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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 458 465 511
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +46
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 149 149 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.30% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.19% 2.07% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 98 77
Median daily rate £410 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £297 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £558 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 £29.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
6799 7208 7523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.83% 14.28% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4117 4285 4379
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 440 410
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the England region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South East +34 57 £400 -1.84% 12
London -15 43 £500 +8.10% 9
West Midlands 0 15 £468 - 1
South West +2 11 £370 +2.06% 1
East Midlands +4 9 £200 - 4
North West +12 7 £450 -5.26% 5
East of England -4 2 - - 3
North East -23 2 £375 -
Yorkshire +18 1 - - 2
Unified Communications
UK

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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.

1 155 (46.41%) Cisco
2 98 (29.34%) Microsoft
3 91 (27.25%) Skype for Business
4 78 (23.35%) VoIP
5 73 (21.86%) Windows
6 71 (21.26%) Skype
7 68 (20.36%) Cisco Certification
8 63 (18.86%) Active Directory
9 59 (17.66%) Data Centre
10 56 (16.77%) WAN
11 55 (16.47%) Telecoms
12 53 (15.87%) ITIL
13 52 (15.57%) LAN
14 49 (14.67%) Cisco CUCM
15 46 (13.77%) Video Conferencing
16 45 (13.47%) Finance
16 45 (13.47%) Migration
16 45 (13.47%) Windows Server
17 44 (13.17%) Office 365
18 40 (11.98%) MS Exchange
18 40 (11.98%) CCNA
18 40 (11.98%) CCIE
19 36 (10.78%) CCNP
19 36 (10.78%) SQL
20 35 (10.48%) SQL Server
20 35 (10.48%) Project Management
21 33 (9.88%) Security Cleared
21 33 (9.88%) IP Telephony
22 32 (9.58%) DNS
23 31 (9.28%) SC Cleared

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 (27.25%) Skype for Business
2 40 (11.98%) MS Exchange
3 26 (7.78%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (2.40%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.80%) IIS
7 4 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.60%) CMS
10 1 (0.30%) Apache
10 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.30%) Confluence
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 19 (5.69%) MS Office
2 15 (4.49%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.60%) Adobe Captivate
4 2 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.30%) Faxination
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (13.17%) Office 365
2 19 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.69%) OneDrive
4 8 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.40%) Yammer
5 6 (1.80%) SaaS
6 5 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (1.20%) IaaS
8 2 (0.60%) PaaS
9 1 (0.30%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 78 (23.35%) VoIP
2 71 (21.26%) Skype
3 56 (16.77%) WAN
4 52 (15.57%) LAN
5 33 (9.88%) IP Telephony
6 32 (9.58%) DNS
7 29 (8.68%) DHCP
8 28 (8.38%) Wireless
9 26 (7.78%) Firewall
10 21 (6.29%) MPLS
10 21 (6.29%) PBX
11 19 (5.69%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (5.69%) VPN
11 19 (5.69%) Wi-Fi
12 18 (5.39%) SAN
13 17 (5.09%) Cisco Nexus
13 17 (5.09%) ISDN
13 17 (5.09%) Network Security
14 16 (4.79%) LDAP
15 15 (4.49%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.50%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.60%) MS Access
6 2 (0.60%) MySQL
7 1 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.30%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.30%) Power BI
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (2.69%) JIRA
2 3 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 55 (16.47%) Telecoms
2 45 (13.47%) Finance
3 14 (4.19%) Law
3 14 (4.19%) Retail
4 10 (2.99%) Financial Institution
4 10 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.10%) Legal
5 7 (2.10%) Multimedia
6 4 (1.20%) Advertising
7 2 (0.60%) Back Office
7 2 (0.60%) German Language
8 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.30%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.30%) Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Billing
8 1 (0.30%) Local Government
8 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 65 (19.46%) Architect
2 52 (15.57%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 34 (10.18%) Network Engineer
4 30 (8.98%) Cisco Engineer
5 28 (8.38%) Consultant
6 26 (7.78%) Project Manager
7 23 (6.89%) Unified Communications Manager
8 22 (6.59%) Analyst
9 20 (5.99%) Lync Engineer
10 19 (5.69%) Infrastructure Manager
11 18 (5.39%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (5.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 15 (4.49%) Programme Manager
14 14 (4.19%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
15 13 (3.89%) Network Architect
16 12 (3.59%) Voice Engineer
17 11 (3.29%) Design Engineer
18 10 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support
18 10 (2.99%) Support Engineer
18 10 (2.99%) Unified Communications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.68%) XMPP
2 8 (2.40%) Spring
2 8 (2.40%) Web Services
3 7 (2.10%) Java EE
3 7 (2.10%) RESTful
4 6 (1.80%) 802.1X
5 4 (1.20%) CSS
5 4 (1.20%) Middleware
5 4 (1.20%) Spring MVC
5 4 (1.20%) VXML
6 2 (0.60%) XML
7 1 (0.30%) .NET
7 1 (0.30%) CCXML
7 1 (0.30%) EJB
7 1 (0.30%) HTML
7 1 (0.30%) J2EE
7 1 (0.30%) JMS
7 1 (0.30%) LAMP
7 1 (0.30%) RFC 2833
7 1 (0.30%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 59 (17.66%) Data Centre
2 46 (13.77%) Video Conferencing
3 16 (4.79%) PMI
4 14 (4.19%) Virtual Team
5 12 (3.59%) PKI
6 11 (3.29%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.69%) Clustering
8 7 (2.10%) IVR
9 6 (1.80%) BYOD
10 5 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (1.50%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.50%) Equities
10 5 (1.50%) Fixed Income
11 4 (1.20%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.20%) Statistics
12 3 (0.90%) NHS
12 3 (0.90%) Replication
12 3 (0.90%) Streaming Video
13 2 (0.60%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 73 (21.86%) Windows
2 45 (13.47%) Windows Server
3 30 (8.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (7.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (7.19%) Linux
6 14 (4.19%) Unix
7 7 (2.10%) Android
8 6 (1.80%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.50%) Solaris
10 4 (1.20%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.20%) CentOS
10 4 (1.20%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.20%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.90%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.60%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (15.87%) ITIL
2 45 (13.47%) Migration
3 35 (10.48%) Project Management
4 30 (8.98%) PRINCE2
5 25 (7.49%) Network Design
6 22 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (5.99%) Disaster Recovery
8 19 (5.69%) Presales
9 15 (4.49%) Programme Management
10 14 (4.19%) High Availability
11 13 (3.89%) Mentoring
11 13 (3.89%) Network Architecture
11 13 (3.89%) Service Delivery
11 13 (3.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (3.59%) ITIL V3
12 12 (3.59%) Kalman Filter
12 12 (3.59%) TOGAF
13 11 (3.29%) Infrastructure Transformation
14 10 (2.99%) Identity Management
14 10 (2.99%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (10.78%) SQL
2 11 (3.29%) Java
2 11 (3.29%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.10%) C
4 5 (1.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.90%) Perl
5 3 (0.90%) Python
6 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.30%) C#
7 1 (0.30%) PHP
7 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 68 (20.36%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (11.98%) CCIE
2 40 (11.98%) CCNA
3 36 (10.78%) CCNP
4 33 (9.88%) Security Cleared
5 31 (9.28%) SC Cleared
6 20 (5.99%) CCDP
7 19 (5.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (5.09%) Degree
9 16 (4.79%) PMI Certification
10 14 (4.19%) CCDA
11 12 (3.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 10 (2.99%) PMP
13 8 (2.40%) CCVP
13 8 (2.40%) MCSE
14 5 (1.50%) MCSA
15 4 (1.20%) CCNP Voice
15 4 (1.20%) ISEB
15 4 (1.20%) MCITP
16 3 (0.90%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.29%) SLA
2 4 (1.20%) QA
3 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 63 (18.86%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.79%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.50%) XenApp
6 3 (0.90%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.90%) vSphere
7 2 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.30%) Firmware
8 1 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 49 (14.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 28 (8.38%) Cisco UCCX
3 21 (6.29%) SCCM
4 19 (5.69%) Cisco UCCE
5 16 (4.79%) SCOM
6 8 (2.40%) Cisco Prime
7 7 (2.10%) SolarWinds Orion
8 6 (1.80%) AirWatch
8 6 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (1.80%) Nagios
9 4 (1.20%) Cisco CME
9 4 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.90%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.90%) Netcool
11 2 (0.60%) Amdocs OSS
11 2 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 1 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
12 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.30%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 155 (46.41%) Cisco
2 98 (29.34%) Microsoft
3 23 (6.89%) Avaya
3 23 (6.89%) Citrix
3 23 (6.89%) VMware
4 20 (5.99%) HP
4 20 (5.99%) SolarWinds
5 17 (5.09%) F5
6 16 (4.79%) CheckPoint
6 16 (4.79%) Oracle
7 14 (4.19%) Mitel
8 13 (3.89%) Polycom
9 12 (3.59%) Juniper
10 11 (3.29%) Sonus
11 6 (1.80%) EMC
11 6 (1.80%) NetApp
11 6 (1.80%) Remedy
12 5 (1.50%) Nokia
13 4 (1.20%) Genesys
13 4 (1.20%) Proofpoint
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