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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 448 427 463
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +36
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 105 119 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.26% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.60% 1.87% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 58 54
Average daily rate
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£400 £420 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £561
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £438
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £19.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.50 -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6579 6352 8213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.73% 13.71% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3560 3370 3691
Average daily rate £351 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 458 625
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +44 67 £438 +2.94% 27
South East -22 15 £305 -29.27% 14
Yorkshire -1 6 - - 6
North West -11 5 - - 7
East of England -28 4 £288 +21.05% 2
West Midlands -14 3 £393 +46.04% 7
South West -40 3 £495 - 8
East Midlands -8 1 - - 3
North East - 1 - -
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Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 92 (44.44%) Lync
2 73 (35.27%) Cisco
3 72 (34.78%) Microsoft
4 61 (29.47%) Telecoms
5 40 (19.32%) WAN
6 38 (18.36%) VoIP
7 33 (15.94%) Project Management
7 33 (15.94%) Finance
8 31 (14.98%) Windows
8 31 (14.98%) LAN
9 28 (13.53%) PRINCE2
9 28 (13.53%) Active Directory
10 25 (12.08%) Avaya
11 22 (10.63%) ITIL
12 21 (10.14%) PBX
13 20 (9.66%) MS Exchange
13 20 (9.66%) Cisco Certification
13 20 (9.66%) Service Delivery
13 20 (9.66%) Firewall
13 20 (9.66%) VMware
13 20 (9.66%) Banking
14 19 (9.18%) CCNP
14 19 (9.18%) Citrix
14 19 (9.18%) IP Telephony
15 18 (8.70%) MS Excel
16 17 (8.21%) Wireless
16 17 (8.21%) VMware Infrastructure
17 16 (7.73%) Video Conferencing
17 16 (7.73%) Windows Server 2008
17 16 (7.73%) Cisco CUCM

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 92 (44.44%) Lync
2 20 (9.66%) MS Exchange
3 12 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.38%) MindAlign
5 5 (2.42%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (1.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.97%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.97%) CMS
9 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 18 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.38%) MS Office
3 6 (2.90%) MS Project
4 4 (1.93%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.93%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.35%) Office 365
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.48%) SaaS
2 1 (0.48%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 40 (19.32%) WAN
2 38 (18.36%) VoIP
3 31 (14.98%) LAN
4 21 (10.14%) PBX
5 20 (9.66%) Firewall
6 19 (9.18%) IP Telephony
7 17 (8.21%) Wireless
8 12 (5.80%) TCP/IP
9 10 (4.83%) DNS
10 9 (4.35%) BGP
10 9 (4.35%) SAN
10 9 (4.35%) MPLS
10 9 (4.35%) Cisco IPT
11 6 (2.90%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (2.90%) H.323
11 6 (2.90%) OSPF
11 6 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (2.42%) MGCP
12 5 (2.42%) ISDN
12 5 (2.42%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 61 (29.47%) Telecoms
2 33 (15.94%) Finance
3 20 (9.66%) Banking
4 13 (6.28%) Law
5 11 (5.31%) Legal
6 7 (3.38%) Marketing
7 4 (1.93%) Retail
8 3 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.45%) Back Office
9 2 (0.97%) Billing
10 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.48%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 42 (20.29%) Project Manager
2 33 (15.94%) Architect
3 23 (11.11%) Analyst
4 14 (6.76%) Consultant
5 11 (5.31%) Network Engineer
5 11 (5.31%) Business Analyst
6 10 (4.83%) Communications Manager
6 10 (4.83%) Communications Engineer
7 8 (3.86%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (3.38%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (3.38%) Engineering Manager
9 6 (2.90%) Senior Manager
9 6 (2.90%) Senior Project Manager
9 6 (2.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 6 (2.90%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (2.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 5 (2.42%) Enterprise Architect
10 5 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (2.42%) Avaya Engineer
10 5 (2.42%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.35%) XMPP
2 7 (3.38%) .NET
3 2 (0.97%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.48%) J2EE
4 1 (0.48%) Middleware
4 1 (0.48%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.73%) Video Conferencing
2 12 (5.80%) Clustering
3 10 (4.83%) IVR
4 6 (2.90%) Handset
5 5 (2.42%) PMI
6 4 (1.93%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.93%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.93%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.45%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.45%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.97%) PKI
8 2 (0.97%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.48%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.48%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.48%) Statistics
9 1 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.48%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 31 (14.98%) Windows
2 16 (7.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (3.38%) Solaris
4 6 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.93%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.48%) Linux
7 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.48%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (15.94%) Project Management
2 28 (13.53%) PRINCE2
3 22 (10.63%) ITIL
4 20 (9.66%) Service Delivery
5 11 (5.31%) UML
6 10 (4.83%) Migration
6 10 (4.83%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (3.86%) Supplier Management
7 8 (3.86%) Capacity Management
7 8 (3.86%) Change Management
8 7 (3.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (3.38%) Information Security
8 7 (3.38%) Network Management
8 7 (3.38%) Use Case
9 6 (2.90%) Integration Testing
9 6 (2.90%) Load Balancing
9 6 (2.90%) Test Strategy
9 6 (2.90%) Workflow
9 6 (2.90%) TOGAF
10 5 (2.42%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.38%) Java
1 7 (3.38%) Perl
1 7 (3.38%) SQL
2 6 (2.90%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.97%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.48%) C
4 1 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (9.66%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (9.18%) CCNP
3 12 (5.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 12 (5.80%) Security Cleared
4 11 (5.31%) CCVP
4 11 (5.31%) CCIE
5 9 (4.35%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (3.38%) PMI Certification
7 6 (2.90%) MCSE
8 5 (2.42%) PMP
9 4 (1.93%) Degree
10 3 (1.45%) APMP
10 3 (1.45%) MCP
10 3 (1.45%) CCDP
10 3 (1.45%) ISEB
10 3 (1.45%) Avaya Certification
11 2 (0.97%) CCNA
11 2 (0.97%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.97%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (0.97%) COBIT
1 2 (0.97%) QA
1 2 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (13.53%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.31%) XenApp
4 9 (4.35%) XenDesktop
5 7 (3.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (2.90%) UAG
6 6 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.42%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.93%) XenServer
8 4 (1.93%) Xen
9 3 (1.45%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.97%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.48%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (7.73%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (5.31%) Cisco UCCX
3 8 (3.86%) SCCM
4 7 (3.38%) Cisco UCCE
5 4 (1.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.45%) XenMobile
6 3 (1.45%) SCOM
7 2 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.48%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.48%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 73 (35.27%) Cisco
2 72 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 25 (12.08%) Avaya
4 20 (9.66%) VMware
5 19 (9.18%) Citrix
6 10 (4.83%) HP
7 9 (4.35%) Acme Packet
8 7 (3.38%) EMC
8 7 (3.38%) Symantec
9 6 (2.90%) CheckPoint
9 6 (2.90%) Bloomberg
10 5 (2.42%) Juniper
11 4 (1.93%) Remedy
12 3 (1.45%) BT
12 3 (1.45%) Dell
12 3 (1.45%) Aruba
12 3 (1.45%) Mitel
13 2 (0.97%) AppSense
13 2 (0.97%) Google
13 2 (0.97%) Postini
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