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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 12 August 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
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 628 598 429
Rank change year-on-year -30 -169 +331
Contract jobs citing WCAG 149 120 104
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.20% 0.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.61% 1.66% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 83 67
10th Percentile £325 £265 £309
25th Percentile £400 £358 £358
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £530 £550
90th Percentile £675 £600 £593
UK median daily rate £500 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +17.65% +1.19% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
10th Percentile £26.39 - £31.63
25th Percentile - £23.75 £32.19
Median hourly rate £27.73 £24.50 £33.75
Median % change year-on-year +13.18% -27.41% +97.48%
75th Percentile - £25.25 £34.69
90th Percentile £30.89 - £34.88
UK median hourly rate £27.73 £24.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year +13.18% -27.41% +97.48%

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 9,239 7,236 3,515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.71% 12.26% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,323 4,791 2,219
10th Percentile £300 £263 £269
25th Percentile £413 £375 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% +5.56%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £750 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £488 £470
% change year-on-year +7.69% +3.72% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 295 159
10th Percentile £12.88 £11.56 £11.49
25th Percentile £16.25 £14.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.33
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -17.09% +17.81%
75th Percentile £50.77 £44.57 £45.00
90th Percentile £72.50 £62.12 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £20.68 £22.91
% change year-on-year +20.92% -9.76% +8.51%

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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 12 August 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 12 August 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 -78 72 £550 +17.33% 8
North of England +2 38 £500 +53.85% 2
Yorkshire -8 21 £500 +57.48% 1
Midlands -16 19 £500 +38.41% 4
West Midlands -6 18 £500 +81.82% 2
South East -23 15 £469 +2.46% 4
North West -18 11 £450 +63.64%
North East -5 6 £588 +45.06% 1
East Midlands -5 2 £550 +41.75% 2
East of England - 2 £475 -
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UK

For the 6 months to 12 August 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.

1 126 (84.56%) Accessibility
2 122 (81.88%) Agile
3 76 (51.01%) JavaScript
4 72 (48.32%) HTML
4 72 (48.32%) CSS
5 44 (29.53%) Problem-Solving
6 43 (28.86%) Node.js
7 42 (28.19%) User Experience
7 42 (28.19%) Social Skills
8 41 (27.52%) Scrum
9 39 (26.17%) SQL
9 39 (26.17%) Test Automation
10 38 (25.50%) Git (software)
11 37 (24.83%) Java
12 36 (24.16%) DevOps
13 34 (22.82%) Oracle
13 34 (22.82%) Adobe
13 34 (22.82%) React
14 32 (21.48%) AngularJS
14 32 (21.48%) Continuous Integration
15 31 (20.81%) SQL Server
16 30 (20.13%) Jenkins
16 30 (20.13%) User Stories
16 30 (20.13%) Sketch
16 30 (20.13%) User Research
16 30 (20.13%) Full Stack Development
17 29 (19.46%) UX Design
17 29 (19.46%) Web Development
18 28 (18.79%) Security Cleared
18 28 (18.79%) Azure

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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 18 (12.08%) Confluence
2 10 (6.71%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.36%) CMS
4 3 (2.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (20.13%) Sketch
2 28 (18.79%) InVision
3 24 (16.11%) Adobe XD
3 24 (16.11%) Zeplin
4 13 (8.72%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (6.71%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.34%) UserZoom
7 1 (0.67%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (18.79%) Azure
2 24 (16.11%) Figma
3 21 (14.09%) GitHub
4 14 (9.40%) Azure DevOps
4 14 (9.40%) Slack
5 10 (6.71%) AWS
6 8 (5.37%) Microsoft 365
7 7 (4.70%) BrowserStack
8 5 (3.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (3.36%) GCP
9 4 (2.68%) Miro
9 4 (2.68%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (1.34%) Azure Functions
10 2 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (1.34%) Google Workspace
10 2 (1.34%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.34%) SAP Commerce Cloud
10 2 (1.34%) Serverless
11 1 (0.67%) Contentful
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.08%) HTTP
2 14 (9.40%) HTTPS
2 14 (9.40%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.70%) Intranet
4 2 (1.34%) LAN
4 2 (1.34%) WAN
5 1 (0.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (20.81%) SQL Server
2 20 (13.42%) MongoDB
2 20 (13.42%) NoSQL
3 17 (11.41%) Relational Database
4 14 (9.40%) Data Mining
4 14 (9.40%) DB2
5 12 (8.05%) MySQL
6 7 (4.70%) MS Access
7 5 (3.36%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.68%) Couchbase
8 4 (2.68%) Hazelcast
8 4 (2.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 38 (25.50%) Git (software)
2 30 (20.13%) Jenkins
3 24 (16.11%) Axure RP
4 23 (15.44%) Postman
5 19 (12.75%) JIRA
5 19 (12.75%) Selenium
6 15 (10.07%) Cucumber
6 15 (10.07%) Fiddler
7 14 (9.40%) Appium
7 14 (9.40%) Maven
7 14 (9.40%) REST Assured
7 14 (9.40%) Zephyr
8 11 (7.38%) webpack
9 7 (4.70%) gulp
9 7 (4.70%) Robot Framework
9 7 (4.70%) SoapUI
10 6 (4.03%) Cypress.io
10 6 (4.03%) SonarQube
10 6 (4.03%) Visual Studio
11 5 (3.36%) Babel
General
1 42 (28.19%) Social Skills
2 28 (18.79%) Public Sector
3 22 (14.77%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (14.09%) Finance
5 16 (10.74%) Banking
5 16 (10.74%) Military
5 16 (10.74%) Police
6 10 (6.71%) Presentation Skills
7 9 (6.04%) Retail Banking
8 5 (3.36%) Legal
8 5 (3.36%) Multimedia
9 3 (2.01%) Telecoms
10 2 (1.34%) Marketing
10 2 (1.34%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.67%) Automotive
11 1 (0.67%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.67%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (40.94%) Developer
2 54 (36.24%) Designer
3 23 (15.44%) UX Designer
4 18 (12.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 18 (12.08%) UI Designer
5 17 (11.41%) Full Stack Developer
6 16 (10.74%) Tester
7 15 (10.07%) Scala Developer
8 10 (6.71%) Automation Tester
9 9 (6.04%) JavaScript Developer
10 8 (5.37%) UI/UX Designer
11 7 (4.70%) React Developer
11 7 (4.70%) Senior Designer
11 7 (4.70%) Senior Developer
12 6 (4.03%) Content Designer
12 6 (4.03%) Lead Developer
13 5 (3.36%) HTML Developer
13 5 (3.36%) Web Developer
14 4 (2.68%) .NET Developer
14 4 (2.68%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (48.32%) CSS
1 72 (48.32%) HTML
2 43 (28.86%) Node.js
3 34 (22.82%) React
4 32 (21.48%) AngularJS
5 27 (18.12%) JSON
5 27 (18.12%) REST
5 27 (18.12%) Web Services
6 23 (15.44%) RESTful
7 19 (12.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 16 (10.74%) Play Framework
9 14 (9.40%) Redux
9 14 (9.40%) Sass
9 14 (9.40%) SOAP
9 14 (9.40%) WireMock
10 13 (8.72%) jQuery
11 12 (8.05%) Express
12 11 (7.38%) GraphQL
13 9 (6.04%) JSON Schema
13 9 (6.04%) Material Design
Miscellaneous
1 42 (28.19%) User Experience
2 26 (17.45%) Mobile App
2 26 (17.45%) W3C
3 25 (16.78%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.68%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (2.01%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.01%) Motion Graphics
7 2 (1.34%) PKI
7 2 (1.34%) Renewable Energy
7 2 (1.34%) Social Media
8 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.67%) Replication
8 1 (0.67%) RIA
8 1 (0.67%) SCORM
8 1 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.74%) Android
2 15 (10.07%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.68%) Windows
4 3 (2.01%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.34%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.34%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (81.88%) Agile
2 44 (29.53%) Problem-Solving
3 41 (27.52%) Scrum
4 39 (26.17%) Test Automation
5 36 (24.16%) DevOps
6 32 (21.48%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (20.13%) Full Stack Development
7 30 (20.13%) User Research
7 30 (20.13%) User Stories
8 29 (19.46%) UX Design
8 29 (19.46%) Web Development
9 27 (18.12%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 25 (16.78%) Acceptance Criteria
11 24 (16.11%) OWASP
11 24 (16.11%) Workshop Facilitation
12 23 (15.44%) Unit Testing
12 23 (15.44%) Wireframes
13 20 (13.42%) Usability Testing
14 19 (12.75%) BDD
14 19 (12.75%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 76 (51.01%) JavaScript
2 39 (26.17%) SQL
3 37 (24.83%) Java
4 16 (10.74%) Go
4 16 (10.74%) Scala
5 15 (10.07%) Python
6 14 (9.40%) ES6
7 13 (8.72%) TypeScript
8 10 (6.71%) C#
9 4 (2.68%) Ada
9 4 (2.68%) Bash
10 3 (2.01%) Ruby
11 2 (1.34%) C
11 2 (1.34%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.34%) VB
12 1 (0.67%) ES7
12 1 (0.67%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (18.79%) Security Cleared
2 27 (18.12%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.01%) DBS Check
3 3 (2.01%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.34%) Degree
4 2 (1.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (1.34%) MCP
4 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.67%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.67%) ISEB
5 1 (0.67%) SANS
5 1 (0.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (84.56%) Accessibility
2 23 (15.44%) QA
3 5 (3.36%) WAI
System Software
1 16 (10.74%) Docker
2 5 (3.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (4.03%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.34%) Kibana
2 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.34%) SCCM
3 1 (0.67%) Grafana
3 1 (0.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 34 (22.82%) Adobe
1 34 (22.82%) Oracle
2 14 (9.40%) AppDynamics
2 14 (9.40%) Splunk
3 13 (8.72%) Microsoft
4 12 (8.05%) Google
5 4 (2.68%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.34%) Citrix
6 2 (1.34%) NVIDIA
6 2 (1.34%) ServiceNow