Period
to 22 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 January 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 > South East
6 months to
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 302 365 371
Rank change year-on-year +63 +6 -28
Contract jobs citing WCAG 10 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.086% 0.11% 0.024%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.74% 0.86% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
South East median daily rate £294 £400 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.56% +39.13% -23.33%
10th Percentile £224 £375 £225
90th Percentile £409 £425 £350
England median daily rate £415 £415 £400
% change year-on-year - +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £52.00 £26.13 -
% change year-on-year +99.04% - -

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 South East with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,347 1,985 2,188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.58% 12.40% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 1,148 1,317
South East median daily rate £415 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £221 £233
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 58 64
South East median hourly rate £40.75 £20.04 £24.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.37% -19.14% +42.17%
10th Percentile £13.53 £11.50 £12.72
90th Percentile £78.75 £55.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.05 £20.25 £20.55
% change year-on-year +18.79% -1.48% -11.95%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for WCAG in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCAG in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCAG in the South East over the 6 months to 22 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCAG in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Buckinghamshire - 5 £250 -
Thames Valley - 5 £250 - 2
West Sussex +19 3 £425 -
East Sussex - 2 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 South East region with a requirement for WCAG.

1 9 (90.00%) HTML
1 9 (90.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (90.00%) CSS
1 9 (90.00%) HTML5
2 8 (80.00%) CSS3
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (50.00%) Web Development
4 5 (50.00%) Sass
4 5 (50.00%) Node.js
4 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
4 5 (50.00%) User Experience
4 5 (50.00%) Front End Development
4 5 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (40.00%) Wireframes
5 4 (40.00%) Design Thinking
5 4 (40.00%) Lean Software Development
5 4 (40.00%) Sketch
5 4 (40.00%) Zeplin
5 4 (40.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 4 (40.00%) Grafana
5 4 (40.00%) Gatling
5 4 (40.00%) InVision
5 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
5 4 (40.00%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
5 4 (40.00%) Microservices
5 4 (40.00%) Analytics
5 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (40.00%) Play Framework
5 4 (40.00%) Kibana

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 (20.00%) CMS
1 2 (20.00%) Umbraco
2 1 (10.00%) Kentico
2 1 (10.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (10.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) InVision
1 4 (40.00%) Sketch
1 4 (40.00%) Zeplin
2 3 (30.00%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Magento
1 1 (10.00%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 4 (40.00%) GitHub
1 4 (40.00%) Google Analytics
2 1 (10.00%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) HTTP
1 4 (40.00%) SSL
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (40.00%) Gatling
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (40.00%) JUnit
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) Axure RP
3 1 (10.00%) Babel
3 1 (10.00%) ESLint
3 1 (10.00%) Grunt
3 1 (10.00%) webpack
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (40.00%) Designer
3 4 (40.00%) Junior
3 4 (40.00%) Junior Designer
3 4 (40.00%) UI Designer
4 2 (20.00%) HTML CSS Developer
4 2 (20.00%) HTML Developer
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) CSS
1 9 (90.00%) HTML
1 9 (90.00%) HTML5
2 8 (80.00%) CSS3
3 5 (50.00%) Node.js
3 5 (50.00%) Sass
4 4 (40.00%) Gherkin
4 4 (40.00%) JSON
4 4 (40.00%) Play Framework
4 4 (40.00%) REST
4 4 (40.00%) XML
5 3 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (10.00%) .NET
6 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (10.00%) jQuery
6 1 (10.00%) LESS
6 1 (10.00%) React
6 1 (10.00%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (50.00%) Front End Development
3 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (50.00%) Web Development
4 4 (40.00%) Analytics
4 4 (40.00%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (40.00%) Design Thinking
4 4 (40.00%) Lean Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Line Management
4 4 (40.00%) Microservices
4 4 (40.00%) Open Source
4 4 (40.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (40.00%) Wireframes
5 3 (30.00%) Prototyping
6 1 (10.00%) Mobile First
6 1 (10.00%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) Scala
3 1 (10.00%) ES6
3 1 (10.00%) ES7
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Grafana
1 4 (40.00%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Adobe
1 4 (40.00%) Google
2 1 (10.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (10.00%) WooCommerce