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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Section 508 over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Rank - 584 563
Contract jobs citing Section 508 0 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England - 0.002% 0.018%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.024% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate
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- - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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 England region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4251 4138 3697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.02% 8.09% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2662 2543 2213
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £230 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £565 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 192 149
Average hourly rate £21.51 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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