Period
to 2 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Accessibility skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Accessibility over the 6 months to 2 August 2021 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.

Accessibility (a11y)
UK
6 months to
2 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 186 211 275
Rank change year-on-year +25 +64 -15
Contract jobs citing Accessibility 1,048 466 928
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.45% 1.28% 1.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.72% 11.31% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 290 588
10th Percentile £315 £306 £325
25th Percentile £400 £384 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £466
Median % change year-on-year - +1.93% +9.65%
75th Percentile £550 £550 £525
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -2.22% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 12
10th Percentile £20.40 £19.50 £11.41
25th Percentile £23.75 £30.03 £20.83
Median hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £30.50
Median % change year-on-year -21.54% +6.56% +71.66%
75th Percentile £33.75 £47.88 £62.25
90th Percentile £33.90 £53.60 £69.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £31.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -18.40% -13.19% +166.62%

Accessibility 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 with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 8,939 4,121 10,308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.40% 11.34% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,969 2,592 6,523
10th Percentile £265 £263 £250
25th Percentile £375 £362 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £474 £450
Median % change year-on-year +0.26% +5.28% -
75th Percentile £588 £573 £550
90th Percentile £675 £645 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £436 £425
% change year-on-year -2.52% +2.59% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 188 416
10th Percentile £11.36 £12.50 £10.80
25th Percentile £14.00 £17.20 £14.45
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.91 £21.11
Median % change year-on-year -8.34% +8.51% +1.87%
75th Percentile £40.54 £43.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £62.05 £53.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -15.56% +2.27% +10.00%

Accessibility
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Accessibility as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Accessibility in the UK

Accessibility
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Accessibility.

Daily rate trend for Accessibility in the UK

Accessibility
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Accessibility over the 6 months to 2 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Accessibility in the UK

Accessibility
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Accessibility.

Hourly rate trend for Accessibility in the UK

Accessibility
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Accessibility within the UK over the 6 months to 2 August 2021. 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
England +7 746 £475 - 206
UK excluding London +41 432 £440 -2.22% 138
London -17 425 £500 - 83
Work from Home -67 316 £495 +17.86% 41
Scotland +27 148 £425 -14.14% 9
North of England -7 103 £445 -10.10% 38
South East -20 59 £450 -5.26% 31
Yorkshire +16 54 £438 -18.60% 11
South West +4 40 £423 +14.58% 20
Midlands -46 39 £450 - 25
North West -30 37 £450 -2.70% 18
West Midlands -31 31 £520 +12.43% 19
East of England +4 30 £475 -2.56% 8
Wales -1 12 £413 -10.81% 6
North East -5 12 £413 -19.90% 9
East Midlands -31 8 £374 +17.61% 6
Northern Ireland -5 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 2 August 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Accessibility 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 with a requirement for Accessibility.

1 602 (57.44%) Agile Software Development
2 421 (40.17%) JavaScript
3 415 (39.60%) User Experience
4 388 (37.02%) HTML
5 382 (36.45%) CSS
6 283 (27.00%) React
7 232 (22.14%) User Research
8 205 (19.56%) Test Automation
9 193 (18.42%) Node.js
10 186 (17.75%) Prototyping
11 184 (17.56%) DevOps
12 182 (17.37%) Public Sector
13 173 (16.51%) Git (software)
14 172 (16.41%) Java
15 170 (16.22%) Front End Development
16 167 (15.94%) TypeScript
17 164 (15.65%) AWS
18 154 (14.69%) Social Skills
19 147 (14.03%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
20 136 (12.98%) Azure
20 136 (12.98%) TDD
21 127 (12.12%) Wireframes
22 126 (12.02%) Analytics
23 123 (11.74%) HTML5
24 122 (11.64%) Adobe
25 121 (11.55%) WCAG
26 117 (11.16%) Problem-Solving
27 114 (10.88%) Service Design
28 112 (10.69%) AngularJS
28 112 (10.69%) Sass

Accessibility
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 78 (7.44%) CMS
2 36 (3.44%) Elasticsearch
3 31 (2.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 26 (2.48%) Confluence
5 23 (2.19%) WordPress
6 18 (1.72%) SharePoint
7 16 (1.53%) Drupal
8 13 (1.24%) IBM Domino
8 13 (1.24%) Jadu
9 12 (1.15%) Umbraco
10 9 (0.86%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.57%) Headless CMS
12 5 (0.48%) Apache
12 5 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.38%) Moodle
14 3 (0.29%) IIS
14 3 (0.29%) Kentico
15 2 (0.19%) GeoServer
15 2 (0.19%) Jupyter
15 2 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 94 (8.97%) Sketch
2 43 (4.10%) InVision
2 43 (4.10%) Photoshop
3 41 (3.91%) Zeplin
4 34 (3.24%) Adobe XD
5 27 (2.58%) Figma
6 22 (2.10%) Adobe Illustrator
7 13 (1.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 10 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (0.76%) Chatbot
10 6 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
11 5 (0.48%) UXPin
12 4 (0.38%) Marvel
12 4 (0.38%) MS Visio
13 3 (0.29%) GIMP
14 2 (0.19%) InDesign
14 2 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.095%) Adobe After Effects
15 1 (0.095%) Adobe Premiere
15 1 (0.095%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 23 (2.19%) Magento
2 11 (1.05%) Shopify
3 7 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.29%) SDL Web 8
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.19%) Q-Pulse
6 1 (0.095%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.095%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 164 (15.65%) AWS
2 136 (12.98%) Azure
3 98 (9.35%) Serverless
4 80 (7.63%) AWS Lambda
5 78 (7.44%) GitHub
6 74 (7.06%) Amazon S3
7 55 (5.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 42 (4.01%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 35 (3.34%) OpenShift
10 29 (2.77%) npm
11 27 (2.58%) GCP
12 26 (2.48%) Google Analytics
13 24 (2.29%) BrowserStack
14 22 (2.10%) Heroku
15 14 (1.34%) Power Platform
16 13 (1.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 13 (1.24%) Sauce Labs
16 13 (1.24%) Trello
17 9 (0.86%) Azure Logic Apps
17 9 (0.86%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.05%) HTTP
2 14 (1.34%) Internet
3 13 (1.24%) Intranet
4 9 (0.86%) SSL
5 8 (0.76%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.48%) DNS
7 4 (0.38%) DSL
8 3 (0.29%) Broadband
9 2 (0.19%) Firewall
9 2 (0.19%) VPN
9 2 (0.19%) WAN
10 1 (0.095%) DHCP
10 1 (0.095%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.095%) FDDI
10 1 (0.095%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.095%) IMAP
10 1 (0.095%) LAN
10 1 (0.095%) SMTP
10 1 (0.095%) SSH
10 1 (0.095%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (7.92%) PostgreSQL
2 62 (5.92%) Amazon Aurora
3 55 (5.25%) MongoDB
4 45 (4.29%) NoSQL
5 23 (2.19%) SQL Server
6 17 (1.62%) MySQL
7 16 (1.53%) Redis
8 15 (1.43%) Oracle Database
9 14 (1.34%) Neo4j
9 14 (1.34%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.05%) Informix
11 8 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.57%) Power BI
13 5 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.38%) MS Access
14 4 (0.38%) Spatial Data
15 3 (0.29%) Metadata
15 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 173 (16.51%) Git (software)
2 101 (9.64%) Jenkins
3 79 (7.54%) JIRA
4 75 (7.16%) webpack
5 62 (5.92%) Selenium
6 56 (5.34%) Cypress.io
7 48 (4.58%) Cucumber
8 47 (4.48%) gulp
9 41 (3.91%) Axure RP
10 39 (3.72%) Jasmine
10 39 (3.72%) JMeter
10 39 (3.72%) Maven
11 34 (3.24%) JUnit
12 32 (3.05%) Grunt
13 31 (2.96%) WebDriver
14 29 (2.77%) Postman
15 22 (2.10%) Bitbucket
16 21 (2.00%) GitLab
16 21 (2.00%) Mocha
17 17 (1.62%) TeamCity
General
1 182 (17.37%) Public Sector
2 154 (14.69%) Social Skills
3 106 (10.11%) Finance
4 88 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (4.20%) Banking
6 43 (4.10%) Retail
7 41 (3.91%) Legal
8 36 (3.44%) Marketing
9 33 (3.15%) Influencing Skills
10 28 (2.67%) Publishing
11 23 (2.19%) Presentation Skills
12 22 (2.10%) Telecoms
13 20 (1.91%) Law
14 15 (1.43%) Organisational Skills
15 11 (1.05%) Multimedia
16 9 (0.86%) Documentation Skills
17 8 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.76%) Retail Banking
18 5 (0.48%) Financial Institution
19 4 (0.38%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 345 (32.92%) Developer
2 298 (28.44%) Designer
3 103 (9.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 98 (9.35%) UX Designer
5 69 (6.58%) UI Designer
6 62 (5.92%) React Developer
7 57 (5.44%) Content Designer
8 56 (5.34%) User Researcher
9 49 (4.68%) Interaction Designer
10 41 (3.91%) Senior Developer
11 40 (3.82%) Analyst
12 38 (3.63%) Test Engineer
13 33 (3.15%) Architect
13 33 (3.15%) Full Stack Developer
14 32 (3.05%) UI Developer
15 31 (2.96%) Tester
16 29 (2.77%) JavaScript Developer
16 29 (2.77%) Senior Designer
17 27 (2.58%) Software Engineer
18 24 (2.29%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 388 (37.02%) HTML
2 382 (36.45%) CSS
3 283 (27.00%) React
4 193 (18.42%) Node.js
5 123 (11.74%) HTML5
6 112 (10.69%) AngularJS
6 112 (10.69%) Sass
7 102 (9.73%) CSS3
8 81 (7.73%) REST
9 70 (6.68%) GraphQL
10 69 (6.58%) RESTful
11 67 (6.39%) Jest
12 59 (5.63%) Redux
12 59 (5.63%) Spring
13 48 (4.58%) jQuery
14 46 (4.39%) .NET
14 46 (4.39%) Spring Boot
15 39 (3.72%) Vue.js
16 37 (3.53%) JSON
16 37 (3.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 415 (39.60%) User Experience
2 87 (8.30%) Mobile App
3 55 (5.25%) W3C
4 44 (4.20%) Legacy Systems
5 34 (3.24%) NHS
6 31 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
7 30 (2.86%) Data Structures
8 22 (2.10%) Algorithms
8 22 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (2.00%) Social Media
10 18 (1.72%) Management Information System
11 16 (1.53%) Cloud Native
12 10 (0.95%) Animation
13 8 (0.76%) Blog
13 8 (0.76%) N-Tier
14 7 (0.67%) Graphic Design
15 6 (0.57%) LIMS
15 6 (0.57%) Motion Graphics
15 6 (0.57%) Taxonomies
16 5 (0.48%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 65 (6.20%) Apple iOS
2 62 (5.92%) Android
3 33 (3.15%) Linux
4 20 (1.91%) Unix
5 10 (0.95%) Windows
6 5 (0.48%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.19%) Solaris
10 1 (0.095%) AIX
10 1 (0.095%) Debian
10 1 (0.095%) HPUX
10 1 (0.095%) Slackware
10 1 (0.095%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.095%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 602 (57.44%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (22.14%) User Research
3 205 (19.56%) Test Automation
4 186 (17.75%) Prototyping
5 184 (17.56%) DevOps
6 170 (16.22%) Front End Development
7 147 (14.03%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 136 (12.98%) TDD
9 127 (12.12%) Wireframes
10 126 (12.02%) Analytics
11 117 (11.16%) Problem-Solving
12 114 (10.88%) Service Design
13 107 (10.21%) Full Stack Development
14 96 (9.16%) Software Engineering
15 95 (9.06%) Microservices
16 94 (8.97%) Mentoring
17 92 (8.78%) Scrum
17 92 (8.78%) Unit Testing
18 90 (8.59%) Continuous Integration
19 79 (7.54%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 421 (40.17%) JavaScript
2 172 (16.41%) Java
3 167 (15.94%) TypeScript
4 81 (7.73%) Python
5 70 (6.68%) ES6
6 58 (5.53%) C#
7 56 (5.34%) SQL
8 38 (3.63%) PHP
9 26 (2.48%) Java 11
10 17 (1.62%) Scala
11 15 (1.43%) Java 8
12 11 (1.05%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.05%) Shell Script
13 10 (0.95%) Groovy
14 9 (0.86%) Kotlin
15 7 (0.67%) ES7
16 4 (0.38%) Apple Swift
16 4 (0.38%) C++
16 4 (0.38%) JSX
16 4 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 92 (8.78%) Security Cleared
2 65 (6.20%) SC Cleared
3 42 (4.01%) Degree
4 31 (2.96%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (1.43%) ISTQB
6 11 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.38%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.38%) ISEB
8 4 (0.38%) Postgraduate
9 3 (0.29%) CCA
10 2 (0.19%) MBA
11 1 (0.095%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.095%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.095%) MCIPD
11 1 (0.095%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (11.55%) WCAG
2 62 (5.92%) QA
3 23 (2.19%) GDPR
4 12 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.76%) PMO
6 5 (0.48%) WAI
7 3 (0.29%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.095%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.095%) Section 508
System Software
1 76 (7.25%) Docker
2 5 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.29%) Varnish
4 1 (0.095%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.095%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 53 (5.06%) Grafana
2 35 (3.34%) Kubernetes
3 21 (2.00%) Kibana
4 13 (1.24%) Graphite
5 10 (0.95%) Terraform
6 2 (0.19%) Ansible
7 1 (0.095%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.095%) Istio
7 1 (0.095%) Nagios
7 1 (0.095%) SCCM
Vendors
1 122 (11.64%) Adobe
2 41 (3.91%) Google
3 32 (3.05%) Microsoft
3 32 (3.05%) Oracle
4 19 (1.81%) Splunk
5 13 (1.24%) hybris
5 13 (1.24%) Xerox
6 12 (1.15%) IBM
7 11 (1.05%) New Relic
8 8 (0.76%) Pega
8 8 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (0.76%) SAP
8 8 (0.76%) ServiceNow
9 7 (0.67%) Sitecore
10 6 (0.57%) Hotjar
10 6 (0.57%) HP
11 5 (0.48%) Brio
11 5 (0.48%) Openreach
11 5 (0.48%) Perfecto Mobile
12 4 (0.38%) Atlassian