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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Rank - 590 545
Contract jobs citing Section 508 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.024% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £350
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
4239 4179 3576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.92% 7.99% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2656 2554 2179
Average daily rate £413 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £591 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 193 108
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.94 £11.00 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.12 £61.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +12.00%

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