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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 139 120
Rank change year-on-year +25 -19  
Contract jobs citing WCAG 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.049% 0.066% 0.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.63% 0.66% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £500 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +13.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £330
% change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

WCAG is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 160 303 268
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 7.89% 10.07% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 214 172
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £207 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £541 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 19
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -48.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.28% +14.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing WCAG as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for WCAG in the West Midlands

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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

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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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +12 1 £500 +33.33%
WCAG
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) WAI
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) WebStorm
2 1 (50.00%) Grunt
2 1 (50.00%) PhantomJS
2 1 (50.00%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (50.00%) Sublime Text
2 1 (50.00%) Bower
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) gulp
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) Protractor
2 1 (50.00%) Service Design
2 1 (50.00%) Wireframes
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (50.00%) Sass
2 1 (50.00%) LESS
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap

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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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Bower
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Grunt
2 1 (50.00%) gulp
2 1 (50.00%) IntelliJ
2 1 (50.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (50.00%) PhantomJS
2 1 (50.00%) Protractor
2 1 (50.00%) RSpec
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Sublime Text
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) WebStorm
General
1 1 (50.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Quality Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) LESS
1 1 (50.00%) REST
1 1 (50.00%) Sass
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Service Design
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) WAI