The table below looks at the statistics for Section 508 skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Rank - 419 424
Contract jobs citing Section 508 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London - 0.004% 0.016%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.052% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Section 508
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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 London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
1951 1910 2051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.23% 7.98% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1347 1311 1423
Average daily rate £464 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 23
Average hourly rate £20.50 £17.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.49% -15.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £13.19 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £96.25 £67.00
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 London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Section 508 across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Section 508 Jobs Demand Trend in London

Section 508
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Section 508 Daily Rate Trend in London