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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
England / North West
Rank 121 - 145
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 10 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% - 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.49% - 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 3
Median daily rate £425 - £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 - £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 - £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £378
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -0.66%
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
401 582 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.16% 15.24% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 329 205
Median daily rate £383 £411 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.99% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £40.00 £49.50
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 the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 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
Manchester - 9 £419 - 6
Merseyside - 1 £425 -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 9 (56.25%) Migration
2 8 (50.00%) Cisco
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (31.25%) Avaya
3 5 (31.25%) LAN
3 5 (31.25%) WAN
3 5 (31.25%) Network Security
4 4 (25.00%) Network Architecture
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) Network Design
4 4 (25.00%) VoIP
4 4 (25.00%) CCNA
4 4 (25.00%) CCDA
4 4 (25.00%) CCDP
4 4 (25.00%) ITIL
4 4 (25.00%) Unix
4 4 (25.00%) Linux
4 4 (25.00%) Juniper
4 4 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (18.75%) Line Management
5 3 (18.75%) Analytics
5 3 (18.75%) Nortel
5 3 (18.75%) IVR
5 3 (18.75%) IP Telephony
5 3 (18.75%) NGN
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (12.50%) APMP
6 2 (12.50%) Validation
6 2 (12.50%) Handset

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (6.25%) CMS
1 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) LAN
1 5 (31.25%) Network Security
1 5 (31.25%) WAN
2 4 (25.00%) VoIP
3 3 (18.75%) IP Telephony
3 3 (18.75%) NGN
4 1 (6.25%) CTI
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall
4 1 (6.25%) H.323
4 1 (6.25%) MPLS
4 1 (6.25%) PBX
4 1 (6.25%) Skype
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Network Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Network Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Network Specialist
3 4 (25.00%) Unified Communications Manager
4 3 (18.75%) Data Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Data Network Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Avaya Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Migration Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Migration Project Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Site Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Telephony Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Telephony Project Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Designer
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Design Authority
6 1 (6.25%) Telecoms Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) IVR
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
1 4 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Migration
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 4 (25.00%) Network Design
3 3 (18.75%) Analytics
3 3 (18.75%) Line Management
4 2 (12.50%) Dependency Management
4 2 (12.50%) DSDM
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
4 2 (12.50%) Validation
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) People Management
5 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
5 1 (6.25%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (25.00%) CCDA
2 4 (25.00%) CCDP
2 4 (25.00%) CCNA
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (12.50%) APMP
3 2 (12.50%) ISEB
3 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (6.25%) CCNP
4 1 (6.25%) CCNP Voice
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) Avaya
3 4 (25.00%) Juniper
4 3 (18.75%) Nortel
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) Verint
6 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (6.25%) VMware