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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 403 464 435
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -29
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 195 104 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.71% 1.64% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 67 37
Average daily rate
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£425 £419 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £441 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.34% +26.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £21.50 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 - £16.50
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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
7188 6327 6261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.84% 13.14% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3471 3201
Average daily rate £354 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.41% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 361 514
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.97 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.50 £43.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 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
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 29 May 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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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 +3 84 £475 +13.43% 20
South East +46 60 £389 -2.81% 25
Yorkshire -5 16 £438 -2.77% 5
East of England +16 14 £430 +93.25% 4
North West - 10 £800 - 8
East Midlands +3 6 £370 -17.77% 5
West Midlands -7 5 £475 +5.55% 3
South West +14 3 £360 +44.00% 2
North East -6 1 - -
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Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 128 (41.83%) Cisco
2 113 (36.93%) Lync
3 80 (26.14%) Microsoft
4 53 (17.32%) Telecoms
5 49 (16.01%) Active Directory
5 49 (16.01%) Windows
6 48 (15.69%) Cisco Certification
7 44 (14.38%) VoIP
7 44 (14.38%) WAN
8 43 (14.05%) LAN
8 43 (14.05%) Finance
9 42 (13.73%) MS Excel
10 39 (12.75%) Video Conferencing
11 38 (12.42%) Data Centre
11 38 (12.42%) Migration
12 37 (12.09%) Project Management
13 33 (10.78%) CCNP
13 33 (10.78%) Cisco CUCM
14 32 (10.46%) Avaya
15 31 (10.13%) Firewall
16 30 (9.80%) VMware
16 30 (9.80%) MS Exchange
17 28 (9.15%) PRINCE2
18 27 (8.82%) Security Cleared
18 27 (8.82%) IP Telephony
19 26 (8.50%) Wireless
19 26 (8.50%) Cisco Nexus
20 25 (8.17%) VMware Infrastructure
20 25 (8.17%) XMPP
20 25 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 113 (36.93%) Lync
2 30 (9.80%) MS Exchange
3 15 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (3.92%) Office Communications Server
5 10 (3.27%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.63%) MindAlign
7 5 (1.63%) CMS
8 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.33%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 42 (13.73%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.59%) MS Office
3 8 (2.61%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.98%) Eikon
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.23%) Cloud Computing
2 15 (4.90%) Office 365
3 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.65%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 44 (14.38%) VoIP
1 44 (14.38%) WAN
2 43 (14.05%) LAN
3 31 (10.13%) Firewall
4 27 (8.82%) IP Telephony
5 26 (8.50%) Wireless
5 26 (8.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 25 (8.17%) MPLS
7 23 (7.52%) VPN
7 23 (7.52%) OSPF
7 23 (7.52%) Cisco ASA
8 21 (6.86%) PBX
9 17 (5.56%) Cisco IPT
9 17 (5.56%) TCP/IP
9 17 (5.56%) BGP
10 16 (5.23%) WLAN
10 16 (5.23%) Converged Networks
11 14 (4.58%) LDAP
11 14 (4.58%) DNS
12 13 (4.25%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.23%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (5.23%) Big Data
3 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Axure RP
General
1 53 (17.32%) Telecoms
2 43 (14.05%) Finance
3 12 (3.92%) Billing
4 9 (2.94%) Banking
5 6 (1.96%) Retail
5 6 (1.96%) Multimedia
6 4 (1.31%) Legal
7 3 (0.98%) Front Office
7 3 (0.98%) Advertising
8 2 (0.65%) Back Office
8 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.33%) Local Government
9 1 (0.33%) Marketing
9 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (17.32%) Project Manager
2 52 (16.99%) Architect
3 43 (14.05%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 35 (11.44%) Communications Engineer
5 28 (9.15%) Unified Communications Manager
6 20 (6.54%) Consultant
7 19 (6.21%) Network Engineer
8 17 (5.56%) Analyst
9 15 (4.90%) Technical Architect
10 14 (4.58%) Chief Architect
11 13 (4.25%) Designer
12 11 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
13 10 (3.27%) Infrastructure Manager
13 10 (3.27%) Voice Engineer
14 9 (2.94%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 9 (2.94%) Technical Manager
14 9 (2.94%) Infrastructure Architect
14 9 (2.94%) Cisco Engineer
15 8 (2.61%) Technical Project Manager
15 8 (2.61%) Chief Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.17%) XMPP
2 22 (7.19%) .NET
3 16 (5.23%) RESTful
4 4 (1.31%) MAPI
5 2 (0.65%) VXML
6 1 (0.33%) REST
6 1 (0.33%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.75%) Video Conferencing
2 38 (12.42%) Data Centre
3 16 (5.23%) Visualisation
4 13 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.27%) Clustering
5 10 (3.27%) PKI
6 8 (2.61%) User Experience
7 7 (2.29%) PMI
8 6 (1.96%) BYOD
9 4 (1.31%) IVR
9 4 (1.31%) iPhone
10 3 (0.98%) Frameworx
10 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.98%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.98%) Machine to Machine
11 2 (0.65%) Handset
11 2 (0.65%) Streaming Video
11 2 (0.65%) SecurID
11 2 (0.65%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 49 (16.01%) Windows
2 21 (6.86%) Linux
3 18 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (5.56%) UNIX
5 16 (5.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.61%) Solaris
7 7 (2.29%) Android
8 6 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.98%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.98%) SUSE
10 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (12.42%) Migration
2 37 (12.09%) Project Management
3 28 (9.15%) PRINCE2
4 25 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (7.84%) ITIL
6 20 (6.54%) Change Management
6 20 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (5.23%) Validation
7 16 (5.23%) Open Source
7 16 (5.23%) Analytics
7 16 (5.23%) Big Data Analytics
8 14 (4.58%) Enterprise Architecture
8 14 (4.58%) Load Balancing
8 14 (4.58%) Mentoring
9 12 (3.92%) Service Delivery
9 12 (3.92%) DevOps
10 11 (3.59%) Network Management
11 10 (3.27%) Service Management
11 10 (3.27%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.52%) Java
2 17 (5.56%) SQL
3 15 (4.90%) Ruby
3 15 (4.90%) Python
3 15 (4.90%) JavaScript
3 15 (4.90%) PHP
4 11 (3.59%) PowerShell
4 11 (3.59%) C
5 8 (2.61%) Shell Script
5 8 (2.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (15.69%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (10.78%) CCNP
3 27 (8.82%) Security Cleared
4 22 (7.19%) CCNA
5 19 (6.21%) SC Cleared
6 16 (5.23%) CCIE
7 15 (4.90%) DV Cleared
8 12 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 11 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (3.59%) CCIP
10 8 (2.61%) PMI Certification
10 8 (2.61%) MCSE
11 7 (2.29%) CCDP
12 6 (1.96%) Degree
13 5 (1.63%) CCSE
14 4 (1.31%) CCVP
15 3 (0.98%) MCSA
16 2 (0.65%) PMP
16 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 1 (0.33%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.63%) SLA
2 3 (0.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (16.01%) Active Directory
2 25 (8.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.61%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.61%) XenApp
4 5 (1.63%) XenServer
5 4 (1.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (1.31%) VMware Server
6 3 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.98%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (10.78%) Cisco CUCM
2 14 (4.58%) Cisco UCCX
3 7 (2.29%) SCOM
3 7 (2.29%) CiscoWorks
4 6 (1.96%) SCCM
4 6 (1.96%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (0.98%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.65%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (0.65%) SCSM
7 1 (0.33%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.33%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.33%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.33%) Netcool
Vendors
1 128 (41.83%) Cisco
2 80 (26.14%) Microsoft
3 32 (10.46%) Avaya
4 30 (9.80%) VMware
5 16 (5.23%) HP
6 15 (4.90%) Juniper
7 14 (4.58%) CheckPoint
7 14 (4.58%) Citrix
7 14 (4.58%) F5
8 11 (3.59%) Blue Coat
9 9 (2.94%) IBM
10 8 (2.61%) Bloomberg
10 8 (2.61%) Polycom
11 7 (2.29%) SolarWinds
11 7 (2.29%) Tandberg
11 7 (2.29%) CA
12 6 (1.96%) Nokia
12 6 (1.96%) IronPort
13 5 (1.63%) Infoblox
13 5 (1.63%) Oracle
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