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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
South West / Bristol
Rank 58 65 68
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 10 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.37% 0.89% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 5.65% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 5
Median daily rate £370 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £360 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £375 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £390
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -0.64%
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
90 124 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.31% 15.76% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 84 65
Median daily rate £352 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £407 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 5
Median hourly rate £20.25 £27.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.36% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £17.50 £8.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.45 £38.25 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-11.41% +26.31%

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 16 January 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 8 (50.00%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) Data Centre
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (37.50%) SolarWinds
3 6 (37.50%) F5
3 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
4 5 (31.25%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (31.25%) High Availability
4 5 (31.25%) FWSM
4 5 (31.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (25.00%) Migration
5 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (25.00%) JIRA
6 3 (18.75%) Finance
6 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) MPLS
6 3 (18.75%) HP
7 2 (12.50%) VoIP
7 2 (12.50%) PPP
7 2 (12.50%) OSPF
7 2 (12.50%) BGP
7 2 (12.50%) SLA
7 2 (12.50%) Firewall
7 2 (12.50%) Stress Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Test Management
7 2 (12.50%) Network Security
7 2 (12.50%) QA

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:

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (31.25%) FWSM
2 5 (31.25%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (18.75%) MPLS
4 2 (12.50%) BGP
4 2 (12.50%) Firewall
4 2 (12.50%) HSRP
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security
4 2 (12.50%) OSPF
4 2 (12.50%) PPP
4 2 (12.50%) VoIP
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
5 1 (6.25%) LAN
5 1 (6.25%) VPN
5 1 (6.25%) WAN
5 1 (6.25%) WebEx
5 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Test Manager
2 5 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Unified Communications Manager
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Data Network Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Migration Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Migration Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Security Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Site Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Telephony Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Telephony Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Data Centre
2 5 (31.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Handset
3 1 (6.25%) IVR
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) High Availability
1 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
2 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (25.00%) Migration
2 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Resilience Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Stress Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Test Management
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Business Development
5 1 (6.25%) Network Management
5 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Requirements Management
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CCNA
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
2 6 (37.50%) F5
2 6 (37.50%) SolarWinds
3 3 (18.75%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) CA
4 1 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) IronPort
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Nokia
4 1 (6.25%) Verint
4 1 (6.25%) VMware