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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 99 112 112
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 24 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.94% 0.40% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.26% 1.55% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 4
Average daily rate
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£363 £248 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.46% -56.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £380 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £378 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £25.50
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
563 646 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.00% 25.68% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 219 221
Average daily rate £318 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £215 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 13 23
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £42.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015. 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 - 4 £450 - 1
Bracknell - 3 £550 -
Maidenhead - 2 £355 -
Slough +1 1 £308 +11.81% 1
Windsor - 1 £475 -
Unified Communications
South East

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 32 (58.18%) Cisco
2 22 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 16 (29.09%) Project Management
4 15 (27.27%) Lync
5 14 (25.45%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (21.82%) Cisco CUCM
7 11 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 11 (20.00%) Migration
8 9 (16.36%) Billing
8 9 (16.36%) IP Telephony
8 9 (16.36%) CCNP
9 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
9 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (14.55%) Data Centre
9 8 (14.55%) Cisco UCCX
10 7 (12.73%) CCVP
10 7 (12.73%) Cisco ICM
10 7 (12.73%) Active Directory
11 6 (10.91%) CCIE
11 6 (10.91%) MS Visio
11 6 (10.91%) PBX
11 6 (10.91%) VoIP
11 6 (10.91%) C
11 6 (10.91%) PRINCE2
11 6 (10.91%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (9.09%) Cisco UCCE
12 5 (9.09%) Project Planning
12 5 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
12 5 (9.09%) XMPP
12 5 (9.09%) Finance

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 15 (27.27%) Lync
2 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.45%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.91%) MS Visio
3 5 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (7.27%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.36%) IP Telephony
2 7 (12.73%) Cisco ICM
3 6 (10.91%) PBX
3 6 (10.91%) VoIP
4 5 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (7.27%) LAN
5 4 (7.27%) WAN
5 4 (7.27%) VPN
6 2 (3.64%) Telepresence
7 1 (1.82%) Broadband
7 1 (1.82%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (1.82%) IPv4
7 1 (1.82%) IPv6
7 1 (1.82%) CTI
7 1 (1.82%) Internet
7 1 (1.82%) MGCP
7 1 (1.82%) RTP
7 1 (1.82%) SS7
7 1 (1.82%) Megaco
7 1 (1.82%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Axure RP
General
1 22 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (16.36%) Billing
3 5 (9.09%) Finance
4 2 (3.64%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Project Manager
2 10 (18.18%) Unified Communications Manager
3 9 (16.36%) Architect
4 8 (14.55%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (12.73%) Designer
6 6 (10.91%) Consultant
7 5 (9.09%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Unified Communications Consultant
9 3 (5.45%) Technical Architect
9 3 (5.45%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (5.45%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) IT Architect
9 3 (5.45%) Communications Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) Design Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) Technical Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.64%) Cisco Voice Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) OSS Architect
10 2 (3.64%) Voice Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) Technical Manager
10 2 (3.64%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) XMPP
2 1 (1.82%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.91%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (5.45%) Frameworx
3 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) IVR
5 1 (1.82%) IPTV
5 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) Handset
5 1 (1.82%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.82%) Windows
1 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) Project Management
2 11 (20.00%) Migration
3 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (10.91%) PRINCE2
5 5 (9.09%) Project Planning
6 4 (7.27%) ITIL
6 4 (7.27%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.45%) UML
7 3 (5.45%) CRM
7 3 (5.45%) TOGAF
7 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.45%) Validation
7 3 (5.45%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (5.45%) Performance Engineering
8 2 (3.64%) Cisco ICM Scripting
8 2 (3.64%) Software Testing
8 2 (3.64%) Business Analysis
8 2 (3.64%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (3.64%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) C
2 3 (5.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (25.45%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (16.36%) CCNP
3 7 (12.73%) CCVP
4 6 (10.91%) CCIE
5 5 (9.09%) CCNA
6 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (5.45%) MCSE
6 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.64%) Degree
8 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.82%) CCIP
8 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.82%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.64%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.73%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (21.82%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (14.55%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (9.09%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (3.64%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (1.82%) Netcool
5 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.82%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 32 (58.18%) Cisco
2 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.27%) Avaya
4 3 (5.45%) IBM
4 3 (5.45%) Verint
5 2 (3.64%) Remedy
5 2 (3.64%) Genesys
6 1 (1.82%) CA
6 1 (1.82%) NetIQ
6 1 (1.82%) Citrix
6 1 (1.82%) Infovista
6 1 (1.82%) BT
6 1 (1.82%) Cramer
6 1 (1.82%) VMware
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