The first table below looks at the demand for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Hampshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 106 116 95
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -21
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 6 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.29% 0.059% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.46% 0.30% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
Average daily rate £433 - £388
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 - £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £31.25 -
% change year-on-year
+476.00% -
Communications & Networking Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
411 328 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 19.80% 19.23% 21.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 179 158
Average daily rate £350 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 58 69
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -5.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.83 £15.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Unified Communications
South East

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hook - 2 £441 -
Basingstoke - 1 £375 -
Eastleigh - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Unified Communications
South East

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 11 (55.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (40.00%) VoIP
3 7 (35.00%) Cisco
3 7 (35.00%) PRINCE2
3 7 (35.00%) Project Management
4 6 (30.00%) ISUP
4 6 (30.00%) INAP
4 6 (30.00%) PRINCE
4 6 (30.00%) Service Delivery
4 6 (30.00%) Windows
4 6 (30.00%) PBX
4 6 (30.00%) Lync
4 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 6 (30.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (25.00%) VPN
6 4 (20.00%) DNS
6 4 (20.00%) SSL
6 4 (20.00%) Citrix
6 4 (20.00%) UAG
6 4 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (20.00%) PKI
6 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (15.00%) Finance
7 3 (15.00%) Android
7 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (15.00%) Change Management

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 6 (30.00%) Lync
2 1 (5.00%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) VoIP
2 6 (30.00%) ISUP
2 6 (30.00%) INAP
2 6 (30.00%) PBX
3 5 (25.00%) VPN
4 4 (20.00%) DNS
4 4 (20.00%) SSL
5 2 (10.00%) MPLS
5 2 (10.00%) ADSL
5 2 (10.00%) xDSL
6 1 (5.00%) Network Security
6 1 (5.00%) Softswitch
6 1 (5.00%) ISDN
6 1 (5.00%) SDH
6 1 (5.00%) IPv6
6 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
6 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 11 (55.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Delivery Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Mobile Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Business Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) PKI
2 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Android
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) PRINCE2
1 7 (35.00%) Project Management
2 6 (30.00%) PRINCE
2 6 (30.00%) Service Delivery
2 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.00%) Change Management
4 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.00%) Release Management
6 1 (5.00%) Communications Security
6 1 (5.00%) Validation
6 1 (5.00%) Migration
6 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
6 1 (5.00%) Network Management
6 1 (5.00%) Product Management
6 1 (5.00%) Online Security
6 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) MCITP
3 1 (5.00%) MCSE
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) UAG
2 4 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Cisco
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) Sonus