Period
to 9 December 2018

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 9 December 2018 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 179 205
Rank change year-on-year -6 +26 -28
Contract jobs citing WCAG 20 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.66% 1.03% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 5
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +15.63% -11.11%
10th Percentile £331 £425 £368
90th Percentile £465 £488 £456
England median daily rate £415 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +5.73% +4.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England 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 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 546 583 680
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.59% 11.98% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 352 447
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £258 £200 £206
90th Percentile £550 £525 £515
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 36
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.72 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.40% -20.00% -20.48%
10th Percentile £10.94 £9.68 £11.19
90th Percentile £27.10 £56.60 £42.25
England median hourly rate £20.16 £20.55 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.92% -8.67% +2.27%

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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

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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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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCAG in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 9 December 2018. 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 -1 12 £425 -8.11%
Shropshire -54 5 £348 -
Birmingham - 2 £469 -
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England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WCAG.

1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (75.00%) HTML
2 15 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 15 (75.00%) CSS
3 14 (70.00%) Git (software)
3 14 (70.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 11 (55.00%) Sass
4 11 (55.00%) Front End Development
5 10 (50.00%) C#
5 10 (50.00%) MVC
5 10 (50.00%) .NET
5 10 (50.00%) gulp
5 10 (50.00%) Razor View Engine
5 10 (50.00%) Grunt
6 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
8 5 (25.00%) Confluence
8 5 (25.00%) HTML5
8 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
8 5 (25.00%) BDD
8 5 (25.00%) REST
8 5 (25.00%) CSS3
8 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 5 (25.00%) Microservices
8 5 (25.00%) Burp Suite
8 5 (25.00%) ES6
8 5 (25.00%) HP UFT
8 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
8 5 (25.00%) W3C
8 5 (25.00%) JMeter

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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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (25.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Slack
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 14 (70.00%) Git (software)
2 10 (50.00%) Grunt
2 10 (50.00%) gulp
3 5 (25.00%) Burp Suite
3 5 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (25.00%) JIRA
3 5 (25.00%) JMeter
3 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (5.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Developer
2 11 (55.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 5 (25.00%) Test Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Digital Developer
5 3 (15.00%) .NET Developer
5 3 (15.00%) HTML CSS Developer
5 3 (15.00%) HTML Developer
5 3 (15.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (5.00%) .NET Software Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Agile .NET Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Agile C# Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Agile Developer
7 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Azure Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (5.00%) UI Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (75.00%) CSS
1 15 (75.00%) HTML
2 11 (55.00%) Sass
3 10 (50.00%) .NET
3 10 (50.00%) Razor View Engine
4 5 (25.00%) CSS3
4 5 (25.00%) HTML5
4 5 (25.00%) REST
5 4 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 4 (20.00%) React
6 2 (10.00%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) W3C
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (70.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 11 (55.00%) Front End Development
4 10 (50.00%) MVC
5 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (25.00%) BDD
6 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Microservices
6 5 (25.00%) OWASP
6 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (15.00%) Coaching
7 3 (15.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (15.00%) SDLC
8 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 1 (5.00%) OO
9 1 (5.00%) SOLID
9 1 (5.00%) TDD
9 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (50.00%) C#
3 5 (25.00%) ES6
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) WAI
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft