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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 479 451 441
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -10
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 100 100 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.39% 1.57% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 50 66
Average daily rate
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£390 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £265 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
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
7196 6379 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 13.62% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 3537 3525
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 390 619
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
South East -26 39 £390 -2.50% 9
London -2 37 £400 - 21
South West -23 6 £375 -1.63% 5
West Midlands -2 4 £413 +3.12% 2
North West -8 4 £425 +41.66% 5
Yorkshire -9 4 £250 - 3
East of England - 4 - - 2
East Midlands +7 2 £270 - 3
Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
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Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 90 (43.90%) Cisco
2 63 (30.73%) Lync
3 51 (24.88%) Microsoft
3 51 (24.88%) Telecoms
4 47 (22.93%) WAN
5 43 (20.98%) LAN
6 42 (20.49%) VoIP
7 40 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (16.59%) MS Exchange
8 34 (16.59%) IP Telephony
8 34 (16.59%) Video Conferencing
9 30 (14.63%) ITIL
10 29 (14.15%) CCNP
11 28 (13.66%) Windows
12 27 (13.17%) Active Directory
12 27 (13.17%) Exchange Server 2010
13 24 (11.71%) CCNA
13 24 (11.71%) Migration
14 23 (11.22%) Firewall
15 22 (10.73%) Wireless
15 22 (10.73%) MPLS
16 20 (9.76%) VPN
16 20 (9.76%) Security Cleared
17 19 (9.27%) Project Management
17 19 (9.27%) OSPF
17 19 (9.27%) Service Delivery
18 18 (8.78%) XMPP
18 18 (8.78%) BGP
19 17 (8.29%) DNS
19 17 (8.29%) PBX

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 63 (30.73%) Lync
2 34 (16.59%) MS Exchange
3 27 (13.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (8.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (6.34%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (5.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (4.88%) Office Communications Server
7 10 (4.88%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.49%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.49%) IBM Connections
9 1 (0.49%) CMS
9 1 (0.49%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 12 (5.85%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.90%) MS Office
3 7 (3.41%) MS Project
4 5 (2.44%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.49%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (0.49%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.39%) Office 365
2 6 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.46%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (22.93%) WAN
2 43 (20.98%) LAN
3 42 (20.49%) VoIP
4 34 (16.59%) IP Telephony
5 23 (11.22%) Firewall
6 22 (10.73%) Wireless
6 22 (10.73%) MPLS
7 20 (9.76%) VPN
8 19 (9.27%) OSPF
9 18 (8.78%) BGP
10 17 (8.29%) DNS
10 17 (8.29%) PBX
11 13 (6.34%) TCP/IP
12 12 (5.85%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (5.37%) Ethernet
14 10 (4.88%) Internet
14 10 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (4.39%) Network Security
15 9 (4.39%) Cisco Nexus
16 8 (3.90%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.98%) MySQL
1 2 (0.98%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.49%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Eclipse
General
1 51 (24.88%) Telecoms
2 16 (7.80%) Finance
2 16 (7.80%) Banking
3 11 (5.37%) Law
4 7 (3.41%) Billing
5 6 (2.93%) Retail
6 5 (2.44%) Multimedia
6 5 (2.44%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.98%) Local Government
8 1 (0.49%) Marketing
8 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.49%) Electronics
8 1 (0.49%) Legal
8 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (16.10%) Architect
2 24 (11.71%) Analyst
3 21 (10.24%) Cisco Engineer
4 20 (9.76%) Consultant
5 19 (9.27%) Project Manager
6 17 (8.29%) Network Engineer
7 12 (5.85%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (5.85%) Communications Engineer
7 12 (5.85%) Designer
8 11 (5.37%) Business Analyst
9 9 (4.39%) Enterprise Architect
10 8 (3.90%) Messaging Engineer
11 7 (3.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 6 (2.93%) Service Manager
13 5 (2.44%) Test Manager
13 5 (2.44%) Senior Network Engineer
13 5 (2.44%) Communications Manager
14 4 (1.95%) Infrastructure Manager
14 4 (1.95%) Messaging Specialist
14 4 (1.95%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.78%) XMPP
2 6 (2.93%) Middleware
3 4 (1.95%) CSS
4 3 (1.46%) Spring
5 2 (0.98%) Ajax
5 2 (0.98%) JMS
5 2 (0.98%) JPA
6 1 (0.49%) HTML5
6 1 (0.49%) LESS
6 1 (0.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.49%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.49%) jQuery
6 1 (0.49%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.49%) JSP
6 1 (0.49%) HTML
6 1 (0.49%) .NET
6 1 (0.49%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.59%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.44%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.95%) Handset
5 4 (1.95%) PKI
5 4 (1.95%) Machine to Machine
6 3 (1.46%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.46%) IVR
7 2 (0.98%) NHS
8 1 (0.49%) PMI
8 1 (0.49%) DTV
8 1 (0.49%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.49%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.49%) Statistics
8 1 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.49%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.49%) FMCG
8 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (13.66%) Windows
2 9 (4.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (2.93%) Linux
5 5 (2.44%) Android
6 4 (1.95%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.49%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (14.63%) ITIL
2 24 (11.71%) Migration
3 19 (9.27%) Project Management
3 19 (9.27%) Service Delivery
4 17 (8.29%) Service Management
4 17 (8.29%) PRINCE2
5 12 (5.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (5.85%) Technical Architecture
6 11 (5.37%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (4.39%) Network Design
8 8 (3.90%) Change Management
9 7 (3.41%) Configuration Management
9 7 (3.41%) UML
9 7 (3.41%) Validation
9 7 (3.41%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (3.41%) Incident Management
9 7 (3.41%) Change Control
10 6 (2.93%) Network Management
10 6 (2.93%) Network Load Balancing
11 5 (2.44%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.85%) PowerShell
2 4 (1.95%) SQL
2 4 (1.95%) C
3 3 (1.46%) Java
4 2 (0.98%) C++
4 2 (0.98%) Perl
5 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 40 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (14.15%) CCNP
3 24 (11.71%) CCNA
4 20 (9.76%) Security Cleared
5 16 (7.80%) CCIE
6 15 (7.32%) SC Cleared
7 14 (6.83%) CCDP
8 9 (4.39%) CCIP
8 9 (4.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (3.41%) DV Cleared
10 6 (2.93%) Degree
11 5 (2.44%) CCVP
12 3 (1.46%) CCSE
12 3 (1.46%) MCSE
12 3 (1.46%) CCDA
12 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.46%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.98%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.98%) CIPD
13 2 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.44%) QA
2 4 (1.95%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (13.17%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.95%) XenApp
4 3 (1.46%) XenServer
4 3 (1.46%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.98%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.49%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (7.32%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (5.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 9 (4.39%) Cisco UCCX
4 5 (2.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (2.44%) CiscoWorks
4 5 (2.44%) SCOM
5 4 (1.95%) Cisco UCCE
5 4 (1.95%) XenMobile
6 2 (0.98%) SCCM
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 90 (43.90%) Cisco
2 51 (24.88%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.80%) Avaya
4 13 (6.34%) CheckPoint
4 13 (6.34%) F5
5 12 (5.85%) Symantec
6 11 (5.37%) VMware
6 11 (5.37%) Juniper
7 10 (4.88%) HP
7 10 (4.88%) Tandberg
8 8 (3.90%) Remedy
9 7 (3.41%) Citrix
9 7 (3.41%) Google
9 7 (3.41%) IronPort
9 7 (3.41%) Postini
10 6 (2.93%) SolarWinds
11 5 (2.44%) Polycom
11 5 (2.44%) MobileIron
11 5 (2.44%) IBM
11 5 (2.44%) Nokia
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