The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 484 416 455
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +39
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 106 87 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.59% 1.33% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 43 82
Average daily rate £425 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £180.00 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+453.84% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £31.25 -
% change year-on-year
+476.00% -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6654 6543 8532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.96% 15.18% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3569 3350 4094
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 529 578
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.46 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Unified Communications
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +5 63 £425 +6.25% 23
South East -9 28 £383 +12.91% 13
South West -23 5 £250 +33.33% 7
Yorkshire -21 4 £450 - 4
West Midlands - 4 £463 - 1
East of England -27 3 £400 - 3
East Midlands -12 1 £450 - 2
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 7
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Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 89 (41.78%) Cisco
2 75 (35.21%) Lync
3 67 (31.46%) Telecoms
4 66 (30.99%) Microsoft
5 52 (24.41%) VoIP
6 44 (20.66%) ITIL
7 43 (20.19%) WAN
8 39 (18.31%) LAN
9 36 (16.90%) Active Directory
10 33 (15.49%) Cisco Certification
11 31 (14.55%) Video Conferencing
12 30 (14.08%) Project Management
12 30 (14.08%) Windows
13 29 (13.62%) MS Exchange
13 29 (13.62%) Finance
13 29 (13.62%) Law
13 29 (13.62%) VMware
14 28 (13.15%) PRINCE2
14 28 (13.15%) Citrix
15 26 (12.21%) Wireless
16 24 (11.27%) Firewall
17 22 (10.33%) CCNP
18 21 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
19 20 (9.39%) Cisco CUCM
19 20 (9.39%) HP
19 20 (9.39%) Service Delivery
20 19 (8.92%) Legal
20 19 (8.92%) Exchange Server 2010
21 17 (7.98%) CCNA
21 17 (7.98%) PBX

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 75 (35.21%) Lync
2 29 (13.62%) MS Exchange
3 19 (8.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2003
4 13 (6.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (4.23%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (2.35%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.94%) CMS
9 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 13 (6.10%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.88%) MS Project
2 4 (1.88%) MS Office
3 3 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.41%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.29%) Office 365
2 4 (1.88%) SaaS
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 52 (24.41%) VoIP
2 43 (20.19%) WAN
3 39 (18.31%) LAN
4 26 (12.21%) Wireless
5 24 (11.27%) Firewall
6 17 (7.98%) PBX
6 17 (7.98%) TCP/IP
7 13 (6.10%) BGP
8 12 (5.63%) VPN
9 11 (5.16%) DNS
9 11 (5.16%) MPLS
10 9 (4.23%) OSPF
10 9 (4.23%) Network Security
11 8 (3.76%) NetScaler
11 8 (3.76%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (3.76%) SAN
11 8 (3.76%) Internet
11 8 (3.76%) MGCP
11 8 (3.76%) H.323
12 7 (3.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
1 6 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.88%) DB2
4 3 (1.41%) EDMS
4 3 (1.41%) Siebel EIM
5 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 67 (31.46%) Telecoms
2 29 (13.62%) Finance
2 29 (13.62%) Law
3 19 (8.92%) Legal
4 15 (7.04%) Banking
5 14 (6.57%) Marketing
6 3 (1.41%) Back Office
6 3 (1.41%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.41%) Retail
7 2 (0.94%) Billing
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 38 (17.84%) Architect
2 27 (12.68%) Analyst
3 24 (11.27%) Project Manager
4 20 (9.39%) Consultant
5 18 (8.45%) Network Engineer
6 14 (6.57%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (4.69%) Business Analyst
8 9 (4.23%) Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (3.29%) Test Analyst
9 7 (3.29%) Delivery Manager
10 6 (2.82%) Designer
10 6 (2.82%) Communications Engineer
10 6 (2.82%) Cisco Engineer
10 6 (2.82%) Network Analyst
11 5 (2.35%) Support Engineer
11 5 (2.35%) Enterprise Architect
12 4 (1.88%) Cisco Voice Engineer
12 4 (1.88%) Avaya Engineer
12 4 (1.88%) Voice Engineer
12 4 (1.88%) Voice Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.35%) XMPP
2 3 (1.41%) SOAP
2 3 (1.41%) Web Services
2 3 (1.41%) XML
2 3 (1.41%) HTML
2 3 (1.41%) .NET
2 3 (1.41%) WSDL
3 1 (0.47%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.55%) Video Conferencing
2 11 (5.16%) PKI
3 10 (4.69%) IVR
4 8 (3.76%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.29%) PMI
5 7 (3.29%) Handset
6 6 (2.82%) NHS
7 5 (2.35%) Clustering
8 4 (1.88%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.88%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.88%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.41%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.41%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.94%) Social Media
11 1 (0.47%) AS400
11 1 (0.47%) Replication
11 1 (0.47%) Economics
11 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.47%) Statistics
11 1 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 30 (14.08%) Windows
2 13 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (1.88%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.88%) Windows XP
4 4 (1.88%) zOS
5 3 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.41%) Android
6 2 (0.94%) UNIX
6 2 (0.94%) Linux
7 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (20.66%) ITIL
2 30 (14.08%) Project Management
3 28 (13.15%) PRINCE2
4 20 (9.39%) Service Delivery
5 16 (7.51%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (7.51%) Enterprise Architecture
6 13 (6.10%) Test Strategy
6 13 (6.10%) Migration
7 11 (5.16%) Change Management
7 11 (5.16%) Use Case
8 10 (4.69%) TOGAF
8 10 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (4.23%) UML
9 9 (4.23%) Supplier Management
9 9 (4.23%) Load Balancing
10 8 (3.76%) Incident Management
10 8 (3.76%) Business Continuity
11 7 (3.29%) PRINCE
11 7 (3.29%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (2.82%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.16%) SQL
2 6 (2.82%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.35%) Java
4 3 (1.41%) C++
4 3 (1.41%) ABAP
5 2 (0.94%) Perl
6 1 (0.47%) C
6 1 (0.47%) LINC
6 1 (0.47%) R
Qualifications
1 33 (15.49%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (10.33%) CCNP
3 17 (7.98%) CCNA
4 15 (7.04%) Security Cleared
5 13 (6.10%) SC Cleared
6 12 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (5.63%) CCIE
7 11 (5.16%) CCVP
8 10 (4.69%) MCSE
9 9 (4.23%) PMI Certification
10 6 (2.82%) ISEB
11 5 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.88%) APMP
12 4 (1.88%) ISTQB
12 4 (1.88%) MCP
13 3 (1.41%) PMP
13 3 (1.41%) CCDP
13 3 (1.41%) JNCIA
13 3 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.29%) COBIT
2 5 (2.35%) HL7
3 2 (0.94%) QA
3 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (16.90%) Active Directory
2 21 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.10%) UAG
4 8 (3.76%) vSphere
4 8 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (3.29%) XenApp
6 6 (2.82%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.35%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.41%) Xen
9 3 (1.41%) XenServer
10 2 (0.94%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.94%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.47%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.47%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 20 (9.39%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (5.16%) Cisco UCCX
3 10 (4.69%) SCCM
4 9 (4.23%) Cisco UCCE
5 8 (3.76%) SCOM
6 6 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (2.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (1.88%) MAINVIEW
8 3 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.94%) Cisco IPCC
9 2 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.94%) MAILsweeper
10 1 (0.47%) Netcool
Vendors
1 89 (41.78%) Cisco
2 66 (30.99%) Microsoft
3 29 (13.62%) VMware
4 28 (13.15%) Citrix
5 20 (9.39%) HP
6 13 (6.10%) Avaya
7 12 (5.63%) Juniper
8 8 (3.76%) Symantec
9 7 (3.29%) CheckPoint
9 7 (3.29%) Mitel
10 5 (2.35%) Oracle
10 5 (2.35%) EMC
10 5 (2.35%) Blue Coat
11 4 (1.88%) Dell
11 4 (1.88%) BMC
11 4 (1.88%) Clearswift
12 3 (1.41%) NetApp
12 3 (1.41%) SAP
12 3 (1.41%) Siebel
12 3 (1.41%) RightFax
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