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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Modbus
Rank - 587 550
Contract jobs citing Modbus 0 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.008% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.055% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £313 £350
% change year-on-year
- -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £38.50

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
7774 7270 6969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.17% 13.74% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4375 3941 3534
Average daily rate £360 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 388 526
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (40.00%) SCADA
3 2 (40.00%) Python
3 2 (40.00%) ERP
3 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) Siemens
3 2 (40.00%) WinCC
3 2 (40.00%) Profibus
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (20.00%) MQTT
4 1 (20.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) CAD
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) Electronics
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (20.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Embedded C

Modbus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (40.00%) WinCC
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) Profibus
2 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (20.00%) MQTT
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) ZigBee
General
1 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) PLC Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) SCADA Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) PLC SCADA Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) WebSockets
2 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) SCADA
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (20.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) CAD
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Signal Processing
2 1 (20.00%) Signal Processing
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) UML
2 1 (20.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (40.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) C
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) Siemens
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) EMC