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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 120 109 106
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing WCAG 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.078% 0.045% 0.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.96% 0.52% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+41.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.28 - -
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
209 194 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.19% 8.78% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 100 63
Average daily rate £423 £328 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.00% -12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £18.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £12.40 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.43 £32.15 £19.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

WCAG
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

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCAG within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Warwickshire - 2 - -
WCAG
England

WCAG
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Mac OS X
1 4 (100.00%) ECDL
1 4 (100.00%) Ajax
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
1 4 (100.00%) Psychology
1 4 (100.00%) Blog
1 4 (100.00%) Time Management
1 4 (100.00%) Web Accessibility

WCAG
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Applications Consultant
1 4 (100.00%) Consultant
1 4 (100.00%) Graduate
1 4 (100.00%) Graduate Consultant
1 4 (100.00%) Graduate IT Consultant
1 4 (100.00%) IT Consultant
1 4 (100.00%) IT Graduate
1 4 (100.00%) Junior
1 4 (100.00%) Junior Consultant
1 4 (100.00%) Junior IT Consultant
1 4 (100.00%) Usability Consultant
1 4 (100.00%) Web Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Ajax
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Blog
1 4 (100.00%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Mac OS X
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Time Management
1 4 (100.00%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
1 4 (100.00%) ECDL
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft