The table below looks at the statistics for Modbus skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Modbus over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Modbus
Rank 608 580 547
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -33
Contract jobs citing Modbus 1 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.004% 0.013%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.012% 0.028% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £39.90 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.37% +13.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £39.90 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-52.37% +13.98%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8325 7230 7275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.89% 13.25% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4527 3851 3617
Average daily rate £350 £352 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 391 580
Average hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.15 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

Modbus
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Modbus within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Modbus Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Modbus
Daily Rate Trend

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

Modbus Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Modbus
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Modbus Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Modbus
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Modbus within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 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
Oxfordshire -20 1 - -
England -25 1 - -
South East -26 1 - -

Modbus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Modbus 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 Modbus.

1 10 (71.43%) C#
2 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) TCP/IP
3 8 (57.14%) Python
4 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (50.00%) AngularJS
4 7 (50.00%) WebSockets
4 7 (50.00%) MQTT
5 6 (42.86%) Ethernet
6 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 4 (28.57%) Manufacturing
7 3 (21.43%) IronPython
7 3 (21.43%) Multithreading
7 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
7 3 (21.43%) Profibus
8 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (14.29%) C++
8 2 (14.29%) SQL
8 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
8 2 (14.29%) .NET
8 2 (14.29%) Oracle
8 2 (14.29%) VC++
8 2 (14.29%) ERP
8 2 (14.29%) Wireless
8 2 (14.29%) Electronics
8 2 (14.29%) Finance
8 2 (14.29%) EMC
8 2 (14.29%) Siemens
8 2 (14.29%) CAD
8 2 (14.29%) Signal Processing

Modbus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Modbus 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 Modbus. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) WinCC
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) TCP/IP
2 7 (50.00%) MQTT
3 6 (42.86%) Ethernet
4 3 (21.43%) Profibus
5 2 (14.29%) Wireless
6 1 (7.14%) ZigBee
6 1 (7.14%) 4G
6 1 (7.14%) LAN
6 1 (7.14%) WAN
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 2 (14.29%) Electronics
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
1 5 (35.71%) Software Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) C# Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Python Developer
3 3 (21.43%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (14.29%) PLC Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) SCADA Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) PLC SCADA Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) C++ Software Developer
4 2 (14.29%) C++ Developer
4 2 (14.29%) C++/C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Hardware Design Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) WebSockets
1 7 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (7.14%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Streaming Video
1 2 (14.29%) SCADA
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.14%) Device Driver
2 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
2 1 (7.14%) CAN bus
2 1 (7.14%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Multithreading
2 2 (14.29%) Signal Processing
2 2 (14.29%) ERP
2 2 (14.29%) CAD
3 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
3 1 (7.14%) MVC
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Line Management
3 1 (7.14%) UML
3 1 (7.14%) OO
3 1 (7.14%) QMS
3 1 (7.14%) Software Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Digital Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) Python
3 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) IronPython
5 2 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 2 (14.29%) VC++
5 2 (14.29%) C++
6 1 (7.14%) Embedded C
6 1 (7.14%) MATLAB
6 1 (7.14%) C
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
1 2 (14.29%) EMC
1 2 (14.29%) Siemens
2 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft