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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 97 - 89
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 7 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.42% - 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.53% - 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £450 - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
-3.56% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
277 260 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.51% 13.35% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 142 91
Median daily rate £425 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £263 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 16
Median hourly rate £14.75 £12.35 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.43% -25.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £16.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 1 £450 -
Stockport - 1 - -
Unified Communications
North West

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 11 (61.11%) VoIP
2 9 (50.00%) WAN
2 9 (50.00%) Cisco
2 9 (50.00%) LAN
3 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
4 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
4 7 (38.89%) Data Centre
5 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 6 (33.33%) VMware
5 6 (33.33%) IP Telephony
5 6 (33.33%) Windows
5 6 (33.33%) SAN
6 5 (27.78%) Citrix
6 5 (27.78%) PBX
6 5 (27.78%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (27.78%) Skype for Business
7 4 (22.22%) Network Security
7 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (22.22%) Firewall
7 4 (22.22%) Avaya
7 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 3 (16.67%) Oracle
8 3 (16.67%) Linux
8 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
8 3 (16.67%) ITIL
8 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
8 3 (16.67%) Unix
8 3 (16.67%) VPN
8 3 (16.67%) Juniper

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 (38.89%) MS Exchange
2 5 (27.78%) Skype for Business
3 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.56%) CMS
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.56%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) VoIP
2 9 (50.00%) LAN
2 9 (50.00%) WAN
3 6 (33.33%) IP Telephony
3 6 (33.33%) SAN
4 5 (27.78%) PBX
4 5 (27.78%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (22.22%) Firewall
5 4 (22.22%) Network Security
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (16.67%) NAS
6 3 (16.67%) VPN
7 2 (11.11%) DNS
7 2 (11.11%) Internet
7 2 (11.11%) MPLS
7 2 (11.11%) Skype
8 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
8 1 (5.56%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (5.56%) VLAN
8 1 (5.56%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (11.11%) Back Office
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Analyst
1 4 (22.22%) Architect
1 4 (22.22%) Network Specialist
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Network Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Active Directory Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Migration Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Migration Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Telephony Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Telephony Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Telephony Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Designer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) IT Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Design Authority
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Data Centre
2 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 3 (16.67%) BYOD
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) IVR
4 1 (5.56%) PKI
4 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
1 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Unix
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL
1 3 (16.67%) Migration
1 3 (16.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 3 (16.67%) Network Architecture
1 3 (16.67%) Network Design
1 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
1 3 (16.67%) Project Management
1 3 (16.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (11.11%) Dependency Management
2 2 (11.11%) DSDM
2 2 (11.11%) Email Filtering
2 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Transformation
2 2 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 2 (11.11%) Quality Management
2 2 (11.11%) Web Filtering
3 1 (5.56%) CRM
3 1 (5.56%) Supply Chain Management
3 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) CCDA
1 3 (16.67%) CCDP
1 3 (16.67%) CCNA
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (11.11%) APMP
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Cisco
2 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 6 (33.33%) VMware
4 5 (27.78%) Citrix
5 4 (22.22%) Avaya
6 3 (16.67%) 3PAR
6 3 (16.67%) HP
6 3 (16.67%) Juniper
6 3 (16.67%) Oracle
7 2 (11.11%) Riverbed
8 1 (5.56%) F5
8 1 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (5.56%) Siemens
8 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
8 1 (5.56%) Sonus