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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 568 523 509
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -14
Contract jobs citing WCAG 15 30 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.062% 0.067%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.38% 0.81% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 15
Average daily rate
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£315 £313 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% +20.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £266 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £423 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £260
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50

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
3977 3718 3214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.79% 7.72% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2364 2202 1807
Average daily rate £400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 138 221
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.82 £10.93 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 30 January 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 15 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 30 January 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 -28 15 £315 -3.07% 5
South East +1 7 £228 -
London -14 2 £650 +63.52% 2
Manchester - 2 - -
North West - 2 - - 1
City of London - 1 £650 -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Milton Keynes - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Fife - - - -
Luton - - - - 2
Dunfermline - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 31 (88.57%) HTML
2 30 (85.71%) CSS
3 22 (62.86%) JavaScript
4 21 (60.00%) jQuery
4 21 (60.00%) HTML5
5 17 (48.57%) W3C
6 16 (45.71%) CSS3
7 14 (40.00%) CMS
8 13 (37.14%) MVC
9 12 (34.29%) XSLT
9 12 (34.29%) Content Management
10 10 (28.57%) Web Services
10 10 (28.57%) XML
11 9 (25.71%) XHTML
12 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET
12 8 (22.86%) Java
12 8 (22.86%) .NET
12 8 (22.86%) Visual Studio
12 8 (22.86%) Web Development
12 8 (22.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (22.86%) Responsive Web Design
13 7 (20.00%) Sass
13 7 (20.00%) REST
13 7 (20.00%) Ajax
13 7 (20.00%) TeamSite
13 7 (20.00%) SEO
13 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (17.14%) HP
14 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
14 6 (17.14%) Ant

WCAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 14 (40.00%) CMS
2 7 (20.00%) TeamSite
3 2 (5.71%) IIS
3 2 (5.71%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (5.71%) Node.js
3 2 (5.71%) WordPress
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.86%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (2.86%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) Intranet
1 3 (8.57%) Internet
2 1 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (5.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Visual Studio
2 6 (17.14%) Ant
2 6 (17.14%) JUnit
2 6 (17.14%) Maven
2 6 (17.14%) Selenium
3 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 5 (14.29%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (5.71%) JIRA
6 1 (2.86%) Flex Builder
6 1 (2.86%) Axure RP
6 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 2 (5.71%) Publishing
1 2 (5.71%) Marketing
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (68.57%) Developer
2 14 (40.00%) Front-End Developer
3 9 (25.71%) Web Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) UI Developer
5 3 (8.57%) UI Programmer
6 2 (5.71%) Architect
6 2 (5.71%) HTML Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Front-End Web Developer
7 1 (2.86%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.86%) User Experience Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) UX Designer
7 1 (2.86%) Designer
7 1 (2.86%) Junior Web Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Junior Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Systems Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Junior
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (88.57%) HTML
2 30 (85.71%) CSS
3 21 (60.00%) jQuery
3 21 (60.00%) HTML5
4 16 (45.71%) CSS3
5 12 (34.29%) XSLT
6 10 (28.57%) Web Services
6 10 (28.57%) XML
7 9 (25.71%) XHTML
8 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET
8 8 (22.86%) .NET
8 8 (22.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (20.00%) Sass
9 7 (20.00%) REST
9 7 (20.00%) Ajax
10 6 (17.14%) Struts
10 6 (17.14%) Spring
10 6 (17.14%) .NET Framework
10 6 (17.14%) Spring MVC
11 5 (14.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (48.57%) W3C
2 5 (14.29%) User Experience
3 4 (11.43%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.71%) Human Factors
5 1 (2.86%) Ergonomics
5 1 (2.86%) Animation
5 1 (2.86%) RIA
5 1 (2.86%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) MVC
2 12 (34.29%) Content Management
3 8 (22.86%) Web Development
3 8 (22.86%) Responsive Web Design
4 7 (20.00%) SEO
4 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (14.29%) Web Accessibility
5 5 (14.29%) Web Design
5 5 (14.29%) Validation
6 4 (11.43%) Progressive Enhancement
7 3 (8.57%) OO
8 2 (5.71%) TDD
8 2 (5.71%) OOP
8 2 (5.71%) Graceful Degradation
8 2 (5.71%) Analytics
8 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (5.71%) IT Governance
9 1 (2.86%) Competitor Analysis
9 1 (2.86%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (62.86%) JavaScript
2 8 (22.86%) Java
3 4 (11.43%) C#
4 2 (5.71%) PHP
4 2 (5.71%) SQL
4 2 (5.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) WAI
2 1 (2.86%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) HP
2 5 (14.29%) Adobe
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.71%) Open Text
4 2 (5.71%) RedDot
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle
5 1 (2.86%) FatWire
5 1 (2.86%) Interwoven