Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 483 324 482
Rank change year-on-year -159 +158 +133
Contract jobs citing WCAG 76 45 81
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.21% 0.32% 0.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.73% 2.78% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 35 48
10th Percentile £357 £306 £354
25th Percentile £381 £469 £398
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £525 £420
Median % change year-on-year -11.90% +25.00% +1.20%
75th Percentile £550 £588 £450
90th Percentile £610 £600 £488
England median daily rate £475 £520 £405
% change year-on-year -8.65% +28.40% -2.41%

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 4,403 1,621 3,842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.25% 11.46% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,034 1,099 2,684
10th Percentile £330 £304 £300
25th Percentile £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £548 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +9.50% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £724 £672 £663
England median daily rate £500 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 9 51
10th Percentile £16.08 £14.53 £12.00
25th Percentile £20.11 £17.96 £13.00
Median hourly rate £27.00 £22.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +22.73% +18.92% -26.00%
75th Percentile £33.75 £28.99 £26.84
90th Percentile £48.61 £51.06 £38.75
England median hourly rate £20.19 £22.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year -9.28% +8.54% -5.22%

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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 25 October 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 25 October 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
Central London -59 7 £545 +74.24% 2
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England

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 72 (94.74%) Accessibility
2 39 (51.32%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (42.11%) JavaScript
4 30 (39.47%) HTML
4 30 (39.47%) User Experience
5 27 (35.53%) CSS
6 19 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (22.37%) Wireframes
7 17 (22.37%) User Research
8 16 (21.05%) Test Automation
9 15 (19.74%) Prototyping
9 15 (19.74%) Front End Development
10 14 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (17.11%) QA
11 13 (17.11%) Adobe
11 13 (17.11%) Social Skills
12 12 (15.79%) CMS
12 12 (15.79%) Node.js
13 11 (14.47%) Apple iOS
13 11 (14.47%) Azure
13 11 (14.47%) Android
14 10 (13.16%) Git (software)
14 10 (13.16%) Information Architecture
14 10 (13.16%) Scrum
14 10 (13.16%) Finance
14 10 (13.16%) Web Design
14 10 (13.16%) Java
14 10 (13.16%) DevOps
15 9 (11.84%) TypeScript
15 9 (11.84%) CSS3

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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 12 (15.79%) CMS
2 8 (10.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.63%) Headless CMS
3 2 (2.63%) WordPress
4 1 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.32%) Drupal
4 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Adobe XD
1 6 (7.89%) InVision
1 6 (7.89%) Sketch
2 5 (6.58%) Figma
2 5 (6.58%) Photoshop
2 5 (6.58%) Zeplin
3 3 (3.95%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.47%) Azure
2 6 (7.89%) BrowserStack
2 6 (7.89%) Sauce Labs
3 5 (6.58%) GitHub
4 3 (3.95%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 2 (2.63%) Miro
5 2 (2.63%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.32%) AWS
6 1 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.32%) Firebase
6 1 (1.32%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.32%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) MongoDB
2 6 (7.89%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.95%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (2.63%) Couchbase
5 2 (2.63%) Hazelcast
5 2 (2.63%) MS Access
6 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.32%) MySQL
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (13.16%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.89%) Appium
2 6 (7.89%) Cucumber
2 6 (7.89%) JUnit
2 6 (7.89%) TestNG
3 5 (6.58%) Axure RP
4 4 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.26%) Postman
5 3 (3.95%) ESLint
5 3 (3.95%) Jasmine
5 3 (3.95%) webpack
6 2 (2.63%) Bitbucket
6 2 (2.63%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (2.63%) Mocha
7 1 (1.32%) Cypress.io
7 1 (1.32%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (1.32%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.32%) Protractor
7 1 (1.32%) WebPageTest
7 1 (1.32%) WebStorm
General
1 14 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (17.11%) Social Skills
3 10 (13.16%) Finance
4 8 (10.53%) Legal
4 8 (10.53%) Public Sector
5 7 (9.21%) Multimedia
6 6 (7.89%) Banking
6 6 (7.89%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.63%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (2.63%) Publishing
8 1 (1.32%) Advertising
8 1 (1.32%) Marketing
8 1 (1.32%) Military
8 1 (1.32%) Police
Job Titles
1 31 (40.79%) Designer
2 19 (25.00%) Developer
3 16 (21.05%) UX Designer
4 12 (15.79%) UI Designer
5 10 (13.16%) UI/UX Designer
6 7 (9.21%) Content Designer
6 7 (9.21%) React Developer
7 6 (7.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (6.58%) Senior Developer
9 4 (5.26%) Interaction Designer
9 4 (5.26%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.95%) Lead Software Engineer
10 3 (3.95%) QA Engineer
10 3 (3.95%) Senior Designer
10 3 (3.95%) Senior UI Designer
11 2 (2.63%) Consultant
11 2 (2.63%) Digital Designer
11 2 (2.63%) Java Developer
11 2 (2.63%) Senior Java Developer
11 2 (2.63%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (39.47%) HTML
2 27 (35.53%) CSS
3 12 (15.79%) Node.js
4 9 (11.84%) CSS3
4 9 (11.84%) HTML5
5 8 (10.53%) React
6 7 (9.21%) AngularJS
6 7 (9.21%) React Native
6 7 (9.21%) RESTful
6 7 (9.21%) Sass
7 6 (7.89%) iOS SDK
8 5 (6.58%) JSON
8 5 (6.58%) Vue.js
9 4 (5.26%) .NET
9 4 (5.26%) Play Framework
9 4 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (3.95%) .NET Core
10 3 (3.95%) Material Design
10 3 (3.95%) REST
10 3 (3.95%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (39.47%) User Experience
2 8 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.63%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.63%) W3C
4 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.32%) Blog
4 1 (1.32%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.32%) NHS
4 1 (1.32%) Renewable Energy
4 1 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.32%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.47%) Android
1 11 (14.47%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.63%) Windows
3 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (51.32%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (22.37%) User Research
3 17 (22.37%) Wireframes
4 16 (21.05%) Test Automation
5 15 (19.74%) Front End Development
5 15 (19.74%) Prototyping
6 10 (13.16%) DevOps
6 10 (13.16%) Information Architecture
6 10 (13.16%) Scrum
6 10 (13.16%) Web Design
7 9 (11.84%) Web Development
8 8 (10.53%) Microservices
8 8 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
8 8 (10.53%) Software Engineering
8 8 (10.53%) Thought Leadership
9 7 (9.21%) Decision Tree
9 7 (9.21%) User Stories
10 6 (7.89%) Web Accessibility
10 6 (7.89%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 32 (42.11%) JavaScript
2 10 (13.16%) Java
3 9 (11.84%) TypeScript
4 6 (7.89%) SQL
5 5 (6.58%) Kotlin
6 4 (5.26%) Scala
7 3 (3.95%) Ada
8 2 (2.63%) ES6
8 2 (2.63%) PHP
9 1 (1.32%) Go
9 1 (1.32%) JSX
9 1 (1.32%) Python
9 1 (1.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (94.74%) Accessibility
2 13 (17.11%) QA
3 6 (7.89%) WAI
4 2 (2.63%) Section 508
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Docker
Vendors
1 13 (17.11%) Adobe
2 7 (9.21%) hybris
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle
3 6 (7.89%) Perfecto Mobile
4 4 (5.26%) Google
5 1 (1.32%) Capita
5 1 (1.32%) SAP