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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IEC 61508
Rank 604 610 572
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -38
Contract jobs citing IEC 61508 27 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.004% 0.025%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.57% 0.045% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 9
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£373 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £250 £350
% change year-on-year
+49.00% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -

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
4701 4430 3889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.91% 7.96% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2894 2686 2283
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 198 163
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 31 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IEC 61508 within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

IEC 61508 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

IEC 61508
Top 15 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 31 August 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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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 -6 26 £370 +48.00% 5
West Midlands +7 11 £400 +60.00% 1
South East - 10 £360 -
Hampshire - 9 £360 -
Hook - 8 £370 -
Coventry - 6 £300 -
East of England +10 5 £375 - 3
Warwickshire - 4 - -
Essex -3 3 - - 1
Gaydon - 3 - -
Chelmsford -14 2 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 £375 - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £375 - 1
Surrey - 1 - -

IEC 61508
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 24 (53.33%) Degree
1 24 (53.33%) Rational DOORS
2 22 (48.89%) DO-178B
3 20 (44.44%) Hazard Analysis
3 20 (44.44%) Electronics
4 18 (40.00%) FMECA
4 18 (40.00%) CAE
5 17 (37.78%) Validation
6 16 (35.56%) Security Cleared
7 15 (33.33%) Automotive
8 14 (31.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (31.11%) JSP
8 14 (31.11%) SC Cleared
9 12 (26.67%) DO-254
9 12 (26.67%) Software Engineering
10 11 (24.44%) ARP4754
10 11 (24.44%) ARP4761
11 10 (22.22%) Management Information System
12 8 (17.78%) C
12 8 (17.78%) ISO 9001
12 8 (17.78%) Embedded Systems
12 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (15.56%) SysML
14 6 (13.33%) C++
14 6 (13.33%) V-Model
14 6 (13.33%) Time Management
15 5 (11.11%) C#
15 5 (11.11%) IBM
15 5 (11.11%) Project Management
15 5 (11.11%) Device Driver

IEC 61508
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Office
1 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
1 4 (8.89%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.44%) Simulink
3 1 (2.22%) Stateflow
3 1 (2.22%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) FlexRay
2 2 (4.44%) ATM
3 1 (2.22%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 24 (53.33%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (6.67%) LabVIEW
3 1 (2.22%) Subversion
3 1 (2.22%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (44.44%) Electronics
2 15 (33.33%) Automotive
3 5 (11.11%) Military
4 4 (8.89%) Aerospace
5 3 (6.67%) Manufacturing
6 2 (4.44%) Avionics
7 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (22.22%) Software Engineer
2 5 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 5 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (4.44%) Test Engineer
4 1 (2.22%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (2.22%) Electronics Engineer
4 1 (2.22%) Embedded Software Developer
4 1 (2.22%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (2.22%) Developer
4 1 (2.22%) Consultant
4 1 (2.22%) Software Developer
4 1 (2.22%) Project Manager
4 1 (2.22%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (2.22%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.11%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 8 (17.78%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.11%) Device Driver
4 4 (8.89%) CAN bus
5 1 (2.22%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.22%) VHDL
5 1 (2.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Android
1 4 (8.89%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Hazard Analysis
2 18 (40.00%) CAE
2 18 (40.00%) FMECA
3 17 (37.78%) Validation
4 14 (31.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (26.67%) Software Engineering
6 7 (15.56%) SysML
7 6 (13.33%) Time Management
7 6 (13.33%) V-Model
8 5 (11.11%) Project Management
9 4 (8.89%) Change Management
9 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
9 4 (8.89%) Android Development
9 4 (8.89%) iOS Development
9 4 (8.89%) Factor Analysis
9 4 (8.89%) SDLC
10 3 (6.67%) Software Delivery
10 3 (6.67%) Test Scripting
10 3 (6.67%) UML
10 3 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) C
2 6 (13.33%) C++
3 5 (11.11%) C#
4 4 (8.89%) Assembly Language
4 4 (8.89%) Java
4 4 (8.89%) Python
5 3 (6.67%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.22%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 24 (53.33%) Degree
2 16 (35.56%) Security Cleared
3 14 (31.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.67%) HND
5 2 (4.44%) HNC
5 2 (4.44%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (48.89%) DO-178B
2 12 (26.67%) DO-254
3 11 (24.44%) ARP4754
3 11 (24.44%) ARP4761
4 8 (17.78%) ISO 9001
5 1 (2.22%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) IBM
2 4 (8.89%) HP
3 3 (6.67%) PTC
4 1 (2.22%) EMC
Chelmsford
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago