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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 432 455 492
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +37
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 197 185 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.36% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.45% 2.52% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 119 58
Median daily rate £400 £431 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% +6.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £309 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £800 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £431 £375
% change year-on-year
-16.47% +14.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Median hourly rate £36.90 £29.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.24% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.90 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
+67.72% -
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
8052 7335 6963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.17% 14.19% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4986 4270 3756
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 450 407
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +7 85 £463 +7.55% 13
South East +8 52 £365 -8.75% 12
West Midlands -13 21 £463 +10.11% 2
South West +17 18 £358 -10.62% 2
North West 0 7 £300 -62.50% 6
East of England +14 4 £288 -33.13% 3
North East -38 4 £239 -51.95%
East Midlands +3 3 £363 +15.07% 3
Yorkshire -13 2 - - 1
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Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 131 (39.82%) Cisco
2 108 (32.83%) Microsoft
3 104 (31.61%) Skype for Business
4 76 (23.10%) Skype
5 73 (22.19%) Windows
6 71 (21.58%) WAN
7 69 (20.97%) ITIL
8 67 (20.36%) LAN
8 67 (20.36%) Active Directory
9 60 (18.24%) VoIP
10 54 (16.41%) Data Centre
11 52 (15.81%) Office 365
12 45 (13.68%) Windows Server
13 43 (13.07%) MS Exchange
13 43 (13.07%) Project Management
13 43 (13.07%) Finance
14 42 (12.77%) Telecoms
15 40 (12.16%) Citrix
16 39 (11.85%) HP
16 39 (11.85%) Firewall
17 36 (10.94%) Cisco Certification
17 36 (10.94%) Video Conferencing
18 35 (10.64%) Avaya
19 34 (10.33%) SQL
20 33 (10.03%) VMware
21 32 (9.73%) Migration
21 32 (9.73%) Security Cleared
21 32 (9.73%) XMPP
22 31 (9.42%) SQL Server
22 31 (9.42%) MPLS

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
1 104 (31.61%) Skype for Business
2 43 (13.07%) MS Exchange
3 17 (5.17%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.13%) Office Communications Server
6 6 (1.82%) IIS
7 5 (1.52%) CMS
8 4 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.22%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.61%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.30%) Apache
Applications
1 26 (7.90%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.65%) MS Office
3 3 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.61%) Adobe Captivate
4 2 (0.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (3.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 52 (15.81%) Office 365
2 12 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.04%) IaaS
4 6 (1.82%) SaaS
5 3 (0.91%) PaaS
6 2 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.30%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.30%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 76 (23.10%) Skype
2 71 (21.58%) WAN
3 67 (20.36%) LAN
4 60 (18.24%) VoIP
5 39 (11.85%) Firewall
6 31 (9.42%) MPLS
7 28 (8.51%) SAN
8 27 (8.21%) DNS
9 24 (7.29%) DHCP
10 22 (6.69%) IP Telephony
11 21 (6.38%) Wireless
12 20 (6.08%) H.323
12 20 (6.08%) LDAP
13 19 (5.78%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (5.78%) VPN
13 19 (5.78%) Wi-Fi
14 16 (4.86%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (3.95%) ISDN
15 13 (3.95%) PBX
16 12 (3.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (9.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.52%) MS Access
3 4 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.61%) JIRA
General
1 43 (13.07%) Finance
2 42 (12.77%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.65%) Law
4 9 (2.74%) Retail
5 7 (2.13%) Billing
6 5 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.22%) Banking
7 4 (1.22%) Legal
7 4 (1.22%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.61%) Advertising
8 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.30%) French Language
9 1 (0.30%) Games
9 1 (0.30%) German Language
9 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Local Government
9 1 (0.30%) Marketing
9 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 65 (19.76%) Architect
2 43 (13.07%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 36 (10.94%) Project Manager
4 27 (8.21%) Analyst
4 27 (8.21%) Consultant
5 25 (7.60%) Unified Communications Manager
6 23 (6.99%) Support Engineer
7 20 (6.08%) Infrastructure Manager
8 18 (5.47%) Solutions Architect
9 17 (5.17%) Network Architect
9 17 (5.17%) Programme Manager
9 17 (5.17%) Unified Communications Consultant
10 16 (4.86%) 3rd Line Support
10 16 (4.86%) Lync Engineer
11 14 (4.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 13 (3.95%) Network Engineer
13 11 (3.34%) Lync Consultant
14 10 (3.04%) Cisco Engineer
14 10 (3.04%) Senior Analyst
15 9 (2.74%) Cisco Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.73%) XMPP
2 4 (1.22%) Spring
2 4 (1.22%) Web Services
3 3 (0.91%) Java EE
3 3 (0.91%) Middleware
3 3 (0.91%) RESTful
3 3 (0.91%) WAP
4 2 (0.61%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.61%) Spring MVC
5 1 (0.30%) EJB
5 1 (0.30%) J2EE
5 1 (0.30%) JMS
5 1 (0.30%) LAMP
5 1 (0.30%) MAPI
5 1 (0.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (16.41%) Data Centre
2 36 (10.94%) Video Conferencing
3 22 (6.69%) IVR
4 18 (5.47%) Handset
5 11 (3.34%) PKI
6 10 (3.04%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.74%) Social Network
8 8 (2.43%) Clustering
8 8 (2.43%) PMI
9 7 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (1.82%) Replication
11 5 (1.52%) Virtual Team
12 4 (1.22%) Computer Science
12 4 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.91%) BYOD
13 3 (0.91%) NHS
13 3 (0.91%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.91%) Statistics
13 3 (0.91%) User Experience
14 2 (0.61%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 73 (22.19%) Windows
2 45 (13.68%) Windows Server
3 24 (7.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (5.47%) Linux
5 15 (4.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.74%) Unix
8 8 (2.43%) Windows 10
9 7 (2.13%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.82%) Android
10 6 (1.82%) Solaris
11 5 (1.52%) AIX
11 5 (1.52%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.52%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.91%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.61%) CentOS
14 1 (0.30%) Fedora
14 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (20.97%) ITIL
2 43 (13.07%) Project Management
3 32 (9.73%) Migration
4 28 (8.51%) PRINCE2
5 26 (7.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (5.47%) TOGAF
7 17 (5.17%) Network Design
7 17 (5.17%) Presales
8 16 (4.86%) Network Management
8 16 (4.86%) Problem Management
8 16 (4.86%) Service Delivery
9 15 (4.56%) Load Balancing
10 14 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (4.26%) Incident Management
11 13 (3.95%) Change Management
12 11 (3.34%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (3.34%) Mentoring
12 11 (3.34%) Programme Management
13 10 (3.04%) Capacity Planning
14 9 (2.74%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 34 (10.33%) SQL
2 11 (3.34%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.13%) Java
4 6 (1.82%) C
5 3 (0.91%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.91%) Python
6 2 (0.61%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.61%) Perl
7 1 (0.30%) Korn
7 1 (0.30%) PHP
7 1 (0.30%) Ruby
7 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (10.94%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (9.73%) Security Cleared
3 29 (8.81%) SC Cleared
4 26 (7.90%) CCNP
5 16 (4.86%) CCNA
6 13 (3.95%) CCIE
6 13 (3.95%) Degree
7 11 (3.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 8 (2.43%) PMI Certification
10 6 (1.82%) Avaya Certification
10 6 (1.82%) CCDP
10 6 (1.82%) DBS Check
11 5 (1.52%) CCNP Voice
11 5 (1.52%) ISEB
12 4 (1.22%) CCDA
12 4 (1.22%) CCVP
12 4 (1.22%) MCSE
12 4 (1.22%) PMP
13 3 (0.91%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.21%) SLA
2 7 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.22%) ISO22301
4 2 (0.61%) COBIT
4 2 (0.61%) QA
5 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 67 (20.36%) Active Directory
2 26 (7.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.26%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.52%) XenApp
5 4 (1.22%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.22%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.91%) vSphere
7 2 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.30%) Firmware
8 1 (0.30%) Snort
8 1 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (8.51%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (4.56%) SCCM
3 14 (4.26%) Cisco Prime
4 11 (3.34%) SCOM
5 10 (3.04%) Cisco UCCE
6 8 (2.43%) Netcool
7 7 (2.13%) AirWatch
7 7 (2.13%) Cisco UCCX
8 6 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (1.52%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (1.52%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (1.22%) Amdocs OSS
10 4 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.91%) SmoothWall
12 2 (0.61%) Cisco IPCC
13 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
13 1 (0.30%) ServiceCenter
13 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.30%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 131 (39.82%) Cisco
2 108 (32.83%) Microsoft
3 40 (12.16%) Citrix
4 39 (11.85%) HP
5 35 (10.64%) Avaya
6 33 (10.03%) VMware
7 17 (5.17%) Remedy
8 16 (4.86%) Polycom
9 15 (4.56%) EMC
9 15 (4.56%) SolarWinds
10 14 (4.26%) Mitel
11 12 (3.65%) CheckPoint
12 10 (3.04%) F5
13 9 (2.74%) IBM
13 9 (2.74%) Oracle
13 9 (2.74%) Siemens
14 8 (2.43%) IronPort
14 8 (2.43%) Nokia
15 7 (2.13%) CA
16 6 (1.82%) Juniper
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