The first table below looks at the demand for Section 508 skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Section 508 over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Rank 587 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Section 508 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.073% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £400 - -
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 - - -
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4084 3311 4283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.96% 7.68% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2513 1990 2369
Average daily rate £400 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 134 233
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.58 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £55.00 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
Section 508
UK

Section 508
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Section 508 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

Section 508
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Section 508 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Section 508.

1 13 (100.00%) HTML
1 13 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 13 (100.00%) CSS
1 13 (100.00%) W3C
1 13 (100.00%) jQuery
1 13 (100.00%) HTML5
1 13 (100.00%) CSS3
2 12 (92.31%) Zepto.js
2 12 (92.31%) YUI
2 12 (92.31%) Dojo
2 12 (92.31%) Memory Management
2 12 (92.31%) Progressive Enhancement
2 12 (92.31%) OO
2 12 (92.31%) SEO
2 12 (92.31%) Ajax
2 12 (92.31%) Yahoo!
3 11 (84.62%) DOM
4 6 (46.15%) Web Development
5 5 (38.46%) Endeca
5 5 (38.46%) CMS
5 5 (38.46%) Stellent
5 5 (38.46%) Interwoven
5 5 (38.46%) hybris
6 4 (30.77%) SOA
6 4 (30.77%) HTTPS
6 4 (30.77%) MVC
7 3 (23.08%) C
8 2 (15.38%) Web Design
9 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
9 1 (7.69%) Web Accessibility

Section 508
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Section 508 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Section 508. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (38.46%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Fireworks
1 1 (7.69%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) PhoneGap
1 1 (7.69%) Jasmine
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (61.54%) Front-End Developer
3 6 (46.15%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (30.77%) User Experience Developer
4 4 (30.77%) Senior Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 1 (7.69%) User Experience Designer
6 1 (7.69%) Designer
6 1 (7.69%) UI Developer
6 1 (7.69%) UI Designer
6 1 (7.69%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) HTML
1 13 (100.00%) CSS
1 13 (100.00%) jQuery
1 13 (100.00%) HTML5
1 13 (100.00%) CSS3
2 12 (92.31%) Zepto.js
2 12 (92.31%) YUI
2 12 (92.31%) Dojo
2 12 (92.31%) Ajax
3 11 (84.62%) DOM
4 1 (7.69%) Semantic HTML
4 1 (7.69%) Backbone.js
4 1 (7.69%) JSON
4 1 (7.69%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (100.00%) W3C
2 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
2 1 (7.69%) Graphic Design
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Memory Management
1 12 (92.31%) Progressive Enhancement
1 12 (92.31%) OO
1 12 (92.31%) SEO
2 6 (46.15%) Web Development
3 4 (30.77%) SOA
3 4 (30.77%) MVC
4 2 (15.38%) Web Design
5 1 (7.69%) Web Accessibility
5 1 (7.69%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (7.69%) Usability Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) C
3 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Yahoo!
2 5 (38.46%) Endeca
2 5 (38.46%) Stellent
2 5 (38.46%) Interwoven
2 5 (38.46%) hybris
3 1 (7.69%) Apple