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 3 months to 23 April 2017 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 575 636 648
Rank change year-on-year +61 +12  
Contract jobs citing WCAG 42 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.041% 0.014%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.77% 0.37% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 5
Median daily rate £339 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.66% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £347 £125
% change year-on-year -7.71% +177.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

WCAG is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5433 6150 6446
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.53% 11.00% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3543 3969 3922
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £598 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 198 180
Median hourly rate £21.25 £25.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -1.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.27 £12.50 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.90 £53.00 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -27.27% +13.79%  

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Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WCAG as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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 19 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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +67 40 £340 -8.54% 7
London +45 23 £375 - 4
North East +15 7 £320 +5.34%
Tyne and Wear +13 7 £320 +5.34%
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 7 £320 +5.34%
South East +24 6 - - 1
Kent - 4 - -
South West +4 3 £338 -
Plymouth - 3 £338 -
Devon - 3 £338 -
South Wales - 1 £275 -
Wales - 1 £275 -
Cardiff - 1 £275 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Hendon - 1 - -
Stockley Park - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, 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 57 (69.51%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (50.00%) HTML
3 40 (48.78%) CSS
3 40 (48.78%) TDD
4 32 (39.02%) JavaScript
5 29 (35.37%) W3C
6 28 (34.15%) QA
7 27 (32.93%) Jenkins
8 26 (31.71%) Automated Testing
9 25 (30.49%) Test Automation
10 24 (29.27%) Cucumber
10 24 (29.27%) Automation Testing
10 24 (29.27%) Selenium
11 23 (28.05%) Web Testing
11 23 (28.05%) Games
11 23 (28.05%) JUnit
11 23 (28.05%) RSpec
11 23 (28.05%) WebDriver
11 23 (28.05%) Scala
12 22 (26.83%) User Stories
13 21 (25.61%) Test Strategy
13 21 (25.61%) Defect Tracking
13 21 (25.61%) Test Scripting
14 19 (23.17%) jQuery
15 18 (21.95%) JSON
16 17 (20.73%) User Experience
17 16 (19.51%) CSS3
17 16 (19.51%) HTML5
18 15 (18.29%) SEO
19 14 (17.07%) .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 8 (9.76%) CMS
2 5 (6.10%) Confluence
3 3 (3.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (2.44%) IIS
4 2 (2.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) Basecamp
2 1 (1.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.22%) HTTP
1 1 (1.22%) Intranet
1 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 27 (32.93%) Jenkins
2 24 (29.27%) Cucumber
2 24 (29.27%) Selenium
3 23 (28.05%) JUnit
3 23 (28.05%) RSpec
3 23 (28.05%) WebDriver
4 10 (12.20%) Subversion
5 9 (10.98%) Git (software)
6 8 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (7.32%) Grunt
8 5 (6.10%) JIRA
9 4 (4.88%) Bitbucket
10 2 (2.44%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (2.44%) Mocha
10 2 (2.44%) PhantomJS
10 2 (2.44%) Sinon.JS
10 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 1 (1.22%) JMeter
11 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (28.05%) Games
2 8 (9.76%) Legal
3 6 (7.32%) Retail
4 4 (4.88%) Publishing
5 3 (3.66%) Finance
6 2 (2.44%) Local Government
6 2 (2.44%) Marketing
7 1 (1.22%) Back Office
7 1 (1.22%) Interactive Media
7 1 (1.22%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 26 (31.71%) Developer
2 23 (28.05%) Test Engineer
3 20 (24.39%) QA Engineer
3 20 (24.39%) QA Test Engineer
4 19 (23.17%) Quality Engineer
5 10 (12.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 9 (10.98%) HTML CSS Developer
6 9 (10.98%) HTML Developer
6 9 (10.98%) Software Developer
7 8 (9.76%) Designer
8 7 (8.54%) Analyst
8 7 (8.54%) JavaScript Developer
9 6 (7.32%) C# Developer
9 6 (7.32%) UI Designer
10 5 (6.10%) C# Software Developer
10 5 (6.10%) Senior Designer
10 5 (6.10%) Senior UI Designer
11 4 (4.88%) Senior Developer
11 4 (4.88%) Test Automation Engineer
11 4 (4.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (50.00%) HTML
2 40 (48.78%) CSS
3 19 (23.17%) jQuery
4 18 (21.95%) JSON
5 16 (19.51%) CSS3
5 16 (19.51%) HTML5
6 14 (17.07%) .NET
7 12 (14.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 10 (12.20%) ASP.NET
8 10 (12.20%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (9.76%) LINQ
9 8 (9.76%) NHibernate
10 7 (8.54%) Sass
11 6 (7.32%) Node.js
12 5 (6.10%) Handlebars
13 4 (4.88%) AngularJS
13 4 (4.88%) RESTful
14 3 (3.66%) Flask
14 3 (3.66%) LESS
14 3 (3.66%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 29 (35.37%) W3C
2 17 (20.73%) User Experience
3 8 (9.76%) e-Learning
3 8 (9.76%) Learning Management System
4 4 (4.88%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.44%) Linked Data
5 2 (2.44%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.22%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.22%) iPad
6 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.22%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.32%) Apple iOS
1 6 (7.32%) Mac OS X
2 2 (2.44%) Linux
3 1 (1.22%) Android
3 1 (1.22%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.22%) Windows
3 1 (1.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (69.51%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (48.78%) TDD
3 26 (31.71%) Automated Testing
4 25 (30.49%) Test Automation
5 24 (29.27%) Automation Testing
6 23 (28.05%) Web Testing
7 22 (26.83%) User Stories
8 21 (25.61%) Defect Tracking
8 21 (25.61%) Test Scripting
8 21 (25.61%) Test Strategy
9 15 (18.29%) SEO
10 13 (15.85%) Front End Development
10 13 (15.85%) MVC
11 9 (10.98%) Waterfall
12 8 (9.76%) E-Commerce
12 8 (9.76%) Mobile First
13 7 (8.54%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (8.54%) Responsive Web Design
13 7 (8.54%) Web Accessibility
14 6 (7.32%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 32 (39.02%) JavaScript
2 23 (28.05%) Scala
3 13 (15.85%) C#
4 9 (10.98%) Java
5 7 (8.54%) Python
6 5 (6.10%) Ruby
7 4 (4.88%) SQL
8 2 (2.44%) SPARQL
9 1 (1.22%) PHP
9 1 (1.22%) PHP 5
9 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.66%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (34.15%) QA
2 10 (12.20%) WAI
3 3 (3.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.66%) GDPR
4 2 (2.44%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.22%) Section 508
System Software
1 4 (4.88%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (3.66%) Adobe
2 2 (2.44%) Monetate
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