Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 818 812 885
Rank change year-on-year -6 +73 -42
Contract jobs citing WAI 41 77 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.072% 0.019%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.34% 0.64% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 57 11
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +21.43% -3.05%
10th Percentile £313 £317 £180
90th Percentile £521 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £415 £229
% change year-on-year +14.46% +81.42% -18.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £35.00
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 11929 12110 13306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.09% 11.31% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7775 7860 8470
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £255 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 433 456
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £24.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +11.37% +7.75%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.93 £46.98 £56.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.25 £21.55
% change year-on-year -16.83% +17.17% +7.75%

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 19 September 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 10 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 19 September 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 +7 41 £463 +8.82% 4
London -25 27 £380 -12.39% 2
UK excluding London +30 14 £475 +14.46% 2
West Midlands +28 6 £475 +11.76%
Midlands +10 6 £475 +11.76%
East of England - 5 £475 -
South East - 2 - - 1
North of England +72 1 £288 -8.00%
North East +65 1 £288 -8.00%
East Midlands -18 1 £500 +19.05%

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 36 (87.80%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (82.93%) HTML
2 34 (82.93%) JavaScript
2 34 (82.93%) CSS
3 23 (56.10%) WCAG
3 23 (56.10%) Sass
4 22 (53.66%) gulp
5 21 (51.22%) Front End Development
6 17 (41.46%) Git (software)
6 17 (41.46%) HTML5
7 15 (36.59%) AngularJS
7 15 (36.59%) TDD
7 15 (36.59%) User Experience
7 15 (36.59%) Grunt
8 12 (29.27%) ES6
8 12 (29.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 12 (29.27%) CSS3
9 11 (26.83%) Responsive Web Design
10 10 (24.39%) Node.js
10 10 (24.39%) Unit Testing
10 10 (24.39%) jQuery
10 10 (24.39%) W3C
10 10 (24.39%) npm
11 9 (21.95%) E-Commerce
11 9 (21.95%) OO
11 9 (21.95%) BDD
11 9 (21.95%) Waterfall
11 9 (21.95%) LESS
12 8 (19.51%) Test Automation
12 8 (19.51%) OOP

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 3 (7.32%) CMS
1 3 (7.32%) Magnolia
1 3 (7.32%) WordPress
2 2 (4.88%) Apache
2 2 (4.88%) Drupal
3 1 (2.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.88%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 10 (24.39%) npm
2 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) HTTP
2 1 (2.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.88%) MySQL
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (53.66%) gulp
2 17 (41.46%) Git (software)
3 15 (36.59%) Grunt
4 7 (17.07%) Mocha
4 7 (17.07%) webpack
5 6 (14.63%) Cucumber
5 6 (14.63%) Jenkins
6 4 (9.76%) JIRA
6 4 (9.76%) Protractor
7 3 (7.32%) Bower
7 3 (7.32%) Burp Suite
7 3 (7.32%) IntelliJ
7 3 (7.32%) Jasmine
7 3 (7.32%) JMeter
7 3 (7.32%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (7.32%) PhantomJS
7 3 (7.32%) Selenium
7 3 (7.32%) Sublime Text
7 3 (7.32%) WebStorm
8 2 (4.88%) QUnit
General
1 3 (7.32%) Retail
2 2 (4.88%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Interactive Media
3 1 (2.44%) Electronics
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Publishing
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (78.05%) Developer
2 20 (48.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 9 (21.95%) UI Developer
4 8 (19.51%) Angular Developer
4 8 (19.51%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Senior Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Senior UI Developer
6 4 (9.76%) HTML CSS Developer
6 4 (9.76%) HTML Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Tester
7 3 (7.32%) User Researcher
8 2 (4.88%) PHP Developer
8 2 (4.88%) QA Tester
8 2 (4.88%) Selenium Tester
9 1 (2.44%) Integration Tester
9 1 (2.44%) JavaScript Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) Senior Software Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) Systems Tester
9 1 (2.44%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (82.93%) CSS
1 34 (82.93%) HTML
2 23 (56.10%) Sass
3 17 (41.46%) HTML5
4 15 (36.59%) AngularJS
5 12 (29.27%) CSS3
5 12 (29.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 10 (24.39%) jQuery
6 10 (24.39%) Node.js
7 9 (21.95%) LESS
8 8 (19.51%) Handlebars
9 7 (17.07%) Chai
9 7 (17.07%) Semantic HTML
10 6 (14.63%) OOCSS
10 6 (14.63%) Redux
11 5 (12.20%) JSON
11 5 (12.20%) React
11 5 (12.20%) REST
11 5 (12.20%) SOAP
12 4 (9.76%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 15 (36.59%) User Experience
2 10 (24.39%) W3C
3 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.44%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Mac OS
2 3 (7.32%) Linux
3 2 (4.88%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (87.80%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (51.22%) Front End Development
3 15 (36.59%) TDD
4 11 (26.83%) Responsive Web Design
5 10 (24.39%) Unit Testing
6 9 (21.95%) BDD
6 9 (21.95%) E-Commerce
6 9 (21.95%) OO
6 9 (21.95%) Waterfall
7 8 (19.51%) OOP
7 8 (19.51%) Task Automation
7 8 (19.51%) Test Automation
7 8 (19.51%) Wireframes
8 7 (17.07%) Mobile First
9 6 (14.63%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
9 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (14.63%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 6 (14.63%) Scrum
9 6 (14.63%) SEO
9 6 (14.63%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 34 (82.93%) JavaScript
2 12 (29.27%) ES6
3 6 (14.63%) Java
4 3 (7.32%) PHP
5 2 (4.88%) XPath
6 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (56.10%) WCAG
2 6 (14.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 2 (4.88%) Monetate
2 1 (2.44%) HP
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle
2 1 (2.44%) SAP