Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for DOCSIS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DOCSIS over the 6 months to 17 November 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)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 865 869 884
Rank change year-on-year +4 +15 +4
Contract jobs citing DOCSIS 13 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.024% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.092% 0.15% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 7
UK median daily rate £313 £388 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.35% +43.52% -
10th Percentile £265 £306 £221
90th Percentile £488 £400 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £400 £275
% change year-on-year -21.88% +45.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -

DOCSIS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14144 16517 15992
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.76% 15.59% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8603 9972 9242
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 743 842 1032
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.59 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.46% +15.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.20 £47.50 £45.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +2.50%

DOCSIS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DOCSIS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DOCSIS in the UK

DOCSIS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DOCSIS in the UK

DOCSIS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DOCSIS over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DOCSIS in the UK

DOCSIS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DOCSIS in the UK

DOCSIS
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DOCSIS within the UK over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 11 £356 -8.06% 1
UK excluding London +31 10 £313 -21.88% 1
South East +4 8 £270 -32.50%
North of England - 2 £356 -
London -16 1 £450 +20.00%
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
North West - 1 £313 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 with a requirement for DOCSIS.

1 7 (53.85%) Telecoms
2 5 (38.46%) VDSL
2 5 (38.46%) GPON
2 5 (38.46%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (30.77%) Line Management
4 3 (23.08%) Resource Management
4 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) Validation
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Change Management
5 2 (15.38%) C
5 2 (15.38%) C++
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) UML
5 2 (15.38%) CRM
5 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
5 2 (15.38%) SDH
5 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (15.38%) SLA
5 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Data Management
5 2 (15.38%) QA
5 2 (15.38%) Release Management
5 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 2 (15.38%) Test Management
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
5 2 (15.38%) Data Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) Product Management
5 2 (15.38%) Workflow

DOCSIS
Co-occurring 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 5 (38.46%) GPON
1 5 (38.46%) VDSL
1 5 (38.46%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (15.38%) SDH
3 1 (7.69%) Broadband
3 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) IPv6
3 1 (7.69%) VoIP
General
1 7 (53.85%) Telecoms
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Architect
1 3 (23.08%) Designer
1 3 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Solutions Designer
2 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Audio Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Audio Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) C++ Developer
3 1 (7.69%) C++ Software Developer
3 1 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Delivery Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Device Driver
2 1 (7.69%) MPEG
2 1 (7.69%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Line Management
2 3 (23.08%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) Resource Management
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) CRM
3 2 (15.38%) Data Management
3 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
3 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Data Management
3 2 (15.38%) eTOM
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) UML
3 2 (15.38%) Validation
3 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
3 2 (15.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C
1 2 (15.38%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Ericsson