The table below looks at the statistics for Profibus skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Profibus over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Profibus
Rank - 587 546
Contract jobs citing Profibus 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.014% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +70.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +70.00%

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
8296 7193 7309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.88% 13.22% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4513 3824 3630
Average daily rate £350 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £331 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.15% +3.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 391 579
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 £41.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

Profibus
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Profibus Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Profibus
Daily Rate Trend

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

Profibus Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Profibus
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Profibus Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Profibus
Top 20 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Profibus 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 Profibus.

1 3 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (100.00%) Modbus
2 2 (66.67%) WinCC
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) SCADA
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) ERP
2 2 (66.67%) Siemens
3 1 (33.33%) CAD
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Electronics
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) CAN bus

Profibus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Profibus 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 Profibus. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) WinCC
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (100.00%) Modbus
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
General
1 3 (100.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) PLC Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) SCADA Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) PLC SCADA Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Hardware Design Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Design Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (66.67%) SCADA
2 1 (33.33%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Siemens
2 1 (33.33%) EMC