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 28 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
28 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 Scotland - - -
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 £41.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-21.68% -2.35%
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
232 311 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.37% 9.49% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 144 145
Median daily rate £350 £375 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £483 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £382
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 5
Median hourly rate £28.75 £46.70 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.43% +196.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £33.46 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £46.70 £75.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £24.75 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+13.73% +25.31%

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