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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 266 267
Rank change year-on-year +21 +1  
Contract jobs citing DOCSIS 5 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.064% 0.055% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.28% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Median daily rate £550 £288 £528
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +91.30% -45.49%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £288 £528
% change year-on-year +91.30% -45.49%  
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 1336 1791 1832
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.20% 19.85% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 719 990 901
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 124 115
Median hourly rate £22.38 £38.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.88% +28.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DOCSIS in the South East over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 22 June 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
Hampshire - 3 £550 -
Berkshire +13 1 £180 -37.39%
Surrey - 1 - -
DOCSIS
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 7 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (42.86%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (42.86%) Over-the-Top Content
2 3 (42.86%) C
2 3 (42.86%) C++
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) POSIX
2 3 (42.86%) B2B
2 3 (42.86%) Middleware
2 3 (42.86%) Digital TV
2 3 (42.86%) DVB
2 3 (42.86%) STB
2 3 (42.86%) VDSL
2 3 (42.86%) UPnP
2 3 (42.86%) GPON
2 3 (42.86%) HTML5
2 3 (42.86%) DLNA
3 2 (28.57%) SLA
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Line Management
4 1 (14.29%) Virgin Media
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) Ericsson
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) BT

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DLNA
1 3 (42.86%) DVB
1 3 (42.86%) GPON
1 3 (42.86%) UPnP
1 3 (42.86%) VDSL
General
1 7 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Digital Architect
2 2 (28.57%) DTV Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Broadcast Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
1 3 (42.86%) HTML5
1 3 (42.86%) Middleware
1 3 (42.86%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Digital TV
1 3 (42.86%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Over-the-Top Content
1 3 (42.86%) STB
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) B2B
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C
1 3 (42.86%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) BT
1 1 (14.29%) Ericsson
1 1 (14.29%) Virgin Media