The table below looks at the statistics for IEC 61508 skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IEC 61508 over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IEC 61508
Rank 568 567 544
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -23
Contract jobs citing IEC 61508 27 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.006% 0.026%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.65% 0.076% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 10
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£383 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 -
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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 England region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4186 3954 3575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.12% 8.01% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2725 2416 2175
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 183 134
Average hourly rate £20.82 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.11% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.70 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +17.14%

IEC 61508
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IEC 61508 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

IEC 61508 Jobs Demand Trend in England

IEC 61508
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IEC 61508 across the England region.

IEC 61508 Daily Rate Trend in England

IEC 61508
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IEC 61508 across the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

IEC 61508 Daily Rate Histogram in England

IEC 61508
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IEC 61508 across the England region.

IEC 61508 Hourly Rate Trend in England

IEC 61508
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IEC 61508 across the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

IEC 61508 Hourly Rate Histogram in England

IEC 61508
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IEC 61508 within the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East - 17 £390 - 1
West Midlands - 9 £400 -
East of England -2 1 £375 - 3
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IEC 61508
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing IEC 61508 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IEC 61508.

1 18 (56.25%) Degree
2 17 (53.13%) DO-178B
2 17 (53.13%) Rational DOORS
3 16 (50.00%) Hazard Analysis
4 14 (43.75%) FMECA
4 14 (43.75%) CAE
5 12 (37.50%) Electronics
5 12 (37.50%) Automotive
5 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
6 11 (34.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (34.38%) JSP
6 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
7 9 (28.13%) Software Engineering
8 8 (25.00%) Validation
8 8 (25.00%) ARP4761
8 8 (25.00%) DO-254
8 8 (25.00%) ARP4754
8 8 (25.00%) Management Information System
9 7 (21.88%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (18.75%) C
10 6 (18.75%) C++
11 5 (15.63%) C#
11 5 (15.63%) ISO 9001
11 5 (15.63%) V-Model
11 5 (15.63%) SysML
11 5 (15.63%) Device Driver
12 4 (12.50%) Military
12 4 (12.50%) Time Management
12 4 (12.50%) Android

IEC 61508
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing IEC 61508 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IEC 61508. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.13%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) ATM
1 2 (6.25%) FlexRay
2 1 (3.13%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 17 (53.13%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (3.13%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (37.50%) Electronics
1 12 (37.50%) Automotive
2 4 (12.50%) Military
3 3 (9.38%) Aerospace
4 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.25%) Avionics
5 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (3.13%) Consultant
4 1 (3.13%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 7 (21.88%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (15.63%) Device Driver
5 2 (6.25%) CAN bus
6 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Android
1 4 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Hazard Analysis
2 14 (43.75%) CAE
2 14 (43.75%) FMECA
3 11 (34.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (28.13%) Software Engineering
5 8 (25.00%) Validation
6 5 (15.63%) SysML
6 5 (15.63%) V-Model
7 4 (12.50%) Android Development
7 4 (12.50%) iOS Development
7 4 (12.50%) Time Management
8 3 (9.38%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (9.38%) Project Management
9 2 (6.25%) Change Management
9 2 (6.25%) UML
9 2 (6.25%) OOA/OOD
9 2 (6.25%) OO
9 2 (6.25%) Six Sigma
9 2 (6.25%) Factor Analysis
9 2 (6.25%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) C
1 6 (18.75%) C++
2 5 (15.63%) C#
3 4 (12.50%) Java
3 4 (12.50%) Assembly Language
4 2 (6.25%) MATLAB
5 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (56.25%) Degree
2 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (3.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (53.13%) DO-178B
2 8 (25.00%) DO-254
2 8 (25.00%) ARP4754
2 8 (25.00%) ARP4761
3 5 (15.63%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) IBM
1 3 (9.38%) HP
2 2 (6.25%) PTC
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