The table below looks at the statistics for IEC 61508 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IEC 61508 over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IEC 61508
Rank 251 252 234
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Contract jobs citing IEC 61508 2 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.023% 0.032% 0.060%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.23% 0.34% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £370 £356 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.90% +6.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £356 £357
% change year-on-year
+3.90% -0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -23.07%
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 South East region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
858 872 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.03% 9.38% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 425 331
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £204 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 45 27
Average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £12.48 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £55.00 £113.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

IEC 61508
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

IEC 61508 Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

IEC 61508
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

IEC 61508 Daily Rate Trend in the South East

IEC 61508
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

IEC 61508 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

IEC 61508
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Vacancies
Hampshire +4 2 £370 +3.90%
IEC 61508
England

IEC 61508
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (100.00%) Def Stans
2 4 (80.00%) CAE
2 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (80.00%) FMECA
2 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) DO-178B
2 4 (80.00%) DO-254
2 4 (80.00%) ARP4754
2 4 (80.00%) Hazard Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) ARP4761
2 4 (80.00%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (40.00%) Time Management
4 2 (40.00%) Military
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (20.00%) C
5 1 (20.00%) ISO 14001

IEC 61508
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (40.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) CAE
1 4 (80.00%) FMECA
1 4 (80.00%) Hazard Analysis
1 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) Def Stans
2 4 (80.00%) ARP4754
2 4 (80.00%) ARP4761
2 4 (80.00%) DO-178B
2 4 (80.00%) DO-254
3 1 (20.00%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP