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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IEC 61508 over the 3 months to 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 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
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £356 £357
% change year-on-year
+3.90% -0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -23.07%
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
80 69 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.47% 8.95% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 38 51
Average daily rate £500 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £110 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Average hourly rate £13.75 £15.92 £15.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.61% +0.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £15.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £18.00 £17.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%