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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 64 61 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.49% 0.15% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.45% 1.10% -
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 £400 £433 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.51% +23.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 - £16.50
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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
163 91 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.93% 13.87% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 45 22
Average daily rate £325 £323 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £168 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 3
Average hourly rate £27.25 £15.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.66% +1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £16.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 28 May 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 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (66.67%) Lync
2 3 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 3 (50.00%) Office Communications Server
2 3 (50.00%) E-Discovery
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Yahoo!
2 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (50.00%) Reuters
2 3 (50.00%) Front Office
2 3 (50.00%) LDAP
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Eikon
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) XMPP
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (33.33%) Change Control
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) SCOM
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) Juniper
4 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 4 (66.67%) Lync
2 3 (50.00%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) LDAP
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
General
1 3 (50.00%) Front Office
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Messaging Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Messaging Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Communications Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) XMPP
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Capacity Management
1 3 (50.00%) E-Discovery
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
1 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (33.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Yahoo!
1 3 (50.00%) Reuters
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper