The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank - 138 -
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.062% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.46% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - £13.00
Unified Communications
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
599 437 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.78% 13.59% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 218 171
Average daily rate £400 £346 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.52% +2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £459 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 39 25
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.13 £15.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.11% +20.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Unified Communications
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the North West region.

Unified Communications Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Unified Communications
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (75.00%) VoIP
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) IVR
2 2 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco IPCC
2 2 (50.00%) CCVP
2 2 (50.00%) CCNP
2 2 (50.00%) CCNA
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) Polycom
3 1 (25.00%) Dollar Universe
3 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (25.00%) Software Asset Management
3 1 (25.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (25.00%) Avaya
3 1 (25.00%) AdminStudio
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (25.00%) Asset Management

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (25.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) VoIP
2 2 (50.00%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Expert
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Telephony Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) VoIP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (25.00%) Software Asset Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCNA
1 2 (50.00%) CCNP
1 2 (50.00%) CCVP
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (25.00%) Dollar Universe
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Avaya
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Polycom