The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 131 128 151
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +23
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 5 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.20% 0.32% 0.099%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.08% 2.02% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 2
Median daily rate £506 £269 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.37% -33.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £250 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £488 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £404 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.92% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - -
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 of England region.

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
463 446 526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.71% 15.67% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 199 279
Median daily rate £375 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 67 78
Median hourly rate £35.50 £23.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.47% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £51.25 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England 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 the East of England

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Unified Communications
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Unified Communications Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
Hertfordshire +1 3 £550 +120.00% 3
Cambridgeshire +27 1 £463 -5.12%
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 East of England region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 4 (33.33%) Cisco
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) Avaya
2 3 (25.00%) WAN
2 3 (25.00%) ISDN
2 3 (25.00%) CMS
2 3 (25.00%) Handset
2 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (25.00%) CCNA
3 2 (16.67%) Skype for Business
3 2 (16.67%) XMPP
3 2 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) IP Telephony
3 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) OSPF
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Firewall
4 1 (8.33%) BGP
4 1 (8.33%) EIGRP
4 1 (8.33%) ICMP

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 3 (25.00%) CMS
2 2 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) ISDN
1 3 (25.00%) WAN
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (16.67%) IP Telephony
2 2 (16.67%) OSPF
2 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (8.33%) BGP
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (8.33%) EIGRP
3 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) ICMP
3 1 (8.33%) IPsec
3 1 (8.33%) MPLS
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security
3 1 (8.33%) PABX
3 1 (8.33%) RIP
3 1 (8.33%) Skype
3 1 (8.33%) VLAN
3 1 (8.33%) WebEx
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Local Government
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Programme Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Unified Communications Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Support
3 1 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) XMPP
2 1 (8.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (25.00%) Handset
2 2 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (8.33%) BYOD
3 1 (8.33%) iSeries
3 1 (8.33%) PMI
3 1 (8.33%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Migration
1 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (16.67%) Project Management
1 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) DSDM
2 1 (8.33%) Information Security
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (8.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (8.33%) Network Design
2 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (8.33%) Scrum
2 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
2 1 (8.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) CCNA
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) CCENT
4 1 (8.33%) CCIE
4 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
1 1 (8.33%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (8.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) Avaya
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Progress
4 1 (8.33%) VMware