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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 92 - 66
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 2 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.13% - 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.97% - 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£270 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
+17.24% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 - £19.50
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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
206 130 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.50% 10.10% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 53 53
Average daily rate £300 £320 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.27 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -28.00%

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 29 June 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 (37.50%) Cisco
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (25.00%) Office 365
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) ISDN
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) VoIP
3 1 (12.50%) BYOD
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) MS Project
3 1 (12.50%) MS Office

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Project
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) ISDN
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Communications Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
1 1 (12.50%) Project Management
1 1 (12.50%) Change Management
1 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (12.50%) Network Management
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) XenApp
1 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 1 (12.50%) VMware