The table below looks at the statistics for WAI skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAI over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank 139 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WAI 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.87% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £163 £313
% change year-on-year
+161.53% -48.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.00
WAI
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
244 202 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.37% 8.11% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 104 97
Median daily rate £400 £391 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.23% +0.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £265 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £380
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +7.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 27
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.44 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.48% +79.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.06 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.50 £64.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+9.57% +28.45%

WAI
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing WAI as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

WAI Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WAI
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAI across the West Midlands region.

WAI Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WAI
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAI across the West Midlands region.

WAI Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WAI
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAI within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Coventry - 4 £425 -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
WAI
England

WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WAI.

1 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Front End Development
2 6 (85.71%) CSS3
3 5 (71.43%) Responsive Web Design
3 5 (71.43%) HTML5
3 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
4 4 (57.14%) WCAG
4 4 (57.14%) LESS
5 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
5 3 (42.86%) Web Development
5 3 (42.86%) Sass
5 3 (42.86%) RIA
5 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Content Management
5 3 (42.86%) Content Management
5 3 (42.86%) Web Design
5 3 (42.86%) Internet
5 3 (42.86%) CMS
6 2 (28.57%) Scrum
6 2 (28.57%) TDD
6 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 2 (28.57%) BDD
6 2 (28.57%) jQuery
6 2 (28.57%) Jasmine
6 2 (28.57%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (14.29%) Docker
7 1 (14.29%) gulp
7 1 (14.29%) ES6
7 1 (14.29%) Protractor

WAI
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (42.86%) CMS
2 1 (14.29%) Confluence
2 1 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Jasmine
1 2 (28.57%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Grunt
2 1 (14.29%) gulp
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Protractor
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (28.57%) Angular Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (14.29%) HTML CSS Developer
4 1 (14.29%) HTML Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) HTML
2 6 (85.71%) CSS3
3 5 (71.43%) HTML5
4 4 (57.14%) LESS
5 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
5 3 (42.86%) Sass
6 2 (28.57%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Front End Development
2 5 (71.43%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (42.86%) Content Management
3 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Content Management
3 3 (42.86%) Web Design
3 3 (42.86%) Web Development
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 1 (14.29%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) ES6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker