The table below looks at the statistics for Section 508 skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Section 508 over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Rank - 611 589
Contract jobs citing Section 508 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England - 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.043% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
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
UK

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 England region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4507 4634 4604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.84% 9.13% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2906 2883 2832
Median daily rate £425 £413 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 150 208
Median hourly rate £22.50 £26.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% +26.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-22.41% +38.09%

Section 508
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 England

Section 508
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Section 508 Daily Rate Trend in England