The table below looks at the statistics for Section 508 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Section 508 over the 3 months to 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Rank - 636 625
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 - 0.039% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £300 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £300 -
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
4908 5081 4917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.14% 9.37% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3116 3213 3009
Median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 165 236
Median hourly rate £23.56 £21.55 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.31% +2.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.71 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.10 £54.29 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%

Section 508
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 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