The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank - 28 29
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 0 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester - 1.86% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 11.54% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
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Leicestershire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20 26 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 15.27% 16.15% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 9
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £327 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.25 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% -43.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £160.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

Unified Communications
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the Leicester region.

Unified Communications Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

Unified Communications
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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%) MS Project
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Billing
1 1 (100.00%) Speech Recognition
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Verint

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 (100.00%) MS Project
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Speech Recognition
1 1 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Verint