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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 601 624 635
Rank change year-on-year +23 +11  
Contract jobs citing Modbus 7 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.028% 0.013%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.19% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Median daily rate £363 £288 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.08% -23.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £258 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £318 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +11.53% -13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Median hourly rate - £41.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +118.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - +118.42%  

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 6520 7903 8008
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.46% 14.75% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4030 4739 4375
Median daily rate £400 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +5.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £233 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 336 444
Median hourly rate £24.00 £32.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.58% +17.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Modbus.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Modbus in the UK

Modbus
Top 10 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 28 March 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
England +26 7 £363 +26.08% 5
South West -1 3 £400 +23.07% 2
London +25 2 - - 1
Bristol +6 2 £363 +11.53% 1
Bromley - 2 - -
South East +12 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £325 -
West Midlands - 1 £325 -

Modbus
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 5 (62.50%) C++
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) VB
3 3 (37.50%) COM+
3 3 (37.50%) DCOM
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) VB6
3 3 (37.50%) Multithreading
3 3 (37.50%) Profibus
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Information Management
4 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (25.00%) DMZ
4 2 (25.00%) ISA Server
4 2 (25.00%) CRM
4 2 (25.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (25.00%) VBScript
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) C
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) Bluetooth
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) OOP

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 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
1 3 (37.50%) Profibus
2 2 (25.00%) DMZ
2 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (12.50%) Bluetooth
3 1 (12.50%) ICMP
3 1 (12.50%) OSPF
3 1 (12.50%) SNMP
3 1 (12.50%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) C++ Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Control Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) VB Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) COM+
1 3 (37.50%) DCOM
2 1 (12.50%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) VxWorks
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Multithreading
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
2 2 (25.00%) Information Management
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Business Development
3 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 1 (12.50%) Multithreaded Programming
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C++
2 4 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) VB
3 3 (37.50%) VB6
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (25.00%) VBScript
5 1 (12.50%) C
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) ISA Server
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
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