Period
to 22 July 2017

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 July 2017 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 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 354 385 389
Rank change year-on-year +31 +4 -33
Contract jobs citing WCAG 8 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.049% 0.043% 0.015%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.41% 0.37% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
South East median daily rate - £338 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +170.00% -53.70%
England median daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year - +10.29% +3.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £20.00

WCAG is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 1947 2182 2426
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.03% 11.71% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1183 1269 1298
South East median daily rate £415 £396 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +4.08% +8.57%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £230
90th Percentile £560 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 108 93
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £16.05 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% -14.11% -8.88%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.15 £11.25
90th Percentile £60.87 £45.38 £46.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.56% +4.65% +7.50%

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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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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 July 2017. 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
Kent +6 4 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
WCAG
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WCAG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for WCAG.

1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Content Management
2 4 (50.00%) Web Accessibility
2 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (50.00%) SEO
2 4 (50.00%) Legal
2 4 (50.00%) Publishing
2 4 (50.00%) CMS
2 4 (50.00%) Customer Insight
2 4 (50.00%) User Experience
2 4 (50.00%) Mobile First
3 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
4 2 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Burp Suite
4 2 (25.00%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (25.00%) User Stories
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) OWASP
4 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing

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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 4 (50.00%) CMS
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) Burp Suite
2 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (25.00%) JMeter
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) Bitbucket
General
1 4 (50.00%) Legal
1 4 (50.00%) Publishing
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office
2 1 (12.50%) Local Government
2 1 (12.50%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) QA Tester
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
1 2 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Cloud Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) PHP Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Spring
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) HTML5
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 4 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (12.50%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Content Management
2 4 (50.00%) Customer Insight
2 4 (50.00%) Mobile First
2 4 (50.00%) SEO
2 4 (50.00%) Web Accessibility
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) OWASP
3 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) User Stories
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) PHP 5
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
1 2 (25.00%) WAI