Period
to 30 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 30 October 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)
England > London
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 318 477 594
Rank change year-on-year +159 +117 -7
Contract jobs citing WCAG 45 81 43
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.31% 0.22% 0.093%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.03% 2.33% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 47 29
Median daily rate £523 £420 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.40% +1.20% +7.79%
10th Percentile £306 £353 £314
90th Percentile £600 £488 £588
England median daily rate £510 £405 £415
% change year-on-year +25.93% -2.41% +9.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £43.50 -

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 London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,483 3,472 4,839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.27% 9.49% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 922 2,373 3,416
Median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% -1.35%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £669 £663
England median daily rate £468 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.89% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 51 72
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.17% -28.76% +31.25%
10th Percentile £18.98 £12.00 £11.03
90th Percentile £52.07 £35.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.42 £22.37
% change year-on-year +23.75% -4.25% +11.83%

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Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing WCAG as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for WCAG in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WCAG in London.

Daily rate trend for WCAG in London

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Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WCAG in London over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WCAG in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WCAG in London.

Hourly rate trend for WCAG in London

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Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCAG within the London region over the 6 months to 30 October 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
Central London +121 8 £313 -23.55% 3
South London +43 8 £520 +30.00%
East London +45 2 £350 +17.65% 1
West London +52 1 £575 +50.82%
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England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 London region with a requirement for WCAG.

1 38 (84.44%) HTML
2 37 (82.22%) CSS
3 33 (73.33%) Web Accessibility
3 33 (73.33%) Sass
4 32 (71.11%) HTML5
4 32 (71.11%) Front End Development
5 30 (66.67%) Git (software)
5 30 (66.67%) JavaScript
6 27 (60.00%) Test Automation
6 27 (60.00%) User Experience
7 26 (57.78%) Public Sector
8 24 (53.33%) jQuery
8 24 (53.33%) Node.js
8 24 (53.33%) Web Design
9 23 (51.11%) gulp
10 22 (48.89%) Responsive Web Design
10 22 (48.89%) Grunt
11 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (42.22%) Web Development
13 18 (40.00%) Java
13 18 (40.00%) Mac OS X
13 18 (40.00%) Security Cleared
14 17 (37.78%) Unix
14 17 (37.78%) Linux
14 17 (37.78%) TDD
14 17 (37.78%) Subversion
14 17 (37.78%) Continuous Deployment
15 16 (35.56%) Mocha
15 16 (35.56%) Jasmine
16 15 (33.33%) Mustache

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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 3 (6.67%) CMS
2 2 (4.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.22%) Drupal
3 1 (2.22%) nginx
3 1 (2.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.22%) Acrobat
2 1 (2.22%) Adobe XD
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) AWS
2 2 (4.44%) Google Analytics
3 1 (2.22%) GitHub
3 1 (2.22%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) HTTP
1 1 (2.22%) SSL
1 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 23 (51.11%) gulp
3 22 (48.89%) Grunt
4 17 (37.78%) Subversion
5 16 (35.56%) Jasmine
5 16 (35.56%) Mocha
6 8 (17.78%) git-flow
6 8 (17.78%) webpack
7 3 (6.67%) JIRA
7 3 (6.67%) Selenium
8 2 (4.44%) Dreamweaver
8 2 (4.44%) Eclipse
8 2 (4.44%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (4.44%) Protractor
8 2 (4.44%) QUnit
8 2 (4.44%) WebStorm
9 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.22%) Gatling
9 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (57.78%) Public Sector
2 4 (8.89%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Electronics
3 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.44%) Marketing
3 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Law
4 1 (2.22%) Local Government
4 1 (2.22%) Police
Job Titles
1 35 (77.78%) Developer
2 28 (62.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 6 (13.33%) UI Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Applications Developer
4 4 (8.89%) HTML Developer
4 4 (8.89%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Senior Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Web Applications Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Web Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Designer
5 3 (6.67%) HTML CSS Developer
5 3 (6.67%) UI/UX Developer
5 3 (6.67%) UX Developer
6 2 (4.44%) UI Designer
7 1 (2.22%) Content Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Digital Designer
7 1 (2.22%) Testing Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (84.44%) HTML
2 37 (82.22%) CSS
3 33 (73.33%) Sass
4 32 (71.11%) HTML5
5 24 (53.33%) jQuery
5 24 (53.33%) Node.js
6 15 (33.33%) Mustache
7 11 (24.44%) CSS3
8 8 (17.78%) OpenID
8 8 (17.78%) Redux
9 3 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (4.44%) .NET
10 2 (4.44%) AngularJS
10 2 (4.44%) Chai
10 2 (4.44%) JSF
10 2 (4.44%) JSP
10 2 (4.44%) Play Framework
11 1 (2.22%) .NET Core
11 1 (2.22%) Shiny
11 1 (2.22%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 27 (60.00%) User Experience
2 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) SCORM
3 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.22%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.00%) Mac OS X
2 17 (37.78%) Linux
2 17 (37.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (73.33%) Web Accessibility
2 32 (71.11%) Front End Development
3 27 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 24 (53.33%) Web Design
5 22 (48.89%) Responsive Web Design
6 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (42.22%) Web Development
8 17 (37.78%) Continuous Deployment
8 17 (37.78%) TDD
9 10 (22.22%) Workflow
10 8 (17.78%) Dependency Injection
10 8 (17.78%) DevOps
10 8 (17.78%) Functional Programming
10 8 (17.78%) OO
10 8 (17.78%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 7 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
12 3 (6.67%) Content Management
12 3 (6.67%) MVC
12 3 (6.67%) Performance Optimisation
13 2 (4.44%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 18 (40.00%) Java
3 5 (11.11%) C
4 2 (4.44%) ES6
4 2 (4.44%) Scala
4 2 (4.44%) SQL
5 1 (2.22%) C#
5 1 (2.22%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (31.11%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (8.89%) DBS Check
4 2 (4.44%) PMI Certification
4 2 (4.44%) PMP
4 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) WAI
2 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.22%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) Section 508
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Kibana
2 1 (2.22%) Grafana
2 1 (2.22%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.22%) logstash
2 1 (2.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) Adobe
2 2 (4.44%) Google
2 2 (4.44%) SAP
3 1 (2.22%) DevExpress