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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 23 May 2022 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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 197 176 228
Rank change year-on-year -21 +52 +36
Contract jobs citing Accessibility 1,210 862 561
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.40% 1.48% 1.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.51% 12.09% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 838 616 343
10th Percentile £363 £289 £294
25th Percentile £426 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £455 £475
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.21% +2.70%
75th Percentile £588 £538 £538
90th Percentile £663 £600 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £445 £450
% change year-on-year +12.36% -1.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 17
10th Percentile £20.53 £19.29 £21.75
25th Percentile £29.12 £23.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate £75.00 £25.50 £31.94
Median % change year-on-year +194.12% -20.16% +52.10%
75th Percentile £77.50 £27.73 £47.75
90th Percentile £81.00 £38.75 £52.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £75.00 £25.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year +194.12% -18.40% +77.30%

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 11,518 7,129 5,272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.28% 12.23% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,904 4,769 3,291
10th Percentile £295 £263 £250
25th Percentile £405 £365 £355
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £515 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.42% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £561
90th Percentile £719 £660 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 299 235
10th Percentile £12.04 £11.36 £12.90
25th Percentile £16.44 £14.01 £17.50
Median hourly rate £31.00 £21.00 £23.00
Median % change year-on-year +47.62% -8.70% +5.75%
75th Percentile £50.77 £38.75 £47.50
90th Percentile £69.02 £52.50 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.25% -6.67% -1.81%

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 23 May 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Accessibility over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Accessibility in the UK

Accessibility
Top 16 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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -23 806 £525 +10.53% 138
Work from Home +9 765 £513 +14.07% 55
London -21 466 £550 +14.58% 67
UK excluding London -61 372 £500 +12.36% 79
North of England -22 128 £500 +17.65% 29
Scotland -2 123 £504 +13.15% 10
North West +5 78 £500 - 18
Midlands -25 52 £500 +14.29% 9
Yorkshire -37 43 £520 +90.83% 9
South East -46 43 £519 +18.57% 13
West Midlands -30 37 £547 +20.37% 8
East Midlands -11 16 £488 +35.42% 1
South West -38 15 £488 +18.18% 12
Wales -19 10 £450 -1.64% 2
North East -11 9 £500 +53.26% 2
East of England -44 6 £408 -14.21% 4

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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.

1 789 (65.21%) Agile
2 455 (37.60%) User Experience
3 396 (32.73%) HTML
4 382 (31.57%) Public Sector
5 369 (30.50%) JavaScript
6 349 (28.84%) CSS
7 324 (26.78%) User Research
8 292 (24.13%) Social Skills
9 245 (20.25%) Prototyping
10 243 (20.08%) Front End Development
11 220 (18.18%) Test Automation
12 218 (18.02%) Scrum
13 214 (17.69%) UX Design
13 214 (17.69%) DevOps
14 210 (17.36%) React
15 199 (16.45%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
16 194 (16.03%) Service Design
17 180 (14.88%) Java
18 171 (14.13%) WCAG
19 163 (13.47%) Problem-Solving
20 161 (13.31%) AWS
21 160 (13.22%) Git (software)
22 158 (13.06%) CI/CD
23 152 (12.56%) Jenkins
24 150 (12.40%) Azure
25 141 (11.65%) Analytics
26 140 (11.57%) TDD
27 138 (11.40%) Web Development
28 132 (10.91%) Finance
28 132 (10.91%) Mobile App

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
1 110 (9.09%) CMS
2 79 (6.53%) Confluence
3 33 (2.73%) SharePoint
4 30 (2.48%) Sitecore CMS
5 22 (1.82%) Drupal
6 16 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (0.99%) WordPress
8 9 (0.74%) Umbraco
9 8 (0.66%) GeoServer
10 7 (0.58%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.33%) Headless CMS
13 3 (0.25%) Apache
13 3 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
13 3 (0.25%) SAS
13 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.17%) Documentum
14 2 (0.17%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.17%) IIS
14 2 (0.17%) JBoss
Applications
1 87 (7.19%) Sketch
2 54 (4.46%) InVision
3 31 (2.56%) Adobe XD
4 24 (1.98%) Photoshop
4 24 (1.98%) Zeplin
5 19 (1.57%) Adobe Illustrator
6 17 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
7 14 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 13 (1.07%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 10 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
10 8 (0.66%) UserZoom
11 4 (0.33%) MS Visio
12 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
13 2 (0.17%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.17%) FreeHand
13 2 (0.17%) InDesign
13 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
14 1 (0.083%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.083%) Chatbot
14 1 (0.083%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 15 (1.24%) Shopify
2 8 (0.66%) Magento
3 5 (0.41%) Oracle SCM
4 3 (0.25%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.17%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 161 (13.31%) AWS
2 150 (12.40%) Azure
3 99 (8.18%) GitHub
4 70 (5.79%) Figma
5 65 (5.37%) Serverless
6 61 (5.04%) Amazon S3
7 41 (3.39%) OpenShift
8 38 (3.14%) Power Platform
9 37 (3.06%) AWS Lambda
10 32 (2.64%) Google Analytics
11 30 (2.48%) AWS CloudFormation
12 27 (2.23%) npm
13 23 (1.90%) Microsoft 365
14 21 (1.74%) Slack
15 18 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
16 16 (1.32%) Amazon EKS
17 15 (1.24%) BrowserStack
18 14 (1.16%) Azure Data Factory
19 13 (1.07%) Azure Functions
19 13 (1.07%) Miro
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.31%) HTTP
2 23 (1.90%) Intranet
3 19 (1.57%) Internet
4 9 (0.74%) DNS
4 9 (0.74%) HTTPS
4 9 (0.74%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.50%) Firewall
6 4 (0.33%) SSL
7 3 (0.25%) Broadband
7 3 (0.25%) DMZ
7 3 (0.25%) WAN
8 2 (0.17%) LAN
8 2 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.083%) DHCP
9 1 (0.083%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (7.85%) MongoDB
2 54 (4.46%) NoSQL
3 52 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
4 49 (4.05%) SQL Server
5 36 (2.98%) Relational Database
6 34 (2.81%) Amazon Aurora
6 34 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (2.40%) Power BI
8 25 (2.07%) Metadata
9 17 (1.40%) Data Lake
10 16 (1.32%) Oracle Database
11 15 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
11 15 (1.24%) Data Mining
12 14 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
13 13 (1.07%) Big Data
13 13 (1.07%) SQLite
14 12 (0.99%) DB2
15 10 (0.83%) RDBMS
16 8 (0.66%) MS Access
16 8 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 160 (13.22%) Git (software)
2 152 (12.56%) Jenkins
3 128 (10.58%) JIRA
4 76 (6.28%) Selenium
5 74 (6.12%) Cucumber
6 46 (3.80%) Axure RP
7 40 (3.31%) Postman
8 38 (3.14%) webpack
9 35 (2.89%) Cypress.io
9 35 (2.89%) JUnit
9 35 (2.89%) Maven
10 31 (2.56%) GitLab
11 26 (2.15%) gulp
11 26 (2.15%) JMeter
11 26 (2.15%) SonarQube
11 26 (2.15%) Visual Studio
12 24 (1.98%) Jasmine
12 24 (1.98%) REST Assured
12 24 (1.98%) WebDriver
13 23 (1.90%) Storybook
General
1 382 (31.57%) Public Sector
2 292 (24.13%) Social Skills
3 132 (10.91%) Finance
4 106 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
5 64 (5.29%) Publishing
6 51 (4.21%) Legal
7 45 (3.72%) Banking
8 42 (3.47%) Influencing Skills
9 40 (3.31%) Marketing
9 40 (3.31%) Retail
10 33 (2.73%) Presentation Skills
11 21 (1.74%) Telecoms
12 17 (1.40%) Games
12 17 (1.40%) Multimedia
13 16 (1.32%) Retail Banking
14 13 (1.07%) Organisational Skills
15 11 (0.91%) Manufacturing
16 10 (0.83%) Military
16 10 (0.83%) Police
17 9 (0.74%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 348 (28.76%) Developer
2 320 (26.45%) Designer
3 136 (11.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 113 (9.34%) UX Designer
5 98 (8.10%) User Researcher
6 88 (7.27%) Interaction Designer
7 52 (4.30%) Content Designer
7 52 (4.30%) Senior Designer
8 47 (3.88%) React Developer
8 47 (3.88%) Senior Developer
9 45 (3.72%) Analyst
10 42 (3.47%) UI Designer
11 41 (3.39%) Architect
12 38 (3.14%) Tester
13 33 (2.73%) Scala Developer
14 27 (2.23%) JavaScript Developer
15 25 (2.07%) Full Stack Developer
15 25 (2.07%) Test Engineer
16 24 (1.98%) QA Engineer
16 24 (1.98%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 396 (32.73%) HTML
2 349 (28.84%) CSS
3 210 (17.36%) React
4 124 (10.25%) Node.js
5 120 (9.92%) HTML5
6 103 (8.51%) REST
7 92 (7.60%) CSS3
8 84 (6.94%) Spring
9 81 (6.69%) RESTful
10 76 (6.28%) JSON
11 72 (5.95%) AngularJS
12 69 (5.70%) Sass
13 65 (5.37%) Spring Boot
14 57 (4.71%) Web Services
15 50 (4.13%) Play Framework
16 40 (3.31%) Jest
17 38 (3.14%) Vue.js
18 37 (3.06%) .NET
19 32 (2.64%) Gherkin
20 31 (2.56%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 455 (37.60%) User Experience
2 132 (10.91%) Mobile App
3 50 (4.13%) Legacy Systems
4 41 (3.39%) W3C
5 20 (1.65%) NHS
5 20 (1.65%) Public Cloud
5 20 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (1.32%) Graphic Design
7 15 (1.24%) Animation
7 15 (1.24%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.16%) Social Media
9 13 (1.07%) Data Structures
9 13 (1.07%) Taxonomies
10 12 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
12 9 (0.74%) Reference Data
13 8 (0.66%) Cloud Native
13 8 (0.66%) Data Centre
14 7 (0.58%) Algorithms
15 6 (0.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 67 (5.54%) Apple iOS
2 53 (4.38%) Android
3 38 (3.14%) Unix
4 33 (2.73%) Linux
5 26 (2.15%) Mac OS
6 13 (1.07%) Windows
7 3 (0.25%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.083%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.083%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.083%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 789 (65.21%) Agile
2 324 (26.78%) User Research
3 245 (20.25%) Prototyping
4 243 (20.08%) Front End Development
5 220 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 218 (18.02%) Scrum
7 214 (17.69%) DevOps
7 214 (17.69%) UX Design
8 199 (16.45%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 194 (16.03%) Service Design
10 163 (13.47%) Problem-Solving
11 158 (13.06%) CI/CD
12 141 (11.65%) Analytics
13 140 (11.57%) TDD
14 138 (11.40%) Web Development
15 123 (10.17%) Interaction Design
16 117 (9.67%) User Stories
17 113 (9.34%) Unit Testing
18 109 (9.01%) Decision-Making
18 109 (9.01%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 369 (30.50%) JavaScript
2 180 (14.88%) Java
3 120 (9.92%) TypeScript
4 110 (9.09%) Python
5 76 (6.28%) SQL
6 63 (5.21%) Scala
7 42 (3.47%) C#
8 37 (3.06%) ES6
9 34 (2.81%) Ruby
10 22 (1.82%) PHP
11 19 (1.57%) Groovy
12 17 (1.40%) Kotlin
13 14 (1.16%) Apple Swift
14 12 (0.99%) Go
15 10 (0.83%) Bash
16 7 (0.58%) Shell Script
17 6 (0.50%) Ada
17 6 (0.50%) C
17 6 (0.50%) R
18 4 (0.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 123 (10.17%) Security Cleared
2 100 (8.26%) SC Cleared
3 60 (4.96%) Degree
4 38 (3.14%) BPSS Clearance
5 16 (1.32%) ISTQB
6 9 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.58%) ISEB
8 6 (0.50%) PMP
9 5 (0.41%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.41%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.25%) CCA
11 3 (0.25%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.17%) CSPO
12 2 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.17%) MCP
12 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.083%) HND
13 1 (0.083%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (14.13%) WCAG
2 115 (9.50%) QA
3 13 (1.07%) GDPR
4 10 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.50%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.41%) WAI
7 3 (0.25%) PMO
7 3 (0.25%) SLA
8 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.17%) NIST
9 1 (0.083%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.083%) Section 508
System Software
1 77 (6.36%) Docker
2 4 (0.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.083%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 34 (2.81%) Grafana
2 29 (2.40%) Terraform
3 22 (1.82%) Kubernetes
4 13 (1.07%) Kibana
5 11 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.33%) Ansible
7 3 (0.25%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.25%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (0.25%) SCCM
8 2 (0.17%) systemd
9 1 (0.083%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.083%) CA Service Virtualization
9 1 (0.083%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.083%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 85 (7.02%) Microsoft
2 81 (6.69%) Adobe
3 78 (6.45%) Mercator
4 64 (5.29%) Google
5 49 (4.05%) Oracle
6 35 (2.89%) Sitecore
7 22 (1.82%) Splunk
8 18 (1.49%) SAP
9 17 (1.40%) AppDynamics
9 17 (1.40%) Apple
10 16 (1.32%) hybris
11 14 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (1.07%) Atlassian
13 9 (0.74%) BT
14 6 (0.50%) CA
14 6 (0.50%) Citrix
14 6 (0.50%) ForgeRock
14 6 (0.50%) ServiceNow
15 5 (0.41%) Databricks
15 5 (0.41%) Hotjar