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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 448 425 430
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +5
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 107 109 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.24% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.57% 1.82% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 56 52
Average daily rate
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£380 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £275 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £400 £386
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
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
6809 5976 6520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.73% 13.43% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3877 3233 3179
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 365 610
Average hourly rate £22.69 £18.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.05% -16.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
South East -18 41 £380 -5.00% 27
London -24 40 £400 +6.66% 31
South West -12 10 £363 -19.44% 9
East of England +1 4 - - 1
Yorkshire -1 4 £250 - 6
East Midlands +8 2 £270 - 6
West Midlands - 2 £450 - 7
North West - 2 £425 - 8
North East - 1 - -
Midlands - - - -
Unified Communications
UK

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 92 (44.66%) Cisco
2 70 (33.98%) Lync
3 59 (28.64%) Microsoft
4 45 (21.84%) Telecoms
5 41 (19.90%) WAN
6 40 (19.42%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (18.93%) LAN
8 37 (17.96%) VoIP
8 37 (17.96%) Video Conferencing
9 36 (17.48%) MS Exchange
10 33 (16.02%) Windows
11 30 (14.56%) ITIL
12 29 (14.08%) CCNP
12 29 (14.08%) IP Telephony
12 29 (14.08%) Exchange Server 2010
13 26 (12.62%) Active Directory
14 25 (12.14%) Migration
15 24 (11.65%) CCNA
16 23 (11.17%) MPLS
16 23 (11.17%) OSPF
16 23 (11.17%) Wireless
16 23 (11.17%) Firewall
17 21 (10.19%) VPN
18 20 (9.71%) BGP
18 20 (9.71%) XMPP
19 19 (9.22%) Security Cleared
20 18 (8.74%) PRINCE2
21 17 (8.25%) DNS
21 17 (8.25%) Project Management
21 17 (8.25%) PowerShell

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 (33.98%) Lync
2 36 (17.48%) MS Exchange
3 29 (14.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (5.83%) Office Communications Server
6 9 (4.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (4.37%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.97%) MindAlign
9 1 (0.49%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.49%) IBM Connections
9 1 (0.49%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.49%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (7.77%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.37%) MS Office
3 6 (2.91%) MS Project
4 5 (2.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Eikon
1 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.49%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.85%) Office 365
2 6 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.97%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.49%) IaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (19.90%) WAN
2 39 (18.93%) LAN
3 37 (17.96%) VoIP
4 29 (14.08%) IP Telephony
5 23 (11.17%) MPLS
5 23 (11.17%) OSPF
5 23 (11.17%) Wireless
5 23 (11.17%) Firewall
6 21 (10.19%) VPN
7 20 (9.71%) BGP
8 17 (8.25%) DNS
9 14 (6.80%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (6.31%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (6.31%) TCP/IP
11 11 (5.34%) Cisco IPT
11 11 (5.34%) Ethernet
12 10 (4.85%) PBX
12 10 (4.85%) Internet
13 9 (4.37%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (3.88%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.97%) MySQL
3 1 (0.49%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Eclipse
General
1 45 (21.84%) Telecoms
2 16 (7.77%) Finance
3 15 (7.28%) Banking
4 11 (5.34%) Law
5 6 (2.91%) Billing
5 6 (2.91%) Retail
6 5 (2.43%) Multimedia
6 5 (2.43%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.97%) Back Office
7 2 (0.97%) Local Government
8 1 (0.49%) Marketing
8 1 (0.49%) Electronics
8 1 (0.49%) Legal
8 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (13.11%) Architect
2 22 (10.68%) Consultant
2 22 (10.68%) Analyst
3 19 (9.22%) Project Manager
4 18 (8.74%) Cisco Engineer
4 18 (8.74%) Communications Engineer
5 16 (7.77%) Network Engineer
6 13 (6.31%) Designer
7 11 (5.34%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (4.37%) Business Analyst
9 8 (3.88%) Service Manager
9 8 (3.88%) Messaging Engineer
10 6 (2.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (2.91%) Network Analyst
10 6 (2.91%) Test Manager
11 5 (2.43%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (2.43%) Messaging Specialist
11 5 (2.43%) Senior Network Engineer
11 5 (2.43%) Enterprise Architect
12 4 (1.94%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.71%) XMPP
2 6 (2.91%) Middleware
3 5 (2.43%) .NET
4 3 (1.46%) CSS
4 3 (1.46%) Spring
5 2 (0.97%) JMS
5 2 (0.97%) JPA
5 2 (0.97%) Ajax
6 1 (0.49%) LESS
6 1 (0.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.49%) jQuery
6 1 (0.49%) HTML5
6 1 (0.49%) VXML
6 1 (0.49%) HTML
6 1 (0.49%) JSP
6 1 (0.49%) COM
6 1 (0.49%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 37 (17.96%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.43%) Machine to Machine
4 5 (2.43%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.94%) Clustering
5 4 (1.94%) Handset
5 4 (1.94%) PKI
6 3 (1.46%) User Experience
6 3 (1.46%) IVR
6 3 (1.46%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.97%) PMI
7 2 (0.97%) NHS
8 1 (0.49%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.49%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.49%) Statistics
8 1 (0.49%) FMCG
8 1 (0.49%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 33 (16.02%) Windows
2 11 (5.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (2.43%) Android
4 5 (2.43%) Linux
5 4 (1.94%) Solaris
6 3 (1.46%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.49%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (14.56%) ITIL
2 25 (12.14%) Migration
3 18 (8.74%) PRINCE2
4 17 (8.25%) Project Management
5 16 (7.77%) Service Delivery
5 16 (7.77%) Service Management
6 13 (6.31%) Technical Architecture
7 12 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (5.34%) Change Management
9 10 (4.85%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (4.37%) Network Management
11 8 (3.88%) Validation
11 8 (3.88%) Configuration Management
11 8 (3.88%) Performance Management
11 8 (3.88%) Network Load Balancing
12 7 (3.40%) Incident Management
12 7 (3.40%) Network Design
13 6 (2.91%) UML
13 6 (2.91%) Change Control
13 6 (2.91%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.25%) PowerShell
2 7 (3.40%) Java
2 7 (3.40%) SQL
3 6 (2.91%) Perl
4 5 (2.43%) C
5 4 (1.94%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.97%) C++
7 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 40 (19.42%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (14.08%) CCNP
3 24 (11.65%) CCNA
4 19 (9.22%) Security Cleared
5 16 (7.77%) CCIE
6 14 (6.80%) SC Cleared
7 11 (5.34%) CCDP
8 10 (4.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 9 (4.37%) CCIP
10 7 (3.40%) Degree
10 7 (3.40%) DV Cleared
11 5 (2.43%) CCVP
12 4 (1.94%) CCSE
12 4 (1.94%) MCSE
12 4 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (1.46%) ISTQB
13 3 (1.46%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.97%) CCDA
14 2 (0.97%) ISEB
14 2 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.43%) QA
2 4 (1.94%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (12.62%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.94%) XenServer
4 3 (1.46%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.97%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.49%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (6.80%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (4.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 9 (4.37%) Cisco UCCX
4 8 (3.88%) CiscoWorks
5 6 (2.91%) SCOM
6 5 (2.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (1.94%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (1.46%) SCCM
9 1 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.49%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 92 (44.66%) Cisco
2 59 (28.64%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.77%) CheckPoint
4 15 (7.28%) VMware
5 13 (6.31%) HP
6 12 (5.83%) Avaya
6 12 (5.83%) F5
7 10 (4.85%) Juniper
7 10 (4.85%) Symantec
7 10 (4.85%) IronPort
7 10 (4.85%) Tandberg
8 9 (4.37%) SolarWinds
8 9 (4.37%) Blue Coat
9 7 (3.40%) Nokia
9 7 (3.40%) IBM
10 6 (2.91%) BT
10 6 (2.91%) Google
11 5 (2.43%) MobileIron
11 5 (2.43%) Postini
11 5 (2.43%) Polycom
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