The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WAI skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAI over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
UK / England
Rank 555 600 587
Rank change year-on-year +45 -13  
Contract jobs citing WAI 19 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.046% 0.027% 0.014%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.39% 0.24% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 2
Median daily rate £425 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £307 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £433 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £356 -
% change year-on-year +21.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

WAI is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 4829 5391 5779
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.70% 10.99% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3181 3489 3547
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £599 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 183 164
Median hourly rate £19.70 £37.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.46% +44.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.05 £11.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.90 £61.00 £53.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £41.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% +41.37%  

WAI
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing WAI as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for WAI in England

WAI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAI in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAI in England

WAI
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAI in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAI in England

WAI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAI in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAI in England

WAI
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 WAI within the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +31 7 £340 -9.33%
East Midlands - 7 £420 -
East of England - 2 £488 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £440 -
WAI
UK

WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for WAI.

1 27 (96.43%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (89.29%) HTML
2 25 (89.29%) CSS
3 23 (82.14%) JavaScript
4 15 (53.57%) BDD
4 15 (53.57%) CSS3
4 15 (53.57%) Grunt
4 15 (53.57%) gulp
5 13 (46.43%) Git (software)
6 12 (42.86%) Sass
7 11 (39.29%) Cucumber
7 11 (39.29%) Front End Development
8 9 (32.14%) Jasmine
8 9 (32.14%) Waterfall
8 9 (32.14%) Progressive Enhancement
8 9 (32.14%) WCAG
9 8 (28.57%) jQuery
9 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (28.57%) WebDriver
9 8 (28.57%) PHP
9 8 (28.57%) Mocha
9 8 (28.57%) Behat
9 8 (28.57%) AngularJS
9 8 (28.57%) Twig
10 7 (25.00%) HTML5
10 7 (25.00%) Project Management
10 7 (25.00%) SEO
10 7 (25.00%) Web Development
11 6 (21.43%) W3C
11 6 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap

WAI
Top Related 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 3 (10.71%) CMS
2 2 (7.14%) Magnolia
3 1 (3.57%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (53.57%) Grunt
1 15 (53.57%) gulp
2 13 (46.43%) Git (software)
3 11 (39.29%) Cucumber
4 9 (32.14%) Jasmine
5 8 (28.57%) Mocha
5 8 (28.57%) WebDriver
6 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
7 3 (10.71%) Burp Suite
7 3 (10.71%) JMeter
7 3 (10.71%) Selenium
8 2 (7.14%) JIRA
9 1 (3.57%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (71.43%) Developer
2 7 (25.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 6 (21.43%) Senior Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Angular Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Digital Developer
5 4 (14.29%) HTML Developer
5 4 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (10.71%) Consultant
6 3 (10.71%) HTML CSS Developer
6 3 (10.71%) Subject Matter Expert
7 2 (7.14%) Agile Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Test Automation Consultant
7 2 (7.14%) Test Consultant
7 2 (7.14%) UI Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 1 (3.57%) Lead Developer
8 1 (3.57%) QA Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (89.29%) CSS
1 25 (89.29%) HTML
2 15 (53.57%) CSS3
3 12 (42.86%) Sass
4 8 (28.57%) AngularJS
4 8 (28.57%) Behat
4 8 (28.57%) jQuery
4 8 (28.57%) Twig
5 7 (25.00%) HTML5
6 6 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (10.71%) Node.js
7 3 (10.71%) Spring
8 2 (7.14%) Ajax
8 2 (7.14%) JSON
8 2 (7.14%) React
8 2 (7.14%) XHTML
8 2 (7.14%) XML
9 1 (3.57%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) W3C
2 5 (17.86%) User Experience
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Mac OS X
2 4 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (96.43%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (53.57%) BDD
3 11 (39.29%) Front End Development
4 9 (32.14%) Progressive Enhancement
4 9 (32.14%) Waterfall
5 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (25.00%) Project Management
6 7 (25.00%) SEO
6 7 (25.00%) Web Development
7 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (17.86%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (17.86%) Scrum
8 4 (14.29%) TDD
8 4 (14.29%) Unit Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Compatibility Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
9 3 (10.71%) OWASP
9 3 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 23 (82.14%) JavaScript
2 8 (28.57%) PHP
3 3 (10.71%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (32.14%) WCAG
2 2 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) TeamSite