Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 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 Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
UK
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 758 818 870
Rank change year-on-year +60 +52 -89
Contract jobs citing WCAG 82 92 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.084% 0.018%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.74% 0.74% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 44 13
UK median daily rate £375 £372 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.87% +9.34% +3.03%
10th Percentile £292 £297 £320
90th Percentile £500 £484 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £330
% change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06% +6.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

WCAG 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 11073 12403 13331
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.64% 11.28% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7199 7987 8421
UK median daily rate £440 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.98% +1.88% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £625 £594 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 358 421 401
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £22.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +4.41% +7.75%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.25 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year -11.11% +4.41% +7.75%

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Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for WCAG 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 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 25 July 2017.

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 13 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 25 July 2017. 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 +90 78 £375 +3.45% 8
London +37 46 £425 +13.33% 5
UK excluding London +29 34 £320 -8.57% 3
North of England +77 15 £320 -6.02% 2
North East +61 15 £320 +6.67%
South East +28 8 - -
South West +9 4 £338 -
West Midlands +31 2 £500 +25.00%
Midlands +25 2 £500 +25.00%
Wales +3 2 £350 -
East of England -21 2 £431 +32.69% 1
Scotland +16 1 £350 -17.65%
East Midlands - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WCAG 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 WCAG.

1 67 (81.71%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (54.88%) HTML
3 44 (53.66%) CSS
4 39 (47.56%) TDD
5 33 (40.24%) JavaScript
6 32 (39.02%) Test Automation
7 31 (37.80%) W3C
8 28 (34.15%) User Experience
9 23 (28.05%) QA
10 22 (26.83%) HTML5
11 21 (25.61%) WAI
12 20 (24.39%) Jenkins
13 19 (23.17%) Cucumber
13 19 (23.17%) CSS3
14 18 (21.95%) Selenium
15 16 (19.51%) Games
15 16 (19.51%) Java
15 16 (19.51%) User Stories
15 16 (19.51%) WebDriver
15 16 (19.51%) Scala
16 15 (18.29%) SEO
17 14 (17.07%) JUnit
17 14 (17.07%) jQuery
17 14 (17.07%) Web Testing
17 14 (17.07%) Git (software)
17 14 (17.07%) RSpec
18 13 (15.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 13 (15.85%) Sass
18 13 (15.85%) BDD
19 12 (14.63%) SQL

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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 5 (6.10%) CMS
1 5 (6.10%) Confluence
2 1 (1.22%) Drupal
2 1 (1.22%) IIS
2 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.44%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.44%) Snagit
3 1 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.22%) InDesign
3 1 (1.22%) InVision
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.10%) Basecamp
3 1 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) HTTP
2 2 (2.44%) Intranet
3 1 (1.22%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 8 (9.76%) Azure SQL Database
2 8 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (9.76%) Power BI
3 4 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.44%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.22%) MySQL
5 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (24.39%) Jenkins
2 19 (23.17%) Cucumber
3 18 (21.95%) Selenium
4 16 (19.51%) WebDriver
5 14 (17.07%) Git (software)
5 14 (17.07%) JUnit
5 14 (17.07%) RSpec
6 10 (12.20%) Subversion
7 8 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (8.54%) gulp
9 5 (6.10%) JIRA
10 4 (4.88%) Grunt
10 4 (4.88%) webpack
11 3 (3.66%) Bower
11 3 (3.66%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (3.66%) Mocha
11 3 (3.66%) PhantomJS
11 3 (3.66%) Protractor
11 3 (3.66%) Sublime Text
11 3 (3.66%) WebStorm
General
1 16 (19.51%) Games
2 6 (7.32%) Finance
2 6 (7.32%) Legal
3 4 (4.88%) Marketing
3 4 (4.88%) Publishing
3 4 (4.88%) Retail
4 2 (2.44%) Electronics
4 2 (2.44%) Interactive Media
4 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.22%) Back Office
5 1 (1.22%) Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Local Government
5 1 (1.22%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 31 (37.80%) Developer
2 12 (14.63%) Test Engineer
3 11 (13.41%) QA Engineer
4 9 (10.98%) Designer
4 9 (10.98%) QA Test Engineer
4 9 (10.98%) Quality Engineer
4 9 (10.98%) Software Developer
5 8 (9.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 7 (8.54%) Tester
6 7 (8.54%) UI Developer
7 6 (7.32%) HTML CSS Developer
7 6 (7.32%) HTML Developer
8 5 (6.10%) C# Developer
8 5 (6.10%) C# Software Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Selenium Tester
8 5 (6.10%) Senior Designer
8 5 (6.10%) Senior Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Senior UI Designer
8 5 (6.10%) UI Designer
9 4 (4.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (54.88%) HTML
2 44 (53.66%) CSS
3 22 (26.83%) HTML5
4 19 (23.17%) CSS3
5 14 (17.07%) jQuery
6 13 (15.85%) Sass
6 13 (15.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 9 (10.98%) JSON
8 8 (9.76%) .NET
8 8 (9.76%) AngularJS
8 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET
8 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (9.76%) LINQ
8 8 (9.76%) NHibernate
9 5 (6.10%) LESS
9 5 (6.10%) Node.js
10 4 (4.88%) Handlebars
10 4 (4.88%) REST
10 4 (4.88%) SOAP
11 3 (3.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (37.80%) W3C
2 28 (34.15%) User Experience
3 8 (9.76%) e-Learning
3 8 (9.76%) Learning Management System
3 8 (9.76%) Private Cloud
4 5 (6.10%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.22%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.32%) Mac OS X
2 5 (6.10%) Apple iOS
2 5 (6.10%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.22%) Windows
3 1 (1.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (81.71%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (47.56%) TDD
3 32 (39.02%) Test Automation
4 16 (19.51%) User Stories
5 15 (18.29%) SEO
6 14 (17.07%) Web Testing
7 13 (15.85%) BDD
8 12 (14.63%) E-Commerce
9 11 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (13.41%) Defect Tracking
9 11 (13.41%) Responsive Web Design
9 11 (13.41%) Test Scripting
9 11 (13.41%) Test Strategy
9 11 (13.41%) Waterfall
10 9 (10.98%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (10.98%) Coaching
10 9 (10.98%) Front End Development
10 9 (10.98%) Mobile First
10 9 (10.98%) MVC
11 8 (9.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (40.24%) JavaScript
2 16 (19.51%) Java
2 16 (19.51%) Scala
3 12 (14.63%) SQL
4 11 (13.41%) C#
5 8 (9.76%) Ruby
6 7 (8.54%) Python
7 5 (6.10%) ES6
8 2 (2.44%) PHP
9 1 (1.22%) PHP 5
9 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.10%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.22%) Degree
3 1 (1.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (28.05%) QA
2 21 (25.61%) WAI
3 5 (6.10%) GDPR
4 4 (4.88%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (4.88%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.66%) Adobe
2 3 (3.66%) Greenplum
2 3 (3.66%) Monetate
3 2 (2.44%) SAP
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £410.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
PCR
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
Rate: From £38,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago