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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Rank - - 60
Contract jobs citing Section 508 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh - - 0.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate - £398 £350
% change year-on-year
- +13.57%
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
103 58 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.04% 4.64% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 23 17
Average daily rate £400 £383 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £613 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +113.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.03 £20.56 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.11% +37.08%