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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank - 74 70
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.100% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.56% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £475 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
93 177 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.62% 17.66% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 125 77
Median daily rate £419 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 7
Median hourly rate £21.06 £17.77 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.52% -1.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.02 £16.01 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £32.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 2 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 (100.00%) ISDN
1 1 (100.00%) PSTN

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) ISDN
1 1 (100.00%) PSTN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Unified Communications Engineer