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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCAG over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank - 132 -
Contract jobs citing WCAG 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.037% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.48% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £330 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £288
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +14.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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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
235 209 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.20% 7.80% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 131 77
Median daily rate £375 £350 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £189 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 23 18
Median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £15.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.55% +82.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-12.06% +38.09%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

WCAG Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WCAG
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 15 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WCAG.

1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Mac OS X
1 2 (100.00%) ECDL
1 2 (100.00%) Ajax
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Psychology
1 2 (100.00%) Blog
1 2 (100.00%) Time Management
1 2 (100.00%) Web Accessibility

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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:

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Applications Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) Graduate
1 2 (100.00%) Graduate Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) Graduate IT Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) IT Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) IT Graduate
1 2 (100.00%) Junior
1 2 (100.00%) Junior Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) Junior IT Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) Usability Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) Web Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Ajax
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Blog
1 2 (100.00%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Mac OS X
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Time Management
1 2 (100.00%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) ECDL
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft