The table below looks at the statistics for IEC 61508 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 - - -
Contract jobs citing IEC 61508 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £383 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Scotland region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
212 171 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.65% 6.20% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 87 80
Average daily rate £388 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 12
Average hourly rate £42.50 £19.00 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+123.68% +105.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £12.20 £9.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £22.30 £13.83
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 Scotland

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

IEC 61508 Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

IEC 61508
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

IEC 61508 Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

IEC 61508
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) DO-178B
1 1 (100.00%) Digital Signal Processing
1 1 (100.00%) Signal Processing

IEC 61508
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Software Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Digital Signal Processing
1 1 (100.00%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) DO-178B