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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 107 106 105
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 20 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.77% 0.85% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.94% 3.69% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 3
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£380 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £314 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £433 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £386
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
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
681 596 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.11% 23.02% 29.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 218 182
Average daily rate £350 £364 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% +18.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 36 34
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -57.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.25 £15.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Bracknell +7 8 £375 +7.14% 1
Newbury 0 5 £375 -11.76% 3
Reading +7 3 £400 - 1
Slough - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Unified Communications
South East

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 17 (60.71%) Telecoms
2 10 (35.71%) Lync
3 9 (32.14%) VoIP
4 8 (28.57%) Cisco
4 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 8 (28.57%) Firewall
5 7 (25.00%) Windows
6 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
7 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
7 5 (17.86%) ITIL
7 5 (17.86%) BT
7 5 (17.86%) Multimedia
8 4 (14.29%) Performance Management
8 4 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
8 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (14.29%) Machine to Machine
8 4 (14.29%) eTOM
8 4 (14.29%) Business Performance Management
8 4 (14.29%) Process Management
8 4 (14.29%) PBX
8 4 (14.29%) Broadband
8 4 (14.29%) Customer Intelligence
9 3 (10.71%) Migration
9 3 (10.71%) Billing
9 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
10 2 (7.14%) SCCM

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 10 (35.71%) Lync
2 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) VoIP
2 8 (28.57%) Firewall
3 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
4 4 (14.29%) PBX
4 4 (14.29%) Broadband
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (7.14%) MGCP
5 2 (7.14%) Internet
5 2 (7.14%) LAN
5 2 (7.14%) WAN
6 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.57%) VPN
6 1 (3.57%) DNS
6 1 (3.57%) 3G
6 1 (3.57%) MPLS
6 1 (3.57%) OSPF
6 1 (3.57%) BGP
6 1 (3.57%) RTP
6 1 (3.57%) DSL
6 1 (3.57%) DMZ
General
1 17 (60.71%) Telecoms
2 5 (17.86%) Multimedia
3 3 (10.71%) Billing
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Architect
1 5 (17.86%) Designer
2 3 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (10.71%) VoIP Specialist
3 2 (7.14%) Technical Design Authority
3 2 (7.14%) Voice Specialist
3 2 (7.14%) Communications Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Design Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Product Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Network Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Specialist
4 1 (3.57%) Communications Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
1 4 (14.29%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) ITIL
2 4 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 4 (14.29%) eTOM
2 4 (14.29%) Business Performance Management
2 4 (14.29%) Process Management
2 4 (14.29%) Customer Intelligence
3 3 (10.71%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.57%) Project Management
5 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.57%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Use Case
5 1 (3.57%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Test Management
5 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
1 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.57%) CCIE
3 1 (3.57%) CCNP
3 1 (3.57%) CCIP
3 1 (3.57%) CCNA
3 1 (3.57%) CCDP
3 1 (3.57%) ISEB
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
1 2 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Cisco
2 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.86%) BT
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) Genesys
4 1 (3.57%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.57%) Mitel
4 1 (3.57%) Verint
4 1 (3.57%) Tandberg
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