Period
to 22 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 22 February 2020 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 > North East
6 months to
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 77 93 79
Rank change year-on-year +16 -14 +49
Contract jobs citing WCAG 13 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.29% 1.19% 1.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.93% 8.37% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 21
North East median daily rate £400 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +1.05% +39.71%
10th Percentile £370 £386 £425
90th Percentile £425 £508 £588
England median daily rate £416 £425 £445
% change year-on-year -2.06% -4.49% +20.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North East median hourly rate £52.00 - -
England median hourly rate £52.00 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year +188.89% - -

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 the North East with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 109 203 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 10.85% 14.25% 16.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 148 155
North East median daily rate £410 £396 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.47% -0.94% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £254 £250
90th Percentile £593 £528 £585
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 5
North East median hourly rate £28.00 £15.39 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.94% -63.79% +312.62%
10th Percentile £14.40 £14.77 £20.55
90th Percentile £54.30 £35.78 £95.70
England median hourly rate £25.60 £21.07 £21.00
% change year-on-year +21.50% +0.31% -2.33%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing WCAG as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for WCAG in the North East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WCAG in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for WCAG in the North East

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Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCAG within the North East region over the 6 months to 22 February 2020. 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
Tyne and Wear +30 13 £400 -10.01%
WCAG
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2020, 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 North East region with a requirement for WCAG.

1 13 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 13 (100.00%) Selenium
1 13 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 13 (100.00%) REST
1 13 (100.00%) Microservices
2 12 (92.31%) Jenkins
2 12 (92.31%) Node.js
2 12 (92.31%) Gatling
2 12 (92.31%) Test Automation
2 12 (92.31%) Cucumber
2 12 (92.31%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (84.62%) HTML
3 11 (84.62%) JUnit
3 11 (84.62%) CSS
3 11 (84.62%) XML
3 11 (84.62%) JSON
3 11 (84.62%) Scala
3 11 (84.62%) CSS3
3 11 (84.62%) Mentoring
3 11 (84.62%) HTML5
3 11 (84.62%) GitHub
3 11 (84.62%) Sass
3 11 (84.62%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
3 11 (84.62%) Front End Development
4 10 (76.92%) Grafana
4 10 (76.92%) Analytics
4 10 (76.92%) Play Framework
4 10 (76.92%) Kibana
4 10 (76.92%) Lean Software Development

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 2 (15.38%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 11 (84.62%) GitHub
2 10 (76.92%) Google Analytics
3 2 (15.38%) BrowserStack
3 2 (15.38%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) HTTP
1 10 (76.92%) SSL
1 10 (76.92%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 13 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 13 (100.00%) Selenium
2 12 (92.31%) Cucumber
2 12 (92.31%) Gatling
2 12 (92.31%) Jenkins
3 11 (84.62%) JUnit
4 2 (15.38%) Burp Suite
4 2 (15.38%) HP UFT
4 2 (15.38%) Jasmine
4 2 (15.38%) JIRA
4 2 (15.38%) JMeter
4 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
4 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
4 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.69%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
2 10 (76.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) HTML CSS Developer
4 1 (7.69%) HTML Developer
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Node.js Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Performance Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Performance Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) REST
2 12 (92.31%) Node.js
3 11 (84.62%) CSS
3 11 (84.62%) CSS3
3 11 (84.62%) HTML
3 11 (84.62%) HTML5
3 11 (84.62%) JSON
3 11 (84.62%) Sass
3 11 (84.62%) XML
4 10 (76.92%) Gherkin
4 10 (76.92%) Play Framework
5 2 (15.38%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Microservices
2 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (92.31%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (92.31%) Test Automation
3 11 (84.62%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
3 11 (84.62%) Front End Development
3 11 (84.62%) Mentoring
4 10 (76.92%) Analytics
4 10 (76.92%) Lean Software Development
4 10 (76.92%) Open Source
5 9 (69.23%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (69.23%) Line Management
5 9 (69.23%) Web Development
6 2 (15.38%) Compatibility Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
6 2 (15.38%) Kanban
6 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
6 2 (15.38%) OWASP
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (84.62%) Scala
3 2 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 10 (76.92%) Grafana
1 10 (76.92%) Kibana
2 2 (15.38%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Google
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle