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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 85 81 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.46% 0.100% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.55% 0.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £435 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.51% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.50 -
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
196 141 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.97% 14.07% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 72 50
Median daily rate £388 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 12
Median hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -52.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £14.50 £18.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £19.82 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 3 £435 -
Warrington - 2 £343 -
Unified Communications
North West

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Office 365
1 5 (100.00%) Skype for Business
1 5 (100.00%) Skype
2 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (60.00%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Intune
2 3 (60.00%) IaaS
2 3 (60.00%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (60.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (60.00%) SaaS
2 3 (60.00%) PaaS
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (60.00%) Identity Management
2 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 3 (60.00%) SCOM
2 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Polycom
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management

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 5 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) Office 365
2 3 (60.00%) IaaS
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (60.00%) PaaS
2 3 (60.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Skype
2 3 (60.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Amazon RDS
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Lync Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (60.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Identity Management
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
1 3 (60.00%) SCOM
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Polycom