Period
to 21 November 2019

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 21 November 2019 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 643 758 797
Rank change year-on-year +115 +39 -16
Contract jobs citing WCAG 164 142 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.14% 0.091%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.86% 1.26% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 92 64
UK median daily rate £403 £400 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +5.61% +1.00%
10th Percentile £350 £213 £310
90th Percentile £488 £536 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £43.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 - -

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 8,797 11,305 13,134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.57% 10.86% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,496 7,164 8,567
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.69% +1.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 387 377
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £21.76 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.49% +8.80% -12.42%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £48.75 £49.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £20.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.67% +1.23% -20.00%

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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 21 November 2019.

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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCAG over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WCAG in the UK

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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 21 November 2019. 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 +112 147 £411 -0.90% 20
London +145 106 £418 +0.60% 7
UK excluding London +33 54 £400 - 14
North of England +29 23 £400 -0.93% 4
North East +23 12 £400 +1.91%
South East +38 11 £338 -23.94% 1
Yorkshire +41 8 £433 +28.15%
Scotland +24 6 £394 +78.98% 1
Midlands +29 4 £375 -11.76% 2
West Midlands +25 4 £375 -11.76% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £475 -
North West +6 3 £465 +9.41% 4
Wales - 3 £365 -
South West -12 2 £375 +66.67% 5
East of England +30 1 £450 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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.

1 138 (84.15%) HTML
2 133 (81.10%) CSS
3 113 (68.90%) JavaScript
4 112 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
5 108 (65.85%) Front End Development
6 89 (54.27%) HTML5
7 69 (42.07%) CSS3
8 62 (37.80%) Git (software)
9 57 (34.76%) Sass
10 56 (34.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 56 (34.15%) jQuery
11 54 (32.93%) Test Automation
12 52 (31.71%) User Experience
13 49 (29.88%) W3C
14 46 (28.05%) Node.js
15 45 (27.44%) .NET
16 42 (25.61%) MVC
16 42 (25.61%) Public Sector
17 41 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
18 40 (24.39%) ASP.NET
18 40 (24.39%) Visual Studio
19 38 (23.17%) Security Cleared
19 38 (23.17%) ASP.NET MVC
20 36 (21.95%) Web Development
21 33 (20.12%) Analytics
22 30 (18.29%) GitHub
22 30 (18.29%) Web Accessibility
23 29 (17.68%) REST
23 29 (17.68%) Jenkins
23 29 (17.68%) Microservices

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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 15 (9.15%) CMS
2 5 (3.05%) WordPress
3 4 (2.44%) Confluence
4 3 (1.83%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.61%) Drupal
5 1 (0.61%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.61%) Kentico
5 1 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 20 (12.20%) Photoshop
2 13 (7.93%) Adobe XD
3 12 (7.32%) Sketch
4 8 (4.88%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (4.88%) InVision
5 7 (4.27%) InDesign
6 6 (3.66%) Zeplin
7 5 (3.05%) SketchUp
8 3 (1.83%) Figma
8 3 (1.83%) UserZoom
9 1 (0.61%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
9 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
9 1 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.22%) Magento
2 1 (0.61%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 30 (18.29%) GitHub
2 23 (14.02%) Google Analytics
3 6 (3.66%) Azure
4 4 (2.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 3 (1.83%) Heroku
6 1 (0.61%) Azure Functions
6 1 (0.61%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.61%) npm
6 1 (0.61%) Serverless
6 1 (0.61%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 26 (15.85%) HTTP
2 23 (14.02%) SSL
2 23 (14.02%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.44%) Internet
4 3 (1.83%) FTP
4 3 (1.83%) SMTP
4 3 (1.83%) SSH
5 1 (0.61%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.22%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (0.61%) GIS
3 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 62 (37.80%) Git (software)
2 41 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (24.39%) Visual Studio
4 29 (17.68%) Jenkins
5 27 (16.46%) gulp
5 27 (16.46%) Selenium
6 26 (15.85%) JUnit
7 24 (14.63%) Cucumber
7 24 (14.63%) Moq
7 24 (14.63%) MSTest
8 23 (14.02%) Gatling
9 22 (13.41%) Axure RP
10 20 (12.20%) git-flow
11 19 (11.59%) Grunt
12 17 (10.37%) webpack
13 5 (3.05%) SonarQube
14 4 (2.44%) JIRA
15 3 (1.83%) GitLab
15 3 (1.83%) Jasmine
15 3 (1.83%) Subversion
General
1 42 (25.61%) Public Sector
2 20 (12.20%) Law
3 16 (9.76%) Police
4 14 (8.54%) Marketing
5 10 (6.10%) Finance
6 6 (3.66%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.66%) Telecoms
7 5 (3.05%) Electronics
8 3 (1.83%) Retail
9 2 (1.22%) Banking
10 1 (0.61%) Back Office
10 1 (0.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 122 (74.39%) Developer
2 68 (41.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 27 (16.46%) Designer
4 17 (10.37%) UX Designer
5 16 (9.76%) Software Developer
6 12 (7.32%) .NET Developer
6 12 (7.32%) HTML Developer
7 11 (6.71%) UI Designer
8 10 (6.10%) JavaScript Developer
9 9 (5.49%) C# Developer
9 9 (5.49%) HTML CSS Developer
10 8 (4.88%) Angular Developer
10 8 (4.88%) Applications Developer
10 8 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 8 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (4.88%) Java Developer
11 7 (4.27%) ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (3.66%) Java Applications Developer
12 6 (3.66%) UI/UX Designer
12 6 (3.66%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (84.15%) HTML
2 133 (81.10%) CSS
3 89 (54.27%) HTML5
4 69 (42.07%) CSS3
5 57 (34.76%) Sass
6 56 (34.15%) jQuery
6 56 (34.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 46 (28.05%) Node.js
8 45 (27.44%) .NET
9 40 (24.39%) ASP.NET
10 38 (23.17%) ASP.NET MVC
11 29 (17.68%) REST
12 26 (15.85%) JSON
12 26 (15.85%) XML
13 24 (14.63%) Fluent NHibernate
13 24 (14.63%) NHibernate
13 24 (14.63%) Play Framework
14 23 (14.02%) Gherkin
15 21 (12.80%) AngularJS
16 17 (10.37%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 52 (31.71%) User Experience
2 49 (29.88%) W3C
3 9 (5.49%) Learning Management System
4 5 (3.05%) e-Learning
5 3 (1.83%) NHS
6 2 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.61%) Animation
7 1 (0.61%) Blog
7 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.44%) Mac OS X
2 2 (1.22%) Linux
3 1 (0.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (65.85%) Front End Development
3 54 (32.93%) Test Automation
4 42 (25.61%) MVC
5 36 (21.95%) Web Development
6 33 (20.12%) Analytics
7 30 (18.29%) Web Accessibility
8 29 (17.68%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (17.68%) Mentoring
8 29 (17.68%) Microservices
8 29 (17.68%) Wireframes
9 28 (17.07%) Line Management
9 28 (17.07%) Open Source
10 27 (16.46%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
11 26 (15.85%) Continuous Improvement
12 25 (15.24%) Scrum
13 24 (14.63%) Lean Software Development
14 23 (14.02%) Collaborative Working
15 21 (12.80%) DevOps
16 20 (12.20%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 113 (68.90%) JavaScript
2 28 (17.07%) C#
3 25 (15.24%) Scala
4 13 (7.93%) Java
5 8 (4.88%) SQL
6 6 (3.66%) Ruby
7 4 (2.44%) Python
8 3 (1.83%) ES6
9 2 (1.22%) C
9 2 (1.22%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.61%) ES7
10 1 (0.61%) PHP
10 1 (0.61%) R
Qualifications
1 38 (23.17%) Security Cleared
2 24 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.05%) Degree
4 3 (1.83%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.10%) WAI
2 6 (3.66%) GDPR
3 5 (3.05%) QA
4 2 (1.22%) Section 508
System Software
1 13 (7.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (14.02%) Grafana
1 23 (14.02%) Kibana
2 3 (1.83%) Rancher
3 1 (0.61%) Nessus
3 1 (0.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 24 (14.63%) Google
3 15 (9.15%) Adobe
4 5 (3.05%) SAP
5 4 (2.44%) Oracle
6 3 (1.83%) IBM
7 1 (0.61%) Cadence
7 1 (0.61%) RedDot
7 1 (0.61%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.61%) WooCommerce
7 1 (0.61%) Zend