Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 785 772 853
Rank change year-on-year -13 +81 -23
Contract jobs citing WCAG 93 122 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.12% 0.035%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.71% 1.01% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 50 27
UK median daily rate £378 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £314
90th Percentile £500 £476 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 13045 12032 13624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.69% 11.35% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8531 7827 8619
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year +2.56% +1.30% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 432 479
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £23.17 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.67% +2.97% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.58 £47.23 £51.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.64% +10.00%

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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 November 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 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 November 2017. 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 +14 90 £379 +1.00% 4
London +9 49 £380 -1.94% 1
UK excluding London -12 44 £350 -6.67% 3
North of England +58 20 £350 +2.94% 3
North East +65 17 £335 -1.47% 2
East of England -20 10 £338 +3.85%
Midlands +23 5 £475 +18.75%
West Midlands +18 5 £475 +18.75%
South East -4 4 £288 -17.86%
Yorkshire +28 3 £471 +50.80%
South West +1 2 £525 +13.51%
Scotland -33 2 £350 -12.50%
Wales +8 1 £425 +41.67%

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 72 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (63.44%) HTML
3 53 (56.99%) CSS
4 49 (52.69%) JavaScript
5 47 (50.54%) Front End Development
6 46 (49.46%) Test Automation
7 45 (48.39%) HTML5
8 43 (46.24%) Sass
9 42 (45.16%) Git (software)
10 40 (43.01%) TDD
11 35 (37.63%) Java
12 29 (31.18%) CSS3
13 26 (27.96%) jQuery
14 24 (25.81%) Cucumber
14 24 (25.81%) Jenkins
14 24 (25.81%) gulp
14 24 (25.81%) OO
15 23 (24.73%) Selenium
16 22 (23.66%) QA
16 22 (23.66%) Continuous Integration
17 21 (22.58%) WAI
18 20 (21.51%) Games
18 20 (21.51%) BDD
18 20 (21.51%) webpack
19 19 (20.43%) Redux
20 18 (19.35%) Grunt
20 18 (19.35%) Mocha
21 17 (18.28%) Security Cleared
21 17 (18.28%) DevOps
21 17 (18.28%) Scrum

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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 5 (5.38%) Confluence
2 4 (4.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (3.23%) Drupal
4 2 (2.15%) Apache
4 2 (2.15%) CMS
4 2 (2.15%) IIS
4 2 (2.15%) WordPress
5 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.15%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.08%) InVision
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.83%) npm
2 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.38%) Slack
4 3 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.23%) Internet
2 2 (2.15%) HTTP
3 1 (1.08%) ATM
3 1 (1.08%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.30%) MySQL
3 3 (3.23%) Blockchain
3 3 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.08%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.08%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 42 (45.16%) Git (software)
2 24 (25.81%) Cucumber
2 24 (25.81%) gulp
2 24 (25.81%) Jenkins
3 23 (24.73%) Selenium
4 20 (21.51%) webpack
5 18 (19.35%) Grunt
5 18 (19.35%) Mocha
6 16 (17.20%) WebDriver
7 13 (13.98%) JUnit
7 13 (13.98%) RSpec
8 11 (11.83%) git-flow
8 11 (11.83%) Jasmine
8 11 (11.83%) Karma Test Runner
8 11 (11.83%) Protractor
9 9 (9.68%) Apache Ivy
9 9 (9.68%) Gradle
9 9 (9.68%) JIRA
9 9 (9.68%) Maven
9 9 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (21.51%) Games
2 10 (10.75%) Finance
3 8 (8.60%) Law
4 5 (5.38%) Marketing
5 4 (4.30%) Banking
6 2 (2.15%) Back Office
6 2 (2.15%) Retail
7 1 (1.08%) Electronics
7 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.08%) Publishing
7 1 (1.08%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (60.22%) Developer
2 31 (33.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 15 (16.13%) Tester
4 14 (15.05%) JavaScript Developer
5 11 (11.83%) Test Engineer
5 11 (11.83%) UI Developer
6 10 (10.75%) QA Tester
7 9 (9.68%) Analyst
8 7 (7.53%) QA Analyst
9 6 (6.45%) QA Engineer
9 6 (6.45%) Selenium Tester
9 6 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
10 5 (5.38%) Automation Tester
10 5 (5.38%) HTML Developer
11 4 (4.30%) Senior Developer
11 4 (4.30%) Senior Test Engineer
11 4 (4.30%) Software Analyst
11 4 (4.30%) Software Developer
11 4 (4.30%) Software Tester
11 4 (4.30%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (63.44%) HTML
2 53 (56.99%) CSS
3 45 (48.39%) HTML5
4 43 (46.24%) Sass
5 29 (31.18%) CSS3
6 26 (27.96%) jQuery
7 19 (20.43%) Redux
8 16 (17.20%) .NET
8 16 (17.20%) LESS
9 15 (16.13%) AngularJS
10 12 (12.90%) Node.js
10 12 (12.90%) React
11 11 (11.83%) REST
12 10 (10.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (9.68%) Chai
13 9 (9.68%) Jest
13 9 (9.68%) KnockoutJS
13 9 (9.68%) Semantic HTML
13 9 (9.68%) SOAP
14 8 (8.60%) OOCSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.20%) User Experience
2 12 (12.90%) W3C
3 5 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.23%) Fintech
5 3 (3.23%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.08%) New Media
6 1 (1.08%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.08%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.60%) Mac OS
2 2 (2.15%) Linux
2 2 (2.15%) Windows
2 2 (2.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (50.54%) Front End Development
3 46 (49.46%) Test Automation
4 40 (43.01%) TDD
5 24 (25.81%) OO
6 22 (23.66%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (21.51%) BDD
8 17 (18.28%) DevOps
8 17 (18.28%) Scrum
9 15 (16.13%) OOP
10 14 (15.05%) Acceptance Criteria
10 14 (15.05%) Test Strategy
10 14 (15.05%) User Stories
10 14 (15.05%) Web Testing
11 13 (13.98%) E-Commerce
11 13 (13.98%) Exploratory Testing
12 12 (12.90%) Web Accessibility
13 11 (11.83%) Dependency Injection
13 11 (11.83%) Functional Programming
13 11 (11.83%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 49 (52.69%) JavaScript
2 35 (37.63%) Java
3 16 (17.20%) ES6
3 16 (17.20%) Scala
4 14 (15.05%) Ruby
5 13 (13.98%) C#
6 9 (9.68%) C
7 8 (8.60%) Python
8 5 (5.38%) PHP
9 3 (3.23%) SQL
10 2 (2.15%) PHP 5
10 2 (2.15%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.15%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (18.28%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.08%) Degree
3 1 (1.08%) ISEB
3 1 (1.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (23.66%) QA
2 21 (22.58%) WAI
3 1 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (5.38%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (7.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.23%) Adobe
3 2 (2.15%) Capita
4 1 (1.08%) ATG
4 1 (1.08%) Greenplum
4 1 (1.08%) Monetate
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle
4 1 (1.08%) SAP