The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Modbus
Rank 585 539 582
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +43
Contract jobs citing Modbus 2 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.010% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.028% 0.069% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £233
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £233
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £39.90 £37.50 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +12.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.81 £35.50 £29.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.98 £39.50 £36.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.90 £37.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +12.78%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

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 19 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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -90 2 - - 5
South East -13 1 - - 3
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Cleveland - - - -
North East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Northern Ireland - - - -
Billingham - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Durham - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -

Modbus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) TCP/IP
2 6 (66.67%) Siemens
2 6 (66.67%) Logistics
2 6 (66.67%) C#
2 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 6 (66.67%) Relational Database
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
3 5 (55.56%) .NET Framework
4 2 (22.22%) Profibus
4 2 (22.22%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) SCADA
4 2 (22.22%) UML
5 1 (11.11%) OOD
5 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
5 1 (11.11%) LAN
5 1 (11.11%) WAN
5 1 (11.11%) C
5 1 (11.11%) XML
5 1 (11.11%) JUnit
5 1 (11.11%) C++
5 1 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (11.11%) PHP
5 1 (11.11%) CCTV

Modbus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) Profibus
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 6 (66.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
2 1 (11.11%) JUnit
2 1 (11.11%) NetBeans
General
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) C# Developer
2 5 (55.56%) Software Developer
2 5 (55.56%) Software Engineer
3 4 (44.44%) C# Software Engineer
3 4 (44.44%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) SCADA
2 1 (11.11%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Logistics
2 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) UML
4 1 (11.11%) OOD
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Chartered Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Siemens
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago