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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 69 61 60
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% 0.41% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.82% 2.19% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £375 - £160
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-14.11% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.90 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
+67.72% -
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
122 137 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.37% 18.61% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 84 60
Median daily rate £350 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £285 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £424 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 14
Median hourly rate £12.50 £26.50 £11.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.83% +126.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £15.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £30.00 £17.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham 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 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 30 June 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Skype for Business
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Adobe
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) SMTP
2 1 (33.33%) MAPI
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Google Apps
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Verint
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (33.33%) Service Design
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Team Management
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Team
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Avaya

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Skype for Business
2 1 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (33.33%) Google Apps
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) IMAP
1 1 (33.33%) SMTP
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) IT Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) IT Manager
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Fedora
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
1 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Service Design
1 1 (33.33%) Speech Recognition
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) VBScript
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Adobe
2 1 (33.33%) Avaya
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (33.33%) Lotus
2 1 (33.33%) Mitel
2 1 (33.33%) Veeam
2 1 (33.33%) Verint
2 1 (33.33%) VMware