The first table below looks at the demand for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Dorset region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £31.25 -
% change year-on-year
+476.00% -
Communications & Networking Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
34 20 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 14.85% 10.81% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 30
Average daily rate £415 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Unified Communications
South West

Unified Communications
Top 3 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Consultant
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco