The table below looks at the statistics for PAS 78 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PAS 78 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
PAS 78: Guide to good practice in commissioning accessible websites
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing PAS 78 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4983 5079 5017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.96% 9.09% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3166 3113 3037
Median daily rate £425 £405 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 166 224
Median hourly rate £22.50 £25.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.47 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-12.06% +38.09%

PAS 78
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing PAS 78 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

PAS 78 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PAS 78
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PAS 78 within the UK.

PAS 78 Daily Rate Trend in the UK