The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 460 421 474
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +53
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 106 118 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.25% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.54% 1.85% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 63 55
Average daily rate
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£406 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.27% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.50 -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6885 6381 8286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.93% 13.70% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3732 3407 3763
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 426 653
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
Unified Communications
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +35 64 £425 - 28
South East -16 18 £310 -28.11% 14
Yorkshire +4 6 - - 6
North West -3 5 - - 4
East of England -25 4 £288 +15.00%
South West -36 4 £495 - 3
West Midlands -24 3 £393 +46.04% 4
East Midlands -2 1 - - 2
North East - 1 - -
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Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 91 (44.17%) Lync
2 76 (36.89%) Microsoft
3 68 (33.01%) Cisco
4 57 (27.67%) Telecoms
5 39 (18.93%) WAN
6 37 (17.96%) VoIP
7 34 (16.50%) Project Management
8 33 (16.02%) Windows
9 31 (15.05%) Active Directory
9 31 (15.05%) Finance
10 30 (14.56%) LAN
11 27 (13.11%) PRINCE2
12 26 (12.62%) Avaya
13 22 (10.68%) MS Exchange
14 21 (10.19%) IP Telephony
15 20 (9.71%) Service Delivery
16 19 (9.22%) MS Excel
16 19 (9.22%) Cisco Certification
16 19 (9.22%) Firewall
17 18 (8.74%) VMware
17 18 (8.74%) PBX
18 17 (8.25%) Citrix
18 17 (8.25%) CCNP
18 17 (8.25%) ITIL
18 17 (8.25%) Banking
18 17 (8.25%) Windows Server 2008
19 16 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure
19 16 (7.77%) Wireless
20 15 (7.28%) Video Conferencing
21 14 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2010

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 91 (44.17%) Lync
2 22 (10.68%) MS Exchange
3 14 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.40%) MindAlign
5 6 (2.91%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.46%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.49%) IBM Connections
Applications
1 19 (9.22%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.40%) MS Office
3 6 (2.91%) MS Project
4 4 (1.94%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.49%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.37%) Office 365
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.49%) SaaS
2 1 (0.49%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 39 (18.93%) WAN
2 37 (17.96%) VoIP
3 30 (14.56%) LAN
4 21 (10.19%) IP Telephony
5 19 (9.22%) Firewall
6 18 (8.74%) PBX
7 16 (7.77%) Wireless
8 13 (6.31%) TCP/IP
9 11 (5.34%) DNS
10 9 (4.37%) SAN
10 9 (4.37%) MPLS
11 6 (2.91%) VPN
11 6 (2.91%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (2.91%) BGP
11 6 (2.91%) Cisco IPT
12 5 (2.43%) PABX
12 5 (2.43%) OSPF
12 5 (2.43%) Internet
13 4 (1.94%) DHCP
13 4 (1.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 57 (27.67%) Telecoms
2 31 (15.05%) Finance
3 17 (8.25%) Banking
4 10 (4.85%) Law
5 8 (3.88%) Legal
6 7 (3.40%) Marketing
7 4 (1.94%) Retail
8 3 (1.46%) Billing
8 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.46%) Back Office
9 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 42 (20.39%) Project Manager
2 34 (16.50%) Architect
3 20 (9.71%) Analyst
4 16 (7.77%) Consultant
5 11 (5.34%) Network Engineer
5 11 (5.34%) Business Analyst
6 10 (4.85%) Communications Manager
6 10 (4.85%) Communications Engineer
7 8 (3.88%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (3.88%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (3.40%) Engineering Manager
8 7 (3.40%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (2.91%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (2.91%) Enterprise Architect
9 6 (2.91%) Senior Manager
9 6 (2.91%) Senior Project Manager
9 6 (2.91%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 5 (2.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 5 (2.43%) Cisco Support
10 5 (2.43%) Avaya Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.85%) XMPP
2 7 (3.40%) .NET
3 2 (0.97%) CSS
3 2 (0.97%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.49%) jQuery
4 1 (0.49%) HTML5
4 1 (0.49%) LESS
4 1 (0.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.49%) HTML
4 1 (0.49%) JSP
4 1 (0.49%) Middleware
4 1 (0.49%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.49%) Spring
4 1 (0.49%) J2EE
4 1 (0.49%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.28%) Video Conferencing
2 12 (5.83%) Clustering
3 8 (3.88%) IVR
4 6 (2.91%) Handset
5 5 (2.43%) PMI
6 4 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.46%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.46%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.46%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.46%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.97%) Machine to Machine
8 2 (0.97%) PKI
9 1 (0.49%) Statistics
9 1 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.49%) CMDB
9 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.49%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 33 (16.02%) Windows
2 17 (8.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (3.40%) Solaris
4 6 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.94%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.49%) Linux
6 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (16.50%) Project Management
2 27 (13.11%) PRINCE2
3 20 (9.71%) Service Delivery
4 17 (8.25%) ITIL
5 14 (6.80%) Migration
6 11 (5.34%) UML
7 8 (3.88%) Change Management
7 8 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (3.88%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (3.88%) Capacity Management
8 7 (3.40%) Network Management
8 7 (3.40%) Information Security
9 6 (2.91%) Workflow
9 6 (2.91%) Use Case
9 6 (2.91%) Integration Testing
10 5 (2.43%) Supplier Management
10 5 (2.43%) Incident Management
10 5 (2.43%) CRM
10 5 (2.43%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (1.94%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.88%) Java
1 8 (3.88%) SQL
2 7 (3.40%) PowerShell
2 7 (3.40%) Perl
3 2 (0.97%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.49%) VBScript
4 1 (0.49%) C
4 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (9.22%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (8.25%) CCNP
3 12 (5.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 11 (5.34%) CCVP
4 11 (5.34%) Security Cleared
5 10 (4.85%) CCIE
6 8 (3.88%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.40%) PMI Certification
7 7 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (2.91%) MCSE
9 5 (2.43%) CCDP
9 5 (2.43%) PMP
10 4 (1.94%) Degree
11 3 (1.46%) APMP
11 3 (1.46%) Avaya Certification
11 3 (1.46%) CCNA
11 3 (1.46%) MCP
12 2 (0.97%) CCIP
12 2 (0.97%) MCITP
13 1 (0.49%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.97%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (15.05%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.85%) XenApp
4 7 (3.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (3.40%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.91%) UAG
5 6 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.43%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.94%) XenServer
7 4 (1.94%) Xen
8 3 (1.46%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.97%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.49%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (5.83%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (3.88%) SCCM
2 8 (3.88%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (2.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (1.94%) XenMobile
4 4 (1.94%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (1.46%) SCOM
6 2 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.49%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 76 (36.89%) Microsoft
2 68 (33.01%) Cisco
3 26 (12.62%) Avaya
4 18 (8.74%) VMware
5 17 (8.25%) Citrix
6 10 (4.85%) HP
7 9 (4.37%) Acme Packet
8 8 (3.88%) Symantec
9 7 (3.40%) EMC
10 6 (2.91%) Bloomberg
10 6 (2.91%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.91%) Remedy
11 5 (2.43%) Juniper
12 4 (1.94%) Mitel
13 3 (1.46%) Google
13 3 (1.46%) Postini
13 3 (1.46%) BT
13 3 (1.46%) Tandberg
13 3 (1.46%) Aruba
13 3 (1.46%) Dell
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