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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 67 72 73
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.77% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.83% 0.97% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Median daily rate £275 - £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - -
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
120 103 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 13.17% 11.73% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 57 59
Median daily rate £313 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.69% +7.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 11
Median hourly rate £42.50 £27.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.40% +63.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £14.32 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £100.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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 27 September 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 11 (57.89%) Cisco
2 9 (47.37%) Firewall
2 9 (47.37%) Data Centre
3 7 (36.84%) MPLS
3 7 (36.84%) HP
3 7 (36.84%) SLA
4 6 (31.58%) VPN
4 6 (31.58%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (31.58%) IBM
4 6 (31.58%) CA
4 6 (31.58%) Nokia
4 6 (31.58%) CheckPoint
4 6 (31.58%) Wireless
4 6 (31.58%) IP Telephony
4 6 (31.58%) Cisco IPT
4 6 (31.58%) IronPort
4 6 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (31.58%) SolarWinds
4 6 (31.58%) Network Management
4 6 (31.58%) FWSM
4 6 (31.58%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (26.32%) Migration
6 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
6 4 (21.05%) Finance
6 4 (21.05%) Billing
6 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
6 4 (21.05%) Skype
7 3 (15.79%) IaaS
7 3 (15.79%) Matrix Management
7 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement

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 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) Firewall
2 7 (36.84%) MPLS
3 6 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (31.58%) Cisco IPT
3 6 (31.58%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (31.58%) FWSM
3 6 (31.58%) IP Telephony
3 6 (31.58%) VPN
3 6 (31.58%) Wireless
4 4 (21.05%) Skype
5 3 (15.79%) LAN
5 3 (15.79%) WAN
6 2 (10.53%) VoIP
6 2 (10.53%) WebEx
7 1 (5.26%) BGP
7 1 (5.26%) HSRP
7 1 (5.26%) OSPF
7 1 (5.26%) PPP
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) JIRA
General
1 4 (21.05%) Billing
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Test Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Network Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Network Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Project Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Telecoms Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Unified Communications Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Network Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Cisco Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (5.26%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Network Management
2 5 (26.32%) Migration
3 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
3 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
4 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) Matrix Management
4 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
4 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.79%) Six Sigma
4 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (5.26%) Resilience Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Stress Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Test Management
5 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
1 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) CCNA
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) SLA
2 2 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (5.26%) AirWatch
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Cisco
2 7 (36.84%) HP
3 6 (31.58%) CA
3 6 (31.58%) CheckPoint
3 6 (31.58%) IBM
3 6 (31.58%) IronPort
3 6 (31.58%) Nokia
3 6 (31.58%) SolarWinds
4 3 (15.79%) NEC
5 2 (10.53%) F5
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.26%) VMware