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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Section 508 over the 3 months to 3 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
3 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 Edinburgh - - -
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 £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
Scotland

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
189 140 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.46% 9.67% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 87 61
Median daily rate £446 £360 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.95% +7.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £213 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.72% +38.09%