The first table below looks at the demand for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 116 109 127
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +18
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 13 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.46% 0.49% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.01% 1.87% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 5
Average daily rate £385 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £339 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £485 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £31.25 -
% change year-on-year
+476.00% -
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
647 642 991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.67% 26.12% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 205 224
Average daily rate £295 £285 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% -5.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 20 27
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £20.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Unified Communications
South East

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -1 6 £350 - 8
Bracknell +2 3 £393 -7.64%
Newbury -1 3 £500 - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Slough - - - -
Unified Communications
South East

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Unified Communications.

1 25 (71.43%) Cisco
2 16 (45.71%) Telecoms
3 12 (34.29%) Service Delivery
3 12 (34.29%) VoIP
3 12 (34.29%) Cisco CUCM
4 11 (31.43%) Test Strategy
5 9 (25.71%) Project Management
6 8 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (22.86%) PBX
6 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
7 7 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 7 (20.00%) Marketing
8 6 (17.14%) Lync
8 6 (17.14%) LAN
8 6 (17.14%) WAN
8 6 (17.14%) ISUP
8 6 (17.14%) INAP
8 6 (17.14%) PRINCE
9 5 (14.29%) MGCP
9 5 (14.29%) H.323
9 5 (14.29%) VMware
10 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
10 4 (11.43%) Business Performance Management
10 4 (11.43%) Performance Management
10 4 (11.43%) CCVP
10 4 (11.43%) Finance
10 4 (11.43%) Legal
10 4 (11.43%) GAP Analysis
10 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
10 4 (11.43%) CCNP

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Unified Communications. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (17.14%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 12 (34.29%) VoIP
2 8 (22.86%) PBX
3 6 (17.14%) LAN
3 6 (17.14%) WAN
3 6 (17.14%) ISUP
3 6 (17.14%) INAP
4 5 (14.29%) MGCP
4 5 (14.29%) H.323
5 3 (8.57%) 3G
5 3 (8.57%) Firewall
5 3 (8.57%) LTE
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (5.71%) Q.931
6 2 (5.71%) QSIG
7 1 (2.86%) MPLS
7 1 (2.86%) OSPF
7 1 (2.86%) VPN
7 1 (2.86%) DNS
7 1 (2.86%) WLAN
7 1 (2.86%) Wireless
General
1 16 (45.71%) Telecoms
2 7 (20.00%) Marketing
3 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 4 (11.43%) Legal
4 2 (5.71%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
2 3 (8.57%) Architect
2 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
2 3 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (8.57%) Designer
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco Expert
3 2 (5.71%) Product Manager
3 2 (5.71%) Communications Engineer
4 1 (2.86%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (2.86%) Transition Manager
4 1 (2.86%) Service Manager
4 1 (2.86%) Test Engineer
4 1 (2.86%) Network Manager
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (2.86%) Server Engineer
4 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
4 1 (2.86%) Programme Manager
4 1 (2.86%) Junior
4 1 (2.86%) Analyst
4 1 (2.86%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.86%) Handset
3 1 (2.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Service Delivery
2 11 (31.43%) Test Strategy
3 9 (25.71%) Project Management
4 7 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 6 (17.14%) PRINCE
6 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
6 4 (11.43%) Business Performance Management
6 4 (11.43%) Performance Management
6 4 (11.43%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (11.43%) ITIL
7 2 (5.71%) Use Case
7 2 (5.71%) Test Scripting
7 2 (5.71%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.71%) Product Management
7 2 (5.71%) Benchmarking
7 2 (5.71%) Service Management
8 1 (2.86%) B2B
8 1 (2.86%) Network Design
8 1 (2.86%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) C
1 1 (2.86%) LINC
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (11.43%) CCVP
2 4 (11.43%) CCNP
3 3 (8.57%) CCIE
3 3 (8.57%) CCNA
3 3 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.86%) CCDP
4 1 (2.86%) CCSP
4 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) CCSA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.86%) UAG
1 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (34.29%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (5.71%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.71%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.86%) Netcool
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 25 (71.43%) Cisco
2 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (5.71%) Verint
4 2 (5.71%) HP
5 1 (2.86%) EMC
5 1 (2.86%) Avaya
5 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.86%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.86%) F5
5 1 (2.86%) Polycom