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 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 412 474 426
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -48
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 190 109 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.60% 1.59% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 59 61
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£432 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £238 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £600 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.93% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £19.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 - £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.68 - £24.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 - £19.50
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
7295 6864 6412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.11% 13.90% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4248 3720 3397
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 446 390 445
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 July 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
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 29 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 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 +16 79 £430 +1.17% 31
South East +24 62 £400 +30.08% 20
Yorkshire -14 14 £495 - 3
East of England +8 11 £430 +49.56% 3
West Midlands +7 7 £420 +7.00% 4
North West -17 7 £800 - 5
South West +6 6 £400 -19.19% 5
North East -23 4 £498 -
East Midlands -11 1 £315 - 3
Unified Communications
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Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 134 (38.29%) Lync
2 132 (37.71%) Cisco
3 94 (26.86%) Microsoft
4 64 (18.29%) Cisco Certification
5 60 (17.14%) Telecoms
6 59 (16.86%) Finance
6 59 (16.86%) Windows
7 54 (15.43%) LAN
8 52 (14.86%) WAN
9 51 (14.57%) VoIP
10 50 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 48 (13.71%) Active Directory
11 48 (13.71%) Project Management
12 47 (13.43%) Data Centre
13 44 (12.57%) Video Conferencing
13 44 (12.57%) Migration
14 43 (12.29%) CCNP
14 43 (12.29%) Avaya
15 39 (11.14%) Cisco CUCM
16 34 (9.71%) MPLS
17 32 (9.14%) VMware
17 32 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
17 32 (9.14%) Firewall
18 29 (8.29%) CCNA
19 28 (8.00%) MS Exchange
19 28 (8.00%) IP Telephony
20 27 (7.71%) PRINCE2
20 27 (7.71%) VMware Infrastructure
21 26 (7.43%) Security Cleared
21 26 (7.43%) VPN

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 134 (38.29%) Lync
2 28 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 16 (4.57%) Office Communications Server
4 15 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (4.00%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.43%) CMS
8 4 (1.14%) MindAlign
9 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 50 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.71%) MS Office
3 8 (2.29%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.86%) Eikon
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.00%) Office 365
2 16 (4.57%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.86%) Yammer
4 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (15.43%) LAN
2 52 (14.86%) WAN
3 51 (14.57%) VoIP
4 34 (9.71%) MPLS
5 32 (9.14%) Firewall
6 28 (8.00%) IP Telephony
7 26 (7.43%) VPN
8 25 (7.14%) PBX
9 24 (6.86%) Wireless
10 22 (6.29%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (6.29%) OSPF
11 21 (6.00%) Skype
12 20 (5.71%) BGP
12 20 (5.71%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (5.43%) TCP/IP
14 18 (5.14%) WLAN
15 16 (4.57%) Cisco IPT
16 15 (4.29%) DNS
16 15 (4.29%) Converged Networks
17 14 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (4.57%) Big Data
3 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.57%) MySQL
3 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Axure RP
General
1 60 (17.14%) Telecoms
2 59 (16.86%) Finance
3 14 (4.00%) Banking
4 11 (3.14%) Billing
5 8 (2.29%) Retail
6 7 (2.00%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.14%) Legal
8 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.86%) Advertising
8 3 (0.86%) Front Office
9 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.57%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 70 (20.00%) Architect
2 62 (17.71%) Project Manager
3 43 (12.29%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 34 (9.71%) Unified Communications Manager
5 33 (9.43%) Communications Engineer
6 24 (6.86%) Network Engineer
7 23 (6.57%) Consultant
8 19 (5.43%) Voice Engineer
9 16 (4.57%) Technical Architect
10 15 (4.29%) Analyst
10 15 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (4.00%) Chief Architect
12 12 (3.43%) Support Engineer
12 12 (3.43%) Cisco Engineer
13 11 (3.14%) Infrastructure Manager
13 11 (3.14%) Designer
14 10 (2.86%) Avaya Engineer
14 10 (2.86%) Infrastructure Architect
15 9 (2.57%) Technical Manager
15 9 (2.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.00%) XMPP
2 18 (5.14%) .NET
3 16 (4.57%) RESTful
4 4 (1.14%) MAPI
5 2 (0.57%) CSS
6 1 (0.29%) Web Services
6 1 (0.29%) VXML
6 1 (0.29%) REST
6 1 (0.29%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.43%) Data Centre
2 44 (12.57%) Video Conferencing
3 16 (4.57%) Visualisation
4 12 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.86%) PKI
6 9 (2.57%) BYOD
7 8 (2.29%) User Experience
8 7 (2.00%) Clustering
9 6 (1.71%) PMI
9 6 (1.71%) iPhone
10 5 (1.43%) IVR
11 4 (1.14%) Video on Demand
12 3 (0.86%) iPad
12 3 (0.86%) Frameworx
12 3 (0.86%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.86%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.57%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.57%) Streaming Video
13 2 (0.57%) SecurID
13 2 (0.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 59 (16.86%) Windows
2 25 (7.14%) Linux
3 22 (6.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (5.43%) UNIX
5 11 (3.14%) Android
6 8 (2.29%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.71%) Windows Vista
8 5 (1.43%) SUSE
9 4 (1.14%) Solaris
10 3 (0.86%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.86%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.57%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (13.71%) Project Management
2 44 (12.57%) Migration
3 32 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (7.71%) PRINCE2
5 25 (7.14%) ITIL
6 23 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (5.71%) Change Management
8 17 (4.86%) Open Source
9 16 (4.57%) Load Balancing
9 16 (4.57%) Big Data Analytics
9 16 (4.57%) Analytics
10 14 (4.00%) Mentoring
10 14 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
11 13 (3.71%) Validation
12 12 (3.43%) Service Delivery
12 12 (3.43%) DevOps
13 11 (3.14%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
14 10 (2.86%) Network Design
14 10 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 19 (5.43%) Java
2 17 (4.86%) JavaScript
2 17 (4.86%) SQL
2 17 (4.86%) Python
3 15 (4.29%) Ruby
3 15 (4.29%) PHP
4 10 (2.86%) C
5 6 (1.71%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.14%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.14%) Perl
7 2 (0.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 64 (18.29%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (12.29%) CCNP
3 29 (8.29%) CCNA
4 26 (7.43%) Security Cleared
5 23 (6.57%) CCIE
6 19 (5.43%) SC Cleared
7 17 (4.86%) CCVP
7 17 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (3.71%) MCSE
8 13 (3.71%) DV Cleared
9 10 (2.86%) CCIP
10 8 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (2.00%) CCDP
11 7 (2.00%) PMI Certification
12 6 (1.71%) MCSA
13 4 (1.14%) Degree
14 3 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.57%) MOS
15 2 (0.57%) PMP
15 2 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.00%) SLA
2 3 (0.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (13.71%) Active Directory
2 27 (7.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.14%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.57%) XenApp
5 6 (1.71%) VMware Server
6 5 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.86%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.29%) XenServer
10 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 39 (11.14%) Cisco CUCM
2 21 (6.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 10 (2.86%) Cisco UCCE
4 9 (2.57%) SCOM
5 5 (1.43%) SCCM
6 4 (1.14%) SCVMM
6 4 (1.14%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (0.86%) CiscoWorks
8 2 (0.57%) Cisco IPCC
8 2 (0.57%) SCSM
9 1 (0.29%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.29%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.29%) Netcool
9 1 (0.29%) Cacti
9 1 (0.29%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 132 (37.71%) Cisco
2 94 (26.86%) Microsoft
3 43 (12.29%) Avaya
4 32 (9.14%) VMware
5 23 (6.57%) Citrix
6 17 (4.86%) F5
7 15 (4.29%) Juniper
8 12 (3.43%) HP
8 12 (3.43%) CheckPoint
9 11 (3.14%) Polycom
10 7 (2.00%) Oracle
10 7 (2.00%) IBM
10 7 (2.00%) CA
11 6 (1.71%) Verint
12 5 (1.43%) Tandberg
12 5 (1.43%) Sonus
12 5 (1.43%) Acme Packet
12 5 (1.43%) Adobe
12 5 (1.43%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.43%) Blue Coat
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