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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
South West / Bristol
Rank 53 71 68
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -3
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 16 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.89% 0.56% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.60% 3.79% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 7
Median daily rate £370 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £360 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £390 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £378
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Bristol region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
127 132 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 14.99% 14.73% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 100 68
Median daily rate £360 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £227 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £474 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 5
Median hourly rate £18.50 £27.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.72% +120.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £18.50 £8.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £30.00 £42.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 14 (82.35%) Cisco
2 13 (76.47%) Data Centre
3 12 (70.59%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (70.59%) SolarWinds
3 12 (70.59%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (70.59%) CheckPoint
4 11 (64.71%) FWSM
5 8 (47.06%) F5
6 7 (41.18%) High Availability
6 7 (41.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (41.18%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (35.29%) Firewall
7 6 (35.29%) MPLS
7 6 (35.29%) HP
8 5 (29.41%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (29.41%) VPN
8 5 (29.41%) IBM
8 5 (29.41%) CA
8 5 (29.41%) Nokia
8 5 (29.41%) Wireless
8 5 (29.41%) IP Telephony
8 5 (29.41%) Cisco IPT
8 5 (29.41%) IronPort
8 5 (29.41%) Network Management
9 4 (23.53%) SLA
10 3 (17.65%) Migration
10 3 (17.65%) Finance
10 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
10 3 (17.65%) OSPF
10 3 (17.65%) BGP

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 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco ASA
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco Nexus
2 11 (64.71%) FWSM
3 7 (41.18%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (35.29%) Firewall
4 6 (35.29%) MPLS
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco IPT
5 5 (29.41%) IP Telephony
5 5 (29.41%) VPN
5 5 (29.41%) Wireless
6 3 (17.65%) BGP
6 3 (17.65%) OSPF
6 3 (17.65%) PPP
7 2 (11.76%) Network Security
7 2 (11.76%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (11.76%) VoIP
8 1 (5.88%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (5.88%) HSRP
8 1 (5.88%) Skype
8 1 (5.88%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Network Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Network Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Senior Network Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Data Network Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Unified Communications Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Network Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Security Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (76.47%) Data Centre
2 7 (41.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) Handset
4 1 (5.88%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) High Availability
2 5 (29.41%) Network Management
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
4 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
5 1 (5.88%) Resilience Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Stress Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Test Management
5 1 (5.88%) Test Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Cisco
2 12 (70.59%) CheckPoint
2 12 (70.59%) SolarWinds
3 8 (47.06%) F5
4 6 (35.29%) HP
5 5 (29.41%) CA
5 5 (29.41%) IBM
5 5 (29.41%) IronPort
5 5 (29.41%) Nokia
6 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.88%) Verint
7 1 (5.88%) VMware