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 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank - 90 85
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 0 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds - 0.37% 0.085%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 2.30% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £180.00
Unified Communications
West Yorkshire

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
193 217 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 12.36% 16.18% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 146 88
Average daily rate £390 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.65% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £123 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £76.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-85.57% +254.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 27 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Skype for Business
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) Telepresence

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Telepresence
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Lync Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Messaging Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec