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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 549 596 614
Rank change year-on-year +47 +18  
Contract jobs citing WCAG 39 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.091% 0.049% 0.023%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.78% 0.43% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 7
Median daily rate £438 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £325 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £363 £330
% change year-on-year -11.72% +9.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

WCAG is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 4971 5562 5883
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.56% 11.25% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3225 3620 3840
Median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 203 191
Median hourly rate £25.12 £28.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.28% +29.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £48.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year -11.50% +14.14%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing WCAG as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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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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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +14 22 £475 +13.77% 3
North East - 10 £320 -
South East +9 3 - -
East of England -10 2 £431 +27.77% 1
West Midlands +14 1 £500 +33.33%
South West +5 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £500 -
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UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WCAG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for WCAG.

1 58 (78.38%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (50.00%) HTML
3 36 (48.65%) CSS
3 36 (48.65%) TDD
4 32 (43.24%) W3C
5 29 (39.19%) Test Automation
6 25 (33.78%) JavaScript
7 22 (29.73%) User Experience
8 21 (28.38%) Jenkins
8 21 (28.38%) QA
9 19 (25.68%) Selenium
9 19 (25.68%) Games
9 19 (25.68%) Scala
9 19 (25.68%) WebDriver
10 18 (24.32%) HTML5
10 18 (24.32%) Cucumber
11 17 (22.97%) RSpec
11 17 (22.97%) CSS3
11 17 (22.97%) JUnit
11 17 (22.97%) Web Testing
12 15 (20.27%) jQuery
12 15 (20.27%) SEO
12 15 (20.27%) User Stories
13 14 (18.92%) Test Strategy
13 14 (18.92%) Defect Tracking
13 14 (18.92%) Test Scripting
14 13 (17.57%) Java
15 12 (16.22%) SQL
15 12 (16.22%) C#
16 11 (14.86%) Waterfall

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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 5 (6.76%) CMS
1 5 (6.76%) Confluence
2 1 (1.35%) Drupal
2 1 (1.35%) IIS
2 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.70%) Snagit
3 1 (1.35%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.35%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.76%) Basecamp
3 1 (1.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) Intranet
2 1 (1.35%) ATM
2 1 (1.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.81%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 8 (10.81%) Azure SQL Database
2 8 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (10.81%) Power BI
3 4 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.35%) MySQL
4 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (28.38%) Jenkins
2 19 (25.68%) Selenium
2 19 (25.68%) WebDriver
3 18 (24.32%) Cucumber
4 17 (22.97%) JUnit
4 17 (22.97%) RSpec
5 9 (12.16%) Subversion
6 8 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (8.11%) Git (software)
8 5 (6.76%) JIRA
9 2 (2.70%) Axure RP
9 2 (2.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 2 (2.70%) Grunt
9 2 (2.70%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (2.70%) PhantomJS
10 1 (1.35%) Bitbucket
10 1 (1.35%) Jasmine
10 1 (1.35%) Sinon.JS
10 1 (1.35%) Sublime Text
10 1 (1.35%) WebStorm
General
1 19 (25.68%) Games
2 6 (8.11%) Legal
3 5 (6.76%) Finance
4 4 (5.41%) Publishing
4 4 (5.41%) Retail
5 3 (4.05%) Marketing
6 2 (2.70%) Electronics
6 2 (2.70%) Interactive Media
6 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.35%) Back Office
7 1 (1.35%) Banking
7 1 (1.35%) Local Government
7 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.35%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 24 (32.43%) Developer
2 15 (20.27%) Test Engineer
3 14 (18.92%) QA Engineer
4 12 (16.22%) QA Test Engineer
5 11 (14.86%) Quality Engineer
6 9 (12.16%) Software Developer
7 8 (10.81%) Designer
8 5 (6.76%) Automation Tester
8 5 (6.76%) C# Developer
8 5 (6.76%) C# Software Developer
8 5 (6.76%) HTML CSS Developer
8 5 (6.76%) HTML Developer
8 5 (6.76%) Senior Designer
8 5 (6.76%) Senior UI Designer
8 5 (6.76%) Tester
8 5 (6.76%) UI Designer
9 4 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 4 (5.41%) Compliance Manager
9 4 (5.41%) Project Manager
9 4 (5.41%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (50.00%) HTML
2 36 (48.65%) CSS
3 18 (24.32%) HTML5
4 17 (22.97%) CSS3
5 15 (20.27%) jQuery
6 10 (13.51%) JSON
6 10 (13.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 8 (10.81%) .NET
7 8 (10.81%) ASP.NET
7 8 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (10.81%) LINQ
7 8 (10.81%) NHibernate
7 8 (10.81%) Sass
8 3 (4.05%) AngularJS
8 3 (4.05%) Flask
8 3 (4.05%) J2EE
8 3 (4.05%) RESTful
8 3 (4.05%) SQLAlchemy
8 3 (4.05%) SVG
9 2 (2.70%) React
Miscellaneous
1 32 (43.24%) W3C
2 22 (29.73%) User Experience
3 8 (10.81%) e-Learning
3 8 (10.81%) Learning Management System
3 8 (10.81%) Private Cloud
4 5 (6.76%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.35%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.11%) Mac OS X
2 5 (6.76%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.70%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.35%) Linux
4 1 (1.35%) Windows
4 1 (1.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (78.38%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (48.65%) TDD
3 29 (39.19%) Test Automation
4 17 (22.97%) Web Testing
5 15 (20.27%) SEO
5 15 (20.27%) User Stories
6 14 (18.92%) Defect Tracking
6 14 (18.92%) Test Scripting
6 14 (18.92%) Test Strategy
7 11 (14.86%) Waterfall
8 9 (12.16%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (12.16%) Coaching
8 9 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (12.16%) MVC
9 8 (10.81%) Data Analysis
9 8 (10.81%) Data Analytics
9 8 (10.81%) Data Cleansing
9 8 (10.81%) E-Commerce
9 8 (10.81%) Project Management
9 8 (10.81%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 25 (33.78%) JavaScript
2 19 (25.68%) Scala
3 13 (17.57%) Java
4 12 (16.22%) C#
4 12 (16.22%) SQL
5 9 (12.16%) Ruby
6 8 (10.81%) Python
7 2 (2.70%) PHP
8 1 (1.35%) PHP 5
8 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.35%) Degree
3 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (28.38%) QA
2 11 (14.86%) WAI
3 5 (6.76%) GDPR
4 4 (5.41%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (5.41%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.05%) Adobe
2 3 (4.05%) Greenplum
2 3 (4.05%) Monetate
3 2 (2.70%) SAP