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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
South East / Berkshire
Rank 70 115 109
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -6
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 34 8 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.71% 0.31% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.96% 1.37% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 19
Median daily rate £413 £365 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.01% -3.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £355 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £372 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 -

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
427 582 758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.49% 22.86% 26.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 304 331
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £253 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 17
Median hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.36% +52.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £26.69 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +41 22 £400 -
Bracknell +1 3 £463 -
Slough +9 2 £475 +30.13% 1
Unified Communications
South East

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 58 (78.38%) Cisco
2 42 (56.76%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (56.76%) Cisco CUCM
3 39 (52.70%) CCNP
4 36 (48.65%) VoIP
5 35 (47.30%) Telecoms
6 32 (43.24%) CCNA
6 32 (43.24%) Cisco UCCE
7 31 (41.89%) Cisco UCCX
8 29 (39.19%) CCIE
9 20 (27.03%) Migration
10 10 (13.51%) Network Design
10 10 (13.51%) WAN
10 10 (13.51%) LAN
10 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
10 10 (13.51%) PRINCE2
11 9 (12.16%) Project Management
12 7 (9.46%) Customer Requirements
12 7 (9.46%) Finance
13 6 (8.11%) IVR
13 6 (8.11%) ITIL
13 6 (8.11%) SQL
13 6 (8.11%) DNS
13 6 (8.11%) Virtual Team
13 6 (8.11%) Mentoring
13 6 (8.11%) High Availability
13 6 (8.11%) Performance Engineering
13 6 (8.11%) IP Telephony
13 6 (8.11%) Security Cleared
14 5 (6.76%) DHCP

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 4 (5.41%) Skype for Business
2 3 (4.05%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.70%) IIS
3 2 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.70%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.35%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.70%) Office 365
2 1 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 36 (48.65%) VoIP
2 10 (13.51%) LAN
2 10 (13.51%) WAN
3 6 (8.11%) DNS
3 6 (8.11%) IP Telephony
4 5 (6.76%) CTI
4 5 (6.76%) DHCP
4 5 (6.76%) Wireless
5 4 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (5.41%) Internet
5 4 (5.41%) MPLS
5 4 (5.41%) PBX
5 4 (5.41%) PSTN
5 4 (5.41%) VPN
6 3 (4.05%) Skype
7 2 (2.70%) BGP
7 2 (2.70%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (2.70%) OSPF
7 2 (2.70%) QSIG
7 2 (2.70%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) MS Access
General
1 35 (47.30%) Telecoms
2 7 (9.46%) Finance
3 1 (1.35%) Advertising
3 1 (1.35%) Legal
3 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (28.38%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 20 (27.03%) Design Engineer
3 19 (25.68%) Cisco Engineer
4 18 (24.32%) Network Engineer
5 9 (12.16%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) Network Design Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.76%) Architect
7 5 (6.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Consultant
7 5 (6.76%) Coordinator
7 5 (6.76%) Project Coordinator
7 5 (6.76%) VoIP Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Data Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Network Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Voice Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Voice Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) VXML
1 2 (2.70%) XMPP
2 1 (1.35%) .NET
2 1 (1.35%) HTML
2 1 (1.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) IVR
1 6 (8.11%) Virtual Team
2 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.05%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.05%) PMI
3 2 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.35%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.76%) Windows
2 3 (4.05%) Solaris
2 3 (4.05%) Unix
3 2 (2.70%) Linux
3 2 (2.70%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.03%) Migration
2 10 (13.51%) Network Design
2 10 (13.51%) PRINCE2
3 9 (12.16%) Project Management
4 7 (9.46%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (8.11%) High Availability
5 6 (8.11%) ITIL
5 6 (8.11%) Mentoring
5 6 (8.11%) Performance Engineering
6 5 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.76%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.41%) ITIL V3
7 4 (5.41%) Presales
8 3 (4.05%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 3 (4.05%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.70%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (2.70%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (2.70%) Statistics
9 2 (2.70%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.11%) SQL
2 2 (2.70%) C
3 1 (1.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 42 (56.76%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (52.70%) CCNP
3 32 (43.24%) CCNA
4 29 (39.19%) CCIE
5 6 (8.11%) Security Cleared
6 4 (5.41%) CCNP Voice
6 4 (5.41%) DV Cleared
7 3 (4.05%) CCDP
7 3 (4.05%) CCVP
7 3 (4.05%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.70%) PMP
8 2 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.35%) CCDA
9 1 (1.35%) CCIP
9 1 (1.35%) Degree
9 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (4.05%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.05%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.70%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 42 (56.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 32 (43.24%) Cisco UCCE
3 31 (41.89%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (2.70%) Cisco CME
4 2 (2.70%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.70%) Netcool
4 2 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 58 (78.38%) Cisco
2 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.76%) HP
3 5 (6.76%) Oracle
4 4 (5.41%) EMC
5 3 (4.05%) Avaya
5 3 (4.05%) CheckPoint
5 3 (4.05%) Genesys
6 2 (2.70%) Intel Security
6 2 (2.70%) Veritas
6 2 (2.70%) VMware
7 1 (1.35%) Ipanema Technologies
7 1 (1.35%) Juniper
7 1 (1.35%) Mitel
7 1 (1.35%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.35%) Sun
7 1 (1.35%) Tandberg
7 1 (1.35%) Verint