Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 760 815 781
Rank change year-on-year +55 -34 +32
Contract jobs citing WCAG 84 91 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.088% 0.088%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.90% 0.77% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 64 52
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +9.21% +1.33%
10th Percentile £306 £213 £310
90th Percentile £525 £546 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £400 £320
% change year-on-year +10.94% +25.00% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 9,370 11,742 11,379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.28% 11.39% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,819 7,447 7,374
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.56% +8.48%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 385 362
UK median hourly rate £22.36 £22.30 £21.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.25% +1.59% -2.44%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.16 £11.01
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.90 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £20.09 £21.50
% change year-on-year +25.07% -6.58% -6.52%

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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 17 August 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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Top 13 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 17 August 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 +32 72 £450 +8.43% 12
UK excluding London +25 50 £444 +10.94% 10
London +57 33 £463 +11.45% 4
North of England +32 21 £475 +21.59% 2
Midlands +22 11 £363 -14.71%
West Midlands +13 11 £363 -14.71%
Yorkshire +20 10 £481 +1.32%
South East +25 9 £450 +16.13% 3
North East +23 6 £475 -
Scotland +38 5 £356 +61.93%
North West +8 5 £563 +50.00% 2
Northern Ireland - 5 £450 -
Wales - 1 £275 - 2

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 62 (73.81%) HTML
1 62 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (70.24%) CSS
3 58 (69.05%) JavaScript
4 48 (57.14%) Git (software)
4 48 (57.14%) HTML5
5 44 (52.38%) Sass
5 44 (52.38%) Front End Development
6 32 (38.10%) Web Accessibility
7 31 (36.90%) Web Development
8 30 (35.71%) Node.js
9 29 (34.52%) jQuery
10 27 (32.14%) TDD
11 26 (30.95%) User Experience
12 25 (29.76%) Test Automation
13 24 (28.57%) Scrum
13 24 (28.57%) CSS3
14 23 (27.38%) Grunt
15 21 (25.00%) Jasmine
16 20 (23.81%) Responsive Web Design
16 20 (23.81%) Java
17 19 (22.62%) Web Design
17 19 (22.62%) Microservices
18 18 (21.43%) gulp
18 18 (21.43%) CMS
19 17 (20.24%) Linux
20 16 (19.05%) Mac OS X
20 16 (19.05%) Subversion
20 16 (19.05%) AngularJS
21 15 (17.86%) REST

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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 (21.43%) CMS
2 5 (5.95%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (3.57%) Confluence
4 2 (2.38%) Drupal
4 2 (2.38%) WordPress
5 1 (1.19%) EPiServer
Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Photoshop
2 5 (5.95%) Sketch
3 3 (3.57%) InVision
4 1 (1.19%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.19%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.14%) GitHub
2 6 (7.14%) IaaS
2 6 (7.14%) PaaS
3 3 (3.57%) Google Analytics
3 3 (3.57%) Heroku
4 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.19%) Azure Functions
5 1 (1.19%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) HTTP
1 3 (3.57%) SSL
1 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.14%) Redis
1 6 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) Cosmos DB
2 2 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 48 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 23 (27.38%) Grunt
3 21 (25.00%) Jasmine
4 18 (21.43%) gulp
5 16 (19.05%) Subversion
6 11 (13.10%) Mocha
7 9 (10.71%) Jenkins
7 9 (10.71%) Karma Test Runner
7 9 (10.71%) Selenium
7 9 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (9.52%) Cucumber
9 7 (8.33%) Axure RP
9 7 (8.33%) JUnit
9 7 (8.33%) Visual Studio
10 6 (7.14%) Bower
10 6 (7.14%) git-flow
11 5 (5.95%) webpack
12 4 (4.76%) RSpec
12 4 (4.76%) WebDriver
13 3 (3.57%) GitLab
General
1 5 (5.95%) Marketing
2 4 (4.76%) Games
3 3 (3.57%) Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Finance
5 1 (1.19%) Legal
5 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 60 (71.43%) Developer
2 34 (40.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 11 (13.10%) JavaScript Developer
4 9 (10.71%) Angular Developer
4 9 (10.71%) Designer
4 9 (10.71%) Web Developer
5 6 (7.14%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (4.76%) .NET Developer
6 4 (4.76%) Applications Developer
6 4 (4.76%) Content Designer
6 4 (4.76%) Senior Content Designer
6 4 (4.76%) Senior Designer
6 4 (4.76%) Software Developer
6 4 (4.76%) Test Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) UI Developer
7 3 (3.57%) C# Developer
7 3 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (3.57%) React Developer
7 3 (3.57%) UX Designer
8 2 (2.38%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (73.81%) HTML
2 59 (70.24%) CSS
3 48 (57.14%) HTML5
4 44 (52.38%) Sass
5 30 (35.71%) Node.js
6 29 (34.52%) jQuery
7 24 (28.57%) CSS3
8 16 (19.05%) AngularJS
9 15 (17.86%) REST
10 11 (13.10%) .NET
10 11 (13.10%) Mustache
11 9 (10.71%) NgRx
11 9 (10.71%) RxJS
11 9 (10.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (9.52%) Razor View Engine
13 7 (8.33%) .NET Core
13 7 (8.33%) JSON
14 6 (7.14%) .NET Framework
14 6 (7.14%) ASP.NET Core
14 6 (7.14%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 26 (30.95%) User Experience
2 8 (9.52%) W3C
3 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.57%) NHS
4 1 (1.19%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.24%) Linux
2 16 (19.05%) Mac OS X
3 14 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (1.19%) Android
4 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (52.38%) Front End Development
3 32 (38.10%) Web Accessibility
4 31 (36.90%) Web Development
5 27 (32.14%) TDD
6 25 (29.76%) Test Automation
7 24 (28.57%) Scrum
8 20 (23.81%) Responsive Web Design
9 19 (22.62%) Microservices
9 19 (22.62%) Web Design
10 12 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
10 12 (14.29%) Mobile First
11 11 (13.10%) Coaching
12 10 (11.90%) DevOps
13 9 (10.71%) Architectural Design
13 9 (10.71%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
13 9 (10.71%) Mentoring
13 9 (10.71%) Open Source
13 9 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
14 8 (9.52%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 58 (69.05%) JavaScript
2 20 (23.81%) Java
3 9 (10.71%) ES6
3 9 (10.71%) TypeScript
4 8 (9.52%) C#
4 8 (9.52%) Scala
5 4 (4.76%) Ruby
6 3 (3.57%) Python
7 2 (2.38%) PHP
7 2 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 12 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.57%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.19%) Degree
4 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.10%) QA
2 8 (9.52%) WAI
3 4 (4.76%) GDPR
4 2 (2.38%) PSD2
5 1 (1.19%) Section 508
System Software
1 4 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) Grafana
1 3 (3.57%) Kibana
1 3 (3.57%) Rancher
2 1 (1.19%) Nessus
2 1 (1.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (5.95%) Sitecore
2 4 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.57%) Google
4 2 (2.38%) IBM
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle