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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 450 480 466
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -14
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 162 102 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.14% 1.36% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 57 62
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£425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £284 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £35.50 - £19.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 - £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 - £24.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £19.75
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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
7567 7483 6566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.03% 14.86% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4383 4125 3639
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 £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 409 381
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +9 59 £425 -5.55% 7
South East +3 54 £400 +14.28% 17
East of England +11 9 £400 - 3
West Midlands +3 9 £420 +43.58% 5
South West -1 8 £308 -37.87% 3
North East -19 7 £498 +80.90% 1
North West -29 7 £515 +106.00% 9
Yorkshire -34 4 £483 - 3
East Midlands -8 1 £450 +28.57% 2
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Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 136 (38.10%) Cisco
2 131 (36.69%) Lync
3 97 (27.17%) Microsoft
4 66 (18.49%) Cisco Certification
5 61 (17.09%) Telecoms
6 59 (16.53%) LAN
7 58 (16.25%) Windows
7 58 (16.25%) Finance
8 54 (15.13%) Project Management
9 53 (14.85%) WAN
10 51 (14.29%) VoIP
11 48 (13.45%) Avaya
12 47 (13.17%) MS Excel
13 46 (12.89%) CCNP
13 46 (12.89%) Data Centre
14 45 (12.61%) Migration
15 42 (11.76%) Active Directory
16 41 (11.48%) Video Conferencing
17 37 (10.36%) MPLS
18 36 (10.08%) VMware
19 35 (9.80%) PRINCE2
19 35 (9.80%) Cisco CUCM
20 33 (9.24%) Firewall
21 30 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
22 29 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management
22 29 (8.12%) MS Exchange
23 28 (7.84%) VPN
23 28 (7.84%) IP Telephony
24 27 (7.56%) ITIL
24 27 (7.56%) Linux

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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
1 131 (36.69%) Lync
2 29 (8.12%) MS Exchange
3 19 (5.32%) SharePoint
4 17 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (4.20%) Office Communications Server
6 7 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.40%) CMS
8 4 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.56%) MindAlign
10 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 47 (13.17%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.20%) MS Office
3 8 (2.24%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.84%) Eikon
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.16%) Office 365
2 16 (4.48%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.12%) SaaS
4 3 (0.84%) PaaS
4 3 (0.84%) IaaS
4 3 (0.84%) Yammer
5 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (16.53%) LAN
2 53 (14.85%) WAN
3 51 (14.29%) VoIP
4 37 (10.36%) MPLS
5 33 (9.24%) Firewall
6 28 (7.84%) IP Telephony
6 28 (7.84%) VPN
7 27 (7.56%) Skype
8 24 (6.72%) Wireless
9 23 (6.44%) PBX
9 23 (6.44%) OSPF
10 22 (6.16%) BGP
10 22 (6.16%) WLAN
10 22 (6.16%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (5.88%) Internet
12 20 (5.60%) TCP/IP
13 17 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
14 15 (4.20%) Converged Networks
15 14 (3.92%) Network Security
15 14 (3.92%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (4.48%) Big Data
3 4 (1.12%) MySQL
4 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
General
1 61 (17.09%) Telecoms
2 58 (16.25%) Finance
3 16 (4.48%) Banking
4 8 (2.24%) Retail
5 7 (1.96%) Billing
6 6 (1.68%) Legal
7 5 (1.40%) Multimedia
7 5 (1.40%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.84%) Advertising
8 3 (0.84%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.84%) Front Office
9 1 (0.28%) Back Office
9 1 (0.28%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 78 (21.85%) Architect
2 67 (18.77%) Project Manager
3 49 (13.73%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 37 (10.36%) Communications Engineer
5 33 (9.24%) Unified Communications Manager
6 23 (6.44%) Consultant
7 22 (6.16%) Voice Engineer
8 21 (5.88%) Network Engineer
8 21 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
9 18 (5.04%) Technical Architect
10 14 (3.92%) Analyst
10 14 (3.92%) Chief Architect
11 12 (3.36%) Avaya Engineer
11 12 (3.36%) Support Engineer
12 11 (3.08%) Infrastructure Manager
12 11 (3.08%) Cisco Engineer
12 11 (3.08%) Network Architect
13 9 (2.52%) Technical Manager
13 9 (2.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (2.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.16%) XMPP
2 16 (4.48%) RESTful
3 14 (3.92%) .NET
4 4 (1.12%) MAPI
5 2 (0.56%) CSS
6 1 (0.28%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.28%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.89%) Data Centre
2 41 (11.48%) Video Conferencing
3 16 (4.48%) Visualisation
4 15 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.80%) PKI
6 9 (2.52%) User Experience
6 9 (2.52%) BYOD
7 8 (2.24%) PMI
8 7 (1.96%) IVR
8 7 (1.96%) iPhone
9 6 (1.68%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.40%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.12%) Video on Demand
12 3 (0.84%) iPad
12 3 (0.84%) SecurID
12 3 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.84%) Clustering
12 3 (0.84%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.56%) Streaming Video
13 2 (0.56%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 58 (16.25%) Windows
2 27 (7.56%) Linux
3 22 (6.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (4.76%) UNIX
6 13 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (3.36%) Android
8 8 (2.24%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.68%) Windows Vista
10 5 (1.40%) SUSE
11 3 (0.84%) HPUX
11 3 (0.84%) Solaris
11 3 (0.84%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.84%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (15.13%) Project Management
2 45 (12.61%) Migration
3 35 (9.80%) PRINCE2
4 29 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (7.56%) ITIL
6 25 (7.00%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (5.60%) Change Management
8 17 (4.76%) Open Source
9 16 (4.48%) Load Balancing
9 16 (4.48%) Big Data Analytics
9 16 (4.48%) Analytics
10 14 (3.92%) Enterprise Architecture
11 13 (3.64%) Validation
12 12 (3.36%) DevOps
13 11 (3.08%) Performance Tuning
13 11 (3.08%) TOGAF
14 10 (2.80%) Network Design
14 10 (2.80%) Service Delivery
15 9 (2.52%) Disaster Recovery
15 9 (2.52%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (5.60%) SQL
2 17 (4.76%) Python
2 17 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 15 (4.20%) PHP
3 15 (4.20%) Ruby
3 15 (4.20%) Java
4 7 (1.96%) C
5 2 (0.56%) C++
5 2 (0.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 66 (18.49%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (12.89%) CCNP
3 27 (7.56%) CCNA
4 25 (7.00%) Security Cleared
5 21 (5.88%) CCIE
6 19 (5.32%) CCVP
7 17 (4.76%) SC Cleared
8 16 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (3.64%) DV Cleared
10 12 (3.36%) MCSE
11 11 (3.08%) PMI Certification
12 10 (2.80%) CCIP
13 8 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (2.24%) Degree
14 7 (1.96%) CCDP
15 6 (1.68%) MCSA
16 4 (1.12%) PMP
17 3 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 3 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 2 (0.56%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.96%) SLA
2 3 (0.84%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 30 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.36%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.24%) XenApp
5 6 (1.68%) VMware Server
6 4 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (1.12%) vSphere
7 3 (0.84%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.56%) IAG
8 2 (0.56%) UAG
8 2 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 35 (9.80%) Cisco CUCM
2 24 (6.72%) Cisco UCCX
3 13 (3.64%) Cisco UCCE
4 7 (1.96%) SCOM
5 6 (1.68%) SCCM
6 4 (1.12%) CA Spectrum
6 4 (1.12%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.84%) CiscoWorks
7 3 (0.84%) Cisco IPCC
8 2 (0.56%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.56%) SCSM
9 1 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.28%) Cacti
9 1 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 136 (38.10%) Cisco
2 97 (27.17%) Microsoft
3 48 (13.45%) Avaya
4 36 (10.08%) VMware
5 22 (6.16%) Citrix
6 18 (5.04%) HP
7 17 (4.76%) F5
8 15 (4.20%) Oracle
8 15 (4.20%) Juniper
9 14 (3.92%) CheckPoint
10 11 (3.08%) Polycom
11 7 (1.96%) CA
12 6 (1.68%) IBM
13 5 (1.40%) Adobe
13 5 (1.40%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.40%) Sonus
13 5 (1.40%) SolarWinds
13 5 (1.40%) Verint
13 5 (1.40%) Acme Packet
14 4 (1.12%) 3Com
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