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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 540 600 475
Rank change year-on-year +60 -125  
Contract jobs citing W3C 62 43 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.080% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.24% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 32 95
Median daily rate £425 £344 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.63% -1.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £331 £350
% change year-on-year +9.81% -5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.84% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year -53.84% -  

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 15514 17930 17779
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.14% 33.32% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10087 11763 11122
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 588 656
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +17.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.47 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.39 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

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 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for W3C in the UK

W3C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for W3C in the UK

W3C
Top 29 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 23 June 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 +51 59 £425 +21.42% 18
London +16 31 £450 +28.57% 6
South West +10 11 £425 +41.66%
South East +9 11 £325 -35.00% 6
Hampshire +17 8 £325 +4.00% 3
Portsmouth - 8 £325 - 2
Dorset +13 5 - -
Bournemouth +12 5 - -
Wiltshire +8 5 £425 +41.66%
Swindon +6 5 £425 +41.66%
Hertfordshire - 3 £320 - 2
East of England - 3 £320 - 2
Scotland +40 2 - -
Berkshire +20 2 £325 -45.83% 2
Glasgow +8 2 - -
City of London -4 2 £570 +153.33%
Reading - 2 £325 - 2
Yorkshire +25 1 - - 1
West Midlands +14 1 £413 +41.63% 2
Surrey +8 1 £425 -
Cardiff -1 1 - -
Wales -2 1 - -
South Wales -2 1 - -
North East - 1 £500 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £500 -
Coventry - 1 £413 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £500 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £475 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 131 (86.75%) HTML
2 110 (72.85%) CSS
3 101 (66.89%) JavaScript
4 74 (49.01%) User Experience
5 69 (45.70%) jQuery
6 62 (41.06%) HTML5
7 54 (35.76%) CSS3
8 53 (35.10%) Agile Software Development
9 44 (29.14%) C#
10 43 (28.48%) .NET
10 43 (28.48%) Ajax
11 42 (27.81%) Sass
12 40 (26.49%) Front End Development
13 39 (25.83%) Web Development
14 38 (25.17%) ASP.NET
15 36 (23.84%) Finance
16 33 (21.85%) WCAG
16 33 (21.85%) CMS
17 28 (18.54%) Visual Studio
17 28 (18.54%) Wireframes
18 27 (17.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 27 (17.88%) Content Management
19 25 (16.56%) Team Foundation Server
19 25 (16.56%) Photoshop
19 25 (16.56%) SQL
20 24 (15.89%) Windows
21 22 (14.57%) Web Services
22 21 (13.91%) XML
22 21 (13.91%) MVC
22 21 (13.91%) AngularJS

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 33 (21.85%) CMS
2 18 (11.92%) IIS
3 17 (11.26%) Sitecore CMS
4 7 (4.64%) WordPress
5 6 (3.97%) Confluence
6 3 (1.99%) ATG Dynamo
6 3 (1.99%) Magnolia
6 3 (1.99%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.66%) Apache
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (16.56%) Photoshop
2 14 (9.27%) OmniGraffle
3 4 (2.65%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (1.32%) InDesign
5 2 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.65%) OpenText Process Suite
2 2 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.31%) Basecamp
3 4 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.65%) Google Analytics
4 3 (1.99%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (1.32%) GitHub
6 1 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.66%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.66%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.28%) Internet
2 6 (3.97%) HTTP
3 5 (3.31%) Intranet
4 2 (1.32%) DNS
4 2 (1.32%) IMAP
4 2 (1.32%) SMTP
5 1 (0.66%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.26%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.28%) MySQL
3 9 (5.96%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 8 (5.30%) Azure SQL Database
4 8 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (5.30%) Power BI
5 7 (4.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.66%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (18.54%) Visual Studio
2 25 (16.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (9.27%) Axure RP
4 13 (8.61%) Subversion
5 12 (7.95%) Grunt
6 10 (6.62%) Dreamweaver
6 10 (6.62%) Git (software)
7 9 (5.96%) gulp
7 9 (5.96%) JIRA
8 8 (5.30%) Jasmine
8 8 (5.30%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (3.31%) Bitbucket
9 5 (3.31%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.99%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.99%) Selenium
10 3 (1.99%) webpack
11 2 (1.32%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 2 (1.32%) Mocha
11 2 (1.32%) Protractor
12 1 (0.66%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 36 (23.84%) Finance
2 13 (8.61%) Marketing
3 9 (5.96%) Publishing
4 6 (3.97%) Czech Language
4 6 (3.97%) Retail
5 3 (1.99%) Banking
5 3 (1.99%) Electronics
5 3 (1.99%) German Language
5 3 (1.99%) Interactive Media
5 3 (1.99%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.99%) Italian Language
5 3 (1.99%) Japanese Language
5 3 (1.99%) Korean Language
5 3 (1.99%) Russian Language
5 3 (1.99%) Spanish Language
5 3 (1.99%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.32%) Legal
6 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.66%) Military
7 1 (0.66%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 109 (72.19%) Developer
2 36 (23.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 22 (14.57%) UI Developer
4 18 (11.92%) JavaScript Developer
5 16 (10.60%) Designer
5 16 (10.60%) Sitecore Developer
6 12 (7.95%) .NET Developer
6 12 (7.95%) HTML Developer
7 11 (7.28%) C# Developer
7 11 (7.28%) PHP Developer
7 11 (7.28%) Web Developer
8 8 (5.30%) Senior Designer
9 7 (4.64%) Angular Developer
9 7 (4.64%) HTML CSS Developer
9 7 (4.64%) Software Developer
9 7 (4.64%) UI Designer
10 6 (3.97%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 6 (3.97%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (3.97%) Consultant
10 6 (3.97%) UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (86.75%) HTML
2 110 (72.85%) CSS
3 69 (45.70%) jQuery
4 62 (41.06%) HTML5
5 54 (35.76%) CSS3
6 43 (28.48%) .NET
6 43 (28.48%) Ajax
7 42 (27.81%) Sass
8 38 (25.17%) ASP.NET
9 27 (17.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 22 (14.57%) Web Services
11 21 (13.91%) AngularJS
11 21 (13.91%) XML
12 18 (11.92%) React
13 15 (9.93%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (9.93%) XSLT
14 14 (9.27%) LINQ
15 13 (8.61%) XHTML
16 12 (7.95%) .NET Framework
17 11 (7.28%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 74 (49.01%) User Experience
2 13 (8.61%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.30%) Private Cloud
4 7 (4.64%) e-Learning
4 7 (4.64%) Learning Management System
5 5 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.65%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.99%) Fintech
8 2 (1.32%) RIA
9 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.66%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.66%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.66%) iPhone
9 1 (0.66%) IPTV
9 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.66%) Social Media
9 1 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.89%) Windows
2 2 (1.32%) Android
2 2 (1.32%) Linux
2 2 (1.32%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.66%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.66%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (35.10%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (26.49%) Front End Development
3 39 (25.83%) Web Development
4 28 (18.54%) Wireframes
5 27 (17.88%) Content Management
6 21 (13.91%) MVC
7 19 (12.58%) TDD
8 17 (11.26%) SEO
9 16 (10.60%) Responsive Web Design
10 15 (9.93%) Analytics
10 15 (9.93%) Test Automation
10 15 (9.93%) Web Accessibility
11 14 (9.27%) SDLC
12 13 (8.61%) Web Design
13 12 (7.95%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
14 11 (7.28%) E-Commerce
14 11 (7.28%) Software Engineering
15 10 (6.62%) Prototyping
16 9 (5.96%) API Development
16 9 (5.96%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 101 (66.89%) JavaScript
2 44 (29.14%) C#
3 25 (16.56%) SQL
4 12 (7.95%) PHP
5 10 (6.62%) Java
6 8 (5.30%) ActionScript
7 3 (1.99%) Ada
7 3 (1.99%) CoffeeScript
7 3 (1.99%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.32%) VB
8 2 (1.32%) VBScript
9 1 (0.66%) C
9 1 (0.66%) C++
9 1 (0.66%) ECMAScript
9 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.66%) Ruby
9 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (13.25%) Degree
2 12 (7.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (6.62%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.64%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.97%) MBA
6 4 (2.65%) ISEB
7 1 (0.66%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (21.85%) WCAG
2 8 (5.30%) WAI
3 6 (3.97%) QA
4 3 (1.99%) GDPR
5 2 (1.32%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (1.99%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 17 (11.26%) Apple
1 17 (11.26%) Microsoft
1 17 (11.26%) Sitecore
2 13 (8.61%) Adobe
3 9 (5.96%) Oracle
4 6 (3.97%) Google
5 4 (2.65%) OpenText
6 3 (1.99%) ATG
6 3 (1.99%) Greenplum
6 3 (1.99%) Monetate
7 2 (1.32%) SAP
7 2 (1.32%) Twitter
8 1 (0.66%) Atlassian
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