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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 63 72 68
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.38% 0.11% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.14% 0.56% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate
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- £280 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -53.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £383 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.57% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
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
140 178 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.70% 19.58% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 89 82
Average daily rate £320 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £226 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 10
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £14.50 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 September 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Unified Communications
North West

Unified Communications
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Remedy
1 3 (100.00%) Service Management
1 3 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Lync
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 3 (100.00%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Solutions Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Voice Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Service Management
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Remedy