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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 600 539 527
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -12
Contract jobs citing WCAG 9 43 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.079% 0.055%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.21% 0.99% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 29 16
Average daily rate
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£340 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.42% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £223 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £398 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £288 £260
% change year-on-year
+14.68% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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
4338 4327 3567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.76% 7.93% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2630 2617 2122
Average daily rate £400 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 192 133
Average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% +15.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.71 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.49 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +40.00%

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
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 8 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 5 May 2015. 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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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 -40 8 £340 +23.63% 12
London +10 6 £340 -13.92% 5
South East -30 1 - - 2
West Midlands - 1 £330 - 1
Solihull - 1 £330 -
Kent - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £330 -
Enfield - 1 - -

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 21 (87.50%) HTML
1 21 (87.50%) CSS
2 16 (66.67%) HTML5
2 16 (66.67%) CSS3
3 15 (62.50%) jQuery
4 13 (54.17%) JavaScript
5 11 (45.83%) W3C
6 10 (41.67%) XSLT
6 10 (41.67%) MVC
6 10 (41.67%) CMS
7 8 (33.33%) Content Management
7 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (33.33%) Web Services
7 8 (33.33%) XML
7 8 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (29.17%) Photoshop
8 7 (29.17%) Java
8 7 (29.17%) TeamSite
9 6 (25.00%) HP
9 6 (25.00%) Linux
9 6 (25.00%) Ant
9 6 (25.00%) JUnit
9 6 (25.00%) Struts
9 6 (25.00%) Spring
9 6 (25.00%) Maven
9 6 (25.00%) SEO
9 6 (25.00%) REST
9 6 (25.00%) Sass
9 6 (25.00%) Spring MVC
9 6 (25.00%) Selenium

WCAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 (41.67%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Photoshop
2 2 (8.33%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) HTTP
2 1 (4.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Ant
1 6 (25.00%) JUnit
1 6 (25.00%) Maven
1 6 (25.00%) Selenium
2 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.33%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.17%) Grunt
General
1 2 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Developer
2 12 (50.00%) Web Developer
3 8 (33.33%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Junior
4 2 (8.33%) Front-End Web Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Junior Developer
4 2 (8.33%) HTML Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Junior Web Developer
5 1 (4.17%) J2EE Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (87.50%) HTML
1 21 (87.50%) CSS
2 16 (66.67%) HTML5
2 16 (66.67%) CSS3
3 15 (62.50%) jQuery
4 10 (41.67%) XSLT
5 8 (33.33%) Web Services
5 8 (33.33%) XML
5 8 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (25.00%) Sass
6 6 (25.00%) REST
6 6 (25.00%) Struts
6 6 (25.00%) Spring MVC
6 6 (25.00%) Spring
7 4 (16.67%) .NET
7 4 (16.67%) XHTML
7 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
8 3 (12.50%) LESS
8 3 (12.50%) Ajax
8 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) W3C
2 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.17%) User Experience
3 1 (4.17%) Web 2.0
3 1 (4.17%) Human Factors
3 1 (4.17%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) MVC
2 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Content Management
3 6 (25.00%) SEO
4 5 (20.83%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (16.67%) Web Design
5 4 (16.67%) Validation
5 4 (16.67%) OO
6 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 2 (8.33%) Web Development
7 2 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Web Accessibility
8 1 (4.17%) Product Management
8 1 (4.17%) Progressive Enhancement
8 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.17%) B2C
8 1 (4.17%) CRM
8 1 (4.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) JavaScript
2 7 (29.17%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) Interwoven
3 1 (4.17%) FatWire
3 1 (4.17%) Sencha
3 1 (4.17%) Twitter
West London
PCR
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
BCSG
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago