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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 49 - 48
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 9 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.49% - 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.26% - 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £468 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £390
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £8.10 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year
-61.62% -

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
109 101 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.02% 16.08% 16.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 51 50
Median daily rate £325 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.73 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £18.65 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Unified Communications Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 12 (63.16%) Skype for Business
1 12 (63.16%) Skype
2 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) LDAP
2 11 (57.89%) VoIP
2 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
4 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
4 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
4 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (36.84%) Office 365
5 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (31.58%) OneDrive
5 6 (31.58%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (31.58%) Yammer
5 6 (31.58%) Patch Management
5 6 (31.58%) Email Filtering
5 6 (31.58%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (31.58%) SolarWinds
5 6 (31.58%) XMPP
5 6 (31.58%) PKI
5 6 (31.58%) SCOM
5 6 (31.58%) Identity Management
5 6 (31.58%) Migration
5 6 (31.58%) Cisco
5 6 (31.58%) Nagios
5 6 (31.58%) PBX
5 6 (31.58%) DHCP
5 6 (31.58%) Kerberos
5 6 (31.58%) DNS

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 12 (63.16%) Skype for Business
2 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (36.84%) Office 365
2 6 (31.58%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (31.58%) OneDrive
2 6 (31.58%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) Skype
2 11 (57.89%) LDAP
2 11 (57.89%) VoIP
3 6 (31.58%) DHCP
3 6 (31.58%) DNS
3 6 (31.58%) Kerberos
3 6 (31.58%) PBX
4 5 (26.32%) H.323
4 5 (26.32%) LAN
4 5 (26.32%) WAN
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (21.05%) Firewall
5 4 (21.05%) IP Telephony
5 4 (21.05%) VPN
6 1 (5.26%) PSTN
6 1 (5.26%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Lync Engineer
1 5 (26.32%) Messaging Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Office 365 Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Azure Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Azure Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Office 365 Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Telesales Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) XMPP
2 4 (21.05%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) PKI
2 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Email Filtering
1 6 (31.58%) Identity Management
1 6 (31.58%) Kalman Filter
1 6 (31.58%) Migration
1 6 (31.58%) Patch Management
2 4 (21.05%) E-Discovery
2 4 (21.05%) Network Design
2 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.26%) High Availability
3 1 (5.26%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) CCNA
2 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (21.05%) CCDA
3 4 (21.05%) CCDP
3 4 (21.05%) CCVP
3 4 (21.05%) MCITP
4 1 (5.26%) CCIE
4 1 (5.26%) MCSA
4 1 (5.26%) MCSE
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (31.58%) Nagios
1 6 (31.58%) SCOM
2 4 (21.05%) SCCM
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) Cisco
2 6 (31.58%) SolarWinds
3 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
3 4 (21.05%) F5
3 4 (21.05%) Juniper
3 4 (21.05%) Nokia
4 1 (5.26%) Avaya
4 1 (5.26%) BT
4 1 (5.26%) Mitel