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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 476 454 454
Rank change year-on-year
-22 0
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 102 108 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.38% 1.65% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 62 70
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -4.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £539 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £410
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £19.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.75 -
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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
7414 6538 8249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.73% 13.59% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4085 3628 3818
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 380 641
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 August 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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
London +16 53 £450 +12.50% 27
South East -10 21 £350 -27.08% 13
Yorkshire +10 8 - - 1
North West -4 6 £250 -23.66% 6
South West -35 5 £495 +120.00% 7
East of England -33 4 £400 +60.00% 4
West Midlands -7 3 £293 -31.17% 2
East Midlands -4 1 £350 -4.76%
North East - 1 £275 - 1
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Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 94 (45.63%) Lync
2 84 (40.78%) Microsoft
3 64 (31.07%) Cisco
4 51 (24.76%) Telecoms
5 39 (18.93%) WAN
6 34 (16.50%) Windows
7 33 (16.02%) Active Directory
8 32 (15.53%) Project Management
9 30 (14.56%) MS Exchange
9 30 (14.56%) LAN
10 28 (13.59%) PRINCE2
10 28 (13.59%) Finance
11 27 (13.11%) VoIP
11 27 (13.11%) Avaya
12 23 (11.17%) IP Telephony
13 22 (10.68%) Banking
13 22 (10.68%) Exchange Server 2010
14 20 (9.71%) MS Excel
14 20 (9.71%) Service Delivery
15 17 (8.25%) Firewall
15 17 (8.25%) Windows Server 2008
16 16 (7.77%) Video Conferencing
16 16 (7.77%) PBX
16 16 (7.77%) ITIL
16 16 (7.77%) Migration
17 15 (7.28%) Citrix
18 14 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
18 14 (6.80%) Security Cleared
19 13 (6.31%) UML
19 13 (6.31%) VMware

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 94 (45.63%) Lync
2 30 (14.56%) MS Exchange
3 22 (10.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (4.37%) Office Communications Server
7 7 (3.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (3.40%) MindAlign
8 5 (2.43%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.49%) IBM Connections
Applications
1 20 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.88%) MS Project
2 8 (3.88%) MS Office
3 4 (1.94%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.49%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.85%) Office 365
2 3 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.97%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (18.93%) WAN
2 30 (14.56%) LAN
3 27 (13.11%) VoIP
4 23 (11.17%) IP Telephony
5 17 (8.25%) Firewall
6 16 (7.77%) PBX
7 12 (5.83%) Wireless
7 12 (5.83%) TCP/IP
8 11 (5.34%) DNS
9 9 (4.37%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (3.88%) SAN
11 7 (3.40%) Internet
11 7 (3.40%) MPLS
12 6 (2.91%) VPN
12 6 (2.91%) Cisco IPT
13 5 (2.43%) S/MIME
13 5 (2.43%) WLAN
14 4 (1.94%) DHCP
14 4 (1.94%) BGP
14 4 (1.94%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.40%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
General
1 51 (24.76%) Telecoms
2 28 (13.59%) Finance
3 22 (10.68%) Banking
4 12 (5.83%) Law
5 5 (2.43%) Legal
5 5 (2.43%) Retail
6 4 (1.94%) Billing
7 3 (1.46%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.46%) Marketing
8 2 (0.97%) Back Office
8 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.49%) Local Government
9 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 42 (20.39%) Project Manager
2 31 (15.05%) Architect
3 22 (10.68%) Analyst
4 18 (8.74%) Consultant
5 13 (6.31%) Business Analyst
6 11 (5.34%) Network Engineer
6 11 (5.34%) Communications Manager
6 11 (5.34%) Communications Engineer
7 9 (4.37%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (3.40%) Enterprise Architect
8 7 (3.40%) Engineering Manager
9 6 (2.91%) Senior Project Manager
9 6 (2.91%) Senior Manager
9 6 (2.91%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 6 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (2.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (2.91%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (2.91%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (2.43%) Cisco Support
10 5 (2.43%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.85%) XMPP
2 8 (3.88%) .NET
3 3 (1.46%) CSS
3 3 (1.46%) Middleware
4 2 (0.97%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.49%) jQuery
5 1 (0.49%) HTML5
5 1 (0.49%) LESS
5 1 (0.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.49%) HTML
5 1 (0.49%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.49%) Spring
5 1 (0.49%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.49%) JSP
5 1 (0.49%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.77%) Video Conferencing
2 12 (5.83%) Clustering
3 6 (2.91%) IVR
4 5 (2.43%) PMI
4 5 (2.43%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.43%) Handset
5 4 (1.94%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.46%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.97%) PKI
7 2 (0.97%) Statistics
7 2 (0.97%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.49%) CMDB
8 1 (0.49%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.49%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.49%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.49%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 34 (16.50%) Windows
2 17 (8.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (3.40%) Solaris
4 6 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.94%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.97%) Android
8 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.49%) Linux
8 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (15.53%) Project Management
2 28 (13.59%) PRINCE2
3 20 (9.71%) Service Delivery
4 16 (7.77%) ITIL
4 16 (7.77%) Migration
5 13 (6.31%) UML
6 10 (4.85%) Change Management
6 10 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (3.88%) Integration Testing
7 8 (3.88%) Capacity Management
8 7 (3.40%) Network Management
8 7 (3.40%) Use Case
8 7 (3.40%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (3.40%) Information Security
9 6 (2.91%) Workflow
9 6 (2.91%) Business Analysis
9 6 (2.91%) Service Management
9 6 (2.91%) CRM
9 6 (2.91%) Incident Management
9 6 (2.91%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.83%) PowerShell
2 9 (4.37%) SQL
3 8 (3.88%) Java
4 7 (3.40%) Perl
5 2 (0.97%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.49%) VBScript
6 1 (0.49%) C
6 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (6.80%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 12 (5.83%) CCNP
3 10 (4.85%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.40%) PMI Certification
4 7 (3.40%) CCVP
5 6 (2.91%) MCSE
5 6 (2.91%) CCIE
5 6 (2.91%) CCDP
5 6 (2.91%) Degree
6 5 (2.43%) PMP
7 3 (1.46%) APMP
7 3 (1.46%) ISEB
7 3 (1.46%) CCNA
7 3 (1.46%) Avaya Certification
8 2 (0.97%) MCITP
8 2 (0.97%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.97%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.94%) QA
System Software
1 33 (16.02%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.85%) XenApp
4 7 (3.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (3.40%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.43%) UAG
7 4 (1.94%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.94%) Xen
7 4 (1.94%) XenServer
7 4 (1.94%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.49%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.49%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.49%) vSphere
8 1 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 11 (5.34%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (4.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 9 (4.37%) SCCM
3 5 (2.43%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (1.94%) XenMobile
5 3 (1.46%) SCOM
5 3 (1.46%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.49%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 84 (40.78%) Microsoft
2 64 (31.07%) Cisco
3 27 (13.11%) Avaya
4 15 (7.28%) Citrix
5 13 (6.31%) VMware
6 11 (5.34%) Symantec
7 9 (4.37%) Acme Packet
8 7 (3.40%) Remedy
8 7 (3.40%) HP
9 6 (2.91%) Bloomberg
9 6 (2.91%) EMC
10 5 (2.43%) Postini
10 5 (2.43%) Google
11 4 (1.94%) Polycom
11 4 (1.94%) Tandberg
12 3 (1.46%) F5
12 3 (1.46%) AppSense
12 3 (1.46%) Mitel
12 3 (1.46%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.46%) IBM
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