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 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Rank - 645 620
Contract jobs citing Section 508 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.039% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate - £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £300 £398
% change year-on-year
- -24.52%
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
4953 5142 4995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.86% 9.06% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3145 3148 3033
Average daily rate £425 £405 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 166 222
Average hourly rate £25.50 £25.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.90 £47.33 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

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