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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 96 99 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 10 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.54% 0.22% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.55% 1.87% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Median daily rate £310 £369 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.93% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £356
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +19.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 -
Unified Communications
North West

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
282 214 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.17% 12.04% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 114 85
Median daily rate £375 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 19
Median hourly rate £20.73 £13.88 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.35% -44.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £12.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £21.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Unified Communications as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 9 (90.00%) VoIP
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (70.00%) MS Exchange
4 6 (60.00%) Windows
4 6 (60.00%) SAN
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
5 5 (50.00%) Citrix
5 5 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (50.00%) LAN
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco
5 5 (50.00%) WAN
5 5 (50.00%) VMware
5 5 (50.00%) Skype for Business
6 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (40.00%) PBX
6 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (30.00%) Oracle
7 3 (30.00%) VPN
7 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
7 3 (30.00%) HP
7 3 (30.00%) Firewall
7 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (30.00%) Blackberry
7 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (30.00%) NAS
7 3 (30.00%) SCCM
7 3 (30.00%) IP Telephony
7 3 (30.00%) Two-Factor Authentication

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (70.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (50.00%) Skype for Business
3 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) VoIP
2 6 (60.00%) SAN
3 5 (50.00%) LAN
3 5 (50.00%) WAN
3 5 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (40.00%) PBX
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (30.00%) Firewall
5 3 (30.00%) IP Telephony
5 3 (30.00%) NAS
5 3 (30.00%) VPN
6 2 (20.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) Internet
6 2 (20.00%) Skype
7 1 (10.00%) MPLS
7 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
7 1 (10.00%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (10.00%) VLAN
7 1 (10.00%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Active Directory Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Telephony Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business IT Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Server Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (30.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (30.00%) BYOD
3 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (10.00%) PKI
4 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 3 (30.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) Email Filtering
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
2 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (20.00%) Web Filtering
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) Citrix
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) 3PAR
3 3 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) Avaya
4 2 (20.00%) Riverbed
5 1 (10.00%) F5
5 1 (10.00%) Siemens
5 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (10.00%) Sonus