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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
England / North West
Rank 123 - 131
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 11 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% - 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.72% - 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Median daily rate £425 - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £394 £390
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year
-61.62% -

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
404 577 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.43% 14.84% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 316 197
Median daily rate £383 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 33 41
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 - 10 £419 -
Merseyside - 1 £425 -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 (42.86%) VoIP
1 9 (42.86%) Migration
2 8 (38.10%) WAN
2 8 (38.10%) Cisco
2 8 (38.10%) LAN
3 7 (33.33%) Avaya
3 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
5 5 (23.81%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (23.81%) Network Security
6 4 (19.05%) Network Architecture
6 4 (19.05%) Skype for Business
6 4 (19.05%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (19.05%) Firewall
6 4 (19.05%) Finance
6 4 (19.05%) VMware
6 4 (19.05%) Network Design
6 4 (19.05%) Juniper
6 4 (19.05%) CCNA
6 4 (19.05%) CCDA
6 4 (19.05%) CCDP
6 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
6 4 (19.05%) PBX
6 4 (19.05%) Linux
6 4 (19.05%) ITIL
6 4 (19.05%) Unix
7 3 (14.29%) Windows
7 3 (14.29%) Oracle

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 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
1 4 (19.05%) Skype for Business
2 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) CMS
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) VoIP
2 8 (38.10%) LAN
2 8 (38.10%) WAN
3 5 (23.81%) Network Security
3 5 (23.81%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (19.05%) Firewall
4 4 (19.05%) PBX
5 3 (14.29%) IP Telephony
5 3 (14.29%) NAS
5 3 (14.29%) NGN
5 3 (14.29%) SAN
5 3 (14.29%) VPN
6 2 (9.52%) Internet
7 1 (4.76%) CTI
7 1 (4.76%) H.323
7 1 (4.76%) MPLS
7 1 (4.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Back Office
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Network Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Network Specialist
3 4 (19.05%) Unified Communications Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Data Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Data Network Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Avaya Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Migration Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Migration Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Site Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Telephony Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Telephony Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Telephony Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 3 (14.29%) BYOD
2 3 (14.29%) IVR
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) Handset
3 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Linux
1 4 (19.05%) Unix
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Network Architecture
2 4 (19.05%) Network Design
3 3 (14.29%) Analytics
3 3 (14.29%) Line Management
3 3 (14.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 3 (14.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 2 (9.52%) Dependency Management
4 2 (9.52%) DSDM
4 2 (9.52%) Email Filtering
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 2 (9.52%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Quality Management
4 2 (9.52%) Validation
4 2 (9.52%) Web Filtering
5 1 (4.76%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (19.05%) CCDA
2 4 (19.05%) CCDP
2 4 (19.05%) CCNA
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (9.52%) APMP
3 2 (9.52%) ISEB
3 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (4.76%) CCNP
4 1 (4.76%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Cisco
2 7 (33.33%) Avaya
3 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 4 (19.05%) Juniper
4 4 (19.05%) VMware
5 3 (14.29%) 3PAR
5 3 (14.29%) Citrix
5 3 (14.29%) HP
5 3 (14.29%) Nortel
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle
6 2 (9.52%) Verint
7 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com