The table below looks at the statistics for Modbus skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Modbus over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Modbus
Rank 642 - 594
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Modbus 1 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% - 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.011% - 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £35.00

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
8767 7959 7409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.20% 13.98% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5340 4545 3929
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 483 431
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

Modbus
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Modbus as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Modbus within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England - 1 - - 3

Modbus
Top 25 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Modbus also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Modbus.

1 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
2 7 (53.85%) C
2 7 (53.85%) Embedded C
3 6 (46.15%) Ethernet
4 4 (30.77%) Linux
5 3 (23.08%) Validation
6 2 (15.38%) Electronics
7 1 (7.69%) Qt Creator
7 1 (7.69%) QML
7 1 (7.69%) RS-232
7 1 (7.69%) RS-485
7 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
7 1 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (7.69%) Java SE
7 1 (7.69%) Release Management
7 1 (7.69%) Qt
7 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
7 1 (7.69%) Finance
7 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
7 1 (7.69%) Device Driver
7 1 (7.69%) Retail
7 1 (7.69%) C++
7 1 (7.69%) Java
7 1 (7.69%) Firmware
7 1 (7.69%) VxWorks

Modbus
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) Ethernet
2 1 (7.69%) RS-232
2 1 (7.69%) RS-485
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Qt Creator
General
1 2 (15.38%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Software Engineer
2 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Embedded Engineer
2 6 (46.15%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 5 (38.46%) Software Developer
4 4 (30.77%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 4 (30.77%) Embedded Developer
4 4 (30.77%) Embedded Software Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Test Leader
6 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (7.69%) Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) DSP Software Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Java SE
1 1 (7.69%) QML
1 1 (7.69%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
2 1 (7.69%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
2 3 (23.08%) Validation
3 1 (7.69%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C
1 7 (53.85%) Embedded C
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) Java
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware