Period
to 19 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WCAG skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WCAG over the 6 months to 19 September 2019 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 Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 709 778 769
Rank change year-on-year +69 -9 +44
Contract jobs citing WCAG 84 95 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.10% 0.097%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.01% 0.91% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 65 55
England median daily rate £413 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.60% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £350 £213 £282
90th Percentile £525 £545 £515
UK median daily rate £411 £415 £400
% change year-on-year -0.90% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
England median hourly rate £43.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £43.50 - -

WCAG 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 8,351 10,427 10,984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.27% 11.08% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,177 6,705 7,233
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £230 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +6.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 357 315
England median hourly rate £21.42 £22.20 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.51% +8.27% -14.58%
10th Percentile £10.80 £11.25 £10.54
90th Percentile £56.00 £50.45 £48.48
UK median hourly rate £21.42 £21.00 £21.90
% change year-on-year +1.98% -4.11% -8.75%

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for WCAG 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 WCAG in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for WCAG in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCAG in England over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCAG 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 WCAG in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCAG in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCAG in England over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WCAG 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 WCAG within the England region over the 6 months to 19 September 2019. 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 +51 45 £450 +7.14% 5
North of England +36 25 £450 +19.00% 7
West Midlands +28 11 £363 -14.71%
North East +26 11 £403 +3.47% 3
Midlands +19 11 £363 -14.71% 1
Yorkshire +29 10 £481 +42.59% 2
North West +13 4 £550 +37.50% 2
South East +33 3 £438 -1.41% 2
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UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing WCAG 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 WCAG.

1 67 (79.76%) HTML
2 64 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (75.00%) CSS
4 59 (70.24%) Git (software)
5 58 (69.05%) Front End Development
6 57 (67.86%) Sass
6 57 (67.86%) JavaScript
7 52 (61.90%) HTML5
8 39 (46.43%) Node.js
9 34 (40.48%) Test Automation
10 33 (39.29%) Web Development
11 31 (36.90%) Web Accessibility
12 29 (34.52%) gulp
13 27 (32.14%) CSS3
14 26 (30.95%) Grunt
14 26 (30.95%) User Experience
14 26 (30.95%) Public Sector
15 22 (26.19%) TDD
16 21 (25.00%) jQuery
16 21 (25.00%) Java
16 21 (25.00%) Microservices
16 21 (25.00%) Jasmine
17 20 (23.81%) REST
17 20 (23.81%) Security Cleared
18 19 (22.62%) Responsive Web Design
19 18 (21.43%) DevOps
20 17 (20.24%) SC Cleared
20 17 (20.24%) Linux
21 16 (19.05%) Mac OS X
21 16 (19.05%) Scrum

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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 13 (15.48%) CMS
2 5 (5.95%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (3.57%) Confluence
4 1 (1.19%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (8.33%) Sketch
2 5 (5.95%) InVision
3 4 (4.76%) Zeplin
4 3 (3.57%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.19%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.19%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.48%) GitHub
2 9 (10.71%) Google Analytics
3 6 (7.14%) Azure
4 3 (3.57%) Heroku
5 2 (2.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (1.19%) Azure Functions
6 1 (1.19%) BrowserStack
6 1 (1.19%) IaaS
6 1 (1.19%) PaaS
6 1 (1.19%) Serverless
6 1 (1.19%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.10%) HTTP
2 9 (10.71%) SSL
2 9 (10.71%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.38%) FTP
3 2 (2.38%) Internet
3 2 (2.38%) SMTP
3 2 (2.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) Cosmos DB
2 1 (1.19%) Redis
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 59 (70.24%) Git (software)
2 29 (34.52%) gulp
3 26 (30.95%) Grunt
4 21 (25.00%) Jasmine
5 16 (19.05%) git-flow
6 14 (16.67%) Subversion
7 13 (15.48%) Selenium
7 13 (15.48%) webpack
8 12 (14.29%) Jenkins
9 11 (13.10%) Cucumber
9 11 (13.10%) JUnit
9 11 (13.10%) Mocha
10 9 (10.71%) Gatling
10 9 (10.71%) Karma Test Runner
10 9 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (4.76%) Axure RP
12 3 (3.57%) GitLab
12 3 (3.57%) JIRA
13 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
14 1 (1.19%) HP UFT
General
1 26 (30.95%) Public Sector
2 3 (3.57%) Finance
3 2 (2.38%) Marketing
4 1 (1.19%) Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Games
4 1 (1.19%) Legal
4 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (78.57%) Developer
2 48 (57.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 10 (11.90%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (9.52%) Applications Developer
4 8 (9.52%) Designer
5 6 (7.14%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 6 (7.14%) Web Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Angular Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Java Applications Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Java Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Java Web Applications Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Web Applications Developer
7 4 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.76%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 4 (4.76%) Software Developer
7 4 (4.76%) UI Designer
7 4 (4.76%) UI Developer
7 4 (4.76%) UX Designer
8 3 (3.57%) Digital UX Designer
8 3 (3.57%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (79.76%) HTML
2 63 (75.00%) CSS
3 57 (67.86%) Sass
4 52 (61.90%) HTML5
5 39 (46.43%) Node.js
6 27 (32.14%) CSS3
7 21 (25.00%) jQuery
8 20 (23.81%) REST
9 14 (16.67%) AngularJS
10 13 (15.48%) Redux
11 11 (13.10%) JSON
11 11 (13.10%) Mustache
11 11 (13.10%) OpenID
12 10 (11.90%) Play Framework
12 10 (11.90%) XML
13 9 (10.71%) Gherkin
13 9 (10.71%) NgRx
13 9 (10.71%) RxJS
14 6 (7.14%) .NET
14 6 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 26 (30.95%) User Experience
2 4 (4.76%) W3C
3 3 (3.57%) NHS
4 1 (1.19%) Animation
4 1 (1.19%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.24%) Linux
2 16 (19.05%) Mac OS X
3 14 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (69.05%) Front End Development
3 34 (40.48%) Test Automation
4 33 (39.29%) Web Development
5 31 (36.90%) Web Accessibility
6 22 (26.19%) TDD
7 21 (25.00%) Microservices
8 19 (22.62%) Responsive Web Design
9 18 (21.43%) DevOps
10 16 (19.05%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
10 16 (19.05%) Scrum
11 15 (17.86%) Web Design
12 14 (16.67%) OO
13 13 (15.48%) Dependency Injection
13 13 (15.48%) Functional Programming
13 13 (15.48%) Open Source
13 13 (15.48%) Workflow
14 12 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
14 12 (14.29%) Mobile First
14 12 (14.29%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 57 (67.86%) JavaScript
2 21 (25.00%) Java
3 11 (13.10%) Scala
4 9 (10.71%) ES6
4 9 (10.71%) TypeScript
5 6 (7.14%) Ruby
6 3 (3.57%) C#
6 3 (3.57%) Python
7 2 (2.38%) SQL
8 1 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.24%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.38%) Degree
5 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) GDPR
2 4 (4.76%) QA
3 2 (2.38%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (10.71%) Grafana
1 9 (10.71%) Kibana
2 3 (3.57%) Rancher
3 1 (1.19%) Nessus
3 1 (1.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (11.90%) Google
2 5 (5.95%) Sitecore
3 4 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.57%) IBM
5 2 (2.38%) Adobe
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle