The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 540 520 544
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +24
Contract jobs citing WCAG 47 24 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.050% 0.073%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.06% 0.67% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 13 28
Average daily rate £325 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £244 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £345 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £248
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4414 3599 4540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.84% 7.54% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2669 2121 2478
Average daily rate £400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 144 240
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% +10.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.86 £10.50 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.86 £55.00 £35.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%

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 18 April 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 22 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -78 30 £323 +3.20% 8
London -22 16 £395 +21.53% 2
South East -7 7 £250 -
Berkshire -4 5 £250 -
Reading - 5 £250 -
Hampshire - 2 - -
City of London -18 1 - -
North West - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 3
Trowbridge - - - -
Warminster - - - - 3
Watford - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Oxford - - - -
Plymouth - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
South West - - - - 3
East of England - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 49 (65.33%) HTML
2 43 (57.33%) CSS
3 39 (52.00%) JavaScript
4 25 (33.33%) jQuery
5 22 (29.33%) W3C
6 18 (24.00%) WAI
7 13 (17.33%) XHTML
8 12 (16.00%) .NET
8 12 (16.00%) ASP.NET
8 12 (16.00%) Ajax
9 11 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (14.67%) HTML5
10 10 (13.33%) MVC
10 10 (13.33%) Web Design
11 9 (12.00%) Scrum
11 9 (12.00%) Workflow
11 9 (12.00%) Photoshop
11 9 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (12.00%) Web Accessibility
11 9 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (12.00%) Marketing
12 8 (10.67%) Cucumber
12 8 (10.67%) BDD
12 8 (10.67%) SpecFlow
12 8 (10.67%) QUnit
12 8 (10.67%) User Stories
12 8 (10.67%) NHibernate
12 8 (10.67%) JIRA
12 8 (10.67%) TDD
12 8 (10.67%) Software Engineering

WCAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (4.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 3 (4.00%) CMS
1 3 (4.00%) Apache
1 3 (4.00%) Drupal
2 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.67%) TeamSite
3 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (12.00%) Photoshop
2 3 (4.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.67%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.33%) GIMP
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) Internet
2 6 (8.00%) Intranet
3 5 (6.67%) Extranet
4 2 (2.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (10.67%) Cucumber
2 8 (10.67%) SpecFlow
2 8 (10.67%) QUnit
2 8 (10.67%) JIRA
3 7 (9.33%) Visual Studio
4 5 (6.67%) Dreamweaver
4 5 (6.67%) Firebug
5 4 (5.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 4 (5.33%) Axure RP
5 4 (5.33%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.00%) Subversion
7 1 (1.33%) Ant
7 1 (1.33%) JUnit
7 1 (1.33%) Maven
7 1 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.33%) HtmlUnit
7 1 (1.33%) Gradle
7 1 (1.33%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.33%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (12.00%) Marketing
2 7 (9.33%) Finance
2 7 (9.33%) Retail
3 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.33%) Legal
4 1 (1.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 31 (41.33%) Developer
2 11 (14.67%) Designer
3 10 (13.33%) UI Developer
3 10 (13.33%) Analyst
4 9 (12.00%) UI Programmer
5 7 (9.33%) UI Designer
6 6 (8.00%) Web Developer
6 6 (8.00%) Tester
6 6 (8.00%) Architect
7 5 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.67%) Digital Project Manager
7 5 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Analyst Developer
8 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (5.33%) .NET Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.33%) Senior Developer
9 3 (4.00%) Author
9 3 (4.00%) Technical Author
9 3 (4.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (65.33%) HTML
2 43 (57.33%) CSS
3 25 (33.33%) jQuery
4 13 (17.33%) XHTML
5 12 (16.00%) .NET
5 12 (16.00%) ASP.NET
5 12 (16.00%) Ajax
6 11 (14.67%) HTML5
7 9 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (10.67%) NHibernate
9 7 (9.33%) CSS3
10 6 (8.00%) Sass
10 6 (8.00%) Dojo
10 6 (8.00%) XML
10 6 (8.00%) DOM
11 5 (6.67%) WAP
11 5 (6.67%) GWT
11 5 (6.67%) Ext JS
11 5 (6.67%) LESS
12 4 (5.33%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 22 (29.33%) W3C
2 5 (6.67%) iDTV
2 5 (6.67%) New Media
2 5 (6.67%) Social Media
3 3 (4.00%) Copywriting
4 2 (2.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.00%) Windows
1 3 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (13.33%) MVC
2 10 (13.33%) Web Design
3 9 (12.00%) Scrum
3 9 (12.00%) Workflow
3 9 (12.00%) Web Accessibility
4 8 (10.67%) BDD
4 8 (10.67%) User Stories
4 8 (10.67%) TDD
4 8 (10.67%) Software Engineering
4 8 (10.67%) Use Case
5 7 (9.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (8.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 6 (8.00%) Project Management
7 5 (6.67%) Validation
7 5 (6.67%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.33%) Time Management
8 4 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.00%) SEO
9 3 (4.00%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (52.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (10.67%) T-SQL
3 5 (6.67%) C#
4 4 (5.33%) Java
5 3 (4.00%) ActionScript
5 3 (4.00%) PHP
6 1 (1.33%) C
6 1 (1.33%) Ruby
6 1 (1.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (24.00%) WAI
Systems Management
1 7 (9.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.33%) Google
3 3 (4.00%) Oracle
3 3 (4.00%) Adobe
4 2 (2.67%) Interwoven
5 1 (1.33%) Perforce
5 1 (1.33%) Sencha
5 1 (1.33%) Facebook
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