Period
to 28 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for WCAG skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WCAG over the 6 months to 28 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 162 110 228
Rank change year-on-year -52 +118 +30
Contract jobs citing WCAG 7 7 4
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.19% 0.39% 0.065%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.46% 3.65% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
10th Percentile £308 £228 "
25th Percentile £311 £306 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £313 £425
Median % change year-on-year +44.00% -26.47% -29.17%
75th Percentile £613 £483 £486
90th Percentile " £556 £506
Central London median daily rate £450 £313 £450
% change year-on-year +44.00% -30.56% -21.74%

WCAG is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 478 192 599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.88% 10.80% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 115 448
10th Percentile £350 £316 £325
25th Percentile £452 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £543 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.60% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £588
90th Percentile £712 £645 £675
Central London median daily rate £543 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +8.60% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 6
10th Percentile £13.88 £17.10 £12.13
25th Percentile £19.50 £20.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate £27.00 £34.25 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -21.17% +107.58% +6.11%
75th Percentile £40.00 £51.13 £18.06
90th Percentile £73.53 £57.20 £19.42
Central London median hourly rate £23.75 £34.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year -30.66% +107.58% +6.11%

WCAG
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing WCAG as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for WCAG in the City of London

WCAG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WCAG in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for WCAG in the City of London

WCAG
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WCAG in the City of London over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for WCAG in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing WCAG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for WCAG.

1 7 (100.00%) Accessibility
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 4 (57.14%) CSS
3 4 (57.14%) RESTful
4 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) QA
4 3 (42.86%) DevOps
5 2 (28.57%) Coaching
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
5 2 (28.57%) Play Framework
5 2 (28.57%) TypeScript
5 2 (28.57%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (28.57%) JSON
5 2 (28.57%) Microservices
5 2 (28.57%) Postman
5 2 (28.57%) Social Skills
5 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Scrum
5 2 (28.57%) Web Services
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (28.57%) Scala
5 2 (28.57%) BDD
5 2 (28.57%) MongoDB

WCAG
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) GitHub
2 1 (14.29%) Azure
2 1 (14.29%) BrowserStack
2 1 (14.29%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
1 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (28.57%) Postman
2 1 (14.29%) Appium
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Cypress.io
2 1 (14.29%) JUnit
2 1 (14.29%) Mocha
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) TestNG
General
1 2 (28.57%) Social Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Military
2 1 (14.29%) Police
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Lead Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) QA Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) React Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) UI Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) UX Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Web Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 4 (57.14%) CSS
2 4 (57.14%) RESTful
3 2 (28.57%) CSS3
3 2 (28.57%) HTML5
3 2 (28.57%) JSON
3 2 (28.57%) Node.js
3 2 (28.57%) Play Framework
3 2 (28.57%) React Native
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) Chai
4 1 (14.29%) Enzyme
4 1 (14.29%) iOS SDK
4 1 (14.29%) Jest
4 1 (14.29%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Public Cloud
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) Coaching
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) Microservices
2 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (28.57%) Scaled Agile Framework
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Clean Code
3 1 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (14.29%) Information Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) OWASP
3 1 (14.29%) Prototyping
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) Thought Leadership
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
3 1 (14.29%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) Kotlin
2 2 (28.57%) Scala
2 2 (28.57%) TypeScript
3 1 (14.29%) Go
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) Accessibility
2 3 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Perfecto Mobile