Period
to 18 March 2019

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 18 March 2019 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
18 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 355 365 342
Rank change year-on-year +10 -23 +52
Contract jobs citing WCAG 29 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.19% 0.048% 0.097%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.55% 0.37% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 2
South East median daily rate £475 £423 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.43% +12.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £413 £359 £323
90th Percentile £495 £493 £428
England median daily rate £425 £435 £350
% change year-on-year -2.30% +24.29% -9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £18.00 - -

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 1,870 2,168 1,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.95% 13.03% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,065 1,248 1,064
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.18% -4.70% +12.00%
10th Percentile £218 £243 £240
90th Percentile £588 £579 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 74 96
South East median hourly rate £23.02 £23.70 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.88% +35.99% -19.12%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.88 £11.03
90th Percentile £63.75 £49.63 £57.50
England median hourly rate £21.76 £21.79 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.14% +8.95% -13.04%

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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 18 March 2019. 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
West Sussex +8 15 - -
Surrey - 8 £480 - 1
Thames Valley +24 4 £438 +16.67% 4
Berkshire - 4 £438 - 1
Middlesex +14 2 - -
WCAG
England

For the 6 months to 18 March 2019, 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 24 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (68.97%) TDD
3 18 (62.07%) CSS
3 18 (62.07%) HTML
4 16 (55.17%) JavaScript
5 14 (48.28%) Scrum
5 14 (48.28%) Scala
6 13 (44.83%) Test Automation
6 13 (44.83%) Selenium
6 13 (44.83%) Jenkins
7 12 (41.38%) QA
8 11 (37.93%) Web Testing
8 11 (37.93%) Test Scripting
8 11 (37.93%) RSpec
8 11 (37.93%) WebDriver
8 11 (37.93%) Cucumber
8 11 (37.93%) Games
8 11 (37.93%) JSON
8 11 (37.93%) JUnit
8 11 (37.93%) User Stories
8 11 (37.93%) Test Strategy
8 11 (37.93%) Defect Tracking
8 11 (37.93%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (37.93%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 11 (37.93%) Acceptance Criteria
9 10 (34.48%) Sass
9 10 (34.48%) Node.js
9 10 (34.48%) Git (software)
10 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (31.03%) jQuery

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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 7 (24.14%) CMS
2 2 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.45%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (24.14%) IaaS
2 7 (24.14%) PaaS
3 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.90%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 7 (24.14%) Redis
3 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.90%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (44.83%) Jenkins
1 13 (44.83%) Selenium
2 11 (37.93%) Cucumber
2 11 (37.93%) JUnit
2 11 (37.93%) RSpec
2 11 (37.93%) WebDriver
3 10 (34.48%) Git (software)
4 7 (24.14%) Bower
4 7 (24.14%) Grunt
4 7 (24.14%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.45%) git-flow
5 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 11 (37.93%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (75.86%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Agile Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Developer in Test
2 6 (20.69%) Software Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Test Automation Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Full Stack Developer
3 4 (13.79%) React Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Test Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) .NET Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (6.90%) Mac Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Database Developer
6 1 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (62.07%) CSS
1 18 (62.07%) HTML
2 11 (37.93%) JSON
3 10 (34.48%) Node.js
3 10 (34.48%) Sass
4 9 (31.03%) .NET
4 9 (31.03%) .NET Core
4 9 (31.03%) .NET Framework
4 9 (31.03%) ASP.NET
4 9 (31.03%) jQuery
5 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET Core
5 7 (24.14%) CSS3
5 7 (24.14%) HTML5
5 7 (24.14%) OAuth
5 7 (24.14%) OAuth2
5 7 (24.14%) Razor View Engine
5 7 (24.14%) RESTful
5 7 (24.14%) Swagger
6 4 (13.79%) React
7 3 (10.34%) Play Framework
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
1 2 (6.90%) Mac OS
1 2 (6.90%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (68.97%) TDD
3 14 (48.28%) Scrum
4 13 (44.83%) Test Automation
5 11 (37.93%) Acceptance Criteria
5 11 (37.93%) Defect Tracking
5 11 (37.93%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 11 (37.93%) Test Scripting
5 11 (37.93%) Test Strategy
5 11 (37.93%) User Stories
5 11 (37.93%) Web Testing
6 9 (31.03%) Microservices
6 9 (31.03%) Unit Testing
7 7 (24.14%) API Design
7 7 (24.14%) Coaching
7 7 (24.14%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (20.69%) SDET
9 4 (13.79%) Front End Development
10 3 (10.34%) Web Development
11 2 (6.90%) OO
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) JavaScript
2 14 (48.28%) Scala
3 9 (31.03%) C#
4 2 (6.90%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (10.34%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (41.38%) QA
2 2 (6.90%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Google