Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 834 824 872
Rank change year-on-year -10 +48 -23
Contract jobs citing WAI 43 57 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.054% 0.014%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.33% 0.48% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 38 10
UK median daily rate £380 £431 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.88% -0.29% +17.29%
10th Percentile £328 £318 £269
90th Percentile £545 £488 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £420 £163
% change year-on-year -16.67% +158.46% -53.57%
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 13124 11893 13444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.73% 11.36% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8570 7755 8484
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £255 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £388
% change year-on-year +1.91% +1.29% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 417 477
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.42% +1.49% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.78 £11.40
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.10 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.64% +12.82%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +5 43 £380 -11.88% 1
London -12 32 £400 -9.86% 1
UK excluding London -3 11 £350 -16.67%
West Midlands +19 4 £475 +11.76%
Midlands +3 4 £475 +11.76%
South East +1 4 £350 -
East of England - 2 £325 -
North East +61 1 £288 -28.13%
North of England +49 1 £288 -28.13%

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAI 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 WAI.

1 37 (86.05%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (69.77%) JavaScript
2 30 (69.77%) CSS
3 28 (65.12%) HTML
4 21 (48.84%) WCAG
4 21 (48.84%) Front End Development
5 19 (44.19%) gulp
6 18 (41.86%) Sass
7 14 (32.56%) Git (software)
7 14 (32.56%) User Experience
8 13 (30.23%) ES6
8 13 (30.23%) HTML5
8 13 (30.23%) TDD
9 12 (27.91%) W3C
10 11 (25.58%) OO
10 11 (25.58%) Grunt
10 11 (25.58%) AngularJS
10 11 (25.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 11 (25.58%) npm
11 10 (23.26%) Unit Testing
12 9 (20.93%) OOP
12 9 (20.93%) E-Commerce
12 9 (20.93%) Mocha
12 9 (20.93%) Waterfall
12 9 (20.93%) Node.js
12 9 (20.93%) Semantic HTML
12 9 (20.93%) Analytics
12 9 (20.93%) Responsive Web Design
12 9 (20.93%) Mobile First
12 9 (20.93%) Task Automation

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 (4.65%) Apache
1 2 (4.65%) Drupal
1 2 (4.65%) WordPress
2 1 (2.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (2.33%) CMS
2 1 (2.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.65%) Fireworks
3 1 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 11 (25.58%) npm
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) HTTP
2 1 (2.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.65%) MySQL
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (44.19%) gulp
2 14 (32.56%) Git (software)
3 11 (25.58%) Grunt
4 9 (20.93%) Mocha
5 8 (18.60%) webpack
6 6 (13.95%) Cucumber
7 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
8 3 (6.98%) Burp Suite
8 3 (6.98%) JMeter
8 3 (6.98%) Selenium
9 2 (4.65%) Bower
9 2 (4.65%) Codeception
9 2 (4.65%) IntelliJ
9 2 (4.65%) Jasmine
9 2 (4.65%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (4.65%) PhantomJS
9 2 (4.65%) Protractor
9 2 (4.65%) QUnit
9 2 (4.65%) Subversion
9 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Electronics
2 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.33%) Marketing
2 1 (2.33%) Publishing
2 1 (2.33%) Retail
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (67.44%) Developer
2 18 (41.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 10 (23.26%) JavaScript Developer
4 9 (20.93%) Angular Developer
5 8 (18.60%) User Researcher
6 5 (11.63%) UI Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Tester
8 3 (6.98%) HTML CSS Developer
8 3 (6.98%) HTML Developer
9 2 (4.65%) PHP Developer
9 2 (4.65%) QA Tester
9 2 (4.65%) Selenium Tester
9 2 (4.65%) Senior Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Senior UI Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Web Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Automation Tester
10 1 (2.33%) Designer
10 1 (2.33%) QA Engineer
10 1 (2.33%) Systems Tester
10 1 (2.33%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (69.77%) CSS
2 28 (65.12%) HTML
3 18 (41.86%) Sass
4 13 (30.23%) HTML5
5 11 (25.58%) AngularJS
5 11 (25.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 9 (20.93%) Chai
6 9 (20.93%) Node.js
6 9 (20.93%) Semantic HTML
7 8 (18.60%) Handlebars
7 8 (18.60%) OOCSS
7 8 (18.60%) Redux
8 6 (13.95%) jQuery
8 6 (13.95%) LESS
9 5 (11.63%) CSS3
10 4 (9.30%) REST
10 4 (9.30%) SOAP
11 3 (6.98%) Spring
12 2 (4.65%) LAMP
12 2 (4.65%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 14 (32.56%) User Experience
2 12 (27.91%) W3C
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Mac OS
2 2 (4.65%) Linux
3 1 (2.33%) Android
3 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (86.05%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (48.84%) Front End Development
3 13 (30.23%) TDD
4 11 (25.58%) OO
5 10 (23.26%) Unit Testing
6 9 (20.93%) Analytics
6 9 (20.93%) E-Commerce
6 9 (20.93%) Mobile First
6 9 (20.93%) OOP
6 9 (20.93%) Responsive Web Design
6 9 (20.93%) Task Automation
6 9 (20.93%) Waterfall
7 8 (18.60%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
7 8 (18.60%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 8 (18.60%) Data Modelling
7 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
7 8 (18.60%) Web Analytics
8 7 (16.28%) Anthropology
8 7 (16.28%) Psychology
8 7 (16.28%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (69.77%) JavaScript
2 13 (30.23%) ES6
3 5 (11.63%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) PHP
4 2 (4.65%) XPath
5 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (48.84%) WCAG
2 8 (18.60%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle
2 1 (2.33%) ATG
2 1 (2.33%) HP
2 1 (2.33%) Monetate
2 1 (2.33%) SAP