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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 464 425 482
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +57
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 156 195 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.39% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.97% 2.66% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 131 73
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £310 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £800 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-14.11% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £36.90 £22.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.72% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.90 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
+67.72% -
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
7907 7341 6528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.00% 14.66% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4879 4213 3538
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 432 366
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 28 June 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
London -31 67 £448 +1.12% 22
South East -25 38 £358 -9.49% 9
South West +22 20 £355 - 1
West Midlands -25 9 £438 +4.16% 2
East of England +5 7 £288 -33.13% 1
North West -10 7 £435 -21.62% 4
East Midlands -2 3 £350 +86.66% 2
North East -56 3 £239 -
Yorkshire -13 2 £450 +5.88% 5
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Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 117 (41.79%) Cisco
2 90 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 80 (28.57%) Skype for Business
4 72 (25.71%) WAN
4 72 (25.71%) LAN
5 68 (24.29%) ITIL
6 59 (21.07%) Windows
6 59 (21.07%) Skype
7 54 (19.29%) VoIP
7 54 (19.29%) Active Directory
8 52 (18.57%) Data Centre
9 49 (17.50%) Office 365
10 45 (16.07%) Firewall
11 42 (15.00%) Project Management
12 39 (13.93%) Cisco Certification
13 36 (12.86%) Citrix
14 35 (12.50%) HP
14 35 (12.50%) MS Exchange
15 34 (12.14%) Avaya
15 34 (12.14%) Finance
16 33 (11.79%) Telecoms
16 33 (11.79%) Windows Server
17 31 (11.07%) CCNP
18 30 (10.71%) SLA
18 30 (10.71%) MPLS
18 30 (10.71%) VMware
19 29 (10.36%) Wireless
20 27 (9.64%) Migration
21 26 (9.29%) SAN
22 25 (8.93%) SQL

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 80 (28.57%) Skype for Business
2 35 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 16 (5.71%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.79%) CMS
5 5 (1.79%) IIS
5 5 (1.79%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.71%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 22 (7.86%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.50%) MS Office
3 3 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.36%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 49 (17.50%) Office 365
2 10 (3.57%) IaaS
2 10 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.14%) SaaS
4 3 (1.07%) PaaS
5 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.36%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.36%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 72 (25.71%) LAN
1 72 (25.71%) WAN
2 59 (21.07%) Skype
3 54 (19.29%) VoIP
4 45 (16.07%) Firewall
5 30 (10.71%) MPLS
6 29 (10.36%) Wireless
7 26 (9.29%) SAN
8 22 (7.86%) Cisco Nexus
9 21 (7.50%) DNS
9 21 (7.50%) VPN
9 21 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (6.79%) Cisco ASA
10 19 (6.79%) IP Telephony
11 18 (6.43%) DHCP
12 17 (6.07%) H.323
13 16 (5.71%) LDAP
14 14 (5.00%) ISDN
15 12 (4.29%) Ethernet
15 12 (4.29%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.79%) MS Access
3 4 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 34 (12.14%) Finance
2 33 (11.79%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.14%) Billing
3 6 (2.14%) Law
4 4 (1.43%) Banking
5 3 (1.07%) Advertising
5 3 (1.07%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.07%) Retail
6 2 (0.71%) Legal
7 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.36%) French Language
7 1 (0.36%) Games
7 1 (0.36%) German Language
7 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Local Government
7 1 (0.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (15.71%) Architect
2 38 (13.57%) Project Manager
3 33 (11.79%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 24 (8.57%) Support Engineer
5 22 (7.86%) Unified Communications Manager
6 21 (7.50%) Consultant
7 20 (7.14%) Analyst
8 19 (6.79%) Network Engineer
9 18 (6.43%) Infrastructure Manager
10 16 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
11 15 (5.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 15 (5.36%) Programme Manager
12 14 (5.00%) Unified Communications Consultant
13 13 (4.64%) Network Architect
13 13 (4.64%) Solutions Architect
14 12 (4.29%) Voice Engineer
15 10 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 10 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
15 10 (3.57%) Lync Consultant
16 9 (3.21%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.93%) XMPP
2 3 (1.07%) WAP
3 2 (0.71%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.36%) MAPI
4 1 (0.36%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 52 (18.57%) Data Centre
2 24 (8.57%) Video Conferencing
3 22 (7.86%) IVR
4 18 (6.43%) Handset
5 15 (5.36%) Social Network
6 13 (4.64%) PKI
7 11 (3.93%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (2.14%) Computer Science
9 6 (2.14%) Replication
10 5 (1.79%) Clustering
10 5 (1.79%) PMI
11 4 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.43%) Statistics
12 3 (1.07%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.71%) Internet of Things
13 2 (0.71%) Mathematics
13 2 (0.71%) Smartphone
13 2 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 59 (21.07%) Windows
2 33 (11.79%) Windows Server
3 16 (5.71%) Linux
4 15 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (3.57%) Unix
5 10 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (2.86%) Windows 10
7 7 (2.50%) Android
7 7 (2.50%) Windows 7
8 6 (2.14%) AIX
8 6 (2.14%) Solaris
8 6 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.79%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.07%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.07%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.36%) Fedora
11 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (24.29%) ITIL
2 42 (15.00%) Project Management
3 27 (9.64%) Migration
4 24 (8.57%) PRINCE2
4 24 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (6.79%) Network Management
6 16 (5.71%) Problem Management
7 15 (5.36%) Network Design
8 14 (5.00%) Load Balancing
8 14 (5.00%) Service Delivery
9 13 (4.64%) Change Management
9 13 (4.64%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (4.64%) TOGAF
10 12 (4.29%) Incident Management
11 9 (3.21%) Programme Management
11 9 (3.21%) Service Management
12 8 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
12 8 (2.86%) Change Control
12 8 (2.86%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.93%) SQL
2 6 (2.14%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.79%) C
4 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.36%) Java
4 1 (0.36%) Korn
4 1 (0.36%) Python
4 1 (0.36%) Ruby
4 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (13.93%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (11.07%) CCNP
3 19 (6.79%) Security Cleared
4 16 (5.71%) SC Cleared
5 12 (4.29%) Degree
6 11 (3.93%) CCNA
7 9 (3.21%) CCIE
8 8 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (2.50%) DBS Check
9 7 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (2.14%) CCNP Voice
11 5 (1.79%) Avaya Certification
11 5 (1.79%) ISEB
11 5 (1.79%) PMI Certification
12 4 (1.43%) CCDP
12 4 (1.43%) CCVP
13 3 (1.07%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.71%) CCENT
14 2 (0.71%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.71%) SLA
2 6 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.43%) ISO22301
4 2 (0.71%) COBIT
5 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 54 (19.29%) Active Directory
2 24 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (1.43%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.07%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.07%) vSphere
7 2 (0.71%) XenApp
8 1 (0.36%) Firmware
8 1 (0.36%) Snort
8 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (8.93%) Cisco CUCM
2 16 (5.71%) Cisco Prime
3 13 (4.64%) SCCM
4 10 (3.57%) Cisco UCCE
5 8 (2.86%) Netcool
6 7 (2.50%) Cisco UCCX
7 6 (2.14%) AirWatch
7 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (2.14%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (1.79%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (1.79%) SCOM
9 3 (1.07%) Amdocs OSS
9 3 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (1.07%) SmoothWall
10 2 (0.71%) Cisco IPCC
11 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.36%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 117 (41.79%) Cisco
2 90 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 36 (12.86%) Citrix
4 35 (12.50%) HP
5 34 (12.14%) Avaya
6 30 (10.71%) VMware
7 17 (6.07%) SolarWinds
8 16 (5.71%) F5
9 15 (5.36%) EMC
10 14 (5.00%) Remedy
11 12 (4.29%) CheckPoint
11 12 (4.29%) Polycom
12 9 (3.21%) IBM
12 9 (3.21%) Juniper
12 9 (3.21%) Palo Alto
12 9 (3.21%) Siemens
13 8 (2.86%) IronPort
13 8 (2.86%) Nokia
13 8 (2.86%) Oracle
14 7 (2.50%) CA
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