Period
to 25 March 2019

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 25 March 2019 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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 843 847 832
Rank change year-on-year +4 -15 +25
Contract jobs citing WAI 23 18 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.018% 0.034%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.22% 0.14% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 18
UK median daily rate £420 £400 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -8.78% +13.16%
10th Percentile £363 £341 £328
90th Percentile £521 £518 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £363 £425
% change year-on-year +15.86% -14.71% +44.07%
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 10,244 12,794 10,875
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.61% 12.63% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,410 8,255 7,104
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £228
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 359 370
UK median hourly rate £21.63 £22.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.87% +9.76% -15.39%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.15 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £57.50 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -19.02% +25.00% -20.00%

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 25 March 2019.

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 7 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 25 March 2019. 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 +13 18 £415 +3.75%
UK excluding London +13 16 £420 +15.86%
North of England - 8 £400 -
North West - 8 £400 -
London +23 7 £420 -11.58%
Wales - 5 £425 -
South East -3 3 £525 +50.00%

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, 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 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (69.57%) HTML
2 16 (69.57%) CSS
3 13 (56.52%) Test Scripting
4 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
4 9 (39.13%) HTML5
5 8 (34.78%) CSS3
5 8 (34.78%) WCAG
5 8 (34.78%) jQuery
5 8 (34.78%) SOAP
5 8 (34.78%) Web Services
5 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
5 8 (34.78%) .NET
5 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET
5 8 (34.78%) C#
5 8 (34.78%) WSDL
5 8 (34.78%) Regression Testing
5 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET Core
6 7 (30.43%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (30.43%) User Experience
6 7 (30.43%) Exploratory Testing
6 7 (30.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 7 (30.43%) RavenDB
7 6 (26.09%) Waterfall
7 6 (26.09%) SEO
7 6 (26.09%) Scrum
7 6 (26.09%) Mac OS X
7 6 (26.09%) W3C
7 6 (26.09%) Project Management
7 6 (26.09%) SOA

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.35%) Grunt
1 1 (4.35%) gulp
1 1 (4.35%) Jasmine
1 1 (4.35%) Karma Test Runner
1 1 (4.35%) Mocha
1 1 (4.35%) PostCSS
General
1 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Tester
2 6 (26.09%) User Researcher
3 4 (17.39%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Mac Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.35%) CSS Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (4.35%) HTML CSS Developer
5 1 (4.35%) HTML Developer
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.35%) User Experience Researcher
5 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (69.57%) CSS
1 16 (69.57%) HTML
2 9 (39.13%) HTML5
3 8 (34.78%) .NET
3 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET
3 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET Core
3 8 (34.78%) CSS3
3 8 (34.78%) jQuery
3 8 (34.78%) SOAP
3 8 (34.78%) Web Services
3 8 (34.78%) WSDL
4 7 (30.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.35%) LESS
5 1 (4.35%) React
5 1 (4.35%) Sass
5 1 (4.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Self-Motivation
1 7 (30.43%) User Experience
2 6 (26.09%) W3C
3 5 (21.74%) NHS
3 5 (21.74%) Semantic Web
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Mac OS X
2 5 (21.74%) Mac OS
3 4 (17.39%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) Test Scripting
3 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
4 8 (34.78%) Regression Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Exploratory Testing
6 6 (26.09%) Collaborative Working
6 6 (26.09%) Project Management
6 6 (26.09%) Scrum
6 6 (26.09%) SEO
6 6 (26.09%) SOA
6 6 (26.09%) Waterfall
7 5 (21.74%) Ontologies
8 2 (8.70%) Front End Development
8 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
9 1 (4.35%) Critical Thinking
9 1 (4.35%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Customer-Centricity
9 1 (4.35%) Instructional Design
9 1 (4.35%) Mobile First
9 1 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) C#
1 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
2 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Ada
3 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) WCAG
2 2 (8.70%) QA
2 2 (8.70%) Section 508
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Apple