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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 584 632 618
Rank change year-on-year +48 -14  
Contract jobs citing WAI 21 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.030% 0.013%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.40% 0.27% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 2
Median daily rate £420 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +18.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £309 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £460 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £356 -
% change year-on-year +21.33% -  
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 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 5285 5983 6354
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.68% 11.12% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3482 3802 3856
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £597 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 197 177
Median hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.66% +40.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.72 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.98 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

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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 29 March 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 18 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 29 March 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 +56 20 £425 +9.67% 1
London +33 8 £340 -20.00%
East Midlands - 7 £420 -
Nottingham - 6 £425 -
Nottinghamshire - 6 £425 -
East of England - 2 £488 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £488 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £488 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 £275 -
West Midlands - 1 £440 -
Cardiff - 1 £275 -
South Wales - 1 £275 -
Birmingham - 1 £440 -
Sheffield - 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Stockley Park - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 30 (96.77%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (90.32%) HTML
2 28 (90.32%) CSS
3 26 (83.87%) JavaScript
4 17 (54.84%) BDD
4 17 (54.84%) CSS3
5 15 (48.39%) Grunt
5 15 (48.39%) gulp
6 13 (41.94%) Front End Development
6 13 (41.94%) Git (software)
7 12 (38.71%) WCAG
7 12 (38.71%) Sass
8 11 (35.48%) Cucumber
9 10 (32.26%) Waterfall
9 10 (32.26%) AngularJS
9 10 (32.26%) jQuery
10 9 (29.03%) Progressive Enhancement
10 9 (29.03%) HTML5
10 9 (29.03%) Jasmine
11 8 (25.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (25.81%) User Experience
11 8 (25.81%) Mocha
11 8 (25.81%) WebDriver
11 8 (25.81%) Behat
11 8 (25.81%) Twig
11 8 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (25.81%) W3C
11 8 (25.81%) Project Management
11 8 (25.81%) PHP
11 8 (25.81%) SEO

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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
2 2 (6.45%) Magnolia
3 1 (3.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (48.39%) Grunt
1 15 (48.39%) gulp
2 13 (41.94%) Git (software)
3 11 (35.48%) Cucumber
4 9 (29.03%) Jasmine
5 8 (25.81%) Mocha
5 8 (25.81%) WebDriver
6 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
7 3 (9.68%) Burp Suite
7 3 (9.68%) JMeter
7 3 (9.68%) Selenium
7 3 (9.68%) Subversion
8 2 (6.45%) JIRA
9 1 (3.23%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
1 3 (9.68%) Marketing
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (70.97%) Developer
2 9 (29.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 6 (19.35%) Senior Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Angular Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Digital Developer
4 5 (16.13%) HTML Developer
4 5 (16.13%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (12.90%) HTML CSS Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Consultant
6 3 (9.68%) Subject Matter Expert
7 2 (6.45%) Agile Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Test Automation Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Test Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) UI Developer
8 1 (3.23%) CSS Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 1 (3.23%) QA Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (90.32%) CSS
1 28 (90.32%) HTML
2 17 (54.84%) CSS3
3 12 (38.71%) Sass
4 10 (32.26%) AngularJS
4 10 (32.26%) jQuery
5 9 (29.03%) HTML5
6 8 (25.81%) Behat
6 8 (25.81%) Twig
6 8 (25.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (9.68%) Node.js
7 3 (9.68%) Spring
8 2 (6.45%) Ajax
8 2 (6.45%) JSON
8 2 (6.45%) React
8 2 (6.45%) XHTML
8 2 (6.45%) XML
9 1 (3.23%) LESS
9 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) User Experience
1 8 (25.81%) W3C
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Mac OS X
2 5 (16.13%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (96.77%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (54.84%) BDD
3 13 (41.94%) Front End Development
4 10 (32.26%) Waterfall
5 9 (29.03%) Progressive Enhancement
6 8 (25.81%) Project Management
6 8 (25.81%) SEO
6 8 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (22.58%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (22.58%) Web Development
8 6 (19.35%) TDD
9 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (16.13%) Scrum
9 5 (16.13%) Web Design
9 5 (16.13%) Wireframes
10 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
11 3 (9.68%) Continuous Deployment
11 3 (9.68%) Prototyping
11 3 (9.68%) Rapid Prototyping
11 3 (9.68%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 26 (83.87%) JavaScript
2 8 (25.81%) PHP
3 3 (9.68%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (38.71%) WCAG
2 2 (6.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) TeamSite