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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 116 93 119
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +26
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 10 29 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.41% 1.15% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.77% 4.36% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 19 2
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £275 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.90 £21.50 -
% change year-on-year
+71.62% -
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
566 665 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.41% 26.27% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 283 205
Median daily rate £365 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 21
Median hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +108.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £17.50 £15.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.55 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

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
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 26 May 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 -3 3 - - 3
Newbury -1 1 - -
Bracknell -12 1 - - 2
Unified Communications
South East

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 8 (44.44%) ITIL
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco
2 5 (27.78%) PRINCE2
2 5 (27.78%) Firewall
2 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 5 (27.78%) Programme Management
3 4 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (22.22%) Wireless
3 4 (22.22%) SLA
3 4 (22.22%) Juniper
3 4 (22.22%) Project Management
3 4 (22.22%) CCNP
3 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (16.67%) HP
4 3 (16.67%) Netcool
4 3 (16.67%) Service Management
4 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Fault Management
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
5 2 (11.11%) Finance
5 2 (11.11%) Cramer
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (11.11%) SevOne
5 2 (11.11%) Mitel
5 2 (11.11%) IP Telephony
5 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 2 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM

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 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Firewall
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (22.22%) Wireless
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
3 2 (11.11%) Internet
3 2 (11.11%) IP Telephony
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (5.56%) DHCP
4 1 (5.56%) DNS
4 1 (5.56%) Intranet
4 1 (5.56%) LAN
4 1 (5.56%) PSTN
4 1 (5.56%) SAN
4 1 (5.56%) SMTP
4 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.56%) VLAN
4 1 (5.56%) VoIP
4 1 (5.56%) VPN
4 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MS Access
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Programme Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Network Support
3 3 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) BSS Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Support
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) OSS Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Service Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) PMI
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Frameworx
2 1 (5.56%) Internet of Things
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Solaris
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) PRINCE2
2 5 (27.78%) Programme Management
3 4 (22.22%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 3 (16.67%) Service Management
5 2 (11.11%) Fault Management
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
5 2 (11.11%) Presales
5 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 2 (11.11%) SOA
6 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
6 1 (5.56%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) CCNP
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.56%) CCENT
3 1 (5.56%) CCIE
3 1 (5.56%) CCNA
3 1 (5.56%) CCNP Voice
3 1 (5.56%) ISEB
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.56%) PMP
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Netcool
2 2 (11.11%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco
2 4 (22.22%) Juniper
3 3 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) Avaya
4 2 (11.11%) BMC
4 2 (11.11%) Cramer
4 2 (11.11%) Ericsson
4 2 (11.11%) Infovista
4 2 (11.11%) Mitel
4 2 (11.11%) Remedy
4 2 (11.11%) SevOne
5 1 (5.56%) EMC
5 1 (5.56%) IBM
5 1 (5.56%) Intel Security
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) Veritas
5 1 (5.56%) VMware
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