The table below looks at the statistics for Section 508 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Section 508 over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Rank - - 68
Contract jobs citing Section 508 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - - 0.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £398
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
East of England

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 Hertfordshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
62 53 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.70% 7.32% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 23 35
Median daily rate £419 £353 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.79% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £222 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £478 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Median hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +61.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-12.06% +38.09%

Section 508
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Section 508
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Section 508 Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire