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 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 70 59 58
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.44% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.67% 1.27% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £263 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +31.25%
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 Bristol region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
109 79 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.02% 10.93% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 38 55
Average daily rate £413 £278 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.64% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £163 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 7
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -64.00%
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 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 24 December 2014, 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 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) CiscoWorks
1 2 (40.00%) CA
1 2 (40.00%) Nokia
1 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (40.00%) MPLS
1 2 (40.00%) OSPF
1 2 (40.00%) BGP
1 2 (40.00%) Service Management
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) Wireless
1 2 (40.00%) IP Telephony
1 2 (40.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (40.00%) IronPort
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds
1 2 (40.00%) Network Management
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
1 2 (40.00%) FWSM
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Matrix Management

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
1 2 (40.00%) MPLS
1 2 (40.00%) OSPF
1 2 (40.00%) BGP
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) Wireless
1 2 (40.00%) IP Telephony
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco IPT
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (40.00%) FWSM
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Network Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Service Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Network Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Service Assurance Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Service Management
1 2 (40.00%) Network Management
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Matrix Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) CA
1 2 (40.00%) Nokia
1 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (40.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (40.00%) IronPort
1 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix