) UX Designer
9 1 (1.96%) Designer
9 1 (1.96%) User Experience Consultant
9 1 (1.96%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (78.43%) HTML
2 39 (76.47%) CSS
3 30 (58.82%) HTML5
4 29 (56.86%) jQuery
5 22 (43.14%) CSS3
6 10 (19.61%) XSLT
7 9 (17.65%) .NET
7 9 (17.65%) ASP.NET
7 9 (17.65%) Web Services
7 9 (17.65%) XML
8 8 (15.69%) XHTML
9 7 (13.73%) Ajax
9 7 (13.73%) .NET Framework
9 7 (13.73%) JSON
9 7 (13.73%) Sass
9 7 (13.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (11.76%) REST
11 5 (9.80%) LESS
11 5 (9.80%) Struts
11 5 (9.80%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (39.22%) W3C
2 5 (9.80%) User Experience
3 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.92%) Human Factors
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) RIA
4 1 (1.96%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.96%) Animation
4 1 (1.96%) Photography
4 1 (1.96%) Ergonomics
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.80%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
2 15 (29.41%) Web Development
3 14 (27.45%) MVC
4 10 (19.61%) Content Management
4 10 (19.61%) Progressive Enhancement
5 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (15.69%) Web Design
6 8 (15.69%) Analytics
7 7 (13.73%) SEO
8 4 (7.84%) Web Accessibility
9 3 (5.88%) BDD
9 3 (5.88%) Validation
9 3 (5.88%) OO
9 3 (5.88%) Scrum
10 2 (3.92%) OOP
10 2 (3.92%) IT Governance
10 2 (3.92%) TDD
10 2 (3.92%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (3.92%) Unit Testing
10 2 (3.92%) Graceful Degradation
Programming Languages
1 31 (60.78%) JavaScript
2 8 (15.69%) Java
3 4 (7.84%) C#
4 3 (5.88%) Perl
5 2 (3.92%) SQL
5 2 (3.92%) VBScript
6 1 (1.96%) Ada
6 1 (1.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) WAI
2 1 (1.96%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) Section 508
2 1 (1.96%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Adobe
2 5 (9.80%) HP
3 4 (7.84%) Apple
3 4 (7.84%) Google
4 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.88%) Interwoven
5 2 (3.92%) Open Text
5 2 (3.92%) RedDot
6 1 (1.96%) Facebook
6 1 (1.96%) Twitter