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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 568 601 549
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -52
Contract jobs citing WCAG 56 15 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.029% 0.075%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.10% 0.31% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 4 16
Average daily rate £390 £315 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -15.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £178 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £554 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+37.50% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.28 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.28 - -

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
5091 4850 4437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.89% 9.39% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3127 2978 2584
Average daily rate £425 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 176 167
Average hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.08 £11.00 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.98 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £23.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+81.72% +36.76%

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 9 February 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 30 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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 48 £390 +23.80% 6
North West +2 14 £370 -
Manchester -4 14 £370 -
London +16 13 £388 -40.38% 3
Stockport - 10 £370 -
North East - 9 £400 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £400 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 9 £400 - 1
Yorkshire - 5 £450 -
Edinburgh - 4 £450 -
Scotland - 4 £450 -
South East -8 3 £325 +42.85% 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £450 -
City of London +43 2 £388 -40.38% 1
West Midlands -11 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Norfolk - 2 - -
Westminster - 2 £388 - 1
Warwick - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Norwich - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 - -
Huddersfield - 2 £450 -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Cardiff - 1 £325 -
Surrey - 1 £325 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £325 -

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 58 (72.50%) HTML
1 58 (72.50%) CSS
2 44 (55.00%) JavaScript
3 43 (53.75%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (47.50%) HTML5
5 31 (38.75%) CSS3
6 30 (37.50%) Front End Development
7 24 (30.00%) Scrum
8 23 (28.75%) C#
9 22 (27.50%) OWASP
9 22 (27.50%) BDD
9 22 (27.50%) AngularJS
10 20 (25.00%) .NET
11 19 (23.75%) User Experience
11 19 (23.75%) jQuery
12 18 (22.50%) Responsive Web Design
12 18 (22.50%) CMS
12 18 (22.50%) MVC
13 17 (21.25%) Web Testing
14 15 (18.75%) JIRA
14 15 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (17.50%) Analytics
15 14 (17.50%) .NET Framework
15 14 (17.50%) Adobe
16 13 (16.25%) Java
16 13 (16.25%) Requirements Analysis
16 13 (16.25%) QA
16 13 (16.25%) EPiServer
16 13 (16.25%) Sitecore CMS
16 13 (16.25%) Sitecore

WCAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 18 (22.50%) CMS
2 13 (16.25%) Sitecore CMS
3 8 (10.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 8 (10.00%) Confluence
4 7 (8.75%) IIS
5 5 (6.25%) Umbraco
6 4 (5.00%) Drupal
6 4 (5.00%) Node.js
6 4 (5.00%) WordPress
7 3 (3.75%) ExpressionEngine
7 3 (3.75%) Joomla!
8 2 (2.50%) Apache
8 2 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (8.75%) MS Office
2 6 (7.50%) Photoshop
3 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (3.75%) Fireworks
5 1 (1.25%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.50%) Adobe Analytics
2 5 (6.25%) GitHub
3 3 (3.75%) Google Analytics
3 3 (3.75%) MailChimp
4 2 (2.50%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) FTP
1 3 (3.75%) Intranet
2 2 (2.50%) DNS
2 2 (2.50%) Internet
2 2 (2.50%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (18.75%) JIRA
2 13 (16.25%) SpecFlow
3 12 (15.00%) Git (software)
4 9 (11.25%) Cucumber
4 9 (11.25%) Jenkins
4 9 (11.25%) Selenium
5 8 (10.00%) Subversion
6 7 (8.75%) WebDriver
7 6 (7.50%) Axure RP
8 5 (6.25%) Grunt
8 5 (6.25%) gulp
8 5 (6.25%) JMeter
8 5 (6.25%) TeamCity
9 4 (5.00%) JUnit
9 4 (5.00%) RSpec
10 3 (3.75%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (3.75%) Sublime Text
11 2 (2.50%) Bundler
11 2 (2.50%) Gemnasium
11 2 (2.50%) git-flow
General
1 8 (10.00%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Games
3 5 (6.25%) Marketing
4 3 (3.75%) Retail
5 2 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 49 (61.25%) Developer
2 24 (30.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 19 (23.75%) HTML Developer
4 14 (17.50%) Consultant
5 11 (13.75%) UI Developer
6 10 (12.50%) .NET Developer
7 9 (11.25%) Agile Developer
7 9 (11.25%) Web Developer
8 7 (8.75%) C# Developer
8 7 (8.75%) JavaScript Developer
9 6 (7.50%) Agile .NET Developer
9 6 (7.50%) Analyst
10 5 (6.25%) Agile C# Developer
10 5 (6.25%) HTML CSS Developer
11 4 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (5.00%) Digital Developer
11 4 (5.00%) Graduate Consultant
11 4 (5.00%) Graduate IT Consultant
11 4 (5.00%) Junior IT Consultant
11 4 (5.00%) User Experience Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (72.50%) CSS
1 58 (72.50%) HTML
2 38 (47.50%) HTML5
3 31 (38.75%) CSS3
4 22 (27.50%) AngularJS
5 20 (25.00%) .NET
6 19 (23.75%) jQuery
7 14 (17.50%) .NET Framework
8 10 (12.50%) REST
9 8 (10.00%) SOAP
9 8 (10.00%) Web Services
10 7 (8.75%) Ajax
11 6 (7.50%) Sass
12 5 (6.25%) Backbone.js
12 5 (6.25%) WCF
13 4 (5.00%) JSP
13 4 (5.00%) React
13 4 (5.00%) XHTML
13 4 (5.00%) XML
14 3 (3.75%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 19 (23.75%) User Experience
2 15 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (12.50%) W3C
4 6 (7.50%) CESG
4 6 (7.50%) Psychology
5 4 (5.00%) Blog
6 3 (3.75%) Social Media
7 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.50%) Mac OS X
2 6 (7.50%) Windows
3 2 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (53.75%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (37.50%) Front End Development
3 24 (30.00%) Scrum
4 22 (27.50%) BDD
4 22 (27.50%) OWASP
5 18 (22.50%) MVC
5 18 (22.50%) Responsive Web Design
6 17 (21.25%) Web Testing
7 14 (17.50%) Analytics
8 13 (16.25%) Requirements Analysis
9 10 (12.50%) OO
9 10 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 9 (11.25%) TDD
10 9 (11.25%) Web Development
11 8 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (8.75%) Functional Testing
12 7 (8.75%) Time Management
12 7 (8.75%) User Stories
12 7 (8.75%) Web Accessibility
13 6 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 44 (55.00%) JavaScript
2 23 (28.75%) C#
3 13 (16.25%) Java
4 10 (12.50%) Python
5 8 (10.00%) PHP
5 8 (10.00%) Ruby
6 6 (7.50%) Scala
7 4 (5.00%) Perl
8 2 (2.50%) C
8 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (8.75%) Degree
2 4 (5.00%) ECDL
2 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.25%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.25%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.25%) QA
2 11 (13.75%) WAI
3 6 (7.50%) GPG13
Vendors
1 14 (17.50%) Adobe
2 13 (16.25%) EPiServer
2 13 (16.25%) Sitecore
3 12 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.25%) Capita
5 3 (3.75%) Atlassian
5 3 (3.75%) CODA
5 3 (3.75%) Google
5 3 (3.75%) Twitter
5 3 (3.75%) Zend
6 2 (2.50%) HP
6 2 (2.50%) IBM
6 2 (2.50%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.50%) RedDot
6 2 (2.50%) Sonatype
7 1 (1.25%) Apple
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