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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IEC 61508 over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IEC 61508
England / South East
Rank - 251 250
Contract jobs citing IEC 61508 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East - 0.024% 0.032%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.24% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £370 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.90%
UK excluding London median daily rate £638 £370 £356
% change year-on-year
+72.29% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

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
691 848 841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.66% 10.15% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 463 414
Median daily rate £450 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.73% +2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 49 49
Median hourly rate £15.25 £47.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.89% +90.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £17.00 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £61.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £42.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-45.83% +88.76%

IEC 61508
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 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
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 South East region with a requirement for IEC 61508.

1 7 (100.00%) DO-178B
1 7 (100.00%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (71.43%) Def Stans
2 5 (71.43%) DO-254
2 5 (71.43%) ARP4754
2 5 (71.43%) Hazard Analysis
2 5 (71.43%) ARP4761
2 5 (71.43%) FMECA
2 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) CAE
3 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (42.86%) Degree
5 2 (28.57%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (28.57%) ISO26262
5 2 (28.57%) Electronics
5 2 (28.57%) Automotive
5 2 (28.57%) Validation
5 2 (28.57%) Requirements Management
6 1 (14.29%) Military
6 1 (14.29%) C
6 1 (14.29%) HP

IEC 61508
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (28.57%) Automotive
1 2 (28.57%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) CAE
1 5 (71.43%) FMECA
1 5 (71.43%) Hazard Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Requirements Management
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) DO-178B
2 5 (71.43%) ARP4754
2 5 (71.43%) ARP4761
2 5 (71.43%) Def Stans
2 5 (71.43%) DO-254
3 2 (28.57%) ISO26262
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP