The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 80 74 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.36% 0.11% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.14% 1.02% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
187 98 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 16.76% 10.64% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 53 40
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £248 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £435 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Average hourly rate £14.87 £17.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.05% +4.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (100.00%) Lync
2 7 (77.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (77.78%) Postini
2 7 (77.78%) Migration
2 7 (77.78%) Google
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (77.78%) Symantec
2 7 (77.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) MS Exchange
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) S/MIME
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (77.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 7 (77.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
3 4 (44.44%) Network Load Balancing
3 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (33.33%) SCOM
4 3 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) Google Apps
4 3 (33.33%) Service Management
4 3 (33.33%) ITSM
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco
6 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (11.11%) LAN
6 1 (11.11%) WAN

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 9 (100.00%) Lync
2 7 (77.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (77.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (77.78%) MS Exchange
2 7 (77.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) S/MIME
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Support
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Migration
2 4 (44.44%) Network Load Balancing
3 3 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) Service Management
3 3 (33.33%) ITSM
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (33.33%) SCOM
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Postini
1 7 (77.78%) Google
1 7 (77.78%) Symantec
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco