Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 22 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 205 169
Rank change year-on-year +22 -36 +9
Contract jobs citing WCAG 5 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.10% 0.16% 0.061%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.91% 1.47% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% +50.00%
England median daily rate £380 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +1.33% -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 547 681 516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.31% 10.99% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 446 285
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -2.60% +14.07%
10th Percentile £199 £208 £225
90th Percentile £525 £522 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 42
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £27.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -9.40% +53.31%
10th Percentile £9.68 £10.84 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £42.25 £43.43
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £21.67
% change year-on-year -12.42% +5.40% +11.10%

WCAG
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing WCAG as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for WCAG in the West Midlands

WCAG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WCAG in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for WCAG in the West Midlands

WCAG
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCAG within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 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
Coventry +13 3 £475 +18.75%
Shropshire +17 2 - -
WCAG
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WCAG.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) WAI
2 4 (80.00%) Front End Development
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (60.00%) Sass
3 3 (60.00%) LESS
3 3 (60.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 3 (60.00%) ES6
3 3 (60.00%) CSS
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) QA
4 2 (40.00%) Selenium
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (20.00%) RSpec
5 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (20.00%) User Stories
5 1 (20.00%) Burp Suite
5 1 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (20.00%) Collaborative Working

WCAG
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Burp Suite
2 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) JMeter
2 1 (20.00%) JUnit
2 1 (20.00%) RSpec
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (40.00%) HTML CSS Developer
2 2 (40.00%) HTML Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) CSS
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) LESS
1 3 (60.00%) Sass
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Front End Development
3 3 (60.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (20.00%) OWASP
5 1 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (20.00%) User Stories
5 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) ES6
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) WAI
2 2 (40.00%) QA