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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 578 565 563
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs citing WCAG 34 21 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.040% 0.071%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.76% 0.53% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 17
Average daily rate
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£325 £341 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.69% +14.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £368 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £311 £268
% change year-on-year
-19.61% +16.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
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
4451 3970 4497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.73% 7.52% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2693 2338 2482
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £620 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 161 237
Average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £41.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 19 September 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 23 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 19 September 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 -1 27 £325 -4.69% 6
East of England - 11 £250 - 1
London +10 9 £350 -4.76% 1
South East +6 5 £325 -0.30% 1
Scotland -12 3 £239 - 1
Hampshire -12 3 £325 -0.30% 1
City of London +29 2 £355 +47.91% 1
Glasgow - 2 £239 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Abbots Langley - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
Hertford - - - - 1
High Wycombe - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Farnborough - - - -

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 43 (61.43%) HTML
1 43 (61.43%) JavaScript
2 42 (60.00%) CSS
3 34 (48.57%) jQuery
4 31 (44.29%) HTML5
5 19 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (22.86%) W3C
6 16 (22.86%) Responsive Web Design
7 15 (21.43%) CSS3
7 15 (21.43%) WAI
8 14 (20.00%) Web Development
8 14 (20.00%) Git (software)
9 12 (17.14%) Progressive Enhancement
9 12 (17.14%) User Experience
9 12 (17.14%) Web Design
10 11 (15.71%) Intranet
10 11 (15.71%) Web Accessibility
10 11 (15.71%) Analytics
11 10 (14.29%) User Stories
11 10 (14.29%) Ajax
11 10 (14.29%) Use Case
12 9 (12.86%) Workflow
12 9 (12.86%) CMS
12 9 (12.86%) SiteCatalyst
13 8 (11.43%) Photoshop
14 7 (10.00%) XHTML
14 7 (10.00%) Interwoven
14 7 (10.00%) TeamSite
14 7 (10.00%) JSF
14 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared

WCAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 9 (12.86%) CMS
2 7 (10.00%) TeamSite
3 3 (4.29%) WordPress
4 2 (2.86%) Confluence
4 2 (2.86%) Node.js
5 1 (1.43%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.43%) SAS
5 1 (1.43%) IIS
5 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (11.43%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.86%) GIMP
3 1 (1.43%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.43%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 9 (12.86%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.71%) Intranet
2 2 (2.86%) HTTP
2 2 (2.86%) Internet
3 1 (1.43%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) MySQL
1 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.57%) Jasmine
2 6 (8.57%) Dreamweaver
3 5 (7.14%) JIRA
4 3 (4.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.43%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.43%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.43%) Firebug
5 1 (1.43%) Selenium
5 1 (1.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (1.43%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.43%) Flex Builder
General
1 6 (8.57%) Marketing
2 5 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.43%) Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (67.14%) Developer
2 23 (32.86%) Front-End Developer
3 18 (25.71%) UI Developer
4 16 (22.86%) Web Developer
5 14 (20.00%) UI Programmer
6 7 (10.00%) Designer
7 6 (8.57%) UI Designer
8 5 (7.14%) Web Designer
9 4 (5.71%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 4 (5.71%) Front-End Web Developer
9 4 (5.71%) Senior Developer
9 4 (5.71%) Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Project Manager
10 3 (4.29%) Consultant
10 3 (4.29%) HTML Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Digital Project Manager
11 1 (1.43%) Coordinator
11 1 (1.43%) Test Analyst
11 1 (1.43%) Lead Developer
11 1 (1.43%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (61.43%) HTML
2 42 (60.00%) CSS
3 34 (48.57%) jQuery
4 31 (44.29%) HTML5
5 15 (21.43%) CSS3
6 10 (14.29%) Ajax
7 7 (10.00%) XHTML
7 7 (10.00%) JSF
7 7 (10.00%) LESS
8 6 (8.57%) PrimeFaces
8 6 (8.57%) Velocity
9 5 (7.14%) Google Maps API
10 4 (5.71%) DOM
10 4 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (4.29%) Sass
11 3 (4.29%) Flash
11 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET
11 3 (4.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.86%) W3C
2 12 (17.14%) User Experience
3 4 (5.71%) Social Media
4 2 (2.86%) Open Source
4 2 (2.86%) Statistics
4 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.43%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.43%) New Media
5 1 (1.43%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.43%) iDTV
5 1 (1.43%) Animation
5 1 (1.43%) Photography
5 1 (1.43%) RIA
5 1 (1.43%) Ergonomics
5 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (22.86%) Responsive Web Design
3 14 (20.00%) Web Development
4 12 (17.14%) Progressive Enhancement
4 12 (17.14%) Web Design
5 11 (15.71%) Web Accessibility
5 11 (15.71%) Analytics
6 10 (14.29%) User Stories
6 10 (14.29%) Use Case
7 9 (12.86%) Workflow
8 7 (10.00%) Coaching
9 6 (8.57%) BDD
9 6 (8.57%) Scrum
9 6 (8.57%) MVC
10 4 (5.71%) Content Management
10 4 (5.71%) Validation
10 4 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (5.71%) Project Management
11 3 (4.29%) Marketing Strategy
11 3 (4.29%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 43 (61.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (7.14%) Perl
3 3 (4.29%) Java
4 1 (1.43%) Ada
4 1 (1.43%) C#
4 1 (1.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.43%) ISEB
3 1 (1.43%) Degree
3 1 (1.43%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.43%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (21.43%) WAI
2 1 (1.43%) Section 508
2 1 (1.43%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (10.00%) Interwoven
2 6 (8.57%) Google
3 5 (7.14%) Adobe
4 4 (5.71%) Apple
5 2 (2.86%) Facebook
6 1 (1.43%) Twitter
6 1 (1.43%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.43%) ION Trading
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