The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 93 89 68
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -21
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 2 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.13% 0.36% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.98% 2.90% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £368 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +22.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £383 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.57% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
204 207 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.90% 12.58% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 105 93
Average daily rate £400 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 19
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.07 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.30 £20.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unified Communications across the East Midlands region.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Unified Communications
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the East Midlands region.

Unified Communications Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands 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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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +11 1 - - 2
Leicestershire +4 1 £350 -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Billing
2 1 (33.33%) Speech Recognition
2 1 (33.33%) JNCIA
2 1 (33.33%) XMPP
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
2 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) MindAlign
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) Lync
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Verint
2 1 (33.33%) HSRP
2 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) MS Project
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Broadband
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 1 (33.33%) MindAlign
1 1 (33.33%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Broadband
1 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) MPLS
1 1 (33.33%) OSPF
1 1 (33.33%) BGP
1 1 (33.33%) HSRP
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Operations Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Speech Recognition
1 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Network Management
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
1 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (33.33%) JNCIA
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
1 1 (33.33%) Verint