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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 109 110 105
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 28 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.95% 0.64% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.68% 2.77% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 3
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +15.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £323 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £448 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-5.62% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £96.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +221.66%
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
761 650 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.90% 23.16% 26.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 233 190
Average daily rate £300 £313 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 52 22
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Newbury -5 6 £338 -27.02%
Bracknell +10 5 £420 +9.09%
Reading -4 5 £396 +13.21%
Slough - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Unified Communications
South East

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 27 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 15 (33.33%) Cisco
2 15 (33.33%) Lync
3 11 (24.44%) PBX
3 11 (24.44%) VoIP
4 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 9 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 9 (20.00%) ITIL
5 9 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 9 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (17.78%) Migration
7 7 (15.56%) Firewall
7 7 (15.56%) Windows
7 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
7 7 (15.56%) Multimedia
8 6 (13.33%) Billing
8 6 (13.33%) eTOM
8 6 (13.33%) Performance Management
8 6 (13.33%) Business Performance Management
8 6 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (13.33%) Machine to Machine
8 6 (13.33%) Broadband
8 6 (13.33%) Customer Intelligence
8 6 (13.33%) Process Management
8 6 (13.33%) BT
9 5 (11.11%) Service Delivery
9 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
10 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
10 4 (8.89%) C
10 4 (8.89%) Cisco Certification

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (33.33%) Lync
2 9 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.67%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.22%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (24.44%) PBX
1 11 (24.44%) VoIP
2 7 (15.56%) Firewall
3 6 (13.33%) Broadband
4 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 4 (8.89%) MGCP
6 2 (4.44%) RTP
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco ICM
6 2 (4.44%) VPN
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.22%) MSRP
7 1 (2.22%) DNS
7 1 (2.22%) IPv4
7 1 (2.22%) IPv6
7 1 (2.22%) SAN
7 1 (2.22%) CTI
7 1 (2.22%) Internet
7 1 (2.22%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (2.22%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Axure RP
General
1 27 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (15.56%) Multimedia
3 6 (13.33%) Billing
4 2 (4.44%) Finance
5 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Designer
2 6 (13.33%) Architect
3 4 (8.89%) Design Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (6.67%) Consultant
4 3 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Specialist
4 3 (6.67%) VoIP Specialist
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
5 2 (4.44%) OSS Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Service Design Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Technical Design Authority
5 2 (4.44%) OSS Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Administrator
5 2 (4.44%) Voice Specialist
5 2 (4.44%) Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Communications Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.22%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (13.33%) Machine to Machine
3 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) User Experience
4 1 (2.22%) Frameworx
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) IVR
4 1 (2.22%) IPTV
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) ITIL
2 8 (17.78%) Migration
3 6 (13.33%) Customer Intelligence
3 6 (13.33%) Process Management
3 6 (13.33%) eTOM
3 6 (13.33%) Business Performance Management
3 6 (13.33%) Performance Management
4 5 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.89%) Project Management
5 4 (8.89%) Business Analysis
6 3 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (6.67%) CRM
6 3 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (6.67%) Performance Engineering
6 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.67%) Validation
7 2 (4.44%) Use Case
7 2 (4.44%) Test Strategy
7 2 (4.44%) Business Transformation
7 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) C
2 3 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.67%) Degree
2 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) MCSE
3 2 (4.44%) CCIE
3 2 (4.44%) CCNP
4 1 (2.22%) CCNA
4 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.44%) SCCM
3 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.22%) Netcool
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) Cisco
2 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.33%) BT
4 3 (6.67%) Avaya
5 2 (4.44%) Genesys
5 2 (4.44%) Remedy
5 2 (4.44%) Verint
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle
6 1 (2.22%) Infovista
6 1 (2.22%) Cramer
6 1 (2.22%) VMware
6 1 (2.22%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.22%) NetIQ
6 1 (2.22%) EMC
6 1 (2.22%) IBM
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago