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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 497 480 415
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -65
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 103 91 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.19% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.31% 1.39% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 49 103
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£400 £360 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £250 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £388
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -18.70%
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
7845 6537 7857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.77% 13.62% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4506 3652 3813
Average daily rate £370 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 414 589
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.87% -2.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +12 61 £400 +1.58% 30
South East -31 18 £413 -2.94% 8
Yorkshire +2 8 £200 - 2
West Midlands -10 4 £400 - 1
North West -17 3 £338 +20.53% 7
East of England -21 3 £403 +61.00% 6
South West -35 3 £525 +133.33% 9
East Midlands -2 2 £350 -
North East - 1 £275 -
Midlands - - - -
Unified Communications
UK

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 80 (38.83%) Lync
2 77 (37.38%) Microsoft
3 69 (33.50%) Cisco
4 47 (22.82%) Telecoms
5 44 (21.36%) WAN
6 35 (16.99%) LAN
7 33 (16.02%) Windows
8 32 (15.53%) MS Exchange
9 30 (14.56%) VoIP
9 30 (14.56%) IP Telephony
10 27 (13.11%) Project Management
10 27 (13.11%) Active Directory
10 27 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2010
11 26 (12.62%) Avaya
11 26 (12.62%) Finance
12 25 (12.14%) PRINCE2
13 23 (11.17%) Cisco Certification
13 23 (11.17%) Banking
14 22 (10.68%) Service Delivery
15 20 (9.71%) ITIL
15 20 (9.71%) MS Excel
15 20 (9.71%) CCNP
16 17 (8.25%) PBX
16 17 (8.25%) Migration
16 17 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2013
17 16 (7.77%) Video Conferencing
18 15 (7.28%) PowerShell
18 15 (7.28%) Exchange Server 2007
18 15 (7.28%) Symantec
19 14 (6.80%) MPLS

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 80 (38.83%) Lync
2 32 (15.53%) MS Exchange
3 27 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (7.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (5.34%) Office Communications Server
7 10 (4.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (3.88%) SharePoint
9 7 (3.40%) MindAlign
10 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.49%) IBM Connections
Applications
1 20 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.37%) MS Project
3 8 (3.88%) MS Office
4 5 (2.43%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.49%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (0.49%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.85%) Office 365
2 6 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.46%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (21.36%) WAN
2 35 (16.99%) LAN
3 30 (14.56%) VoIP
3 30 (14.56%) IP Telephony
4 17 (8.25%) PBX
5 14 (6.80%) MPLS
5 14 (6.80%) Firewall
6 13 (6.31%) DNS
7 12 (5.83%) Wireless
8 11 (5.34%) VPN
9 10 (4.85%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (4.37%) Internet
11 8 (3.88%) BGP
11 8 (3.88%) Cisco IPT
12 7 (3.40%) S/MIME
12 7 (3.40%) TCP/IP
13 6 (2.91%) OSPF
14 5 (2.43%) SAN
14 5 (2.43%) Ethernet
14 5 (2.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.97%) MySQL
3 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.49%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Eclipse
General
1 47 (22.82%) Telecoms
2 26 (12.62%) Finance
3 23 (11.17%) Banking
4 8 (3.88%) Law
5 6 (2.91%) Retail
5 6 (2.91%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.94%) Billing
7 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.49%) Electronics
7 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.49%) Local Government
7 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (16.50%) Architect
1 34 (16.50%) Project Manager
2 25 (12.14%) Analyst
3 19 (9.22%) Consultant
4 15 (7.28%) Network Engineer
5 13 (6.31%) Business Analyst
5 13 (6.31%) Cisco Engineer
6 10 (4.85%) Communications Engineer
6 10 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (4.37%) Enterprise Architect
7 9 (4.37%) Messaging Engineer
8 8 (3.88%) Communications Manager
9 7 (3.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 7 (3.40%) Engineering Manager
10 6 (2.91%) Cisco Support
10 6 (2.91%) Designer
11 5 (2.43%) Senior Project Manager
11 5 (2.43%) Senior Manager
11 5 (2.43%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 5 (2.43%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.80%) XMPP
2 8 (3.88%) .NET
3 7 (3.40%) Middleware
4 4 (1.94%) CSS
5 3 (1.46%) Spring
6 2 (0.97%) Ajax
6 2 (0.97%) JMS
6 2 (0.97%) JPA
7 1 (0.49%) HTML5
7 1 (0.49%) LESS
7 1 (0.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.49%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.49%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.49%) jQuery
7 1 (0.49%) HTML
7 1 (0.49%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.49%) JSP
7 1 (0.49%) J2EE
7 1 (0.49%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.77%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (4.37%) Clustering
3 8 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.40%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.46%) Handset
6 3 (1.46%) PMI
6 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.46%) User Experience
7 2 (0.97%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.97%) Statistics
7 2 (0.97%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.49%) CMDB
8 1 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.49%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.49%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.49%) NHS
8 1 (0.49%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 33 (16.02%) Windows
2 12 (5.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (3.40%) Solaris
4 5 (2.43%) Linux
4 5 (2.43%) Android
4 5 (2.43%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (13.11%) Project Management
2 25 (12.14%) PRINCE2
3 22 (10.68%) Service Delivery
4 20 (9.71%) ITIL
5 17 (8.25%) Migration
6 10 (4.85%) Service Management
7 9 (4.37%) UML
7 9 (4.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (4.37%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (4.37%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (4.37%) Mentoring
8 8 (3.88%) Capacity Management
8 8 (3.88%) Integration Testing
8 8 (3.88%) Network Management
8 8 (3.88%) Network Design
9 7 (3.40%) Change Management
9 7 (3.40%) Change Control
10 6 (2.91%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (2.91%) Incident Management
10 6 (2.91%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.28%) PowerShell
2 10 (4.85%) Java
3 9 (4.37%) Perl
4 8 (3.88%) SQL
5 2 (0.97%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.97%) C++
6 1 (0.49%) C
6 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (11.17%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (9.71%) CCNP
3 14 (6.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 10 (4.85%) CCNA
5 9 (4.37%) CCIE
5 9 (4.37%) CCVP
6 8 (3.88%) Degree
6 8 (3.88%) CCDP
7 7 (3.40%) Security Cleared
8 4 (1.94%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.94%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.46%) Avaya Certification
9 3 (1.46%) PMP
9 3 (1.46%) ISEB
9 3 (1.46%) CCDA
9 3 (1.46%) CCIP
9 3 (1.46%) MCSE
10 2 (0.97%) MCP
10 2 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.46%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (13.11%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.43%) XenApp
3 5 (2.43%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.46%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.97%) UAG
6 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.49%) vSphere
6 1 (0.49%) Xen
6 1 (0.49%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.49%) XenServer
6 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (6.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 13 (6.31%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (3.88%) Cisco UCCX
4 6 (2.91%) Cisco UCCE
5 5 (2.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.94%) XenMobile
6 4 (1.94%) SCCM
7 3 (1.46%) SCOM
8 1 (0.49%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.49%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 77 (37.38%) Microsoft
2 69 (33.50%) Cisco
3 26 (12.62%) Avaya
4 15 (7.28%) Symantec
5 12 (5.83%) VMware
6 9 (4.37%) Citrix
6 9 (4.37%) Acme Packet
7 8 (3.88%) Remedy
8 7 (3.40%) Google
8 7 (3.40%) Postini
8 7 (3.40%) Juniper
9 6 (2.91%) HP
9 6 (2.91%) Mitel
9 6 (2.91%) Bloomberg
9 6 (2.91%) F5
10 5 (2.43%) Tandberg
10 5 (2.43%) IronPort
10 5 (2.43%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.94%) IBM
11 4 (1.94%) Polycom
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