The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 102 - 75
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 4 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% - 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.82% - 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£369 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 - £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 - £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £19.75
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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 Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
220 184 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.89% 14.06% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 88 79
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £443 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 14
Average hourly rate £14.19 £30.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.70% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £40.00 £21.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) VoIP
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) IVR
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (22.22%) Office 365
4 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) CCVP
4 2 (22.22%) IP Telephony
4 2 (22.22%) CCNP
4 2 (22.22%) CCNA
4 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
4 2 (22.22%) ISDN
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Firewall
5 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 1 (11.11%) LAN
5 1 (11.11%) WLAN
5 1 (11.11%) WAN
5 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
5 1 (11.11%) EMC
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix
5 1 (11.11%) XMPP

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) VoIP
2 2 (22.22%) ISDN
2 2 (22.22%) IP Telephony
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) WLAN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Expert
1 2 (22.22%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) VoIP Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Communications Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) IVR
2 1 (11.11%) BYOD
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Network Management
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCNP
1 2 (22.22%) CCNA
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (22.22%) CCVP
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
2 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) EMC
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint