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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 487 465 411
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -54
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 93 93 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.20% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.24% 1.44% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 44 97
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £268 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £48.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -73.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
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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
7500 6477 7335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.38% 13.62% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4378 3622 3602
Average daily rate £363 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 448 569
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +9 51 £400 - 23
South East -29 25 £400 +6.66% 13
North West -2 5 £425 +41.66% 4
Yorkshire -7 4 £225 -10.00% 4
West Midlands -9 4 £400 - 1
East Midlands -2 1 - - 2
South West -32 1 £525 +5.00% 8
East of England - 1 £370 - 2
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
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Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 77 (38.50%) Cisco
2 70 (35.00%) Lync
3 65 (32.50%) Microsoft
4 48 (24.00%) Telecoms
5 47 (23.50%) WAN
6 40 (20.00%) LAN
7 38 (19.00%) MS Exchange
8 37 (18.50%) VoIP
9 31 (15.50%) IP Telephony
10 30 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 29 (14.50%) Cisco Certification
12 28 (14.00%) Active Directory
13 27 (13.50%) Project Management
13 27 (13.50%) Windows
14 24 (12.00%) ITIL
14 24 (12.00%) CCNP
15 23 (11.50%) Avaya
15 23 (11.50%) PRINCE2
15 23 (11.50%) Video Conferencing
16 22 (11.00%) Finance
17 20 (10.00%) Migration
17 20 (10.00%) Banking
18 19 (9.50%) Service Delivery
19 18 (9.00%) MS Excel
19 18 (9.00%) MPLS
20 16 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
21 15 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2007
21 15 (7.50%) CCNA
21 15 (7.50%) VPN
21 15 (7.50%) Firewall

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 70 (35.00%) Lync
2 38 (19.00%) MS Exchange
3 30 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (6.50%) Office Communications Server
7 11 (5.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (4.50%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.00%) MindAlign
11 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.50%) IBM Connections
11 1 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 18 (9.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.50%) MS Project
3 8 (4.00%) MS Office
4 6 (3.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.50%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (0.50%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.50%) Office 365
2 6 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.50%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (23.50%) WAN
2 40 (20.00%) LAN
3 37 (18.50%) VoIP
4 31 (15.50%) IP Telephony
5 18 (9.00%) MPLS
6 15 (7.50%) VPN
6 15 (7.50%) Firewall
6 15 (7.50%) Wireless
7 14 (7.00%) PBX
8 13 (6.50%) DNS
9 12 (6.00%) BGP
10 11 (5.50%) TCP/IP
11 10 (5.00%) OSPF
12 9 (4.50%) Internet
12 9 (4.50%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (4.50%) Cisco IPT
13 7 (3.50%) VPLS
13 7 (3.50%) Ethernet
13 7 (3.50%) S/MIME
14 6 (3.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.00%) MySQL
3 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.50%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Eclipse
General
1 48 (24.00%) Telecoms
2 22 (11.00%) Finance
3 20 (10.00%) Banking
4 11 (5.50%) Law
5 6 (3.00%) Retail
5 6 (3.00%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.00%) Billing
7 3 (1.50%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.00%) Local Government
9 1 (0.50%) Marketing
9 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.50%) Electronics
9 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (18.50%) Architect
2 28 (14.00%) Project Manager
3 24 (12.00%) Analyst
4 19 (9.50%) Consultant
5 14 (7.00%) Network Engineer
5 14 (7.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 13 (6.50%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (6.00%) Business Analyst
8 10 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
8 10 (5.00%) Messaging Engineer
9 7 (3.50%) Designer
9 7 (3.50%) Communications Engineer
10 6 (3.00%) Communications Manager
11 5 (2.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 5 (2.50%) Senior Project Manager
11 5 (2.50%) Test Manager
11 5 (2.50%) Senior Manager
11 5 (2.50%) Engineering Manager
12 4 (2.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 4 (2.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.00%) XMPP
2 7 (3.50%) Middleware
3 4 (2.00%) CSS
4 3 (1.50%) .NET
4 3 (1.50%) Spring
5 2 (1.00%) Ajax
5 2 (1.00%) JPA
5 2 (1.00%) JMS
6 1 (0.50%) HTML
6 1 (0.50%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.50%) COM
6 1 (0.50%) JSP
6 1 (0.50%) HTML5
6 1 (0.50%) LESS
6 1 (0.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.50%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.50%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.00%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.50%) Handset
5 3 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.50%) Machine to Machine
6 2 (1.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.00%) Clustering
6 2 (1.00%) PKI
7 1 (0.50%) Statistics
7 1 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.50%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (0.50%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.50%) FMCG
7 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.50%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.50%) IVR
7 1 (0.50%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.50%) Windows
2 9 (4.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (3.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (3.00%) Linux
5 5 (2.50%) Android
6 4 (2.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.00%) Solaris
8 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (13.50%) Project Management
2 24 (12.00%) ITIL
3 23 (11.50%) PRINCE2
4 20 (10.00%) Migration
5 19 (9.50%) Service Delivery
6 13 (6.50%) Service Management
7 11 (5.50%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (4.00%) Network Design
9 8 (4.00%) Change Management
9 8 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (3.50%) Change Control
10 7 (3.50%) UML
10 7 (3.50%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (3.00%) Validation
11 6 (3.00%) Incident Management
11 6 (3.00%) Capacity Management
12 5 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (2.50%) Performance Management
12 5 (2.50%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (2.50%) Java
3 4 (2.00%) Perl
3 4 (2.00%) SQL
4 2 (1.00%) C++
5 1 (0.50%) C
5 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.50%) VBScript
5 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (14.50%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (12.00%) CCNP
3 15 (7.50%) CCNA
4 13 (6.50%) CCIE
4 13 (6.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 11 (5.50%) CCDP
6 8 (4.00%) CCVP
6 8 (4.00%) Degree
6 8 (4.00%) Security Cleared
7 6 (3.00%) CCIP
8 5 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.50%) SC Cleared
9 4 (2.00%) MCSE
10 3 (1.50%) ISEB
10 3 (1.50%) CCDA
11 2 (1.00%) MCP
11 2 (1.00%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (1.00%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.00%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (14.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.00%) XenApp
4 3 (1.50%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.50%) vSphere
6 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (6.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (6.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 9 (4.50%) Cisco UCCX
4 6 (3.00%) Cisco UCCE
5 5 (2.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (2.50%) SCOM
6 4 (2.00%) XenMobile
7 3 (1.50%) SCCM
8 2 (1.00%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 77 (38.50%) Cisco
2 65 (32.50%) Microsoft
3 23 (11.50%) Avaya
4 13 (6.50%) Symantec
5 8 (4.00%) Remedy
5 8 (4.00%) VMware
5 8 (4.00%) Juniper
5 8 (4.00%) F5
6 7 (3.50%) Postini
6 7 (3.50%) Tandberg
6 7 (3.50%) Citrix
6 7 (3.50%) Google
6 7 (3.50%) CheckPoint
7 5 (2.50%) Mitel
7 5 (2.50%) HP
7 5 (2.50%) IronPort
7 5 (2.50%) Acme Packet
7 5 (2.50%) MobileIron
8 4 (2.00%) Polycom
8 4 (2.00%) BT
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