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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 126 137 116
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -21
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 13 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.43% 0.14% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.29% 1.01% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 3
Average daily rate
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£430 £288 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.56% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £222 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £385 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 - £19.50
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
567 396 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.89% 13.65% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 210 154
Average daily rate £315 £300 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 43 66
Average hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.17% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £35.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 2015.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the East of England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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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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
Essex -6 7 £430 +7.50% 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £430 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 3 £438 - 1
Unified Communications
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) PRINCE2
2 7 (43.75%) Project Management
3 6 (37.50%) Lync
4 5 (31.25%) PABX
4 5 (31.25%) Office 365
4 5 (31.25%) Supplier Management
4 5 (31.25%) MS Office
4 5 (31.25%) PMI
4 5 (31.25%) PMI Certification
5 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (25.00%) Information Security
6 3 (18.75%) CCIE
6 3 (18.75%) CCNP
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco
6 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (18.75%) CCVP
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (12.50%) Windows
7 2 (12.50%) VoIP
7 2 (12.50%) XMPP
8 1 (6.25%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
8 1 (6.25%) Life Science
8 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
8 1 (6.25%) Tandberg

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 6 (37.50%) Lync
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Office
2 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) PABX
2 2 (12.50%) VoIP
3 1 (6.25%) WLAN
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
3 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (6.25%) NAS
3 1 (6.25%) Telepresence
3 1 (6.25%) ISDN
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Project Manager
2 6 (37.50%) Unified Communications Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Unified Communications Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Communications Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Network Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Communications Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Wintel Support
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) PMI
2 1 (6.25%) Life Science
2 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) PRINCE2
1 7 (43.75%) Project Management
2 5 (31.25%) Supplier Management
3 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (25.00%) Information Security
4 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
4 1 (6.25%) Workflow
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) PMI Certification
2 3 (18.75%) CCVP
2 3 (18.75%) CCIE
2 3 (18.75%) CCNP
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.25%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) MOS
3 1 (6.25%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Tandberg