The table below looks at the prevalence of the term W3C in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited W3C over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C)
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 496 579 534
Rank change year-on-year +83 -45  
Contract jobs citing W3C 87 61 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.61% 0.37% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 52 50
Median daily rate £375 £388 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +10.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £309 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £329
% change year-on-year -6.25% +21.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 - £19.00

W3C is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14367 16563 16345
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.99% 31.11% 30.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9277 10795 9852
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 538 562 696
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +21.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.68% +48.00%  

W3C
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing W3C as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for W3C in the UK

W3C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing W3C.

Contractor daily rate trend for W3C in the UK

W3C
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing W3C over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for W3C in the UK

W3C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing W3C.

Contractor hourly rate trend for W3C in the UK

W3C
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing W3C over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for W3C in the UK

W3C
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing W3C within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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
England +73 83 £375 -3.22% 22
London +31 37 £375 -3.22% 4
South East +12 14 £413 -10.32% 4
South West - 13 £413 - 3
Berkshire +32 11 £450 -3.74% 2
Reading +27 9 £375 -21.05% 2
West Midlands +23 8 - - 4
Wiltshire - 8 £413 -
Herefordshire - 8 - -
Ross-on-Wye - 8 - -
Swindon - 7 £413 -
East of England 0 5 £303 -24.37% 1
Yorkshire +20 4 £363 -4.91% 4
Cornwall - 4 £250 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £303 - 1
West Yorkshire +19 3 £369 -3.27% 1
Leeds +15 3 £369 -3.27% 1
Slough +9 2 £450 -
City of London +1 2 £250 -51.45% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £488 -
Watford - 2 £130 -
Scotland +21 1 - - 2
Hampshire +12 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +9 1 - -
West Sussex +2 1 - -
Gatwick -9 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Camborne - 1 £845 -
Brighton - 1 £350 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £350 - 2

W3C
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing W3C also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for W3C.

1 134 (89.93%) HTML
2 115 (77.18%) CSS
3 98 (65.77%) JavaScript
4 69 (46.31%) User Experience
5 67 (44.97%) jQuery
6 64 (42.95%) HTML5
7 54 (36.24%) CSS3
8 52 (34.90%) Front End Development
9 42 (28.19%) Web Development
10 41 (27.52%) C#
11 40 (26.85%) Sass
12 38 (25.50%) .NET
12 38 (25.50%) ASP.NET
12 38 (25.50%) CMS
13 35 (23.49%) Agile Software Development
13 35 (23.49%) Ajax
13 35 (23.49%) Wireframes
14 30 (20.13%) Content Management
15 29 (19.46%) Finance
15 29 (19.46%) WCAG
16 26 (17.45%) Team Foundation Server
17 25 (16.78%) TDD
17 25 (16.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 23 (15.44%) Photoshop
19 22 (14.77%) AngularJS
20 21 (14.09%) Visual Studio
20 21 (14.09%) Windows
21 20 (13.42%) Web Accessibility
22 19 (12.75%) Sitecore
22 19 (12.75%) Subversion

W3C
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 38 (25.50%) CMS
2 19 (12.75%) IIS
3 18 (12.08%) Sitecore CMS
4 8 (5.37%) WordPress
5 6 (4.03%) Confluence
6 4 (2.68%) ATG Dynamo
6 4 (2.68%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (2.01%) Apache Qpid
7 3 (2.01%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.34%) Magnolia
8 2 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.67%) Apache
9 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 23 (15.44%) Photoshop
2 14 (9.40%) OmniGraffle
3 5 (3.36%) MS Excel
4 4 (2.68%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (2.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (2.01%) InDesign
5 3 (2.01%) MS Office
6 2 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.36%) Basecamp
2 4 (2.68%) Google Analytics
3 3 (2.01%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.67%) Asana
4 1 (0.67%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.67%) GitHub
4 1 (0.67%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.75%) Internet
2 14 (9.40%) HTTP
3 5 (3.36%) Intranet
4 3 (2.01%) SNMP
5 1 (0.67%) Extranet
5 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.72%) MySQL
2 10 (6.71%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (17.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (14.09%) Visual Studio
3 19 (12.75%) Subversion
4 14 (9.40%) Axure RP
5 12 (8.05%) Grunt
6 11 (7.38%) Git (software)
7 9 (6.04%) Dreamweaver
7 9 (6.04%) JIRA
8 5 (3.36%) gulp
8 5 (3.36%) Jenkins
8 5 (3.36%) WebDriver
9 4 (2.68%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (2.68%) Selenium
10 3 (2.01%) Bitbucket
11 2 (1.34%) Jasmine
11 2 (1.34%) Mocha
11 2 (1.34%) PhantomJS
11 2 (1.34%) Protractor
11 2 (1.34%) Sinon.JS
11 2 (1.34%) webpack
General
1 29 (19.46%) Finance
2 12 (8.05%) Marketing
3 10 (6.71%) Publishing
4 9 (6.04%) Retail
5 6 (4.03%) Czech Language
6 3 (2.01%) German Language
6 3 (2.01%) Italian Language
6 3 (2.01%) Japanese Language
6 3 (2.01%) Korean Language
6 3 (2.01%) Russian Language
6 3 (2.01%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.34%) Banking
7 2 (1.34%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.67%) Electronics
8 1 (0.67%) Legal
8 1 (0.67%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 100 (67.11%) Developer
2 47 (31.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 23 (15.44%) Designer
4 22 (14.77%) JavaScript Developer
5 19 (12.75%) HTML Developer
6 18 (12.08%) UI Developer
7 16 (10.74%) Sitecore Developer
8 14 (9.40%) HTML CSS Developer
9 13 (8.72%) C# Developer
9 13 (8.72%) PHP Developer
9 13 (8.72%) Web Developer
10 11 (7.38%) Senior Designer
11 10 (6.71%) .NET Developer
11 10 (6.71%) UI Designer
11 10 (6.71%) UX Designer
12 8 (5.37%) C# .NET Developer
13 7 (4.70%) Software Developer
14 6 (4.03%) ASP.NET Developer
14 6 (4.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 6 (4.03%) HTML CSS Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (89.93%) HTML
2 115 (77.18%) CSS
3 67 (44.97%) jQuery
4 64 (42.95%) HTML5
5 54 (36.24%) CSS3
6 40 (26.85%) Sass
7 38 (25.50%) .NET
7 38 (25.50%) ASP.NET
8 35 (23.49%) Ajax
9 25 (16.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 22 (14.77%) AngularJS
11 19 (12.75%) XSLT
12 18 (12.08%) Flash
13 13 (8.72%) Web Services
14 12 (8.05%) Node.js
14 12 (8.05%) React
15 11 (7.38%) LESS
16 10 (6.71%) ASP.NET MVC
17 9 (6.04%) XML
18 8 (5.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 69 (46.31%) User Experience
2 12 (8.05%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.70%) e-Learning
3 7 (4.70%) Learning Management System
4 4 (2.68%) Digital Media
4 4 (2.68%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.01%) Semantic Web
6 2 (1.34%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.34%) RIA
7 1 (0.67%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.67%) iPad
7 1 (0.67%) iPhone
7 1 (0.67%) IPTV
7 1 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.67%) NHS
7 1 (0.67%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.67%) Social Media
7 1 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.09%) Windows
2 4 (2.68%) Linux
3 3 (2.01%) Android
4 2 (1.34%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.67%) Solaris
5 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.67%) Unix
5 1 (0.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (34.90%) Front End Development
2 42 (28.19%) Web Development
3 35 (23.49%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (23.49%) Wireframes
4 30 (20.13%) Content Management
5 25 (16.78%) TDD
6 20 (13.42%) Web Accessibility
7 18 (12.08%) MVC
8 17 (11.41%) Prototyping
9 15 (10.07%) E-Commerce
9 15 (10.07%) Web Design
10 13 (8.72%) BDD
10 13 (8.72%) Software Engineering
11 12 (8.05%) Responsive Web Design
11 12 (8.05%) Usability Testing
12 10 (6.71%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
12 10 (6.71%) Unit Testing
13 9 (6.04%) Competitor Analysis
13 9 (6.04%) Information Architecture
13 9 (6.04%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 98 (65.77%) JavaScript
2 41 (27.52%) C#
3 15 (10.07%) ActionScript
3 15 (10.07%) PHP
4 9 (6.04%) Java
5 7 (4.70%) SQL
6 6 (4.03%) C
7 4 (2.68%) TypeScript
8 3 (2.01%) C++
8 3 (2.01%) SPARQL
9 2 (1.34%) VB
9 2 (1.34%) VBScript
10 1 (0.67%) Perl
10 1 (0.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (8.72%) Degree
2 6 (4.03%) MBA
2 6 (4.03%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.36%) ISEB
4 3 (2.01%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (19.46%) WCAG
2 9 (6.04%) QA
3 8 (5.37%) WAI
4 4 (2.68%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.67%) Section 508
System Software
1 3 (2.01%) Shibboleth
2 2 (1.34%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.34%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 19 (12.75%) Sitecore
2 17 (11.41%) Apple
3 15 (10.07%) Adobe
4 7 (4.70%) Oracle
5 6 (4.03%) Google
6 4 (2.68%) ATG
7 2 (1.34%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.34%) Twitter
8 1 (0.67%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.67%) Monetate
8 1 (0.67%) OpenText