Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 872 832 833
Rank change year-on-year -40 +1 +43
Contract jobs citing WAI 28 44 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.044% 0.063%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.25% 0.36% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 47
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £323 £313 £317
90th Percentile £570 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £463 £420
% change year-on-year -10.81% +10.12% +83.61%
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 11,240 12,208 12,164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.90% 12.30% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,120 8,008 7,879
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £225
90th Percentile £625 £626 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 365 442
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -11.11% +4.41%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.61 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.65 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -20.00% +16.01%

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 16 October 2018.

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 8 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 16 October 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 -24 25 £425 - 3
UK excluding London -25 16 £413 -10.81% 2
London -34 12 £525 +34.62% 2
Midlands -10 10 £425 -10.53%
West Midlands -19 10 £425 -10.53%
North of England -21 3 £325 +13.04%
Yorkshire - 3 £325 -
Wales - 3 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (71.43%) W3C
3 18 (64.29%) Front End Development
4 17 (60.71%) HTML
4 17 (60.71%) JavaScript
4 17 (60.71%) CSS
5 14 (50.00%) HTML5
6 12 (42.86%) CSS3
6 12 (42.86%) User Experience
7 11 (39.29%) AngularJS
8 10 (35.71%) React
8 10 (35.71%) WCAG
9 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
9 9 (32.14%) ES6
9 9 (32.14%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
11 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
11 7 (25.00%) gulp
11 7 (25.00%) Usability Testing
12 6 (21.43%) Web Analytics
12 6 (21.43%) Benchmarking
12 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
12 6 (21.43%) Analytics
13 5 (17.86%) DevOps
13 5 (17.86%) XHTML
13 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET
13 5 (17.86%) OOP
13 5 (17.86%) .NET
13 5 (17.86%) Scrum
13 5 (17.86%) jQuery

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 1 (3.57%) CMS
1 1 (3.57%) IIS
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (3.57%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (3.57%) InDesign
1 1 (3.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) npm
2 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.57%) GitHub
3 1 (3.57%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (25.00%) gulp
2 4 (14.29%) Babel
2 4 (14.29%) webpack
3 3 (10.71%) Karma Test Runner
3 3 (10.71%) Mocha
4 2 (7.14%) Grunt
4 2 (7.14%) Jasmine
4 2 (7.14%) PostCSS
5 1 (3.57%) Bower
5 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.57%) IntelliJ
5 1 (3.57%) PhantomJS
5 1 (3.57%) Protractor
5 1 (3.57%) Sublime Text
5 1 (3.57%) WebStorm
General
1 1 (3.57%) Electronics
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.57%) Marketing
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Developer
2 14 (50.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 10 (35.71%) User Researcher
4 4 (14.29%) Digital Developer
4 4 (14.29%) UI Developer
5 2 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Web Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Agile Developer
6 1 (3.57%) HTML CSS Developer
6 1 (3.57%) HTML Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Java Web Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Magento Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Agile Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Java Web Developer
6 1 (3.57%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (60.71%) CSS
1 17 (60.71%) HTML
2 14 (50.00%) HTML5
3 12 (42.86%) CSS3
4 11 (39.29%) AngularJS
5 10 (35.71%) React
6 5 (17.86%) .NET
6 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET
6 5 (17.86%) jQuery
6 5 (17.86%) XHTML
7 4 (14.29%) Ajax
7 4 (14.29%) DHTML
7 4 (14.29%) DOM
7 4 (14.29%) JSON
7 4 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (14.29%) Sass
8 3 (10.71%) LESS
9 2 (7.14%) Node.js
9 2 (7.14%) Spring
10 1 (3.57%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (71.43%) W3C
2 12 (42.86%) User Experience
3 1 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.57%) Social Network
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (64.29%) Front End Development
3 9 (32.14%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 7 (25.00%) Usability Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Analytics
5 6 (21.43%) Benchmarking
5 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
5 6 (21.43%) Web Analytics
6 5 (17.86%) DevOps
6 5 (17.86%) OOP
6 5 (17.86%) Scrum
7 4 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (14.29%) Web Development
8 3 (10.71%) Mobile Development
8 3 (10.71%) Mobile First
8 3 (10.71%) Open Source
8 3 (10.71%) Progressive Enhancement
8 3 (10.71%) Wireframes
9 2 (7.14%) BDD
9 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (60.71%) JavaScript
2 9 (32.14%) ES6
3 4 (14.29%) C#
3 4 (14.29%) TypeScript
4 3 (10.71%) Java
5 1 (3.57%) Java 8
5 1 (3.57%) PHP
5 1 (3.57%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
2 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (35.71%) WCAG
2 1 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Grafana
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Adobe
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.57%) SAP