The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 95 118 122
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +4
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 23 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.06% 0.40% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.07% 1.95% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 4
Median daily rate £433 £361 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.72% -0.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £305 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £454 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £406
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - -
Unified Communications
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
454 512 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.84% 20.68% 26.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 266 240
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 24
Median hourly rate £36.00 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.61% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.75 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Unified Communications as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unified Communications across the Berkshire region.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Unified Communications
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the Berkshire region.

Unified Communications Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bracknell -3 6 £310 -31.22%
Slough +2 3 - - 1
Newbury - 1 - -
Unified Communications
South East

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 17 (41.46%) Cisco
2 14 (34.15%) HP
3 12 (29.27%) Windows
3 12 (29.27%) Telecoms
4 11 (26.83%) Finance
4 11 (26.83%) SQL
4 11 (26.83%) Oracle
4 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
4 11 (26.83%) EMC
5 10 (24.39%) Netcool
6 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
6 9 (21.95%) SAN
6 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
6 9 (21.95%) MS Exchange
6 9 (21.95%) Migration
7 8 (19.51%) SharePoint
7 8 (19.51%) Problem Management
7 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
7 8 (19.51%) Skype for Business
7 8 (19.51%) Skype
8 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
8 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (17.07%) Windows Server
8 7 (17.07%) Windows XP
8 7 (17.07%) Unix
8 7 (17.07%) MS Access
8 7 (17.07%) IIS
8 7 (17.07%) Solaris
8 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (17.07%) Intel Security

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 9 (21.95%) MS Exchange
2 8 (19.51%) SharePoint
2 8 (19.51%) Skype for Business
3 7 (17.07%) IIS
4 2 (4.88%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Office
2 2 (4.88%) Adobe Captivate
2 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Office 365
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) SAN
2 8 (19.51%) Skype
3 7 (17.07%) Internet
4 5 (12.20%) DHCP
4 5 (12.20%) DNS
4 5 (12.20%) Ethernet
4 5 (12.20%) VoIP
5 4 (9.76%) IP Telephony
6 3 (7.32%) Firewall
6 3 (7.32%) LAN
6 3 (7.32%) MPLS
6 3 (7.32%) VLAN
6 3 (7.32%) WAN
7 2 (4.88%) BGP
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (4.88%) DMZ
7 2 (4.88%) DSL
7 2 (4.88%) IPsec
7 2 (4.88%) OSPF
7 2 (4.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.07%) MS Access
General
1 12 (29.27%) Telecoms
2 11 (26.83%) Finance
3 7 (17.07%) Retail
4 2 (4.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Architect
2 6 (14.63%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Support Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) OSS Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) BSS Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Unified Communications Manager
6 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (4.88%) PMO Lead
6 2 (4.88%) Service Management Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Voice Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Server Support
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) .NET
1 1 (2.44%) EJB
1 1 (2.44%) HTML
1 1 (2.44%) HTML5
1 1 (2.44%) J2EE
1 1 (2.44%) JMS
1 1 (2.44%) Middleware
1 1 (2.44%) Web Services
1 1 (2.44%) XML
1 1 (2.44%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (9.76%) Clustering
3 3 (7.32%) Statistics
4 2 (4.88%) Internet of Things
4 2 (4.88%) Streaming Video
5 1 (2.44%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) Windows
2 7 (17.07%) Solaris
2 7 (17.07%) Unix
2 7 (17.07%) Windows Server
2 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (17.07%) Windows XP
3 4 (9.76%) Linux
4 2 (4.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) Migration
2 8 (19.51%) Problem Management
3 7 (17.07%) Incident Management
3 7 (17.07%) Project Management
3 7 (17.07%) Service Delivery
4 6 (14.63%) Presales
5 5 (12.20%) ITIL
5 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (9.76%) Mentoring
6 4 (9.76%) Service Management
6 4 (9.76%) SOA
7 3 (7.32%) Dependency Management
7 3 (7.32%) Fault Management
7 3 (7.32%) Performance Management
7 3 (7.32%) Project Planning
8 2 (4.88%) Change Control
8 2 (4.88%) Network Design
8 2 (4.88%) Project Governance
8 2 (4.88%) Test Strategy
8 2 (4.88%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) C
3 1 (2.44%) C#
3 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
3 6 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (12.20%) CCIE
4 5 (12.20%) CCNA
4 5 (12.20%) CCNP
5 3 (7.32%) Degree
6 2 (4.88%) CCDP
6 2 (4.88%) CCIP
6 2 (4.88%) ISEB
6 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
7 1 (2.44%) CCENT
7 1 (2.44%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.76%) Hyper-V
3 4 (9.76%) VMware ESX
3 4 (9.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) Netcool
2 7 (17.07%) NetBackup
2 7 (17.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (9.76%) Amdocs OSS
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (4.88%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 17 (41.46%) Cisco
2 14 (34.15%) HP
3 11 (26.83%) EMC
3 11 (26.83%) Oracle
4 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
5 7 (17.07%) Intel Security
6 6 (14.63%) Veritas
7 5 (12.20%) VMware
8 4 (9.76%) Cramer
8 4 (9.76%) Genesys
9 3 (7.32%) BMC
9 3 (7.32%) Ericsson
9 3 (7.32%) Infovista
9 3 (7.32%) Remedy
9 3 (7.32%) SevOne
10 2 (4.88%) BroadSoft
10 2 (4.88%) F5
10 2 (4.88%) Ipanema Technologies
10 2 (4.88%) SolarWinds
10 2 (4.88%) Tandberg
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