The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 52 63 71
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +8
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 13 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.97% 0.28% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.67% 1.92% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 1
Median daily rate £338 £380 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.18% -10.58%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Communications & Networking Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
150 104 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 22.76% 14.61% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 39 67
Median daily rate £413 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £14.20 £8.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +75.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 13 (86.67%) SC Cleared
1 13 (86.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (80.00%) Hyper-V
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (40.00%) Replication
3 6 (40.00%) Virtual Environments
3 6 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (40.00%) SCCM
3 6 (40.00%) Server Building
4 5 (33.33%) Windows 10
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (20.00%) LAN
6 2 (13.33%) VoIP
6 2 (13.33%) WAN
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 2 (13.33%) VLAN
6 2 (13.33%) Degree
6 2 (13.33%) Service Management
6 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
7 1 (6.67%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (6.67%) BYOD
7 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) VLAN
2 2 (13.33%) VoIP
2 2 (13.33%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless
General
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Wintel Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Communications Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) VoIP Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Replication
2 1 (6.67%) BYOD
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
1 12 (80.00%) Windows Server
1 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Server Building
1 6 (40.00%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Project Management
2 2 (13.33%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) SC Cleared
1 13 (86.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) CCIE
4 1 (6.67%) CCNP
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 12 (80.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) Aerohive Networks
2 1 (6.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 1 (6.67%) Brocade
2 1 (6.67%) Juniper