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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 51 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.47% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.49% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£388 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £400 £420
% change year-on-year
-5.62% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
- -28.76%
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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
86 64 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.50% 11.31% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 35 35
Average daily rate £325 £240 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £120 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £444 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -4.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) XMPP
3 2 (40.00%) Lync
4 1 (20.00%) Change Control
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Eikon
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) MS Project
4 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) QlikView
4 1 (20.00%) SCOM
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Product Management
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (20.00%) VoIP
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) Avaya
4 1 (20.00%) Juniper
4 1 (20.00%) Middleware

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (40.00%) Lync
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Project
1 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) QlikView
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Messaging Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Development Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Communications Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) IT Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) XMPP
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Change Control
1 1 (20.00%) Product Management
1 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
1 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Avaya
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) Reuters