The table below looks at the prevalence of the term W3C in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited W3C over the 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C)
England / North West
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 170 165
Contract jobs citing W3C 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.025% 0.026%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.082% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +41.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £294
% change year-on-year -6.25% +36.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 - £19.00

W3C is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 940 1225 1171
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 34.06% 30.44% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 750 636
Median daily rate £375 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.72% -3.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £511 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 61 73
Median hourly rate £25.92 £22.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.17% +40.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £47.39 £56.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

W3C
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing W3C as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for W3C in the North West

W3C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing W3C in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for W3C in the North West

W3C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing W3C in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for W3C in the North West