Period
to 17 January 2018

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 2018 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 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 796 760 797
Rank change year-on-year -36 +37 +27
Contract jobs citing WCAG 100 105 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.100% 0.11% 0.071%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.77% 0.94% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 44 37
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £314 £296 £314
90th Percentile £573 £484 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £388 £379
% change year-on-year +22.58% +2.31% +37.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £16.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 13,068 11,206 12,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.03% 11.51% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,575 7,314 7,962
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £258 £228 £230
90th Percentile £638 £620 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £388
% change year-on-year +1.01% +2.19% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 400 471
UK median hourly rate £21.01 £23.34 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.98% -6.64% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.74 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.78 £47.28 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +25.00%

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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 17 January 2018.

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 2018. 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 +3 98 £400 +3.56% 11
London -3 53 £379 -2.26% 4
UK excluding London +4 47 £475 +22.58% 7
North of England +39 21 £475 +39.71% 2
North East +45 17 £475 +39.71%
East of England - 11 £338 - 3
Midlands +5 7 £463 +15.63%
Yorkshire +19 6 £525 +68.00%
West Midlands -1 6 £463 +15.63%
South West +4 3 £525 +13.51% 1
South East -30 3 £288 -23.33% 1
Wales +6 1 £425 +41.67%
Scotland -24 1 £350 -12.50%
North West - 1 £500 - 2

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 72 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (67.00%) HTML
3 61 (61.00%) CSS
4 56 (56.00%) JavaScript
5 52 (52.00%) HTML5
6 51 (51.00%) Front End Development
7 48 (48.00%) Git (software)
8 44 (44.00%) Sass
9 42 (42.00%) Test Automation
10 37 (37.00%) CSS3
11 36 (36.00%) jQuery
12 32 (32.00%) Java
13 29 (29.00%) TDD
14 28 (28.00%) gulp
15 25 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (24.00%) QA
16 24 (24.00%) Jenkins
17 23 (23.00%) BDD
17 23 (23.00%) .NET
17 23 (23.00%) OO
18 22 (22.00%) Grunt
18 22 (22.00%) DevOps
18 22 (22.00%) JIRA
19 20 (20.00%) Security Cleared
19 20 (20.00%) ES6
20 19 (19.00%) LESS
21 18 (18.00%) Cucumber
21 18 (18.00%) Mocha
21 18 (18.00%) Confluence
22 17 (17.00%) WAI

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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 18 (18.00%) Confluence
2 6 (6.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (4.00%) EPiServer
3 4 (4.00%) WordPress
4 3 (3.00%) CMS
5 2 (2.00%) Apache
5 2 (2.00%) Drupal
5 2 (2.00%) IIS
6 1 (1.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.00%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.00%) Slack
2 8 (8.00%) npm
3 7 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (5.00%) GitHub
5 2 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.00%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.00%) Internet
2 1 (1.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.00%) Blockchain
2 3 (3.00%) MySQL
3 2 (2.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.00%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 48 (48.00%) Git (software)
2 28 (28.00%) gulp
3 24 (24.00%) Jenkins
4 22 (22.00%) Grunt
4 22 (22.00%) JIRA
5 18 (18.00%) Cucumber
5 18 (18.00%) Mocha
6 17 (17.00%) Selenium
6 17 (17.00%) webpack
7 13 (13.00%) Burp Suite
7 13 (13.00%) Jasmine
7 13 (13.00%) JMeter
8 12 (12.00%) HP UFT
8 12 (12.00%) Karma Test Runner
8 12 (12.00%) LoadRunner
8 12 (12.00%) Protractor
9 11 (11.00%) git-flow
10 10 (10.00%) Apache Ivy
10 10 (10.00%) Gradle
10 10 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (14.00%) Games
2 8 (8.00%) Finance
2 8 (8.00%) Law
3 5 (5.00%) Marketing
4 3 (3.00%) Banking
4 3 (3.00%) Retail
5 2 (2.00%) Back Office
6 1 (1.00%) Electronics
6 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.00%) Publishing
6 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (64.00%) Developer
2 35 (35.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 17 (17.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 16 (16.00%) Test Engineer
5 12 (12.00%) UI Developer
6 11 (11.00%) Tester
7 9 (9.00%) HTML Developer
8 8 (8.00%) HTML CSS Developer
8 8 (8.00%) QA Tester
8 8 (8.00%) Senior Test Engineer
9 7 (7.00%) Analyst
9 7 (7.00%) QA Analyst
10 6 (6.00%) JIRA Engineer
11 5 (5.00%) PHP Developer
11 5 (5.00%) QA Engineer
11 5 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
12 4 (4.00%) Designer
12 4 (4.00%) Quality Analyst
12 4 (4.00%) Software Analyst
12 4 (4.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (67.00%) HTML
2 61 (61.00%) CSS
3 52 (52.00%) HTML5
4 44 (44.00%) Sass
5 37 (37.00%) CSS3
6 36 (36.00%) jQuery
7 23 (23.00%) .NET
8 19 (19.00%) LESS
9 16 (16.00%) Redux
9 16 (16.00%) REST
10 14 (14.00%) AngularJS
11 13 (13.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 12 (12.00%) React
13 11 (11.00%) Node.js
14 10 (10.00%) Jest
14 10 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
15 8 (8.00%) ASP.NET
16 7 (7.00%) ASP.NET MVC
16 7 (7.00%) SOAP
17 6 (6.00%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.00%) User Experience
2 11 (11.00%) W3C
3 3 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.00%) Fintech
3 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.00%) iPad
4 1 (1.00%) iPhone
4 1 (1.00%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.00%) Mac OS
2 4 (4.00%) Linux
3 3 (3.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.00%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.00%) Unix
4 2 (2.00%) Windows
4 2 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (51.00%) Front End Development
3 42 (42.00%) Test Automation
4 29 (29.00%) TDD
5 25 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (23.00%) BDD
6 23 (23.00%) OO
7 22 (22.00%) DevOps
8 15 (15.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 15 (15.00%) Web Accessibility
9 14 (14.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 14 (14.00%) OOP
9 14 (14.00%) SDLC
10 13 (13.00%) E-Commerce
10 13 (13.00%) Mobile First
10 13 (13.00%) OWASP
10 13 (13.00%) Workflow
11 12 (12.00%) Dependency Injection
11 12 (12.00%) Mentoring
11 12 (12.00%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 56 (56.00%) JavaScript
2 32 (32.00%) Java
3 20 (20.00%) ES6
4 12 (12.00%) C#
5 10 (10.00%) C
5 10 (10.00%) Ruby
5 10 (10.00%) Scala
6 6 (6.00%) PHP
7 4 (4.00%) Python
7 4 (4.00%) SQL
8 2 (2.00%) PHP 5
8 2 (2.00%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.00%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.00%) Degree
4 1 (1.00%) ISEB
4 1 (1.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (24.00%) QA
2 17 (17.00%) WAI
3 1 (1.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (12.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (7.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.00%) Adobe
3 4 (4.00%) Atlassian
3 4 (4.00%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.00%) Capita
5 1 (1.00%) ATG
5 1 (1.00%) Monetate
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle
5 1 (1.00%) SAP