The table below looks at the statistics for Section 508 skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Section 508 over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Section 508 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £300 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Section 508
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
322 504 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.52% 9.25% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 392 453
Median daily rate £475 £479 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% +0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £628
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £22.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.17% +8.33%

Section 508
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Section 508 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Section 508 Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Section 508
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Section 508 across the City of London region.

Section 508 Daily Rate Trend in the City of London