Period
to 4 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 4 August 2020 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
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 551 825 898
Rank change year-on-year +274 +73 -48
Contract jobs citing IEC 61508 2 25 13
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.027% 0.013%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.054% 0.27% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 3
Median daily rate - £478 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.30% +18.67%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £478 £445
% change year-on-year - +7.30% +18.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 9
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +16.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +18.42%

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 with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 3,674 9,371 11,887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.26% 10.28% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,157 5,799 7,548
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - -
10th Percentile £256 £235 £250
90th Percentile £645 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 419 383
Median hourly rate £25.30 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.99% -4.35% +10.39%
10th Percentile £12.54 £10.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.11 £53.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.63 £22.25
% change year-on-year -0.55% +1.70% +11.24%

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Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IEC 61508 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IEC 61508 in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IEC 61508.

Daily rate trend for IEC 61508 in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IEC 61508.

Hourly rate trend for IEC 61508 in the UK

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Top 2 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 4 August 2020. 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
England +268 2 - - 6
Work from Home - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing IEC 61508 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for IEC 61508.

1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (100.00%) SCADA
1 2 (100.00%) SIEM
1 2 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (50.00%) Threat Modelling

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Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

General
1 2 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Cybersecurity Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (100.00%) SIEM
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) Threat Modelling