Period
to 24 October 2017

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 6 months to 24 October 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.

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 796 804 845
Rank change year-on-year +8 +41 -33
Contract jobs citing WAI 44 64 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.047% 0.065% 0.016%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.38% 0.57% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 45 11
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £313 £322 £281
90th Percentile £550 £488 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

WAI 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 11491 11159 12212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.37% 11.34% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7611 7282 7946
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £228 £238
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £438 £415 £401
% change year-on-year +5.36% +3.68% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 412 419
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +4.41% +10.51%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.53 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.03 £47.48 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £21.55
% change year-on-year -12.42% +5.96% +10.51%

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WAI as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WAI in England

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAI in England over the 6 months to 24 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAI in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAI in England

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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 6 months to 24 October 2017. 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 +8 34 £390 -9.30% 5
West Midlands +35 5 £475 +11.76%
Midlands +10 5 £475 +11.76%
South East +1 2 - -
East of England - 2 £325 -
North of England +67 1 £288 -28.13%
North East +67 1 £288 -28.13%
East Midlands -15 1 £500 +19.05%
WAI
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 39 (88.64%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (75.00%) HTML
2 33 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 33 (75.00%) CSS
3 24 (54.55%) WCAG
4 22 (50.00%) Sass
4 22 (50.00%) gulp
5 21 (47.73%) Front End Development
6 16 (36.36%) HTML5
7 15 (34.09%) Git (software)
8 14 (31.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 14 (31.82%) User Experience
8 14 (31.82%) TDD
8 14 (31.82%) ES6
9 13 (29.55%) Grunt
9 13 (29.55%) AngularJS
10 12 (27.27%) npm
11 11 (25.00%) W3C
12 10 (22.73%) OOP
12 10 (22.73%) OO
12 10 (22.73%) E-Commerce
12 10 (22.73%) Responsive Web Design
12 10 (22.73%) Waterfall
12 10 (22.73%) Task Automation
12 10 (22.73%) Handlebars
13 9 (20.45%) Chai
13 9 (20.45%) Mobile First
13 9 (20.45%) Mocha
13 9 (20.45%) Mac OS
13 9 (20.45%) Unit Testing

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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 3 (6.82%) WordPress
2 2 (4.55%) Apache
2 2 (4.55%) Drupal
3 1 (2.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.27%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.55%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.27%) npm
2 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) HTTP
2 1 (2.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.55%) MySQL
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (50.00%) gulp
2 15 (34.09%) Git (software)
3 13 (29.55%) Grunt
4 9 (20.45%) Mocha
4 9 (20.45%) webpack
5 6 (13.64%) Cucumber
6 5 (11.36%) Jenkins
7 3 (6.82%) Bower
7 3 (6.82%) Burp Suite
7 3 (6.82%) IntelliJ
7 3 (6.82%) Jasmine
7 3 (6.82%) JMeter
7 3 (6.82%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (6.82%) PhantomJS
7 3 (6.82%) Protractor
7 3 (6.82%) Selenium
7 3 (6.82%) Sublime Text
7 3 (6.82%) WebStorm
8 2 (4.55%) QUnit
8 2 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 2 (4.55%) Finance
1 2 (4.55%) Retail
2 1 (2.27%) Electronics
2 1 (2.27%) Interactive Media
2 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.27%) Marketing
2 1 (2.27%) Publishing
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (70.45%) Developer
2 19 (43.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 10 (22.73%) Angular Developer
4 8 (18.18%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (18.18%) UI Developer
5 7 (15.91%) User Researcher
6 4 (9.09%) HTML CSS Developer
6 4 (9.09%) HTML Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Senior UI Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Tester
7 2 (4.55%) PHP Developer
7 2 (4.55%) QA Tester
7 2 (4.55%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Designer
8 1 (2.27%) Integration Tester
8 1 (2.27%) JavaScript Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Systems Tester
8 1 (2.27%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (75.00%) CSS
1 33 (75.00%) HTML
2 22 (50.00%) Sass
3 16 (36.36%) HTML5
4 14 (31.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 13 (29.55%) AngularJS
6 10 (22.73%) Handlebars
7 9 (20.45%) Chai
7 9 (20.45%) Node.js
7 9 (20.45%) Semantic HTML
8 8 (18.18%) CSS3
8 8 (18.18%) LESS
8 8 (18.18%) OOCSS
8 8 (18.18%) Redux
9 7 (15.91%) jQuery
10 5 (11.36%) REST
10 5 (11.36%) SOAP
11 3 (6.82%) Spring
12 2 (4.55%) LAMP
12 2 (4.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) User Experience
2 11 (25.00%) W3C
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) Mac OS
2 2 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (88.64%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (47.73%) Front End Development
3 14 (31.82%) TDD
4 10 (22.73%) E-Commerce
4 10 (22.73%) OO
4 10 (22.73%) OOP
4 10 (22.73%) Responsive Web Design
4 10 (22.73%) Task Automation
4 10 (22.73%) Waterfall
5 9 (20.45%) Mobile First
5 9 (20.45%) Unit Testing
6 8 (18.18%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
6 8 (18.18%) Data Modelling
7 7 (15.91%) Analytics
7 7 (15.91%) Test Automation
7 7 (15.91%) Web Analytics
8 6 (13.64%) BDD
8 6 (13.64%) Psychology
8 6 (13.64%) Scrum
8 6 (13.64%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 14 (31.82%) ES6
3 6 (13.64%) Java
4 2 (4.55%) PHP
4 2 (4.55%) XPath
5 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (54.55%) WCAG
2 6 (13.64%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.55%) Monetate
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle
2 1 (2.27%) ATG
2 1 (2.27%) HP
2 1 (2.27%) SAP