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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IEC 61508 over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 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 the North West - - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £373 £250
% change year-on-year
+36.91% +49.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -11.76%
IEC 61508
England

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
268 441 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.71% 10.20% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 284 149
Median daily rate £404 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.27% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £300 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £673 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £380
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +7.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 23
Median hourly rate £60.75 £17.33 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+250.54% -15.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.19 £14.10 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.59 £24.86 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+9.57% +28.45%

IEC 61508
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing IEC 61508 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

IEC 61508 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

IEC 61508
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

IEC 61508
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

IEC 61508
Top 9 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IEC 61508 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for IEC 61508.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Siemens
1 1 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) WinCC

IEC 61508
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) WinCC
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
General
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Electrical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) VB
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Siemens