Period
to 19 November 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 November 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 614 735 772
Rank change year-on-year +121 +37 +17
Contract jobs citing WCAG 147 132 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.14% 0.096%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.83% 1.31% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 85 60
England median daily rate £410 £415 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +9.57% +1.00%
10th Percentile £350 £213 £305
90th Percentile £483 £538 £503
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year - +5.96% +0.67%
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 8,018 10,108 11,775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.49% 10.70% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,049 6,462 7,755
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £241 £256 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 358 344 322
England median hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.14% +10.00% -11.77%
10th Percentile £11.09 £11.03 £11.00
90th Percentile £56.08 £50.55 £49.28
UK median hourly rate £21.42 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.66% +10.00% -13.67%

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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 November 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 November 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 November 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 +127 104 £418 +0.60% 6
North of England +27 23 £400 -0.93%
North East +20 12 £400 +1.91%
South East +42 11 £338 -23.94% 1
Yorkshire +38 8 £433 +28.15%
Midlands +32 6 £375 -11.76% 2
West Midlands +21 6 £375 -9.09% 1
North West -7 3 £465 +9.41%
South West -14 2 £375 +66.67% 6
East of England +32 1 £450 - 1
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UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 128 (87.07%) HTML
2 124 (84.35%) CSS
3 104 (70.75%) JavaScript
4 101 (68.71%) Agile Software Development
5 99 (67.35%) Front End Development
6 81 (55.10%) HTML5
7 60 (40.82%) CSS3
8 58 (39.46%) Git (software)
9 55 (37.41%) Sass
10 52 (35.37%) Test Automation
11 51 (34.69%) jQuery
12 50 (34.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 46 (31.29%) .NET
14 44 (29.93%) User Experience
15 43 (29.25%) MVC
16 42 (28.57%) W3C
16 42 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
17 41 (27.89%) Node.js
18 40 (27.21%) Visual Studio
18 40 (27.21%) ASP.NET
19 38 (25.85%) ASP.NET MVC
20 37 (25.17%) Security Cleared
21 36 (24.49%) Public Sector
22 33 (22.45%) Web Development
23 30 (20.41%) Analytics
24 29 (19.73%) Microsoft
25 28 (19.05%) C#
26 27 (18.37%) GitHub
26 27 (18.37%) Microservices
26 27 (18.37%) gulp

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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 14 (9.52%) CMS
2 5 (3.40%) WordPress
3 4 (2.72%) Confluence
4 2 (1.36%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.68%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.68%) Kentico
5 1 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (10.88%) Photoshop
2 12 (8.16%) Adobe XD
3 9 (6.12%) Sketch
4 8 (5.44%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (4.76%) InDesign
6 6 (4.08%) Zeplin
7 5 (3.40%) InVision
7 5 (3.40%) SketchUp
8 3 (2.04%) UserZoom
9 2 (1.36%) Figma
10 1 (0.68%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
10 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
10 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Magento
2 1 (0.68%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 27 (18.37%) GitHub
2 21 (14.29%) Google Analytics
3 6 (4.08%) Azure
4 4 (2.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 3 (2.04%) Heroku
6 2 (1.36%) Azure Functions
6 2 (1.36%) Serverless
7 1 (0.68%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.68%) npm
7 1 (0.68%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 24 (16.33%) HTTP
2 21 (14.29%) SSL
2 21 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.04%) FTP
3 3 (2.04%) Internet
3 3 (2.04%) SMTP
3 3 (2.04%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.01%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.04%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 58 (39.46%) Git (software)
2 42 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (27.21%) Visual Studio
4 27 (18.37%) gulp
5 26 (17.69%) Jenkins
6 24 (16.33%) Moq
6 24 (16.33%) MSTest
6 24 (16.33%) Selenium
7 23 (15.65%) JUnit
8 22 (14.97%) Cucumber
9 21 (14.29%) Gatling
10 20 (13.61%) git-flow
11 19 (12.93%) Grunt
12 16 (10.88%) Axure RP
12 16 (10.88%) webpack
13 4 (2.72%) Jasmine
13 4 (2.72%) JIRA
13 4 (2.72%) SonarQube
14 3 (2.04%) GitLab
14 3 (2.04%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 36 (24.49%) Public Sector
2 20 (13.61%) Law
3 16 (10.88%) Police
4 10 (6.80%) Finance
4 10 (6.80%) Marketing
5 6 (4.08%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.40%) Electronics
7 3 (2.04%) Retail
8 2 (1.36%) Banking
Job Titles
1 113 (76.87%) Developer
2 63 (42.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 23 (15.65%) Designer
4 17 (11.56%) Software Developer
5 16 (10.88%) UX Designer
6 13 (8.84%) .NET Developer
7 11 (7.48%) HTML Developer
7 11 (7.48%) UI Designer
8 10 (6.80%) C# Developer
8 10 (6.80%) JavaScript Developer
9 9 (6.12%) Applications Developer
9 9 (6.12%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (5.44%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 8 (5.44%) HTML CSS Developer
10 8 (5.44%) Java Developer
11 7 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (4.08%) Java Applications Developer
12 6 (4.08%) Java Web Applications Developer
12 6 (4.08%) UI/UX Designer
12 6 (4.08%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (87.07%) HTML
2 124 (84.35%) CSS
3 81 (55.10%) HTML5
4 60 (40.82%) CSS3
5 55 (37.41%) Sass
6 51 (34.69%) jQuery
7 50 (34.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 46 (31.29%) .NET
9 41 (27.89%) Node.js
10 40 (27.21%) ASP.NET
11 38 (25.85%) ASP.NET MVC
12 27 (18.37%) REST
13 24 (16.33%) Fluent NHibernate
13 24 (16.33%) NHibernate
14 23 (15.65%) JSON
14 23 (15.65%) XML
15 22 (14.97%) Play Framework
16 21 (14.29%) Gherkin
17 18 (12.24%) Razor View Engine
18 15 (10.20%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 44 (29.93%) User Experience
2 42 (28.57%) W3C
3 9 (6.12%) Learning Management System
4 5 (3.40%) e-Learning
5 3 (2.04%) NHS
6 1 (0.68%) Animation
6 1 (0.68%) Blog
6 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.72%) Mac OS X
2 1 (0.68%) Linux
2 1 (0.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (68.71%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (67.35%) Front End Development
3 52 (35.37%) Test Automation
4 43 (29.25%) MVC
5 33 (22.45%) Web Development
6 30 (20.41%) Analytics
7 27 (18.37%) Microservices
8 26 (17.69%) Line Management
8 26 (17.69%) Open Source
9 25 (17.01%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (17.01%) Wireframes
10 24 (16.33%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
10 24 (16.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 23 (15.65%) Mentoring
11 23 (15.65%) Scrum
11 23 (15.65%) Web Accessibility
12 21 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
12 21 (14.29%) Lean Software Development
12 21 (14.29%) TDD
13 20 (13.61%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 104 (70.75%) JavaScript
2 28 (19.05%) C#
3 23 (15.65%) Scala
4 12 (8.16%) Java
5 7 (4.76%) SQL
6 6 (4.08%) Ruby
7 4 (2.72%) ES6
7 4 (2.72%) Python
8 3 (2.04%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.36%) C
10 1 (0.68%) ES7
10 1 (0.68%) PHP
10 1 (0.68%) R
Qualifications
1 37 (25.17%) Security Cleared
2 23 (15.65%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.40%) Degree
4 3 (2.04%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.08%) GDPR
2 4 (2.72%) QA
2 4 (2.72%) WAI
3 1 (0.68%) Section 508
System Software
1 12 (8.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (14.29%) Grafana
1 21 (14.29%) Kibana
2 3 (2.04%) Rancher
3 1 (0.68%) Nessus
3 1 (0.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (19.73%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.97%) Google
3 14 (9.52%) Adobe
4 5 (3.40%) SAP
5 3 (2.04%) IBM
5 3 (2.04%) Oracle
6 1 (0.68%) Cadence
6 1 (0.68%) RedDot
6 1 (0.68%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.68%) WooCommerce
6 1 (0.68%) Zend