Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 865 853 870
Rank change year-on-year -12 +17 -12
Contract jobs citing DOCSIS 10 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.009% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.074% 0.061% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 10
UK median daily rate £291 £400 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.19% +23.93% -
10th Percentile £246 £370 £247
90th Percentile £488 £400 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £291 £400 £358
% change year-on-year -27.19% +11.73% -
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 13,577 14,770 15,142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.54% 15.29% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,382 8,958 8,767
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 749 925
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £49.19 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.56% +4.65% -4.44%

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 16 January 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
Top 6 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 16 January 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
UK excluding London +6 9 £291 -27.19%
England -10 9 £291 -27.19%
South East -19 7 £270 -32.50%
North of England - 2 £356 -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
North West - 1 £313 -

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 5 (50.00%) VDSL
1 5 (50.00%) GPON
2 4 (40.00%) Line Management
3 2 (20.00%) SDH
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (20.00%) Workflow
3 2 (20.00%) C
3 2 (20.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) UML
3 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) SLA
3 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Data Management
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) eTOM
3 2 (20.00%) Validation
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Information Security
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (20.00%) Data Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) QA
3 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) Physical Data Model
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (20.00%) Data Management
3 2 (20.00%) Active Listening
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis

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 (50.00%) GPON
1 5 (50.00%) VDSL
2 2 (20.00%) SDH
2 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
1 3 (30.00%) Designer
1 3 (30.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Audio Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Audio Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Audio Video Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) C++ Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C++ Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Kernel Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Kernel Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Kernel Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Migration Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (10.00%) MPEG
2 1 (10.00%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Line Management
2 2 (20.00%) Active Listening
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) CRM
2 2 (20.00%) Data Architecture
2 2 (20.00%) Data Management
2 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Data Management
2 2 (20.00%) eTOM
2 2 (20.00%) Information Security
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (20.00%) Physical Data Model
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) UML
2 2 (20.00%) Validation
2 2 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (10.00%) B2B
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C
1 2 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Ericsson