Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 354 380 374
Rank change year-on-year +26 -6 +19
Contract jobs citing WCAG 7 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.048% 0.042% 0.038%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.40% 0.33% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
South East median daily rate £438 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% - -
England median daily rate £450 £415 £380
% change year-on-year +8.43% +9.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 1,735 2,153 1,958
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.95% 12.98% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 1,223 1,179
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £207 £233 £250
90th Percentile £588 £617 £562
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 81 66
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £22.50 £19.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% +15.02% +12.19%
10th Percentile £15.75 £10.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.25 £20.25
% change year-on-year -5.38% +14.81% -10.00%

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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 August 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
Thames Valley +14 5 £438 +16.67% 1
Buckinghamshire +20 3 £438 +16.67% 1
West Sussex +19 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £438 -
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England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) User Experience
2 3 (42.86%) Wireframes
2 3 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (42.86%) Sketch
2 3 (42.86%) Zeplin
3 2 (28.57%) Design Thinking
3 2 (28.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 2 (28.57%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (28.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (28.57%) InVision
3 2 (28.57%) React
3 2 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
3 2 (28.57%) Adobe
3 2 (28.57%) JUnit
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) JSON
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Web 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 1 (14.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Sketch
1 3 (42.86%) Zeplin
2 2 (28.57%) InVision
3 1 (14.29%) UserZoom
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Axure RP
1 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (28.57%) JUnit
1 2 (28.57%) RSpec
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
2 1 (14.29%) git-flow
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 2 (28.57%) Games
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Designer
2 2 (28.57%) Junior
2 2 (28.57%) Junior Designer
2 2 (28.57%) React Developer
2 2 (28.57%) UI Designer
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Developer in Test
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Developer
3 1 (14.29%) UI Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) User Experience Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) CSS
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) JSON
2 2 (28.57%) React
3 1 (14.29%) CSS3
3 1 (14.29%) Enzyme
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
3 1 (14.29%) Jest
3 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (42.86%) Wireframes
3 2 (28.57%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (28.57%) Design Thinking
3 2 (28.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
3 2 (28.57%) Web Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (14.29%) SDET
4 1 (14.29%) Ticket Management
4 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Adobe