Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 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
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 419 583 603
Rank change year-on-year +164 +20 -19
Contract jobs citing WCAG 109 56 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.26% 1.17% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 38 38
London median daily rate £425 £415 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +9.21% -1.94%
10th Percentile £350 £314 £314
90th Percentile £488 £588 £500
England median daily rate £419 £415 £395
% change year-on-year +0.90% +5.06% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £52.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +48.57% - -

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 3,342 4,799 6,185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.79% 10.19% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,291 3,354 4,445
London median daily rate £493 £479 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.93% -0.83% +4.89%
10th Percentile £281 £280 £300
90th Percentile £675 £670 £675
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 71 76
London median hourly rate £18.85 £26.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.87% +32.50% -
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £43.30 £57.50 £52.25
England median hourly rate £22.36 £20.08 £20.60
% change year-on-year +11.36% -2.55% -8.44%

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Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for WCAG 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 WCAG in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for WCAG in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCAG in London over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCAG 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 WCAG in London.

Contractor 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 11 December 2019. 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 +63 27 £400 -15.79% 1
South London +62 13 £400 -4.76%
West London - 7 £381 - 1
East London +40 3 £298 -15.00%
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England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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 99 (90.83%) HTML
2 97 (88.99%) CSS
3 76 (69.72%) JavaScript
4 74 (67.89%) Front End Development
5 68 (62.39%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (48.62%) HTML5
7 51 (46.79%) jQuery
8 45 (41.28%) W3C
8 45 (41.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 39 (35.78%) MVC
9 39 (35.78%) Visual Studio
9 39 (35.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 38 (34.86%) ASP.NET
10 38 (34.86%) .NET
11 37 (33.94%) ASP.NET MVC
11 37 (33.94%) CSS3
12 35 (32.11%) Test Automation
12 35 (32.11%) Security Cleared
13 33 (30.28%) Git (software)
13 33 (30.28%) User Experience
14 31 (28.44%) Public Sector
15 27 (24.77%) gulp
15 27 (24.77%) Sass
16 25 (22.94%) Microsoft
17 24 (22.02%) C#
17 24 (22.02%) SQL Server
17 24 (22.02%) Web Accessibility
17 24 (22.02%) NHibernate
17 24 (22.02%) Fluent NHibernate
17 24 (22.02%) MSTest

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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 9 (8.26%) CMS
2 2 (1.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (1.83%) Confluence
2 2 (1.83%) WordPress
3 1 (0.92%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 13 (11.93%) Photoshop
2 12 (11.01%) Adobe XD
3 7 (6.42%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (6.42%) InDesign
4 5 (4.59%) SketchUp
5 1 (0.92%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.92%) InVision
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.92%) Sketch
5 1 (0.92%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.42%) GitHub
2 3 (2.75%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.83%) npm
4 1 (0.92%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.50%) HTTP
2 3 (2.75%) FTP
2 3 (2.75%) Internet
2 3 (2.75%) SMTP
2 3 (2.75%) SSH
2 3 (2.75%) SSL
2 3 (2.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.02%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.92%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (35.78%) Team Foundation Server
1 39 (35.78%) Visual Studio
2 33 (30.28%) Git (software)
3 27 (24.77%) gulp
4 24 (22.02%) Moq
4 24 (22.02%) MSTest
5 20 (18.35%) git-flow
6 17 (15.60%) Grunt
7 15 (13.76%) webpack
8 12 (11.01%) Axure RP
9 8 (7.34%) Jenkins
10 5 (4.59%) SonarQube
11 4 (3.67%) JUnit
11 4 (3.67%) Selenium
12 3 (2.75%) Cucumber
12 3 (2.75%) Gatling
13 2 (1.83%) Firebug
13 2 (1.83%) JIRA
14 1 (0.92%) Bitbucket
14 1 (0.92%) PostCSS
General
1 31 (28.44%) Public Sector
2 20 (18.35%) Law
3 16 (14.68%) Police
4 9 (8.26%) Marketing
5 8 (7.34%) Finance
6 6 (5.50%) Telecoms
7 5 (4.59%) Electronics
7 5 (4.59%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.92%) Banking
8 1 (0.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 84 (77.06%) Developer
2 39 (35.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 17 (15.60%) Designer
4 15 (13.76%) Software Developer
5 14 (12.84%) UX Designer
6 11 (10.09%) .NET Developer
7 10 (9.17%) Java Developer
8 8 (7.34%) Applications Developer
8 8 (7.34%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 8 (7.34%) HTML Developer
9 7 (6.42%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (6.42%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (6.42%) C# Developer
10 6 (5.50%) Java Applications Developer
10 6 (5.50%) Java Web Applications Developer
10 6 (5.50%) Web Applications Developer
11 5 (4.59%) HTML CSS Developer
11 5 (4.59%) JavaScript Developer
11 5 (4.59%) Senior Developer
12 4 (3.67%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (90.83%) HTML
2 97 (88.99%) CSS
3 53 (48.62%) HTML5
4 51 (46.79%) jQuery
5 45 (41.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 38 (34.86%) .NET
6 38 (34.86%) ASP.NET
7 37 (33.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 37 (33.94%) CSS3
8 27 (24.77%) Sass
9 24 (22.02%) Fluent NHibernate
9 24 (22.02%) NHibernate
10 21 (19.27%) Node.js
11 15 (13.76%) Razor View Engine
11 15 (13.76%) Redux
12 14 (12.84%) AngularJS
13 11 (10.09%) OpenID
14 9 (8.26%) React
15 8 (7.34%) Ruby on Rails
16 6 (5.50%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 45 (41.28%) W3C
2 33 (30.28%) User Experience
3 9 (8.26%) Learning Management System
4 5 (4.59%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.92%) Blog
5 1 (0.92%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.92%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.92%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.59%) Mac OS X
2 1 (0.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (67.89%) Front End Development
2 68 (62.39%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (35.78%) MVC
4 35 (32.11%) Test Automation
5 24 (22.02%) Web Accessibility
6 20 (18.35%) Collaborative Working
6 20 (18.35%) TDD
7 17 (15.60%) Wireframes
8 16 (14.68%) OO
8 16 (14.68%) Workflow
9 15 (13.76%) Dependency Injection
9 15 (13.76%) DevOps
9 15 (13.76%) Functional Programming
9 15 (13.76%) Scrum
10 12 (11.01%) Due Diligence
10 12 (11.01%) Instructional Design
10 12 (11.01%) Mobile First
10 12 (11.01%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 12 (11.01%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 11 (10.09%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 76 (69.72%) JavaScript
2 24 (22.02%) C#
3 10 (9.17%) Java
4 8 (7.34%) Ruby
5 7 (6.42%) SQL
6 5 (4.59%) Scala
7 2 (1.83%) C
8 1 (0.92%) PHP
8 1 (0.92%) Python
8 1 (0.92%) R
8 1 (0.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 35 (32.11%) Security Cleared
2 23 (21.10%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.75%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.50%) GDPR
1 6 (5.50%) QA
2 5 (4.59%) WAI
3 2 (1.83%) Section 508
System Software
1 10 (9.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.75%) Grafana
1 3 (2.75%) Kibana
2 1 (0.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (22.94%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.17%) Adobe
3 5 (4.59%) SAP
4 4 (3.67%) Google
5 3 (2.75%) Oracle
6 2 (1.83%) IBM
7 1 (0.92%) RedDot
7 1 (0.92%) Zend