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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 546 552 538
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -14
Contract jobs citing WCAG 44 21 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.041% 0.074%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.03% 0.54% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 25
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.30% +6.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £424 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £285
% change year-on-year
+4.50% +9.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.00
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4284 3871 4413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.84% 7.57% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2604 2310 2378
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £273 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 145 247
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.55 £40.00 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.10 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.87% -12.50%

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 1 August 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 20 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 1 August 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 +6 29 £330 -6.84% 7
London +5 14 £360 -8.69% 2
East of England - 9 £250 -
South East -4 5 £325 +4.50% 3
Hampshire -7 5 £325 +4.50% 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £260 -
North West - 1 £260 -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Abbots Langley - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
Leeds - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
South West - - - - 2
Farnborough - - - -

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (56.32%) HTML
2 48 (55.17%) JavaScript
3 47 (54.02%) CSS
4 33 (37.93%) jQuery
5 26 (29.89%) HTML5
6 19 (21.84%) WAI
7 17 (19.54%) Web Design
7 17 (19.54%) W3C
8 15 (17.24%) Workflow
8 15 (17.24%) Use Case
8 15 (17.24%) Responsive Web Design
8 15 (17.24%) User Stories
9 13 (14.94%) CSS3
9 13 (14.94%) Web Accessibility
9 13 (14.94%) Google
9 13 (14.94%) Intranet
10 12 (13.79%) Ajax
11 11 (12.64%) Git (software)
11 11 (12.64%) JIRA
12 10 (11.49%) Web Development
12 10 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (11.49%) XHTML
13 9 (10.34%) Internet
13 9 (10.34%) Finance
13 9 (10.34%) Marketing
13 9 (10.34%) Progressive Enhancement
13 9 (10.34%) Analytics
14 8 (9.20%) HP Quality Center
14 8 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (9.20%) DOM

WCAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 7 (8.05%) TeamSite
1 7 (8.05%) CMS
2 3 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (2.30%) Confluence
4 1 (1.15%) SAS
4 1 (1.15%) IIS
4 1 (1.15%) WordPress
4 1 (1.15%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.30%) GIMP
3 1 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (8.05%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.94%) Intranet
2 9 (10.34%) Internet
3 4 (4.60%) Extranet
4 2 (2.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.15%) MySQL
1 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (12.64%) Git (software)
1 11 (12.64%) JIRA
2 7 (8.05%) Dreamweaver
3 6 (6.90%) Jasmine
4 5 (5.75%) Firebug
4 5 (5.75%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 4 (4.60%) Axure RP
6 1 (1.15%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.15%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.15%) Selenium
6 1 (1.15%) Flex Builder
General
1 9 (10.34%) Finance
1 9 (10.34%) Marketing
2 5 (5.75%) Retail
3 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.15%) Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (50.57%) Developer
2 20 (22.99%) UI Developer
3 17 (19.54%) Front-End Developer
3 17 (19.54%) UI Programmer
4 16 (18.39%) Web Developer
5 8 (9.20%) Analyst
6 7 (8.05%) Project Manager
6 7 (8.05%) UI Designer
6 7 (8.05%) Designer
7 6 (6.90%) Digital Project Manager
7 6 (6.90%) Tester
8 5 (5.75%) Senior Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Web Designer
9 4 (4.60%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Front-End Web Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.60%) Architect
10 3 (3.45%) Security Architect
10 3 (3.45%) Security Solutions Architect
11 2 (2.30%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (56.32%) HTML
2 47 (54.02%) CSS
3 33 (37.93%) jQuery
4 26 (29.89%) HTML5
5 13 (14.94%) CSS3
6 12 (13.79%) Ajax
7 10 (11.49%) XHTML
8 8 (9.20%) DOM
9 7 (8.05%) JSF
10 6 (6.90%) PrimeFaces
10 6 (6.90%) Velocity
10 6 (6.90%) XML
11 5 (5.75%) GWT
11 5 (5.75%) Ext JS
11 5 (5.75%) Dojo
11 5 (5.75%) Google Maps API
12 4 (4.60%) JSON
12 4 (4.60%) WAP
13 3 (3.45%) Java EE
13 3 (3.45%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.54%) W3C
2 7 (8.05%) Social Media
3 4 (4.60%) New Media
3 4 (4.60%) iDTV
4 2 (2.30%) Open Source
4 2 (2.30%) Statistics
5 1 (1.15%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.15%) RIA
5 1 (1.15%) Animation
5 1 (1.15%) Photography
5 1 (1.15%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.15%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.54%) Web Design
2 15 (17.24%) Workflow
2 15 (17.24%) Use Case
2 15 (17.24%) Responsive Web Design
2 15 (17.24%) User Stories
3 13 (14.94%) Web Accessibility
4 10 (11.49%) Web Development
4 10 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (10.34%) Progressive Enhancement
5 9 (10.34%) Analytics
6 8 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (6.90%) BDD
7 6 (6.90%) Scrum
7 6 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (6.90%) Project Management
8 5 (5.75%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.75%) Validation
8 5 (5.75%) Marketing Strategy
9 4 (4.60%) Time Management
9 4 (4.60%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 48 (55.17%) JavaScript
2 5 (5.75%) Perl
3 4 (4.60%) Java
4 1 (1.15%) Ada
4 1 (1.15%) SQL
4 1 (1.15%) C
4 1 (1.15%) C#
4 1 (1.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (5.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.15%) ISEB
2 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.15%) Degree
2 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (21.84%) WAI
2 1 (1.15%) Section 508
Systems Management
1 8 (9.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (14.94%) Google
2 7 (8.05%) Interwoven
3 4 (4.60%) Apple
4 3 (3.45%) Oracle
5 2 (2.30%) Facebook
5 2 (2.30%) Adobe
6 1 (1.15%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.15%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.15%) Twitter
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