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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank - 88 95
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 0 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands - 0.14% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.21% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £270 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - £13.00
Unified Communications
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
204 165 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.85% 11.38% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 84 69
Average daily rate £300 £338 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 28
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.78 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £22.50 £29.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (33.33%) XMPP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ICM
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco ICM
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Voice Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Operations Team Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Operations Team Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Team Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) VMware