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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 599 621 631
Rank change year-on-year +22 +10  
Contract jobs citing WAI 11 33 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.061% 0.020%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.20% 0.53% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 26 4
Median daily rate £488 £425 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.70% +34.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £370 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 - £295
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

WAI is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5509 6228 6331
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.69% 11.54% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3542 4021 4086
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 217 197
Median hourly rate £25.06 £28.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.50% +27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.29 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

WAI
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WAI as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for WAI in the UK

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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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

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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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 11 £488 +14.70% 2
London -20 8 £320 -24.70% 1
West Midlands +21 2 £500 -
Birmingham - 2 £500 -
East Midlands - 1 £500 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £475 -
Nottingham - 1 £500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £500 -
East of England - 1 £475 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 31 (100.00%) HTML
1 31 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 31 (100.00%) CSS
2 30 (96.77%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (64.52%) gulp
4 19 (61.29%) Grunt
5 18 (58.06%) CSS3
6 16 (51.61%) Sass
7 14 (45.16%) BDD
8 13 (41.94%) AngularJS
9 12 (38.71%) Waterfall
9 12 (38.71%) Front End Development
9 12 (38.71%) WCAG
9 12 (38.71%) Git (software)
10 11 (35.48%) Test Automation
11 10 (32.26%) SEO
11 10 (32.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (32.26%) User Experience
12 9 (29.03%) Jasmine
12 9 (29.03%) Cucumber
12 9 (29.03%) HTML5
12 9 (29.03%) Twig
12 9 (29.03%) Project Management
12 9 (29.03%) PHP
12 9 (29.03%) jQuery
13 8 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (25.81%) WebDriver
13 8 (25.81%) Web Development
13 8 (25.81%) W3C
13 8 (25.81%) Mocha

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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 3 (9.68%) CMS
1 3 (9.68%) Magnolia
2 1 (3.23%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (64.52%) gulp
2 19 (61.29%) Grunt
3 12 (38.71%) Git (software)
4 9 (29.03%) Cucumber
4 9 (29.03%) Jasmine
5 8 (25.81%) Mocha
5 8 (25.81%) WebDriver
6 4 (12.90%) JIRA
7 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
7 2 (6.45%) Protractor
7 2 (6.45%) Subversion
8 1 (3.23%) Bower
8 1 (3.23%) IntelliJ
8 1 (3.23%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (3.23%) PhantomJS
8 1 (3.23%) PostCSS
8 1 (3.23%) Sublime Text
8 1 (3.23%) webpack
8 1 (3.23%) WebStorm
General
1 3 (9.68%) Retail
2 2 (6.45%) Interactive Media
2 2 (6.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (77.42%) Developer
2 9 (29.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 9 (29.03%) Senior Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Angular Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Digital Developer
4 5 (16.13%) UI Developer
5 3 (9.68%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior UI Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Subject Matter Expert
6 2 (6.45%) HTML Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Agile Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (3.23%) HTML CSS Developer
7 1 (3.23%) JavaScript Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Agile Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (100.00%) CSS
1 31 (100.00%) HTML
2 18 (58.06%) CSS3
3 16 (51.61%) Sass
4 13 (41.94%) AngularJS
5 10 (32.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 9 (29.03%) HTML5
6 9 (29.03%) jQuery
6 9 (29.03%) Twig
7 8 (25.81%) Behat
8 5 (16.13%) JSON
8 5 (16.13%) React
9 4 (12.90%) Ajax
10 3 (9.68%) LESS
10 3 (9.68%) Node.js
10 3 (9.68%) XHTML
10 3 (9.68%) XML
11 2 (6.45%) Handlebars
12 1 (3.23%) Doctrine
12 1 (3.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) User Experience
2 8 (25.81%) W3C
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Mac OS X
2 5 (16.13%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.45%) Mac OS
4 1 (3.23%) Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (96.77%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (45.16%) BDD
3 12 (38.71%) Front End Development
3 12 (38.71%) Waterfall
4 11 (35.48%) Test Automation
5 10 (32.26%) SEO
6 9 (29.03%) Project Management
7 8 (25.81%) Progressive Enhancement
7 8 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (25.81%) Web Development
8 6 (19.35%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (19.35%) Task Automation
8 6 (19.35%) TDD
8 6 (19.35%) Wireframes
9 5 (16.13%) A/B Testing
9 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (16.13%) Web Design
10 3 (9.68%) API Development
10 3 (9.68%) Continuous Deployment
10 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (29.03%) PHP
3 1 (3.23%) ES6
3 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (38.71%) WCAG
2 2 (6.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Monetate