The table below looks at the statistics for Section 508 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Section 508 over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Rank - 598 558
Contract jobs citing Section 508 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.004% 0.002%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.046% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £398 £350
% change year-on-year
- +13.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
4248 4354 3682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.62% 7.89% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2513 2638 2187
Average daily rate £400 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 184 141
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +7.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £10.74 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.25 £79.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +19.00%

Section 508
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Section 508 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Section 508
Daily Rate Trend

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

Section 508 Daily Rate Trend in the UK