The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IEC 61508
Rank 586 542 585
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +43
Contract jobs citing IEC 61508 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.004% 0.005%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.023% 0.056% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -11.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -11.76%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4414 3599 4540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.84% 7.54% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2669 2121 2478
Average daily rate £400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 144 240
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% +10.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.86 £10.50 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.86 £55.00 £35.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%

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
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 18 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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -88 1 - - 6
Surrey - 1 - -
South East - 1 - - 1
Woking - 1 - -
Worthing - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Bristol - - - - 3
Chelmsford - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Lymington - - - -
South West - - - - 4
West Sussex - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -

IEC 61508
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (71.43%) JSP
1 5 (71.43%) CAE
1 5 (71.43%) Management Information System
1 5 (71.43%) DO-178B
2 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (42.86%) DO-254
3 3 (42.86%) ARP4754
3 3 (42.86%) Hazard Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) ARP4761
3 3 (42.86%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (42.86%) FMECA
3 3 (42.86%) Time Management
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) SCADA
5 1 (14.29%) Mercurial
5 1 (14.29%) Memory Management
5 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (14.29%) Modbus
5 1 (14.29%) Profibus
5 1 (14.29%) Freescale
5 1 (14.29%) C
5 1 (14.29%) MATLAB
5 1 (14.29%) Simulink
5 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (14.29%) Embedded C
5 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
5 1 (14.29%) Electronics

IEC 61508
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Modbus
1 1 (14.29%) Profibus
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (14.29%) Mercurial
General
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Automotive
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded C Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded C Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) SCADA
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) CAE
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (42.86%) Hazard Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) FMECA
2 3 (42.86%) Time Management
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) MATLAB
1 1 (14.29%) Embedded C
1 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) DO-178B
2 3 (42.86%) DO-254
2 3 (42.86%) ARP4754
2 3 (42.86%) ARP4761
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Freescale
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 21 days ago