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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 273 272
Rank change year-on-year +26 -1  
Contract jobs citing WCAG 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.074% 0.021% 0.020%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.62% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £325 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +160.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £347 £330
% change year-on-year -7.71% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 968 1068 1275
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 11.95% 10.97% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 635 651
Median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £512 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 51 40
Median hourly rate £30.50 £16.10 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.44% -23.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £10.00 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -24.24% +13.79%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing WCAG as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Kent - 4 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) User Experience
3 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 5 (33.33%) User Stories
3 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (33.33%) Selenium
3 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
4 4 (26.67%) Customer Insight
4 4 (26.67%) Scala
4 4 (26.67%) RSpec
4 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
4 4 (26.67%) QA
4 4 (26.67%) Web Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
4 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
4 4 (26.67%) JSON
4 4 (26.67%) HTML
4 4 (26.67%) JUnit
4 4 (26.67%) CSS
4 4 (26.67%) W3C
4 4 (26.67%) TDD
4 4 (26.67%) Content Management
4 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
4 4 (26.67%) SEO
4 4 (26.67%) Legal
4 4 (26.67%) Publishing
4 4 (26.67%) CMS
4 4 (26.67%) Games

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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 (26.67%) CMS
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 5 (33.33%) Selenium
2 4 (26.67%) JUnit
2 4 (26.67%) RSpec
2 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
3 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket
4 1 (6.67%) Burp Suite
4 1 (6.67%) JMeter
4 1 (6.67%) webpack
General
1 4 (26.67%) Games
1 4 (26.67%) Legal
1 4 (26.67%) Publishing
2 2 (13.33%) Local Government
3 1 (6.67%) Back Office
3 1 (6.67%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 4 (26.67%) QA Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) QA Test Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Quality Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Test Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) HTML CSS Developer
3 3 (20.00%) HTML Developer
3 3 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) PHP Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) CSS
1 4 (26.67%) HTML
1 4 (26.67%) JSON
2 3 (20.00%) DOM
2 3 (20.00%) jQuery
2 3 (20.00%) Sass
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) HTML5
3 1 (6.67%) React
3 1 (6.67%) Spring
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) User Experience
2 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (26.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (33.33%) User Stories
3 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Automation Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Content Management
3 4 (26.67%) Customer Insight
3 4 (26.67%) Defect Tracking
3 4 (26.67%) Front End Development
3 4 (26.67%) Mobile First
3 4 (26.67%) SEO
3 4 (26.67%) TDD
3 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
3 4 (26.67%) Web Accessibility
3 4 (26.67%) Web Testing
4 1 (6.67%) MVC
4 1 (6.67%) OOP
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (26.67%) Scala
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) PHP
3 1 (6.67%) PHP 5
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) WAI