Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 844 818 846
Rank change year-on-year -26 +28 -4
Contract jobs citing WAI 27 32 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.033% 0.029%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.21% 0.29% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 19
UK median daily rate £438 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £338 £340 £260
90th Percentile £575 £495 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £415 £275
% change year-on-year -6.63% +50.91% -20.00%
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 13,130 11,172 12,846
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.94% 11.64% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,586 7,321 8,063
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 390 455
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.69% +18.60%
10th Percentile £11.65 £10.99 £11.43
90th Percentile £57.50 £49.30 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.42 £22.45 £25.50
% change year-on-year +4.33% -11.96% +15.99%

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 23 February 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 8 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 23 February 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 -25 27 £438 -0.23% 3
London -35 19 £475 +4.11% 1
UK excluding London -14 8 £388 -6.63% 4
West Midlands +9 3 £463 +5.23%
Midlands -1 3 £463 +8.82%
South East -5 3 £350 - 1
South West - 1 £425 -
East of England - 1 £325 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) JavaScript
2 13 (48.15%) CSS
3 12 (44.44%) W3C
3 12 (44.44%) Front End Development
4 11 (40.74%) HTML
5 10 (37.04%) WCAG
5 10 (37.04%) Analytics
6 8 (29.63%) gulp
6 8 (29.63%) User Experience
6 8 (29.63%) Degree
6 8 (29.63%) Usability Testing
6 8 (29.63%) Web Analytics
7 7 (25.93%) Psychology
7 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
7 7 (25.93%) Anthropology
8 6 (22.22%) AngularJS
8 6 (22.22%) Sass
8 6 (22.22%) Benchmarking
9 5 (18.52%) QA
9 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Data Analytics
9 5 (18.52%) ES6
9 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
9 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
9 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
9 5 (18.52%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 4 (14.81%) Task Automation
10 4 (14.81%) npm
10 4 (14.81%) HTML5

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 2 (7.41%) Confluence
2 1 (3.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) CMS
2 1 (3.70%) Drupal
2 1 (3.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Photoshop
1 2 (7.41%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.70%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) npm
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) gulp
2 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
3 4 (14.81%) Grunt
4 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 3 (11.11%) Mocha
4 3 (11.11%) webpack
5 2 (7.41%) Bower
5 2 (7.41%) Capybara
5 2 (7.41%) IntelliJ
5 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
5 2 (7.41%) JIRA
5 2 (7.41%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (7.41%) PhantomJS
5 2 (7.41%) Protractor
5 2 (7.41%) RSpec
5 2 (7.41%) Sublime Text
5 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
5 2 (7.41%) WebStorm
6 1 (3.70%) PHPUnit
6 1 (3.70%) QUnit
General
1 1 (3.70%) Electronics
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.70%) Marketing
1 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Developer
2 9 (33.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 9 (33.33%) User Researcher
3 5 (18.52%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Angular Developer
5 2 (7.41%) QA Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Designer
6 1 (3.70%) HTML Developer
6 1 (3.70%) iOS Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Manual Tester
6 1 (3.70%) PHP Developer
6 1 (3.70%) QA Manual Tester
6 1 (3.70%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.70%) UI Designer
6 1 (3.70%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) CSS
2 11 (40.74%) HTML
3 6 (22.22%) AngularJS
3 6 (22.22%) Sass
4 4 (14.81%) HTML5
4 4 (14.81%) jQuery
4 4 (14.81%) Node.js
4 4 (14.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (11.11%) Chai
6 2 (7.41%) CSS3
6 2 (7.41%) Handlebars
6 2 (7.41%) LESS
6 2 (7.41%) OOCSS
6 2 (7.41%) Redux
6 2 (7.41%) Semantic HTML
7 1 (3.70%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (3.70%) Behat
7 1 (3.70%) PhoneGap
7 1 (3.70%) React
7 1 (3.70%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) W3C
2 8 (29.63%) User Experience
3 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.41%) Android
2 2 (7.41%) Mac OS
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) Front End Development
3 10 (37.04%) Analytics
4 8 (29.63%) Usability Testing
4 8 (29.63%) Web Analytics
5 7 (25.93%) Anthropology
5 7 (25.93%) Psychology
6 6 (22.22%) Benchmarking
7 5 (18.52%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 5 (18.52%) Data Analytics
7 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
7 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
8 4 (14.81%) OO
8 4 (14.81%) Task Automation
9 3 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
9 3 (11.11%) BDD
9 3 (11.11%) TDD
9 3 (11.11%) Wireframes
10 2 (7.41%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) JavaScript
2 5 (18.52%) ES6
3 3 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) PHP
4 1 (3.70%) TypeScript
4 1 (3.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) Degree
2 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (37.04%) WCAG
2 5 (18.52%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) ATG
1 1 (3.70%) Monetate
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle
1 1 (3.70%) SAP