Period
to 2 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 2 April 2020 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 470 561 603
Rank change year-on-year +91 +42 -21
Contract jobs citing WCAG 58 87 40
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.17% 0.17% 0.076%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.61% 1.51% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 52 33
Median daily rate £400 £450 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -3.74% +42.21%
10th Percentile £267 £316 £363
90th Percentile £545 £500 £588
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +32.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £17.63 -
UK 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 UK excluding London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 3,593 5,780 6,786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 10.33% 11.16% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,023 3,466 4,095
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £213 £228
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 272 261
Median hourly rate £22.55 £20.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.36% -19.02% +19.22%
10th Percentile £13.04 £10.62 £11.38
90th Percentile £52.35 £49.18 £57.50
Median hourly rate £24.37 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.77% -2.22% +4.65%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing WCAG as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for WCAG in the UK excluding London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WCAG in the UK excluding London.

Daily rate trend for WCAG in the UK excluding London

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Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WCAG in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WCAG in the UK excluding London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WCAG in the UK excluding London.

Hourly rate trend for WCAG in the UK excluding London

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Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCAG within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 2 April 2020. 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
Scotland +32 15 £365 +0.34%
North of England +59 11 £400 -13.04% 2
South East +64 9 £425 -10.53% 3
South West +45 9 £400 -10.11% 2
Midlands +65 7 £330 -5.71% 3
East Midlands - 6 £318 - 3
Yorkshire +46 5 £458 +18.06%
North East +12 4 £400 -16.67%
Wales - 3 £365 -
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
North West +23 2 £456 +1.39% 2
West Midlands +48 1 £550 +57.14%
East of England +26 1 £450 +28.57% 2
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UK

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for WCAG.

1 46 (79.31%) CSS
2 45 (77.59%) JavaScript
2 45 (77.59%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (72.41%) HTML
4 37 (63.79%) Git (software)
5 36 (62.07%) HTML5
5 36 (62.07%) Front End Development
6 35 (60.34%) Sass
7 32 (55.17%) CSS3
8 27 (46.55%) User Experience
9 25 (43.10%) Node.js
10 19 (32.76%) AngularJS
10 19 (32.76%) Grunt
10 19 (32.76%) Test Automation
10 19 (32.76%) jQuery
10 19 (32.76%) Scrum
11 16 (27.59%) Web Development
11 16 (27.59%) Microservices
11 16 (27.59%) Mentoring
11 16 (27.59%) Public Sector
12 15 (25.86%) REST
12 15 (25.86%) Cucumber
12 15 (25.86%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (25.86%) JSON
12 15 (25.86%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (24.14%) Selenium
13 14 (24.14%) WAI
13 14 (24.14%) Analytics
13 14 (24.14%) DevOps
14 13 (22.41%) Jenkins

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 9 (15.52%) CMS
2 5 (8.62%) Drupal
3 4 (6.90%) Umbraco
4 3 (5.17%) Confluence
5 1 (1.72%) Kentico
5 1 (1.72%) SAS
5 1 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Sketch
2 6 (10.34%) Photoshop
3 2 (3.45%) InVision
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Magento
1 1 (1.72%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.97%) GitHub
2 10 (17.24%) Google Analytics
3 3 (5.17%) npm
3 3 (5.17%) Slack
4 2 (3.45%) Azure
4 2 (3.45%) BrowserStack
4 2 (3.45%) Yarn
5 1 (1.72%) Azure Functions
5 1 (1.72%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.97%) HTTP
1 11 (18.97%) SSL
1 11 (18.97%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.45%) Internet
3 1 (1.72%) Broadband
3 1 (1.72%) Intranet
3 1 (1.72%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) GIS
2 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.72%) Cosmos DB
2 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 37 (63.79%) Git (software)
2 19 (32.76%) Grunt
3 15 (25.86%) Cucumber
4 14 (24.14%) Selenium
5 13 (22.41%) Jenkins
6 12 (20.69%) Gatling
6 12 (20.69%) JUnit
7 9 (15.52%) Subversion
8 7 (12.07%) gulp
8 7 (12.07%) webpack
9 6 (10.34%) Jasmine
10 5 (8.62%) git-flow
11 4 (6.90%) Axure RP
11 4 (6.90%) Karma Test Runner
12 3 (5.17%) Gradle
12 3 (5.17%) JIRA
13 2 (3.45%) Burp Suite
13 2 (3.45%) HP UFT
13 2 (3.45%) LoadRunner
13 2 (3.45%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (27.59%) Public Sector
2 5 (8.62%) Marketing
3 2 (3.45%) Publishing
4 1 (1.72%) Back Office
4 1 (1.72%) Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Finance
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
4 1 (1.72%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 38 (65.52%) Developer
2 26 (44.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 14 (24.14%) Designer
4 11 (18.97%) UI Designer
5 8 (13.79%) UI Developer
6 7 (12.07%) Interface Designer
6 7 (12.07%) Senior Developer
6 7 (12.07%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 6 (10.34%) Angular Developer
7 6 (10.34%) React Developer
8 4 (6.90%) Web Developer
9 3 (5.17%) HTML CSS Developer
9 3 (5.17%) HTML Developer
9 3 (5.17%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (5.17%) Test Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 2 (3.45%) Node.js Developer
10 2 (3.45%) Senior Web Developer
10 2 (3.45%) User Researcher
10 2 (3.45%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (79.31%) CSS
2 42 (72.41%) HTML
3 36 (62.07%) HTML5
4 35 (60.34%) Sass
5 32 (55.17%) CSS3
6 25 (43.10%) Node.js
7 19 (32.76%) AngularJS
7 19 (32.76%) jQuery
8 15 (25.86%) JSON
8 15 (25.86%) REST
9 11 (18.97%) Play Framework
9 11 (18.97%) XML
10 10 (17.24%) Gherkin
10 10 (17.24%) Redux
11 9 (15.52%) React
12 6 (10.34%) RESTful
13 5 (8.62%) Angular 2
13 5 (8.62%) OpenID
14 4 (6.90%) Ionic Framework
14 4 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 27 (46.55%) User Experience
2 11 (18.97%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (13.79%) W3C
4 4 (6.90%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.72%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (77.59%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (62.07%) Front End Development
3 19 (32.76%) Scrum
3 19 (32.76%) Test Automation
4 16 (27.59%) Mentoring
4 16 (27.59%) Microservices
4 16 (27.59%) Web Development
5 15 (25.86%) Continuous Improvement
5 15 (25.86%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (24.14%) Analytics
6 14 (24.14%) DevOps
7 13 (22.41%) Kanban
7 13 (22.41%) OO
8 11 (18.97%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
8 11 (18.97%) TDD
9 10 (17.24%) Lean Software Development
9 10 (17.24%) Line Management
9 10 (17.24%) Open Source
10 8 (13.79%) BDD
10 8 (13.79%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 45 (77.59%) JavaScript
2 12 (20.69%) Scala
3 5 (8.62%) ES6
3 5 (8.62%) Java
4 4 (6.90%) SQL
4 4 (6.90%) TypeScript
5 2 (3.45%) C#
6 1 (1.72%) C
6 1 (1.72%) ES7
6 1 (1.72%) Kotlin
6 1 (1.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) ISTQB
1 3 (5.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (24.14%) WAI
2 2 (3.45%) Actionable Recommendations
2 2 (3.45%) GDPR
2 2 (3.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (17.24%) Grafana
1 10 (17.24%) Kibana
2 2 (3.45%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) Google
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle
3 1 (1.72%) Informatica
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.72%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.72%) WooCommerce