Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 833 859 894
Rank change year-on-year +26 +35 -23
Contract jobs citing DOCSIS 17 24 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.022% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.14% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 5
UK median daily rate £313 £375 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +4.75% -
10th Percentile £266 £298 £203
90th Percentile £575 £398 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £344 £358
% change year-on-year -9.09% -3.98% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 13513 16965 16094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.80% 15.79% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8163 10329 9158
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £197 £220 £206
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 733 843 1033
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.67 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £44.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.69 £25.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -25.24% +23.85% +0.93%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +28 13 £356 -5.00% 1
UK excluding London +55 12 £313 -9.09% 1
South East +32 9 £385 +12.00% 1
North of England - 3 £313 -
North West - 2 £301 -
London -5 1 £450 +20.00%
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 13 (76.47%) Telecoms
2 5 (29.41%) VDSL
2 5 (29.41%) GPON
3 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) Middleware
4 3 (17.65%) Digital TV
4 3 (17.65%) DVB
4 3 (17.65%) C
4 3 (17.65%) C++
4 3 (17.65%) HTML
4 3 (17.65%) Linux
4 3 (17.65%) Broadband
4 3 (17.65%) POSIX
4 3 (17.65%) VoIP
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (17.65%) STB
4 3 (17.65%) UPnP
4 3 (17.65%) Finance
4 3 (17.65%) HTML5
4 3 (17.65%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (17.65%) Line Management
4 3 (17.65%) Over-the-Top Content
4 3 (17.65%) DLNA
5 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
5 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum

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:

Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.88%) AutoCAD
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) GPON
1 5 (29.41%) VDSL
2 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (17.65%) Broadband
3 3 (17.65%) DLNA
3 3 (17.65%) DVB
3 3 (17.65%) UPnP
3 3 (17.65%) VoIP
4 1 (5.88%) DSL
4 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.88%) Firewall
4 1 (5.88%) Internet
4 1 (5.88%) IPv6
4 1 (5.88%) MGCP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
1 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (76.47%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Digital Architect
2 2 (11.76%) DTV Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Systems Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Broadcast Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Delivery Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Designer
3 1 (5.88%) Field Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Software Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) HTML
1 3 (17.65%) HTML5
1 3 (17.65%) Middleware
1 3 (17.65%) POSIX
2 1 (5.88%) AWT
2 1 (5.88%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Digital TV
1 3 (17.65%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Over-the-Top Content
1 3 (17.65%) STB
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Video on Demand
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Line Management
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Project Management
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.76%) B2B
2 2 (11.76%) Change Management
2 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
2 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
2 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
2 2 (11.76%) Product Management
2 2 (11.76%) Project Management
2 2 (11.76%) Release Management
2 2 (11.76%) Resource Management
2 2 (11.76%) Scrum
2 2 (11.76%) Test Management
2 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
2 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
3 1 (5.88%) Network Design
3 1 (5.88%) OO
3 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C
1 3 (17.65%) C++
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) Perl
2 1 (5.88%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Firmware
1 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Ericsson