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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Rank - - 635
Contract jobs citing Section 508 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - 0.002%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - 0.019%
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
5060 5526 5370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.37% 9.43% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3241 3442 3307
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £380
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +7.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 225 215
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.37 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.91% +24.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.15 £56.40 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+9.57% +28.45%

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