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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 74 67 41
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -26
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 2 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.22% 0.25% 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.50% 2.00% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Average daily rate
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- £495 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £378 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 - £19.50
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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 Bristol region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
80 100 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 8.85% 12.64% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 62 28
Average daily rate £370 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 6
Average hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -55.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.16 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £22.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 (50.00%) VPN
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) CA
1 2 (50.00%) Nokia
1 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (50.00%) MPLS
1 2 (50.00%) OSPF
1 2 (50.00%) BGP
1 2 (50.00%) CiscoWorks
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) IP Telephony
1 2 (50.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco IPT
1 2 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
1 2 (50.00%) IronPort
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (50.00%) SolarWinds
1 2 (50.00%) Network Management
1 2 (50.00%) FWSM
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) CCEE
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) MPLS
1 2 (50.00%) OSPF
1 2 (50.00%) BGP
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
1 2 (50.00%) IP Telephony
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco IPT
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (50.00%) FWSM
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) PBX
2 1 (25.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Network Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Network Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
1 2 (50.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) MCSA
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (25.00%) CCEE
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) CA
1 2 (50.00%) Nokia
1 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (50.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (50.00%) IronPort
1 2 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft