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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 122 122 131
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.17% 0.16% 0.086%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.12% 1.11% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate £458 - £221
90% offered a daily rate of more than £432 - £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 - £237
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 of England region.

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
358 361 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.83% 14.30% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 178 160
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £160 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 59 51
Average hourly rate £21.69 £23.13 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.21% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Norfolk -10 2 £490 -
Essex - 1 £425 - 1
East Anglia - 1 - -
Unified Communications
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (30.00%) LAN
2 3 (30.00%) WAN
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Mitel
3 2 (20.00%) Lync
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (10.00%) Project Governance
4 1 (10.00%) Skype
4 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (10.00%) Presales
4 1 (10.00%) Local Government
4 1 (10.00%) XMPP
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) CCVP
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall
4 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) CCNP
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (20.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) LAN
1 3 (30.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Skype
2 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Communications Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Telephony Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Voice Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Presales
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (10.00%) Project Governance
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) CCVP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Mitel
4 1 (10.00%) VMware