The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
England / South West
Rank 134 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing WCAG 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.12% - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.85% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £338 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £370 £125
% change year-on-year -13.51% +196.00%  
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 West with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 355 410 414
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 13.79% 14.13% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 266 262
Median daily rate £375 £381 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.63% -12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £541 £673
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 21
Median hourly rate £27.88 £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.63% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £23.10 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £41.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% +41.37%  

WCAG
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

WCAG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WCAG in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for WCAG in the South West

WCAG
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Devon - 3 £338 -
WCAG
England

WCAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 West region with a requirement for WCAG.

1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) RESTful
2 3 (75.00%) SQLAlchemy
2 3 (75.00%) CSS3
2 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (75.00%) Docker
2 3 (75.00%) Flask
2 3 (75.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Subversion
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) J2EE
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) OOA/OOD
2 3 (75.00%) OO
2 3 (75.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) OOD
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (25.00%) Scala
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills

WCAG
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (75.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) CSS3
1 3 (75.00%) Flask
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) J2EE
1 3 (75.00%) RESTful
1 3 (75.00%) SQLAlchemy
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) Play Framework
3 1 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 3 (75.00%) OO
2 3 (75.00%) OOA/OOD
2 3 (75.00%) OOD
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Docker