Period
to 19 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for WCAG skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WCAG over the 6 months to 19 January 2022 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 Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 611 503 587
Rank change year-on-year -108 +84 +160
Contract jobs citing WCAG 214 88 166
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.87% 1.78% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 64 104
10th Percentile £363 £252 £350
25th Percentile £400 £348 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £473 £411
Median % change year-on-year +0.53% +14.89% -0.90%
75th Percentile £550 £538 £450
90th Percentile £628 £576 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £394 £400
% change year-on-year +20.56% -1.50% -1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £51.00
Median hourly rate £29.12 - £52.00
75th Percentile - - £53.00
90th Percentile - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £52.00
% change year-on-year - - +201.45%

WCAG 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 11,431 4,952 7,972
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.04% 12.05% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,735 3,253 5,095
10th Percentile £275 £268 £243
25th Percentile £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £698 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 223 311
10th Percentile £11.05 £10.76 £12.00
25th Percentile £13.89 £13.73 £16.13
Median hourly rate £21.69 £21.05 £20.75
Median % change year-on-year +3.04% +1.45% +2.55%
75th Percentile £49.25 £41.25 £47.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.05 £21.42
% change year-on-year -12.11% -1.70% +7.08%

WCAG
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WCAG as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WCAG in the UK

WCAG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WCAG.

Daily rate trend for WCAG in the UK

WCAG
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WCAG over the 6 months to 19 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for WCAG in the UK

WCAG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WCAG.

Hourly rate trend for WCAG in the UK

WCAG
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCAG within the UK over the 6 months to 19 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -119 161 £475 -1.55% 25
London -131 92 £475 -8.65% 17
UK excluding London -103 74 £475 +20.56% 10
Work from Home -125 56 £483 -7.21% 2
Midlands -49 26 £485 +0.78%
West Midlands -42 15 £600 +0.84%
Scotland -48 14 £405 +42.11% 1
South East - 13 £425 - 2
East Midlands -29 11 £485 +11.37%
North of England -62 10 £475 +23.54% 5
Wales -18 9 £375 -1.64%
Yorkshire -45 7 £425 +51.79% 1
North West -47 2 £475 +26.67% 2
East of England - 2 £488 -
North East -4 1 £650 +64.97% 2

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing WCAG 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 WCAG.

1 181 (84.58%) Accessibility
2 116 (54.21%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (46.26%) HTML
3 99 (46.26%) User Experience
4 90 (42.06%) JavaScript
5 88 (41.12%) CSS
6 58 (27.10%) Social Skills
7 57 (26.64%) UX Design
8 48 (22.43%) Front End Development
9 45 (21.03%) User Research
10 42 (19.63%) Wireframes
10 42 (19.63%) Test Automation
10 42 (19.63%) Git (software)
11 41 (19.16%) DevOps
12 40 (18.69%) Public Sector
12 40 (18.69%) CMS
13 37 (17.29%) Node.js
14 36 (16.82%) Problem-Solving
15 35 (16.36%) QA
16 33 (15.42%) Sass
16 33 (15.42%) React
17 32 (14.95%) Azure
18 31 (14.49%) Security Cleared
18 31 (14.49%) Scrum
19 29 (13.55%) Java
20 28 (13.08%) MongoDB
20 28 (13.08%) AngularJS
21 26 (12.15%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
21 26 (12.15%) SC Cleared
21 26 (12.15%) Legal

WCAG
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 40 (18.69%) CMS
2 17 (7.94%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.21%) Headless CMS
4 8 (3.74%) Umbraco
5 6 (2.80%) Moodle
5 6 (2.80%) WordPress
6 4 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.87%) Totara
7 3 (1.40%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.93%) Apache
8 2 (0.93%) Kentico
9 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.47%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.47%) Magnolia
9 1 (0.47%) nginx
9 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (9.35%) Sketch
2 12 (5.61%) InVision
3 11 (5.14%) Adobe XD
4 10 (4.67%) Adobe Illustrator
5 8 (3.74%) Photoshop
6 5 (2.34%) Zeplin
7 4 (1.87%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (1.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.47%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
9 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
9 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (14.95%) Azure
2 20 (9.35%) GitHub
3 19 (8.88%) Figma
4 12 (5.61%) BrowserStack
4 12 (5.61%) Sauce Labs
5 6 (2.80%) SaaS
6 5 (2.34%) Google Analytics
7 4 (1.87%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 4 (1.87%) Miro
7 4 (1.87%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.40%) AWS
8 3 (1.40%) npm
8 3 (1.40%) Serverless
9 2 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.93%) Amazon Cognito
9 2 (0.93%) Microsoft 365
9 2 (0.93%) PaaS
10 1 (0.47%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.47%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.47%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.40%) Intranet
2 1 (0.47%) HTTP
2 1 (0.47%) Internet
2 1 (0.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.08%) MongoDB
2 20 (9.35%) NoSQL
3 15 (7.01%) Oracle Database
4 9 (4.21%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.87%) Couchbase
5 4 (1.87%) Hazelcast
5 4 (1.87%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.40%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.40%) Metadata
6 3 (1.40%) MySQL
7 2 (0.93%) GIS
8 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 42 (19.63%) Git (software)
2 20 (9.35%) Postman
3 19 (8.88%) Jenkins
4 16 (7.48%) webpack
5 15 (7.01%) Cucumber
6 14 (6.54%) Axure RP
7 13 (6.07%) JUnit
8 12 (5.61%) Appium
9 11 (5.14%) gulp
9 11 (5.14%) TestNG
10 10 (4.67%) Storybook
11 9 (4.21%) Selenium
12 7 (3.27%) Bitbucket
13 6 (2.80%) Cypress.io
14 5 (2.34%) Mocha
15 4 (1.87%) JIRA
15 4 (1.87%) Subversion
16 3 (1.40%) Jasmine
16 3 (1.40%) SoapUI
16 3 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 58 (27.10%) Social Skills
2 40 (18.69%) Public Sector
3 26 (12.15%) Legal
4 23 (10.75%) Multimedia
5 20 (9.35%) Finance
6 17 (7.94%) Telecoms
7 14 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (5.14%) Military
8 11 (5.14%) Police
9 10 (4.67%) Banking
10 5 (2.34%) Marketing
11 4 (1.87%) Influencing Skills
12 3 (1.40%) Retail
13 2 (0.93%) Games
13 2 (0.93%) Organisational Skills
13 2 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.93%) Presentation Skills
14 1 (0.47%) Electronics
14 1 (0.47%) Fire and Rescue
14 1 (0.47%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 75 (35.05%) Designer
2 72 (33.64%) Developer
3 40 (18.69%) UX Designer
4 34 (15.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 22 (10.28%) Content Designer
6 17 (7.94%) Senior Designer
7 14 (6.54%) Senior UX Designer
8 12 (5.61%) UI Designer
9 10 (4.67%) Scala Developer
9 10 (4.67%) Senior Developer
10 9 (4.21%) Full Stack Developer
10 9 (4.21%) UI/UX Designer
11 8 (3.74%) Consultant
11 8 (3.74%) React Developer
12 6 (2.80%) Digital Designer
12 6 (2.80%) Digital UX Designer
12 6 (2.80%) UI Developer
12 6 (2.80%) User Researcher
12 6 (2.80%) Web Developer
13 5 (2.34%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (46.26%) HTML
2 88 (41.12%) CSS
3 37 (17.29%) Node.js
4 33 (15.42%) React
4 33 (15.42%) Sass
5 28 (13.08%) AngularJS
6 24 (11.21%) HTML5
7 23 (10.75%) Vue.js
8 20 (9.35%) jQuery
9 19 (8.88%) JSON
10 16 (7.48%) .NET
11 14 (6.54%) Web Services
12 13 (6.07%) CSS3
12 13 (6.07%) Play Framework
12 13 (6.07%) Redux
12 13 (6.07%) RESTful
12 13 (6.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 12 (5.61%) REST
14 11 (5.14%) iOS SDK
15 9 (4.21%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 99 (46.26%) User Experience
2 13 (6.07%) Mobile App
2 13 (6.07%) W3C
3 11 (5.14%) Public Cloud
4 6 (2.80%) Virtual Team
5 5 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.87%) Learning Management System
7 3 (1.40%) Graphic Design
7 3 (1.40%) NHS
8 2 (0.93%) Blog
8 2 (0.93%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.93%) Renewable Energy
8 2 (0.93%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.47%) Clustering
9 1 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.47%) Life Science
9 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.47%) Motion Graphics
9 1 (0.47%) Social Media
9 1 (0.47%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.94%) Apple iOS
2 16 (7.48%) Android
3 3 (1.40%) Windows
4 1 (0.47%) Linux
4 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.47%) Unix
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (54.21%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (26.64%) UX Design
3 48 (22.43%) Front End Development
4 45 (21.03%) User Research
5 42 (19.63%) Test Automation
5 42 (19.63%) Wireframes
6 41 (19.16%) DevOps
7 36 (16.82%) Problem-Solving
8 31 (14.49%) Scrum
9 26 (12.15%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
10 24 (11.21%) Web Development
11 23 (10.75%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
11 23 (10.75%) Prototyping
12 21 (9.81%) CI/CD
12 21 (9.81%) Decision Tree
12 21 (9.81%) Microservices
13 20 (9.35%) Unit Testing
14 18 (8.41%) Computer Science
14 18 (8.41%) Software Engineering
14 18 (8.41%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 90 (42.06%) JavaScript
2 29 (13.55%) Java
3 19 (8.88%) SQL
4 17 (7.94%) Python
5 15 (7.01%) Ruby
5 15 (7.01%) Scala
6 14 (6.54%) C#
7 9 (4.21%) PHP
7 9 (4.21%) TypeScript
8 8 (3.74%) Go
9 6 (2.80%) Ada
10 4 (1.87%) VBA
11 3 (1.40%) ES6
12 2 (0.93%) JSX
12 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.47%) C++
13 1 (0.47%) Groovy
13 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (14.49%) Security Cleared
2 26 (12.15%) SC Cleared
3 20 (9.35%) Degree
4 6 (2.80%) Master's Degree
5 4 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.40%) ISEB
6 3 (1.40%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.47%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (84.58%) Accessibility
2 35 (16.36%) QA
3 5 (2.34%) WAI
4 2 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.47%) GDPR
5 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.47%) Section 508
System Software
1 3 (1.40%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.47%) HP ALM
1 1 (0.47%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 23 (10.75%) Oracle
2 21 (9.81%) hybris
3 19 (8.88%) Adobe
4 12 (5.61%) Perfecto Mobile
5 10 (4.67%) Microsoft
6 9 (4.21%) Google
7 5 (2.34%) Hotjar
7 5 (2.34%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.40%) SAP
9 2 (0.93%) Mercator
10 1 (0.47%) Ariba
10 1 (0.47%) Capita
10 1 (0.47%) HP
10 1 (0.47%) IBM
10 1 (0.47%) Northgate
10 1 (0.47%) OpenText
10 1 (0.47%) ServiceNow