Period
to 7 May 2021

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 7 May 2021 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
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 493 528 731
Rank change year-on-year +35 +203 +58
Contract jobs citing WCAG 112 93 112
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.29% 1.96% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 66 71
10th Percentile £250 £334 £313
25th Percentile £347 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £450
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +1.12%
75th Percentile £538 £488 £500
90th Percentile £594 £575 £525
UK median daily rate £423 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +5.63% -11.11% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
10th Percentile " " £17.33
25th Percentile £23.75 " £17.44
Median hourly rate £24.50 - £17.63
75th Percentile £25.25 " £17.81
90th Percentile " " £17.93
UK median hourly rate £24.50 - £17.63

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 4,889 4,745 8,918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.94% 10.12% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,198 3,029 5,705
10th Percentile £263 £239 £250
25th Percentile £363 £350 £353
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £588 £563 £563
90th Percentile £675 £646 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 209 306
10th Percentile £11.36 £13.09 £10.58
25th Percentile £14.25 £17.25 £13.36
Median hourly rate £20.90 £22.61 £20.25
Median % change year-on-year -7.56% +11.68% -5.19%
75th Percentile £39.00 £47.50 £40.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year -6.67% +11.14% -5.84%

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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 7 May 2021.

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 7 May 2021. 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 -4 72 £525 +28.05% 10
North of England +56 22 £270 -34.55% 6
Yorkshire +48 17 £260 -52.73% 1
Midlands +21 11 £363 +13.28% 2
East Midlands +17 7 £360 +17.07% 1
South East +48 4 £265 -42.70% 1
West Midlands +2 4 £426 -16.83% 1
North West +20 3 £275 -39.73% 4
North East +29 2 £405 +1.25% 1
South West +33 1 £475 +18.75% 1
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UK

For the 6 months to 7 May 2021, 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 64 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (54.46%) User Experience
3 47 (41.96%) JavaScript
4 45 (40.18%) CSS
5 41 (36.61%) HTML
6 36 (32.14%) Security Cleared
7 30 (26.79%) SC Cleared
8 29 (25.89%) Azure
9 28 (25.00%) Front End Development
10 27 (24.11%) Sass
10 27 (24.11%) Public Sector
11 26 (23.21%) DevOps
12 24 (21.43%) Web Development
13 23 (20.54%) Adobe
14 22 (19.64%) Git (software)
15 21 (18.75%) HTML5
15 21 (18.75%) Node.js
16 20 (17.86%) Wireframes
17 18 (16.07%) Problem-Solving
17 18 (16.07%) Web Accessibility
17 18 (16.07%) TDD
18 17 (15.18%) jQuery
18 17 (15.18%) Test Automation
18 17 (15.18%) Information Architecture
19 16 (14.29%) React
19 16 (14.29%) Adobe XD
20 15 (13.39%) Sketch
20 15 (13.39%) Prototyping
20 15 (13.39%) Acceptance Criteria
20 15 (13.39%) Analytical Skills

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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 6 (5.36%) CMS
2 4 (3.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (3.57%) WordPress
3 3 (2.68%) Jadu
3 3 (2.68%) nginx
4 2 (1.79%) Confluence
4 2 (1.79%) Drupal
5 1 (0.89%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.89%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.89%) R Markdown
5 1 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (14.29%) Adobe XD
2 15 (13.39%) Sketch
3 13 (11.61%) InVision
4 12 (10.71%) Zeplin
5 9 (8.04%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (8.04%) Photoshop
6 6 (5.36%) Figma
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (25.89%) Azure
2 8 (7.14%) Power Platform
3 7 (6.25%) Azure Logic Apps
3 7 (6.25%) PowerApps
4 4 (3.57%) AWS
4 4 (3.57%) Azure Cosmos DB
4 4 (3.57%) Azure Service Bus
4 4 (3.57%) GitHub
4 4 (3.57%) npm
5 2 (1.79%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.89%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (0.89%) SaaS
6 1 (0.89%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.68%) HTTP
1 3 (2.68%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.79%) Broadband
2 2 (1.79%) SSL
3 1 (0.89%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.46%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.79%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.89%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.89%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.89%) DB2
4 1 (0.89%) MS Access
4 1 (0.89%) MySQL
4 1 (0.89%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.89%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 22 (19.64%) Git (software)
2 13 (11.61%) JIRA
3 11 (9.82%) gulp
4 9 (8.04%) Axure RP
5 8 (7.14%) Grunt
6 6 (5.36%) Jasmine
6 6 (5.36%) Mocha
6 6 (5.36%) Subversion
7 4 (3.57%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.68%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.68%) Gatling
8 3 (2.68%) Selenium
8 3 (2.68%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.68%) webpack
9 2 (1.79%) JUnit
10 1 (0.89%) JMeter
10 1 (0.89%) Maven
10 1 (0.89%) REST Assured
10 1 (0.89%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.89%) Storybook
General
1 27 (24.11%) Public Sector
2 15 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (9.82%) Social Skills
4 6 (5.36%) Law
5 4 (3.57%) Banking
5 4 (3.57%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.68%) Brand Awareness
6 3 (2.68%) Influencing Skills
6 3 (2.68%) Police
7 2 (1.79%) Finance
7 2 (1.79%) Military
7 2 (1.79%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (0.89%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (41.07%) Developer
2 36 (32.14%) Designer
3 27 (24.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 18 (16.07%) UX Designer
5 11 (9.82%) React Developer
5 11 (9.82%) UI Designer
6 8 (7.14%) UI Developer
7 6 (5.36%) UI/UX Designer
7 6 (5.36%) Web Developer
8 5 (4.46%) HTML Developer
8 5 (4.46%) Tester
8 5 (4.46%) User Researcher
9 4 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (2.68%) Analyst
10 3 (2.68%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 3 (2.68%) Full Stack Developer
10 3 (2.68%) Lead Developer
10 3 (2.68%) Senior Designer
10 3 (2.68%) Senior UI Designer
10 3 (2.68%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (40.18%) CSS
2 41 (36.61%) HTML
3 27 (24.11%) Sass
4 21 (18.75%) HTML5
4 21 (18.75%) Node.js
5 17 (15.18%) jQuery
6 16 (14.29%) React
7 13 (11.61%) .NET
7 13 (11.61%) AngularJS
8 12 (10.71%) Web Services
9 11 (9.82%) Mustache
10 10 (8.93%) CSS3
11 9 (8.04%) JSON
11 9 (8.04%) Redux
12 8 (7.14%) Material Design
13 6 (5.36%) Nunjucks
13 6 (5.36%) RESTful
13 6 (5.36%) Semantic HTML
13 6 (5.36%) Spring Boot
14 5 (4.46%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 61 (54.46%) User Experience
2 9 (8.04%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.46%) W3C
4 3 (2.68%) SCORM
5 1 (0.89%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.93%) Android
1 10 (8.93%) Apple iOS
2 7 (6.25%) Linux
3 5 (4.46%) Mac OS X
3 5 (4.46%) Unix
4 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (0.89%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (25.00%) Front End Development
3 26 (23.21%) DevOps
4 24 (21.43%) Web Development
5 20 (17.86%) Wireframes
6 18 (16.07%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (16.07%) TDD
6 18 (16.07%) Web Accessibility
7 17 (15.18%) Information Architecture
7 17 (15.18%) Test Automation
8 15 (13.39%) Acceptance Criteria
8 15 (13.39%) Prototyping
9 14 (12.50%) User Stories
10 13 (11.61%) Decision-Making
10 13 (11.61%) Scrum
11 12 (10.71%) Backlog Management
11 12 (10.71%) OO
12 11 (9.82%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (9.82%) Microservices
12 11 (9.82%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 47 (41.96%) JavaScript
2 11 (9.82%) Java
3 9 (8.04%) C#
3 9 (8.04%) SQL
3 9 (8.04%) TypeScript
4 4 (3.57%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.57%) Python
5 3 (2.68%) ES6
5 3 (2.68%) Go
5 3 (2.68%) Ruby
6 2 (1.79%) Scala
7 1 (0.89%) C
7 1 (0.89%) Kotlin
7 1 (0.89%) PHP
7 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.89%) R
7 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (32.14%) Security Cleared
2 30 (26.79%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.79%) Degree
4 1 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.89%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) QA
2 3 (2.68%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.46%) Kibana
2 3 (2.68%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.68%) logstash
2 3 (2.68%) Terraform
3 2 (1.79%) Grafana
Vendors
1 23 (20.54%) Adobe
2 10 (8.93%) Google
3 4 (3.57%) Openreach
4 2 (1.79%) Oracle
5 1 (0.89%) AppDynamics
5 1 (0.89%) Capita
5 1 (0.89%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.89%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.89%) Remedy
5 1 (0.89%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.89%) Splunk