Period
to 19 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 601 482 571
Rank change year-on-year -119 +89 +157
Contract jobs citing WCAG 161 70 153
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.78% 1.75% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 50 95
10th Percentile £364 £255 £350
25th Percentile £400 £353 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £483 £418
Median % change year-on-year -1.55% +15.57% +0.60%
75th Percentile £566 £538 £450
90th Percentile £650 £588 £498
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £411
% change year-on-year +0.53% +14.89% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £51.00
Median hourly rate £29.12 - £52.00
75th Percentile - - £53.00
90th Percentile - - -
UK median hourly rate £29.12 - £52.00
% change year-on-year - - +201.45%

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 9,062 4,009 7,208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.98% 11.83% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,171 2,611 4,640
10th Percentile £266 £275 £250
25th Percentile £400 £374 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £613 £575 £550
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 202 282
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.49
25th Percentile £14.00 £13.96 £15.06
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.05 £20.88
Median % change year-on-year +9.26% +0.84% +3.14%
75th Percentile £49.25 £45.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £59.52 £52.95 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £21.69 £21.05 £20.75
% change year-on-year +3.04% +1.45% +2.55%

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for WCAG in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WCAG in England.

Daily rate trend for WCAG in England

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Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WCAG in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for WCAG in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WCAG in England.

Hourly rate trend 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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -131 92 £475 -8.65% 17
Midlands -49 26 £485 +0.78%
West Midlands -42 15 £600 +0.84%
South East - 13 £425 - 2
East Midlands -29 11 £485 +11.37%
North of England -62 10 £475 +23.54% 5
Yorkshire -45 7 £425 +51.79% 1
North West -47 2 £475 +26.67% 2
East of England - 2 £488 -
North East -4 1 £650 +64.97% 2
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UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, 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.

1 137 (85.09%) Accessibility
2 88 (54.66%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (45.96%) User Experience
4 73 (45.34%) HTML
5 68 (42.24%) JavaScript
6 64 (39.75%) CSS
7 44 (27.33%) Social Skills
8 42 (26.09%) UX Design
9 36 (22.36%) Front End Development
10 35 (21.74%) Wireframes
11 34 (21.12%) DevOps
11 34 (21.12%) Git (software)
11 34 (21.12%) Test Automation
11 34 (21.12%) CMS
12 33 (20.50%) Node.js
13 32 (19.88%) Problem-Solving
14 29 (18.01%) QA
15 28 (17.39%) User Research
16 26 (16.15%) Azure
16 26 (16.15%) MongoDB
17 25 (15.53%) Java
18 24 (14.91%) Security Cleared
19 23 (14.29%) Scrum
20 22 (13.66%) AngularJS
21 21 (13.04%) Multimedia
21 21 (13.04%) Oracle
21 21 (13.04%) Public Sector
22 20 (12.42%) React
22 20 (12.42%) Web Development
22 20 (12.42%) Legal

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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 34 (21.12%) CMS
2 15 (9.32%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.97%) Headless CMS
4 6 (3.73%) Umbraco
5 5 (3.11%) Moodle
6 4 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (2.48%) Totara
7 3 (1.86%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (1.24%) WordPress
9 1 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.62%) EPiServer
Applications
1 12 (7.45%) Sketch
2 11 (6.83%) InVision
3 9 (5.59%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (5.59%) Adobe XD
4 7 (4.35%) Photoshop
5 4 (2.48%) Zeplin
6 3 (1.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (1.86%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.62%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (16.15%) Azure
2 16 (9.94%) GitHub
3 15 (9.32%) Figma
4 10 (6.21%) BrowserStack
4 10 (6.21%) Sauce Labs
5 6 (3.73%) SaaS
6 4 (2.48%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.86%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 2 (1.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (1.24%) Amazon Cognito
8 2 (1.24%) AWS
8 2 (1.24%) Microsoft 365
8 2 (1.24%) Miro
8 2 (1.24%) npm
8 2 (1.24%) PaaS
9 1 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.62%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.62%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.62%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.62%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.24%) Intranet
2 1 (0.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (16.15%) MongoDB
2 18 (11.18%) NoSQL
3 14 (8.70%) Oracle Database
4 8 (4.97%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.48%) Couchbase
5 4 (2.48%) Hazelcast
5 4 (2.48%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.86%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.24%) GIS
7 2 (1.24%) Metadata
8 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.62%) MySQL
8 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (21.12%) Git (software)
2 17 (10.56%) Postman
3 14 (8.70%) Jenkins
4 13 (8.07%) webpack
5 10 (6.21%) Appium
5 10 (6.21%) Cucumber
5 10 (6.21%) JUnit
5 10 (6.21%) TestNG
6 8 (4.97%) gulp
7 7 (4.35%) Axure RP
7 7 (4.35%) Bitbucket
8 4 (2.48%) Subversion
9 3 (1.86%) Cypress.io
9 3 (1.86%) ESLint
9 3 (1.86%) JIRA
9 3 (1.86%) Mocha
9 3 (1.86%) Selenium
9 3 (1.86%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.24%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.24%) Storybook
General
1 44 (27.33%) Social Skills
2 21 (13.04%) Multimedia
2 21 (13.04%) Public Sector
3 20 (12.42%) Legal
4 17 (10.56%) Finance
5 13 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (8.07%) Telecoms
6 10 (6.21%) Banking
6 10 (6.21%) Military
6 10 (6.21%) Police
7 4 (2.48%) Marketing
8 3 (1.86%) Retail
9 2 (1.24%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.24%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (0.62%) Automotive
10 1 (0.62%) Electronics
10 1 (0.62%) Fire and Rescue
10 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.62%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 62 (38.51%) Designer
2 57 (35.40%) Developer
3 32 (19.88%) UX Designer
4 24 (14.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 19 (11.80%) Content Designer
6 14 (8.70%) Senior Designer
7 12 (7.45%) Senior UX Designer
8 10 (6.21%) Senior Developer
8 10 (6.21%) UI Designer
9 8 (4.97%) Full Stack Developer
9 8 (4.97%) Scala Developer
10 7 (4.35%) React Developer
10 7 (4.35%) UI/UX Designer
11 6 (3.73%) Digital Designer
11 6 (3.73%) Digital UX Designer
11 6 (3.73%) UI Developer
11 6 (3.73%) Web Developer
12 5 (3.11%) Consultant
13 4 (2.48%) Analyst
13 4 (2.48%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (45.34%) HTML
2 64 (39.75%) CSS
3 33 (20.50%) Node.js
4 22 (13.66%) AngularJS
5 20 (12.42%) React
5 20 (12.42%) Sass
6 16 (9.94%) Vue.js
7 15 (9.32%) JSON
8 14 (8.70%) .NET
8 14 (8.70%) HTML5
9 13 (8.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 13 (8.07%) Web Services
10 12 (7.45%) jQuery
10 12 (7.45%) RESTful
11 11 (6.83%) Play Framework
12 10 (6.21%) CSS3
12 10 (6.21%) iOS SDK
13 8 (4.97%) .NET Framework
13 8 (4.97%) Ajax
13 8 (4.97%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 74 (45.96%) User Experience
2 11 (6.83%) W3C
3 10 (6.21%) Mobile App
3 10 (6.21%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.48%) Learning Management System
4 4 (2.48%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.86%) Graphic Design
5 3 (1.86%) NHS
5 3 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.24%) Blog
6 2 (1.24%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.24%) Renewable Energy
6 2 (1.24%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.62%) Life Science
7 1 (0.62%) Motion Graphics
7 1 (0.62%) Social Media
7 1 (0.62%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.70%) Android
1 14 (8.70%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.24%) Windows
3 1 (0.62%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (54.66%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (26.09%) UX Design
3 36 (22.36%) Front End Development
4 35 (21.74%) Wireframes
5 34 (21.12%) DevOps
5 34 (21.12%) Test Automation
6 32 (19.88%) Problem-Solving
7 28 (17.39%) User Research
8 23 (14.29%) Scrum
9 20 (12.42%) Web Development
10 19 (11.80%) Decision Tree
11 18 (11.18%) CI/CD
12 17 (10.56%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
12 17 (10.56%) Web Design
13 16 (9.94%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
13 16 (9.94%) Prototyping
13 16 (9.94%) Responsive Web Design
14 15 (9.32%) Computer Science
15 14 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (8.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (42.24%) JavaScript
2 25 (15.53%) Java
3 17 (10.56%) SQL
4 14 (8.70%) Python
5 13 (8.07%) Ruby
6 11 (6.83%) Scala
7 10 (6.21%) C#
8 8 (4.97%) TypeScript
9 7 (4.35%) Go
9 7 (4.35%) PHP
10 5 (3.11%) Ada
11 4 (2.48%) VBA
12 3 (1.86%) ES6
13 2 (1.24%) JSX
13 2 (1.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (14.91%) Security Cleared
2 20 (12.42%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.45%) Degree
4 4 (2.48%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.24%) ISEB
5 2 (1.24%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.62%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (85.09%) Accessibility
2 29 (18.01%) QA
3 5 (3.11%) WAI
4 2 (1.24%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.62%) GDPR
5 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.62%) Section 508
System Software
1 1 (0.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.62%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 21 (13.04%) Oracle
2 19 (11.80%) hybris
3 17 (10.56%) Adobe
4 10 (6.21%) Perfecto Mobile
5 7 (4.35%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.86%) Google
6 3 (1.86%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.24%) SAP
8 1 (0.62%) Capita
8 1 (0.62%) IBM
8 1 (0.62%) Northgate
8 1 (0.62%) OpenText
8 1 (0.62%) ServiceNow