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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 577 607 611
Rank change year-on-year +30 +4  
Contract jobs citing WAI 13 30 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.030% 0.061% 0.022%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.26% 0.54% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 25 4
Median daily rate £488 £420 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +32.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £363 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £295 £295
% change year-on-year +69.49% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
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 4965 5561 5894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.53% 11.23% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3221 3619 3848
Median daily rate £450 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 204 189
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £21.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.64% +28.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £47.50 £49.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.28% +14.00%  

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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

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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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 -5 8 £320 -24.70% 1
East of England - 3 £475 -
West Midlands +27 2 £500 -
East Midlands - 1 £500 -
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UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 30 (100.00%) HTML
1 30 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 30 (100.00%) CSS
2 29 (96.67%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (66.67%) gulp
4 19 (63.33%) Grunt
5 17 (56.67%) CSS3
6 16 (53.33%) Sass
7 13 (43.33%) BDD
8 12 (40.00%) Waterfall
8 12 (40.00%) AngularJS
8 12 (40.00%) Git (software)
9 11 (36.67%) WCAG
9 11 (36.67%) Front End Development
10 10 (33.33%) Test Automation
10 10 (33.33%) SEO
11 9 (30.00%) Project Management
11 9 (30.00%) PHP
11 9 (30.00%) Jasmine
11 9 (30.00%) Twig
11 9 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (30.00%) Cucumber
11 9 (30.00%) User Experience
12 8 (26.67%) HTML5
12 8 (26.67%) Mocha
12 8 (26.67%) Progressive Enhancement
12 8 (26.67%) Behat
12 8 (26.67%) WebDriver
12 8 (26.67%) jQuery
12 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance 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 (10.00%) CMS
1 3 (10.00%) Magnolia
2 1 (3.33%) Confluence
2 1 (3.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (66.67%) gulp
2 19 (63.33%) Grunt
3 12 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 9 (30.00%) Cucumber
4 9 (30.00%) Jasmine
5 8 (26.67%) Mocha
5 8 (26.67%) WebDriver
6 4 (13.33%) JIRA
7 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
7 2 (6.67%) Protractor
8 1 (3.33%) Bower
8 1 (3.33%) IntelliJ
8 1 (3.33%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (3.33%) PhantomJS
8 1 (3.33%) PostCSS
8 1 (3.33%) Sublime Text
8 1 (3.33%) Subversion
8 1 (3.33%) webpack
8 1 (3.33%) WebStorm
General
1 3 (10.00%) Retail
2 2 (6.67%) Interactive Media
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (76.67%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) Senior Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 6 (20.00%) Angular Developer
5 5 (16.67%) Digital Developer
5 5 (16.67%) UI Developer
6 3 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior UI Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Subject Matter Expert
7 2 (6.67%) HTML Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Agile Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Consultant
8 1 (3.33%) CSS Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 1 (3.33%) HTML CSS Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Agile Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Web Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (100.00%) CSS
1 30 (100.00%) HTML
2 17 (56.67%) CSS3
3 16 (53.33%) Sass
4 12 (40.00%) AngularJS
5 9 (30.00%) Twig
5 9 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 8 (26.67%) Behat
6 8 (26.67%) HTML5
6 8 (26.67%) jQuery
7 5 (16.67%) JSON
7 5 (16.67%) React
8 4 (13.33%) Ajax
9 3 (10.00%) LESS
9 3 (10.00%) Node.js
9 3 (10.00%) XHTML
9 3 (10.00%) XML
10 2 (6.67%) Handlebars
11 1 (3.33%) Doctrine
11 1 (3.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) User Experience
2 7 (23.33%) W3C
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Mac OS X
2 5 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.67%) Mac OS
4 1 (3.33%) Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (96.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) BDD
3 12 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 11 (36.67%) Front End Development
5 10 (33.33%) SEO
5 10 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 9 (30.00%) Project Management
7 8 (26.67%) Progressive Enhancement
7 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (26.67%) Web Development
8 6 (20.00%) Task Automation
9 5 (16.67%) A/B Testing
9 5 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (16.67%) TDD
9 5 (16.67%) Wireframes
10 4 (13.33%) Web Design
11 3 (10.00%) API Development
11 3 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
11 3 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (30.00%) PHP
3 1 (3.33%) ES6
3 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (36.67%) WCAG
2 2 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Monetate