The table below looks at the statistics for IEC 61508 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IEC 61508 over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IEC 61508
Rank - 132 138
Contract jobs citing IEC 61508 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.071% 0.032%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.89% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
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- £250 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £250 -
% change year-on-year
+44.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 - £26.00
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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 North West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
209 225 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.43% 8.04% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 96 79
Average daily rate £325 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -3.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.20 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £44.00 £24.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.99 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+19.95% -7.89%

IEC 61508
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

IEC 61508 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

IEC 61508 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

IEC 61508 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. 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
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Cumbria - - - - 1
IEC 61508
England