The first table below looks at the demand for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 28 July 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 East of England 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 145 112 136
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +24
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 4 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.13% 0.33% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.94% 2.03% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate
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£288 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.50 -
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
426 394 605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.04% 16.49% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 154 239
Average daily rate £313 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 57 67
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +7.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.05 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.00 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Bedfordshire -19 1 £350 - 1
Essex - 1 £400 -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Unified Communications
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) CCNP
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (28.57%) Fat Client
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (28.57%) Lync
4 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) CCVP
4 2 (28.57%) OSPF
4 2 (28.57%) BGP
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) CCIE
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Juniper
4 2 (28.57%) Thin Client
4 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 2 (28.57%) VoIP
5 1 (14.29%) WAN
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 2 (28.57%) Lync
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (28.57%) OSPF
2 2 (28.57%) BGP
2 2 (28.57%) VoIP
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) Intranet
3 1 (14.29%) Internet
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Network Support
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Network Specialist
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Support
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Thin Client
1 2 (28.57%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CCNP
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CCIE
2 2 (28.57%) CCVP
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) Juniper
2 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Altiris
3 1 (14.29%) Riverbed
3 1 (14.29%) Exinda
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) HP