Period
to 7 May 2021

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 7 May 2021 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
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 539 541 754
Rank change year-on-year +2 +213 +69
Contract jobs citing WCAG 144 114 119
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.34% 2.15% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 80 77
10th Percentile £243 £306 £304
25th Percentile £313 £355 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £423 £400 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.63% -11.11% +1.12%
75th Percentile £530 £456 £500
90th Percentile £568 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £400 £450
% change year-on-year -9.38% -11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
10th Percentile £19.29 " £17.33
25th Percentile £20.96 " £17.44
Median hourly rate £24.50 - £17.63
75th Percentile £25.38 " £17.81
90th Percentile £25.45 " £17.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.03 - £17.63

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 6,167 5,295 9,816
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.96% 10.14% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,138 3,328 6,204
10th Percentile £263 £231 £250
25th Percentile £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £575 £563 £558
90th Percentile £669 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 236 340
10th Percentile £11.37 £13.06 £10.61
25th Percentile £14.25 £17.27 £13.72
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.25
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.14% -5.84%
75th Percentile £38.75 £47.31 £40.06
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.03 £22.50 £20.24
% change year-on-year -6.56% +11.19% -5.23%

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Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for WCAG in the UK

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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 7 May 2021.

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 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 7 May 2021. 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 +35 112 £425 +6.25% 21
London -4 72 £525 +28.05% 10
UK excluding London +61 57 £363 -9.38% 14
Work from Home -229 37 £405 +5.95% 6
North of England +56 22 £270 -34.55% 6
Yorkshire +48 17 £260 -52.73% 1
Scotland -16 14 £405 +11.72% 1
Midlands +21 11 £363 +13.28% 2
East Midlands +17 7 £360 +17.07% 1
Wales +14 5 £400 +21.21% 2
South East +48 4 £265 -42.70% 1
West Midlands +2 4 £426 -16.83% 1
North West +20 3 £275 -39.73% 4
North East +29 2 £405 +1.25% 1
South West +33 1 £475 +18.75% 1

For the 6 months to 7 May 2021, 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 84 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (50.00%) User Experience
3 66 (45.83%) CSS
4 62 (43.06%) HTML
4 62 (43.06%) JavaScript
5 44 (30.56%) Front End Development
6 41 (28.47%) Sass
7 40 (27.78%) Security Cleared
8 38 (26.39%) Azure
8 38 (26.39%) Public Sector
9 37 (25.69%) Git (software)
10 34 (23.61%) DevOps
10 34 (23.61%) Web Development
11 33 (22.92%) SC Cleared
12 27 (18.75%) HTML5
13 26 (18.06%) Web Accessibility
14 25 (17.36%) Test Automation
14 25 (17.36%) Node.js
15 24 (16.67%) Wireframes
16 23 (15.97%) Adobe
17 22 (15.28%) TDD
17 22 (15.28%) Problem-Solving
18 21 (14.58%) Sketch
18 21 (14.58%) jQuery
18 21 (14.58%) React
19 19 (13.19%) Information Architecture
19 19 (13.19%) Google
20 18 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
20 18 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
21 17 (11.81%) User Stories

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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 6 (4.17%) CMS
2 5 (3.47%) WordPress
3 4 (2.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (2.08%) Drupal
4 3 (2.08%) Jadu
4 3 (2.08%) nginx
4 3 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.39%) Confluence
5 2 (1.39%) Jupyter
5 2 (1.39%) R Markdown
6 1 (0.69%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.69%) Umbraco
Applications
1 21 (14.58%) Sketch
2 16 (11.11%) Adobe XD
3 13 (9.03%) InVision
4 12 (8.33%) Zeplin
5 9 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (6.25%) Photoshop
6 6 (4.17%) Figma
7 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (26.39%) Azure
2 10 (6.94%) Google Analytics
3 8 (5.56%) GitHub
3 8 (5.56%) Power Platform
4 7 (4.86%) Azure Logic Apps
4 7 (4.86%) npm
4 7 (4.86%) PowerApps
5 5 (3.47%) AWS
6 4 (2.78%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 4 (2.78%) Azure Service Bus
7 3 (2.08%) Microsoft 365
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.69%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.69%) SaaS
8 1 (0.69%) Serverless
8 1 (0.69%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.17%) HTTP
1 6 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.47%) SSL
3 2 (1.39%) Broadband
4 1 (0.69%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.39%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.69%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.69%) DB2
4 1 (0.69%) MS Access
4 1 (0.69%) MySQL
4 1 (0.69%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.69%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 37 (25.69%) Git (software)
2 17 (11.81%) Axure RP
3 16 (11.11%) JIRA
4 13 (9.03%) gulp
5 9 (6.25%) Grunt
6 7 (4.86%) Gatling
6 7 (4.86%) Jenkins
6 7 (4.86%) webpack
7 6 (4.17%) Cucumber
7 6 (4.17%) Jasmine
7 6 (4.17%) Mocha
7 6 (4.17%) Selenium
7 6 (4.17%) Subversion
8 5 (3.47%) JUnit
9 3 (2.08%) Babel
9 3 (2.08%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.39%) git-flow
10 2 (1.39%) JMeter
10 2 (1.39%) Storybook
11 1 (0.69%) SoapUI
General
1 38 (26.39%) Public Sector
2 18 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (11.11%) Social Skills
4 9 (6.25%) Law
5 6 (4.17%) Influencing Skills
6 4 (2.78%) Banking
6 4 (2.78%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.08%) Brand Awareness
7 3 (2.08%) Legal
7 3 (2.08%) Police
7 3 (2.08%) Publishing
8 2 (1.39%) Finance
8 2 (1.39%) Military
8 2 (1.39%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.69%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.69%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 62 (43.06%) Developer
2 39 (27.08%) Designer
2 39 (27.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 20 (13.89%) UX Designer
4 15 (10.42%) React Developer
5 11 (7.64%) UI Designer
5 11 (7.64%) User Researcher
6 9 (6.25%) UI Developer
7 8 (5.56%) Web Developer
8 6 (4.17%) Analyst
8 6 (4.17%) HTML Developer
8 6 (4.17%) UI/UX Designer
9 5 (3.47%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (3.47%) Tester
10 4 (2.78%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (2.78%) Test Analyst
11 3 (2.08%) Design Engineer
11 3 (2.08%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 3 (2.08%) Lead Developer
11 3 (2.08%) Lead Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (45.83%) CSS
2 62 (43.06%) HTML
3 41 (28.47%) Sass
4 27 (18.75%) HTML5
5 25 (17.36%) Node.js
6 21 (14.58%) jQuery
6 21 (14.58%) React
7 16 (11.11%) AngularJS
8 15 (10.42%) CSS3
8 15 (10.42%) JSON
8 15 (10.42%) Redux
9 14 (9.72%) .NET
9 14 (9.72%) Mustache
10 12 (8.33%) Web Services
11 9 (6.25%) Nunjucks
11 9 (6.25%) RESTful
11 9 (6.25%) Twig
12 8 (5.56%) Handlebars
12 8 (5.56%) Material Design
12 8 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 72 (50.00%) User Experience
2 9 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.47%) W3C
4 3 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.08%) SCORM
4 3 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.94%) Android
1 10 (6.94%) Apple iOS
2 7 (4.86%) Linux
3 5 (3.47%) Mac OS X
3 5 (3.47%) Unix
4 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (0.69%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (30.56%) Front End Development
3 34 (23.61%) DevOps
3 34 (23.61%) Web Development
4 26 (18.06%) Web Accessibility
5 25 (17.36%) Test Automation
6 24 (16.67%) Wireframes
7 22 (15.28%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (15.28%) TDD
8 19 (13.19%) Information Architecture
9 18 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (11.81%) Prototyping
10 17 (11.81%) User Stories
11 16 (11.11%) Analytics
12 15 (10.42%) Acceptance Criteria
12 15 (10.42%) Microservices
12 15 (10.42%) Scrum
12 15 (10.42%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 14 (9.72%) Workflow
14 13 (9.03%) OO
Programming Languages
1 62 (43.06%) JavaScript
2 12 (8.33%) TypeScript
3 11 (7.64%) Java
4 10 (6.94%) C#
4 10 (6.94%) SQL
5 6 (4.17%) Python
6 5 (3.47%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.47%) Scala
7 4 (2.78%) ES6
8 3 (2.08%) Go
8 3 (2.08%) R
8 3 (2.08%) Ruby
9 2 (1.39%) PHP
10 1 (0.69%) C
10 1 (0.69%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 33 (22.92%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.47%) Degree
4 2 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.69%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.69%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.94%) QA
2 3 (2.08%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (5.56%) Docker
2 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (5.56%) Kibana
2 5 (3.47%) Grafana
3 3 (2.08%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.08%) logstash
3 3 (2.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (15.97%) Adobe
2 19 (13.19%) Google
3 5 (3.47%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.78%) Openreach
5 3 (2.08%) Hotjar
6 2 (1.39%) Oracle
7 1 (0.69%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.69%) Ariba
7 1 (0.69%) Capita
7 1 (0.69%) Optimizely
7 1 (0.69%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.69%) Remedy
7 1 (0.69%) SAP
7 1 (0.69%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.69%) Splunk