The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for WAI skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAI over the 3 months to 24 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 Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 404 400 412
Rank change year-on-year -4 +12  
Contract jobs citing WAI 8 28 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.039% 0.13% 0.043%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.33% 1.18% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 24 3
Median daily rate £320 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.70% +25.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 - £295
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

WAI 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 London with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 2404 2367 2666
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.76% 10.92% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1703 1683 1934
Median daily rate £500 £474 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.54% +5.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 29
Median hourly rate £42.50 £22.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.88% +8.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.65 £75.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for WAI in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAI in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAI in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAI in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAI in London

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAI 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 London region with a requirement for WAI.

1 15 (100.00%) HTML
1 15 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 15 (100.00%) CSS
2 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (73.33%) Waterfall
4 9 (60.00%) WCAG
5 7 (46.67%) SEO
6 6 (40.00%) Mac OS X
6 6 (40.00%) Project Management
6 6 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (40.00%) gulp
7 5 (33.33%) Front End Development
7 5 (33.33%) Grunt
7 5 (33.33%) AngularJS
7 5 (33.33%) Task Automation
7 5 (33.33%) Apple iOS
8 4 (26.67%) CSS3
8 4 (26.67%) jQuery
8 4 (26.67%) HTML5
8 4 (26.67%) Sass
8 4 (26.67%) User Experience
9 3 (20.00%) W3C
10 2 (13.33%) Change Management
10 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
10 2 (13.33%) Mac OS
10 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (13.33%) Interactive Media
10 2 (13.33%) JSON
10 2 (13.33%) Handlebars
10 2 (13.33%) React

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Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 1 (6.67%) WordPress
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) gulp
2 5 (33.33%) Grunt
3 1 (6.67%) PostCSS
3 1 (6.67%) webpack
General
1 2 (13.33%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Angular Developer
3 4 (26.67%) UI Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Senior UI Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Subject Matter Expert
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) HTML CSS Developer
5 1 (6.67%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) CSS
1 15 (100.00%) HTML
2 6 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 5 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 4 (26.67%) CSS3
4 4 (26.67%) HTML5
4 4 (26.67%) jQuery
4 4 (26.67%) Sass
5 2 (13.33%) Handlebars
5 2 (13.33%) JSON
5 2 (13.33%) React
6 1 (6.67%) Ajax
6 1 (6.67%) LESS
6 1 (6.67%) RESTful
6 1 (6.67%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) User Experience
2 3 (20.00%) W3C
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Mac OS X
2 5 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (13.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) Waterfall
3 7 (46.67%) SEO
4 6 (40.00%) Project Management
5 5 (33.33%) Front End Development
5 5 (33.33%) Task Automation
6 2 (13.33%) A/B Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Change Management
6 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
6 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (6.67%) OO
7 1 (6.67%) OOP
7 1 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (60.00%) WCAG
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Monetate