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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 57 54 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.28% 0.16% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.90% 1.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
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
105 79 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.44% 12.38% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 54 36
Average daily rate £338 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £220 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 7
Average hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +22.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Avaya
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (33.33%) XMPP
3 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) QlikView
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (33.33%) Product Management
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Lync
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) Eikon
3 1 (33.33%) User Experience
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) MS Project
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) MS Visio

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (33.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Eikon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) QlikView
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Development Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) IT Development Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (33.33%) Product Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) Reuters