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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 100 92 114
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +22
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 18 26 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.76% 1.06% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.26% 4.33% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 4
Median daily rate £350 £425 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +71.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £495 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-14.11% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.90 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
+67.72% -
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
552 601 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.46% 24.51% 25.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 241 213
Median daily rate £363 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.07% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 10
Median hourly rate £14.50 £36.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.72% +105.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.75 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -6 6 £344 -36.04%
Reading -4 3 - -
Unified Communications
South East

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 10 (50.00%) HP
2 8 (40.00%) Netcool
3 7 (35.00%) EMC
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) Oracle
3 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (35.00%) Windows
3 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (25.00%) NetBackup
4 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (25.00%) Skype for Business
4 5 (25.00%) Solaris
4 5 (25.00%) IIS
4 5 (25.00%) Unix
4 5 (25.00%) MS Access
4 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco
4 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (25.00%) SAN
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (25.00%) Intel Security
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (20.00%) Service Management
5 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (20.00%) Veritas

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 5 (25.00%) IIS
1 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 5 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) SAN
2 4 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 4 (20.00%) Internet
3 3 (15.00%) DHCP
3 3 (15.00%) DNS
3 3 (15.00%) IP Telephony
3 3 (15.00%) Skype
4 2 (10.00%) LAN
4 2 (10.00%) MPLS
4 2 (10.00%) VoIP
4 2 (10.00%) VPN
4 2 (10.00%) WAN
5 1 (5.00%) BGP
5 1 (5.00%) DSL
5 1 (5.00%) Firewall
5 1 (5.00%) H.323
5 1 (5.00%) IPsec
5 1 (5.00%) OSPF
5 1 (5.00%) Telepresence
5 1 (5.00%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (25.00%) MS Access
General
1 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Advertising
3 1 (5.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Architect
1 5 (25.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) BSS Architect
3 3 (15.00%) OSS Architect
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Programme Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Service Management Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Service Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Unified Communications Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Clustering
2 3 (15.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (10.00%) Internet of Things
4 1 (5.00%) CMDB
4 1 (5.00%) Frameworx
4 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Solaris
2 5 (25.00%) Unix
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Migration
1 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
1 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
1 4 (20.00%) Service Management
2 3 (15.00%) Fault Management
2 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (15.00%) Presales
2 3 (15.00%) Project Management
2 3 (15.00%) SOA
3 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (5.00%) Demand Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.00%) Service Continuity Management
4 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) CCNA
2 2 (10.00%) CCNP
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) ISEB
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.00%) CCDP
3 1 (5.00%) CCENT
3 1 (5.00%) CCIE
3 1 (5.00%) CCIP
3 1 (5.00%) CCNP Voice
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) Netcool
2 5 (25.00%) NetBackup
2 5 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (15.00%) Amdocs OSS
4 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) HP
2 7 (35.00%) EMC
2 7 (35.00%) Oracle
3 5 (25.00%) Cisco
3 5 (25.00%) Intel Security
4 4 (20.00%) Veritas
5 3 (15.00%) BMC
5 3 (15.00%) Cramer
5 3 (15.00%) Ericsson
5 3 (15.00%) Infovista
5 3 (15.00%) Remedy
5 3 (15.00%) SevOne
5 3 (15.00%) VMware
6 2 (10.00%) Avaya
6 2 (10.00%) Genesys
6 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.00%) Mitel
7 1 (5.00%) IBM
7 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
7 1 (5.00%) Tandberg