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 10 December 2016 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 547 620 629
Rank change year-on-year
+73 +9
Contract jobs citing WCAG 67 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.053% 0.034%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.38% 0.52% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 19 12
Median daily rate £394 £388 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% +23.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £338 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.74% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
4863 5561 5271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.81% 10.11% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3165 3424 3396
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 210 211
Median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.40 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £21.99
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +13.67%

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 10 December 2016.

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 27 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 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +52 60 £385 -2.22% 4
London +13 22 £418 +4.37% 1
North East - 17 £340 -
Tyne and Wear - 17 £340 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 17 £340 -
South East - 11 £350 -
West Sussex - 8 £375 -
Worthing - 7 - -
Scotland - 6 £400 -
Glasgow - 6 £400 -
West Yorkshire +22 4 £313 -43.18% 1
Yorkshire +21 4 £313 -19.35% 1
Leeds +19 3 - - 1
South West +9 3 £450 +36.36%
West Midlands -14 3 - - 2
Swindon - 3 £450 -
Telford - 3 - -
Wiltshire - 3 £450 -
Shropshire - 3 - -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 - -
Cardiff +14 1 £300 -7.69%
South Wales +4 1 £300 -7.69%
Wales -2 1 £300 -7.69%
City of London - 1 £450 -
Bracknell - 1 £325 -
Berkshire - 1 £325 -

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 91 (71.09%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (39.84%) HTML
3 50 (39.06%) Selenium
3 50 (39.06%) Cucumber
4 49 (38.28%) Jenkins
5 48 (37.50%) QA
5 48 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 48 (37.50%) CSS
6 40 (31.25%) Scrum
7 39 (30.47%) User Stories
8 38 (29.69%) TDD
8 38 (29.69%) Java
9 35 (27.34%) User Experience
10 33 (25.78%) Test Automation
11 32 (25.00%) HTML5
11 32 (25.00%) WebDriver
12 31 (24.22%) Test Scripting
13 30 (23.44%) Defect Tracking
14 29 (22.66%) Scala
14 29 (22.66%) Git (software)
14 29 (22.66%) Automation Testing
14 29 (22.66%) CSS3
14 29 (22.66%) Automated Testing
15 28 (21.88%) Games
15 28 (21.88%) JUnit
15 28 (21.88%) Web Testing
15 28 (21.88%) RSpec
16 27 (21.09%) Front End Development
17 25 (19.53%) JSON
18 24 (18.75%) 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 11 (8.59%) GeoServer
2 8 (6.25%) Confluence
3 7 (5.47%) CMS
4 4 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.56%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.78%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (6.25%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.91%) Adobe Analytics
2 4 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.34%) Basecamp
3 3 (2.34%) Heroku
4 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.13%) Internet
2 2 (1.56%) FTP
2 2 (1.56%) HTTP
3 1 (0.78%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.78%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.16%) GIS
2 7 (5.47%) MongoDB
3 6 (4.69%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.56%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 50 (39.06%) Cucumber
1 50 (39.06%) Selenium
2 49 (38.28%) Jenkins
3 32 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 29 (22.66%) Git (software)
5 28 (21.88%) JUnit
5 28 (21.88%) RSpec
6 19 (14.84%) JIRA
7 12 (9.38%) Maven
8 11 (8.59%) Artifactory
8 11 (8.59%) Gradle
8 11 (8.59%) JBehave
8 11 (8.59%) Subversion
9 7 (5.47%) Burp Suite
9 7 (5.47%) JMeter
10 6 (4.69%) Grunt
11 4 (3.13%) SoapUI
12 3 (2.34%) Bitbucket
12 3 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (21.88%) Games
2 10 (7.81%) Publishing
3 8 (6.25%) Retail
4 7 (5.47%) Legal
5 6 (4.69%) Finance
6 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (39.84%) Developer
2 28 (21.88%) Test Engineer
3 27 (21.09%) QA Engineer
4 25 (19.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 25 (19.53%) QA Test Engineer
4 25 (19.53%) Quality Engineer
5 21 (16.41%) Designer
6 16 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
7 14 (10.94%) HTML CSS Developer
7 14 (10.94%) HTML Developer
8 13 (10.16%) Web Developer
9 10 (7.81%) GIS Developer
10 9 (7.03%) Analyst
10 9 (7.03%) UI Designer
11 8 (6.25%) Content Designer
12 6 (4.69%) Senior QA Engineer
12 6 (4.69%) Senior Quality Engineer
12 6 (4.69%) Senior Test Engineer
12 6 (4.69%) Tester
13 5 (3.91%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (39.84%) HTML
2 48 (37.50%) CSS
3 32 (25.00%) HTML5
4 29 (22.66%) CSS3
5 25 (19.53%) JSON
6 17 (13.28%) jQuery
7 16 (12.50%) REST
8 14 (10.94%) Sass
8 14 (10.94%) Web Services
9 13 (10.16%) Node.js
10 12 (9.38%) .NET
10 12 (9.38%) AngularJS
10 12 (9.38%) OpenLayers
11 11 (8.59%) JSP
11 11 (8.59%) Leaflet
11 11 (8.59%) PostGIS
12 9 (7.03%) LESS
13 8 (6.25%) Spring
14 7 (5.47%) Ajax
15 6 (4.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 35 (27.34%) User Experience
2 19 (14.84%) W3C
3 4 (3.13%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.34%) RIA
5 2 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.56%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.56%) Fintech
5 2 (1.56%) Linked Data
5 2 (1.56%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.78%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.78%) iPad
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.13%) Linux
2 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.56%) Unix
2 2 (1.56%) Windows
3 1 (0.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (71.09%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (31.25%) Scrum
3 39 (30.47%) User Stories
4 38 (29.69%) TDD
5 33 (25.78%) Test Automation
6 31 (24.22%) Test Scripting
7 30 (23.44%) Defect Tracking
8 29 (22.66%) Automated Testing
8 29 (22.66%) Automation Testing
9 28 (21.88%) Web Testing
10 27 (21.09%) Front End Development
11 24 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (16.41%) Web Development
13 20 (15.63%) Open Source
14 14 (10.94%) Web Accessibility
15 13 (10.16%) BDD
16 12 (9.38%) Cross-Browser Testing
16 12 (9.38%) Responsive Web Design
17 11 (8.59%) SDLC
17 11 (8.59%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 48 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 38 (29.69%) Java
3 29 (22.66%) Scala
4 23 (17.97%) Python
5 8 (6.25%) C#
6 5 (3.91%) Ruby
7 4 (3.13%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.34%) C
8 3 (2.34%) SQL
9 2 (1.56%) Perl
9 2 (1.56%) PHP
9 2 (1.56%) SPARQL
9 2 (1.56%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.56%) VBScript
10 1 (0.78%) ES6
Qualifications
1 5 (3.91%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (37.50%) QA
2 15 (11.72%) WAI
3 3 (2.34%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.78%) Section 508
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (8.59%) Ansible
2 4 (3.13%) SCOM
3 3 (2.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (8.59%) ESRI
2 8 (6.25%) Adobe
3 4 (3.13%) Remedy
4 2 (1.56%) HP
4 2 (1.56%) Oracle
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
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