The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 67 73 69
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 8 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.88% 0.11% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.26% 1.10% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Median daily rate £275 - £495
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 - £471
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 - £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £420 £356
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +17.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 -
Unified Communications
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
152 91 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 16.67% 9.96% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 54 67
Median daily rate £350 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 6
Median hourly rate £42.50 £34.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +51.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol 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 Bristol

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 13 (50.00%) Cisco
2 11 (42.31%) Firewall
2 11 (42.31%) Data Centre
3 10 (38.46%) Project Management
3 10 (38.46%) PRINCE2
4 9 (34.62%) Skype
5 7 (26.92%) MPLS
5 7 (26.92%) SLA
5 7 (26.92%) HP
6 6 (23.08%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (23.08%) VPN
6 6 (23.08%) IBM
6 6 (23.08%) CA
6 6 (23.08%) Nokia
6 6 (23.08%) CheckPoint
6 6 (23.08%) Wireless
6 6 (23.08%) Migration
6 6 (23.08%) Billing
6 6 (23.08%) IP Telephony
6 6 (23.08%) Cisco IPT
6 6 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (23.08%) FWSM
6 6 (23.08%) IronPort
6 6 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (23.08%) SolarWinds
6 6 (23.08%) Network Management
7 5 (19.23%) Matrix Management
7 5 (19.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (19.23%) IaaS

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 4 (15.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) IaaS
2 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) Firewall
2 9 (34.62%) Skype
3 7 (26.92%) MPLS
4 6 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (23.08%) Cisco IPT
4 6 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (23.08%) FWSM
4 6 (23.08%) IP Telephony
4 6 (23.08%) VPN
4 6 (23.08%) Wireless
5 5 (19.23%) LAN
5 5 (19.23%) WAN
6 2 (7.69%) VoIP
6 2 (7.69%) WebEx
7 1 (3.85%) BGP
7 1 (3.85%) HSRP
7 1 (3.85%) OSPF
7 1 (3.85%) PPP
7 1 (3.85%) Softphone
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) JIRA
General
1 6 (23.08%) Billing
2 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Project Manager
2 6 (23.08%) Test Manager
3 5 (19.23%) Senior Manager
3 5 (19.23%) Unified Communications Manager
4 4 (15.38%) Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Network Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Telephony Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Network Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Project Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Telecoms Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Telephony Project Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco Network Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) Network Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) Programme Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Programme Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.69%) Handset
3 2 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Android
2 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) PRINCE2
1 10 (38.46%) Project Management
2 6 (23.08%) Migration
2 6 (23.08%) Network Management
3 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (19.23%) ITIL
3 5 (19.23%) Matrix Management
3 5 (19.23%) Six Sigma
4 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
4 4 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
5 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
6 2 (7.69%) Project Governance
7 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.85%) Automated Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (3.85%) Stress Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Test Management
7 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
1 5 (19.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) CCNA
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.85%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) SLA
2 2 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.85%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Cisco
2 7 (26.92%) HP
3 6 (23.08%) CA
3 6 (23.08%) CheckPoint
3 6 (23.08%) IBM
3 6 (23.08%) IronPort
3 6 (23.08%) Nokia
3 6 (23.08%) SolarWinds
4 5 (19.23%) NEC
5 3 (11.54%) Polycom
6 2 (7.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (7.69%) F5
6 2 (7.69%) Siemens
7 1 (3.85%) Facebook
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.85%) VMware