Period
to 31 March 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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 566 744 814
Rank change year-on-year +178 +70 -46
Contract jobs citing WCAG 136 146 84
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.15% 0.082%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.16% 1.40% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 85 58
Median daily rate £400 £425 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.03% +29.71%
10th Percentile £330 £305 £322
90th Percentile £575 £500 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £468
% change year-on-year -11.11% -3.74% +38.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £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 6,285 10,412 12,947
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.08% 10.80% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,807 6,512 8,337
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £225 £250 £260
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 289 356 363
Median hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.36% - +4.91%
10th Percentile £13.48 £11.00 £12.20
90th Percentile £52.60 £48.75 £57.50
Median hourly rate £22.58 £20.25 £24.56
% change year-on-year +11.52% -17.57% +22.80%

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 31 March 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 17 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 31 March 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 +130 111 £413 -2.94% 15
London +157 78 £415 +10.67% 3
UK excluding London +97 54 £400 -11.11% 12
Scotland +29 15 £365 +0.34%
North of England +42 11 £400 -13.04% 2
South East +88 9 £425 -10.53% 2
Work from Home - 9 £400 - 2
South West +46 8 £400 -10.11% 3
Yorkshire +44 5 £458 +18.06%
Midlands +57 4 £440 +25.71% 4
North East +14 4 £400 -16.67%
East Midlands - 3 £330 - 4
Wales - 3 £365 -
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
North West +27 2 £456 +1.39% 2
West Midlands +40 1 £550 +57.14%
East of England +35 1 £450 +28.57% 2

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 119 (87.50%) HTML
2 109 (80.15%) CSS
3 102 (75.00%) JavaScript
4 85 (62.50%) HTML5
5 84 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
6 80 (58.82%) Front End Development
7 65 (47.79%) Git (software)
8 64 (47.06%) CSS3
9 61 (44.85%) User Experience
10 54 (39.71%) Sass
11 53 (38.97%) W3C
12 52 (38.24%) Test Automation
13 51 (37.50%) jQuery
14 47 (34.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 41 (30.15%) Node.js
16 37 (27.21%) Scrum
17 35 (25.74%) Team Foundation Server
17 35 (25.74%) Selenium
18 33 (24.26%) AngularJS
19 29 (21.32%) Security Cleared
20 28 (20.59%) DevOps
21 27 (19.85%) Jenkins
21 27 (19.85%) MVC
22 26 (19.12%) Visual Studio
22 26 (19.12%) Web Development
22 26 (19.12%) Grunt
22 26 (19.12%) Public Sector
23 25 (18.38%) Continuous Integration
23 25 (18.38%) .NET
24 24 (17.65%) ASP.NET

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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 16 (11.76%) CMS
2 5 (3.68%) Drupal
3 4 (2.94%) Confluence
4 3 (2.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (2.21%) Umbraco
4 3 (2.21%) WordPress
5 2 (1.47%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.47%) SAS
6 1 (0.74%) Apache
6 1 (0.74%) Kentico
6 1 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (8.82%) Photoshop
2 10 (7.35%) Sketch
3 4 (2.94%) Adobe XD
3 4 (2.94%) InVision
3 4 (2.94%) SketchUp
4 1 (0.74%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.74%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.74%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.74%) InDesign
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.74%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Magento
1 1 (0.74%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 22 (16.18%) GitHub
2 15 (11.03%) Google Analytics
3 14 (10.29%) Azure
4 5 (3.68%) npm
5 3 (2.21%) Slack
6 2 (1.47%) BrowserStack
6 2 (1.47%) Yarn
7 1 (0.74%) AWS
7 1 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.74%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.74%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.24%) HTTP
2 17 (12.50%) SSL
2 17 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.21%) Internet
4 2 (1.47%) Intranet
5 1 (0.74%) Broadband
5 1 (0.74%) FTP
5 1 (0.74%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.74%) SMTP
5 1 (0.74%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.97%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.15%) GIS
3 2 (1.47%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.74%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.74%) HBase
4 1 (0.74%) MySQL
4 1 (0.74%) Neo4j
4 1 (0.74%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 65 (47.79%) Git (software)
2 35 (25.74%) Selenium
2 35 (25.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (19.85%) Jenkins
4 26 (19.12%) Grunt
4 26 (19.12%) Visual Studio
5 24 (17.65%) gulp
6 21 (15.44%) Cucumber
7 20 (14.71%) JUnit
8 18 (13.24%) Gatling
9 12 (8.82%) Katalon Studio
9 12 (8.82%) webpack
10 11 (8.09%) git-flow
11 9 (6.62%) Axure RP
11 9 (6.62%) Subversion
12 8 (5.88%) Moq
12 8 (5.88%) MSTest
12 8 (5.88%) SonarQube
13 6 (4.41%) Jasmine
14 5 (3.68%) JIRA
General
1 26 (19.12%) Public Sector
2 9 (6.62%) Finance
2 9 (6.62%) Marketing
3 7 (5.15%) Law
3 7 (5.15%) Police
4 4 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.21%) Electronics
5 3 (2.21%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.21%) Publishing
6 2 (1.47%) Banking
7 1 (0.74%) Back Office
7 1 (0.74%) French Language
7 1 (0.74%) Legal
7 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 93 (68.38%) Developer
2 55 (40.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 23 (16.91%) Designer
4 12 (8.82%) UI Designer
5 10 (7.35%) Senior Developer
6 9 (6.62%) Analyst
6 9 (6.62%) Angular Developer
6 9 (6.62%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 8 (5.88%) HTML Developer
7 8 (5.88%) Interface Designer
7 8 (5.88%) Java Developer
8 7 (5.15%) HTML CSS Developer
8 7 (5.15%) QA Analyst
8 7 (5.15%) Software Developer
8 7 (5.15%) Tester
8 7 (5.15%) Web Developer
9 6 (4.41%) React Developer
9 6 (4.41%) UI Developer
9 6 (4.41%) UX Designer
10 5 (3.68%) Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (87.50%) HTML
2 109 (80.15%) CSS
3 85 (62.50%) HTML5
4 64 (47.06%) CSS3
5 54 (39.71%) Sass
6 51 (37.50%) jQuery
7 47 (34.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 41 (30.15%) Node.js
9 33 (24.26%) AngularJS
10 25 (18.38%) .NET
11 24 (17.65%) ASP.NET
12 23 (16.91%) JSON
12 23 (16.91%) REST
13 22 (16.18%) ASP.NET MVC
14 19 (13.97%) XML
15 18 (13.24%) Play Framework
15 18 (13.24%) React
16 17 (12.50%) Razor View Engine
17 16 (11.76%) Gherkin
18 12 (8.82%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 61 (44.85%) User Experience
2 53 (38.97%) W3C
3 14 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (8.09%) SCORM
5 6 (4.41%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.94%) Learning Management System
7 3 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.74%) Blog
8 1 (0.74%) CMDB
8 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.74%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.74%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.74%) Photography
8 1 (0.74%) Social Media
8 1 (0.74%) Video Editing
8 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.82%) Android
1 12 (8.82%) Apple iOS
1 12 (8.82%) Windows
2 9 (6.62%) Linux
3 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (58.82%) Front End Development
3 52 (38.24%) Test Automation
4 37 (27.21%) Scrum
5 28 (20.59%) DevOps
6 27 (19.85%) MVC
7 26 (19.12%) Web Development
8 25 (18.38%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (17.65%) Microservices
10 23 (16.91%) Mentoring
11 22 (16.18%) Collaborative Working
12 21 (15.44%) Kanban
13 20 (14.71%) Analytics
13 20 (14.71%) Open Source
14 19 (13.97%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
14 19 (13.97%) Continuous Improvement
15 18 (13.24%) Line Management
15 18 (13.24%) TDD
16 17 (12.50%) Lean Software Development
16 17 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 102 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 21 (15.44%) Scala
3 19 (13.97%) Java
4 16 (11.76%) SQL
5 10 (7.35%) C#
6 6 (4.41%) ES6
6 6 (4.41%) TypeScript
7 2 (1.47%) C
7 2 (1.47%) ES7
7 2 (1.47%) Kotlin
7 2 (1.47%) Python
7 2 (1.47%) Ruby
8 1 (0.74%) PHP
8 1 (0.74%) R
Qualifications
1 29 (21.32%) Security Cleared
2 24 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.41%) CTC Cleared
4 3 (2.21%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.74%) Degree
6 1 (0.74%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.76%) QA
2 15 (11.03%) WAI
3 2 (1.47%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (1.47%) GDPR
3 2 (1.47%) Section 508
4 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (7.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (11.03%) Grafana
1 15 (11.03%) Kibana
2 2 (1.47%) Nessus
Vendors
1 22 (16.18%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.03%) Google
3 8 (5.88%) Oracle
4 5 (3.68%) Adobe
4 5 (3.68%) SAP
5 1 (0.74%) Ariba
5 1 (0.74%) DataFlux
5 1 (0.74%) Informatica
5 1 (0.74%) RedDot
5 1 (0.74%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.74%) Talend
5 1 (0.74%) WooCommerce
5 1 (0.74%) Zend