Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 2018 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 368 365 350
Rank change year-on-year -3 -15 -
Contract jobs citing WCAG 15 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.088% 0.030% 0.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.70% 0.23% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
South East median daily rate £400 £288 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.13% -17.86% -
10th Percentile £375 £225 £324
90th Percentile £425 £350 £376
England median daily rate £415 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +5.73% +4.67% -3.23%
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 2,137 2,190 1,989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.57% 13.07% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,240 1,320 1,149
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £225 £231 £220
90th Percentile £600 £573 £566
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 66 102
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £18.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.00% +38.70% -16.36%
10th Percentile £11.50 £13.00 £11.29
90th Percentile £47.06 £50.39 £44.88
England median hourly rate £20.04 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.58% -6.67% +2.27%

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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 12 December 2018. 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 10 - - 1
Surrey - 4 £400 -
Thames Valley +1 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
WCAG
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) TDD
2 10 (66.67%) Selenium
2 10 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 10 (66.67%) Scala
2 10 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 8 (53.33%) HTML
4 7 (46.67%) JUnit
4 7 (46.67%) CSS
4 7 (46.67%) Games
4 7 (46.67%) JSON
4 7 (46.67%) RSpec
4 7 (46.67%) WebDriver
4 7 (46.67%) Web Testing
4 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
4 7 (46.67%) Cucumber
4 7 (46.67%) Test Strategy
4 7 (46.67%) Defect Tracking
4 7 (46.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (46.67%) User Stories
4 7 (46.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 7 (46.67%) Acceptance Criteria
5 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 4 (26.67%) AngularJS
6 4 (26.67%) QA
6 4 (26.67%) Scrum
6 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (26.67%) Front End Development
7 3 (20.00%) SOLID
7 3 (20.00%) SDET

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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 3 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (6.67%) CMS
2 1 (6.67%) EPiServer
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (20.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 10 (66.67%) Selenium
2 7 (46.67%) Cucumber
2 7 (46.67%) JUnit
2 7 (46.67%) RSpec
2 7 (46.67%) WebDriver
3 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket
4 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 7 (46.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 4 (26.67%) Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Test Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Developer in Test
3 3 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Test Automation Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Content Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Web Content Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) HTML
2 7 (46.67%) CSS
2 7 (46.67%) JSON
3 4 (26.67%) AngularJS
4 3 (20.00%) .NET
4 3 (20.00%) .NET Core
4 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (20.00%) Entity Framework
4 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
4 3 (20.00%) jQuery
4 3 (20.00%) Node.js
4 3 (20.00%) Nunjucks
4 3 (20.00%) Play Framework
4 3 (20.00%) Sass
4 3 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (6.67%) HTML5
5 1 (6.67%) React
5 1 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Smartphone
1 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Android
1 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) TDD
2 10 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 7 (46.67%) Acceptance Criteria
3 7 (46.67%) Defect Tracking
3 7 (46.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
3 7 (46.67%) Test Strategy
3 7 (46.67%) User Stories
3 7 (46.67%) Web Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Front End Development
5 4 (26.67%) Scrum
6 3 (20.00%) Microservices
6 3 (20.00%) MVC
6 3 (20.00%) OO
6 3 (20.00%) SDET
6 3 (20.00%) SOLID
6 3 (20.00%) Thought Leadership
6 3 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) Scala
2 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Google
2 1 (6.67%) Atlassian