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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 75 91 117
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +26
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 38 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.90% 0.86% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.60% 4.10% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 13
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £333 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £429 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
500 537 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.03% 21.08% 24.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 290 276
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £265 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 15
Median hourly rate £50.00 £39.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.58% +2.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £45.31 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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
Reading +21 24 £425 +6.25% 3
Bracknell +7 3 £406 -
Slough +7 1 - -
Newbury +5 1 £400 - 2
Unified Communications
South East

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 39 (66.10%) Cisco
2 29 (49.15%) Telecoms
3 24 (40.68%) Cisco CUCM
4 21 (35.59%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (32.20%) VoIP
6 17 (28.81%) CCIE
6 17 (28.81%) CCNP
7 15 (25.42%) Cisco UCCE
8 14 (23.73%) CCNA
9 13 (22.03%) Migration
10 12 (20.34%) Project Management
10 12 (20.34%) Cisco UCCX
11 11 (18.64%) Finance
12 10 (16.95%) Microsoft
13 8 (13.56%) PRINCE2
13 8 (13.56%) Skype
14 7 (11.86%) Skype for Business
14 7 (11.86%) Retail
14 7 (11.86%) IP Telephony
14 7 (11.86%) Service Delivery
15 6 (10.17%) Network Design
15 6 (10.17%) ITIL
15 6 (10.17%) Mentoring
15 6 (10.17%) Presales
16 5 (8.47%) Video Conferencing
16 5 (8.47%) Office 365
16 5 (8.47%) WAN
16 5 (8.47%) LAN
16 5 (8.47%) Windows
16 5 (8.47%) MS Office

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 7 (11.86%) Skype for Business
2 4 (6.78%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.39%) IIS
4 2 (3.39%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) MS Office
2 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.39%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Office 365
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 19 (32.20%) VoIP
2 8 (13.56%) Skype
3 7 (11.86%) IP Telephony
4 5 (8.47%) Internet
4 5 (8.47%) LAN
4 5 (8.47%) WAN
5 4 (6.78%) SAN
6 3 (5.08%) BGP
6 3 (5.08%) DNS
6 3 (5.08%) Ethernet
6 3 (5.08%) Firewall
6 3 (5.08%) MPLS
6 3 (5.08%) OSPF
6 3 (5.08%) VPN
7 2 (3.39%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.39%) IPsec
7 2 (3.39%) VLAN
7 2 (3.39%) VPLS
7 2 (3.39%) Wireshark
7 2 (3.39%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) MS Access
General
1 29 (49.15%) Telecoms
2 11 (18.64%) Finance
3 7 (11.86%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (18.64%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 10 (16.95%) Design Engineer
3 9 (15.25%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (15.25%) Project Manager
4 8 (13.56%) Architect
5 6 (10.17%) Consultant
5 6 (10.17%) Network Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Coordinator
6 5 (8.47%) Project Coordinator
7 4 (6.78%) Unified Communications Manager
8 3 (5.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Voice Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Cisco Consultant
9 2 (3.39%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Designer
9 2 (3.39%) Network Architect
9 2 (3.39%) Network Design Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) VXML
2 1 (1.69%) .NET
2 1 (1.69%) EJB
2 1 (1.69%) HTML
2 1 (1.69%) HTML5
2 1 (1.69%) J2EE
2 1 (1.69%) JMS
2 1 (1.69%) Middleware
2 1 (1.69%) Web Services
2 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (6.78%) Virtual Team
3 3 (5.08%) IVR
3 3 (5.08%) PMI
4 2 (3.39%) Statistics
4 2 (3.39%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.69%) CMDB
5 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.69%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Windows
2 2 (3.39%) Linux
2 2 (3.39%) Solaris
2 2 (3.39%) Unix
2 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
2 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (3.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) Migration
2 12 (20.34%) Project Management
3 8 (13.56%) PRINCE2
4 7 (11.86%) Service Delivery
5 6 (10.17%) ITIL
5 6 (10.17%) Mentoring
5 6 (10.17%) Network Design
5 6 (10.17%) Presales
6 4 (6.78%) Incident Management
6 4 (6.78%) Problem Management
6 4 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.08%) Dependency Management
7 3 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.08%) High Availability
7 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 3 (5.08%) Performance Engineering
7 3 (5.08%) Project Planning
7 3 (5.08%) Risk Management
8 2 (3.39%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (3.39%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.78%) SQL
2 2 (3.39%) C
3 1 (1.69%) C#
3 1 (1.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (35.59%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (28.81%) CCIE
2 17 (28.81%) CCNP
3 14 (23.73%) CCNA
4 4 (6.78%) CCDP
5 3 (5.08%) Degree
5 3 (5.08%) PMI Certification
5 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.39%) CCIP
6 2 (3.39%) CCNP Voice
6 2 (3.39%) PMP
6 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.69%) CCDA
7 1 (1.69%) CCVP
7 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.39%) VMware ESX
2 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (40.68%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (25.42%) Cisco UCCE
3 12 (20.34%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (5.08%) Netcool
5 2 (3.39%) Amdocs OSS
5 2 (3.39%) NetBackup
5 2 (3.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (3.39%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 39 (66.10%) Cisco
2 10 (16.95%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.47%) HP
4 4 (6.78%) EMC
4 4 (6.78%) Oracle
5 3 (5.08%) Genesys
6 2 (3.39%) Adobe
6 2 (3.39%) BroadSoft
6 2 (3.39%) Cramer
6 2 (3.39%) F5
6 2 (3.39%) Intel Security
6 2 (3.39%) Ipanema Technologies
6 2 (3.39%) SolarWinds
6 2 (3.39%) Tandberg
6 2 (3.39%) Veritas
6 2 (3.39%) VMware
7 1 (1.69%) Mitel
7 1 (1.69%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.69%) SevOne
7 1 (1.69%) Verint