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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 613 633 583
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -50
Contract jobs citing WCAG 33 12 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.021% 0.075%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.67% 0.23% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 24
Median daily rate £403 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.14% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £330 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £358 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
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
4918 5271 5012
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.16% 9.41% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3137 3356 3067
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 174 240
Median hourly rate £25.75 £21.55 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.48% +2.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.40 £57.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.70% +14.28%

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 29 May 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 17 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 29 May 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 +20 21 £388 +17.42% 10
London +15 15 £418 +22.79% 5
Edinburgh - 11 £425 -
Scotland - 11 £425 -
North East - 3 £304 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £304 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £304 -
Birmingham -3 2 £375 +13.63%
West Midlands -9 2 £375 +13.63% 2
City of London - 2 £389 - 1
Westminster - 2 £389 -
Bath - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 1
South Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 56 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (54.55%) HTML
2 48 (54.55%) JavaScript
2 48 (54.55%) CSS
3 33 (37.50%) Scrum
4 29 (32.95%) Web Development
5 28 (31.82%) HTML5
5 28 (31.82%) User Experience
6 27 (30.68%) Java
7 26 (29.55%) C#
8 25 (28.41%) Selenium
9 24 (27.27%) Cucumber
9 24 (27.27%) .NET
10 23 (26.14%) Front End Development
11 22 (25.00%) Python
11 22 (25.00%) MVC
11 22 (25.00%) CMS
11 22 (25.00%) BDD
11 22 (25.00%) CSS3
11 22 (25.00%) JIRA
12 21 (23.86%) jQuery
12 21 (23.86%) OWASP
12 21 (23.86%) Jenkins
13 20 (22.73%) AngularJS
13 20 (22.73%) WAI
14 19 (21.59%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (19.32%) QA
16 15 (17.05%) Web Testing
16 15 (17.05%) Open Source
17 14 (15.91%) .NET Framework

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 22 (25.00%) CMS
2 11 (12.50%) GeoServer
2 11 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
3 8 (9.09%) IIS
4 4 (4.55%) Confluence
4 4 (4.55%) Drupal
4 4 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (4.55%) WordPress
5 3 (3.41%) ExpressionEngine
5 3 (3.41%) Joomla!
5 3 (3.41%) Node.js
5 3 (3.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.27%) Apache
6 2 (2.27%) Kentico
6 2 (2.27%) Umbraco
6 2 (2.27%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (7.95%) Photoshop
2 5 (5.68%) MS Office
3 3 (3.41%) Fireworks
4 2 (2.27%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) Adobe Analytics
1 3 (3.41%) GitHub
1 3 (3.41%) Google Analytics
1 3 (3.41%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.82%) Intranet
2 3 (3.41%) FTP
3 2 (2.27%) DNS
3 2 (2.27%) Internet
4 1 (1.14%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.50%) GIS
2 9 (10.23%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.27%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.14%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (28.41%) Selenium
2 24 (27.27%) Cucumber
3 22 (25.00%) JIRA
4 21 (23.86%) Jenkins
5 13 (14.77%) Maven
6 11 (12.50%) Artifactory
6 11 (12.50%) Git (software)
6 11 (12.50%) Gradle
6 11 (12.50%) JBehave
6 11 (12.50%) SpecFlow
7 10 (11.36%) WebDriver
8 6 (6.82%) Subversion
9 5 (5.68%) Axure RP
9 5 (5.68%) JMeter
9 5 (5.68%) JUnit
9 5 (5.68%) Visual Studio
10 4 (4.55%) RSpec
10 4 (4.55%) SoapUI
11 3 (3.41%) Ant
11 3 (3.41%) Sublime Text
General
1 8 (9.09%) Games
1 8 (9.09%) Marketing
2 4 (4.55%) Finance
3 3 (3.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 49 (55.68%) Developer
2 17 (19.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 16 (18.18%) Web Developer
4 13 (14.77%) Consultant
5 11 (12.50%) GIS Developer
6 9 (10.23%) .NET Developer
6 9 (10.23%) HTML Developer
7 8 (9.09%) GIS Web Developer
8 7 (7.95%) Agile Developer
8 7 (7.95%) Tester
9 6 (6.82%) Agile .NET Developer
9 6 (6.82%) Analyst
9 6 (6.82%) C# Developer
10 5 (5.68%) Agile C# Developer
10 5 (5.68%) Technical Consultant
11 4 (4.55%) Lead Developer
11 4 (4.55%) QA Analyst
11 4 (4.55%) Senior Developer
11 4 (4.55%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 4 (4.55%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (54.55%) CSS
1 48 (54.55%) HTML
2 28 (31.82%) HTML5
3 24 (27.27%) .NET
4 22 (25.00%) CSS3
5 21 (23.86%) jQuery
6 20 (22.73%) AngularJS
7 14 (15.91%) .NET Framework
8 13 (14.77%) REST
8 13 (14.77%) Web Services
9 11 (12.50%) Leaflet
9 11 (12.50%) OpenLayers
9 11 (12.50%) PostGIS
10 8 (9.09%) Sass
11 5 (5.68%) Ajax
11 5 (5.68%) XHTML
11 5 (5.68%) XML
12 4 (4.55%) ASP.NET
12 4 (4.55%) JSP
12 4 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (31.82%) User Experience
2 11 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (7.95%) W3C
4 6 (6.82%) CESG
5 4 (4.55%) Blog
5 4 (4.55%) Psychology
6 3 (3.41%) Social Media
7 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.14%) FMCG
8 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.23%) Mac OS X
2 3 (3.41%) Windows
3 2 (2.27%) Linux
4 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (37.50%) Scrum
3 29 (32.95%) Web Development
4 23 (26.14%) Front End Development
5 22 (25.00%) BDD
5 22 (25.00%) MVC
6 21 (23.86%) OWASP
7 19 (21.59%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (17.05%) Open Source
8 15 (17.05%) Web Testing
9 13 (14.77%) TDD
10 11 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
10 11 (12.50%) Wireframes
11 10 (11.36%) Web Accessibility
12 9 (10.23%) Test Automation
13 8 (9.09%) Analytics
13 8 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
13 8 (9.09%) SDLC
13 8 (9.09%) SEO
13 8 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 48 (54.55%) JavaScript
2 27 (30.68%) Java
3 26 (29.55%) C#
4 22 (25.00%) Python
5 8 (9.09%) Ruby
6 5 (5.68%) PHP
6 5 (5.68%) Scala
7 4 (4.55%) Perl
7 4 (4.55%) VBScript
8 3 (3.41%) C
8 3 (3.41%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.41%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.14%) SQL
9 1 (1.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (5.68%) Degree
2 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.27%) ECDL
4 1 (1.14%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (22.73%) WAI
2 17 (19.32%) QA
3 6 (6.82%) GPG13
4 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 11 (12.50%) Ansible
2 1 (1.14%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 11 (12.50%) EPiServer
1 11 (12.50%) ESRI
1 11 (12.50%) Sitecore
2 9 (10.23%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.95%) Adobe
4 5 (5.68%) Capita
5 4 (4.55%) RedDot
6 3 (3.41%) Apple
6 3 (3.41%) CODA
6 3 (3.41%) Google
6 3 (3.41%) Twitter
6 3 (3.41%) Zend
7 2 (2.27%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.27%) IBM
8 1 (1.14%) HP
8 1 (1.14%) Remedy