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 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Modbus
Rank 598 589 574
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -15
Contract jobs citing Modbus 21 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.024% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.16% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 0
Average daily rate £293 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £375 -
% change year-on-year
-22.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -

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
7518 7523 6488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 14.85% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4420 4209 3417
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 426 385
Average hourly rate £27.66 £23.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.46% +21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 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 February 2016. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 21 £293 -22.00% 3
East Midlands - 15 £293 -
Leicester - 15 £293 -
Leicestershire - 15 £293 -
South East -6 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 £303 - 2
Birmingham - 2 £303 -
West Sussex - 2 - - 1
South West +3 1 £325 -7.14%
Bristol - 1 £325 -
Midlands - 1 - -

Modbus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 46 (92.00%) TCP/IP
2 27 (54.00%) Siemens
2 27 (54.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (54.00%) C#
2 27 (54.00%) SQL
2 27 (54.00%) .NET
2 27 (54.00%) Oracle
2 27 (54.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (54.00%) Visual Studio
2 27 (54.00%) Windows
2 27 (54.00%) .NET Framework
2 27 (54.00%) Relational Database
2 27 (54.00%) Windows Server
3 26 (52.00%) High Availability
4 17 (34.00%) Linux
4 17 (34.00%) C++
5 15 (30.00%) Software Engineering
6 14 (28.00%) SCADA
7 10 (20.00%) WebSockets
8 9 (18.00%) CCTV
8 9 (18.00%) Red Hat
8 9 (18.00%) SOAP
8 9 (18.00%) CentOS
8 9 (18.00%) CppUnit
9 8 (16.00%) Git (software)
9 8 (16.00%) Doxygen
10 7 (14.00%) C
10 7 (14.00%) Logistics
11 6 (12.00%) Embedded C
11 6 (12.00%) Embedded C++

Modbus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 46 (92.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (10.00%) Profibus
3 3 (6.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (4.00%) SSH
5 1 (2.00%) Internet
5 1 (2.00%) IPsec
5 1 (2.00%) LAN
5 1 (2.00%) RFID
5 1 (2.00%) VPN
5 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (54.00%) Relational Database
1 27 (54.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (54.00%) Visual Studio
2 9 (18.00%) CppUnit
3 8 (16.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 6 (12.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Retail
2 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (72.00%) Developer
2 27 (54.00%) C# Developer
3 22 (44.00%) .NET Developer
3 22 (44.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 11 (22.00%) Software Engineer
5 7 (14.00%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (12.00%) Embedded Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) Software Developer
8 4 (8.00%) C++ Developer
8 4 (8.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) Embedded Developer
8 4 (8.00%) Embedded Software Developer
8 4 (8.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) SCADA Engineer
9 3 (6.00%) PLC Engineer
9 3 (6.00%) PLC SCADA Engineer
9 3 (6.00%) SQL Developer
10 2 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
10 2 (4.00%) PLC Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (54.00%) .NET
1 27 (54.00%) .NET Framework
2 10 (20.00%) WebSockets
3 9 (18.00%) SOAP
4 5 (10.00%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.00%) SCADA
2 9 (18.00%) CCTV
3 5 (10.00%) Device Driver
3 5 (10.00%) Life Science
4 2 (4.00%) CPLD
4 2 (4.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 27 (54.00%) Windows
1 27 (54.00%) Windows Server
2 17 (34.00%) Linux
3 9 (18.00%) CentOS
4 5 (10.00%) Ubuntu
5 4 (8.00%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (4.00%) ThreadX
6 2 (4.00%) VxWorks
7 1 (2.00%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (52.00%) High Availability
2 15 (30.00%) Software Engineering
3 7 (14.00%) Logistics
4 1 (2.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (2.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (54.00%) C#
1 27 (54.00%) SQL
2 17 (34.00%) C++
3 7 (14.00%) C
4 6 (12.00%) Embedded C
4 6 (12.00%) Embedded C++
5 2 (4.00%) Python
6 1 (2.00%) AWK
6 1 (2.00%) Java
6 1 (2.00%) sed
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 27 (54.00%) Microsoft
1 27 (54.00%) Oracle
1 27 (54.00%) Siemens
2 9 (18.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (10.00%) Wonderware
4 2 (4.00%) Allen-Bradley
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