Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 209 209 288
Rank change year-on-year 0 +79 -25
Contract jobs citing Accessibility 742 401 812
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.30% 1.24% 0.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.53% 11.02% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 249 520
10th Percentile £316 £307 £325
25th Percentile £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £475
75th Percentile £575 £550 £525
90th Percentile £638 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £466
% change year-on-year - +1.93% +9.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 12
10th Percentile £25.25 £19.50 £11.41
25th Percentile £27.50 £30.03 £20.83
Median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £30.50
Median % change year-on-year - +6.56% +38.64%
75th Percentile £33.88 £47.88 £62.25
90th Percentile £33.95 £53.60 £69.00
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year -21.54% +6.56% +71.66%

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 7,047 3,639 9,264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.31% 11.27% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,638 2,318 5,925
10th Percentile £263 £265 £250
25th Percentile £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £588 £575 £550
90th Percentile £678 £645 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 297 166 373
10th Percentile £11.36 £12.56 £10.75
25th Percentile £14.00 £17.33 £14.00
Median hourly rate £21.00 £26.05 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -19.38% +21.15% -1.83%
75th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
90th Percentile £61.72 £54.22 £52.90
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.91 £21.05
% change year-on-year -8.34% +8.86% +0.21%

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 1 August 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
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 1 August 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 -21 421 £501 +0.10% 88
North of England -1 103 £440 -11.11% 40
South East -19 59 £450 -5.26% 30
Yorkshire +18 55 £438 -18.60% 11
South West +4 40 £423 +14.58% 19
Midlands -47 39 £450 - 23
North West -30 36 £450 -2.70% 19
West Midlands -30 31 £520 +12.43% 17
East of England +3 30 £475 -2.56% 6
North East -4 12 £413 -19.90% 10
East Midlands -30 8 £374 +17.61% 6
Accessibility
UK

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 409 (55.12%) Agile Software Development
2 300 (40.43%) User Experience
3 287 (38.68%) JavaScript
4 270 (36.39%) CSS
5 265 (35.71%) HTML
6 177 (23.85%) React
7 147 (19.81%) Node.js
7 147 (19.81%) User Research
8 135 (18.19%) Prototyping
9 128 (17.25%) DevOps
9 128 (17.25%) Git (software)
10 126 (16.98%) Test Automation
11 125 (16.85%) Front End Development
12 120 (16.17%) Social Skills
13 117 (15.77%) Adobe
14 115 (15.50%) Wireframes
15 113 (15.23%) Azure
16 108 (14.56%) HTML5
17 100 (13.48%) Java
18 98 (13.21%) WCAG
19 90 (12.13%) CSS3
20 89 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
21 87 (11.73%) Public Sector
22 86 (11.59%) Sass
23 84 (11.32%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
23 84 (11.32%) TDD
24 83 (11.19%) AWS
25 81 (10.92%) Sketch
26 80 (10.78%) AngularJS
26 80 (10.78%) TypeScript

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 56 (7.55%) CMS
2 30 (4.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 21 (2.83%) WordPress
4 17 (2.29%) Confluence
4 17 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (2.16%) SharePoint
6 14 (1.89%) Drupal
7 11 (1.48%) IBM Domino
7 11 (1.48%) Jadu
8 7 (0.94%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.67%) Headless CMS
10 4 (0.54%) Apache
10 4 (0.54%) Moodle
11 3 (0.40%) IIS
11 3 (0.40%) Kentico
11 3 (0.40%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.13%) Jupyter
Applications
1 81 (10.92%) Sketch
2 41 (5.53%) Photoshop
2 41 (5.53%) Zeplin
3 37 (4.99%) InVision
4 31 (4.18%) Adobe XD
5 21 (2.83%) Adobe Illustrator
5 21 (2.83%) Figma
6 13 (1.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.67%) UXPin
8 4 (0.54%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.54%) Marvel
8 4 (0.54%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.27%) GIMP
9 2 (0.27%) InDesign
9 2 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (2.70%) Magento
2 11 (1.48%) Shopify
3 3 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.27%) Q-Pulse
4 2 (0.27%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 113 (15.23%) Azure
2 83 (11.19%) AWS
3 57 (7.68%) GitHub
4 40 (5.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 27 (3.64%) Serverless
6 26 (3.50%) npm
7 21 (2.83%) Heroku
8 20 (2.70%) BrowserStack
8 20 (2.70%) GCP
9 17 (2.29%) Google Analytics
10 13 (1.75%) Power Platform
10 13 (1.75%) Trello
11 10 (1.35%) Sauce Labs
12 9 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (1.21%) CloudFront
13 8 (1.08%) Azure Logic Apps
13 8 (1.08%) BlazeMeter
13 8 (1.08%) IaaS
13 8 (1.08%) PaaS
13 8 (1.08%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.91%) HTTP
2 11 (1.48%) Internet
3 10 (1.35%) Intranet
4 9 (1.21%) SSL
5 8 (1.08%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.67%) DNS
7 4 (0.54%) DSL
8 3 (0.40%) Broadband
9 2 (0.27%) Firewall
9 2 (0.27%) VPN
9 2 (0.27%) WAN
10 1 (0.13%) DHCP
10 1 (0.13%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.13%) FDDI
10 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.13%) IMAP
10 1 (0.13%) LAN
10 1 (0.13%) SMTP
10 1 (0.13%) SSH
10 1 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.10%) NoSQL
2 18 (2.43%) SQL Server
3 17 (2.29%) MongoDB
4 16 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (2.02%) MySQL
5 15 (2.02%) Redis
6 13 (1.75%) Neo4j
7 10 (1.35%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.67%) Power BI
9 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.40%) Amazon Aurora
10 3 (0.40%) MS Access
10 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.27%) Electronic Patient Records
11 2 (0.27%) Jackrabbit
11 2 (0.27%) Metadata
11 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 128 (17.25%) Git (software)
2 66 (8.89%) JIRA
3 64 (8.63%) Jenkins
4 63 (8.49%) webpack
5 51 (6.87%) Selenium
6 40 (5.39%) gulp
7 38 (5.12%) Cucumber
8 36 (4.85%) Cypress.io
8 36 (4.85%) JMeter
9 31 (4.18%) Jasmine
9 31 (4.18%) Maven
10 30 (4.04%) Grunt
11 29 (3.91%) JUnit
12 25 (3.37%) Axure RP
13 24 (3.23%) Postman
14 23 (3.10%) WebDriver
15 21 (2.83%) Bitbucket
16 16 (2.16%) Gatling
16 16 (2.16%) Mocha
17 15 (2.02%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 120 (16.17%) Social Skills
2 87 (11.73%) Public Sector
3 73 (9.84%) Finance
4 61 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (5.66%) Retail
6 35 (4.72%) Banking
7 31 (4.18%) Marketing
8 21 (2.83%) Influencing Skills
8 21 (2.83%) Telecoms
9 20 (2.70%) Legal
9 20 (2.70%) Presentation Skills
10 18 (2.43%) Publishing
11 15 (2.02%) Law
12 11 (1.48%) Multimedia
13 10 (1.35%) Organisational Skills
14 8 (1.08%) Documentation Skills
15 5 (0.67%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.54%) Back Office
16 4 (0.54%) Front Office
16 4 (0.54%) Games
Job Titles
1 233 (31.40%) Developer
2 230 (31.00%) Designer
3 82 (11.05%) UX Designer
4 75 (10.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 64 (8.63%) UI Designer
6 55 (7.41%) React Developer
7 37 (4.99%) Content Designer
8 36 (4.85%) Interaction Designer
9 34 (4.58%) Senior Developer
10 31 (4.18%) Test Engineer
11 28 (3.77%) Tester
12 25 (3.37%) Full Stack Developer
12 25 (3.37%) User Researcher
13 23 (3.10%) Analyst
14 22 (2.96%) UI Developer
15 21 (2.83%) UI/UX Designer
16 19 (2.56%) Senior Designer
17 17 (2.29%) Angular Developer
17 17 (2.29%) Architect
17 17 (2.29%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (36.39%) CSS
2 265 (35.71%) HTML
3 177 (23.85%) React
4 147 (19.81%) Node.js
5 108 (14.56%) HTML5
6 90 (12.13%) CSS3
7 86 (11.59%) Sass
8 80 (10.78%) AngularJS
9 67 (9.03%) GraphQL
10 66 (8.89%) RESTful
11 58 (7.82%) Redux
12 56 (7.55%) Jest
13 46 (6.20%) REST
14 38 (5.12%) jQuery
15 37 (4.99%) .NET
16 31 (4.18%) JSON
17 29 (3.91%) Vue.js
18 26 (3.50%) Spring
19 24 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 23 (3.10%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 300 (40.43%) User Experience
2 72 (9.70%) Mobile App
3 52 (7.01%) W3C
4 31 (4.18%) NHS
5 29 (3.91%) Data Structures
6 27 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (2.70%) Algorithms
7 20 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (2.70%) Social Media
8 14 (1.89%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.08%) N-Tier
10 7 (0.94%) Animation
10 7 (0.94%) Blog
11 6 (0.81%) Taxonomies
12 5 (0.67%) Graphic Design
12 5 (0.67%) LIMS
12 5 (0.67%) Motion Graphics
13 4 (0.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (0.54%) e-Learning
14 3 (0.40%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 59 (7.95%) Apple iOS
2 55 (7.41%) Android
3 24 (3.23%) Linux
4 19 (2.56%) Unix
5 10 (1.35%) Windows
6 5 (0.67%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.13%) AIX
9 1 (0.13%) Debian
9 1 (0.13%) HPUX
9 1 (0.13%) Slackware
9 1 (0.13%) Solaris
9 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (55.12%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (19.81%) User Research
3 135 (18.19%) Prototyping
4 128 (17.25%) DevOps
5 126 (16.98%) Test Automation
6 125 (16.85%) Front End Development
7 115 (15.50%) Wireframes
8 89 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
9 84 (11.32%) TDD
9 84 (11.32%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 78 (10.51%) Full Stack Development
10 78 (10.51%) Service Design
11 70 (9.43%) Analytics
12 67 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
12 67 (9.03%) Scrum
13 65 (8.76%) Software Engineering
13 65 (8.76%) Web Development
14 62 (8.36%) Rapid Prototyping
15 55 (7.41%) Web Design
16 53 (7.14%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 287 (38.68%) JavaScript
2 100 (13.48%) Java
3 80 (10.78%) TypeScript
4 62 (8.36%) ES6
5 46 (6.20%) SQL
6 45 (6.06%) C#
7 36 (4.85%) Python
8 33 (4.45%) PHP
9 13 (1.75%) Scala
10 12 (1.62%) Java 8
11 10 (1.35%) Java 11
12 9 (1.21%) Groovy
13 7 (0.94%) ES7
13 7 (0.94%) Kotlin
14 4 (0.54%) C++
14 4 (0.54%) JSX
15 3 (0.40%) Apple Swift
15 3 (0.40%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.40%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 76 (10.24%) Security Cleared
2 57 (7.68%) SC Cleared
3 30 (4.04%) Degree
4 13 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (1.35%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.54%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.54%) ISEB
7 4 (0.54%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.27%) CCA
8 2 (0.27%) MBA
9 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.13%) MCIPD
9 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (13.21%) WCAG
2 43 (5.80%) QA
3 20 (2.70%) GDPR
4 7 (0.94%) PMO
5 5 (0.67%) WAI
6 4 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.40%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.13%) Section 508
System Software
1 48 (6.47%) Docker
2 5 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.40%) Varnish
4 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (3.10%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.62%) Graphite
3 9 (1.21%) Grafana
3 9 (1.21%) Kibana
4 7 (0.94%) Terraform
5 2 (0.27%) Ansible
6 1 (0.13%) Istio
6 1 (0.13%) Nagios
6 1 (0.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 117 (15.77%) Adobe
2 29 (3.91%) Google
3 19 (2.56%) Microsoft
4 17 (2.29%) Splunk
5 13 (1.75%) hybris
6 12 (1.62%) IBM
6 12 (1.62%) Oracle
7 11 (1.48%) New Relic
7 11 (1.48%) Xerox
8 8 (1.08%) ServiceNow
9 6 (0.81%) SAP
10 5 (0.67%) Brio
10 5 (0.67%) HP
10 5 (0.67%) Openreach
11 4 (0.54%) Blackboard
11 4 (0.54%) Pega
11 4 (0.54%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.40%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.40%) Citrix
13 2 (0.27%) Cadence