The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Birmingham region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 62 55 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.14% 0.65% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.76% 5.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£160 £453 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.50 -
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
131 79 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.53% 12.85% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 33 40
Average daily rate £310 £400 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +128.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £146 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £16.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
Unified Communications
West Midlands

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 28 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Online Security
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (50.00%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Lync
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (50.00%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (50.00%) Lync
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Migration Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Online Security
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) MCITP
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco