Period
to 2 August 2021

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 2 August 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)
England > London
6 months to
2 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 452 332 576
Rank change year-on-year -120 +244 +41
Contract jobs citing WCAG 79 54 25
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.26% 0.34% 0.062%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.15% 3.05% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 42 16
10th Percentile £306 £323 £327
25th Percentile £375 £375 £374
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £463 £481
Median % change year-on-year +2.70% -3.90% +15.96%
75th Percentile £556 £584 £520
90th Percentile £613 £600 £550
England median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +7.78%

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 3,667 1,771 4,283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.13% 11.24% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,500 1,220 2,974
10th Percentile £325 £306 £301
25th Percentile £419 £406 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £650 £672
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 34 55
10th Percentile £14.34 £15.95 £12.50
25th Percentile £20.00 £21.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £25.50 £32.09 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -20.52% +52.79% -16.00%
75th Percentile £30.63 £45.75 £27.88
90th Percentile £43.43 £55.33 £41.71
England median hourly rate £21.00 £26.05 £21.50
% change year-on-year -19.38% +21.15% -1.51%

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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 2 August 2021.

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 2 August 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
South London +25 10 £530 +1.92% 1
Central London -27 5 £450 +20.00% 5
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England

For the 6 months to 2 August 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 London region with a requirement for WCAG.

1 62 (78.48%) Accessibility
2 45 (56.96%) User Experience
3 44 (55.70%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (46.84%) User Research
5 29 (36.71%) Adobe
6 22 (27.85%) Security Cleared
6 22 (27.85%) JavaScript
7 20 (25.32%) HTML
7 20 (25.32%) Wireframes
7 20 (25.32%) Prototyping
8 19 (24.05%) SC Cleared
9 18 (22.78%) Information Architecture
10 17 (21.52%) Azure
10 17 (21.52%) Adobe XD
11 15 (18.99%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (18.99%) CSS
12 14 (17.72%) Sketch
12 14 (17.72%) Public Sector
12 14 (17.72%) InVision
12 14 (17.72%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (16.46%) Acceptance Criteria
13 13 (16.46%) Zeplin
13 13 (16.46%) User Stories
14 12 (15.19%) Front End Development
14 12 (15.19%) Backlog Management
14 12 (15.19%) Android
14 12 (15.19%) Apple iOS
15 11 (13.92%) CSS3
15 11 (13.92%) Scrum
15 11 (13.92%) Social Skills

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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 10 (12.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (5.06%) CMS
3 1 (1.27%) Confluence
3 1 (1.27%) Drupal
3 1 (1.27%) nginx
3 1 (1.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (21.52%) Adobe XD
2 14 (17.72%) InVision
2 14 (17.72%) Sketch
3 13 (16.46%) Zeplin
4 10 (12.66%) Photoshop
5 8 (10.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (6.33%) Figma
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.52%) Azure
2 4 (5.06%) Azure Logic Apps
2 4 (5.06%) Azure Service Bus
2 4 (5.06%) Power Platform
2 4 (5.06%) PowerApps
3 3 (3.80%) BrowserStack
3 3 (3.80%) npm
3 3 (3.80%) Sauce Labs
4 2 (2.53%) AWS
4 2 (2.53%) Miro
5 1 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.27%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (1.27%) Firebase
5 1 (1.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) MS Access
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.27%) MySQL
2 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (11.39%) Axure RP
2 6 (7.59%) JIRA
3 4 (5.06%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.06%) gulp
4 3 (3.80%) Appium
4 3 (3.80%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.80%) JUnit
4 3 (3.80%) TestNG
4 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.53%) Jasmine
5 2 (2.53%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (1.27%) Cypress.io
6 1 (1.27%) Gatling
6 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.27%) Mocha
6 1 (1.27%) Protractor
6 1 (1.27%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.27%) webpack
6 1 (1.27%) WebPageTest
6 1 (1.27%) WebStorm
General
1 15 (18.99%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (17.72%) Public Sector
3 11 (13.92%) Social Skills
4 8 (10.13%) Finance
5 4 (5.06%) Banking
5 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.80%) Law
6 3 (3.80%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (2.53%) Brand Awareness
7 2 (2.53%) Publishing
8 1 (1.27%) Legal
8 1 (1.27%) Multimedia
8 1 (1.27%) Police
Job Titles
1 42 (53.16%) Designer
2 23 (29.11%) UX Designer
3 17 (21.52%) UI Designer
4 14 (17.72%) Developer
5 10 (12.66%) UI/UX Designer
6 7 (8.86%) React Developer
7 4 (5.06%) Senior Designer
7 4 (5.06%) Senior UI Designer
7 4 (5.06%) User Researcher
8 3 (3.80%) Digital Designer
8 3 (3.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (3.80%) Interaction Designer
8 3 (3.80%) Lead Designer
8 3 (3.80%) QA Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) .NET Developer
9 2 (2.53%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (2.53%) C# Developer
9 2 (2.53%) QA Automation Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) UI Specialist
9 2 (2.53%) UX Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.32%) HTML
2 15 (18.99%) CSS
3 11 (13.92%) CSS3
4 10 (12.66%) HTML5
5 8 (10.13%) .NET
5 8 (10.13%) React
6 7 (8.86%) jQuery
6 7 (8.86%) Material Design
6 7 (8.86%) Web Services
7 6 (7.59%) Node.js
7 6 (7.59%) React Native
7 6 (7.59%) Sass
7 6 (7.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (6.33%) Ajax
8 5 (6.33%) RESTful
9 4 (5.06%) .NET Core
9 4 (5.06%) Semantic HTML
10 3 (3.80%) AngularJS
10 3 (3.80%) iOS SDK
10 3 (3.80%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 45 (56.96%) User Experience
2 9 (11.39%) Mobile App
3 6 (7.59%) W3C
4 3 (3.80%) SCORM
5 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.27%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.27%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.27%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.19%) Android
1 12 (15.19%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (55.70%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (46.84%) User Research
3 20 (25.32%) Prototyping
3 20 (25.32%) Wireframes
4 18 (22.78%) Information Architecture
5 14 (17.72%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (16.46%) Acceptance Criteria
6 13 (16.46%) User Stories
7 12 (15.19%) Backlog Management
7 12 (15.19%) Front End Development
8 11 (13.92%) Design Thinking
8 11 (13.92%) Scrum
9 10 (12.66%) Workshop Facilitation
10 9 (11.39%) DevOps
10 9 (11.39%) Thought Leadership
10 9 (11.39%) Usability Testing
11 8 (10.13%) Customer-Centricity
11 8 (10.13%) Data Analysis
11 8 (10.13%) Microservices
11 8 (10.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.85%) JavaScript
2 9 (11.39%) TypeScript
3 5 (6.33%) Java
3 5 (6.33%) Kotlin
4 4 (5.06%) C#
5 3 (3.80%) SQL
6 1 (1.27%) ES6
6 1 (1.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (27.85%) Security Cleared
2 19 (24.05%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) Degree
3 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (78.48%) Accessibility
2 6 (7.59%) QA
3 1 (1.27%) Section 508
3 1 (1.27%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) Kibana
1 1 (1.27%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.27%) logstash
1 1 (1.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (36.71%) Adobe
2 8 (10.13%) Google
3 4 (5.06%) Openreach
4 3 (3.80%) Perfecto Mobile
5 1 (1.27%) Capita
5 1 (1.27%) hybris