The table below looks at the statistics 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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 92 - 70
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.070% - 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.75% - 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - £13.00
Unified Communications
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
133 118 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.31% 8.99% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 48 43
Average daily rate £375 £403 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.83% +23.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £28.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +185.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) PBX
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) SCOM
3 1 (25.00%) Polycom
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Avaya
3 1 (25.00%) AdminStudio
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
3 1 (25.00%) Software Asset Management

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (25.00%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) PBX
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Skype
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Support
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications Consultant
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Software Asset Management
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Dollar Universe
1 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Avaya
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Polycom