Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 876 850 831
Rank change year-on-year -26 -19 +75
Contract jobs citing WAI 33 45 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.044% 0.057%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.29% 0.34% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 39
UK median daily rate £420 £380 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -13.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £335 £333 £319
90th Percentile £538 £535 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £420
% change year-on-year +14.29% -16.67% +69.70%
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 11,290 13,116 11,748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.71% 12.70% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,139 8,598 7,633
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £225
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.27% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 367 422
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £22.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% -9.56% +0.74%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.55 £49.85 £46.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.01 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.93% -15.98% +11.11%

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAI over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAI in the UK

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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 11 December 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 -27 28 £423 +11.18% 2
UK excluding London -6 21 £400 +14.29% 3
London -5 12 £525 +31.25% 1
North of England -1 11 £388 +34.78%
North West - 8 £400 -
Midlands -9 5 £425 -10.53%
West Midlands -20 5 £425 -10.53%
Wales - 5 £400 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £325 -

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 27 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (69.70%) W3C
3 19 (57.58%) HTML
3 19 (57.58%) CSS
4 16 (48.48%) HTML5
4 16 (48.48%) CSS3
5 14 (42.42%) Test Automation
5 14 (42.42%) Front End Development
6 12 (36.36%) Test Scripting
7 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 11 (33.33%) User Experience
8 10 (30.30%) WCAG
9 9 (27.27%) jQuery
9 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
9 9 (27.27%) .NET
9 9 (27.27%) ES6
9 9 (27.27%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 8 (24.24%) React
10 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET Core
10 8 (24.24%) SOAP
10 8 (24.24%) Web Services
10 8 (24.24%) Regression Testing
10 8 (24.24%) C#
10 8 (24.24%) WSDL
10 8 (24.24%) SC Cleared
11 7 (21.21%) Usability Testing
11 7 (21.21%) Exploratory Testing
11 7 (21.21%) RavenDB
11 7 (21.21%) Twitter Bootstrap

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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 (3.03%) CMS
1 1 (3.03%) IIS
1 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (3.03%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (3.03%) InDesign
1 1 (3.03%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) npm
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) RavenDB
2 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Babel
1 4 (12.12%) gulp
1 4 (12.12%) webpack
2 1 (3.03%) Bower
2 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.03%) IntelliJ
2 1 (3.03%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (3.03%) Mocha
2 1 (3.03%) PhantomJS
2 1 (3.03%) Protractor
2 1 (3.03%) Sublime Text
2 1 (3.03%) WebStorm
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Electronics
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) User Researcher
2 11 (33.33%) Developer
3 9 (27.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 8 (24.24%) Tester
5 4 (12.12%) Digital Developer
6 2 (6.06%) User Experience Researcher
7 1 (3.03%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.03%) HTML CSS Developer
7 1 (3.03%) HTML Developer
7 1 (3.03%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Magento Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (57.58%) CSS
1 19 (57.58%) HTML
2 16 (48.48%) CSS3
2 16 (48.48%) HTML5
3 9 (27.27%) .NET
3 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 9 (27.27%) jQuery
4 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET Core
4 8 (24.24%) React
4 8 (24.24%) SOAP
4 8 (24.24%) Web Services
4 8 (24.24%) WSDL
5 7 (21.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (15.15%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.03%) Chai
7 1 (3.03%) LESS
7 1 (3.03%) Node.js
7 1 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (3.03%) RxJS
7 1 (3.03%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 23 (69.70%) W3C
2 11 (33.33%) User Experience
3 5 (15.15%) NHS
3 5 (15.15%) Semantic Web
4 3 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.03%) Social Network
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (42.42%) Front End Development
2 14 (42.42%) Test Automation
3 12 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 9 (27.27%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 8 (24.24%) Regression Testing
6 7 (21.21%) Exploratory Testing
6 7 (21.21%) Usability Testing
7 6 (18.18%) Analytics
7 6 (18.18%) Benchmarking
7 6 (18.18%) SOA
7 6 (18.18%) Web Analytics
8 5 (15.15%) Collaborative Working
8 5 (15.15%) DevOps
8 5 (15.15%) Ontologies
8 5 (15.15%) Scrum
9 3 (9.09%) Mobile Development
10 2 (6.06%) OO
10 2 (6.06%) Web Development
10 2 (6.06%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 9 (27.27%) ES6
3 8 (24.24%) C#
4 6 (18.18%) SQL
5 4 (12.12%) TypeScript
6 1 (3.03%) Ada
6 1 (3.03%) Java
6 1 (3.03%) Java 8
6 1 (3.03%) PHP
6 1 (3.03%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (24.24%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (30.30%) WCAG
2 2 (6.06%) QA
3 1 (3.03%) Section 508
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Grafana
1 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) Adobe
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.03%) SAP