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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Rank - - 426
Contract jobs citing Section 508 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London - - 0.004%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate - £300 £398
% change year-on-year
- -24.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Section 508
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 London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
1998 1981 2251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.68% 8.84% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1414 1370 1584
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 37
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £115.75 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +48.71%

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