Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 781 778 849
Rank change year-on-year -3 +71 -57
Contract jobs citing WCAG 88 114 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.11% 0.030%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.73% 0.94% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 45 21
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% +7.69%
10th Percentile £291 £300 £313
90th Percentile £510 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £330
% change year-on-year -6.67% +13.64% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £20.00
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 12004 12168 13249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.12% 11.40% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7836 7881 8427
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £231
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 435 463
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £22.84 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.09% +5.96% +7.75%
10th Percentile £10.64 £10.61 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.09 £46.55 £53.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -20.00% +16.01% +7.75%

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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 26 September 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 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 26 September 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 +21 84 £400 +6.67% 10
London +14 48 £440 +13.55% 7
UK excluding London +15 39 £350 -6.67% 3
North of England +72 17 £320 -8.57%
North East +82 15 £320 -8.57%
South East +15 6 £288 -17.86% 1
East of England -4 6 £375 +15.38%
West Midlands +33 5 £475 +18.75%
Midlands +20 5 £475 +18.75%
Yorkshire +32 2 £475 -
South West +5 2 £525 +13.51% 2
Scotland -14 2 £350 -17.65%
Wales -3 1 £425 -
East Midlands - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 66 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (53.41%) HTML
3 42 (47.73%) CSS
4 36 (40.91%) HTML5
4 36 (40.91%) Sass
5 35 (39.77%) JavaScript
6 34 (38.64%) Test Automation
7 33 (37.50%) TDD
8 31 (35.23%) Git (software)
9 29 (32.95%) Front End Development
10 25 (28.41%) User Experience
11 24 (27.27%) CSS3
11 24 (27.27%) Java
12 23 (26.14%) WAI
13 21 (23.86%) OO
13 21 (23.86%) Jenkins
13 21 (23.86%) gulp
14 20 (22.73%) Cucumber
15 18 (20.45%) BDD
15 18 (20.45%) W3C
15 18 (20.45%) Selenium
16 17 (19.32%) QA
16 17 (19.32%) webpack
17 16 (18.18%) Grunt
17 16 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
17 16 (18.18%) Redux
18 15 (17.05%) WebDriver
18 15 (17.05%) Scala
18 15 (17.05%) Games
19 14 (15.91%) E-Commerce

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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 4 (4.55%) Confluence
2 3 (3.41%) CMS
2 3 (3.41%) Drupal
3 2 (2.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.27%) Apache
3 2 (2.27%) WordPress
4 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.27%) Fireworks
2 2 (2.27%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.27%) Snagit
3 1 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.14%) InDesign
3 1 (1.14%) InVision
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (11.36%) npm
3 3 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.41%) Slack
4 1 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.14%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) HTTP
2 2 (2.27%) Internet
3 1 (1.14%) ATM
3 1 (1.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.09%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 8 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
1 8 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (9.09%) Power BI
2 3 (3.41%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.41%) MySQL
3 2 (2.27%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.14%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (35.23%) Git (software)
2 21 (23.86%) gulp
2 21 (23.86%) Jenkins
3 20 (22.73%) Cucumber
4 18 (20.45%) Selenium
5 17 (19.32%) webpack
6 16 (18.18%) Grunt
7 15 (17.05%) WebDriver
8 12 (13.64%) JUnit
8 12 (13.64%) RSpec
9 10 (11.36%) git-flow
9 10 (11.36%) Mocha
10 6 (6.82%) Burp Suite
10 6 (6.82%) Jasmine
10 6 (6.82%) JMeter
10 6 (6.82%) Karma Test Runner
10 6 (6.82%) Protractor
11 4 (4.55%) JIRA
12 3 (3.41%) Bower
12 3 (3.41%) Sublime Text
General
1 15 (17.05%) Games
2 10 (11.36%) Finance
3 5 (5.68%) Marketing
4 4 (4.55%) Legal
5 3 (3.41%) Banking
5 3 (3.41%) Publishing
6 2 (2.27%) Electronics
6 2 (2.27%) Interactive Media
6 2 (2.27%) Law
6 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.27%) Retail
6 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (48.86%) Developer
2 24 (27.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 12 (13.64%) JavaScript Developer
3 12 (13.64%) Test Engineer
3 12 (13.64%) UI Developer
4 10 (11.36%) Tester
5 7 (7.95%) QA Engineer
5 7 (7.95%) Senior Developer
6 6 (6.82%) Designer
6 6 (6.82%) Senior UI Developer
7 5 (5.68%) Automation Tester
7 5 (5.68%) HTML Developer
7 5 (5.68%) Selenium Tester
7 5 (5.68%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (4.55%) Compliance Manager
8 4 (4.55%) Power BI Developer
8 4 (4.55%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.55%) QA Test Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (53.41%) HTML
2 42 (47.73%) CSS
3 36 (40.91%) HTML5
3 36 (40.91%) Sass
4 24 (27.27%) CSS3
5 16 (18.18%) Redux
6 11 (12.50%) jQuery
6 11 (12.50%) LESS
7 10 (11.36%) AngularJS
7 10 (11.36%) Node.js
8 9 (10.23%) REST
9 7 (7.95%) Chai
9 7 (7.95%) Handlebars
9 7 (7.95%) React
9 7 (7.95%) Semantic HTML
10 6 (6.82%) OOCSS
10 6 (6.82%) SOAP
11 4 (4.55%) Behat
11 4 (4.55%) JSON
12 3 (3.41%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (28.41%) User Experience
2 18 (20.45%) W3C
3 8 (9.09%) Private Cloud
4 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.68%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.27%) Fintech
6 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.14%) New Media
6 1 (1.14%) Semantic Web
6 1 (1.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.95%) Mac OS
2 2 (2.27%) Linux
3 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (38.64%) Test Automation
3 33 (37.50%) TDD
4 29 (32.95%) Front End Development
5 21 (23.86%) OO
6 18 (20.45%) BDD
7 16 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (15.91%) E-Commerce
8 14 (15.91%) User Stories
9 13 (14.77%) DevOps
9 13 (14.77%) Scrum
9 13 (14.77%) Web Accessibility
9 13 (14.77%) Web Testing
10 11 (12.50%) Coaching
10 11 (12.50%) Mobile First
10 11 (12.50%) OOP
10 11 (12.50%) Workflow
11 10 (11.36%) Dependency Injection
11 10 (11.36%) Functional Programming
11 10 (11.36%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 35 (39.77%) JavaScript
2 24 (27.27%) Java
3 15 (17.05%) Scala
4 13 (14.77%) ES6
5 12 (13.64%) Ruby
6 8 (9.09%) SQL
7 5 (5.68%) Python
8 4 (4.55%) C#
9 3 (3.41%) C
9 3 (3.41%) PHP
10 2 (2.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (15.91%) SC Cleared
1 14 (15.91%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.14%) Degree
2 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.14%) ISEB
2 1 (1.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (26.14%) WAI
2 17 (19.32%) QA
3 5 (5.68%) GDPR
4 4 (4.55%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.14%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.68%) Adobe
3 3 (3.41%) Greenplum
4 2 (2.27%) Monetate
4 2 (2.27%) SAP