Period
to 13 August 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 13 August 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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 411 748 780
Rank change year-on-year +337 +32 -14
Contract jobs citing WCAG 101 69 89
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.083% 0.095%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.20% 0.82% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 40 63
Median daily rate £415 £456 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.04% +9.94% +9.21%
10th Percentile £306 £345 £213
90th Percentile £600 £530 £548
UK median daily rate £408 £450 £415
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.43% +9.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 3,161 8,438 10,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.40% 10.20% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,856 5,271 6,793
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - -
10th Percentile £259 £233 £258
90th Percentile £645 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +1.11% - +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 376 349
Median hourly rate £26.98 £22.18 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.65% -11.29% +26.50%
10th Percentile £11.78 £10.78 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.13 £55.50 £52.95
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year +18.18% -5.38% +14.81%

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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 13 August 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 13 August 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 +231 52 £450 -5.26% 8
North of England +126 21 £525 +10.53% 4
Midlands +101 21 £324 -10.62%
North West +101 19 £525 -6.67% 3
East Midlands - 19 £317 -
South East +178 5 £500 +11.11%
Yorkshire +71 2 - - 1
West Midlands +60 2 £513 +41.38%
South West - 1 - -
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UK

For the 6 months to 13 August 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 83 (82.18%) CSS
2 78 (77.23%) HTML
3 74 (73.27%) JavaScript
4 73 (72.28%) User Experience
5 66 (65.35%) HTML5
6 61 (60.40%) Node.js
7 56 (55.45%) Test Automation
8 53 (52.48%) Agile Software Development
9 50 (49.50%) Git (software)
9 50 (49.50%) Sass
9 50 (49.50%) Front End Development
10 47 (46.53%) TDD
11 46 (45.54%) Web Accessibility
12 41 (40.59%) Continuous Deployment
13 38 (37.62%) DevOps
13 38 (37.62%) gulp
14 36 (35.64%) Responsive Web Design
14 36 (35.64%) jQuery
14 36 (35.64%) Web Design
15 34 (33.66%) Security Cleared
16 33 (32.67%) Java
16 33 (32.67%) Grunt
16 33 (32.67%) Public Sector
17 29 (28.71%) Functional Programming
17 29 (28.71%) OO
18 28 (27.72%) Linux
18 28 (27.72%) Mac OS X
19 27 (26.73%) Subversion
19 27 (26.73%) Unix
20 26 (25.74%) Mustache

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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 2 (1.98%) Confluence
2 1 (0.99%) Drupal
2 1 (0.99%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (3.96%) InVision
1 4 (3.96%) Sketch
2 3 (2.97%) Zeplin
3 1 (0.99%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.99%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.99%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.99%) InDesign
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.99%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.99%) UserZoom
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.88%) Azure
2 4 (3.96%) GitHub
2 4 (3.96%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.98%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (1.98%) BrowserStack
3 2 (1.98%) Slack
4 1 (0.99%) Azure Functions
4 1 (0.99%) npm
4 1 (0.99%) Office 365
4 1 (0.99%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.96%) HTTP
1 4 (3.96%) SSL
1 4 (3.96%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.99%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.99%) Cosmos DB
2 1 (0.99%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 50 (49.50%) Git (software)
2 38 (37.62%) gulp
3 33 (32.67%) Grunt
4 27 (26.73%) Subversion
5 24 (23.76%) Jasmine
6 23 (22.77%) Mocha
7 19 (18.81%) Selenium
8 13 (12.87%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (11.88%) Katalon Studio
10 10 (9.90%) git-flow
10 10 (9.90%) webpack
11 9 (8.91%) Jenkins
12 5 (4.95%) Cucumber
13 4 (3.96%) JIRA
13 4 (3.96%) JUnit
13 4 (3.96%) SonarQube
13 4 (3.96%) Visual Studio
14 3 (2.97%) Gatling
15 2 (1.98%) HP UFT
15 2 (1.98%) LoadRunner
General
1 33 (32.67%) Public Sector
2 7 (6.93%) Finance
3 4 (3.96%) Banking
3 4 (3.96%) Marketing
4 3 (2.97%) Electronics
4 3 (2.97%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.97%) Police
4 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.99%) Law
5 1 (0.99%) Local Government
5 1 (0.99%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 78 (77.23%) Developer
2 40 (39.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 28 (27.72%) UI Developer
4 17 (16.83%) React Developer
5 8 (7.92%) Analyst
5 8 (7.92%) Web Developer
6 7 (6.93%) Applications Developer
6 7 (6.93%) JavaScript Developer
6 7 (6.93%) Web Applications Developer
7 6 (5.94%) HTML Developer
7 6 (5.94%) QA Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) Tester
8 5 (4.95%) Designer
8 5 (4.95%) Quality Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.95%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Applications Tester
9 4 (3.96%) QA Tester
9 4 (3.96%) UI/UX Developer
9 4 (3.96%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (82.18%) CSS
2 78 (77.23%) HTML
3 66 (65.35%) HTML5
4 61 (60.40%) Node.js
5 50 (49.50%) Sass
6 36 (35.64%) jQuery
7 26 (25.74%) Mustache
8 24 (23.76%) AngularJS
9 23 (22.77%) React
10 22 (21.78%) Redux
11 20 (19.80%) CSS3
12 18 (17.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (7.92%) OpenID
14 6 (5.94%) REST
15 5 (4.95%) GraphQL
15 5 (4.95%) Play Framework
16 4 (3.96%) .NET
16 4 (3.96%) JSON
16 4 (3.96%) XML
17 3 (2.97%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 73 (72.28%) User Experience
2 17 (16.83%) W3C
3 12 (11.88%) SCORM
4 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.98%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.99%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.99%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.99%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.99%) Photography
6 1 (0.99%) Social Media
6 1 (0.99%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.99%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 28 (27.72%) Linux
1 28 (27.72%) Mac OS X
2 27 (26.73%) Unix
3 12 (11.88%) Android
3 12 (11.88%) Apple iOS
3 12 (11.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (55.45%) Test Automation
2 53 (52.48%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (49.50%) Front End Development
4 47 (46.53%) TDD
5 46 (45.54%) Web Accessibility
6 41 (40.59%) Continuous Deployment
7 38 (37.62%) DevOps
8 36 (35.64%) Responsive Web Design
8 36 (35.64%) Web Design
9 29 (28.71%) Functional Programming
9 29 (28.71%) OO
10 22 (21.78%) Continuous Improvement
11 21 (20.79%) SDLC
11 21 (20.79%) Web Development
12 19 (18.81%) Decision-Making
13 14 (13.86%) Functional Testing
13 14 (13.86%) Non-Functional Testing
14 13 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
15 11 (10.89%) Dependency Injection
15 11 (10.89%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 74 (73.27%) JavaScript
2 33 (32.67%) Java
3 9 (8.91%) SQL
4 6 (5.94%) Scala
5 4 (3.96%) C
6 1 (0.99%) C#
6 1 (0.99%) ES6
6 1 (0.99%) ES7
6 1 (0.99%) Kotlin
6 1 (0.99%) Python
6 1 (0.99%) R
6 1 (0.99%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 34 (33.66%) Security Cleared
2 22 (21.78%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.92%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (7.92%) DBS Check
4 3 (2.97%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.98%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.99%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.89%) QA
2 2 (1.98%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.98%) WAI
System Software
1 4 (3.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.97%) Grafana
1 3 (2.97%) Kibana
2 2 (1.98%) Nessus
3 1 (0.99%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 13 (12.87%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.95%) Adobe
3 4 (3.96%) Google
3 4 (3.96%) SAP
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle
5 1 (0.99%) Ariba
5 1 (0.99%) HP