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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Rank - 585 567
Contract jobs citing Section 508 0 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.002% 0.018%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.023% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate
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- - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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
4311 4257 3720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.83% 7.92% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2738 2630 2265
Average daily rate £418 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £568 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 187 134
Average hourly rate £21.15 £20.21 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +6.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £9.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £42.50 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.21 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +13.83%

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