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 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 88 74 69
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.23% 0.095% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.40% 0.82% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£425 - -
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%
Unified Communications
South East

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
215 122 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 16.49% 11.63% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 41 22
Average daily rate £388 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £216 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 15
Average hourly rate £10.50 £27.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.81% +30.95%
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 Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -10 3 £425 -
High Wycombe - - - -
Unified Communications
South East

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 4 (57.14%) Validation
2 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (57.14%) Juniper
2 4 (57.14%) MPLS
2 4 (57.14%) OSPF
2 4 (57.14%) BGP
3 3 (42.86%) EIGRP
3 3 (42.86%) VRRP
3 3 (42.86%) CCIE
3 3 (42.86%) CCNP
3 3 (42.86%) CCIP
3 3 (42.86%) CCNA
3 3 (42.86%) CCDP
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (42.86%) WLAN
3 3 (42.86%) WAN
3 3 (42.86%) Ethernet
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) VPN
3 3 (42.86%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) SSL
3 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless
3 3 (42.86%) PKI
3 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (42.86%) F5

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) MPLS
1 4 (57.14%) OSPF
1 4 (57.14%) BGP
2 3 (42.86%) EIGRP
2 3 (42.86%) VRRP
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
2 3 (42.86%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (42.86%) WLAN
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Ethernet
2 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) SSL
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (42.86%) HSRP
2 3 (42.86%) Multicast
3 2 (28.57%) IPv4
3 2 (28.57%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Development Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) JMS
1 2 (28.57%) Spring
1 2 (28.57%) Ajax
1 2 (28.57%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Validation
1 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 1 (14.29%) Network Design
4 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C++
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) Perl
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCIE
1 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) CCIP
1 3 (42.86%) CCNA
1 3 (42.86%) CCDP
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Juniper
3 3 (42.86%) F5
4 2 (28.57%) VMware