Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 444 783 820
Rank change year-on-year +339 +37 -45
Contract jobs citing WCAG 111 77 87
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.084% 0.084%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.99% 0.81% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 50 60
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43% +9.21%
10th Percentile £306 £306 £213
90th Percentile £600 £525 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £444 £400
% change year-on-year -13.69% +10.94% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 3,711 9,450 11,887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.30% 10.28% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,184 5,845 7,548
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - -
10th Percentile £256 £233 £250
90th Percentile £645 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 424 383
Median hourly rate £25.30 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.99% -4.35% +12.20%
10th Percentile £12.56 £10.82 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.43 £53.53 £52.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.43 £22.25
% change year-on-year +0.31% +0.82% +11.24%

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 3 August 2020.

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

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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 3 August 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 +335 103 £450 - 7
London +239 54 £463 -2.63% 4
UK excluding London +248 53 £383 -13.69% 3
North of England +122 21 £525 +10.53% 1
Midlands +104 21 £324 -10.62%
North West +92 19 £525 -6.67% 1
East Midlands - 19 £317 -
Work from Home - 16 £392 - 1
South East +169 5 £500 +11.11% 1
Northern Ireland +19 3 - -
Yorkshire +78 2 - -
Scotland +75 2 £275 -22.81% 1
West Midlands +59 2 £513 +41.38%
South West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 93 (83.78%) CSS
2 88 (79.28%) HTML
3 83 (74.77%) JavaScript
4 77 (69.37%) User Experience
5 72 (64.86%) HTML5
6 66 (59.46%) Node.js
7 61 (54.95%) Test Automation
7 61 (54.95%) Agile Software Development
8 56 (50.45%) Git (software)
9 54 (48.65%) Front End Development
10 53 (47.75%) Sass
11 51 (45.95%) TDD
12 49 (44.14%) Web Accessibility
13 41 (36.94%) gulp
13 41 (36.94%) Continuous Deployment
14 39 (35.14%) Responsive Web Design
14 39 (35.14%) jQuery
14 39 (35.14%) Web Design
15 38 (34.23%) DevOps
16 37 (33.33%) Java
17 36 (32.43%) Security Cleared
17 36 (32.43%) Public Sector
18 33 (29.73%) Grunt
19 32 (28.83%) OO
20 29 (26.13%) AngularJS
20 29 (26.13%) Functional Programming
21 28 (25.23%) Linux
21 28 (25.23%) Mac OS X
22 27 (24.32%) Unix
22 27 (24.32%) Subversion

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 2 (1.80%) CMS
1 2 (1.80%) Confluence
1 2 (1.80%) Drupal
1 2 (1.80%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.90%) DNN
2 1 (0.90%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (3.60%) InVision
1 4 (3.60%) Sketch
2 3 (2.70%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.70%) Zeplin
3 1 (0.90%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.90%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.90%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.90%) InDesign
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.90%) UserZoom
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.71%) Azure
2 6 (5.41%) GitHub
3 5 (4.50%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.80%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (1.80%) Azure Functions
4 2 (1.80%) BrowserStack
4 2 (1.80%) Serverless
4 2 (1.80%) Slack
5 1 (0.90%) npm
5 1 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.41%) HTTP
1 6 (5.41%) SSL
1 6 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.80%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.80%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (0.90%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.90%) Redis
3 1 (0.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 56 (50.45%) Git (software)
2 41 (36.94%) gulp
3 33 (29.73%) Grunt
4 27 (24.32%) Subversion
5 24 (21.62%) Jasmine
6 23 (20.72%) Mocha
7 21 (18.92%) Selenium
8 13 (11.71%) Jenkins
8 13 (11.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (10.81%) Katalon Studio
10 10 (9.01%) git-flow
10 10 (9.01%) webpack
11 8 (7.21%) Cucumber
12 7 (6.31%) JUnit
13 6 (5.41%) SonarQube
14 5 (4.50%) Gatling
15 4 (3.60%) JIRA
15 4 (3.60%) Visual Studio
16 2 (1.80%) HP UFT
16 2 (1.80%) LoadRunner
General
1 36 (32.43%) Public Sector
2 7 (6.31%) Finance
3 6 (5.41%) Marketing
4 4 (3.60%) Banking
5 3 (2.70%) Electronics
5 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.70%) Police
5 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.90%) French Language
6 1 (0.90%) Law
6 1 (0.90%) Local Government
6 1 (0.90%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 85 (76.58%) Developer
2 44 (39.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 29 (26.13%) UI Developer
4 18 (16.22%) React Developer
5 8 (7.21%) Analyst
5 8 (7.21%) JavaScript Developer
5 8 (7.21%) Web Developer
6 7 (6.31%) Applications Developer
6 7 (6.31%) HTML Developer
6 7 (6.31%) Senior Developer
6 7 (6.31%) Web Applications Developer
7 6 (5.41%) Designer
7 6 (5.41%) QA Analyst
7 6 (5.41%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 6 (5.41%) Tester
8 5 (4.50%) HTML CSS Developer
8 5 (4.50%) Quality Analyst
9 4 (3.60%) Angular Developer
9 4 (3.60%) QA Tester
9 4 (3.60%) UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (83.78%) CSS
2 88 (79.28%) HTML
3 72 (64.86%) HTML5
4 66 (59.46%) Node.js
5 53 (47.75%) Sass
6 39 (35.14%) jQuery
7 29 (26.13%) AngularJS
8 26 (23.42%) Mustache
8 26 (23.42%) React
9 25 (22.52%) CSS3
10 22 (19.82%) Redux
10 22 (19.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (8.11%) REST
12 8 (7.21%) OpenID
13 7 (6.31%) GraphQL
13 7 (6.31%) Play Framework
14 6 (5.41%) Java EE
14 6 (5.41%) JSON
14 6 (5.41%) XML
15 5 (4.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 77 (69.37%) User Experience
2 22 (19.82%) W3C
3 12 (10.81%) SCORM
4 5 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.90%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.90%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.90%) Photography
6 1 (0.90%) Social Media
6 1 (0.90%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.90%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 28 (25.23%) Linux
1 28 (25.23%) Mac OS X
2 27 (24.32%) Unix
3 12 (10.81%) Android
3 12 (10.81%) Apple iOS
3 12 (10.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (54.95%) Agile Software Development
1 61 (54.95%) Test Automation
2 54 (48.65%) Front End Development
3 51 (45.95%) TDD
4 49 (44.14%) Web Accessibility
5 41 (36.94%) Continuous Deployment
6 39 (35.14%) Responsive Web Design
6 39 (35.14%) Web Design
7 38 (34.23%) DevOps
8 32 (28.83%) OO
9 29 (26.13%) Functional Programming
10 23 (20.72%) Continuous Improvement
10 23 (20.72%) Web Development
11 21 (18.92%) Decision-Making
11 21 (18.92%) SDLC
12 15 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
13 14 (12.61%) Functional Testing
13 14 (12.61%) Non-Functional Testing
14 13 (11.71%) Scrum
15 12 (10.81%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 83 (74.77%) JavaScript
2 37 (33.33%) Java
3 13 (11.71%) SQL
4 8 (7.21%) Scala
5 4 (3.60%) C
6 2 (1.80%) C#
6 2 (1.80%) ES6
7 1 (0.90%) ES7
7 1 (0.90%) Kotlin
7 1 (0.90%) Python
7 1 (0.90%) R
7 1 (0.90%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 36 (32.43%) Security Cleared
2 24 (21.62%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.21%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (7.21%) DBS Check
4 3 (2.70%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.80%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.90%) Degree
6 1 (0.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.90%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.90%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.81%) QA
2 5 (4.50%) WAI
3 2 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (5.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.60%) Grafana
1 4 (3.60%) Kibana
2 2 (1.80%) Nessus
3 1 (0.90%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 14 (12.61%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.50%) Adobe
2 5 (4.50%) Google
3 4 (3.60%) SAP
4 3 (2.70%) Oracle
5 1 (0.90%) Ariba
5 1 (0.90%) HP