Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Section 508 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Section 508 over the 6 months to 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - 845 -
Contract jobs citing Section 508 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.001% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.009% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Section 508 is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 13,160 11,165 12,677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.96% 11.63% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,606 7,318 7,958
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £258 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 388 447
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.69% +18.60%
10th Percentile £11.66 £10.85 £11.45
90th Percentile £57.50 £48.90 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.98 £25.50
% change year-on-year +2.39% -13.82% +27.50%

Section 508
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Section 508 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Section 508 in the UK

Section 508
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Section 508.

Contractor daily rate trend for Section 508 in the UK