The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for DOCSIS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DOCSIS over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS)
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 246 259 259
Rank change year-on-year +13 0  
Contract jobs citing DOCSIS 2 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.025% 0.075% 0.092%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.34% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Median daily rate - £492 £528
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.82%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £492 £528
% change year-on-year - -6.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

DOCSIS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1490 2048 2020
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 18.94% 21.92% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 1141 982
Median daily rate £400 £353 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.47% +2.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 105 101
Median hourly rate £22.50 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.42% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.00 £13.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

DOCSIS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing DOCSIS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for DOCSIS in the South East

DOCSIS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DOCSIS in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for DOCSIS in the South East

DOCSIS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DOCSIS within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
Surrey - 2 - -
DOCSIS
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DOCSIS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for DOCSIS.

1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (60.00%) Cramer
2 3 (60.00%) Broadband
2 3 (60.00%) Intergraph
2 3 (60.00%) Smallworld
2 3 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (60.00%) eTOM
2 3 (60.00%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (40.00%) B2B
3 2 (40.00%) SLA
3 2 (40.00%) GPON
3 2 (40.00%) VDSL
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Ericsson
4 1 (20.00%) BT
4 1 (20.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Virgin Media

DOCSIS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) Smallworld
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Broadband
2 2 (40.00%) GPON
2 2 (40.00%) VDSL
General
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Designer
1 3 (60.00%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) OSS Architect
2 1 (20.00%) OSS Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) OSS Solutions Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) eTOM
1 3 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (40.00%) B2B
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Line Management
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cramer
1 3 (60.00%) Intergraph
2 1 (20.00%) BT
2 1 (20.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (20.00%) Virgin Media