The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 62 68 52
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -16
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.51% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.34% 0.82% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£250 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £19.75
Unified Communications
East of England

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

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
171 122 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.70% 15.50% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 57 16
Average daily rate £434 £275 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.72% -2.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £185 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 8
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -17.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.63 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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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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
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £250 -
St Albans - 1 £288 -
Unified Communications
East of England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 5 (50.00%) Project Management
1 5 (50.00%) Lync
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (40.00%) Office 365
2 4 (40.00%) PABX
2 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (40.00%) Supplier Management
2 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) PMI
2 4 (40.00%) PMI Certification
3 3 (30.00%) Information Security
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) WAN
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (10.00%) WLAN
5 1 (10.00%) ISDN
5 1 (10.00%) C
5 1 (10.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) XMPP
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 5 (50.00%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) PABX
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (10.00%) WLAN
3 1 (10.00%) WebEx
3 1 (10.00%) ISDN
General
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 5 (50.00%) Unified Communications Manager
2 4 (40.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Communications Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Communications Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Wintel Support
5 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 5 (50.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (40.00%) Supplier Management
3 3 (30.00%) Information Security
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (10.00%) Cacti
3 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Veeam
3 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds