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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 116 119 128
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 7 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.29% 0.47% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.05% 1.78% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.75% -0.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £388 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £608 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £383 £405
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
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
665 676 1076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.10% 26.20% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 213 226
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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
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 19 September 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +14 2 £350 -41.66% 3
Newbury -1 1 - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Slough - - - -
Unified Communications
South East

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (53.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) WAN
3 4 (26.67%) Lync
4 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) VoIP
4 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (20.00%) Billing
4 3 (20.00%) CRM
4 3 (20.00%) MPLS
4 3 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) BGP
5 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (13.33%) Avaya
5 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (13.33%) Internet
5 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
5 2 (13.33%) Windows
5 2 (13.33%) MS Project
5 2 (13.33%) Degree
5 2 (13.33%) Workforce Management Optimization
5 2 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Finance
5 2 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) VPLS
6 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
6 1 (6.67%) LTE
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 7

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (26.67%) Lync
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Project
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) WAN
2 3 (20.00%) VoIP
2 3 (20.00%) MPLS
3 2 (13.33%) BGP
3 2 (13.33%) Internet
4 1 (6.67%) VPLS
4 1 (6.67%) LTE
4 1 (6.67%) xDSL
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) IPsec
4 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security
4 1 (6.67%) LAN
4 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) DNS
4 1 (6.67%) 3G
4 1 (6.67%) DWDM
4 1 (6.67%) DEFINITY
4 1 (6.67%) DMZ
General
1 8 (53.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (20.00%) Billing
3 2 (13.33%) Finance
4 1 (6.67%) Legal
4 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Design Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (6.67%) Project Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
4 1 (6.67%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) PMO Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Digital Media
1 1 (6.67%) Machine to Machine
1 1 (6.67%) User Experience
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (6.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (20.00%) CRM
1 3 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (13.33%) Workforce Management Optimization
2 2 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Validation
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.67%) Business Performance Management
3 1 (6.67%) Numerical Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Use Case
3 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Test Management
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
3 1 (6.67%) Network Design
3 1 (6.67%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.67%) C
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) CCIE
3 1 (6.67%) CCNP
3 1 (6.67%) CCIP
3 1 (6.67%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) CCDP
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) UAG
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) Avaya
4 1 (6.67%) Verint
4 1 (6.67%) Mitel
4 1 (6.67%) Tandberg
4 1 (6.67%) Genesys
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