Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 891 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs citing Section 508 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.027% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median daily rate £463 - -
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 11,052 12,810 11,885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.70% 12.63% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,008 8,364 7,748
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £225
90th Percentile £625 £630 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.21% +2.56% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 369 423
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -12.42% +1.49%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.76
90th Percentile £49.00 £48.75 £47.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -20.00% +13.64%

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

Section 508
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Section 508 over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Section 508 in the UK

Section 508
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Section 508 within the UK over the 6 months to 19 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London - 3 £463 - 1
England - 3 £463 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Section 508 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Section 508.

1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) WCAG
1 3 (100.00%) User Experience
2 2 (66.67%) RIA
2 2 (66.67%) Android
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Speech Recognition
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Ada
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) WAI
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Web Accessibility
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 1 (33.33%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (33.33%) Instructional Design
3 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) Critical Thinking

Section 508
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) User Experience
2 2 (66.67%) RIA
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
1 1 (33.33%) Critical Thinking
1 1 (33.33%) Customer-Centricity
1 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
1 1 (33.33%) Instructional Design
1 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (33.33%) Speech Recognition
1 1 (33.33%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Ada
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) WCAG
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) WAI