The table below looks at the statistics for WCAG skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCAG over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
UK
Rank 562 581 612
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +31
Contract jobs citing WCAG 39 55 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.11% 0.021%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.74% 0.93% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 27 3
Median daily rate £356 £385 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.46% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £330 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £413 £228
% change year-on-year
-17.57% +81.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.28 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.28 -

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
5287 5932 6184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.62% 11.59% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3477 3780 3791
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.93% +3.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £590 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 200 176
Median hourly rate £22.50 £42.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.42% +86.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.06 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.99 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-51.17% +80.85%

WCAG
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WCAG as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCAG within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 38 £356 -7.46% 1
London +24 18 £375 -2.59% 1
South East +24 9 £425 +30.76%
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 7 £350 -12.50%
North East -17 7 £350 -12.50%
Tyne and Wear -19 7 £350 -12.50%
Hampshire +10 3 - -
South West - 3 £338 -
Devon - 3 £338 -
West Sussex - 3 - -
Plymouth - 3 £338 -
Worthing - 3 - -
Southampton +10 2 - -
Scotland +15 1 - -
Surrey +9 1 £425 +30.76%
West Midlands +8 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Telford - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £425 -
Glasgow - 1 - -

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WCAG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WCAG.

1 69 (73.40%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (53.19%) QA
3 46 (48.94%) Jenkins
4 43 (45.74%) HTML
5 42 (44.68%) Selenium
5 42 (44.68%) Cucumber
6 41 (43.62%) User Stories
6 41 (43.62%) CSS
7 40 (42.55%) TDD
8 34 (36.17%) Test Automation
9 32 (34.04%) Test Scripting
9 32 (34.04%) Automated Testing
10 31 (32.98%) Scala
10 31 (32.98%) WebDriver
10 31 (32.98%) Automation Testing
10 31 (32.98%) Defect Tracking
11 30 (31.91%) RSpec
11 30 (31.91%) Web Testing
11 30 (31.91%) Games
11 30 (31.91%) JUnit
12 27 (28.72%) HTML5
12 27 (28.72%) JSON
13 26 (27.66%) JavaScript
14 25 (26.60%) W3C
14 25 (26.60%) CSS3
15 22 (23.40%) Git (software)
16 20 (21.28%) Java
17 16 (17.02%) Subversion
17 16 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
18 15 (15.96%) Scrum

WCAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (12.77%) Confluence
2 4 (4.26%) CMS
3 3 (3.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (2.13%) IIS
4 2 (2.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.45%) Basecamp
2 4 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.06%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) FTP
1 1 (1.06%) HTTP
1 1 (1.06%) Intranet
1 1 (1.06%) PuTTY
1 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.06%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.45%) MongoDB
2 4 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.13%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.06%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.06%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 46 (48.94%) Jenkins
2 42 (44.68%) Cucumber
2 42 (44.68%) Selenium
3 31 (32.98%) WebDriver
4 30 (31.91%) JUnit
4 30 (31.91%) RSpec
5 22 (23.40%) Git (software)
6 16 (17.02%) Subversion
7 13 (13.83%) JIRA
8 7 (7.45%) Burp Suite
8 7 (7.45%) JMeter
9 6 (6.38%) Grunt
10 5 (5.32%) Maven
11 4 (4.26%) Artifactory
11 4 (4.26%) Bitbucket
11 4 (4.26%) Gradle
11 4 (4.26%) JBehave
12 2 (2.13%) Mocha
12 2 (2.13%) PhantomJS
12 2 (2.13%) Sinon.JS
General
1 30 (31.91%) Games
2 10 (10.64%) Retail
3 5 (5.32%) Finance
4 3 (3.19%) Legal
5 2 (2.13%) Local Government
6 1 (1.06%) Back Office
6 1 (1.06%) Marketing
6 1 (1.06%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 30 (31.91%) Test Engineer
2 28 (29.79%) QA Engineer
2 28 (29.79%) QA Test Engineer
3 27 (28.72%) Quality Engineer
4 26 (27.66%) Developer
5 14 (14.89%) Designer
6 12 (12.77%) UI Designer
7 11 (11.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 10 (10.64%) JavaScript Developer
9 9 (9.57%) Analyst
10 8 (8.51%) HTML CSS Developer
10 8 (8.51%) HTML Developer
10 8 (8.51%) Tester
11 7 (7.45%) Senior Designer
11 7 (7.45%) Senior UI Designer
12 6 (6.38%) Senior QA Engineer
12 6 (6.38%) Senior Quality Engineer
12 6 (6.38%) Senior Test Engineer
13 4 (4.26%) HTML CSS Designer
13 4 (4.26%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (45.74%) HTML
2 41 (43.62%) CSS
3 27 (28.72%) HTML5
3 27 (28.72%) JSON
4 25 (26.60%) CSS3
5 14 (14.89%) jQuery
6 10 (10.64%) Node.js
7 9 (9.57%) Sass
8 8 (8.51%) Spring
9 7 (7.45%) .NET
9 7 (7.45%) AngularJS
9 7 (7.45%) Web Services
10 6 (6.38%) Ajax
11 5 (5.32%) Handlebars
11 5 (5.32%) JSP
11 5 (5.32%) LESS
12 4 (4.26%) Dojo
12 4 (4.26%) REST
12 4 (4.26%) SVG
12 4 (4.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 25 (26.60%) W3C
2 13 (13.83%) User Experience
3 2 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.13%) Linked Data
3 2 (2.13%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.06%) Fintech
4 1 (1.06%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.06%) iPad
4 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.06%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.32%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.19%) Linux
2 3 (3.19%) Mac OS X
3 2 (2.13%) Windows
4 1 (1.06%) Android
4 1 (1.06%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.06%) Unix
4 1 (1.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (73.40%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (43.62%) User Stories
3 40 (42.55%) TDD
4 34 (36.17%) Test Automation
5 32 (34.04%) Automated Testing
5 32 (34.04%) Test Scripting
6 31 (32.98%) Automation Testing
6 31 (32.98%) Defect Tracking
7 30 (31.91%) Web Testing
8 16 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (15.96%) Scrum
10 14 (14.89%) Front End Development
11 11 (11.70%) BDD
11 11 (11.70%) Cross-Browser Testing
11 11 (11.70%) Validation
12 9 (9.57%) Open Source
12 9 (9.57%) Waterfall
12 9 (9.57%) Web Design
13 8 (8.51%) E-Commerce
13 8 (8.51%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (32.98%) Scala
2 26 (27.66%) JavaScript
3 20 (21.28%) Java
4 11 (11.70%) Python
5 6 (6.38%) C#
5 6 (6.38%) SQL
6 4 (4.26%) Ruby
7 2 (2.13%) PHP
7 2 (2.13%) SPARQL
8 1 (1.06%) C
8 1 (1.06%) Perl
8 1 (1.06%) PHP 5
8 1 (1.06%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.06%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (53.19%) QA
2 12 (12.77%) WAI
3 3 (3.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.06%) Section 508
System Software
1 4 (4.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.26%) Ansible
2 2 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (3.19%) Adobe
2 1 (1.06%) HP
2 1 (1.06%) Monetate
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle
2 1 (1.06%) Salesforce.com