Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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 Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 759 782 833
Rank change year-on-year +23 +51 -31
Contract jobs citing WCAG 90 94 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.096% 0.097% 0.036%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.76% 0.86% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 43 25
England median daily rate £379 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% -3.23% +13.97%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £314
90th Percentile £503 £485 £465
UK median daily rate £378 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +0.67% -3.23% +13.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 11914 10905 12318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.67% 11.29% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7840 7180 7931
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 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 380 431
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.42% +5.52% +10.97%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.99 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.25 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.89% +4.44% +18.42%

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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 20 November 2017.

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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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 20 November 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 -3 49 £380 -1.94% 1
North of England +55 20 £350 +2.94% 4
North East +60 17 £335 -1.47% 3
East of England -14 10 £338 +3.85% 1
West Midlands +19 5 £475 +18.75%
Midlands +15 5 £475 +18.75%
South East -3 4 £288 -17.86%
Yorkshire +12 3 £471 +50.80%
South West +9 2 £525 +13.51%
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UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WCAG 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 WCAG.

1 69 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (63.33%) HTML
3 51 (56.67%) CSS
4 47 (52.22%) JavaScript
4 47 (52.22%) Front End Development
5 45 (50.00%) Test Automation
6 44 (48.89%) HTML5
7 43 (47.78%) Sass
8 41 (45.56%) Git (software)
9 39 (43.33%) TDD
10 35 (38.89%) Java
11 28 (31.11%) CSS3
12 26 (28.89%) jQuery
13 24 (26.67%) Cucumber
13 24 (26.67%) Jenkins
14 23 (25.56%) gulp
14 23 (25.56%) OO
14 23 (25.56%) Selenium
15 22 (24.44%) QA
15 22 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (23.33%) WAI
17 20 (22.22%) Games
17 20 (22.22%) BDD
18 19 (21.11%) webpack
18 19 (21.11%) Redux
19 18 (20.00%) Mocha
20 17 (18.89%) Security Cleared
20 17 (18.89%) Grunt
20 17 (18.89%) DevOps
20 17 (18.89%) 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 5 (5.56%) Confluence
2 4 (4.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (3.33%) Drupal
4 2 (2.22%) Apache
4 2 (2.22%) CMS
4 2 (2.22%) IIS
4 2 (2.22%) WordPress
5 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.22%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.22%) npm
2 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.56%) Slack
4 3 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.33%) Internet
2 2 (2.22%) HTTP
3 1 (1.11%) ATM
3 1 (1.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.44%) MySQL
3 3 (3.33%) Blockchain
3 3 (3.33%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.22%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.11%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 41 (45.56%) Git (software)
2 24 (26.67%) Cucumber
2 24 (26.67%) Jenkins
3 23 (25.56%) gulp
3 23 (25.56%) Selenium
4 19 (21.11%) webpack
5 18 (20.00%) Mocha
6 17 (18.89%) Grunt
7 16 (17.78%) WebDriver
8 13 (14.44%) JUnit
8 13 (14.44%) RSpec
9 11 (12.22%) git-flow
9 11 (12.22%) Jasmine
9 11 (12.22%) Karma Test Runner
9 11 (12.22%) Protractor
10 9 (10.00%) Apache Ivy
10 9 (10.00%) Gradle
10 9 (10.00%) JIRA
10 9 (10.00%) Maven
10 9 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (22.22%) Games
2 9 (10.00%) Finance
3 8 (8.89%) Law
4 5 (5.56%) Marketing
5 4 (4.44%) Banking
6 2 (2.22%) Back Office
6 2 (2.22%) Retail
7 1 (1.11%) Electronics
7 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.11%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (61.11%) Developer
2 31 (34.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 15 (16.67%) Tester
4 14 (15.56%) JavaScript Developer
5 11 (12.22%) Test Engineer
6 10 (11.11%) QA Tester
6 10 (11.11%) UI Developer
7 9 (10.00%) Analyst
8 7 (7.78%) QA Analyst
9 6 (6.67%) QA Engineer
9 6 (6.67%) Selenium Tester
9 6 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
10 5 (5.56%) Automation Tester
10 5 (5.56%) HTML Developer
11 4 (4.44%) Quality Analyst
11 4 (4.44%) Senior Developer
11 4 (4.44%) Senior Test Engineer
11 4 (4.44%) Software Analyst
11 4 (4.44%) Software Developer
11 4 (4.44%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (63.33%) HTML
2 51 (56.67%) CSS
3 44 (48.89%) HTML5
4 43 (47.78%) Sass
5 28 (31.11%) CSS3
6 26 (28.89%) jQuery
7 19 (21.11%) Redux
8 16 (17.78%) .NET
8 16 (17.78%) LESS
9 13 (14.44%) AngularJS
10 11 (12.22%) Node.js
10 11 (12.22%) React
10 11 (12.22%) REST
11 10 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 9 (10.00%) Chai
12 9 (10.00%) Jest
12 9 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
12 9 (10.00%) Semantic HTML
12 9 (10.00%) SOAP
13 8 (8.89%) OOCSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.67%) User Experience
2 12 (13.33%) W3C
3 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.44%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.33%) Fintech
5 3 (3.33%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.11%) New Media
6 1 (1.11%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.11%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.89%) Mac OS
2 2 (2.22%) Linux
2 2 (2.22%) Windows
2 2 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (52.22%) Front End Development
3 45 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 39 (43.33%) TDD
5 23 (25.56%) OO
6 22 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (22.22%) BDD
8 17 (18.89%) DevOps
8 17 (18.89%) Scrum
9 14 (15.56%) Acceptance Criteria
9 14 (15.56%) OOP
9 14 (15.56%) Test Strategy
9 14 (15.56%) User Stories
9 14 (15.56%) Web Testing
10 13 (14.44%) Exploratory Testing
11 12 (13.33%) E-Commerce
12 11 (12.22%) Dependency Injection
12 11 (12.22%) Functional Programming
12 11 (12.22%) Web Accessibility
12 11 (12.22%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 47 (52.22%) JavaScript
2 35 (38.89%) Java
3 16 (17.78%) ES6
3 16 (17.78%) Scala
4 14 (15.56%) Ruby
5 13 (14.44%) C#
6 9 (10.00%) C
7 8 (8.89%) Python
8 5 (5.56%) PHP
9 3 (3.33%) SQL
10 2 (2.22%) PHP 5
10 2 (2.22%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (18.89%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.11%) Degree
3 1 (1.11%) ISEB
3 1 (1.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (24.44%) QA
2 21 (23.33%) WAI
3 1 (1.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (5.56%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (7.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.33%) Adobe
3 2 (2.22%) Capita
4 1 (1.11%) ATG
4 1 (1.11%) Greenplum
4 1 (1.11%) Monetate
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle
4 1 (1.11%) SAP