The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 65 57 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.24% 0.16% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.43% 1.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £180.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +476.00%
Unified Communications
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
140 72 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.01% 11.86% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 42 41
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £183 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Average hourly rate £20.25 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% +15.38%
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 Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unified Communications across the Birmingham region.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Unified Communications
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Lync
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Eikon
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) LDAP
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) VoIP
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) Reuters
2 1 (25.00%) Front Office
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) XMPP
2 1 (25.00%) Yahoo!
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) SCOM
2 1 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) E-Discovery

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 2 (50.00%) Lync
2 1 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LDAP
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
General
1 1 (25.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Communications Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Messaging Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) XMPP
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (25.00%) E-Discovery
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) Reuters
2 1 (25.00%) Yahoo!