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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 621 634 586
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -48
Contract jobs citing WCAG 23 7 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.013% 0.081%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.47% 0.14% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 31
Average daily rate £388 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.97% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £330 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
4934 5009 4972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.83% 8.99% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3133 3041 3017
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £581 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 164 218
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +30.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.86 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.33 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +41.46%

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 28 April 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 21 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 28 April 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 -8 20 £375 +10.29% 6
London +8 12 £400 +17.64% 3
North East - 5 £304 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £304 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £304 -
City of London +42 4 £408 -37.30%
Westminster - 4 £408 -
Scotland - 2 £500 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £500 - 1
South East -4 1 £325 -
South West - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Wales - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £325 -
Bath - 1 - -
Huddersfield - 1 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Hampshire - 1 £325 -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 46 (62.16%) HTML
1 46 (62.16%) CSS
1 46 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (47.30%) JavaScript
3 26 (35.14%) HTML5
4 25 (33.78%) Scrum
5 24 (32.43%) BDD
5 24 (32.43%) Front End Development
6 23 (31.08%) jQuery
6 23 (31.08%) C#
7 22 (29.73%) .NET
7 22 (29.73%) AngularJS
8 21 (28.38%) OWASP
9 20 (27.03%) WAI
9 20 (27.03%) Web Development
10 19 (25.68%) CMS
11 18 (24.32%) User Experience
11 18 (24.32%) CSS3
12 17 (22.97%) MVC
13 15 (20.27%) Java
13 15 (20.27%) Web Testing
14 14 (18.92%) JIRA
14 14 (18.92%) Selenium
14 14 (18.92%) .NET Framework
15 13 (17.57%) QA
15 13 (17.57%) Cucumber
16 12 (16.22%) Git (software)
17 11 (14.86%) Sitecore CMS
17 11 (14.86%) Sitecore
17 11 (14.86%) EPiServer

WCAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 19 (25.68%) CMS
2 11 (14.86%) Sitecore CMS
3 8 (10.81%) IIS
4 5 (6.76%) Confluence
5 4 (5.41%) Drupal
5 4 (5.41%) WordPress
6 3 (4.05%) ExpressionEngine
6 3 (4.05%) Joomla!
6 3 (4.05%) Node.js
6 3 (4.05%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.70%) Apache
7 2 (2.70%) Umbraco
7 2 (2.70%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (8.11%) Photoshop
2 5 (6.76%) MS Office
3 3 (4.05%) Fireworks
4 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
5 1 (1.35%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) GitHub
1 3 (4.05%) Google Analytics
1 3 (4.05%) MailChimp
2 2 (2.70%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.11%) Intranet
2 3 (4.05%) FTP
3 2 (2.70%) DNS
3 2 (2.70%) Internet
4 1 (1.35%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (18.92%) JIRA
1 14 (18.92%) Selenium
2 13 (17.57%) Cucumber
3 12 (16.22%) Git (software)
4 11 (14.86%) SpecFlow
5 10 (13.51%) WebDriver
6 9 (12.16%) Jenkins
7 6 (8.11%) Axure RP
7 6 (8.11%) Subversion
8 5 (6.76%) JMeter
8 5 (6.76%) JUnit
8 5 (6.76%) Visual Studio
9 4 (5.41%) RSpec
9 4 (5.41%) SoapUI
10 3 (4.05%) Ant
10 3 (4.05%) Grunt
10 3 (4.05%) gulp
10 3 (4.05%) Sublime Text
11 2 (2.70%) git-flow
11 2 (2.70%) Yeoman
General
1 8 (10.81%) Games
2 5 (6.76%) Marketing
3 3 (4.05%) Finance
4 2 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (52.70%) Developer
2 18 (24.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 10 (13.51%) .NET Developer
3 10 (13.51%) Consultant
3 10 (13.51%) HTML Developer
4 7 (9.46%) Agile Developer
4 7 (9.46%) Tester
5 6 (8.11%) Agile .NET Developer
5 6 (8.11%) Analyst
5 6 (8.11%) C# Developer
5 6 (8.11%) Web Developer
6 5 (6.76%) Agile C# Developer
6 5 (6.76%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (5.41%) Java Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Lead Developer
7 4 (5.41%) QA Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Senior Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (62.16%) CSS
1 46 (62.16%) HTML
2 26 (35.14%) HTML5
3 23 (31.08%) jQuery
4 22 (29.73%) .NET
4 22 (29.73%) AngularJS
5 18 (24.32%) CSS3
6 14 (18.92%) .NET Framework
7 8 (10.81%) Sass
8 6 (8.11%) Backbone.js
9 5 (6.76%) Ajax
9 5 (6.76%) XHTML
9 5 (6.76%) XML
10 4 (5.41%) JSP
10 4 (5.41%) SOAP
10 4 (5.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET
11 3 (4.05%) CakePHP
11 3 (4.05%) Django
11 3 (4.05%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.32%) User Experience
2 11 (14.86%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (9.46%) W3C
4 6 (8.11%) CESG
5 4 (5.41%) Psychology
6 3 (4.05%) Social Media
7 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.70%) Blog
7 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.16%) Mac OS X
2 3 (4.05%) Windows
3 2 (2.70%) Linux
4 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (33.78%) Scrum
3 24 (32.43%) BDD
3 24 (32.43%) Front End Development
4 21 (28.38%) OWASP
5 20 (27.03%) Web Development
6 17 (22.97%) MVC
7 15 (20.27%) Web Testing
8 11 (14.86%) Requirements Analysis
8 11 (14.86%) TDD
9 10 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (13.51%) Responsive Web Design
9 10 (13.51%) Web Accessibility
10 9 (12.16%) Test Automation
11 8 (10.81%) User Stories
12 7 (9.46%) Content Management
12 7 (9.46%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (9.46%) Integration Testing
12 7 (9.46%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (9.46%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 35 (47.30%) JavaScript
2 23 (31.08%) C#
3 15 (20.27%) Java
4 11 (14.86%) Python
5 8 (10.81%) Ruby
6 7 (9.46%) PHP
7 5 (6.76%) Scala
8 4 (5.41%) Perl
8 4 (5.41%) VBScript
9 3 (4.05%) C
9 3 (4.05%) PowerShell
9 3 (4.05%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.35%) SQL
10 1 (1.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (6.76%) Degree
2 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) ECDL
4 1 (1.35%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (27.03%) WAI
2 13 (17.57%) QA
3 6 (8.11%) GPG13
4 1 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 11 (14.86%) EPiServer
1 11 (14.86%) Sitecore
2 8 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.11%) Adobe
4 5 (6.76%) Capita
5 4 (5.41%) RedDot
6 3 (4.05%) Atlassian
6 3 (4.05%) CODA
6 3 (4.05%) Google
6 3 (4.05%) Twitter
6 3 (4.05%) Zend
7 2 (2.70%) IBM
8 1 (1.35%) Apple
8 1 (1.35%) HP
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