The first table below looks at the demand for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 April 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 Edinburgh 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 80 44 68
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +24
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 1 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.078% 1.46% 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.69% 11.11% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £325 £450 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £31.25 -
% change year-on-year
+476.00% -
Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
144 99 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.21% 13.15% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 35 78
Average daily rate £325 £288 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £194 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £439 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 10
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -49.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Unified Communications
Scotland

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Unified Communications
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) WLAN
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCIP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) CCDP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (100.00%) Polycom
1 1 (100.00%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) WLAN
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Video Conferencing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCIP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) CCDP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Polycom