The table below looks at the statistics for Section 508 skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Section 508 over the 3 months to 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Rank - - 136
Contract jobs citing Section 508 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England - - 0.064%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £398
UK excluding London median daily rate - £300 £398
% change year-on-year
- -24.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Section 508
England

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 East of England region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
224 216 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.86% 7.78% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 101 147
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £244 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £550 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 22
Median hourly rate £21.00 £34.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.23% -6.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £18.10 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.93 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

Section 508
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England 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 East of England

Section 508
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Section 508 Daily Rate Trend in the East of England