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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 616 572 561
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -11
Contract jobs citing WCAG 15 40 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.072% 0.046%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.32% 0.90% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 16
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£356 £340 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -0.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £420 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £251 £311
% change year-on-year
+37.12% -19.45%
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
4701 4430 3889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.91% 7.96% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2894 2686 2283
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 198 163
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 31 August 2015.

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 11 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 31 August 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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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 -48 15 £356 +4.70% 4
London -4 8 £450 +25.17% 2
Norfolk +6 4 £288 +15.00%
Norwich +6 4 £288 +15.00%
East of England -1 4 £288 +15.00%
South West - 2 £356 - 1
Taunton - 1 £369 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £344 -
Somerset - 1 £369 - 1
Coventry - 1 £450 -
West Midlands - 1 £450 -

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 25 (92.59%) HTML
1 25 (92.59%) CSS
2 22 (81.48%) HTML5
3 20 (74.07%) CSS3
3 20 (74.07%) JavaScript
4 12 (44.44%) Photoshop
5 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (40.74%) jQuery
6 9 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
7 8 (29.63%) AngularJS
7 8 (29.63%) Git (software)
7 8 (29.63%) W3C
8 7 (25.93%) User Experience
9 6 (22.22%) gulp
9 6 (22.22%) Grunt
9 6 (22.22%) Web Accessibility
9 6 (22.22%) Sass
9 6 (22.22%) Adobe
10 5 (18.52%) MVC
10 5 (18.52%) Validation
10 5 (18.52%) OO
10 5 (18.52%) E-Commerce
10 5 (18.52%) LESS
10 5 (18.52%) Backbone.js
10 5 (18.52%) JIRA
10 5 (18.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (14.81%) Adobe Analytics
11 4 (14.81%) QA
11 4 (14.81%) Django
11 4 (14.81%) Confluence

WCAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 4 (14.81%) CMS
1 4 (14.81%) Confluence
2 3 (11.11%) Node.js
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.41%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (3.70%) IIS
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (3.70%) WordPress
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (44.44%) Photoshop
2 2 (7.41%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (3.70%) InDesign
3 1 (3.70%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (3.70%) GIMP
3 1 (3.70%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (7.41%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
1 1 (3.70%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Git (software)
2 6 (22.22%) Grunt
2 6 (22.22%) gulp
3 5 (18.52%) JIRA
4 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
5 2 (7.41%) Subversion
5 2 (7.41%) SpecFlow
5 2 (7.41%) Bower
6 1 (3.70%) Yeoman
6 1 (3.70%) Jasmine
6 1 (3.70%) Axure RP
6 1 (3.70%) Dreamweaver
General
1 3 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Local Government
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (77.78%) Developer
2 10 (37.04%) Web Developer
2 10 (37.04%) Front-End Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Front-End Web Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Designer
4 4 (14.81%) UI Developer
4 4 (14.81%) UI Programmer
5 3 (11.11%) Web Designer
6 2 (7.41%) HTML Developer
6 2 (7.41%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (3.70%) UI Designer
7 1 (3.70%) Coordinator
7 1 (3.70%) Junior
7 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Designer
7 1 (3.70%) CSS Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Junior Web Developer
7 1 (3.70%) J2EE Software Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Python Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (92.59%) CSS
1 25 (92.59%) HTML
2 22 (81.48%) HTML5
3 20 (74.07%) CSS3
4 11 (40.74%) jQuery
5 8 (29.63%) AngularJS
6 6 (22.22%) Sass
7 5 (18.52%) LESS
7 5 (18.52%) Backbone.js
7 5 (18.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (14.81%) Django
9 3 (11.11%) Ember.js
9 3 (11.11%) XHTML
10 2 (7.41%) JSP
10 2 (7.41%) Underscore.js
10 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
10 2 (7.41%) .NET
10 2 (7.41%) React
10 2 (7.41%) Browserify
10 2 (7.41%) OOCSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) W3C
2 7 (25.93%) User Experience
3 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Web 2.0
4 1 (3.70%) Graphic Design
4 1 (3.70%) Video Editing
4 1 (3.70%) RIA
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 6 (22.22%) Web Accessibility
4 5 (18.52%) OO
4 5 (18.52%) E-Commerce
4 5 (18.52%) MVC
4 5 (18.52%) Validation
5 3 (11.11%) Workflow
5 3 (11.11%) Scrum
5 3 (11.11%) Web Design
5 3 (11.11%) BDD
6 2 (7.41%) Progressive Enhancement
6 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.41%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
6 2 (7.41%) OWASP
6 2 (7.41%) Web Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (7.41%) Content Management
6 2 (7.41%) Workflow Management
6 2 (7.41%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (74.07%) JavaScript
2 4 (14.81%) Python
3 3 (11.11%) Java
4 2 (7.41%) PHP
4 2 (7.41%) C
4 2 (7.41%) C#
5 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) WAI
3 1 (3.70%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Adobe
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) Twitter
3 2 (7.41%) EPiServer
3 2 (7.41%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.70%) Sencha
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