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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £400 £386
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
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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
167 146 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.02% 13.19% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 69 87
Average daily rate £316 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £160 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 22
Average hourly rate £21.25 £14.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.78% -53.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £25.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 27 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Law
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Mitel
3 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (33.33%) Network Design
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (33.33%) Polycom
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) CCIE
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (33.33%) Ruckus Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Meraki
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
General
1 1 (33.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Mitel
2 1 (33.33%) Polycom
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Ruckus Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Meraki