The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 489 420 480
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +60
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 138 193 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.39% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.80% 2.61% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 137 67
Median daily rate £378 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.17% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £800 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
-9.06% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £36.90 £21.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.62% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.90 £21.50 -
% change year-on-year
+71.62% -
Unified Communications
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7675 7398 6389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.58% 15.03% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4722 4179 3522
Median daily rate £395 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £501 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 423 372
Median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England 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 England

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in England

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the England region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Histogram in England

Unified Communications
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the England region.

Unified Communications Hourly Rate Trend in England

Unified Communications
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the England region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

Unified Communications Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the England region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -35 46 £420 -11.57% 17
South East -41 31 £365 -5.80% 21
South West +22 30 £350 -2.77% 8
West Midlands -6 7 £325 -18.75% 5
North West -14 7 £435 -45.62% 1
East of England +1 6 £414 -3.77% 1
Yorkshire -7 5 £425 -30.61%
East Midlands +10 3 £363 -2.02% 2
North East -44 3 £239 -
Unified Communications
UK

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 England region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 100 (40.65%) Cisco
2 71 (28.86%) Microsoft
3 69 (28.05%) Skype for Business
4 67 (27.24%) ITIL
5 64 (26.02%) LAN
6 63 (25.61%) WAN
7 53 (21.54%) Firewall
7 53 (21.54%) Data Centre
8 48 (19.51%) Office 365
8 48 (19.51%) Skype
9 41 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
9 41 (16.67%) Project Management
10 37 (15.04%) Windows
11 36 (14.63%) VoIP
11 36 (14.63%) Active Directory
11 36 (14.63%) Wireless
12 35 (14.23%) SLA
13 32 (13.01%) MPLS
14 30 (12.20%) CCNP
15 29 (11.79%) HP
16 28 (11.38%) MS Exchange
16 28 (11.38%) Citrix
17 27 (10.98%) Telecoms
17 27 (10.98%) Cisco Nexus
18 26 (10.57%) Migration
19 25 (10.16%) PRINCE2
19 25 (10.16%) Cisco ASA
20 24 (9.76%) VPN
20 24 (9.76%) Avaya
20 24 (9.76%) Finance

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 69 (28.05%) Skype for Business
2 28 (11.38%) MS Exchange
3 12 (4.88%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (2.44%) Office Communications Server
5 5 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.22%) CMS
8 1 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.41%) IIS
8 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.25%) MS Office
3 3 (1.22%) MS Project
3 3 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (19.51%) Office 365
2 14 (5.69%) IaaS
3 13 (5.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (3.66%) SaaS
5 5 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (1.63%) PaaS
7 3 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.81%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.41%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 64 (26.02%) LAN
2 63 (25.61%) WAN
3 53 (21.54%) Firewall
4 48 (19.51%) Skype
5 36 (14.63%) VoIP
5 36 (14.63%) Wireless
6 32 (13.01%) MPLS
7 27 (10.98%) Cisco Nexus
8 25 (10.16%) Cisco ASA
9 24 (9.76%) VPN
10 19 (7.72%) IP Telephony
10 19 (7.72%) SAN
11 17 (6.91%) DNS
12 16 (6.50%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (6.10%) DHCP
14 13 (5.28%) TCP/IP
15 12 (4.88%) Network Security
15 12 (4.88%) PABX
16 11 (4.47%) Cisco IPT
16 11 (4.47%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.41%) MS Access
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 27 (10.98%) Telecoms
2 24 (9.76%) Finance
3 6 (2.44%) Billing
4 5 (2.03%) Advertising
5 4 (1.63%) Retail
6 2 (0.81%) Banking
6 2 (0.81%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.81%) Local Government
7 1 (0.41%) Back Office
7 1 (0.41%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.41%) French Language
7 1 (0.41%) Games
7 1 (0.41%) German Language
7 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (15.45%) Project Manager
2 31 (12.60%) Architect
3 24 (9.76%) Consultant
3 24 (9.76%) Network Engineer
3 24 (9.76%) Support Engineer
4 19 (7.72%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 17 (6.91%) Unified Communications Manager
6 16 (6.50%) Analyst
7 13 (5.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 13 (5.28%) Lync Consultant
7 13 (5.28%) Programme Manager
8 12 (4.88%) Infrastructure Manager
8 12 (4.88%) Unified Communications Consultant
9 11 (4.47%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (4.47%) Cisco Engineer
9 11 (4.47%) Voice Engineer
10 10 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (3.66%) Network Analyst
11 9 (3.66%) Network Manager
11 9 (3.66%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.28%) XMPP
2 3 (1.22%) WAP
3 2 (0.81%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.81%) Middleware
4 1 (0.41%) MAPI
4 1 (0.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 53 (21.54%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.32%) Social Network
3 17 (6.91%) Video Conferencing
4 16 (6.50%) IVR
5 15 (6.10%) Handset
6 13 (5.28%) PKI
7 11 (4.47%) Management Information System
8 8 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (2.03%) Smartphone
9 5 (2.03%) Statistics
10 4 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (1.22%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.22%) PMI
11 3 (1.22%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.22%) Replication
12 2 (0.81%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.81%) Equities
12 2 (0.81%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.81%) Mathematics
13 1 (0.41%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 37 (15.04%) Windows
2 17 (6.91%) Windows Server
3 13 (5.28%) Linux
4 11 (4.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.85%) Windows 7
5 7 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (2.44%) AIX
6 6 (2.44%) Windows 10
6 6 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.63%) Unix
8 3 (1.22%) Android
9 2 (0.81%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.81%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.41%) Fedora
10 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.41%) Solaris
10 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (27.24%) ITIL
2 41 (16.67%) Project Management
3 26 (10.57%) Migration
4 25 (10.16%) PRINCE2
5 22 (8.94%) Network Management
6 14 (5.69%) Problem Management
7 13 (5.28%) Load Balancing
7 13 (5.28%) Service Delivery
7 13 (5.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (4.88%) Network Design
9 11 (4.47%) Change Management
10 10 (4.07%) TOGAF
11 9 (3.66%) Change Control
11 9 (3.66%) Incident Management
12 8 (3.25%) Identity Management
12 8 (3.25%) Programme Management
12 8 (3.25%) Time Management
13 7 (2.85%) Information Management
13 7 (2.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.47%) SQL
2 5 (2.03%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.22%) C
4 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.41%) Java
4 1 (0.41%) Korn
4 1 (0.41%) Python
4 1 (0.41%) Ruby
4 1 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (12.20%) CCNP
3 17 (6.91%) Security Cleared
4 15 (6.10%) SC Cleared
5 10 (4.07%) CCNA
5 10 (4.07%) Degree
6 7 (2.85%) CCIE
6 7 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (2.44%) CCNP Voice
7 6 (2.44%) DBS Check
7 6 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (2.03%) Avaya Certification
8 5 (2.03%) MCSE
9 4 (1.63%) CCVP
10 3 (1.22%) CISM
10 3 (1.22%) CISSP
10 3 (1.22%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (14.23%) SLA
2 5 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.81%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.41%) COBIT
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.41%) QA
System Software
1 36 (14.63%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.66%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.85%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.22%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.81%) Firmware
7 1 (0.41%) Snort
7 1 (0.41%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (7.72%) Cisco CUCM
1 19 (7.72%) Cisco Prime
2 11 (4.47%) Cisco UCCE
2 11 (4.47%) SCCM
3 6 (2.44%) Cisco UCCX
3 6 (2.44%) SCOM
3 6 (2.44%) SolarWinds Orion
3 6 (2.44%) Windows Intune
4 3 (1.22%) Netcool
4 3 (1.22%) SmoothWall
4 3 (1.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.81%) Amdocs OSS
5 2 (0.81%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.41%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.41%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.41%) WMI
Vendors
1 100 (40.65%) Cisco
2 71 (28.86%) Microsoft
3 29 (11.79%) HP
4 28 (11.38%) Citrix
5 24 (9.76%) Avaya
6 22 (8.94%) VMware
7 19 (7.72%) SolarWinds
8 14 (5.69%) CheckPoint
8 14 (5.69%) F5
8 14 (5.69%) IBM
8 14 (5.69%) Juniper
9 12 (4.88%) Remedy
10 11 (4.47%) Nokia
11 10 (4.07%) CA
12 9 (3.66%) IronPort
12 9 (3.66%) Palo Alto
13 8 (3.25%) EMC
13 8 (3.25%) Polycom
13 8 (3.25%) Siemens
14 6 (2.44%) BT
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