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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 138 113 119
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +6
Contract jobs citing WCAG 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.11% 0.039% 0.085%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.15% 0.43% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.74% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
WCAG
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
260 230 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.26% 9.08% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 132 94
Median daily rate £400 £401 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +18.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £271 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 16
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £11.00 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.63%

WCAG
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

WCAG
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 WCAG within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 December 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
Shropshire - 3 - -
WCAG
England

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) HTML
2 7 (70.00%) CSS
2 7 (70.00%) Front End Development
3 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (40.00%) WAI
4 4 (40.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 4 (40.00%) Sass
4 4 (40.00%) LESS
5 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (30.00%) User Stories
5 3 (30.00%) Automation Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (30.00%) RSpec
5 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (30.00%) HTML5
5 3 (30.00%) Heroku
5 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (30.00%) CSS3
5 3 (30.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (30.00%) JSON
5 3 (30.00%) QA
5 3 (30.00%) Selenium
5 3 (30.00%) RIA
5 3 (30.00%) Web Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (30.00%) Internet
5 3 (30.00%) Web Development
5 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (30.00%) Test Automation

WCAG
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 (30.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Heroku
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (30.00%) JUnit
1 3 (30.00%) RSpec
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
1 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (30.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
1 7 (70.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 3 (30.00%) QA Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) QA Test Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Quality Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (10.00%) HTML CSS Developer
3 1 (10.00%) HTML Developer
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) CSS
1 7 (70.00%) HTML
2 4 (40.00%) LESS
2 4 (40.00%) Sass
3 3 (30.00%) CSS3
3 3 (30.00%) HTML5
3 3 (30.00%) JSON
4 1 (10.00%) .NET
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (10.00%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Front End Development
3 4 (40.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Content Management
4 3 (30.00%) Defect Tracking
4 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Content Management
4 3 (30.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (30.00%) TDD
4 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) User Stories
4 3 (30.00%) Web Design
4 3 (30.00%) Web Development
4 3 (30.00%) Web Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (10.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) Scala
3 1 (10.00%) ES6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) WAI
2 3 (30.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft