Period
to 17 January 2020

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 17 January 2020 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
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 587 731 813
Rank change year-on-year +144 +82 -43
Contract jobs citing WCAG 163 149 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.15% 0.100%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.19% 1.38% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 89 67
UK median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £350 £269 £314
90th Percentile £491 £525 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £475
% change year-on-year +0.95% -16.58% +22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
UK median hourly rate £52.00 £26.13 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +99.04% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £17.25 -
% 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 7,444 10,771 13,028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.22% 10.83% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,627 6,754 8,543
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £215 £256 £256
90th Percentile £638 £630 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £420 £400
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 369 351
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £20.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.61% -3.60% -10.03%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.65 £50.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.37 £20.08 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.39% -10.78% -10.00%

WCAG
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for WCAG in the UK

WCAG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WCAG.

Contractor daily rate trend for WCAG in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCAG over the 6 months to 17 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCAG 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 WCAG.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCAG in the UK

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Top 14 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 17 January 2020. 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 +141 150 £415 +1.84% 18
London +166 107 £425 +2.41% 4
UK excluding London +67 53 £400 +0.95% 22
North of England +9 21 £400 -0.93% 6
North East +20 14 £400 +1.91%
South East +64 10 £294 -26.56% 2
South West +19 9 £400 +77.78% 4
Scotland +22 7 £388 +33.62% 8
Yorkshire +39 5 £500 +44.93%
Wales - 3 £365 -
West Midlands +40 2 £550 +41.94% 1
Midlands +40 2 £550 +29.41% 2
North West +9 2 £380 -13.14% 6
East of England +32 1 £450 +28.57%

For the 6 months to 17 January 2020, 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.

1 137 (84.05%) HTML
2 132 (80.98%) CSS
3 115 (70.55%) JavaScript
4 106 (65.03%) Front End Development
5 102 (62.58%) Agile Software Development
6 85 (52.15%) HTML5
7 69 (42.33%) Git (software)
8 66 (40.49%) CSS3
9 60 (36.81%) Sass
10 57 (34.97%) Test Automation
11 55 (33.74%) jQuery
12 51 (31.29%) User Experience
13 50 (30.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 49 (30.06%) Node.js
14 49 (30.06%) W3C
15 44 (26.99%) MVC
16 43 (26.38%) .NET
17 41 (25.15%) Visual Studio
17 41 (25.15%) Public Sector
18 40 (24.54%) ASP.NET
19 39 (23.93%) Team Foundation Server
20 38 (23.31%) ASP.NET MVC
21 36 (22.09%) Security Cleared
22 34 (20.86%) gulp
23 32 (19.63%) Analytics
24 31 (19.02%) Web Development
25 30 (18.40%) Continuous Integration
26 29 (17.79%) Jenkins
27 28 (17.18%) GitHub
27 28 (17.18%) JSON

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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 19 (11.66%) CMS
2 5 (3.07%) Confluence
2 5 (3.07%) Drupal
2 5 (3.07%) WordPress
3 3 (1.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (1.84%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.61%) Kentico
4 1 (0.61%) SAS
4 1 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 17 (10.43%) Photoshop
2 13 (7.98%) Adobe XD
2 13 (7.98%) Sketch
3 8 (4.91%) InVision
4 7 (4.29%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (4.29%) InDesign
5 5 (3.07%) SketchUp
5 5 (3.07%) Zeplin
6 3 (1.84%) Figma
6 3 (1.84%) UserZoom
7 1 (0.61%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Magento
1 1 (0.61%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 28 (17.18%) GitHub
2 21 (12.88%) Google Analytics
3 5 (3.07%) npm
4 4 (2.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 4 (2.45%) Azure
4 4 (2.45%) Slack
5 2 (1.23%) BrowserStack
5 2 (1.23%) Yarn
6 1 (0.61%) Azure Functions
6 1 (0.61%) Heroku
6 1 (0.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.72%) HTTP
2 21 (12.88%) SSL
2 21 (12.88%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.45%) Internet
4 3 (1.84%) FTP
4 3 (1.84%) SMTP
4 3 (1.84%) SSH
5 1 (0.61%) Broadband
5 1 (0.61%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.23%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.61%) GIS
3 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 69 (42.33%) Git (software)
2 41 (25.15%) Visual Studio
3 39 (23.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 34 (20.86%) gulp
5 29 (17.79%) Jenkins
6 27 (16.56%) Selenium
7 26 (15.95%) Grunt
8 25 (15.34%) Cucumber
9 24 (14.72%) JUnit
9 24 (14.72%) Moq
9 24 (14.72%) MSTest
10 23 (14.11%) Gatling
11 22 (13.50%) git-flow
12 20 (12.27%) webpack
13 18 (11.04%) Axure RP
14 6 (3.68%) Jasmine
15 5 (3.07%) JIRA
15 5 (3.07%) SonarQube
16 4 (2.45%) Karma Test Runner
17 2 (1.23%) GitLab
General
1 41 (25.15%) Public Sector
2 20 (12.27%) Law
3 16 (9.82%) Police
4 12 (7.36%) Marketing
5 11 (6.75%) Finance
6 6 (3.68%) Telecoms
7 5 (3.07%) Electronics
7 5 (3.07%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.84%) Banking
8 3 (1.84%) Retail
9 2 (1.23%) Publishing
10 1 (0.61%) Back Office
10 1 (0.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 122 (74.85%) Developer
2 69 (42.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 26 (15.95%) Designer
4 17 (10.43%) UX Designer
5 16 (9.82%) Software Developer
6 12 (7.36%) .NET Developer
7 11 (6.75%) HTML Developer
7 11 (6.75%) Java Developer
8 10 (6.13%) Senior Developer
8 10 (6.13%) UI Designer
9 9 (5.52%) C# Developer
9 9 (5.52%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 8 (4.91%) Applications Developer
10 8 (4.91%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 8 (4.91%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (4.91%) HTML CSS Developer
10 8 (4.91%) JavaScript Developer
11 7 (4.29%) Angular Developer
11 7 (4.29%) ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (3.68%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (84.05%) HTML
2 132 (80.98%) CSS
3 85 (52.15%) HTML5
4 66 (40.49%) CSS3
5 60 (36.81%) Sass
6 55 (33.74%) jQuery
7 50 (30.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 49 (30.06%) Node.js
9 43 (26.38%) .NET
10 40 (24.54%) ASP.NET
11 38 (23.31%) ASP.NET MVC
12 28 (17.18%) JSON
13 27 (16.56%) REST
14 25 (15.34%) AngularJS
15 24 (14.72%) Fluent NHibernate
15 24 (14.72%) NHibernate
15 24 (14.72%) XML
16 22 (13.50%) Play Framework
17 21 (12.88%) Gherkin
18 18 (11.04%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 51 (31.29%) User Experience
2 49 (30.06%) W3C
3 9 (5.52%) Learning Management System
4 5 (3.07%) e-Learning
4 5 (3.07%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.61%) Blog
6 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.61%) NHS
6 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.84%) Linux
1 3 (1.84%) Mac OS X
2 1 (0.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (65.03%) Front End Development
2 102 (62.58%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (34.97%) Test Automation
4 44 (26.99%) MVC
5 32 (19.63%) Analytics
6 31 (19.02%) Web Development
7 30 (18.40%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (17.18%) Microservices
9 26 (15.95%) Line Management
9 26 (15.95%) Mentoring
9 26 (15.95%) Scrum
9 26 (15.95%) Web Accessibility
10 24 (14.72%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
10 24 (14.72%) Continuous Improvement
10 24 (14.72%) Open Source
10 24 (14.72%) TDD
11 23 (14.11%) Wireframes
12 22 (13.50%) Collaborative Working
12 22 (13.50%) DevOps
12 22 (13.50%) Lean Software Development
Programming Languages
1 115 (70.55%) JavaScript
2 28 (17.18%) C#
3 24 (14.72%) Scala
4 14 (8.59%) Java
5 10 (6.13%) SQL
6 8 (4.91%) Ruby
7 5 (3.07%) TypeScript
8 4 (2.45%) ES6
9 2 (1.23%) C
9 2 (1.23%) Python
10 1 (0.61%) ES7
10 1 (0.61%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.61%) PHP
10 1 (0.61%) R
Qualifications
1 36 (22.09%) Security Cleared
2 22 (13.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.45%) Degree
4 3 (1.84%) CTC Cleared
4 3 (1.84%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.52%) QA
2 6 (3.68%) GDPR
3 5 (3.07%) WAI
4 2 (1.23%) Section 508
System Software
1 11 (6.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (12.88%) Grafana
1 21 (12.88%) Kibana
2 2 (1.23%) Nessus
3 1 (0.61%) Rancher
3 1 (0.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (15.95%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.50%) Google
3 18 (11.04%) Adobe
4 6 (3.68%) Oracle
5 5 (3.07%) SAP
6 1 (0.61%) Cadence
6 1 (0.61%) IBM
6 1 (0.61%) Informatica
6 1 (0.61%) RedDot
6 1 (0.61%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.61%) WooCommerce
6 1 (0.61%) Zend