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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 435 471 507
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +36
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 196 161 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.30% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.53% 2.15% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 94 58
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £277 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £420 £356
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +17.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £35.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 -
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
7754 7492 7598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.67% 14.17% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4794 4347 4158
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 £250 £235 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 481 427
Median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.37% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.49 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.83 £44.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

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 28 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 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 +30 92 £475 +11.76% 22
South East -2 45 £400 - 7
West Midlands -7 27 £500 +19.04% 3
North West +14 12 £310 -39.80% 3
South West +11 8 £275 -26.66% 4
East of England +13 4 £375 -6.25% 3
East Midlands +4 4 £350 -22.22% 2
Yorkshire +4 2 - - 4
North East -25 1 - -
Unified Communications
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Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 133 (39.70%) Cisco
2 122 (36.42%) Microsoft
3 115 (34.33%) Skype for Business
4 86 (25.67%) Skype
5 80 (23.88%) Windows
6 73 (21.79%) WAN
7 72 (21.49%) Active Directory
8 70 (20.90%) VoIP
9 68 (20.30%) LAN
10 66 (19.70%) ITIL
11 63 (18.81%) Data Centre
12 56 (16.72%) Windows Server
13 51 (15.22%) Finance
14 45 (13.43%) MS Exchange
15 44 (13.13%) Office 365
16 43 (12.84%) SQL
17 41 (12.24%) SQL Server
17 41 (12.24%) Citrix
18 39 (11.64%) HP
18 39 (11.64%) Cisco Certification
18 39 (11.64%) Telecoms
18 39 (11.64%) Firewall
19 37 (11.04%) Video Conferencing
20 36 (10.75%) XMPP
20 36 (10.75%) Migration
20 36 (10.75%) Avaya
21 35 (10.45%) VMware
22 34 (10.15%) Project Management
23 30 (8.96%) SAN
23 30 (8.96%) DNS

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
1 115 (34.33%) Skype for Business
2 45 (13.43%) MS Exchange
3 20 (5.97%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.09%) IIS
5 7 (2.09%) Office Communications Server
6 6 (1.79%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.49%) CMS
8 4 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.60%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.30%) Apache
Applications
1 24 (7.16%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.28%) MS Office
3 3 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.60%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.99%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) Faxination
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (13.13%) Office 365
2 14 (4.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.69%) IaaS
4 6 (1.79%) SaaS
5 3 (0.90%) PaaS
6 2 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.30%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 86 (25.67%) Skype
2 73 (21.79%) WAN
3 70 (20.90%) VoIP
4 68 (20.30%) LAN
5 39 (11.64%) Firewall
6 30 (8.96%) DNS
6 30 (8.96%) SAN
7 29 (8.66%) Wireless
8 28 (8.36%) MPLS
9 27 (8.06%) DHCP
9 27 (8.06%) IP Telephony
10 24 (7.16%) LDAP
11 23 (6.87%) H.323
12 22 (6.57%) Wi-Fi
13 20 (5.97%) Cisco Nexus
14 19 (5.67%) VPN
15 17 (5.07%) PBX
16 16 (4.78%) Cisco ASA
16 16 (4.78%) ISDN
16 16 (4.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.49%) MS Access
3 4 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (1.19%) JIRA
2 1 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 51 (15.22%) Finance
2 39 (11.64%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.58%) Law
4 10 (2.99%) Retail
5 8 (2.39%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.09%) Billing
6 7 (2.09%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.49%) Legal
8 4 (1.19%) Banking
8 4 (1.19%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.60%) Advertising
9 2 (0.60%) Back Office
9 2 (0.60%) German Language
10 1 (0.30%) Games
10 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Local Government
10 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 64 (19.10%) Architect
2 50 (14.93%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 30 (8.96%) Project Manager
4 28 (8.36%) Consultant
5 26 (7.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 26 (7.76%) Unified Communications Manager
6 24 (7.16%) Analyst
7 23 (6.87%) Programme Manager
7 23 (6.87%) Support Engineer
8 20 (5.97%) Lync Engineer
9 19 (5.67%) Unified Communications Consultant
10 18 (5.37%) Network Engineer
11 16 (4.78%) Solutions Architect
12 15 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
12 15 (4.48%) Network Architect
13 14 (4.18%) Lync Consultant
13 14 (4.18%) Voice Engineer
14 13 (3.88%) Cisco Engineer
14 13 (3.88%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
15 12 (3.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (10.75%) XMPP
2 6 (1.79%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.79%) Spring
2 6 (1.79%) Web Services
3 5 (1.49%) Java EE
3 5 (1.49%) RESTful
4 3 (0.90%) Middleware
4 3 (0.90%) Spring MVC
4 3 (0.90%) WAP
5 1 (0.30%) EJB
5 1 (0.30%) J2EE
5 1 (0.30%) JMS
5 1 (0.30%) LAMP
5 1 (0.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (18.81%) Data Centre
2 37 (11.04%) Video Conferencing
3 21 (6.27%) IVR
4 18 (5.37%) Handset
5 14 (4.18%) PMI
6 12 (3.58%) Management Information System
6 12 (3.58%) PKI
7 9 (2.69%) Clustering
8 6 (1.79%) BYOD
9 5 (1.49%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.49%) Replication
10 4 (1.19%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.19%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.90%) Equities
11 3 (0.90%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.90%) NHS
11 3 (0.90%) Statistics
11 3 (0.90%) User Experience
12 2 (0.60%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 80 (23.88%) Windows
2 56 (16.72%) Windows Server
3 27 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (4.78%) Linux
5 15 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (3.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.69%) Unix
8 8 (2.39%) Android
9 7 (2.09%) Windows 10
10 6 (1.79%) Solaris
10 6 (1.79%) Windows 7
11 5 (1.49%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.49%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.49%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.90%) AIX
12 3 (0.90%) CentOS
13 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (19.70%) ITIL
2 36 (10.75%) Migration
3 34 (10.15%) Project Management
4 29 (8.66%) PRINCE2
5 26 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (5.37%) Network Design
6 18 (5.37%) Programme Management
7 17 (5.07%) Incident Management
7 17 (5.07%) Service Delivery
8 16 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (4.78%) Network Management
8 16 (4.78%) Problem Management
8 16 (4.78%) TOGAF
9 15 (4.48%) Change Management
9 15 (4.48%) Load Balancing
9 15 (4.48%) Presales
10 13 (3.88%) Infrastructure Transformation
11 12 (3.58%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (3.28%) Mentoring
13 10 (2.99%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 43 (12.84%) SQL
2 10 (2.99%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.69%) Java
4 7 (2.09%) C
5 4 (1.19%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.19%) Python
6 3 (0.90%) Perl
7 2 (0.60%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.30%) Korn
8 1 (0.30%) PHP
8 1 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 39 (11.64%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (8.06%) Security Cleared
3 25 (7.46%) SC Cleared
4 24 (7.16%) CCNP
5 20 (5.97%) CCIE
6 17 (5.07%) CCNA
7 14 (4.18%) PMI Certification
7 14 (4.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 13 (3.88%) Degree
8 13 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (2.39%) CCDP
9 8 (2.39%) PMP
10 6 (1.79%) Avaya Certification
11 5 (1.49%) ISEB
11 5 (1.49%) MCSE
12 4 (1.19%) CCDA
12 4 (1.19%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.90%) CCIP
13 3 (0.90%) CCNP Voice
13 3 (0.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.46%) SLA
2 7 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.19%) ISO22301
4 3 (0.90%) QA
5 2 (0.60%) COBIT
5 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 72 (21.49%) Active Directory
2 28 (8.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.88%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.49%) XenApp
5 4 (1.19%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.19%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.90%) vSphere
7 2 (0.60%) Firmware
7 2 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.30%) Snort
8 1 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (8.66%) Cisco CUCM
2 16 (4.78%) SCCM
3 13 (3.88%) Cisco Prime
3 13 (3.88%) Cisco UCCX
4 12 (3.58%) SCOM
5 8 (2.39%) Cisco UCCE
5 8 (2.39%) Netcool
6 7 (2.09%) AirWatch
7 6 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (1.79%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (1.49%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (1.19%) Amdocs OSS
9 4 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.90%) SmoothWall
11 2 (0.60%) Cisco IPCC
11 2 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.30%) ServiceCenter
12 1 (0.30%) WhatsUp Gold
12 1 (0.30%) WMI
Vendors
1 133 (39.70%) Cisco
2 122 (36.42%) Microsoft
3 41 (12.24%) Citrix
4 39 (11.64%) HP
5 36 (10.75%) Avaya
6 35 (10.45%) VMware
7 17 (5.07%) Polycom
8 15 (4.48%) SolarWinds
9 14 (4.18%) Remedy
10 13 (3.88%) EMC
10 13 (3.88%) Mitel
10 13 (3.88%) Oracle
11 11 (3.28%) F5
12 9 (2.69%) Siemens
13 8 (2.39%) CheckPoint
13 8 (2.39%) IBM
14 7 (2.09%) IronPort
14 7 (2.09%) Nokia
14 7 (2.09%) Sonus
15 6 (1.79%) CA
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