Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 379 389 553
Rank change year-on-year +10 +164 +53
Contract jobs citing WCAG 67 63 55
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.30% 0.27% 0.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.73% 2.73% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 51 36
10th Percentile £368 £350 £304
25th Percentile £413 £375 £353
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £415 £406
Median % change year-on-year +26.51% +2.15% -1.52%
75th Percentile £538 £469 £502
90th Percentile £600 £575 £525
England median daily rate £428 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +6.88% -11.11% +1.12%

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 2,451 2,307 4,370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.91% 9.98% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,677 1,650 2,980
10th Percentile £318 £300 £306
25th Percentile £410 £400 £395
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £495 £500
Median % change year-on-year +1.01% -1.00% +0.50%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £600
90th Percentile £675 £663 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 43 57
10th Percentile £14.00 £15.95 £12.50
25th Percentile £14.13 £18.60 £15.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.68 £21.18
Median % change year-on-year -22.12% +21.25% -0.33%
75th Percentile £23.75 £38.50 £31.00
90th Percentile £34.50 £50.20 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.85 £22.55 £20.25
% change year-on-year -7.52% +11.36% -5.84%

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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 23 April 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 23 April 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 +49 11 £530 +27.71%
Central London +33 3 £313 -20.63% 2
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England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 41 (61.19%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (59.70%) User Experience
3 29 (43.28%) Security Cleared
4 25 (37.31%) SC Cleared
5 20 (29.85%) Adobe
6 19 (28.36%) HTML
6 19 (28.36%) Azure
6 19 (28.36%) Public Sector
7 18 (26.87%) JavaScript
8 15 (22.39%) CSS
8 15 (22.39%) Wireframes
9 14 (20.90%) Adobe XD
9 14 (20.90%) Information Architecture
10 13 (19.40%) Sketch
10 13 (19.40%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (17.91%) Front End Development
12 11 (16.42%) DevOps
12 11 (16.42%) User Stories
12 11 (16.42%) Acceptance Criteria
12 11 (16.42%) Prototyping
12 11 (16.42%) InVision
12 11 (16.42%) Zeplin
12 11 (16.42%) HTML5
12 11 (16.42%) jQuery
12 11 (16.42%) .NET
12 11 (16.42%) Web Development
13 10 (14.93%) Backlog Management
13 10 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (13.43%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
14 9 (13.43%) Design Thinking

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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 4 (5.97%) nginx
2 2 (2.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (2.99%) CMS
3 1 (1.49%) Confluence
3 1 (1.49%) Drupal
3 1 (1.49%) Jadu
3 1 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (20.90%) Adobe XD
2 13 (19.40%) Sketch
3 11 (16.42%) InVision
3 11 (16.42%) Zeplin
4 8 (11.94%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (11.94%) Photoshop
5 4 (5.97%) Figma
Cloud Services
1 19 (28.36%) Azure
2 7 (10.45%) Azure Logic Apps
2 7 (10.45%) Power Platform
2 7 (10.45%) PowerApps
3 4 (5.97%) AWS
3 4 (5.97%) Azure Service Bus
4 3 (4.48%) Azure Cosmos DB
4 3 (4.48%) npm
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (1.49%) GitHub
5 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) Azure SQL Database
1 4 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 8 (11.94%) gulp
2 7 (10.45%) Axure RP
3 5 (7.46%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.46%) JIRA
4 4 (5.97%) Grunt
5 3 (4.48%) Jasmine
5 3 (4.48%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.48%) webpack
6 2 (2.99%) Mocha
6 2 (2.99%) Subversion
7 1 (1.49%) Gatling
7 1 (1.49%) git-flow
7 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.49%) JMeter
7 1 (1.49%) SonarQube
General
1 19 (28.36%) Public Sector
2 5 (7.46%) Law
3 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.48%) Brand Awareness
4 3 (4.48%) Police
5 2 (2.99%) Finance
5 2 (2.99%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (46.27%) Designer
2 17 (25.37%) Developer
3 16 (23.88%) UX Designer
4 11 (16.42%) UI Designer
5 9 (13.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 6 (8.96%) UI/UX Designer
7 4 (5.97%) HTML Developer
7 4 (5.97%) User Researcher
8 3 (4.48%) Architect
8 3 (4.48%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Lead Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Senior Designer
8 3 (4.48%) Senior UI Designer
9 2 (2.99%) .NET Developer
9 2 (2.99%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (2.99%) C# Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Digital Designer
9 2 (2.99%) Full Stack Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Lead Designer
9 2 (2.99%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (28.36%) HTML
2 15 (22.39%) CSS
3 11 (16.42%) .NET
3 11 (16.42%) HTML5
3 11 (16.42%) jQuery
4 9 (13.43%) Sass
4 9 (13.43%) Web Services
5 8 (11.94%) Node.js
6 7 (10.45%) Material Design
6 7 (10.45%) React
6 7 (10.45%) Spring Boot
7 4 (5.97%) .NET Core
7 4 (5.97%) AngularJS
7 4 (5.97%) CSS3
7 4 (5.97%) Kafka
7 4 (5.97%) Semantic HTML
7 4 (5.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (4.48%) Mustache
8 3 (4.48%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 40 (59.70%) User Experience
2 10 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.45%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.97%) W3C
5 3 (4.48%) SCORM
6 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.94%) Android
1 8 (11.94%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.48%) Linux
2 3 (4.48%) Mac OS X
2 3 (4.48%) Unix
2 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2019
3 1 (1.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (61.19%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.39%) Wireframes
3 14 (20.90%) Information Architecture
4 13 (19.40%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (17.91%) Front End Development
6 11 (16.42%) Acceptance Criteria
6 11 (16.42%) DevOps
6 11 (16.42%) Prototyping
6 11 (16.42%) User Stories
6 11 (16.42%) Web Development
7 10 (14.93%) Backlog Management
8 9 (13.43%) Design Thinking
8 9 (13.43%) Scrum
8 9 (13.43%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 8 (11.94%) OWASP
9 8 (11.94%) Usability Testing
10 7 (10.45%) Customer-Centricity
10 7 (10.45%) Data Analysis
10 7 (10.45%) Product Requirements
10 7 (10.45%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.87%) JavaScript
2 8 (11.94%) Java
3 7 (10.45%) C#
4 6 (8.96%) TypeScript
5 5 (7.46%) SQL
6 3 (4.48%) Go
6 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.48%) Python
6 3 (4.48%) Ruby
7 1 (1.49%) C
7 1 (1.49%) ES6
Qualifications
1 29 (43.28%) Security Cleared
2 25 (37.31%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.49%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (11.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.97%) Kibana
1 4 (5.97%) Kubernetes
1 4 (5.97%) logstash
1 4 (5.97%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (29.85%) Adobe
2 7 (10.45%) Google
3 4 (5.97%) Openreach
4 1 (1.49%) Apple
4 1 (1.49%) Sitecore