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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IEC 61508 over the 3 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IEC 61508
Rank - 137 -
Contract jobs citing IEC 61508 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.034% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £398 -
% change year-on-year
+9.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -5.88%
IEC 61508
UK

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
324 277 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.14% 9.54% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 159 143
Median daily rate £375 £361 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £250 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 16
Median hourly rate £14.25 £32.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.16% +54.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £19.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £38.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +19.04%

IEC 61508
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland 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 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