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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 475 464 420
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -44
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 104 92 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.19% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.34% 1.40% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 50 91
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£400 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £245 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £500 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £335 £375
% change year-on-year
+21.26% -10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £48.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -73.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
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
7736 6573 8236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.66% 13.62% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4361 3677 3831
Average daily rate £370 £365 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 376 645
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 2014. 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 +35 55 £400 - 42
South East -19 20 £425 -5.55% 11
Yorkshire 0 10 £200 -27.27%
North West -6 5 £250 -9.90% 5
West Midlands -18 4 £400 -11.60% 3
South West -29 4 £525 +162.50% 14
East of England -24 3 £403 +61.00% 3
East Midlands +1 2 £350 +4.47%
North East - 1 £275 -
Unified Communications
UK

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 98 (44.55%) Lync
2 87 (39.55%) Microsoft
3 63 (28.64%) Cisco
4 54 (24.55%) Telecoms
5 40 (18.18%) WAN
6 37 (16.82%) Windows
7 32 (14.55%) MS Exchange
8 31 (14.09%) LAN
8 31 (14.09%) Active Directory
8 31 (14.09%) Project Management
9 30 (13.64%) VoIP
10 28 (12.73%) PRINCE2
11 27 (12.27%) Exchange Server 2010
12 26 (11.82%) Avaya
12 26 (11.82%) Finance
13 25 (11.36%) Service Delivery
13 25 (11.36%) Banking
13 25 (11.36%) IP Telephony
14 20 (9.09%) MS Excel
15 17 (7.73%) Exchange Server 2013
16 16 (7.27%) Video Conferencing
16 16 (7.27%) PowerShell
16 16 (7.27%) Symantec
16 16 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
16 16 (7.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 16 (7.27%) Firewall
16 16 (7.27%) Migration
17 15 (6.82%) ITIL
17 15 (6.82%) PBX
17 15 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 98 (44.55%) Lync
2 32 (14.55%) MS Exchange
3 27 (12.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (7.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (5.00%) Office Communications Server
7 9 (4.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (3.64%) SharePoint
9 7 (3.18%) MindAlign
10 3 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.45%) IBM Connections
Applications
1 20 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.64%) MS Project
2 8 (3.64%) MS Office
3 4 (1.82%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.45%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (0.45%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.91%) Office 365
2 6 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.36%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (18.18%) WAN
2 31 (14.09%) LAN
3 30 (13.64%) VoIP
4 25 (11.36%) IP Telephony
5 16 (7.27%) Firewall
6 15 (6.82%) PBX
7 14 (6.36%) DNS
8 10 (4.55%) Wireless
8 10 (4.55%) MPLS
9 9 (4.09%) TCP/IP
9 9 (4.09%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (3.64%) SAN
10 8 (3.64%) Internet
11 7 (3.18%) VPN
11 7 (3.18%) Cisco IPT
11 7 (3.18%) S/MIME
12 6 (2.73%) BGP
13 5 (2.27%) WLAN
13 5 (2.27%) Ethernet
14 4 (1.82%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.91%) MySQL
3 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Eclipse
General
1 54 (24.55%) Telecoms
2 26 (11.82%) Finance
3 25 (11.36%) Banking
4 8 (3.64%) Law
5 6 (2.73%) Retail
5 6 (2.73%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.82%) Billing
7 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.45%) Back Office
7 1 (0.45%) Electronics
7 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) Local Government
7 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 38 (17.27%) Architect
3 25 (11.36%) Analyst
4 17 (7.73%) Consultant
5 14 (6.36%) Business Analyst
6 11 (5.00%) Network Engineer
6 11 (5.00%) Communications Manager
6 11 (5.00%) Communications Engineer
7 10 (4.55%) Enterprise Architect
8 9 (4.09%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (4.09%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (4.09%) Messaging Engineer
9 7 (3.18%) Engineering Manager
10 6 (2.73%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 6 (2.73%) Infrastructure Manager
11 5 (2.27%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (2.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 5 (2.27%) Cisco Support
11 5 (2.27%) Senior Project Manager
11 5 (2.27%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.45%) XMPP
2 8 (3.64%) .NET
3 7 (3.18%) Middleware
4 3 (1.36%) CSS
4 3 (1.36%) Spring
5 2 (0.91%) Ajax
5 2 (0.91%) JPA
5 2 (0.91%) JMS
5 2 (0.91%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.45%) jQuery
6 1 (0.45%) HTML
6 1 (0.45%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.45%) JSP
6 1 (0.45%) J2EE
6 1 (0.45%) COM
6 1 (0.45%) HTML5
6 1 (0.45%) LESS
6 1 (0.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.27%) Video Conferencing
2 11 (5.00%) Clustering
3 8 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.18%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.27%) IVR
6 4 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.82%) Handset
6 4 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.36%) User Experience
7 3 (1.36%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.36%) PMI
8 2 (0.91%) PKI
8 2 (0.91%) Statistics
8 2 (0.91%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.45%) CMDB
9 1 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.45%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.45%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (16.82%) Windows
2 15 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (3.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (3.18%) Solaris
4 5 (2.27%) Android
4 5 (2.27%) Windows 7
4 5 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.36%) Linux
6 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (14.09%) Project Management
2 28 (12.73%) PRINCE2
3 25 (11.36%) Service Delivery
4 16 (7.27%) Migration
5 15 (6.82%) ITIL
6 13 (5.91%) UML
7 11 (5.00%) Change Management
7 11 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (4.09%) Mentoring
10 8 (3.64%) Capacity Management
10 8 (3.64%) Network Management
10 8 (3.64%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (3.64%) Integration Testing
10 8 (3.64%) Service Management
11 7 (3.18%) Information Security
11 7 (3.18%) Technical Architecture
12 6 (2.73%) Change Control
12 6 (2.73%) Workflow
12 6 (2.73%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.27%) PowerShell
2 10 (4.55%) Java
2 10 (4.55%) SQL
3 9 (4.09%) Perl
4 2 (0.91%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.91%) C
4 2 (0.91%) C++
5 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
1 16 (7.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 14 (6.36%) CCNP
3 13 (5.91%) Security Cleared
4 10 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.64%) Degree
6 7 (3.18%) CCVP
7 6 (2.73%) CCNA
7 6 (2.73%) CCDP
7 6 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (2.73%) CCIE
8 5 (2.27%) MCSE
9 4 (1.82%) PMP
9 4 (1.82%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.36%) Avaya Certification
10 3 (1.36%) ISEB
10 3 (1.36%) APMP
11 2 (0.91%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.91%) CCDA
11 2 (0.91%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 31 (14.09%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.64%) XenApp
4 6 (2.73%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (2.27%) XenDesktop
5 5 (2.27%) UAG
5 5 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.82%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.36%) Xen
7 3 (1.36%) XenServer
7 3 (1.36%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.45%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.45%) vSphere
8 1 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 14 (6.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 11 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (3.64%) SCCM
4 6 (2.73%) Cisco UCCX
5 5 (2.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.82%) XenMobile
6 4 (1.82%) SCOM
6 4 (1.82%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 87 (39.55%) Microsoft
2 63 (28.64%) Cisco
3 26 (11.82%) Avaya
4 16 (7.27%) Symantec
5 14 (6.36%) Citrix
6 13 (5.91%) VMware
7 9 (4.09%) Acme Packet
8 7 (3.18%) Remedy
8 7 (3.18%) Google
8 7 (3.18%) Postini
9 6 (2.73%) Bloomberg
9 6 (2.73%) HP
10 5 (2.27%) Juniper
10 5 (2.27%) IronPort
11 4 (1.82%) EMC
11 4 (1.82%) Tandberg
11 4 (1.82%) Mitel
12 3 (1.36%) Polycom
12 3 (1.36%) AppSense
12 3 (1.36%) CheckPoint
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