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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 489 440 495
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +55
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 132 160 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.32% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.71% 2.11% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 110 70
Average daily rate £400 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £180.00
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
7709 7577 6678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.05% 14.97% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4751 4188 3589
Average daily rate £393 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 401 377
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.32 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.81% +36.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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 29 April 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
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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
London -24 56 £455 -4.21% 30
South East -41 26 £358 -7.74% 9
South West +21 23 £350 -2.77% 4
North West -11 7 £435 +27.94% 2
West Midlands -15 7 £313 -21.87% 7
East of England +5 5 £415 -1.77% 3
Yorkshire -1 4 £425 +3.03% 3
East Midlands +5 3 £363 -14.70% 1
North East - 1 - -
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Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 97 (39.11%) Cisco
2 70 (28.23%) Skype for Business
3 66 (26.61%) Microsoft
4 54 (21.77%) LAN
4 54 (21.77%) WAN
5 52 (20.97%) ITIL
6 47 (18.95%) Office 365
7 46 (18.55%) Skype
8 43 (17.34%) Project Management
9 42 (16.94%) Firewall
9 42 (16.94%) Data Centre
10 41 (16.53%) Cisco Certification
11 39 (15.73%) Windows
12 36 (14.52%) Active Directory
13 31 (12.50%) CCNP
13 31 (12.50%) Citrix
13 31 (12.50%) MPLS
14 30 (12.10%) MS Exchange
15 29 (11.69%) PRINCE2
15 29 (11.69%) Wireless
16 28 (11.29%) Telecoms
17 27 (10.89%) Finance
17 27 (10.89%) Migration
17 27 (10.89%) VoIP
17 27 (10.89%) Cisco CUCM
18 26 (10.48%) SLA
18 26 (10.48%) VMware
19 24 (9.68%) VPN
20 22 (8.87%) Avaya
20 22 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (28.23%) Skype for Business
2 30 (12.10%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.03%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.21%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.81%) CMS
9 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.82%) MS Office
3 5 (2.02%) MS Project
4 2 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (18.95%) Office 365
2 15 (6.05%) IaaS
3 13 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (4.44%) SaaS
5 7 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (1.61%) PaaS
7 3 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.21%) SoftLayer
8 2 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.81%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 54 (21.77%) LAN
1 54 (21.77%) WAN
2 46 (18.55%) Skype
3 42 (16.94%) Firewall
4 31 (12.50%) MPLS
5 29 (11.69%) Wireless
6 27 (10.89%) VoIP
7 24 (9.68%) VPN
8 20 (8.06%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (8.06%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (6.05%) DNS
9 15 (6.05%) IP Telephony
9 15 (6.05%) Wi-Fi
10 13 (5.24%) SAN
11 12 (4.84%) DHCP
11 12 (4.84%) Network Security
12 10 (4.03%) Internet
13 9 (3.63%) Remote Desktop
14 7 (2.82%) OSPF
14 7 (2.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (1.21%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 28 (11.29%) Telecoms
2 27 (10.89%) Finance
3 9 (3.63%) Billing
4 5 (2.02%) Advertising
5 4 (1.61%) Banking
5 4 (1.61%) Retail
6 2 (0.81%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.81%) Local Government
7 1 (0.40%) Back Office
7 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.40%) French Language
7 1 (0.40%) Games
7 1 (0.40%) German Language
7 1 (0.40%) Law
7 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (16.94%) Architect
2 38 (15.32%) Project Manager
3 23 (9.27%) Consultant
3 23 (9.27%) Network Engineer
4 20 (8.06%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 19 (7.66%) Solutions Architect
6 17 (6.85%) Unified Communications Manager
7 16 (6.45%) Support Engineer
8 14 (5.65%) Cisco Engineer
9 12 (4.84%) Analyst
9 12 (4.84%) Unified Communications Consultant
10 11 (4.44%) Lync Consultant
11 10 (4.03%) Infrastructure Manager
11 10 (4.03%) Network Architect
11 10 (4.03%) Programme Manager
12 9 (3.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 9 (3.63%) Change Manager
12 9 (3.63%) Network Support
13 8 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (3.23%) Project Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.84%) XMPP
2 3 (1.21%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.21%) Middleware
2 3 (1.21%) WAP
3 2 (0.81%) Web Services
4 1 (0.40%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 42 (16.94%) Data Centre
2 19 (7.66%) Social Network
3 17 (6.85%) Video Conferencing
4 12 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.03%) PKI
6 9 (3.63%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.42%) Handset
7 6 (2.42%) IVR
8 5 (2.02%) Statistics
9 4 (1.61%) Frameworx
9 4 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.21%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.21%) PMI
10 3 (1.21%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.81%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.81%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.81%) Equities
11 2 (0.81%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.81%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.40%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 39 (15.73%) Windows
2 18 (7.26%) Linux
3 17 (6.85%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.82%) Windows 10
5 7 (2.82%) Windows 7
6 6 (2.42%) Android
6 6 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.02%) AIX
7 5 (2.02%) SUSE
8 4 (1.61%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.21%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.81%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.81%) Unix
11 1 (0.40%) Fedora
11 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (20.97%) ITIL
2 43 (17.34%) Project Management
3 29 (11.69%) PRINCE2
4 27 (10.89%) Migration
5 17 (6.85%) Network Management
6 16 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (5.65%) Change Management
8 13 (5.24%) Problem Management
8 13 (5.24%) TOGAF
9 12 (4.84%) Service Delivery
10 11 (4.44%) Load Balancing
11 9 (3.63%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (3.63%) Presales
11 9 (3.63%) Risk Analysis
11 9 (3.63%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (3.23%) Identity Access Management
12 8 (3.23%) Identity Management
12 8 (3.23%) Network Design
12 8 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
13 7 (2.82%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.82%) SQL
2 5 (2.02%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.21%) C
4 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.40%) Java
4 1 (0.40%) Korn
4 1 (0.40%) Python
4 1 (0.40%) Ruby
4 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (16.53%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (12.50%) CCNP
3 17 (6.85%) Security Cleared
4 15 (6.05%) SC Cleared
5 12 (4.84%) Degree
6 11 (4.44%) CCNA
7 9 (3.63%) CCVP
8 8 (3.23%) CCIE
9 7 (2.82%) CCNP Voice
10 5 (2.02%) Avaya Certification
10 5 (2.02%) DBS Check
10 5 (2.02%) MCSE
10 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (1.21%) APMG
11 3 (1.21%) CISM
11 3 (1.21%) CISSP
11 3 (1.21%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.81%) CCDA
12 2 (0.81%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.48%) SLA
2 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 36 (14.52%) Active Directory
2 22 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.63%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.21%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.81%) Firmware
6 2 (0.81%) vSphere
7 1 (0.40%) Snort
7 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 27 (10.89%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (5.24%) Cisco UCCE
3 12 (4.84%) SCCM
4 11 (4.44%) Cisco UCCX
4 11 (4.44%) CiscoWorks
5 7 (2.82%) SCOM
6 6 (2.42%) Windows Intune
7 5 (2.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (2.02%) vRealize
8 3 (1.21%) SmoothWall
8 3 (1.21%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.81%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.81%) Cisco IPCC
10 1 (0.40%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.40%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.40%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.40%) WhatsUp Gold
10 1 (0.40%) WMI
Vendors
1 97 (39.11%) Cisco
2 66 (26.61%) Microsoft
3 31 (12.50%) Citrix
4 26 (10.48%) VMware
5 22 (8.87%) Avaya
6 17 (6.85%) HP
7 13 (5.24%) IBM
7 13 (5.24%) Juniper
8 11 (4.44%) SolarWinds
9 10 (4.03%) F5
10 9 (3.63%) CheckPoint
10 9 (3.63%) Remedy
11 8 (3.23%) Polycom
12 6 (2.42%) Barracuda Networks
12 6 (2.42%) CA
12 6 (2.42%) EMC
12 6 (2.42%) Google
12 6 (2.42%) Mitel
12 6 (2.42%) Nokia
12 6 (2.42%) Palo Alto
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