The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 25 29 22
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 9 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 3.63% 1.62% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.34% 6.90% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bracknell region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
87 58 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 35.08% 23.48% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 20 12
Average daily rate £330 £338 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -19.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £446 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 9
Average hourly rate £39.50 £30.00 £11.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.66% +164.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unified Communications across the Bracknell region.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 10 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (50.00%) VoIP
2 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (50.00%) Multimedia
3 4 (40.00%) Business Performance Management
3 4 (40.00%) eTOM
3 4 (40.00%) Performance Management
3 4 (40.00%) Process Management
3 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 4 (40.00%) Broadband
3 4 (40.00%) PBX
3 4 (40.00%) Customer Intelligence
3 4 (40.00%) BT
3 4 (40.00%) Machine to Machine
4 3 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Verint
5 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Billing
5 1 (10.00%) Speech Recognition
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) VoIP
1 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) Broadband
2 4 (40.00%) PBX
General
1 10 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (50.00%) Multimedia
3 1 (10.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Designer
2 3 (30.00%) VoIP Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Voice Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Machine to Machine
2 3 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
1 4 (40.00%) Customer Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Process Management
1 4 (40.00%) eTOM
1 4 (40.00%) Business Performance Management
1 4 (40.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (10.00%) Speech Recognition
2 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) BT
2 1 (10.00%) Verint
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco