The table below looks at the statistics for IEC 61508 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IEC 61508 over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IEC 61508
Rank 588 589 548
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -41
Contract jobs citing IEC 61508 25 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.006% 0.018%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.57% 0.071% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 7
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£375 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4377 4197 3673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.84% 7.93% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2779 2599 2235
Average daily rate £419 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £565 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 184 135
Average hourly rate £21.32 £20.21 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.53% +6.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £42.50 £42.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +10.81%

IEC 61508
Jobs Demand Trend

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

IEC 61508 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IEC 61508
Daily Rate Trend

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

IEC 61508 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IEC 61508
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IEC 61508 within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

IEC 61508 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IEC 61508
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IEC 61508 within the UK.

IEC 61508 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IEC 61508
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
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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
England -10 24 £375 - 2
South East - 16 £380 -
Hampshire - 12 £380 -
Hook - 12 £380 -
West Midlands - 6 £400 - 1
Coventry - 4 £300 -
Berkshire - 4 - -
East of England 0 1 £375 -
Cambridge - 1 £375 -
Scotland - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £375 -
Gateshead - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -

IEC 61508
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 18 (62.07%) DO-178B
2 16 (55.17%) Hazard Analysis
2 16 (55.17%) Degree
3 14 (48.28%) FMECA
3 14 (48.28%) Rational DOORS
3 14 (48.28%) CAE
4 12 (41.38%) JSP
4 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
5 11 (37.93%) SC Cleared
5 11 (37.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (31.03%) Electronics
6 9 (31.03%) DO-254
6 9 (31.03%) ARP4754
6 9 (31.03%) ARP4761
7 8 (27.59%) Software Engineering
7 8 (27.59%) Automotive
7 8 (27.59%) Management Information System
8 7 (24.14%) C
9 6 (20.69%) C++
9 6 (20.69%) Validation
10 5 (17.24%) Device Driver
10 5 (17.24%) C#
10 5 (17.24%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (13.79%) Android Development
11 4 (13.79%) iOS Development
11 4 (13.79%) Time Management
11 4 (13.79%) Apple iOS
11 4 (13.79%) Android
11 4 (13.79%) V-Model

IEC 61508
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) ATM
2 1 (3.45%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 14 (48.28%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (31.03%) Electronics
2 8 (27.59%) Automotive
3 4 (13.79%) Military
4 2 (6.90%) Avionics
5 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Software Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) Embedded Software Developer
3 1 (3.45%) Software Developer
3 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
3 1 (3.45%) Developer
3 1 (3.45%) Consultant
3 1 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (41.38%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Management Information System
2 5 (17.24%) Device Driver
2 5 (17.24%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Android
1 4 (13.79%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Hazard Analysis
2 14 (48.28%) CAE
2 14 (48.28%) FMECA
3 11 (37.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (27.59%) Software Engineering
5 6 (20.69%) Validation
6 4 (13.79%) Time Management
6 4 (13.79%) V-Model
6 4 (13.79%) Android Development
6 4 (13.79%) iOS Development
7 3 (10.34%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
8 2 (6.90%) SysML
8 2 (6.90%) Six Sigma
8 2 (6.90%) UML
8 2 (6.90%) OOA/OOD
8 2 (6.90%) OO
8 2 (6.90%) Digital Signal Processing
8 2 (6.90%) Signal Processing
9 1 (3.45%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) C
2 6 (20.69%) C++
3 5 (17.24%) C#
4 4 (13.79%) Assembly Language
4 4 (13.79%) Java
5 1 (3.45%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) Embedded C
5 1 (3.45%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) Degree
2 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
3 11 (37.93%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (3.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (62.07%) DO-178B
2 9 (31.03%) DO-254
2 9 (31.03%) ARP4754
2 9 (31.03%) ARP4761
3 4 (13.79%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) HP
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