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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
UK / England
Rank 393 487 494
Rank change year-on-year
+94 +7
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 185 102 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.95% 1.50% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 72 64
Median daily rate £400 £408 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +3.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £278 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £385
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -5.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 -

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
6264 6804 7144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.90% 14.45% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3950 4068 3948
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 296 423
Median hourly rate £21.50 £27.83 £24.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.74% +15.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £44.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 69 £481 -8.33% 12
South East +55 62 £358 -2.05% 7
South West +10 20 £375 +2.04% 1
East Midlands - 12 £200 - 4
North West - 10 £425 - 5
East of England -4 5 £200 -59.18% 3
Yorkshire - 4 £200 - 2
West Midlands +7 2 £625 +362.96% 5
Unified Communications
UK

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 189 (57.27%) Cisco
2 96 (29.09%) Cisco Certification
3 91 (27.58%) Microsoft
3 91 (27.58%) Skype for Business
4 88 (26.67%) Cisco CUCM
5 86 (26.06%) VoIP
6 75 (22.73%) Skype
7 68 (20.61%) Windows
8 66 (20.00%) CCNP
9 61 (18.48%) Migration
10 60 (18.18%) ITIL
11 57 (17.27%) CCNA
11 57 (17.27%) Active Directory
12 54 (16.36%) Data Centre
13 53 (16.06%) Telecoms
14 52 (15.76%) LAN
15 49 (14.85%) WAN
16 48 (14.55%) CCIE
16 48 (14.55%) Office 365
17 44 (13.33%) Cisco UCCE
18 42 (12.73%) Cisco UCCX
19 39 (11.82%) Security Cleared
20 35 (10.61%) Project Management
20 35 (10.61%) MS Exchange
21 33 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
22 31 (9.39%) Finance
23 30 (9.09%) Firewall
23 30 (9.09%) SolarWinds
23 30 (9.09%) High Availability
24 29 (8.79%) Disaster Recovery

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 91 (27.58%) Skype for Business
2 35 (10.61%) MS Exchange
3 24 (7.27%) SharePoint
4 11 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (2.12%) Office Communications Server
6 6 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.21%) CMS
7 4 (1.21%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.21%) IIS
8 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.30%) Confluence
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 23 (6.97%) MS Office
2 21 (6.36%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.91%) MS Project
4 2 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 48 (14.55%) Office 365
2 18 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.33%) OneDrive
4 9 (2.73%) Yammer
5 8 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (2.12%) IaaS
7 6 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.21%) SaaS
9 3 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
10 2 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (26.06%) VoIP
2 75 (22.73%) Skype
3 52 (15.76%) LAN
4 49 (14.85%) WAN
5 30 (9.09%) Firewall
6 28 (8.48%) Cisco ASA
6 28 (8.48%) DNS
7 27 (8.18%) IP Telephony
8 26 (7.88%) DHCP
8 26 (7.88%) PBX
8 26 (7.88%) VPN
9 24 (7.27%) Wireless
10 21 (6.36%) Cisco Nexus
11 20 (6.06%) MPLS
12 17 (5.15%) ISDN
13 13 (3.94%) Network Security
14 12 (3.64%) Telepresence
14 12 (3.64%) WebEx
14 12 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (3.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.21%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.91%) Power BI
3 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.61%) MS Access
4 2 (0.61%) MySQL
5 1 (0.30%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 5 (1.52%) JIRA
2 2 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 53 (16.06%) Telecoms
2 31 (9.39%) Finance
3 15 (4.55%) Law
4 9 (2.73%) Legal
5 6 (1.82%) Retail
6 5 (1.52%) Advertising
7 3 (0.91%) Banking
7 3 (0.91%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.91%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.91%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.61%) Local Government
9 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.30%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.30%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) French Language
9 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 49 (14.85%) Architect
2 48 (14.55%) Network Engineer
3 46 (13.94%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 39 (11.82%) Analyst
4 39 (11.82%) Cisco Engineer
5 30 (9.09%) Consultant
6 22 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 20 (6.06%) Design Engineer
7 20 (6.06%) Unified Communications Manager
8 17 (5.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 15 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 15 (4.55%) Network Analyst
9 15 (4.55%) Voice Engineer
9 15 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
10 14 (4.24%) Unified Communications Consultant
11 13 (3.94%) 3rd Line Support
12 12 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (3.33%) Lync Engineer
14 10 (3.03%) Network Architect
14 10 (3.03%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.48%) XMPP
2 5 (1.52%) CSS
3 4 (1.21%) VXML
4 3 (0.91%) Java SE
4 3 (0.91%) Web Services
5 2 (0.61%) .NET
5 2 (0.61%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.61%) HTML
5 2 (0.61%) HTML5
5 2 (0.61%) Java EE
5 2 (0.61%) Middleware
5 2 (0.61%) RESTful
5 2 (0.61%) Spring
5 2 (0.61%) WAP
6 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.30%) CCXML
6 1 (0.30%) RFC 2833
6 1 (0.30%) SVG
6 1 (0.30%) WebGL
6 1 (0.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (16.36%) Data Centre
2 33 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
3 17 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.15%) IVR
4 12 (3.64%) Virtual Team
5 11 (3.33%) PKI
6 10 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.03%) Replication
7 9 (2.73%) Clustering
8 8 (2.42%) Handset
9 7 (2.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.21%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.91%) PMI
12 2 (0.61%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.61%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.61%) Equities
12 2 (0.61%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.61%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 68 (20.61%) Windows
2 27 (8.18%) Windows Server
3 25 (7.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (5.76%) Linux
5 15 (4.55%) Unix
6 11 (3.33%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.52%) Solaris
8 4 (1.21%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.21%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.61%) Android
9 2 (0.61%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.61%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.30%) CentOS
10 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (18.48%) Migration
2 60 (18.18%) ITIL
3 35 (10.61%) Project Management
4 30 (9.09%) High Availability
5 29 (8.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 27 (8.18%) Network Design
6 27 (8.18%) PRINCE2
7 23 (6.97%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (4.55%) Data Loss Prevention
8 15 (4.55%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 14 (4.24%) Customer Requirements
9 14 (4.24%) Identity Management
9 14 (4.24%) ITIL V3
9 14 (4.24%) Network Management
10 13 (3.94%) Presales
11 12 (3.64%) Service Delivery
11 12 (3.64%) TOGAF
12 11 (3.33%) Network Architecture
12 11 (3.33%) Validation
13 10 (3.03%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.36%) SQL
2 14 (4.24%) C
3 5 (1.52%) PowerShell
4 3 (0.91%) Java
5 2 (0.61%) C#
5 2 (0.61%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.30%) Perl
6 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.30%) Python
6 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 96 (29.09%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (20.00%) CCNP
3 57 (17.27%) CCNA
4 48 (14.55%) CCIE
5 39 (11.82%) Security Cleared
6 27 (8.18%) SC Cleared
7 24 (7.27%) Degree
8 17 (5.15%) CCDP
9 16 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (3.94%) CCDA
11 12 (3.64%) CCVP
12 11 (3.33%) DV Cleared
13 8 (2.42%) CCNP Voice
14 6 (1.82%) MCSE
15 5 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 4 (1.21%) ISEB
16 4 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (1.21%) MCITP
16 4 (1.21%) MCSA
16 4 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.55%) SLA
2 4 (1.21%) QA
3 3 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.91%) PMO
System Software
1 57 (17.27%) Active Directory
2 24 (7.27%) Hyper-V
3 23 (6.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.73%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (2.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.52%) XenApp
7 4 (1.21%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 88 (26.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 44 (13.33%) Cisco UCCE
3 42 (12.73%) Cisco UCCX
4 18 (5.45%) SCCM
5 12 (3.64%) Cisco Prime
5 12 (3.64%) SCOM
6 7 (2.12%) Cisco CME
7 6 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (1.82%) Nagios
8 5 (1.52%) AirWatch
8 5 (1.52%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (1.21%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.61%) Netcool
10 2 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.30%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 189 (57.27%) Cisco
2 91 (27.58%) Microsoft
3 30 (9.09%) SolarWinds
4 25 (7.58%) CheckPoint
4 25 (7.58%) VMware
5 23 (6.97%) Citrix
6 22 (6.67%) F5
7 20 (6.06%) HP
8 19 (5.76%) Avaya
9 15 (4.55%) Verint
10 12 (3.64%) Juniper
11 11 (3.33%) Oracle
11 11 (3.33%) Palo Alto
11 11 (3.33%) Polycom
12 9 (2.73%) Nokia
12 9 (2.73%) Sonus
13 5 (1.52%) CA
13 5 (1.52%) IBM
13 5 (1.52%) Mitel
13 5 (1.52%) NetApp
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