The table below looks at the statistics for WCAG skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCAG over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 118 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WCAG 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.039% - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.57% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £274 £263 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
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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
174 114 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.84% 5.53% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 67 52
Average daily rate £300 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £458 £738
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -3.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £13.40 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £131.00 £29.80 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCAG across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

WCAG Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

WCAG Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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Top 12 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) W3C
1 1 (100.00%) Web Design
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) Human Factors
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) MooTools
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) CSS3
1 1 (100.00%) Responsive Web Design

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) MooTools
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) W3C
1 1 (100.00%) Human Factors
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Web Design
1 1 (100.00%) Responsive Web Design