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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 552 555 554
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing WCAG 43 23 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.043% 0.074%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.97% 0.58% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 23
Average daily rate
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£350 £341 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +14.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £389 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £311 £272
% change year-on-year
-7.47% +14.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.00

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
4427 3949 4523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.85% 7.41% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2680 2313 2453
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 165 259
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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 22 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 22 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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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 -15 34 £340 -0.29% 5
London +14 16 £360 -2.17% 3
East of England - 11 £250 -
South East +3 7 £325 -0.30% 1
Hampshire -7 5 £325 -0.30% 1
City of London +31 2 £355 +7.57% 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Abbots Langley - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Leeds - - - -

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 48 (59.26%) HTML
1 48 (59.26%) JavaScript
2 47 (58.02%) CSS
3 36 (44.44%) jQuery
4 30 (37.04%) HTML5
5 20 (24.69%) W3C
6 17 (20.99%) Responsive Web Design
7 16 (19.75%) WAI
8 15 (18.52%) CSS3
9 14 (17.28%) User Stories
9 14 (17.28%) Ajax
9 14 (17.28%) Web Design
9 14 (17.28%) Git (software)
9 14 (17.28%) Use Case
10 13 (16.05%) Web Accessibility
10 13 (16.05%) Workflow
10 13 (16.05%) Intranet
11 12 (14.81%) XHTML
11 12 (14.81%) Web Development
12 11 (13.58%) Analytics
12 11 (13.58%) Progressive Enhancement
13 9 (11.11%) SiteCatalyst
13 9 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (11.11%) Dreamweaver
14 8 (9.88%) DOM
14 8 (9.88%) Photoshop
14 8 (9.88%) Finance
14 8 (9.88%) Validation
14 8 (9.88%) CMS
14 8 (9.88%) Marketing

WCAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 8 (9.88%) CMS
2 7 (8.64%) TeamSite
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (3.70%) WordPress
4 2 (2.47%) Confluence
5 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.23%) Node.js
5 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.23%) SAS
5 1 (1.23%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (9.88%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.47%) GIMP
3 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.23%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (11.11%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.05%) Intranet
2 4 (4.94%) Internet
3 3 (3.70%) Extranet
4 2 (2.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) MySQL
1 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (17.28%) Git (software)
2 9 (11.11%) Dreamweaver
3 7 (8.64%) JIRA
4 6 (7.41%) Jasmine
5 5 (6.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 5 (6.17%) Firebug
6 4 (4.94%) Axure RP
7 3 (3.70%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.23%) Flex Builder
8 1 (1.23%) Selenium
8 1 (1.23%) TestDirector
8 1 (1.23%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 8 (9.88%) Finance
1 8 (9.88%) Marketing
2 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.47%) Retail
3 1 (1.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (59.26%) Developer
2 21 (25.93%) Front-End Developer
3 20 (24.69%) UI Developer
4 16 (19.75%) UI Programmer
4 16 (19.75%) Web Developer
5 6 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.41%) UI Designer
5 6 (7.41%) Designer
6 5 (6.17%) Web Designer
6 5 (6.17%) Digital Project Manager
6 5 (6.17%) Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.94%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.94%) Architect
7 4 (4.94%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 4 (4.94%) Front-End Web Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Security Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Security Architect
8 3 (3.70%) HTML Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (59.26%) HTML
2 47 (58.02%) CSS
3 36 (44.44%) jQuery
4 30 (37.04%) HTML5
5 15 (18.52%) CSS3
6 14 (17.28%) Ajax
7 12 (14.81%) XHTML
8 8 (9.88%) DOM
9 7 (8.64%) JSF
10 6 (7.41%) XML
10 6 (7.41%) Velocity
10 6 (7.41%) LESS
10 6 (7.41%) PrimeFaces
11 5 (6.17%) Ext JS
11 5 (6.17%) GWT
11 5 (6.17%) Google Maps API
11 5 (6.17%) Dojo
12 4 (4.94%) JSON
12 4 (4.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 3 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 20 (24.69%) W3C
2 6 (7.41%) Social Media
3 3 (3.70%) New Media
3 3 (3.70%) iDTV
4 2 (2.47%) Statistics
4 2 (2.47%) Open Source
4 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.23%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.23%) Animation
5 1 (1.23%) Photography
5 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.23%) RIA
5 1 (1.23%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.99%) Responsive Web Design
2 14 (17.28%) User Stories
2 14 (17.28%) Web Design
2 14 (17.28%) Use Case
3 13 (16.05%) Web Accessibility
3 13 (16.05%) Workflow
4 12 (14.81%) Web Development
5 11 (13.58%) Analytics
5 11 (13.58%) Progressive Enhancement
6 9 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (9.88%) Validation
8 6 (7.41%) Project Management
8 6 (7.41%) MVC
8 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (7.41%) Scrum
8 6 (7.41%) BDD
9 4 (4.94%) SEO
9 4 (4.94%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.94%) Time Management
9 4 (4.94%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (59.26%) JavaScript
2 5 (6.17%) Perl
2 5 (6.17%) Java
3 1 (1.23%) Ruby
3 1 (1.23%) Ada
3 1 (1.23%) SQL
3 1 (1.23%) C
3 1 (1.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.23%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.23%) Degree
2 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (19.75%) WAI
2 1 (1.23%) Section 508
2 1 (1.23%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (9.88%) Google
2 7 (8.64%) Interwoven
3 4 (4.94%) Apple
3 4 (4.94%) Adobe
4 3 (3.70%) Oracle
5 2 (2.47%) Facebook
6 1 (1.23%) Twitter
6 1 (1.23%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.23%) CheckPoint
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