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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 576 645 602
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -43
Contract jobs citing WCAG 63 12 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.021% 0.071%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.27% 0.22% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 7 16
Median daily rate £363 £344 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.53% +1.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £322 £251
% change year-on-year
+8.78% +28.44%
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
4968 5508 5420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.32% 9.45% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3193 3443 3339
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £382
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 220 216
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £60.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £24.75 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+13.73% +25.31%

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 28 August 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 23 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 28 August 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 +34 44 £350 +1.89% 11
London +10 19 £375 -16.66% 7
Edinburgh - 19 £450 - 1
Scotland - 19 £450 - 1
East of England +22 8 £325 +13.04% 2
Norfolk +2 7 £325 +13.04%
Norwich 0 7 £325 +13.04%
Coventry -11 7 £400 -11.11%
West Midlands -19 7 £400 -11.11%
South East - 7 £350 - 1
Kent - 6 £350 -
City of London - 4 £213 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £300 -
North East - 3 £300 -
Chatham - 2 £350 -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £425 - 1
Worthing - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £425 - 1

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 68 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (65.63%) JavaScript
3 45 (46.88%) Java
3 45 (46.88%) Scrum
4 44 (45.83%) User Experience
5 37 (38.54%) HTML
6 36 (37.50%) CSS
6 36 (37.50%) Python
7 33 (34.38%) Selenium
7 33 (34.38%) Cucumber
8 31 (32.29%) Web Development
9 30 (31.25%) Open Source
9 30 (31.25%) Jenkins
10 29 (30.21%) GIS
11 28 (29.17%) JIRA
11 28 (29.17%) REST
11 28 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
11 28 (29.17%) OpenLayers
12 27 (28.13%) Leaflet
12 27 (28.13%) PostGIS
12 27 (28.13%) GeoServer
12 27 (28.13%) ESRI
13 25 (26.04%) Web Services
14 24 (25.00%) Maven
15 23 (23.96%) Gradle
15 23 (23.96%) Artifactory
15 23 (23.96%) Ansible
15 23 (23.96%) JBehave
16 22 (22.92%) HTML5
17 21 (21.88%) Front End Development

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 27 (28.13%) GeoServer
2 8 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (7.29%) CMS
4 3 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.08%) Kentico
6 1 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.04%) Confluence
6 1 (1.04%) IIS
6 1 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (9.38%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.13%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.04%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (5.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.33%) Adobe Analytics
2 3 (3.13%) Heroku
3 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.17%) Internet
2 3 (3.13%) Intranet
3 1 (1.04%) FTP
3 1 (1.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (30.21%) GIS
2 9 (9.38%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.17%) Spatial Data
4 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.08%) EDRMS
6 1 (1.04%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.04%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.04%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 33 (34.38%) Cucumber
1 33 (34.38%) Selenium
2 30 (31.25%) Jenkins
3 28 (29.17%) JIRA
4 24 (25.00%) Maven
5 23 (23.96%) Artifactory
5 23 (23.96%) Gradle
5 23 (23.96%) JBehave
6 16 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 9 (9.38%) WebDriver
8 5 (5.21%) SoapUI
9 4 (4.17%) JUnit
9 4 (4.17%) RSpec
9 4 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (3.13%) Subversion
11 2 (2.08%) Grunt
11 2 (2.08%) gulp
11 2 (2.08%) Visual Studio
12 1 (1.04%) Burp Suite
12 1 (1.04%) git-flow
General
1 10 (10.42%) Publishing
2 5 (5.21%) Games
2 5 (5.21%) Legal
3 3 (3.13%) Marketing
4 2 (2.08%) Finance
5 1 (1.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 60 (62.50%) Developer
2 25 (26.04%) GIS Developer
3 23 (23.96%) Web Developer
4 21 (21.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 12 (12.50%) GIS Web Developer
6 11 (11.46%) Designer
7 10 (10.42%) JavaScript Developer
8 9 (9.38%) Open Source Developer
9 8 (8.33%) Content Designer
9 8 (8.33%) HTML CSS Developer
9 8 (8.33%) HTML Developer
10 6 (6.25%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 6 (6.25%) QA Engineer
11 5 (5.21%) Administrator
11 5 (5.21%) SharePoint Administrator
11 5 (5.21%) UI Developer
12 4 (4.17%) Digital Developer
12 4 (4.17%) Test Engineer
12 4 (4.17%) UX Designer
12 4 (4.17%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (38.54%) HTML
2 36 (37.50%) CSS
3 28 (29.17%) OpenLayers
3 28 (29.17%) REST
4 27 (28.13%) Leaflet
4 27 (28.13%) PostGIS
5 25 (26.04%) Web Services
6 22 (22.92%) HTML5
7 19 (19.79%) CSS3
8 14 (14.58%) .NET
8 14 (14.58%) jQuery
9 10 (10.42%) Sass
10 9 (9.38%) ASP.NET
11 8 (8.33%) AngularJS
11 8 (8.33%) JSP
12 6 (6.25%) LESS
13 5 (5.21%) Django
13 5 (5.21%) SOAP
14 4 (4.17%) Node.js
15 3 (3.13%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 44 (45.83%) User Experience
2 4 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.13%) RIA
3 3 (3.13%) W3C
4 2 (2.08%) Blog
5 1 (1.04%) CESG
5 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.04%) Fintech
5 1 (1.04%) FMCG
5 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.21%) Mac OS X
2 2 (2.08%) Linux
3 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.04%) Unix
3 1 (1.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (46.88%) Scrum
3 31 (32.29%) Web Development
4 30 (31.25%) Open Source
5 28 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (21.88%) Front End Development
6 21 (21.88%) SDLC
7 16 (16.67%) TDD
8 15 (15.63%) Web Accessibility
9 14 (14.58%) Responsive Web Design
10 8 (8.33%) MVC
10 8 (8.33%) SEO
11 7 (7.29%) BDD
11 7 (7.29%) Test Scripting
11 7 (7.29%) Waterfall
12 6 (6.25%) Web Design
13 5 (5.21%) ITSM
13 5 (5.21%) Project Management
13 5 (5.21%) Regression Testing
13 5 (5.21%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 63 (65.63%) JavaScript
2 45 (46.88%) Java
3 36 (37.50%) Python
4 12 (12.50%) C#
5 7 (7.29%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.17%) C
6 4 (4.17%) Ruby
6 4 (4.17%) Scala
7 3 (3.13%) Perl
8 2 (2.08%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.08%) SQL
8 2 (2.08%) VBScript
9 1 (1.04%) ES6
9 1 (1.04%) PHP
9 1 (1.04%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (7.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (18.75%) WAI
2 17 (17.71%) QA
3 2 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.04%) GPG13
4 1 (1.04%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 23 (23.96%) Ansible
2 4 (4.17%) SCOM
3 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (28.13%) ESRI
2 8 (8.33%) Adobe
3 5 (5.21%) Remedy
4 3 (3.13%) Apple
5 2 (2.08%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.04%) HP
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle
6 1 (1.04%) RedDot
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