The table below looks at the statistics for Section 508 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Section 508 over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Rank - - 56
Contract jobs citing Section 508 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh - - 0.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 Edinburgh region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
107 68 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.53% 5.70% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 35 17
Average daily rate £390 £423 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% +20.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £243 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £590 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £30.50 £21.00 £11.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.23% +89.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £16.75 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £32.00 £12.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%