The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Modbus skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Modbus 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.

Modbus
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 610 641 -
Rank change year-on-year +31 -  
Contract jobs citing Modbus 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.007% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.079% 0.046% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
Median hourly rate £43.75 £40.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.36% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £40.75 -
% change year-on-year +7.36% -  

Modbus 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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6351 8706 8089
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.55% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3763 5295 4556
Median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 422 468
Median hourly rate £27.38 £29.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.58% +22.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

Modbus
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Modbus as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Modbus in the UK

Modbus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Modbus in the UK

Modbus
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Modbus in the UK

Modbus
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 Modbus within the UK 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
Scotland - 3 - -
England +45 2 - - 2
South East +22 2 - - 1
Highlands - 2 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Modbus 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 Modbus.

1 6 (54.55%) Windows
1 6 (54.55%) Ethernet
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
3 4 (36.36%) Profibus
3 4 (36.36%) C#
3 4 (36.36%) C++
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco
3 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 4 (36.36%) Firewall
4 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
4 3 (27.27%) Electronics
4 3 (27.27%) DMZ
4 3 (27.27%) ISA Server
4 3 (27.27%) VB
4 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
4 3 (27.27%) COM+
4 3 (27.27%) DCOM
4 3 (27.27%) C
4 3 (27.27%) MISRA
4 3 (27.27%) Client/Server
4 3 (27.27%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (27.27%) VB6
4 3 (27.27%) Information Management
5 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
5 2 (18.18%) CRM
5 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 2 (18.18%) VBScript
5 2 (18.18%) JavaScript

Modbus
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:

Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) Ethernet
2 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) Profibus
3 3 (27.27%) DMZ
4 1 (9.09%) ICMP
4 1 (9.09%) OSPF
4 1 (9.09%) SNMP
4 1 (9.09%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (27.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Software Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) C++ Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Control Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Project Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) VB Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) COM+
1 3 (27.27%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Client/Server
1 3 (27.27%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (9.09%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) VxWorks
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
2 3 (27.27%) Information Management
3 2 (18.18%) CRM
3 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
4 1 (9.09%) Business Development
4 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design
4 1 (9.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C#
1 4 (36.36%) C++
2 3 (27.27%) C
2 3 (27.27%) VB
2 3 (27.27%) VB6
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
3 2 (18.18%) VBScript
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CCNA
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) MISRA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) ISA Server
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) VMware