The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 57 72 85
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +13
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 13 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.44% 0.31% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.77% 2.00% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 1
Median daily rate £338 £380 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.18% -10.58%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £378
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.98%
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
192 150 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 21.26% 15.37% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 53 75
Median daily rate £363 £389 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.75% -2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.10 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.20 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £27.75 £23.75
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 Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unified Communications across the Buckinghamshire region.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +17 13 £338 -11.18%
Unified Communications
South East

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 21 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 13 (81.25%) SC Cleared
1 13 (81.25%) Security Cleared
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (37.50%) Replication
3 6 (37.50%) SCCM
3 6 (37.50%) Server Building
3 6 (37.50%) Virtual Environments
3 6 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (31.25%) Windows 10
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (18.75%) LAN
7 2 (12.50%) VLAN
7 2 (12.50%) Degree
7 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
7 2 (12.50%) Service Management
7 2 (12.50%) Firewall
7 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (12.50%) VoIP
7 2 (12.50%) WAN
7 2 (12.50%) ITIL
7 2 (12.50%) Project Management
8 1 (6.25%) CCIE
8 1 (6.25%) CCNP
8 1 (6.25%) VPN

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) LAN
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) VLAN
2 2 (12.50%) VoIP
2 2 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
3 1 (6.25%) VPN
3 1 (6.25%) Wireless
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Wintel Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Network Communications Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) VoIP Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Replication
2 1 (6.25%) BYOD
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
1 12 (75.00%) Windows Server
1 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (31.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Server Building
1 6 (37.50%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) CAD
3 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) SC Cleared
1 13 (81.25%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) CCIE
4 1 (6.25%) CCNP
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 12 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) Aerohive Networks
2 1 (6.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 1 (6.25%) Brocade
2 1 (6.25%) Juniper