Period
to 4 July 2020

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 4 July 2020 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
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 570 841 892
Rank change year-on-year +271 +51 -62
Contract jobs citing WAI 12 14 21
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.015% 0.020%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.28% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 14
Median daily rate £369 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.24% - -1.68%
10th Percentile £175 £410 £372
90th Percentile £498 £540 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -13.24% +6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 4,231 9,650 12,236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.25% 10.33% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,475 5,933 7,817
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £255 £250 £255
90th Percentile £641 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 403 396
Median hourly rate £22.61 £22.92 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +1.84% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.02 £11.70
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate £20.79 £25.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -18.49% +13.33% +18.42%

WAI
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for WAI in the UK

WAI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WAI.

Daily rate trend for WAI in the UK

WAI
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WAI over the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WAI in the UK

WAI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WAI.

Hourly rate trend for WAI in the UK

WAI
Top 5 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 4 July 2020. 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
UK excluding London +212 12 £369 -13.24%
Scotland - 9 £363 -
Northern Ireland +14 2 - -
England +270 1 £500 -4.76% 1
South East +155 1 £500 -4.76%

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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 12 (100.00%) HTML
1 12 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 12 (100.00%) CSS
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) jQuery
1 12 (100.00%) WCAG
2 9 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (75.00%) HTML5
2 9 (75.00%) CSS3
2 9 (75.00%) Sass
2 9 (75.00%) Grunt
2 9 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (75.00%) Front End Development
2 9 (75.00%) Kanban
2 9 (75.00%) Scrum
3 8 (66.67%) User Experience
4 7 (58.33%) Public Sector
4 7 (58.33%) Subversion
5 5 (41.67%) Linux
5 5 (41.67%) GIS
5 5 (41.67%) Project Delivery
6 3 (25.00%) Web Accessibility
7 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 2 (16.67%) Rapid Prototyping
7 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 2 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (16.67%) Web Application Development
7 2 (16.67%) Axure RP
7 2 (16.67%) BDD

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:

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Photoshop
1 2 (16.67%) Sketch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) GIS
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Git (software)
1 9 (75.00%) Grunt
2 7 (58.33%) Subversion
3 2 (16.67%) Axure RP
General
1 7 (58.33%) Public Sector
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Designer
1 10 (83.33%) UI Designer
2 6 (50.00%) Interface Designer
3 5 (41.67%) Developer
4 4 (33.33%) UI Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (8.33%) Angular Developer
6 1 (8.33%) HTML CSS Developer
6 1 (8.33%) HTML Developer
6 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (8.33%) React Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Senior React Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Senior UI Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Web Designer
6 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Web UI Designer
6 1 (8.33%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) CSS
1 12 (100.00%) HTML
1 12 (100.00%) jQuery
2 9 (75.00%) CSS3
2 9 (75.00%) HTML5
2 9 (75.00%) Sass
3 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 2 (16.67%) Java EE
3 2 (16.67%) React
3 2 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (8.33%) Ajax
4 1 (8.33%) JSF
4 1 (8.33%) PrimeFaces
4 1 (8.33%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (66.67%) User Experience
3 2 (16.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Front End Development
2 9 (75.00%) Kanban
2 9 (75.00%) Scrum
3 5 (41.67%) Project Delivery
4 3 (25.00%) Web Accessibility
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) OO
5 2 (16.67%) OOD
5 2 (16.67%) Prototyping
5 2 (16.67%) Rapid Prototyping
5 2 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (16.67%) Software Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Web Application Development
5 2 (16.67%) Web Design
5 2 (16.67%) Wireframes
6 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (100.00%) WCAG