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 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 124 98 115
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +17
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 4 31 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.16% 1.11% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.64% 4.12% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 19 8
Median daily rate £450 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.26%
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.51% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.50 -
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
621 753 651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.61% 26.94% 24.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 320 235
Median daily rate £375 £310 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 32
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.17% +98.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £22.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

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 5 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 -4 2 - - 2
Newbury +7 1 - - 1
Unified Communications
South East

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 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 9 (50.00%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 5 (27.78%) Firewall
3 5 (27.78%) Billing
4 4 (22.22%) TOGAF
4 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (22.22%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (22.22%) Frameworx
4 4 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 4 (22.22%) Wireless
4 4 (22.22%) Project Management
4 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 4 (22.22%) UML
4 4 (22.22%) VPN
4 4 (22.22%) CRM
4 4 (22.22%) IBM
4 4 (22.22%) CCNP
4 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (22.22%) SLA
4 4 (22.22%) Juniper
5 3 (16.67%) VMware
5 3 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 3 (16.67%) Finance
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (11.11%) vRealize
6 2 (11.11%) Presales

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
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Firewall
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (22.22%) VPN
2 4 (22.22%) Wireless
3 2 (11.11%) ATM
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (11.11%) H.323
3 2 (11.11%) IP Telephony
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (5.56%) DHCP
4 1 (5.56%) LAN
4 1 (5.56%) PSTN
4 1 (5.56%) Skype
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%) WAN
4 1 (5.56%) WebEx
4 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
General
1 6 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (27.78%) Billing
3 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Architect
1 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (16.67%) BSS Architect
2 3 (16.67%) BSS Solutions Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Network Support
2 3 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) OSS Architect
2 3 (16.67%) OSS Solutions Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Programme Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Support
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Frameworx
1 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) PMI
3 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
1 2 (11.11%) SUSE
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) CRM
2 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 4 (22.22%) Project Management
2 4 (22.22%) Risk Analysis
2 4 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (22.22%) TOGAF
2 4 (22.22%) UML
3 3 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 2 (11.11%) Business Transformation
4 2 (11.11%) Change Management
4 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 2 (11.11%) Presales
4 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.56%) WFM
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) CCNP
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
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%) CCVP
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 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (11.11%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (11.11%) vRealize
3 1 (5.56%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (22.22%) IBM
2 4 (22.22%) Juniper
3 3 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) Avaya
4 2 (11.11%) Citrix
4 2 (11.11%) Ericsson
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) Mitel
4 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.56%) CA
5 1 (5.56%) Meraki