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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 439 469 447
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -22
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 143 107 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.90% 1.60% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 76 49
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £180.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +453.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £180.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +476.00%
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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
7543 6674 6757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.90% 12.99% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4197 3558 3462
Average daily rate £353 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.75% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 390 547
Average hourly rate £28.35 £20.00 £22.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.72% -9.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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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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 +6 64 £475 +11.76% 23
South East -1 48 £388 +1.30% 12
West Midlands -11 8 £400 -13.51% 5
North West - 8 £358 - 8
South West +5 5 £355 +44.89% 3
East Midlands +8 4 £425 -5.55% 4
East of England +19 3 £320 -20.00% 6
Yorkshire -18 3 £400 -11.11% 4
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Unified Communications
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Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 113 (45.20%) Cisco
2 82 (32.80%) Lync
3 60 (24.00%) Microsoft
4 53 (21.20%) Telecoms
5 48 (19.20%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (17.60%) Video Conferencing
7 42 (16.80%) WAN
8 41 (16.40%) VoIP
9 39 (15.60%) Windows
9 39 (15.60%) LAN
10 35 (14.00%) Active Directory
11 34 (13.60%) CCNP
12 32 (12.80%) MS Exchange
12 32 (12.80%) Finance
12 32 (12.80%) Migration
13 30 (12.00%) Firewall
13 30 (12.00%) Wireless
14 29 (11.60%) OSPF
14 29 (11.60%) CCNA
14 29 (11.60%) Cisco CUCM
15 28 (11.20%) MS Excel
15 28 (11.20%) IP Telephony
16 27 (10.80%) MPLS
17 26 (10.40%) VPN
17 26 (10.40%) Security Cleared
18 25 (10.00%) Project Management
19 24 (9.60%) BGP
19 24 (9.60%) Cisco Nexus
20 23 (9.20%) ITIL
21 22 (8.80%) XMPP

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 82 (32.80%) Lync
2 32 (12.80%) MS Exchange
3 18 (7.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (4.40%) Office Communications Server
5 6 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.40%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.00%) CMS
7 4 (1.60%) MindAlign
7 4 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.40%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 28 (11.20%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.20%) MS Office
3 6 (2.40%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.40%) Office 365
2 4 (1.60%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (16.80%) WAN
2 41 (16.40%) VoIP
3 39 (15.60%) LAN
4 30 (12.00%) Firewall
4 30 (12.00%) Wireless
5 29 (11.60%) OSPF
6 28 (11.20%) IP Telephony
7 27 (10.80%) MPLS
8 26 (10.40%) VPN
9 24 (9.60%) BGP
9 24 (9.60%) Cisco Nexus
10 22 (8.80%) Cisco ASA
11 17 (6.80%) PBX
11 17 (6.80%) TCP/IP
12 15 (6.00%) Ethernet
12 15 (6.00%) DNS
13 14 (5.60%) Cisco IPT
14 12 (4.80%) WLAN
15 10 (4.00%) SSL
15 10 (4.00%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.80%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Axure RP
General
1 53 (21.20%) Telecoms
2 32 (12.80%) Finance
3 11 (4.40%) Billing
4 7 (2.80%) Multimedia
4 7 (2.80%) Banking
5 4 (1.60%) Law
6 3 (1.20%) Retail
7 2 (0.80%) Back Office
7 2 (0.80%) Legal
7 2 (0.80%) Advertising
7 2 (0.80%) Local Government
8 1 (0.40%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 35 (14.00%) Architect
2 30 (12.00%) Project Manager
3 27 (10.80%) Communications Engineer
4 23 (9.20%) Consultant
5 17 (6.80%) Network Engineer
6 16 (6.40%) Analyst
7 15 (6.00%) Cisco Engineer
7 15 (6.00%) Designer
8 10 (4.00%) Voice Engineer
8 10 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (3.60%) Network Analyst
9 9 (3.60%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (3.20%) Infrastructure Manager
10 8 (3.20%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (3.20%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 7 (2.80%) Service Manager
11 7 (2.80%) Senior Network Analyst
12 6 (2.40%) Delivery Manager
12 6 (2.40%) Support Engineer
13 5 (2.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.80%) XMPP
2 8 (3.20%) .NET
3 3 (1.20%) MAPI
4 2 (0.80%) VXML
5 1 (0.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (17.60%) Video Conferencing
2 11 (4.40%) PKI
2 11 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.60%) Clustering
4 7 (2.80%) BYOD
5 5 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (2.00%) Machine to Machine
6 4 (1.60%) User Experience
6 4 (1.60%) IVR
7 3 (1.20%) iPhone
7 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.20%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.80%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.80%) PMI
9 1 (0.40%) NHS
9 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.40%) Handset
9 1 (0.40%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.40%) SecurID
9 1 (0.40%) Frameworx
Operating Systems
1 39 (15.60%) Windows
2 15 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (3.20%) Solaris
5 5 (2.00%) Linux
6 4 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.60%) Android
7 3 (1.20%) UNIX
7 3 (1.20%) SUSE
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (12.80%) Migration
2 25 (10.00%) Project Management
3 23 (9.20%) ITIL
4 17 (6.80%) PRINCE2
5 16 (6.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (6.40%) Validation
6 13 (5.20%) Change Management
7 12 (4.80%) Service Delivery
7 12 (4.80%) Enterprise Architecture
7 12 (4.80%) Mentoring
8 11 (4.40%) Network Management
8 11 (4.40%) Service Management
9 10 (4.00%) Load Balancing
10 9 (3.60%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (3.20%) Network Load Balancing
11 8 (3.20%) Integration Testing
11 8 (3.20%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (3.20%) Performance Management
11 8 (3.20%) Configuration Management
11 8 (3.20%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.40%) PowerShell
2 10 (4.00%) C
3 8 (3.20%) Java
3 8 (3.20%) Perl
3 8 (3.20%) Shell Script
4 7 (2.80%) SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (19.20%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (13.60%) CCNP
3 29 (11.60%) CCNA
4 26 (10.40%) Security Cleared
5 20 (8.00%) CCIE
6 19 (7.60%) SC Cleared
7 14 (5.60%) DV Cleared
7 14 (5.60%) CCIP
8 12 (4.80%) CCDP
9 9 (3.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (3.20%) MCSE
11 5 (2.00%) CCSE
12 4 (1.60%) Degree
13 2 (0.80%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.40%) CCVP
14 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.40%) PMP
14 1 (0.40%) MCSA
14 1 (0.40%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.40%) SLA
2 2 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 35 (14.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (7.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.80%) XenApp
4 5 (2.00%) XenServer
4 5 (2.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.20%) VMware Server
5 3 (1.20%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.40%) vSphere
6 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (11.60%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (4.00%) CiscoWorks
3 9 (3.60%) Cisco UCCX
4 7 (2.80%) SCOM
5 4 (1.60%) SCCM
6 3 (1.20%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.80%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.40%) Netcool
8 1 (0.40%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.40%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 113 (45.20%) Cisco
2 60 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 22 (8.80%) VMware
4 20 (8.00%) Avaya
5 16 (6.40%) HP
5 16 (6.40%) CheckPoint
6 15 (6.00%) F5
7 13 (5.20%) Blue Coat
7 13 (5.20%) Juniper
8 12 (4.80%) Citrix
9 10 (4.00%) SolarWinds
10 9 (3.60%) Tandberg
10 9 (3.60%) IBM
10 9 (3.60%) CA
11 8 (3.20%) Nokia
11 8 (3.20%) Bloomberg
11 8 (3.20%) IronPort
12 7 (2.80%) Polycom
13 6 (2.40%) MobileIron
14 5 (2.00%) Infoblox
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