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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 593 550 540
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -10
Contract jobs citing WCAG 22 19 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.036% 0.085%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.50% 0.50% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 22
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.56% +13.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £274 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.75% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £23.75

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
4408 3820 4381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.67% 7.30% 7.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2765 2322 2527
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 148 229
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -11.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.30 £41.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -11.39%

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 October 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 21 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 October 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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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 -28 17 £350 -4.76% 4
London +13 7 £375 +2.04% 1
Scotland -9 5 £239 -
City of London +21 4 £388 +61.45% 1
East of England - 4 - -
South East -12 3 £300 +6.00% 1
Glasgow - 3 £230 -
Hertford - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 44 (64.71%) HTML
2 43 (63.24%) JavaScript
2 43 (63.24%) CSS
3 31 (45.59%) jQuery
4 30 (44.12%) HTML5
5 18 (26.47%) W3C
6 17 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 16 (23.53%) CSS3
8 15 (22.06%) Git (software)
8 15 (22.06%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (22.06%) Web Development
9 14 (20.59%) WAI
10 13 (19.12%) Progressive Enhancement
11 12 (17.65%) Intranet
11 12 (17.65%) Web Design
12 11 (16.18%) User Experience
13 10 (14.71%) CMS
14 9 (13.24%) Use Case
14 9 (13.24%) XHTML
14 9 (13.24%) User Stories
14 9 (13.24%) Analytics
14 9 (13.24%) SiteCatalyst
15 8 (11.76%) Web Accessibility
15 8 (11.76%) Ajax
16 7 (10.29%) Photoshop
16 7 (10.29%) Dreamweaver
16 7 (10.29%) MVC
16 7 (10.29%) Workflow
17 6 (8.82%) Adobe
17 6 (8.82%) .NET

WCAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 10 (14.71%) CMS
2 5 (7.35%) TeamSite
3 3 (4.41%) Node.js
3 3 (4.41%) WordPress
3 3 (4.41%) IIS
4 2 (2.94%) Confluence
4 2 (2.94%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.47%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.94%) GIMP
3 1 (1.47%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.47%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (13.24%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.65%) Intranet
2 4 (5.88%) Internet
3 2 (2.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) MySQL
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (22.06%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.29%) Dreamweaver
3 6 (8.82%) Jasmine
4 5 (7.35%) JIRA
4 5 (7.35%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.47%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (1.47%) Axure RP
6 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.47%) Flex Builder
6 1 (1.47%) Selenium
6 1 (1.47%) Subversion
6 1 (1.47%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.47%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (7.35%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Marketing
3 2 (2.94%) Publishing
3 2 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (64.71%) Developer
2 25 (36.76%) Front-End Developer
3 15 (22.06%) UI Developer
4 14 (20.59%) Web Developer
5 12 (17.65%) UI Programmer
6 5 (7.35%) Front-End Web Developer
6 5 (7.35%) Designer
7 4 (5.88%) Consultant
7 4 (5.88%) UI Designer
8 3 (4.41%) Web Designer
8 3 (4.41%) HTML Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.41%) Analyst
9 2 (2.94%) Architect
9 2 (2.94%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.94%) Digital Project Manager
9 2 (2.94%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 2 (2.94%) User Experience Consultant
10 1 (1.47%) UX Designer
10 1 (1.47%) Senior UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (64.71%) HTML
2 43 (63.24%) CSS
3 31 (45.59%) jQuery
4 30 (44.12%) HTML5
5 16 (23.53%) CSS3
6 9 (13.24%) XHTML
7 8 (11.76%) Ajax
8 6 (8.82%) .NET
8 6 (8.82%) ASP.NET
9 5 (7.35%) LESS
9 5 (7.35%) Google Maps API
10 4 (5.88%) JSF
10 4 (5.88%) JSON
10 4 (5.88%) .NET Framework
10 4 (5.88%) Sass
10 4 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (4.41%) PrimeFaces
11 3 (4.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 3 (4.41%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (4.41%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.47%) W3C
2 11 (16.18%) User Experience
3 3 (4.41%) Social Media
4 2 (2.94%) Statistics
4 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.47%) RIA
5 1 (1.47%) Ergonomics
5 1 (1.47%) Human Factors
5 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.47%) Animation
5 1 (1.47%) Photography
5 1 (1.47%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 15 (22.06%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.06%) Web Development
3 13 (19.12%) Progressive Enhancement
4 12 (17.65%) Web Design
5 9 (13.24%) Use Case
5 9 (13.24%) User Stories
5 9 (13.24%) Analytics
6 8 (11.76%) Web Accessibility
7 7 (10.29%) MVC
7 7 (10.29%) Workflow
8 6 (8.82%) Scrum
8 6 (8.82%) BDD
9 5 (7.35%) Content Management
10 4 (5.88%) Coaching
11 3 (4.41%) Marketing Strategy
11 3 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (4.41%) Project Management
11 3 (4.41%) Validation
11 3 (4.41%) OO
Programming Languages
1 43 (63.24%) JavaScript
2 5 (7.35%) Perl
3 3 (4.41%) SQL
3 3 (4.41%) Java
3 3 (4.41%) C#
4 2 (2.94%) VBScript
5 1 (1.47%) PHP
5 1 (1.47%) Ada
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.47%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.47%) Degree
3 1 (1.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (20.59%) WAI
2 1 (1.47%) Section 508
2 1 (1.47%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (8.82%) Adobe
1 6 (8.82%) Google
2 5 (7.35%) Interwoven
3 4 (5.88%) Apple
4 2 (2.94%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.94%) Open Text
4 2 (2.94%) RedDot
5 1 (1.47%) Facebook
5 1 (1.47%) Twitter
5 1 (1.47%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.47%) CheckPoint
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