The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank - 81 63
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.087% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.59% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £475 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £406
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - -
Unified Communications
North 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 Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
121 169 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.20% 14.68% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 112 65
Median daily rate £425 £425 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 22 21
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.33 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.87% -8.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Unified Communications
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) ISDN
1 1 (50.00%) PSTN
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Identity Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
1 1 (50.00%) PaaS
1 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (50.00%) IaaS
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (50.00%) Skype
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Transformation

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) IaaS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
1 1 (50.00%) PaaS
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) ISDN
1 1 (50.00%) PSTN
1 1 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (50.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Identity Management
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft