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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank 118 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WCAG 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.07% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£330 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
145 162 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.12% 6.81% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 68 41
Average daily rate £350 £368 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £204 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £462 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 8
Average hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.42% +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £14.00 £9.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.21 £58.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.21 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +6.34%

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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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Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCAG across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

WCAG Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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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 1 July 2015. 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
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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
Birmingham - 2 £330 -
Solihull - 2 £330 -
Coventry - 1 £450 -
WCAG
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) CSS3
1 3 (100.00%) Backbone.js
1 3 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (100.00%) Grunt
1 3 (100.00%) gulp
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) Ember.js
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) W3C
3 1 (33.33%) Photoshop
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Web Accessibility
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
3 1 (33.33%) Underscore.js
3 1 (33.33%) OOCSS
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (33.33%) Sass
3 1 (33.33%) LESS
3 1 (33.33%) Bower
3 1 (33.33%) User Experience
3 1 (33.33%) React
3 1 (33.33%) Browserify
3 1 (33.33%) BEM - Block Element Modifier

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Grunt
1 3 (100.00%) gulp
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Bower
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Front-End Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Front-End Web Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Web Developer
3 1 (33.33%) UI Developer
3 1 (33.33%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) CSS3
1 3 (100.00%) Backbone.js
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (66.67%) Ember.js
3 1 (33.33%) Underscore.js
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Sass
3 1 (33.33%) LESS
3 1 (33.33%) OOCSS
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (33.33%) React
3 1 (33.33%) Browserify
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) W3C
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Web Accessibility
3 1 (33.33%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript