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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 62 56 66
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 9 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.19% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.65% 1.25% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £425 - £160
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 -
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
104 80 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.74% 10.81% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 51 81
Median daily rate £400 £306 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.61% -4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £183 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 11
Median hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -22.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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
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 27 August 2016.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 6 (66.67%) SQL
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 6 (66.67%) Skype for Business
2 5 (55.56%) Skype
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) LDAP
2 5 (55.56%) H.323
2 5 (55.56%) XMPP
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) E-Discovery
4 3 (33.33%) SCCM
4 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) VoIP
5 2 (22.22%) Presales
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco
5 2 (22.22%) Mitel
6 1 (11.11%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (11.11%) High Availability
6 1 (11.11%) Office 365
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (11.11%) Private Cloud
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (11.11%) SFIA
6 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence

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 6 (66.67%) Skype for Business
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) IBM Notes
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) H.323
1 5 (55.56%) LDAP
1 5 (55.56%) Skype
2 2 (22.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Lync Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Messaging Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (11.11%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) E-Discovery
2 2 (22.22%) Presales
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) MCSA
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Mitel
3 1 (11.11%) Lotus
3 1 (11.11%) VMware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday