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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
UK / England
Rank 405 483 485
Rank change year-on-year
+78 +2
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 162 112 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.59% 1.68% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 72 76
Median daily rate £400 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £394 £390
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.62% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year
-61.62% -

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
6265 6678 6888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.11% 14.36% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3848 3943 3952
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 345 389
Median hourly rate £26.58 £27.05 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +20.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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
South East +42 63 £358 -12.26% 12
London -5 43 £488 -7.14% 13
East Midlands - 16 £175 -
South West +10 11 £370 +2.42% 5
North West - 11 £425 - 3
West Midlands -1 8 £460 - 1
Yorkshire +11 4 £200 - 1
East of England +2 3 £600 +31.14% 2
North East -17 1 £475 - 1
Unified Communications
UK

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 157 (49.53%) Cisco
2 89 (28.08%) Microsoft
3 88 (27.76%) Skype for Business
4 85 (26.81%) VoIP
5 75 (23.66%) Cisco Certification
6 73 (23.03%) Windows
7 72 (22.71%) Skype
8 64 (20.19%) Cisco CUCM
9 62 (19.56%) Migration
10 58 (18.30%) Active Directory
11 56 (17.67%) ITIL
12 55 (17.35%) Data Centre
13 50 (15.77%) Telecoms
14 48 (15.14%) LAN
14 48 (15.14%) Office 365
15 47 (14.83%) WAN
16 46 (14.51%) CCNP
17 44 (13.88%) CCNA
18 42 (13.25%) CCIE
19 40 (12.62%) MS Exchange
20 37 (11.67%) Windows Server
21 36 (11.36%) Finance
21 36 (11.36%) Cisco UCCX
22 34 (10.73%) Project Management
23 32 (10.09%) Security Cleared
24 31 (9.78%) Video Conferencing
25 30 (9.46%) Cisco UCCE
26 29 (9.15%) SQL
27 28 (8.83%) PRINCE2
27 28 (8.83%) PBX

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 88 (27.76%) Skype for Business
2 40 (12.62%) MS Exchange
3 28 (8.83%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (1.89%) IIS
4 6 (1.89%) Office Communications Server
5 5 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.58%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.32%) Apache
7 1 (0.32%) CMS
7 1 (0.32%) Confluence
7 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 22 (6.94%) MS Office
2 20 (6.31%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.63%) Adobe Captivate
4 2 (0.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 48 (15.14%) Office 365
2 19 (5.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.47%) OneDrive
4 10 (3.15%) Yammer
5 8 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (1.89%) IaaS
6 6 (1.89%) SaaS
7 3 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (26.81%) VoIP
2 72 (22.71%) Skype
3 48 (15.14%) LAN
4 47 (14.83%) WAN
5 28 (8.83%) Firewall
5 28 (8.83%) IP Telephony
5 28 (8.83%) PBX
6 25 (7.89%) DNS
6 25 (7.89%) Wireless
7 23 (7.26%) DHCP
8 21 (6.62%) ISDN
9 17 (5.36%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (5.36%) MPLS
9 17 (5.36%) Network Security
9 17 (5.36%) VPN
10 15 (4.73%) Cisco Nexus
10 15 (4.73%) Ethernet
10 15 (4.73%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (4.10%) LDAP
12 12 (3.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.26%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.95%) Power BI
5 2 (0.63%) MS Access
5 2 (0.63%) MySQL
6 1 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.32%) FileMaker
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (2.84%) JIRA
2 3 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 50 (15.77%) Telecoms
2 36 (11.36%) Finance
3 10 (3.15%) Law
4 9 (2.84%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.21%) Legal
5 7 (2.21%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.21%) Retail
6 5 (1.58%) Advertising
6 5 (1.58%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.63%) Back Office
7 2 (0.63%) German Language
7 2 (0.63%) Local Government
8 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.32%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.32%) Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 49 (15.46%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 46 (14.51%) Architect
3 45 (14.20%) Network Engineer
4 36 (11.36%) Cisco Engineer
5 33 (10.41%) Consultant
6 23 (7.26%) Analyst
7 22 (6.94%) Unified Communications Manager
8 19 (5.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 18 (5.68%) Project Manager
9 18 (5.68%) Voice Engineer
10 15 (4.73%) Unified Communications Consultant
10 15 (4.73%) Windows Engineer
11 14 (4.42%) Design Engineer
11 14 (4.42%) Lync Engineer
11 14 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
12 13 (4.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 12 (3.79%) 3rd Line Support
14 11 (3.47%) Infrastructure Manager
14 11 (3.47%) Support Engineer
15 9 (2.84%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.52%) XMPP
2 6 (1.89%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.89%) Web Services
3 5 (1.58%) Java EE
3 5 (1.58%) RESTful
3 5 (1.58%) Spring
4 4 (1.26%) CSS
4 4 (1.26%) Middleware
4 4 (1.26%) VXML
5 3 (0.95%) Spring MVC
6 2 (0.63%) XML
7 1 (0.32%) .NET
7 1 (0.32%) CCXML
7 1 (0.32%) EJB
7 1 (0.32%) HTML
7 1 (0.32%) HTML5
7 1 (0.32%) J2EE
7 1 (0.32%) JMS
7 1 (0.32%) LAMP
7 1 (0.32%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (17.35%) Data Centre
2 31 (9.78%) Video Conferencing
3 14 (4.42%) IVR
4 13 (4.10%) Virtual Team
5 12 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.47%) PKI
7 10 (3.15%) Clustering
7 10 (3.15%) Management Information System
7 10 (3.15%) PMI
8 9 (2.84%) Replication
9 6 (1.89%) Handset
10 5 (1.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.26%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.26%) Equities
11 4 (1.26%) Fixed Income
11 4 (1.26%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.95%) BYOD
13 2 (0.63%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.63%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.63%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 73 (23.03%) Windows
2 37 (11.67%) Windows Server
3 28 (8.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (7.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (6.62%) Linux
6 14 (4.42%) Unix
7 7 (2.21%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.26%) Solaris
8 4 (1.26%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.95%) Android
9 3 (0.95%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.95%) CentOS
9 3 (0.95%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.95%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (19.56%) Migration
2 56 (17.67%) ITIL
3 34 (10.73%) Project Management
4 28 (8.83%) Disaster Recovery
4 28 (8.83%) High Availability
4 28 (8.83%) PRINCE2
5 26 (8.20%) Network Design
6 20 (6.31%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (4.73%) Data Loss Prevention
7 15 (4.73%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 14 (4.42%) Identity Management
8 14 (4.42%) ITIL V3
9 13 (4.10%) Presales
10 12 (3.79%) Asset Management
11 11 (3.47%) Mentoring
11 11 (3.47%) Network Architecture
11 11 (3.47%) Service Delivery
11 11 (3.47%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (3.47%) TOGAF
12 10 (3.15%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.15%) SQL
2 9 (2.84%) C
3 8 (2.52%) Java
4 6 (1.89%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.26%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.63%) Perl
6 2 (0.63%) Python
7 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.32%) C#
7 1 (0.32%) PHP
7 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 75 (23.66%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (14.51%) CCNP
3 44 (13.88%) CCNA
4 42 (13.25%) CCIE
5 32 (10.09%) Security Cleared
6 28 (8.83%) SC Cleared
7 26 (8.20%) Degree
8 19 (5.99%) CCDP
9 18 (5.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (4.10%) CCDA
11 12 (3.79%) CCVP
12 10 (3.15%) PMI Certification
13 9 (2.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 8 (2.52%) CCNP Voice
15 7 (2.21%) PMP
16 6 (1.89%) MCSE
17 5 (1.58%) MCSA
18 4 (1.26%) DV Cleared
18 4 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
18 4 (1.26%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.42%) SLA
2 4 (1.26%) QA
3 3 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 58 (18.30%) Active Directory
2 21 (6.62%) Hyper-V
3 16 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.26%) XenApp
6 2 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.63%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.63%) vSphere
7 1 (0.32%) Firmware
7 1 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 64 (20.19%) Cisco CUCM
2 36 (11.36%) Cisco UCCX
3 30 (9.46%) Cisco UCCE
4 20 (6.31%) SCCM
5 10 (3.15%) SCOM
6 7 (2.21%) Cisco CME
6 7 (2.21%) Cisco Prime
7 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (1.89%) Nagios
7 6 (1.89%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (1.58%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.95%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.63%) Netcool
10 2 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.32%) Amdocs OSS
11 1 (0.32%) Cisco IPCC
11 1 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 157 (49.53%) Cisco
2 89 (28.08%) Microsoft
3 24 (7.57%) Avaya
4 18 (5.68%) HP
4 18 (5.68%) SolarWinds
4 18 (5.68%) VMware
5 17 (5.36%) Citrix
6 16 (5.05%) CheckPoint
7 15 (4.73%) F5
7 15 (4.73%) Oracle
8 13 (4.10%) Verint
9 11 (3.47%) Juniper
10 10 (3.15%) Polycom
11 8 (2.52%) Sonus
12 5 (1.58%) EMC
12 5 (1.58%) Mitel
12 5 (1.58%) Nokia
13 4 (1.26%) Genesys
14 3 (0.95%) Adobe
14 3 (0.95%) Nortel
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