Period
to 26 November 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Accessibility skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Accessibility over the 6 months to 26 November 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.

Accessibility (a11y)
UK > England
6 months to
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 200 176 254
Rank change year-on-year -24 +78 +26
Contract jobs citing Accessibility 964 486 799
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.36% 1.59% 1.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.62% 13.37% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 747 329 494
10th Percentile £350 £313 £314
25th Percentile £413 £413 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £486 £450
Median % change year-on-year +2.88% +8.00% -
75th Percentile £578 £563 £525
90th Percentile £661 £650 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £476 £450
% change year-on-year +5.04% +5.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 16
10th Percentile £23.26 £21.95 £12.66
25th Percentile £27.04 £22.55 £21.50
Median hourly rate £33.25 £23.53 £25.68
Median % change year-on-year +41.31% -8.37% +7.54%
75th Percentile £37.56 £24.52 £43.06
90th Percentile £38.75 £25.11 £69.00
UK median hourly rate £33.25 £25.50 £25.68
% change year-on-year +30.39% -0.70% +7.02%

Accessibility 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 England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 9,073 3,635 8,570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.79% 11.91% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,143 2,382 5,537
10th Percentile £263 £280 £250
25th Percentile £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £695 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 166 336
10th Percentile £11.36 £10.66 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.72 £13.45 £14.45
Median hourly rate £21.05 £22.25 £20.21
Median % change year-on-year -5.42% +10.12% -3.79%
75th Percentile £46.50 £45.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £57.50 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £20.19 £21.78 £20.11
% change year-on-year -7.32% +8.30% -0.67%

Accessibility
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Accessibility as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Accessibility in England

Accessibility
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Accessibility in England.

Daily rate trend for Accessibility in England

Accessibility
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Accessibility in England over the 6 months to 26 November 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Accessibility in England

Accessibility
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Accessibility in England.

Hourly rate trend for Accessibility in England

Accessibility
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Accessibility in England over the 6 months to 26 November 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Accessibility in England

Accessibility
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Accessibility within the England region over the 6 months to 26 November 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -30 560 £525 +5.00% 92
North of England -35 131 £450 -10.00% 58
South East -58 74 £495 -3.13% 20
Yorkshire +4 70 £450 -5.26% 13
Midlands -67 59 £495 +18.92% 31
North West -45 54 £475 -5.00% 27
South West -30 44 £465 +16.25% 15
West Midlands -49 40 £520 +15.04% 15
East of England -32 20 £420 +40.00% 18
East Midlands -60 14 £470 +45.06% 16
North East -18 13 £494 -1.25% 18
South Coast - 1 - -
Accessibility
UK

For the 6 months to 26 November 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Accessibility 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 England region with a requirement for Accessibility.

1 541 (56.12%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (37.03%) JavaScript
3 340 (35.27%) HTML
4 334 (34.65%) CSS
5 320 (33.20%) User Experience
6 198 (20.54%) Test Automation
7 187 (19.40%) DevOps
8 182 (18.88%) React
9 173 (17.95%) Social Skills
10 168 (17.43%) Java
11 158 (16.39%) User Research
12 155 (16.08%) Front End Development
13 150 (15.56%) Git (software)
14 143 (14.83%) Node.js
15 142 (14.73%) Prototyping
15 142 (14.73%) WCAG
16 136 (14.11%) Azure
16 136 (14.11%) Adobe
17 132 (13.69%) Wireframes
17 132 (13.69%) Public Sector
18 125 (12.97%) HTML5
19 122 (12.66%) Analytics
20 121 (12.55%) Problem-Solving
21 118 (12.24%) AngularJS
22 115 (11.93%) CSS3
23 109 (11.31%) CMS
24 103 (10.68%) AWS
24 103 (10.68%) TDD
25 102 (10.58%) Security Cleared
25 102 (10.58%) Jenkins

Accessibility
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 109 (11.31%) CMS
2 33 (3.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 31 (3.22%) Confluence
4 29 (3.01%) SharePoint
5 21 (2.18%) Headless CMS
6 20 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (1.66%) WordPress
8 14 (1.45%) Drupal
9 13 (1.35%) Umbraco
10 9 (0.93%) IBM Domino
10 9 (0.93%) Moodle
11 5 (0.52%) Jadu
12 4 (0.41%) Apache
12 4 (0.41%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.41%) Kentico
12 4 (0.41%) Totara
13 2 (0.21%) Camunda
13 2 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.21%) IIS
13 2 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 81 (8.40%) Sketch
2 54 (5.60%) Photoshop
3 40 (4.15%) InVision
4 37 (3.84%) Figma
5 30 (3.11%) Adobe XD
6 28 (2.90%) Zeplin
7 22 (2.28%) Adobe Illustrator
8 16 (1.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 10 (1.04%) UXPin
10 9 (0.93%) Marvel
11 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
12 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
13 4 (0.41%) GIMP
13 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
13 4 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 3 (0.31%) Adobe After Effects
14 3 (0.31%) Adobe Premiere
14 3 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
15 1 (0.10%) InDesign
15 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.35%) Magento
2 9 (0.93%) Shopify
3 3 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 136 (14.11%) Azure
2 103 (10.68%) AWS
3 84 (8.71%) GitHub
4 40 (4.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 37 (3.84%) BrowserStack
6 33 (3.42%) Google Analytics
7 29 (3.01%) npm
8 21 (2.18%) GCP
9 20 (2.07%) Sauce Labs
9 20 (2.07%) Serverless
10 19 (1.97%) Power Platform
11 13 (1.35%) Heroku
11 13 (1.35%) Trello
11 13 (1.35%) Yarn
12 12 (1.24%) Miro
12 12 (1.24%) SaaS
13 11 (1.14%) BlazeMeter
13 11 (1.14%) GitHub Actions
14 8 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 8 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.80%) HTTP
2 13 (1.35%) Internet
3 7 (0.73%) Intranet
4 5 (0.52%) DNS
4 5 (0.52%) DSL
4 5 (0.52%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.41%) SSL
6 3 (0.31%) Broadband
6 3 (0.31%) Extranet
6 3 (0.31%) Firewall
7 2 (0.21%) VPN
7 2 (0.21%) WAN
8 1 (0.10%) ADSL
8 1 (0.10%) DHCP
8 1 (0.10%) DMZ
8 1 (0.10%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.10%) FTP
8 1 (0.10%) LAN
8 1 (0.10%) SMTP
8 1 (0.10%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 45 (4.67%) MongoDB
3 31 (3.22%) NoSQL
4 22 (2.28%) MySQL
4 22 (2.28%) Relational Database
5 19 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (1.76%) Power BI
7 16 (1.66%) Oracle Database
8 14 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (1.45%) Metadata
9 13 (1.35%) Redis
10 12 (1.24%) Neo4j
11 10 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.83%) Big Data
14 7 (0.73%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
15 6 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
16 4 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
16 4 (0.41%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 150 (15.56%) Git (software)
2 102 (10.58%) Jenkins
3 91 (9.44%) JIRA
4 67 (6.95%) Selenium
5 66 (6.85%) Cucumber
6 58 (6.02%) webpack
7 45 (4.67%) Axure RP
7 45 (4.67%) JMeter
8 44 (4.56%) JUnit
9 43 (4.46%) gulp
10 42 (4.36%) Postman
11 34 (3.53%) WebDriver
12 33 (3.42%) Maven
13 32 (3.32%) Bitbucket
14 28 (2.90%) Cypress.io
15 26 (2.70%) Grunt
16 22 (2.28%) Mocha
16 22 (2.28%) SoapUI
17 21 (2.18%) Jasmine
18 20 (2.07%) GitLab
General
1 173 (17.95%) Social Skills
2 132 (13.69%) Public Sector
3 100 (10.37%) Finance
4 62 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
5 53 (5.50%) Marketing
6 50 (5.19%) Retail
7 44 (4.56%) Legal
8 42 (4.36%) Telecoms
9 38 (3.94%) Banking
10 36 (3.73%) Publishing
11 27 (2.80%) Presentation Skills
12 26 (2.70%) Multimedia
13 20 (2.07%) Influencing Skills
14 18 (1.87%) Electronics
14 18 (1.87%) Manufacturing
15 10 (1.04%) Military
15 10 (1.04%) Police
16 9 (0.93%) Organisational Skills
17 8 (0.83%) Games
18 7 (0.73%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 313 (32.47%) Developer
2 265 (27.49%) Designer
3 108 (11.20%) UX Designer
4 97 (10.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 50 (5.19%) Senior Developer
6 46 (4.77%) UI Designer
7 44 (4.56%) Content Designer
8 43 (4.46%) React Developer
9 39 (4.05%) Interaction Designer
10 35 (3.63%) Analyst
10 35 (3.63%) Senior Designer
10 35 (3.63%) Test Engineer
11 31 (3.22%) Java Developer
11 31 (3.22%) Tester
12 30 (3.11%) User Researcher
13 29 (3.01%) Full Stack Developer
14 25 (2.59%) Automation Tester
15 24 (2.49%) JavaScript Developer
16 23 (2.39%) UI/UX Designer
17 22 (2.28%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 340 (35.27%) HTML
2 334 (34.65%) CSS
3 182 (18.88%) React
4 143 (14.83%) Node.js
5 125 (12.97%) HTML5
6 118 (12.24%) AngularJS
7 115 (11.93%) CSS3
8 97 (10.06%) RESTful
9 74 (7.68%) Sass
10 65 (6.74%) Web Services
11 62 (6.43%) .NET
12 48 (4.98%) Vue.js
13 45 (4.67%) REST
14 42 (4.36%) jQuery
15 41 (4.25%) GraphQL
16 37 (3.84%) Redux
17 36 (3.73%) Jest
18 32 (3.32%) Spring
19 30 (3.11%) JSON
20 29 (3.01%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 320 (33.20%) User Experience
2 83 (8.61%) Mobile App
3 46 (4.77%) W3C
4 32 (3.32%) Social Media
5 27 (2.80%) NHS
6 20 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
6 20 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (1.76%) Data Structures
8 15 (1.56%) Blog
9 12 (1.24%) Algorithms
9 12 (1.24%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.24%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.04%) Virtual Team
11 9 (0.93%) Animation
11 9 (0.93%) Graphic Design
11 9 (0.93%) Legacy Systems
11 9 (0.93%) Taxonomies
12 8 (0.83%) iPad
13 6 (0.62%) Data Centre
13 6 (0.62%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 61 (6.33%) Apple iOS
2 56 (5.81%) Android
3 51 (5.29%) Linux
4 43 (4.46%) Unix
5 31 (3.22%) Mac OS
6 12 (1.24%) Windows
7 4 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.31%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.31%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.21%) CentOS
9 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.10%) AIX
10 1 (0.10%) Debian
10 1 (0.10%) HPUX
10 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.10%) Slackware
10 1 (0.10%) Solaris
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 541 (56.12%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (20.54%) Test Automation
3 187 (19.40%) DevOps
4 158 (16.39%) User Research
5 155 (16.08%) Front End Development
6 142 (14.73%) Prototyping
7 132 (13.69%) Wireframes
8 122 (12.66%) Analytics
9 121 (12.55%) Problem-Solving
10 103 (10.68%) TDD
11 100 (10.37%) Scrum
12 98 (10.17%) Full Stack Development
13 89 (9.23%) Service Design
14 78 (8.09%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
15 77 (7.99%) Unit Testing
16 75 (7.78%) Software Engineering
17 74 (7.68%) Web Design
18 65 (6.74%) Web Development
19 64 (6.64%) Continuous Integration
20 63 (6.54%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 357 (37.03%) JavaScript
2 168 (17.43%) Java
3 87 (9.02%) TypeScript
4 86 (8.92%) Python
5 81 (8.40%) SQL
6 69 (7.16%) C#
7 45 (4.67%) ES6
8 34 (3.53%) Scala
9 32 (3.32%) Ruby
10 28 (2.90%) PHP
11 18 (1.87%) Java 8
12 17 (1.76%) Java 11
13 14 (1.45%) Groovy
14 8 (0.83%) Apple Swift
14 8 (0.83%) Kotlin
15 7 (0.73%) VBA
16 6 (0.62%) Go
16 6 (0.62%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.62%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.52%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 102 (10.58%) Security Cleared
2 90 (9.34%) SC Cleared
3 48 (4.98%) Degree
4 17 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (1.56%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (0.83%) ISEB
8 7 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (0.52%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.41%) Postgraduate
11 3 (0.31%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.31%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.21%) CCA
13 1 (0.10%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.10%) CCNA
13 1 (0.10%) CCNP
13 1 (0.10%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (14.73%) WCAG
2 62 (6.43%) QA
3 11 (1.14%) GDPR
3 11 (1.14%) WAI
4 6 (0.62%) Actionable Recommendations
5 4 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.41%) PMO
6 2 (0.21%) Section 508
7 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.10%) NCSC
7 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (5.39%) Docker
2 5 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.31%) Varnish
4 2 (0.21%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.10%) Firmware
5 1 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 36 (3.73%) Terraform
2 28 (2.90%) Kubernetes
3 12 (1.24%) Graphite
4 8 (0.83%) Grafana
4 8 (0.83%) Kibana
5 6 (0.62%) Ansible
6 2 (0.21%) TeamSite
6 2 (0.21%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.10%) Istio
7 1 (0.10%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.10%) Nagios
7 1 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.10%) SCCM
Vendors
1 136 (14.11%) Adobe
2 50 (5.19%) Microsoft
3 44 (4.56%) Google
4 33 (3.42%) Oracle
5 28 (2.90%) hybris
6 27 (2.80%) SAP
7 18 (1.87%) Splunk
8 11 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.04%) New Relic
10 9 (0.93%) IBM
10 9 (0.93%) Perfecto Mobile
10 9 (0.93%) Xerox
11 8 (0.83%) ServiceNow
12 6 (0.62%) HP
13 5 (0.52%) Apple
13 5 (0.52%) Cadence
14 4 (0.41%) Atlassian
14 4 (0.41%) Blackboard
14 4 (0.41%) Brio
14 4 (0.41%) PagerDuty