Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for IEC 61508 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IEC 61508 over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IEC 61508
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 826 852 824
Rank change year-on-year +26 -28 +15
Contract jobs citing IEC 61508 5 21 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.005% 0.021% 0.039%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.042% 0.19% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 11
England median daily rate £450 £380 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £425 £355 £331
90th Percentile £475 £396 £414
UK median daily rate £450 £393 £373
% change year-on-year +14.65% +5.37% +3.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 24
England median hourly rate - £32.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -13.33% -9.64%
UK median hourly rate £51.52 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +40.19% -2.00% -9.64%

IEC 61508 is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 11859 11077 12385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.63% 11.29% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7812 7289 7988
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £228 £238
90th Percentile £638 £600 £590
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 394 430
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.67 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.77% +4.75% +10.97%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.82 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.87 £47.18 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.42% +1.49% +15.38%

IEC 61508
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing IEC 61508 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for IEC 61508 in England

IEC 61508
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IEC 61508 in England

IEC 61508
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IEC 61508 in England

IEC 61508
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IEC 61508 within the England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +30 2 - -
Midlands +20 2 - -
South West +10 1 £450 -
South East +7 1 - -
London - 1 - -
IEC 61508
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 England region with a requirement for IEC 61508.

1 3 (60.00%) Degree
1 3 (60.00%) C
1 3 (60.00%) C++
1 3 (60.00%) IEC 62304
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Electronics
2 2 (40.00%) Automotive
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) ISO 26262
3 1 (20.00%) RS-232
3 1 (20.00%) RS-485
3 1 (20.00%) MISRA C
3 1 (20.00%) MISRA
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Pascal
3 1 (20.00%) VxWorks
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) Physics
3 1 (20.00%) Human Factors
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) V-Model
3 1 (20.00%) Confluence

IEC 61508
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Profibus
1 1 (20.00%) RS-232
1 1 (20.00%) RS-485
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) VectorCAST
General
1 2 (40.00%) Automotive
1 2 (40.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) RAMS Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Software Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Human Factors
2 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (20.00%) Physics
2 1 (20.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C
1 3 (60.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) IEC 62304
2 2 (40.00%) ISO 26262
3 1 (20.00%) DO-178B
3 1 (20.00%) MISRA
3 1 (20.00%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft