Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 180 172 249
Rank change year-on-year -8 +77 +18
Contract jobs citing Accessibility 1,279 514 910
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.51% 1.61% 1.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.94% 13.53% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 965 345 572
10th Percentile £350 £310 £313
25th Percentile £408 £394 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +4.05%
75th Percentile £575 £548 £525
90th Percentile £638 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £446 £454 £425
% change year-on-year -1.76% +6.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 13
10th Percentile £20.35 " £12.10
25th Percentile £23.75 " £23.50
Median hourly rate £26.27 £15.00 £25.68
Median % change year-on-year +75.13% -41.59% +10.74%
75th Percentile £34.00 " £53.00
90th Percentile £38.75 " £69.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - £36.00

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 10,710 3,798 9,578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.63% 11.93% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,212 2,431 6,125
10th Percentile £263 £274 £250
25th Percentile £390 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £473 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £688 £650 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +0.57% +2.94% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 153 395
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.14
25th Percentile £12.63 £13.28 £15.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.05 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -4.99% +2.68% +0.38%
75th Percentile £40.00 £45.00 £46.84
90th Percentile £62.25 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.05 £21.42
% change year-on-year -16.86% -1.70% +3.96%

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 25 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Accessibility over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 25 October 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 -31 897 £500 +5.26% 231
UK excluding London -29 512 £446 -1.76% 134
London -39 498 £525 +5.00% 114
Work from Home -41 397 £507 +9.57% 44
Scotland -2 168 £438 -5.41% 10
North of England -31 129 £439 -10.55% 43
South East -48 70 £455 -19.18% 22
Yorkshire +8 69 £438 -7.89% 19
Midlands -73 54 £498 +26.75% 26
North West -44 52 £450 -7.69% 16
South West -17 50 £445 +20.68% 12
West Midlands -50 38 £518 +14.49% 11
East of England -34 26 £475 +58.33% 13
North East -13 14 £406 -22.62% 8
Wales -26 13 £414 -12.89% 6
East Midlands -59 12 £460 +45.34% 15
Northern Ireland - 1 £400 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 734 (57.39%) Agile Software Development
2 480 (37.53%) JavaScript
3 447 (34.95%) HTML
4 445 (34.79%) User Experience
5 438 (34.25%) CSS
6 279 (21.81%) React
7 270 (21.11%) Test Automation
8 260 (20.33%) Public Sector
9 251 (19.62%) User Research
10 237 (18.53%) DevOps
11 222 (17.36%) Java
12 217 (16.97%) Social Skills
13 209 (16.34%) Git (software)
14 207 (16.18%) Prototyping
15 204 (15.95%) Front End Development
16 193 (15.09%) Node.js
17 189 (14.78%) AWS
18 168 (13.14%) Azure
19 166 (12.98%) Analytics
20 164 (12.82%) TypeScript
21 159 (12.43%) WCAG
21 159 (12.43%) Scrum
22 153 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
22 153 (11.96%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
23 152 (11.88%) Service Design
24 150 (11.73%) Wireframes
25 148 (11.57%) HTML5
26 147 (11.49%) TDD
27 141 (11.02%) Adobe
28 140 (10.95%) AngularJS

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
1 113 (8.84%) CMS
2 37 (2.89%) Elasticsearch
3 34 (2.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 34 (2.66%) Confluence
4 33 (2.58%) SharePoint
5 26 (2.03%) WordPress
6 19 (1.49%) Umbraco
7 18 (1.41%) Drupal
7 18 (1.41%) Headless CMS
8 11 (0.86%) IBM Domino
9 10 (0.78%) Jadu
10 9 (0.70%) Moodle
11 8 (0.63%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (0.39%) Apache
12 5 (0.39%) GeoServer
13 4 (0.31%) Kentico
13 4 (0.31%) Totara
14 3 (0.23%) nginx
15 2 (0.16%) IIS
Applications
1 111 (8.68%) Sketch
2 57 (4.46%) Photoshop
3 56 (4.38%) InVision
4 45 (3.52%) Figma
5 34 (2.66%) Zeplin
6 29 (2.27%) Adobe XD
7 27 (2.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 25 (1.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 11 (0.86%) Marvel
9 11 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
10 10 (0.78%) UXPin
11 8 (0.63%) Chatbot
12 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
13 5 (0.39%) MS Visio
14 4 (0.31%) GIMP
14 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
15 3 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
15 3 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
15 3 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 2 (0.16%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 20 (1.56%) Magento
2 8 (0.63%) Shopify
3 4 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.078%) Q-Pulse
5 1 (0.078%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.078%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 189 (14.78%) AWS
2 168 (13.14%) Azure
3 103 (8.05%) GitHub
4 93 (7.27%) Serverless
5 65 (5.08%) AWS Lambda
6 62 (4.85%) Amazon S3
7 54 (4.22%) AWS CloudFormation
8 50 (3.91%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 40 (3.13%) GCP
9 40 (3.13%) Google Analytics
10 37 (2.89%) BrowserStack
11 30 (2.35%) npm
12 29 (2.27%) OpenShift
13 20 (1.56%) Power Platform
14 19 (1.49%) Sauce Labs
15 16 (1.25%) Heroku
16 14 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 14 (1.09%) Trello
17 12 (0.94%) GitHub Actions
18 11 (0.86%) Miro
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.66%) HTTP
2 20 (1.56%) Internet
3 14 (1.09%) Intranet
4 5 (0.39%) DNS
4 5 (0.39%) DSL
4 5 (0.39%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.31%) SSL
6 3 (0.23%) Extranet
7 2 (0.16%) VPN
8 1 (0.078%) Broadband
8 1 (0.078%) DHCP
8 1 (0.078%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.078%) FDDI
8 1 (0.078%) Firewall
8 1 (0.078%) IMAP
8 1 (0.078%) SMTP
8 1 (0.078%) SSH
8 1 (0.078%) WAN
8 1 (0.078%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.078%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (6.57%) MongoDB
2 83 (6.49%) PostgreSQL
3 53 (4.14%) Amazon Aurora
4 51 (3.99%) NoSQL
5 47 (3.67%) SQL Server
6 28 (2.19%) MySQL
7 23 (1.80%) Relational Database
8 21 (1.64%) Oracle Database
9 19 (1.49%) Redis
10 18 (1.41%) Power BI
11 16 (1.25%) Metadata
11 16 (1.25%) Neo4j
12 11 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
13 10 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.55%) GIS
16 6 (0.47%) Informix
16 6 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
17 5 (0.39%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 209 (16.34%) Git (software)
2 136 (10.63%) Jenkins
3 95 (7.43%) JIRA
3 95 (7.43%) Selenium
4 77 (6.02%) Cucumber
5 72 (5.63%) webpack
6 62 (4.85%) Axure RP
7 55 (4.30%) WebDriver
8 52 (4.07%) gulp
9 48 (3.75%) Cypress.io
10 47 (3.67%) JMeter
10 47 (3.67%) JUnit
10 47 (3.67%) Postman
11 40 (3.13%) Bitbucket
12 39 (3.05%) Maven
13 30 (2.35%) GitLab
13 30 (2.35%) Grunt
14 27 (2.11%) Jasmine
15 24 (1.88%) SoapUI
16 23 (1.80%) Gatling
General
1 260 (20.33%) Public Sector
2 217 (16.97%) Social Skills
3 131 (10.24%) Finance
4 92 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (4.85%) Marketing
6 57 (4.46%) Legal
7 52 (4.07%) Retail
8 48 (3.75%) Banking
9 40 (3.13%) Influencing Skills
10 38 (2.97%) Publishing
10 38 (2.97%) Telecoms
11 32 (2.50%) Presentation Skills
12 19 (1.49%) Multimedia
13 14 (1.09%) Manufacturing
14 13 (1.02%) Electronics
14 13 (1.02%) Organisational Skills
15 12 (0.94%) Law
16 9 (0.70%) Games
16 9 (0.70%) Military
16 9 (0.70%) Police
Job Titles
1 401 (31.35%) Developer
2 344 (26.90%) Designer
3 128 (10.01%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 122 (9.54%) UX Designer
5 74 (5.79%) User Researcher
6 66 (5.16%) Content Designer
7 62 (4.85%) Interaction Designer
7 62 (4.85%) UI Designer
8 60 (4.69%) Analyst
9 57 (4.46%) Senior Developer
10 53 (4.14%) React Developer
11 42 (3.28%) Test Engineer
12 40 (3.13%) Tester
13 36 (2.81%) Full Stack Developer
13 36 (2.81%) Java Developer
13 36 (2.81%) Senior Designer
14 31 (2.42%) Architect
15 30 (2.35%) JavaScript Developer
16 29 (2.27%) Test Analyst
17 28 (2.19%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 447 (34.95%) HTML
2 438 (34.25%) CSS
3 279 (21.81%) React
4 193 (15.09%) Node.js
5 148 (11.57%) HTML5
6 140 (10.95%) AngularJS
7 131 (10.24%) CSS3
8 110 (8.60%) Sass
9 103 (8.05%) RESTful
10 78 (6.10%) REST
11 74 (5.79%) .NET
12 66 (5.16%) Web Services
13 62 (4.85%) jQuery
14 56 (4.38%) Spring
15 54 (4.22%) GraphQL
16 51 (3.99%) Vue.js
17 48 (3.75%) Redux
18 45 (3.52%) Jest
19 40 (3.13%) JSON
20 38 (2.97%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 445 (34.79%) User Experience
2 94 (7.35%) Mobile App
3 50 (3.91%) W3C
4 41 (3.21%) Legacy Systems
5 33 (2.58%) NHS
6 32 (2.50%) Social Media
7 31 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
8 29 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (1.56%) Blog
10 18 (1.41%) Data Structures
11 16 (1.25%) Algorithms
11 16 (1.25%) Cloud Native
12 14 (1.09%) Management Information System
13 12 (0.94%) Animation
14 10 (0.78%) Public Cloud
15 9 (0.70%) Graphic Design
15 9 (0.70%) Taxonomies
15 9 (0.70%) Virtual Team
16 8 (0.63%) iPad
17 6 (0.47%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 58 (4.53%) Apple iOS
2 56 (4.38%) Android
3 46 (3.60%) Linux
4 34 (2.66%) Unix
5 17 (1.33%) Mac OS
6 14 (1.09%) Windows
7 5 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.23%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.23%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.16%) CentOS
9 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.078%) AIX
10 1 (0.078%) Debian
10 1 (0.078%) HPUX
10 1 (0.078%) Slackware
10 1 (0.078%) Solaris
10 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 734 (57.39%) Agile Software Development
2 270 (21.11%) Test Automation
3 251 (19.62%) User Research
4 237 (18.53%) DevOps
5 207 (16.18%) Prototyping
6 204 (15.95%) Front End Development
7 166 (12.98%) Analytics
8 159 (12.43%) Scrum
9 153 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
9 153 (11.96%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 152 (11.88%) Service Design
11 150 (11.73%) Wireframes
12 147 (11.49%) TDD
13 117 (9.15%) Full Stack Development
14 116 (9.07%) Mentoring
15 115 (8.99%) Unit Testing
16 101 (7.90%) Microservices
16 101 (7.90%) Software Engineering
17 89 (6.96%) Coaching
17 89 (6.96%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 480 (37.53%) JavaScript
2 222 (17.36%) Java
3 164 (12.82%) TypeScript
4 108 (8.44%) Python
5 87 (6.80%) SQL
6 82 (6.41%) C#
7 56 (4.38%) ES6
8 47 (3.67%) Scala
9 45 (3.52%) PHP
10 31 (2.42%) Java 11
11 23 (1.80%) Ruby
12 18 (1.41%) Groovy
13 17 (1.33%) Java 8
14 9 (0.70%) ES7
15 8 (0.63%) Kotlin
16 7 (0.55%) VBA
17 6 (0.47%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.47%) Go
17 6 (0.47%) T-SQL
18 5 (0.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 123 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 101 (7.90%) SC Cleared
3 56 (4.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 47 (3.67%) Degree
5 21 (1.64%) ISTQB
6 13 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (0.47%) ISEB
9 5 (0.39%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.31%) Postgraduate
11 3 (0.23%) CCA
12 2 (0.16%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.078%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.078%) HND
13 1 (0.078%) Master's Degree
13 1 (0.078%) MCIPD
13 1 (0.078%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (12.43%) WCAG
2 75 (5.86%) QA
3 19 (1.49%) GDPR
4 15 (1.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (0.78%) WAI
6 7 (0.55%) Actionable Recommendations
7 5 (0.39%) PMO
8 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.16%) Section 508
10 1 (0.078%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.078%) NCSC
10 1 (0.078%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 79 (6.18%) Docker
2 5 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.23%) Varnish
4 2 (0.16%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.078%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 54 (4.22%) Grafana
2 39 (3.05%) Kubernetes
3 32 (2.50%) Terraform
4 18 (1.41%) Kibana
5 16 (1.25%) Graphite
6 7 (0.55%) Ansible
7 2 (0.16%) Istio
7 2 (0.16%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.078%) Nagios
8 1 (0.078%) Puppet
8 1 (0.078%) SCCM
8 1 (0.078%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 141 (11.02%) Adobe
2 59 (4.61%) Microsoft
3 56 (4.38%) Google
4 42 (3.28%) Oracle
5 25 (1.95%) SAP
6 22 (1.72%) Splunk
7 20 (1.56%) hybris
8 15 (1.17%) Mercator
8 15 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (0.94%) Hotjar
10 11 (0.86%) Xerox
11 10 (0.78%) Atlassian
11 10 (0.78%) New Relic
12 9 (0.70%) IBM
12 9 (0.70%) Sitecore
13 8 (0.63%) Pega
13 8 (0.63%) ServiceNow
14 6 (0.47%) Ariba
14 6 (0.47%) Brio
14 6 (0.47%) HP