The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Rank 588 564 580
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +16
Contract jobs citing Section 508 2 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.018% 0.002%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.047% 0.23% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Average daily rate
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- £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £250
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4284 3871 4413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.84% 7.57% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2604 2310 2378
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £273 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 145 247
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.55 £40.00 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.10 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.87% -12.50%

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

Section 508
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Section 508 within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +3 2 - -
England -11 2 - -
City of London - - - -

Section 508
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Section 508 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Section 508.

1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) W3C
2 3 (75.00%) jQuery
2 3 (75.00%) HTML5
2 3 (75.00%) CSS3
3 2 (50.00%) Memory Management
3 2 (50.00%) Progressive Enhancement
3 2 (50.00%) Zepto.js
3 2 (50.00%) Web Accessibility
3 2 (50.00%) Ajax
3 2 (50.00%) SEO
3 2 (50.00%) Yahoo!
3 2 (50.00%) Web Development
3 2 (50.00%) WAI
3 2 (50.00%) Dojo
3 2 (50.00%) YUI
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) XHTML
3 2 (50.00%) DOM
4 1 (25.00%) XSLT
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) JSP
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) PHP
4 1 (25.00%) ActionScript
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) Photoshop
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET

Section 508
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Section 508 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Section 508. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (25.00%) Fireworks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Jasmine
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Web Designer
3 1 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Designer
3 1 (25.00%) User Experience Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) jQuery
2 3 (75.00%) HTML5
2 3 (75.00%) CSS3
3 2 (50.00%) Zepto.js
3 2 (50.00%) Ajax
3 2 (50.00%) Dojo
3 2 (50.00%) YUI
3 2 (50.00%) XHTML
3 2 (50.00%) DOM
4 1 (25.00%) XSLT
4 1 (25.00%) JSP
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) Flash
4 1 (25.00%) Semantic HTML
4 1 (25.00%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) W3C
2 1 (25.00%) Graphic Design
2 1 (25.00%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Memory Management
1 2 (50.00%) Progressive Enhancement
1 2 (50.00%) Web Accessibility
1 2 (50.00%) SEO
1 2 (50.00%) Web Development
1 2 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Web Design
2 1 (25.00%) Information Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) ActionScript
2 1 (25.00%) Ada
2 1 (25.00%) ActionScript 3.0
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) WAI
2 1 (25.00%) WCAG
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Yahoo!
2 1 (25.00%) Interwoven
2 1 (25.00%) Apple
2 1 (25.00%) Stellent
2 1 (25.00%) Endeca
2 1 (25.00%) hybris