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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 70 91 76
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -15
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 8 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.78% 0.059% 0.085%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.11% 0.72% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Median daily rate £400 £475 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -3.06%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £404 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.92% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - -
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
131 139 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.72% 8.14% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 60 40
Median daily rate £350 £375 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £209 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £464 £584
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £11.79 £25.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.84% +108.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Unified Communications as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 8 (72.73%) Skype for Business
2 8 (72.73%) Skype
3 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
3 7 (63.64%) Migration
4 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
4 4 (36.36%) VoIP
4 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
4 4 (36.36%) Office 365
5 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
5 3 (27.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (27.27%) Business Continuity Planning
5 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (27.27%) SAN
5 3 (27.27%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (27.27%) BCP
5 3 (27.27%) Project Management
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco
5 3 (27.27%) IBM
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 3 (27.27%) Law
5 3 (27.27%) Business Continuity
6 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle
6 2 (18.18%) Supplier Management
6 2 (18.18%) HP
6 2 (18.18%) Change Control
7 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (72.73%) Skype for Business
2 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
3 1 (9.09%) CMS
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) Skype
2 4 (36.36%) VoIP
3 3 (27.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Law
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Data Centre Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Data Centre Project Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Data Migration Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Data Migration Project Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Lync Specialist
2 3 (27.27%) Migration Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Migration Project Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) IT Manager
3 2 (18.18%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Business Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Data Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Implementation Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Implementation Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Messaging Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) BCP
2 3 (27.27%) Business Continuity
2 3 (27.27%) Business Continuity Planning
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Change Control
3 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Supplier Management
4 1 (9.09%) Logistics
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) IBM
3 2 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) BT
4 1 (9.09%) Openreach