The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 41 - 40
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.67% - 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.84% - 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £378 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.66% -5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - £13.00
Unified Communications
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
62 83 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 13.75% 15.84% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 31 32
Average daily rate £320 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Average hourly rate £27.50 £43.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +118.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unified Communications across the Gloucestershire region.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(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
Gloucester - 3 - -
Unified Communications
South West

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 7 (70.00%) Cisco
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) HP
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) VoIP
2 6 (60.00%) SAN
2 6 (60.00%) Hitachi
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) TOGAF
2 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (40.00%) LAN
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (40.00%) WAN
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) vSphere
5 3 (30.00%) 3PAR
5 3 (30.00%) eTOM
5 3 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (30.00%) PRINCE
6 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
7 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
7 1 (10.00%) Presales

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) SAN
1 6 (60.00%) VoIP
2 4 (40.00%) LAN
2 4 (40.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) BGP
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (10.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 1 (10.00%) HSRP
3 1 (10.00%) MPLS
3 1 (10.00%) OSPF
3 1 (10.00%) SSL
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) VRRP
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
General
1 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Architect
1 6 (60.00%) Technical Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Designer
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Designer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (30.00%) eTOM
3 3 (30.00%) PRINCE
3 3 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (10.00%) Presales
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) CCDA
2 1 (10.00%) CCIE
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) MCP
2 1 (10.00%) MCSA
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) vSphere
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) Hitachi
2 6 (60.00%) HP
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) 3PAR
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft