Period
to 20 July 2018

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 20 July 2018 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 881 837 890
Rank change year-on-year -44 +53 -6
Contract jobs citing DOCSIS 20 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.015% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 3
UK median daily rate £406 £475 £492
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.47% -3.36% -6.82%
10th Percentile £69 £252 £322
90th Percentile £495 £598 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £525 £492
% change year-on-year -23.81% +6.82% -6.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
UK median hourly rate £44.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 - -

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 13,822 13,011 16,966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.27% 13.66% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,490 7,819 10,276
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £204 £224
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 776 767 788
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.65%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +19.05%

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 20 July 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DOCSIS over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DOCSIS in the UK

DOCSIS
Top 4 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 20 July 2018. 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 -16 20 £406 -18.75%
South East -15 15 £400 -27.27%
UK excluding London -28 15 £400 -23.81%
London -45 5 £490 +8.89%

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DOCSIS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for DOCSIS.

1 14 (70.00%) Web Services
2 10 (50.00%) Linux
3 9 (45.00%) Python
3 9 (45.00%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (40.00%) Ansible
4 8 (40.00%) Apache
4 8 (40.00%) Tomcat
4 8 (40.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (35.00%) REST
5 7 (35.00%) Degree
5 7 (35.00%) SOAP
5 7 (35.00%) HTTP
5 7 (35.00%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (35.00%) Service Design
6 6 (30.00%) API Integration
6 6 (30.00%) Puppet
6 6 (30.00%) Deployment Automation
6 6 (30.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (30.00%) Broadband
6 6 (30.00%) Perl
6 6 (30.00%) Computer Science
7 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 5 (25.00%) SNMP
7 5 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (20.00%) Digital TV
9 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
9 3 (15.00%) JMeter
9 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
9 3 (15.00%) Log4j

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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (40.00%) Apache
1 8 (40.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) HTTP
2 6 (30.00%) Broadband
3 5 (25.00%) SNMP
4 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.00%) MPLS
4 1 (5.00%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (15.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (15.00%) JMeter
1 3 (15.00%) JUnit
1 3 (15.00%) Log4j
1 3 (15.00%) Maven
1 3 (15.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (15.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Consultant
2 8 (40.00%) Software Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Designer
4 2 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Junior
4 2 (10.00%) Junior Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) OSS Solutions Designer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) IPTV Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (70.00%) Web Services
2 7 (35.00%) REST
2 7 (35.00%) SOAP
3 3 (15.00%) Kafka
3 3 (15.00%) RESTful
3 3 (15.00%) Spring
3 3 (15.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (20.00%) Digital TV
3 3 (15.00%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (10.00%) IPTV
4 2 (10.00%) User Experience
4 2 (10.00%) Virtual Team
5 1 (5.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (35.00%) Service Design
3 6 (30.00%) API Integration
3 6 (30.00%) Deployment Automation
4 5 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (15.00%) Microservices
6 3 (15.00%) Open Source
6 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (10.00%) Content Management
7 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.00%) Video Content Management
8 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
8 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
8 1 (5.00%) DevOps
8 1 (5.00%) ITSM
8 1 (5.00%) Service Management
8 1 (5.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) Python
2 6 (30.00%) Perl
3 3 (15.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Degree
2 6 (30.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) Ansible
2 7 (35.00%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (30.00%) Puppet
4 3 (15.00%) Mesos
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.00%) BMC
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco
2 1 (5.00%) Remedy
2 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow