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 26 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 447 485 506
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +21
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 174 147 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.28% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.26% 2.04% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 89 58
Median daily rate £428 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £495 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £14.58 £35.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.23% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - -
Unified Communications
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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
7696 7206 7871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.43% 13.86% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4725 4188 4422
Median daily rate £400 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 501 447
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.67 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +12 73 £475 +5.55% 15
South East +14 38 £400 -7.19% 15
West Midlands -12 25 £500 +19.04% 1
North West +26 15 £310 -22.50% 3
South West +7 7 £275 +5.76% 4
East of England +5 5 £506 +88.37% 3
East Midlands -2 5 £260 -42.22% 2
Yorkshire +9 3 - -
North East -32 2 £275 -44.72% 2
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Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 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 England region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 128 (40.13%) Cisco
2 114 (35.74%) Microsoft
3 103 (32.29%) Skype for Business
4 86 (26.96%) Windows
5 80 (25.08%) Skype
6 72 (22.57%) Active Directory
7 68 (21.32%) VoIP
8 62 (19.44%) Data Centre
9 61 (19.12%) WAN
10 60 (18.81%) Windows Server
11 59 (18.50%) ITIL
12 55 (17.24%) LAN
13 52 (16.30%) Finance
14 49 (15.36%) SQL
15 48 (15.05%) SQL Server
16 43 (13.48%) Office 365
17 42 (13.17%) MS Exchange
18 41 (12.85%) Cisco Certification
19 39 (12.23%) Migration
19 39 (12.23%) XMPP
20 38 (11.91%) Video Conferencing
20 38 (11.91%) Firewall
20 38 (11.91%) HP
21 36 (11.29%) Telecoms
22 35 (10.97%) Citrix
23 34 (10.66%) Avaya
23 34 (10.66%) Wireless
23 34 (10.66%) VMware
24 32 (10.03%) Security Cleared
25 31 (9.72%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 103 (32.29%) Skype for Business
2 42 (13.17%) MS Exchange
3 25 (7.84%) SharePoint
4 11 (3.45%) IIS
5 9 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.51%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.88%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (1.25%) CMS
8 4 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.63%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.31%) Apache
Applications
1 22 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.08%) MS Office
3 2 (0.63%) Adobe Captivate
3 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.31%) Faxination
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (13.48%) Office 365
2 17 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.19%) IaaS
4 6 (1.88%) SaaS
5 4 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.25%) PaaS
6 3 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.63%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.31%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.31%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 80 (25.08%) Skype
2 68 (21.32%) VoIP
3 61 (19.12%) WAN
4 55 (17.24%) LAN
5 38 (11.91%) Firewall
6 34 (10.66%) Wireless
7 31 (9.72%) SAN
8 28 (8.78%) IP Telephony
9 27 (8.46%) DNS
10 26 (8.15%) DHCP
11 23 (7.21%) H.323
11 23 (7.21%) LDAP
11 23 (7.21%) MPLS
12 20 (6.27%) Cisco Nexus
12 20 (6.27%) PBX
12 20 (6.27%) Wi-Fi
13 19 (5.96%) VPN
14 17 (5.33%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (5.33%) TCP/IP
15 15 (4.70%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (15.05%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.19%) MS Access
3 5 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (1.88%) JIRA
2 3 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 52 (16.30%) Finance
2 36 (11.29%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.76%) Law
3 12 (3.76%) Retail
4 9 (2.82%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.51%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.88%) Legal
7 4 (1.25%) Banking
7 4 (1.25%) Billing
7 4 (1.25%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.94%) Advertising
9 2 (0.63%) Back Office
9 2 (0.63%) German Language
9 2 (0.63%) Local Government
10 1 (0.31%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 68 (21.32%) Architect
2 51 (15.99%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 25 (7.84%) Consultant
4 24 (7.52%) Project Manager
5 23 (7.21%) Infrastructure Manager
5 23 (7.21%) Support Engineer
6 21 (6.58%) Analyst
6 21 (6.58%) Lync Engineer
6 21 (6.58%) Programme Manager
6 21 (6.58%) Unified Communications Manager
7 19 (5.96%) Network Engineer
8 16 (5.02%) Solutions Architect
8 16 (5.02%) Unified Communications Consultant
9 15 (4.70%) Voice Engineer
10 14 (4.39%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (4.08%) Cisco Engineer
11 13 (4.08%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
11 13 (4.08%) Network Architect
12 11 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
12 11 (3.45%) Lync Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (12.23%) XMPP
2 8 (2.51%) Spring
2 8 (2.51%) Web Services
3 7 (2.19%) 802.1X
3 7 (2.19%) Java EE
3 7 (2.19%) RESTful
4 4 (1.25%) Spring MVC
5 3 (0.94%) Middleware
6 1 (0.31%) .NET
6 1 (0.31%) CCXML
6 1 (0.31%) EJB
6 1 (0.31%) HTML
6 1 (0.31%) HTML5
6 1 (0.31%) J2EE
6 1 (0.31%) JMS
6 1 (0.31%) LAMP
6 1 (0.31%) RFC 2833
6 1 (0.31%) VXML
6 1 (0.31%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 62 (19.44%) Data Centre
2 38 (11.91%) Video Conferencing
3 22 (6.90%) IVR
4 14 (4.39%) PMI
5 13 (4.08%) Handset
6 11 (3.45%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.82%) Clustering
8 7 (2.19%) PKI
9 6 (1.88%) BYOD
10 5 (1.57%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.57%) Replication
10 5 (1.57%) Statistics
10 5 (1.57%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.25%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.25%) Equities
11 4 (1.25%) Fixed Income
12 3 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.94%) NHS
12 3 (0.94%) Streaming Video
12 3 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 86 (26.96%) Windows
2 60 (18.81%) Windows Server
3 31 (9.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (6.27%) Linux
5 17 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (4.08%) Unix
6 13 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.82%) Solaris
8 7 (2.19%) Android
8 7 (2.19%) Windows 10
8 7 (2.19%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.19%) Windows XP
9 6 (1.88%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.25%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.25%) CentOS
11 2 (0.63%) AIX
12 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (18.50%) ITIL
2 39 (12.23%) Migration
3 25 (7.84%) Project Management
3 25 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (6.90%) PRINCE2
5 18 (5.64%) Programme Management
6 17 (5.33%) Network Design
7 16 (5.02%) Incident Management
7 16 (5.02%) Presales
8 15 (4.70%) Service Delivery
9 13 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (4.08%) Problem Management
10 12 (3.76%) Change Management
10 12 (3.76%) Infrastructure Transformation
10 12 (3.76%) Network Management
10 12 (3.76%) TOGAF
11 10 (3.13%) Load Balancing
11 10 (3.13%) Mentoring
12 9 (2.82%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 49 (15.36%) SQL
2 11 (3.45%) Java
3 9 (2.82%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.19%) C
5 5 (1.57%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.25%) Python
7 3 (0.94%) Perl
8 2 (0.63%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.31%) C#
9 1 (0.31%) Korn
9 1 (0.31%) PHP
9 1 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 41 (12.85%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (10.03%) Security Cleared
3 29 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 23 (7.21%) CCNP
5 21 (6.58%) CCIE
5 21 (6.58%) CCNA
6 15 (4.70%) Degree
7 14 (4.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (4.39%) PMI Certification
8 13 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 8 (2.51%) CCDP
9 8 (2.51%) PMP
10 6 (1.88%) ISEB
11 4 (1.25%) MCSE
12 3 (0.94%) CCIP
12 3 (0.94%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.94%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.94%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.63%) CCENT
13 2 (0.63%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.58%) SLA
2 8 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.57%) QA
4 4 (1.25%) ISO22301
5 2 (0.63%) COBIT
6 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (22.57%) Active Directory
2 27 (8.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.08%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.57%) XenApp
5 4 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.25%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.25%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.94%) vSphere
7 2 (0.63%) Firmware
8 1 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.31%) Snort
8 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (7.84%) Cisco CUCM
2 17 (5.33%) SCCM
3 16 (5.02%) Cisco Prime
4 13 (4.08%) Cisco UCCX
5 11 (3.45%) SCOM
6 10 (3.13%) Netcool
7 9 (2.82%) SolarWinds Orion
8 7 (2.19%) AirWatch
8 7 (2.19%) NetBackup
8 7 (2.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (1.25%) Amdocs OSS
10 4 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.94%) Cisco UCCE
12 2 (0.63%) Cisco IPCC
13 1 (0.31%) FortiGate
13 1 (0.31%) ServiceCenter
13 1 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.31%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 128 (40.13%) Cisco
2 114 (35.74%) Microsoft
3 38 (11.91%) HP
4 35 (10.97%) Citrix
5 34 (10.66%) Avaya
5 34 (10.66%) VMware
6 17 (5.33%) SolarWinds
7 16 (5.02%) Oracle
8 14 (4.39%) EMC
8 14 (4.39%) Mitel
9 13 (4.08%) Remedy
10 12 (3.76%) Polycom
11 11 (3.45%) F5
12 10 (3.13%) CheckPoint
13 7 (2.19%) IBM
13 7 (2.19%) Intel Security
13 7 (2.19%) IronPort
13 7 (2.19%) Nokia
13 7 (2.19%) Sonus
14 6 (1.88%) Siemens
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