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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 585 648 613
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -35
Contract jobs citing WCAG 64 22 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.038% 0.057%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.27% 0.39% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 12
Median daily rate £388 £378 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.51% +16.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £303 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £400 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £322 £249
% change year-on-year
+24.32% +29.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
5045 5593 5438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.54% 9.65% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3251 3427 3396
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £376
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 236 241
Median hourly rate £27.60 £25.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.87% +25.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £48.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.41 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +50.00%

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 25 September 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 27 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 25 September 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 +57 54 £375 -0.79% 5
London +11 23 £350 -9.67% 4
North East - 11 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 11 £350 -
Scotland - 10 £400 -
West Midlands -11 9 £400 -
Edinburgh - 8 £450 -
Coventry - 7 £400 -
South East - 5 £350 -
City of London - 4 £213 -
South West +16 3 £463 +29.91%
Yorkshire +14 3 - -
West Yorkshire +10 3 - -
Leeds +5 3 - -
Wiltshire - 3 £463 -
Kent - 3 £350 -
Swindon - 3 £463 -
East of England +11 2 £325 +13.04%
Norfolk +1 2 £325 +13.04%
Norwich -2 2 £325 +13.04%
Telford - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £400 -
Chatham - 2 £350 -
West Sussex - 2 £375 -
Shropshire - 2 - -
Worthing - 1 - -

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 79 (70.54%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (58.04%) JavaScript
3 50 (44.64%) Scrum
4 48 (42.86%) Java
5 47 (41.96%) User Experience
6 45 (40.18%) HTML
7 44 (39.29%) CSS
8 42 (37.50%) Selenium
8 42 (37.50%) Jenkins
8 42 (37.50%) Cucumber
9 36 (32.14%) Python
10 33 (29.46%) Open Source
11 32 (28.57%) Web Development
12 30 (26.79%) JIRA
12 30 (26.79%) REST
13 29 (25.89%) HTML5
13 29 (25.89%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (25.89%) QA
13 29 (25.89%) GIS
14 28 (25.00%) OpenLayers
15 27 (24.11%) GeoServer
15 27 (24.11%) ESRI
15 27 (24.11%) Web Services
15 27 (24.11%) Maven
15 27 (24.11%) Leaflet
15 27 (24.11%) PostGIS
16 25 (22.32%) Gradle
16 25 (22.32%) Artifactory
16 25 (22.32%) Ansible
16 25 (22.32%) JBehave

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 27 (24.11%) GeoServer
2 8 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (5.36%) CMS
4 4 (3.57%) Confluence
5 3 (2.68%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.79%) Kentico
7 1 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (8.04%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.89%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (4.46%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.14%) Adobe Analytics
2 3 (2.68%) Heroku
3 2 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.79%) Office 365
4 1 (0.89%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.57%) Internet
2 3 (2.68%) Intranet
3 1 (0.89%) FTP
3 1 (0.89%) HTTP
3 1 (0.89%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.89%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (25.89%) GIS
2 8 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.57%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.57%) Spatial Data
4 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.79%) EDRMS
5 2 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.89%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 42 (37.50%) Cucumber
1 42 (37.50%) Jenkins
1 42 (37.50%) Selenium
2 30 (26.79%) JIRA
3 27 (24.11%) Maven
4 25 (22.32%) Artifactory
4 25 (22.32%) Gradle
4 25 (22.32%) JBehave
5 22 (19.64%) Git (software)
6 13 (11.61%) WebDriver
7 10 (8.93%) JUnit
7 10 (8.93%) RSpec
8 6 (5.36%) Subversion
9 4 (3.57%) Burp Suite
9 4 (3.57%) JMeter
9 4 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (2.68%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.79%) Grunt
11 2 (1.79%) gulp
12 1 (0.89%) git-flow
General
1 10 (8.93%) Games
1 10 (8.93%) Publishing
2 5 (4.46%) Legal
3 4 (3.57%) Finance
4 3 (2.68%) Marketing
4 3 (2.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (57.14%) Developer
2 25 (22.32%) GIS Developer
2 25 (22.32%) Web Developer
3 22 (19.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 15 (13.39%) Designer
5 12 (10.71%) GIS Web Developer
5 12 (10.71%) JavaScript Developer
6 11 (9.82%) QA Engineer
7 10 (8.93%) HTML CSS Developer
7 10 (8.93%) HTML Developer
7 10 (8.93%) Test Engineer
8 9 (8.04%) Open Source Developer
8 9 (8.04%) QA Test Engineer
8 9 (8.04%) Quality Engineer
9 8 (7.14%) Content Designer
10 6 (5.36%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 5 (4.46%) Administrator
11 5 (4.46%) SharePoint Administrator
11 5 (4.46%) UI Designer
11 5 (4.46%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (40.18%) HTML
2 44 (39.29%) CSS
3 30 (26.79%) REST
4 29 (25.89%) HTML5
5 28 (25.00%) OpenLayers
6 27 (24.11%) Leaflet
6 27 (24.11%) PostGIS
6 27 (24.11%) Web Services
7 25 (22.32%) CSS3
8 16 (14.29%) jQuery
9 12 (10.71%) Sass
10 11 (9.82%) .NET
11 10 (8.93%) JSP
12 9 (8.04%) AngularJS
12 9 (8.04%) ASP.NET
12 9 (8.04%) JSON
13 8 (7.14%) LESS
14 6 (5.36%) Node.js
14 6 (5.36%) Spring
15 5 (4.46%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 47 (41.96%) User Experience
2 7 (6.25%) W3C
3 3 (2.68%) RIA
4 2 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.79%) Blog
5 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.89%) Fintech
5 1 (0.89%) FMCG
5 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.46%) Mac OS X
2 3 (2.68%) Linux
3 2 (1.79%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.89%) Unix
4 1 (0.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (70.54%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (44.64%) Scrum
3 33 (29.46%) Open Source
4 32 (28.57%) Web Development
5 29 (25.89%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (19.64%) Front End Development
7 21 (18.75%) SDLC
8 20 (17.86%) TDD
9 16 (14.29%) User Stories
9 16 (14.29%) Web Accessibility
10 14 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
11 12 (10.71%) Test Scripting
12 11 (9.82%) Defect Tracking
12 11 (9.82%) Test Automation
13 10 (8.93%) Automated Testing
13 10 (8.93%) Automation Testing
13 10 (8.93%) Web Testing
14 8 (7.14%) MVC
14 8 (7.14%) SEO
14 8 (7.14%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 65 (58.04%) JavaScript
2 48 (42.86%) Java
3 36 (32.14%) Python
4 10 (8.93%) Scala
5 9 (8.04%) C#
6 7 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.68%) SQL
8 2 (1.79%) C
8 2 (1.79%) Ruby
9 1 (0.89%) ES6
9 1 (0.89%) Perl
9 1 (0.89%) PHP
9 1 (0.89%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (4.46%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (25.89%) QA
2 20 (17.86%) WAI
3 1 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 25 (22.32%) Ansible
2 4 (3.57%) SCOM
3 2 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (24.11%) ESRI
2 8 (7.14%) Adobe
3 5 (4.46%) Remedy
4 3 (2.68%) Apple
5 2 (1.79%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.89%) HP
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle