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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 455 443 415
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -28
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 110 96 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.61% 1.62% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 54 51
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £251 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £486 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £435
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -8.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 8
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- -21.21%
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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
6821 5928 6205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.75% 13.19% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3734 3109 3088
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £517 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 348 540
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £21.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +4 49 £438 +20.68% 26
South East -9 35 £375 -6.25% 24
South West -5 8 £355 -11.25% 4
West Midlands +2 5 £325 -35.00% 5
North West - 4 £425 - 12
East of England +13 3 - - 3
East Midlands -1 3 £425 - 4
Yorkshire -3 2 - - 4
North East - 1 - -
Midlands - - - -
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Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 104 (47.27%) Cisco
2 73 (33.18%) Lync
3 54 (24.55%) Telecoms
4 49 (22.27%) Microsoft
4 49 (22.27%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (20.45%) WAN
6 43 (19.55%) VoIP
7 41 (18.64%) LAN
7 41 (18.64%) Video Conferencing
8 38 (17.27%) Windows
9 36 (16.36%) CCNP
10 32 (14.55%) IP Telephony
11 31 (14.09%) CCNA
12 30 (13.64%) ITIL
12 30 (13.64%) MPLS
13 29 (13.18%) OSPF
13 29 (13.18%) Wireless
14 28 (12.73%) MS Exchange
15 27 (12.27%) Active Directory
15 27 (12.27%) VPN
16 25 (11.36%) Finance
16 25 (11.36%) Migration
17 24 (10.91%) Firewall
17 24 (10.91%) BGP
18 23 (10.45%) Cisco CUCM
19 22 (10.00%) XMPP
20 21 (9.55%) MS Excel
20 21 (9.55%) Security Cleared
21 20 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
21 20 (9.09%) CCIE

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 73 (33.18%) Lync
2 28 (12.73%) MS Exchange
3 19 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (3.64%) Office Communications Server
6 7 (3.18%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.82%) MindAlign
8 4 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.45%) CMS
9 1 (0.45%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 21 (9.55%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.64%) MS Office
3 7 (3.18%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.73%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.45%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.27%) Office 365
2 2 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.45%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (20.45%) WAN
2 43 (19.55%) VoIP
3 41 (18.64%) LAN
4 32 (14.55%) IP Telephony
5 30 (13.64%) MPLS
6 29 (13.18%) OSPF
6 29 (13.18%) Wireless
7 27 (12.27%) VPN
8 24 (10.91%) BGP
8 24 (10.91%) Firewall
9 20 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (8.64%) DNS
11 18 (8.18%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (6.36%) Cisco IPT
12 14 (6.36%) Ethernet
12 14 (6.36%) TCP/IP
13 13 (5.91%) PBX
14 10 (4.55%) DHCP
15 9 (4.09%) HSRP
16 8 (3.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.91%) MySQL
3 1 (0.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.45%) Axure RP
General
1 54 (24.55%) Telecoms
2 25 (11.36%) Finance
3 12 (5.45%) Banking
4 8 (3.64%) Law
5 7 (3.18%) Multimedia
5 7 (3.18%) Billing
6 3 (1.36%) Retail
7 2 (0.91%) Back Office
7 2 (0.91%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.91%) Local Government
8 1 (0.45%) Marketing
8 1 (0.45%) Electronics
8 1 (0.45%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (14.55%) Architect
2 23 (10.45%) Project Manager
3 22 (10.00%) Communications Engineer
4 20 (9.09%) Analyst
5 19 (8.64%) Consultant
5 19 (8.64%) Cisco Engineer
6 18 (8.18%) Network Engineer
7 13 (5.91%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (5.91%) Designer
8 8 (3.64%) Network Analyst
8 8 (3.64%) Business Analyst
9 7 (3.18%) Service Manager
9 7 (3.18%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (2.73%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (2.73%) Senior Network Analyst
10 6 (2.73%) Support Engineer
10 6 (2.73%) Messaging Engineer
11 5 (2.27%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
11 5 (2.27%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 5 (2.27%) Messaging Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.00%) XMPP
2 8 (3.64%) .NET
3 3 (1.36%) Middleware
4 2 (0.91%) VXML
4 2 (0.91%) Spring
4 2 (0.91%) Ajax
4 2 (0.91%) JPA
4 2 (0.91%) JMS
5 1 (0.45%) COM
5 1 (0.45%) CSS
5 1 (0.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 41 (18.64%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.64%) Clustering
4 7 (3.18%) PKI
5 6 (2.73%) Machine to Machine
6 4 (1.82%) User Experience
6 4 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.82%) IVR
7 3 (1.36%) Handset
8 2 (0.91%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.91%) PMI
8 2 (0.91%) NHS
8 2 (0.91%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.45%) DTV
9 1 (0.45%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.45%) IPTV
9 1 (0.45%) Derivative
9 1 (0.45%) Spread Betting
9 1 (0.45%) FMCG
9 1 (0.45%) Frameworx
Operating Systems
1 38 (17.27%) Windows
2 14 (6.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (3.64%) Solaris
4 7 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.73%) Linux
6 4 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.36%) UNIX
8 2 (0.91%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.91%) Android
9 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (13.64%) ITIL
2 25 (11.36%) Migration
3 18 (8.18%) Project Management
4 17 (7.73%) Service Delivery
4 17 (7.73%) PRINCE2
5 14 (6.36%) Service Management
6 12 (5.45%) Validation
6 12 (5.45%) Enterprise Architecture
7 11 (5.00%) Network Management
7 11 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (4.55%) Change Management
8 10 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
9 9 (4.09%) Performance Management
9 9 (4.09%) Mentoring
10 8 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (3.64%) Integration Testing
10 8 (3.64%) Network Load Balancing
11 7 (3.18%) Load Balancing
12 6 (2.73%) Business Performance Management
12 6 (2.73%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.36%) PowerShell
2 10 (4.55%) Java
2 10 (4.55%) Perl
3 8 (3.64%) C
3 8 (3.64%) Shell Script
4 6 (2.73%) SQL
5 2 (0.91%) C++
Qualifications
1 49 (22.27%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (16.36%) CCNP
3 31 (14.09%) CCNA
4 21 (9.55%) Security Cleared
5 20 (9.09%) CCIE
6 17 (7.73%) SC Cleared
7 12 (5.45%) CCIP
7 12 (5.45%) CCDP
8 10 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 10 (4.55%) DV Cleared
9 7 (3.18%) VCP4
10 6 (2.73%) Degree
11 5 (2.27%) CCSE
11 5 (2.27%) MCSE
11 5 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.36%) CCVP
13 2 (0.91%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.45%) JNCIA
14 1 (0.45%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.73%) SLA
2 3 (1.36%) QA
System Software
1 27 (12.27%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.27%) XenServer
4 3 (1.36%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.36%) XenApp
5 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.45%) vSphere
5 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (10.45%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (4.55%) CiscoWorks
2 10 (4.55%) Cisco UCCX
3 8 (3.64%) SCOM
4 4 (1.82%) Cisco UCCE
4 4 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (1.36%) SCCM
6 2 (0.91%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.45%) Netcool
Vendors
1 104 (47.27%) Cisco
2 49 (22.27%) Microsoft
3 19 (8.64%) VMware
4 18 (8.18%) CheckPoint
5 16 (7.27%) HP
6 13 (5.91%) Juniper
7 12 (5.45%) Avaya
7 12 (5.45%) Blue Coat
7 12 (5.45%) F5
8 11 (5.00%) SolarWinds
9 9 (4.09%) IronPort
9 9 (4.09%) Tandberg
9 9 (4.09%) IBM
10 8 (3.64%) Nokia
10 8 (3.64%) Bloomberg
11 7 (3.18%) CA
12 6 (2.73%) BT
13 5 (2.27%) Citrix
13 5 (2.27%) MobileIron
13 5 (2.27%) Infoblox
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