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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 25 June 2022 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
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 635 575 475
Rank change year-on-year -60 -100 +275
Contract jobs citing WCAG 202 152 127
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.24% 0.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.75% 1.93% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 105 83
10th Percentile £301 £250 £274
25th Percentile £400 £315 £336
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -8.57%
75th Percentile £575 £530 £550
90th Percentile £675 £595 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £363 £393
% change year-on-year +37.93% -7.64% -12.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
10th Percentile £26.84 £19.29 £31.63
25th Percentile - £20.96 £32.19
Median hourly rate £27.73 £24.50 £33.75
Median % change year-on-year +13.18% -27.41% +95.65%
75th Percentile £29.12 £25.38 £34.69
90th Percentile £30.67 £25.45 £34.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.73 £23.03 £33.75
% change year-on-year +20.43% -31.78% +95.65%

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 11,523 7,871 4,665
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.15% 12.30% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,945 5,247 2,926
10th Percentile £289 £263 £261
25th Percentile £407 £365 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +9.47% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £563
90th Percentile £725 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 306 320 204
10th Percentile £12.40 £11.36 £12.68
25th Percentile £16.25 £14.00 £17.27
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.05 £22.52
Median % change year-on-year +30.64% -6.54% +0.10%
75th Percentile £50.00 £39.13 £45.25
90th Percentile £69.05 £55.15 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.90 £21.00
% change year-on-year +7.66% -0.48% -17.65%

WCAG
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 25 June 2022.

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

WCAG
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 25 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -63 141 £500 +17.65% 21
Work from Home -56 101 £500 +25.00% 6
UK excluding London -27 72 £500 +37.93% 12
London -83 70 £565 +7.62% 10
North of England -37 28 £425 +63.46% 3
South East -24 17 £500 +25.00% 3
Yorkshire -31 14 £450 +73.08% 3
Scotland -10 13 £463 +8.82% 1
West Midlands -23 13 £550 +72.55% 3
Midlands -32 13 £550 +52.25% 3
North West -37 13 £350 -17.65%
Wales -8 3 £608 +51.88%
North East -9 1 £515 +27.16%
East of England - 1 £400 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, 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.

1 181 (89.60%) Accessibility
2 149 (73.76%) Agile
3 95 (47.03%) JavaScript
4 92 (45.54%) HTML
5 89 (44.06%) CSS
6 62 (30.69%) User Experience
7 60 (29.70%) Test Automation
8 58 (28.71%) Social Skills
8 58 (28.71%) Public Sector
9 54 (26.73%) Scrum
10 53 (26.24%) Problem-Solving
11 48 (23.76%) QA
12 47 (23.27%) User Stories
13 46 (22.77%) Git (software)
14 45 (22.28%) Front End Development
15 43 (21.29%) Sketch
16 42 (20.79%) Acceptance Criteria
16 42 (20.79%) Security Cleared
17 41 (20.30%) SC Cleared
17 41 (20.30%) User Research
18 40 (19.80%) UX Design
19 39 (19.31%) Jenkins
20 38 (18.81%) Adobe
21 35 (17.33%) DevOps
21 35 (17.33%) InVision
22 34 (16.83%) Wireframes
22 34 (16.83%) Mobile App
22 34 (16.83%) JSON
23 32 (15.84%) Selenium
23 32 (15.84%) Node.js

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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 (8.91%) CMS
1 18 (8.91%) Confluence
2 13 (6.44%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.99%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.99%) WordPress
6 1 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.50%) Apache
6 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.50%) Moodle
6 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 43 (21.29%) Sketch
2 35 (17.33%) InVision
3 26 (12.87%) Adobe XD
3 26 (12.87%) Zeplin
4 17 (8.42%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (5.94%) Photoshop
6 7 (3.47%) UserZoom
7 1 (0.50%) InDesign
7 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 28 (13.86%) Figma
2 27 (13.37%) Azure
3 20 (9.90%) GitHub
4 12 (5.94%) Slack
5 8 (3.96%) Microsoft 365
6 7 (3.47%) BrowserStack
7 5 (2.48%) AWS
7 5 (2.48%) Azure Functions
7 5 (2.48%) Serverless
8 4 (1.98%) Miro
8 4 (1.98%) OpenShift
8 4 (1.98%) SAP Commerce Cloud
9 3 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.49%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.99%) Contentful
10 2 (0.99%) Google Workspace
10 2 (0.99%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.42%) HTTP
2 12 (5.94%) HTTPS
2 12 (5.94%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.46%) Intranet
4 2 (0.99%) LAN
4 2 (0.99%) WAN
5 1 (0.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.40%) MongoDB
1 21 (10.40%) NoSQL
2 20 (9.90%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.94%) Data Mining
3 12 (5.94%) DB2
4 9 (4.46%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.47%) MySQL
5 7 (3.47%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.97%) MS Access
7 4 (1.98%) Couchbase
7 4 (1.98%) Hazelcast
8 2 (0.99%) Metadata
9 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 46 (22.77%) Git (software)
2 39 (19.31%) Jenkins
3 32 (15.84%) Selenium
4 29 (14.36%) Axure RP
5 27 (13.37%) Cucumber
6 23 (11.39%) Postman
7 21 (10.40%) JIRA
8 16 (7.92%) WebDriver
9 13 (6.44%) Appium
10 12 (5.94%) Fiddler
10 12 (5.94%) Maven
10 12 (5.94%) REST Assured
10 12 (5.94%) Zephyr
11 11 (5.45%) JUnit
11 11 (5.45%) RSpec
11 11 (5.45%) webpack
12 8 (3.96%) Cypress.io
12 8 (3.96%) SoapUI
13 7 (3.47%) gulp
13 7 (3.47%) SonarQube
General
1 58 (28.71%) Public Sector
1 58 (28.71%) Social Skills
2 30 (14.85%) Finance
3 25 (12.38%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (7.92%) Banking
4 16 (7.92%) Games
5 15 (7.43%) Legal
6 13 (6.44%) Military
6 13 (6.44%) Police
7 12 (5.94%) Presentation Skills
8 9 (4.46%) Retail Banking
9 7 (3.47%) Multimedia
10 6 (2.97%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.99%) Marketing
11 2 (0.99%) Publishing
12 1 (0.50%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.50%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 1 (0.50%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.50%) Local Government
12 1 (0.50%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 73 (36.14%) Developer
2 57 (28.22%) Designer
3 27 (13.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 27 (13.37%) UX Designer
4 20 (9.90%) UI Designer
5 17 (8.42%) Tester
6 15 (7.43%) QA Engineer
7 14 (6.93%) Scala Developer
8 9 (4.46%) Senior Developer
8 9 (4.46%) UI/UX Designer
9 8 (3.96%) .NET Developer
9 8 (3.96%) Automation Tester
9 8 (3.96%) Content Designer
9 8 (3.96%) Full Stack Developer
9 8 (3.96%) Senior Designer
9 8 (3.96%) Visual Designer
10 7 (3.47%) React Developer
11 6 (2.97%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (2.97%) Node.js Developer
11 6 (2.97%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (45.54%) HTML
2 89 (44.06%) CSS
3 34 (16.83%) JSON
4 32 (15.84%) Node.js
5 27 (13.37%) React
6 26 (12.87%) REST
7 25 (12.38%) Web Services
8 21 (10.40%) AngularJS
8 21 (10.40%) jQuery
9 19 (9.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 18 (8.91%) HTML5
10 18 (8.91%) RESTful
11 16 (7.92%) Play Framework
12 15 (7.43%) .NET
12 15 (7.43%) Redux
13 14 (6.93%) ASP.NET
13 14 (6.93%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (6.93%) Sass
14 13 (6.44%) .NET Framework
14 13 (6.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (30.69%) User Experience
2 34 (16.83%) Mobile App
3 29 (14.36%) W3C
4 17 (8.42%) Public Cloud
5 4 (1.98%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (1.98%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (1.98%) Motion Graphics
6 2 (0.99%) Graphic Design
6 2 (0.99%) PKI
6 2 (0.99%) Renewable Energy
6 2 (0.99%) Social Media
7 1 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.50%) RIA
7 1 (0.50%) SCORM
7 1 (0.50%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.92%) Android
2 15 (7.43%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.49%) Mac OS
3 3 (1.49%) Unix
3 3 (1.49%) Windows
4 2 (0.99%) Linux
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (73.76%) Agile
2 60 (29.70%) Test Automation
3 54 (26.73%) Scrum
4 53 (26.24%) Problem-Solving
5 47 (23.27%) User Stories
6 45 (22.28%) Front End Development
7 42 (20.79%) Acceptance Criteria
8 41 (20.30%) User Research
9 40 (19.80%) UX Design
10 35 (17.33%) DevOps
11 34 (16.83%) Wireframes
12 30 (14.85%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 29 (14.36%) TDD
14 28 (13.86%) Continuous Integration
15 27 (13.37%) Test Scripting
15 27 (13.37%) Workshop Facilitation
16 25 (12.38%) Test Strategy
16 25 (12.38%) Web Development
17 24 (11.88%) Kanban
18 23 (11.39%) UX Research
Programming Languages
1 95 (47.03%) JavaScript
2 29 (14.36%) Scala
3 26 (12.87%) SQL
4 25 (12.38%) Java
5 16 (7.92%) C#
6 15 (7.43%) Python
7 13 (6.44%) Go
8 8 (3.96%) Ruby
9 7 (3.47%) ES6
9 7 (3.47%) TypeScript
10 6 (2.97%) Ada
11 4 (1.98%) Bash
12 2 (0.99%) C
12 2 (0.99%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.99%) VB
13 1 (0.50%) C++
13 1 (0.50%) Groovy
13 1 (0.50%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.50%) PHP
13 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (20.79%) Security Cleared
2 41 (20.30%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.97%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (2.48%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.98%) Degree
5 4 (1.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.49%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.99%) MCP
7 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.50%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.50%) ISEB
8 1 (0.50%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.50%) SANS
8 1 (0.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (89.60%) Accessibility
2 48 (23.76%) QA
3 2 (0.99%) WAI
4 1 (0.50%) Section 508
System Software
1 11 (5.45%) Docker
2 2 (0.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (0.99%) SCCM
2 1 (0.50%) Grafana
2 1 (0.50%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.50%) Kibana
2 1 (0.50%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 38 (18.81%) Adobe
2 31 (15.35%) Oracle
3 17 (8.42%) Google
3 17 (8.42%) Microsoft
4 16 (7.92%) Mercator
5 12 (5.94%) AppDynamics
5 12 (5.94%) Splunk
6 4 (1.98%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.49%) Foundry
7 3 (1.49%) IBM
7 3 (1.49%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.99%) Automation Anywhere
8 2 (0.99%) Blue Prism
8 2 (0.99%) Cadence
8 2 (0.99%) Citrix
8 2 (0.99%) Hotjar
8 2 (0.99%) NVIDIA
8 2 (0.99%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.99%) UiPath
9 1 (0.50%) Perfecto Mobile