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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
North West / Cheshire
Rank - - 67
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - - 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.56%
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 Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
80 180 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.49% 20.20% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 109 80
Median daily rate £338 £475 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% +37.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £230 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 14
Median hourly rate £20.00 £26.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.15% +44.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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