Period
to 20 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for WAI skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAI over the 6 months to 20 May 2018 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.

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
UK
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 861 796 830
Rank change year-on-year -65 +34 +25
Contract jobs citing WAI 20 33 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.036% 0.045%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.16% 0.31% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 34
UK median daily rate £425 £445 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +5.89% +34.40%
10th Percentile £364 £331 £265
90th Percentile £500 £513 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £450 £295
% change year-on-year -8.89% +52.54% -1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

WAI 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 12,529 10,532 12,196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.44% 11.60% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,085 6,843 7,810
UK median daily rate £450 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +8.13% -
10th Percentile £256 £238 £228
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 357 414
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £23.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.49% +14.73%
10th Percentile £11.71 £11.00 £11.03
90th Percentile £53.29 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year - -11.76% +22.16%

WAI
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WAI as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WAI in the UK

WAI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAI in the UK

WAI
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAI over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAI in the UK

WAI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAI in the UK

WAI
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAI within the UK over the 6 months to 20 May 2018. 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 -71 20 £425 -5.56% 4
UK excluding London -29 15 £410 -8.89% 3
North of England 0 6 £400 - 1
West Midlands -11 6 £425 -15.00% 1
Midlands -17 6 £425 -3.30% 1
North West - 6 £400 -
London -55 5 £500 +47.06% 2
South West - 2 £400 -
South East -18 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WAI 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 WAI.

1 15 (75.00%) HTML
1 15 (75.00%) CSS
2 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (55.00%) jQuery
3 11 (55.00%) HTML5
3 11 (55.00%) C#
3 11 (55.00%) .NET
3 11 (55.00%) ASP.NET
3 11 (55.00%) CSS3
4 10 (50.00%) Front End Development
5 9 (45.00%) AngularJS
5 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
6 8 (40.00%) User Experience
7 7 (35.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
8 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
8 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
8 6 (30.00%) SOAP
8 6 (30.00%) Web Services
8 6 (30.00%) WSDL
8 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
8 6 (30.00%) RavenDB
9 5 (25.00%) Semantic Web
9 5 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (25.00%) gulp
9 5 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
9 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Core
9 5 (25.00%) DOM
9 5 (25.00%) OOP
9 5 (25.00%) XHTML

WAI
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 1 (5.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) npm
2 1 (5.00%) GitHub
2 1 (5.00%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (25.00%) gulp
3 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.00%) Bower
4 2 (10.00%) Grunt
4 2 (10.00%) IntelliJ
4 2 (10.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (10.00%) PhantomJS
4 2 (10.00%) Protractor
4 2 (10.00%) Sublime Text
4 2 (10.00%) WebStorm
5 1 (5.00%) Babel
5 1 (5.00%) Capybara
5 1 (5.00%) JIRA
5 1 (5.00%) Mocha
5 1 (5.00%) RSpec
5 1 (5.00%) webpack
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Developer
2 8 (40.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 6 (30.00%) Tester
4 5 (25.00%) UI Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Angular Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Tester
5 2 (10.00%) User Researcher
6 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Designer
6 1 (5.00%) iOS Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Manual Tester
6 1 (5.00%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) QA Manual Tester
6 1 (5.00%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.00%) UX Designer
6 1 (5.00%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (75.00%) CSS
1 15 (75.00%) HTML
2 11 (55.00%) .NET
2 11 (55.00%) ASP.NET
2 11 (55.00%) CSS3
2 11 (55.00%) HTML5
2 11 (55.00%) jQuery
3 9 (45.00%) AngularJS
4 7 (35.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (30.00%) SOAP
5 6 (30.00%) Web Services
5 6 (30.00%) WSDL
6 5 (25.00%) Ajax
6 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Core
6 5 (25.00%) DHTML
6 5 (25.00%) DOM
6 5 (25.00%) JSON
6 5 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
6 5 (25.00%) XHTML
7 3 (15.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) User Experience
2 5 (25.00%) Semantic Web
3 2 (10.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (10.00%) NHS
3 2 (10.00%) W3C
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.00%) Android
2 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Front End Development
3 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Ontologies
5 5 (25.00%) OOP
5 5 (25.00%) SOA
6 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (15.00%) Wireframes
7 2 (10.00%) Data Extraction
7 2 (10.00%) Qualitative Research
7 2 (10.00%) Quantitative Research
7 2 (10.00%) Task Automation
7 2 (10.00%) Usability Testing
7 2 (10.00%) User Stories
7 2 (10.00%) Validation
8 1 (5.00%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) C#
2 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (5.00%) ES6
5 1 (5.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) WCAG
2 1 (5.00%) QA