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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 24 May 2022 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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 494 405 394
Rank change year-on-year -89 -11 +155
Contract jobs citing WCAG 78 67 39
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.28% 0.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.57% 2.31% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 41 33
10th Percentile £400 £356 £351
25th Percentile £413 £406 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £525 £425
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +23.53% -5.56%
75th Percentile £650 £538 £530
90th Percentile £750 £613 £600
England median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £29.12 - -
England median hourly rate £27.73 £24.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year +13.18% -27.41% +95.65%

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 4,961 2,904 2,173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.84% 11.96% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,497 1,976 1,511
10th Percentile £350 £314 £300
25th Percentile £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £655 £601 £588
90th Percentile £756 £688 £650
England median daily rate £525 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.15% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 22 46
10th Percentile £20.00 £14.00 £15.73
25th Percentile £25.25 £14.91 £18.96
Median hourly rate £44.50 £20.00 £30.05
Median % change year-on-year +122.50% -33.44% +44.33%
75th Percentile £49.25 £36.94 £39.91
90th Percentile £68.25 £38.98 £54.38
England median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +35.71% -16.00% +13.64%

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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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -29 9 £600 +92.00% 4
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England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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 69 (88.46%) Accessibility
2 57 (73.08%) Agile
3 40 (51.28%) User Experience
4 32 (41.03%) HTML
5 31 (39.74%) CSS
6 30 (38.46%) User Research
7 27 (34.62%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (33.33%) Sketch
8 26 (33.33%) Adobe
9 24 (30.77%) JavaScript
9 24 (30.77%) UX Design
10 23 (29.49%) InVision
11 21 (26.92%) Figma
11 21 (26.92%) Adobe XD
11 21 (26.92%) Social Skills
12 20 (25.64%) Test Automation
13 19 (24.36%) Wireframes
14 17 (21.79%) Analytical Skills
14 17 (21.79%) Axure RP
14 17 (21.79%) Workshop Facilitation
15 16 (20.51%) Zeplin
15 16 (20.51%) Git (software)
15 16 (20.51%) User Stories
15 16 (20.51%) Usability Testing
16 15 (19.23%) Data Analysis
16 15 (19.23%) Finance
16 15 (19.23%) Azure
16 15 (19.23%) React
16 15 (19.23%) Backlog Management
16 15 (19.23%) Acceptance Criteria

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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 11 (14.10%) CMS
2 4 (5.13%) Confluence
2 4 (5.13%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.85%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 26 (33.33%) Sketch
2 23 (29.49%) InVision
3 21 (26.92%) Adobe XD
4 16 (20.51%) Zeplin
5 13 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
6 10 (12.82%) Photoshop
7 3 (3.85%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (26.92%) Figma
2 15 (19.23%) Azure
3 5 (6.41%) AWS
4 4 (5.13%) GitHub
4 4 (5.13%) OpenShift
5 3 (3.85%) Azure Functions
5 3 (3.85%) Miro
5 3 (3.85%) SaaS
5 3 (3.85%) Serverless
6 1 (1.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.28%) BrowserStack
6 1 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.28%) Google Workspace
6 1 (1.28%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (1.28%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.28%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.28%) PowerApps
6 1 (1.28%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) HTTP
2 2 (2.56%) Intranet
3 1 (1.28%) Internet
3 1 (1.28%) LAN
3 1 (1.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.26%) MongoDB
1 8 (10.26%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.13%) Couchbase
2 4 (5.13%) Hazelcast
2 4 (5.13%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (21.79%) Axure RP
2 16 (20.51%) Git (software)
3 7 (8.97%) Cypress.io
3 7 (8.97%) webpack
4 5 (6.41%) Babel
4 5 (6.41%) Storybook
5 4 (5.13%) ESLint
5 4 (5.13%) Jenkins
5 4 (5.13%) JIRA
5 4 (5.13%) Postman
5 4 (5.13%) Selenium
6 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.56%) gulp
7 2 (2.56%) JMeter
7 2 (2.56%) NeoLoad
7 2 (2.56%) SonarQube
7 2 (2.56%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.28%) Appium
8 1 (1.28%) PostCSS
General
1 21 (26.92%) Social Skills
2 17 (21.79%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (19.23%) Finance
4 10 (12.82%) Legal
4 10 (12.82%) Multimedia
5 8 (10.26%) Presentation Skills
6 6 (7.69%) Banking
6 6 (7.69%) Telecoms
7 5 (6.41%) Public Sector
8 2 (2.56%) Military
8 2 (2.56%) Police
9 1 (1.28%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (1.28%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (1.28%) Marketing
9 1 (1.28%) Publishing
9 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (56.41%) Designer
2 22 (28.21%) Developer
3 16 (20.51%) UX Designer
4 15 (19.23%) UI Designer
5 11 (14.10%) Content Designer
6 7 (8.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 7 (8.97%) Senior Designer
7 6 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (7.69%) React Developer
7 6 (7.69%) UI/UX Designer
8 4 (5.13%) Java Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Scala Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Senior UX Designer
9 3 (3.85%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.85%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Interaction Designer
9 3 (3.85%) Interactive Designer
9 3 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Senior UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (41.03%) HTML
2 31 (39.74%) CSS
3 15 (19.23%) React
4 12 (15.38%) Node.js
5 10 (12.82%) Redux
5 10 (12.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 9 (11.54%) Material Design
7 8 (10.26%) JSON
8 7 (8.97%) GraphQL
8 7 (8.97%) REST
8 7 (8.97%) Sass
9 6 (7.69%) AngularJS
9 6 (7.69%) Jest
9 6 (7.69%) Web Services
10 5 (6.41%) .NET
10 5 (6.41%) Enzyme
10 5 (6.41%) HTML5
10 5 (6.41%) jQuery
10 5 (6.41%) Puppeteer
11 4 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 40 (51.28%) User Experience
2 11 (14.10%) Mobile App
3 6 (7.69%) Public Cloud
4 4 (5.13%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (5.13%) W3C
5 2 (2.56%) Motion Graphics
5 2 (2.56%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (1.28%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.28%) PKI
6 1 (1.28%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.10%) Android
1 11 (14.10%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.56%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.28%) Unix
3 1 (1.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (73.08%) Agile
2 30 (38.46%) User Research
3 27 (34.62%) Problem-Solving
4 24 (30.77%) UX Design
5 20 (25.64%) Test Automation
6 19 (24.36%) Wireframes
7 17 (21.79%) Workshop Facilitation
8 16 (20.51%) Usability Testing
8 16 (20.51%) User Stories
9 15 (19.23%) Acceptance Criteria
9 15 (19.23%) Backlog Management
9 15 (19.23%) Data Analysis
10 14 (17.95%) Customer-Centricity
11 13 (16.67%) DevOps
12 12 (15.38%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
13 10 (12.82%) Decision Tree
13 10 (12.82%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
13 10 (12.82%) Service Design
13 10 (12.82%) Unit Testing
14 9 (11.54%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 7 (8.97%) SQL
3 6 (7.69%) ES6
3 6 (7.69%) Java
3 6 (7.69%) TypeScript
4 5 (6.41%) Ada
5 4 (5.13%) Bash
5 4 (5.13%) C#
5 4 (5.13%) Scala
6 2 (2.56%) C
6 2 (2.56%) Go
6 2 (2.56%) Python
6 2 (2.56%) Ruby
7 1 (1.28%) ES7
7 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 12 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.56%) Degree
3 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) ISEB
3 1 (1.28%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.28%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.28%) MCP
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.28%) SANS
3 1 (1.28%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (88.46%) Accessibility
2 10 (12.82%) QA
3 2 (2.56%) WAI
4 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.28%) GDPR
4 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.28%) Section 508
System Software
1 7 (8.97%) Docker
2 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (1.28%) SCCM
1 1 (1.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (33.33%) Adobe
2 10 (12.82%) Google
3 9 (11.54%) Oracle
4 7 (8.97%) hybris
5 6 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 4 (5.13%) Atlassian
7 3 (3.85%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.28%) Citrix
8 1 (1.28%) Perfecto Mobile
8 1 (1.28%) SAP
8 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow