Period
to 24 September 2021

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 24 September 2021 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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 595 401 719
Rank change year-on-year -194 +318 +67
Contract jobs citing WCAG 129 93 88
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.36% 0.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.61% 3.15% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 62 50
10th Percentile £300 £306 £348
25th Percentile £361 £353 £366
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £488 £425
Median % change year-on-year -12.82% +14.71% +1.19%
75th Percentile £524 £550 £506
90th Percentile £605 £588 £525
UK median daily rate £425 £475 £419
% change year-on-year -10.53% +13.43% -0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £23.75 " £51.00
Median hourly rate £24.50 - £52.00
75th Percentile £25.25 " £53.00
90th Percentile " " "
UK median hourly rate £24.50 - £52.00

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 8,004 2,957 9,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.42% 11.44% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,389 1,848 5,722
10th Percentile £263 £280 £250
25th Percentile £376 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £473 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £688 £645 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +6.95% +3.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 283 139 374
10th Percentile £11.27 £10.89 £10.80
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.73 £14.13
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £21.02
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.03% +5.11%
75th Percentile £46.50 £45.00 £46.56
90th Percentile £62.32 £55.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £21.28 £21.00
% change year-on-year -5.99% +1.31% +9.09%

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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 24 September 2021.

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 24 September 2021. 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 -164 81 £453 -13.81% 14
South East -79 14 £490 - 4
North of England -92 13 £400 -21.95% 9
Yorkshire -44 9 £395 - 2
Midlands -81 7 £363 +13.99%
West Midlands -57 6 £363 -23.68%
North East -14 2 £405 +2.79% 3
North West -67 2 £475 -9.52% 4
South West -43 1 £475 -
East Midlands -60 1 - -
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UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, 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.

1 113 (87.60%) Accessibility
2 70 (54.26%) JavaScript
2 70 (54.26%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (49.61%) HTML
4 61 (47.29%) CSS
5 45 (34.88%) User Experience
6 41 (31.78%) Front End Development
7 35 (27.13%) Problem-Solving
8 31 (24.03%) Git (software)
8 31 (24.03%) Web Development
9 29 (22.48%) Node.js
10 26 (20.16%) Microservices
11 25 (19.38%) User Research
11 25 (19.38%) Scrum
12 24 (18.60%) Adobe
13 23 (17.83%) Test Automation
13 23 (17.83%) DevOps
14 22 (17.05%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (17.05%) Social Skills
15 21 (16.28%) Public Sector
15 21 (16.28%) Wireframes
15 21 (16.28%) Prototyping
15 21 (16.28%) HTML5
15 21 (16.28%) GitHub
15 21 (16.28%) Sass
15 21 (16.28%) .NET
15 21 (16.28%) QA
16 20 (15.50%) JSON
16 20 (15.50%) CSS3
17 19 (14.73%) 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 11 (8.53%) CMS
2 10 (7.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (3.10%) Moodle
3 4 (3.10%) Totara
3 4 (3.10%) Umbraco
4 3 (2.33%) Kentico
4 3 (2.33%) WordPress
5 2 (1.55%) Confluence
5 2 (1.55%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.78%) Drupal
6 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.78%) Headless CMS
6 1 (0.78%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.78%) R Markdown
Applications
1 13 (10.08%) Adobe XD
2 10 (7.75%) Sketch
3 9 (6.98%) InVision
4 8 (6.20%) Zeplin
5 7 (5.43%) Photoshop
6 6 (4.65%) Figma
7 5 (3.88%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.28%) GitHub
2 19 (14.73%) Azure
3 7 (5.43%) Siteimprove
4 6 (4.65%) BrowserStack
4 6 (4.65%) Google Analytics
4 6 (4.65%) Sauce Labs
5 3 (2.33%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 3 (2.33%) Azure Service Bus
5 3 (2.33%) npm
6 2 (1.55%) AWS
6 2 (1.55%) Miro
6 2 (1.55%) Serverless
7 1 (0.78%) Firebase
7 1 (0.78%) GitHub Actions
7 1 (0.78%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.78%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.43%) HTTP
1 7 (5.43%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.65%) SSL
3 2 (1.55%) Broadband
4 1 (0.78%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.08%) MongoDB
2 12 (9.30%) NoSQL
3 11 (8.53%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.65%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (2.33%) MS Access
7 2 (1.55%) MySQL
8 1 (0.78%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.78%) DB2
8 1 (0.78%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (24.03%) Git (software)
2 18 (13.95%) Jenkins
3 13 (10.08%) Cucumber
3 13 (10.08%) JUnit
3 13 (10.08%) Postman
4 10 (7.75%) Selenium
5 8 (6.20%) JIRA
5 8 (6.20%) webpack
6 7 (5.43%) Appium
6 7 (5.43%) Axure RP
6 7 (5.43%) Gatling
6 7 (5.43%) gulp
6 7 (5.43%) Pa11y
7 6 (4.65%) TestNG
8 4 (3.10%) Subversion
9 3 (2.33%) Jasmine
9 3 (2.33%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.55%) ESLint
10 2 (1.55%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (1.55%) Mocha
General
1 22 (17.05%) Social Skills
2 21 (16.28%) Public Sector
3 19 (14.73%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (8.53%) Finance
5 9 (6.98%) Police
6 8 (6.20%) Banking
6 8 (6.20%) Influencing Skills
7 7 (5.43%) Military
8 4 (3.10%) Legal
8 4 (3.10%) Telecoms
9 3 (2.33%) Law
9 3 (2.33%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (1.55%) Multimedia
10 2 (1.55%) Publishing
11 1 (0.78%) Advertising
11 1 (0.78%) Automotive
11 1 (0.78%) Fire and Rescue
11 1 (0.78%) Marketing
11 1 (0.78%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (44.19%) Developer
2 38 (29.46%) Designer
3 27 (20.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 21 (16.28%) UX Designer
5 15 (11.63%) UI Designer
6 10 (7.75%) UI/UX Designer
7 9 (6.98%) React Developer
8 7 (5.43%) Senior Developer
8 7 (5.43%) Web Developer
9 6 (4.65%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (3.88%) Scala Developer
11 4 (3.10%) .NET Developer
11 4 (3.10%) Senior Designer
11 4 (3.10%) Tester
12 3 (2.33%) C# Developer
12 3 (2.33%) HTML Developer
12 3 (2.33%) JavaScript Developer
12 3 (2.33%) QA Engineer
12 3 (2.33%) Systems Developer
12 3 (2.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (49.61%) HTML
2 61 (47.29%) CSS
3 29 (22.48%) Node.js
4 21 (16.28%) .NET
4 21 (16.28%) HTML5
4 21 (16.28%) Sass
5 20 (15.50%) CSS3
5 20 (15.50%) JSON
6 17 (13.18%) RESTful
7 15 (11.63%) Play Framework
8 14 (10.85%) React
8 14 (10.85%) XML
9 13 (10.08%) jQuery
9 13 (10.08%) Web Services
10 12 (9.30%) AngularJS
11 11 (8.53%) REST
12 10 (7.75%) Ajax
12 10 (7.75%) ASP.NET
12 10 (7.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (6.98%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 45 (34.88%) User Experience
2 12 (9.30%) Mobile App
3 10 (7.75%) W3C
4 8 (6.20%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.10%) Learning Management System
6 3 (2.33%) SCORM
7 2 (1.55%) Blog
7 2 (1.55%) NHS
7 2 (1.55%) Renewable Energy
7 2 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.55%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.78%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.78%) Life Science
8 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.08%) Android
1 13 (10.08%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2019
3 1 (0.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (54.26%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (31.78%) Front End Development
3 35 (27.13%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (24.03%) Web Development
5 26 (20.16%) Microservices
6 25 (19.38%) Scrum
6 25 (19.38%) User Research
7 23 (17.83%) DevOps
7 23 (17.83%) Test Automation
8 22 (17.05%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (16.28%) Prototyping
9 21 (16.28%) Wireframes
10 14 (10.85%) Information Architecture
11 13 (10.08%) MVC
12 12 (9.30%) Analytics
13 11 (8.53%) BDD
13 11 (8.53%) Thought Leadership
13 11 (8.53%) Unit Testing
13 11 (8.53%) User Stories
13 11 (8.53%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 70 (54.26%) JavaScript
2 15 (11.63%) Scala
2 15 (11.63%) TypeScript
3 14 (10.85%) C#
3 14 (10.85%) Java
4 12 (9.30%) Python
5 11 (8.53%) SQL
6 10 (7.75%) Ruby
7 8 (6.20%) PHP
8 7 (5.43%) Go
9 5 (3.88%) Kotlin
10 4 (3.10%) VBA
11 3 (2.33%) ES6
12 2 (1.55%) JSX
13 1 (0.78%) Ada
13 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.78%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (13.18%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.85%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.55%) CCA
3 2 (1.55%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.78%) Degree
4 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (87.60%) Accessibility
2 21 (16.28%) QA
3 6 (4.65%) WAI
4 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.78%) Section 508
System Software
1 2 (1.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (4.65%) Grafana
1 6 (4.65%) Kibana
Vendors
1 24 (18.60%) Adobe
2 13 (10.08%) Oracle
3 12 (9.30%) Google
4 6 (4.65%) Perfecto Mobile
5 4 (3.10%) Openreach
6 3 (2.33%) Capita
7 2 (1.55%) hybris
8 1 (0.78%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.78%) Northgate
8 1 (0.78%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.78%) Splunk