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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 403 449 443
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -6
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 188 107 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.56% 1.63% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 68 49
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£425 £400 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £246 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £600 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £19.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 - £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.10 - £24.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 - £19.50
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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
7344 6553 6343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.49% 13.68% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4202 3597 3312
Average daily rate £360 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 362 498
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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 -7 86 £425 +3.03% 25
South East +31 55 £400 +39.13% 27
Yorkshire -4 18 £425 - 4
East of England +11 13 £430 +49.56% 5
North West -6 10 £555 - 4
West Midlands +1 5 £420 +7.00% 3
East Midlands -4 3 £188 -
South West -10 1 - - 2
North East -21 1 - -
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Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 134 (40.00%) Cisco
1 134 (40.00%) Lync
2 96 (28.66%) Microsoft
3 60 (17.91%) Windows
4 57 (17.01%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (16.42%) Finance
6 54 (16.12%) Telecoms
7 51 (15.22%) Active Directory
8 49 (14.63%) MS Excel
9 47 (14.03%) LAN
10 46 (13.73%) WAN
11 45 (13.43%) Project Management
12 44 (13.13%) Data Centre
13 43 (12.84%) Video Conferencing
13 43 (12.84%) VoIP
13 43 (12.84%) Migration
14 40 (11.94%) Avaya
15 38 (11.34%) CCNP
16 35 (10.45%) Cisco CUCM
17 33 (9.85%) IP Telephony
18 32 (9.55%) Firewall
19 31 (9.25%) MS Exchange
20 30 (8.96%) MPLS
21 29 (8.66%) VMware
22 28 (8.36%) PRINCE2
23 26 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
24 25 (7.46%) Wireless
24 25 (7.46%) CCIE
24 25 (7.46%) VPN
24 25 (7.46%) Security Cleared

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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
1 134 (40.00%) Lync
2 31 (9.25%) MS Exchange
3 18 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (5.07%) Office Communications Server
5 12 (3.58%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.49%) MindAlign
8 4 (1.19%) CMS
9 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 49 (14.63%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.88%) MS Office
3 7 (2.09%) MS Project
3 7 (2.09%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Eikon
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.97%) Office 365
2 16 (4.78%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.90%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (14.03%) LAN
2 46 (13.73%) WAN
3 43 (12.84%) VoIP
4 33 (9.85%) IP Telephony
5 32 (9.55%) Firewall
6 30 (8.96%) MPLS
7 25 (7.46%) VPN
7 25 (7.46%) Wireless
8 23 (6.87%) Cisco ASA
8 23 (6.87%) Cisco Nexus
9 22 (6.57%) OSPF
10 21 (6.27%) PBX
11 20 (5.97%) Cisco IPT
12 19 (5.67%) BGP
13 18 (5.37%) TCP/IP
14 17 (5.07%) WLAN
15 16 (4.78%) Skype
15 16 (4.78%) Converged Networks
16 15 (4.48%) LDAP
17 14 (4.18%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.87%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.78%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (4.78%) Big Data
3 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.60%) MySQL
3 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Axure RP
General
1 55 (16.42%) Finance
2 54 (16.12%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.58%) Banking
4 11 (3.28%) Billing
5 7 (2.09%) Retail
6 6 (1.79%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.19%) Legal
8 3 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.90%) Advertising
8 3 (0.90%) Front Office
9 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Local Government
10 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 59 (17.61%) Architect
1 59 (17.61%) Project Manager
2 42 (12.54%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 34 (10.15%) Unified Communications Manager
3 34 (10.15%) Communications Engineer
4 21 (6.27%) Consultant
5 20 (5.97%) Network Engineer
6 17 (5.07%) Analyst
7 16 (4.78%) Voice Engineer
8 15 (4.48%) Technical Architect
9 14 (4.18%) Chief Architect
10 13 (3.88%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (2.99%) Infrastructure Architect
11 10 (2.99%) Infrastructure Manager
11 10 (2.99%) Designer
11 10 (2.99%) Avaya Engineer
12 9 (2.69%) Network Specialist
12 9 (2.69%) Unified Communications Specialist
12 9 (2.69%) Technical Manager
12 9 (2.69%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.57%) .NET
1 22 (6.57%) XMPP
2 16 (4.78%) RESTful
3 4 (1.19%) MAPI
4 2 (0.60%) VXML
5 1 (0.30%) Web Services
5 1 (0.30%) REST
5 1 (0.30%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 44 (13.13%) Data Centre
2 43 (12.84%) Video Conferencing
3 16 (4.78%) Visualisation
4 11 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.28%) Clustering
5 10 (2.99%) PKI
6 8 (2.39%) User Experience
6 8 (2.39%) BYOD
7 7 (2.09%) PMI
8 6 (1.79%) iPhone
9 4 (1.19%) IVR
10 3 (0.90%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.90%) iPad
10 3 (0.90%) Frameworx
11 2 (0.60%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.60%) Machine to Machine
11 2 (0.60%) HP Storage
11 2 (0.60%) SecurID
11 2 (0.60%) HP StoreVirtual
11 2 (0.60%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 60 (17.91%) Windows
2 24 (7.16%) Linux
3 23 (6.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (6.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (5.37%) UNIX
6 8 (2.39%) Android
6 8 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (2.39%) Solaris
7 6 (1.79%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.19%) SUSE
8 4 (1.19%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.60%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (13.43%) Project Management
2 43 (12.84%) Migration
3 28 (8.36%) PRINCE2
4 26 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (7.16%) ITIL
6 22 (6.57%) Change Management
7 19 (5.67%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (4.78%) Validation
8 16 (4.78%) Open Source
8 16 (4.78%) Big Data Analytics
8 16 (4.78%) Analytics
8 16 (4.78%) Mentoring
9 15 (4.48%) Load Balancing
10 14 (4.18%) Enterprise Architecture
11 12 (3.58%) Service Delivery
11 12 (3.58%) DevOps
12 11 (3.28%) Network Management
12 11 (3.28%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (2.99%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 23 (6.87%) Java
2 20 (5.97%) SQL
3 15 (4.48%) Python
3 15 (4.48%) Ruby
3 15 (4.48%) JavaScript
3 15 (4.48%) PHP
4 12 (3.58%) PowerShell
5 10 (2.99%) C
6 8 (2.39%) Perl
6 8 (2.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 57 (17.01%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (11.34%) CCNP
3 25 (7.46%) CCIE
3 25 (7.46%) Security Cleared
4 23 (6.87%) CCNA
5 18 (5.37%) SC Cleared
6 17 (5.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (3.88%) MCSE
7 13 (3.88%) CCVP
8 12 (3.58%) DV Cleared
9 11 (3.28%) CCIP
10 9 (2.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (2.39%) PMI Certification
12 7 (2.09%) CCDP
13 6 (1.79%) Degree
14 5 (1.49%) MCSA
15 2 (0.60%) PMP
15 2 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 2 (0.60%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.49%) SLA
2 3 (0.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (15.22%) Active Directory
2 25 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.69%) Hyper-V
3 9 (2.69%) XenApp
4 5 (1.49%) VMware Server
5 4 (1.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.90%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.60%) XenServer
8 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (10.45%) Cisco CUCM
2 17 (5.07%) Cisco UCCX
3 11 (3.28%) SCOM
4 10 (2.99%) Cisco UCCE
5 7 (2.09%) SCCM
6 6 (1.79%) CiscoWorks
7 4 (1.19%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.19%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.60%) SCSM
8 2 (0.60%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.30%) Netcool
9 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.30%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 134 (40.00%) Cisco
2 96 (28.66%) Microsoft
3 40 (11.94%) Avaya
4 29 (8.66%) VMware
5 19 (5.67%) Citrix
6 15 (4.48%) HP
7 14 (4.18%) Juniper
8 11 (3.28%) F5
9 10 (2.99%) Polycom
9 10 (2.99%) CA
9 10 (2.99%) CheckPoint
10 9 (2.69%) IBM
11 8 (2.39%) Bloomberg
11 8 (2.39%) Blue Coat
12 6 (1.79%) Tandberg
12 6 (1.79%) SolarWinds
12 6 (1.79%) IronPort
12 6 (1.79%) Verint
12 6 (1.79%) Oracle
12 6 (1.79%) Nokia
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