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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 145 111 139
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +28
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 4 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.13% 0.43% 0.066%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.78% 2.85% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £383 £405
% change year-on-year
-0.32% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%
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
512 351 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.61% 14.96% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 122 247
Average daily rate £348 £285 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.92% -18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £408 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 53 63
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.75 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -40.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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
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 18 September 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
Essex -14 1 £400 +46.78%
Hertfordshire -25 1 - - 3
Bedfordshire - 1 £350 -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) CCNP
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (16.67%) Network Design
4 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (16.67%) XMPP
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (16.67%) Lync

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1 (16.67%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Network Support
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Support
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) XMPP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco