The table below looks at the statistics for IEC 61508 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IEC 61508 over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IEC 61508
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing IEC 61508 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £398 -
% change year-on-year
+9.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -5.88%
IEC 61508
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
74 99 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.21% 10.09% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 53 36
Median daily rate £400 £433 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.51% +25.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £350 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £528 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 8
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -3.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +19.04%