Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 555 689 780
Rank change year-on-year +134 +91 -44
Contract jobs citing WCAG 111 144 81
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.16% 0.087%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.99% 1.52% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 81 57
Median daily rate £400 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +32.35%
10th Percentile £341 £313 £337
90th Percentile £575 £519 £588
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +32.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £18.00 -

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 5,586 9,480 11,764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.05% 10.69% 12.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,430 5,985 7,570
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £235 £250 £263
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 308 328
Median hourly rate £25.68 £21.88 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.37% -0.09% +6.83%
10th Percentile £13.45 £10.71 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate £24.88 £21.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year +13.72% -2.76% +4.65%

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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 6 April 2020.

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 6 April 2020. 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 +169 74 £415 +10.67% 3
North of England +39 11 £400 -13.04% 1
South East +80 9 £425 -10.53% 3
South West +36 9 £400 -10.11% 2
Midlands +58 7 £330 -5.71% 1
East Midlands - 6 £318 - 1
Yorkshire +46 5 £458 +18.06%
North East +21 4 £400 -16.67%
North West +24 2 £456 +1.39% 1
West Midlands +45 1 £550 +57.14%
East of England +27 1 £450 +28.57% 1
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UK

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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 96 (86.49%) HTML
2 88 (79.28%) CSS
3 80 (72.07%) JavaScript
4 71 (63.96%) HTML5
5 64 (57.66%) Front End Development
6 62 (55.86%) Agile Software Development
7 49 (44.14%) CSS3
7 49 (44.14%) Git (software)
7 49 (44.14%) User Experience
8 46 (41.44%) Test Automation
8 46 (41.44%) W3C
9 41 (36.94%) Sass
9 41 (36.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 39 (35.14%) Node.js
11 34 (30.63%) jQuery
12 33 (29.73%) Team Foundation Server
13 31 (27.93%) Selenium
14 30 (27.03%) DevOps
15 28 (25.23%) Security Cleared
15 28 (25.23%) AngularJS
16 25 (22.52%) MVC
17 24 (21.62%) Web Development
17 24 (21.62%) Visual Studio
17 24 (21.62%) gulp
18 23 (20.72%) .NET
18 23 (20.72%) Scrum
19 22 (19.82%) ASP.NET
20 21 (18.92%) Jenkins
20 21 (18.92%) SC Cleared
21 20 (18.02%) ASP.NET MVC

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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 (12.61%) CMS
2 4 (3.60%) Confluence
2 4 (3.60%) Drupal
3 3 (2.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (2.70%) Umbraco
3 3 (2.70%) WordPress
4 2 (1.80%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.80%) SAS
5 1 (0.90%) Apache
5 1 (0.90%) Kentico
5 1 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (8.11%) Photoshop
2 6 (5.41%) Sketch
3 3 (2.70%) Adobe XD
3 3 (2.70%) SketchUp
4 2 (1.80%) InVision
5 1 (0.90%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.90%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.90%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.90%) InDesign
5 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.90%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Magento
1 1 (0.90%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 18 (16.22%) GitHub
2 13 (11.71%) Azure
2 13 (11.71%) Google Analytics
3 5 (4.50%) npm
4 3 (2.70%) Slack
5 2 (1.80%) BrowserStack
5 2 (1.80%) Yarn
6 1 (0.90%) AWS
6 1 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.90%) Azure Functions
6 1 (0.90%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.51%) HTTP
2 14 (12.61%) SSL
2 14 (12.61%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.90%) FTP
3 1 (0.90%) Internet
3 1 (0.90%) Intranet
3 1 (0.90%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.90%) SMTP
3 1 (0.90%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.80%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.90%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.90%) HBase
3 1 (0.90%) MySQL
3 1 (0.90%) Neo4j
3 1 (0.90%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 49 (44.14%) Git (software)
2 33 (29.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (27.93%) Selenium
4 24 (21.62%) gulp
4 24 (21.62%) Visual Studio
5 21 (18.92%) Jenkins
6 17 (15.32%) Grunt
7 16 (14.41%) Cucumber
8 15 (13.51%) Gatling
8 15 (13.51%) JUnit
9 13 (11.71%) git-flow
9 13 (11.71%) webpack
10 12 (10.81%) Katalon Studio
11 6 (5.41%) Jasmine
11 6 (5.41%) Moq
11 6 (5.41%) MSTest
11 6 (5.41%) SonarQube
12 5 (4.50%) JIRA
13 4 (3.60%) Axure RP
13 4 (3.60%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 15 (13.51%) Public Sector
2 9 (8.11%) Finance
3 6 (5.41%) Law
3 6 (5.41%) Police
4 5 (4.50%) Marketing
5 3 (2.70%) Banking
5 3 (2.70%) Publishing
5 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.80%) Electronics
6 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.90%) Local Government
7 1 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 82 (73.87%) Developer
2 47 (42.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 11 (9.91%) Designer
4 9 (8.11%) Senior Developer
4 9 (8.11%) Web Developer
5 8 (7.21%) Analyst
5 8 (7.21%) Java Developer
5 8 (7.21%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 7 (6.31%) Angular Developer
6 7 (6.31%) HTML Developer
6 7 (6.31%) Tester
7 6 (5.41%) HTML CSS Developer
7 6 (5.41%) QA Analyst
7 6 (5.41%) React Developer
8 5 (4.50%) Quality Analyst
8 5 (4.50%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.50%) UI Developer
8 5 (4.50%) UX Designer
8 5 (4.50%) Web Applications Developer
9 4 (3.60%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (86.49%) HTML
2 88 (79.28%) CSS
3 71 (63.96%) HTML5
4 49 (44.14%) CSS3
5 41 (36.94%) Sass
5 41 (36.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 39 (35.14%) Node.js
7 34 (30.63%) jQuery
8 28 (25.23%) AngularJS
9 23 (20.72%) .NET
10 22 (19.82%) ASP.NET
11 20 (18.02%) ASP.NET MVC
12 19 (17.12%) JSON
13 18 (16.22%) REST
14 17 (15.32%) Razor View Engine
14 17 (15.32%) React
15 15 (13.51%) Play Framework
15 15 (13.51%) Redux
15 15 (13.51%) XML
16 13 (11.71%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 49 (44.14%) User Experience
2 46 (41.44%) W3C
3 11 (9.91%) SCORM
4 6 (5.41%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.70%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.90%) Blog
7 1 (0.90%) CMDB
7 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.90%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.90%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.90%) Photography
7 1 (0.90%) Social Media
7 1 (0.90%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.90%) Video Editing
7 1 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.81%) Android
1 12 (10.81%) Apple iOS
1 12 (10.81%) Windows
2 2 (1.80%) Linux
3 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (57.66%) Front End Development
2 62 (55.86%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (41.44%) Test Automation
4 30 (27.03%) DevOps
5 25 (22.52%) MVC
6 24 (21.62%) Web Development
7 23 (20.72%) Scrum
8 19 (17.12%) Continuous Improvement
8 19 (17.12%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (17.12%) Mentoring
8 19 (17.12%) Microservices
9 17 (15.32%) Collaborative Working
10 16 (14.41%) Analytics
10 16 (14.41%) Line Management
10 16 (14.41%) Open Source
10 16 (14.41%) TDD
11 15 (13.51%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
11 15 (13.51%) Functional Testing
11 15 (13.51%) Non-Functional Testing
11 15 (13.51%) OO
Programming Languages
1 80 (72.07%) JavaScript
2 18 (16.22%) Scala
3 16 (14.41%) Java
4 13 (11.71%) SQL
5 7 (6.31%) C#
6 6 (5.41%) ES6
6 6 (5.41%) TypeScript
7 2 (1.80%) C
7 2 (1.80%) ES7
7 2 (1.80%) Kotlin
7 2 (1.80%) Python
7 2 (1.80%) Ruby
8 1 (0.90%) PHP
8 1 (0.90%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (25.23%) Security Cleared
2 21 (18.92%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.41%) CTC Cleared
4 3 (2.70%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.90%) Degree
6 1 (0.90%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.51%) QA
2 2 (1.80%) Actionable Recommendations
2 2 (1.80%) GDPR
2 2 (1.80%) Section 508
2 2 (1.80%) WAI
3 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (7.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (11.71%) Grafana
1 13 (11.71%) Kibana
2 2 (1.80%) Nessus
Vendors
1 20 (18.02%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.71%) Google
3 7 (6.31%) Oracle
4 5 (4.50%) Adobe
5 4 (3.60%) SAP
6 1 (0.90%) Ariba
6 1 (0.90%) DataFlux
6 1 (0.90%) Informatica
6 1 (0.90%) RedDot
6 1 (0.90%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.90%) Talend
6 1 (0.90%) WooCommerce
6 1 (0.90%) Zend