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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
South East / Berkshire
Rank 64 93 103
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +10
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 43 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.20% 0.70% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.27% 3.13% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 16
Median daily rate £425 £365 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £340 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £400 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £390
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year
-61.62% -

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
464 544 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.71% 22.52% 26.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 272 311
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 £260 £270 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 29 12
Median hourly rate £55.00 £42.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% +19.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £52.38 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-11.41% +26.31%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +38 34 £425 - 2
Bracknell +5 2 £369 -
Newbury +3 1 £400 -
Unified Communications
South East

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 47 (79.66%) Cisco
2 33 (55.93%) Telecoms
3 30 (50.85%) Cisco CUCM
4 27 (45.76%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (44.07%) VoIP
6 23 (38.98%) CCNP
7 20 (33.90%) CCIE
7 20 (33.90%) Cisco UCCE
8 19 (32.20%) Cisco UCCX
8 19 (32.20%) CCNA
9 16 (27.12%) Migration
10 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
11 9 (15.25%) Project Management
11 9 (15.25%) Network Design
12 8 (13.56%) PRINCE2
13 6 (10.17%) IP Telephony
13 6 (10.17%) SQL
13 6 (10.17%) Mentoring
14 5 (8.47%) Virtual Team
14 5 (8.47%) Performance Engineering
14 5 (8.47%) Skype
14 5 (8.47%) Skype for Business
14 5 (8.47%) High Availability
14 5 (8.47%) LAN
14 5 (8.47%) Windows
14 5 (8.47%) WAN
14 5 (8.47%) ITIL
14 5 (8.47%) IVR
14 5 (8.47%) Finance
14 5 (8.47%) Service Delivery

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 5 (8.47%) Skype for Business
2 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.39%) IIS
4 1 (1.69%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
1 4 (6.78%) MS Office
2 2 (3.39%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Office 365
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 26 (44.07%) VoIP
2 6 (10.17%) IP Telephony
3 5 (8.47%) Internet
3 5 (8.47%) LAN
3 5 (8.47%) Skype
3 5 (8.47%) WAN
4 4 (6.78%) CTI
4 4 (6.78%) DNS
4 4 (6.78%) SAN
5 3 (5.08%) DHCP
5 3 (5.08%) Firewall
5 3 (5.08%) MPLS
5 3 (5.08%) PBX
5 3 (5.08%) PSTN
5 3 (5.08%) VPN
6 2 (3.39%) BGP
6 2 (3.39%) DMZ
6 2 (3.39%) OSPF
6 2 (3.39%) QSIG
6 2 (3.39%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) MS Access
General
1 33 (55.93%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.47%) Finance
3 1 (1.69%) Advertising
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (25.42%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 14 (23.73%) Design Engineer
3 13 (22.03%) Cisco Engineer
4 10 (16.95%) Network Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Project Manager
6 6 (10.17%) Architect
6 6 (10.17%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Consultant
7 5 (8.47%) Coordinator
7 5 (8.47%) Project Coordinator
8 4 (6.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Network Design Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) Designer
9 3 (5.08%) Voice Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) VoIP Engineer
10 2 (3.39%) Cisco Consultant
10 2 (3.39%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 2 (3.39%) Unified Communications Manager
10 2 (3.39%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) VXML
1 2 (3.39%) XMPP
2 1 (1.69%) .NET
2 1 (1.69%) EJB
2 1 (1.69%) HTML
2 1 (1.69%) HTML5
2 1 (1.69%) J2EE
2 1 (1.69%) JMS
2 1 (1.69%) Middleware
2 1 (1.69%) Web Services
2 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) IVR
1 5 (8.47%) Virtual Team
2 3 (5.08%) PMI
3 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.39%) Statistics
3 2 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.69%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Windows
2 2 (3.39%) Linux
2 2 (3.39%) Solaris
2 2 (3.39%) Unix
2 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
2 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (3.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) Migration
2 9 (15.25%) Network Design
2 9 (15.25%) Project Management
3 8 (13.56%) PRINCE2
4 6 (10.17%) Mentoring
5 5 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (8.47%) High Availability
5 5 (8.47%) ITIL
5 5 (8.47%) Performance Engineering
5 5 (8.47%) Service Delivery
6 4 (6.78%) Presales
7 3 (5.08%) Incident Management
7 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 3 (5.08%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.39%) ITIL V3
8 2 (3.39%) Risk Management
8 2 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.39%) TOGAF
9 1 (1.69%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.69%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.17%) SQL
2 2 (3.39%) C
3 1 (1.69%) C#
3 1 (1.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (45.76%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (38.98%) CCNP
3 20 (33.90%) CCIE
4 19 (32.20%) CCNA
5 4 (6.78%) CCNP Voice
6 3 (5.08%) CCDP
6 3 (5.08%) CCVP
6 3 (5.08%) PMI Certification
6 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.39%) Degree
7 2 (3.39%) PMP
7 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.69%) CCDA
8 1 (1.69%) CCIP
8 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.39%) VMware ESX
2 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (50.85%) Cisco CUCM
2 20 (33.90%) Cisco UCCE
3 19 (32.20%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (3.39%) Cisco CME
4 2 (3.39%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.39%) Netcool
4 2 (3.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.69%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 47 (79.66%) Cisco
2 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.78%) EMC
3 4 (6.78%) HP
3 4 (6.78%) Oracle
4 3 (5.08%) Genesys
5 2 (3.39%) Adobe
5 2 (3.39%) Avaya
5 2 (3.39%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.39%) F5
5 2 (3.39%) Intel Security
5 2 (3.39%) Veritas
5 2 (3.39%) VMware
6 1 (1.69%) BroadSoft
6 1 (1.69%) Cramer
6 1 (1.69%) Ipanema Technologies
6 1 (1.69%) Polycom
6 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.69%) Tandberg
6 1 (1.69%) Verint
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