The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 46 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.61% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.52% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £96.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +221.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
46 18 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 9.29% 5.59% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 6 13
Average daily rate £425 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £360 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £438 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £13.75 £16.08 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.50% +16.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £16.02 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £16.15 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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%) WLAN
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
1 3 (75.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (75.00%) VPN
1 3 (75.00%) SSL
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) CCNP
1 3 (75.00%) CCIP
1 3 (75.00%) CCNA
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (75.00%) Juniper
1 3 (75.00%) MPLS
1 3 (75.00%) OSPF
1 3 (75.00%) BGP
1 3 (75.00%) EIGRP
1 3 (75.00%) VRRP
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) Wireless
1 3 (75.00%) Validation
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
1 3 (75.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 3 (75.00%) PKI
1 3 (75.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) WLAN
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
1 3 (75.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (75.00%) VPN
1 3 (75.00%) SSL
1 3 (75.00%) MPLS
1 3 (75.00%) OSPF
1 3 (75.00%) BGP
1 3 (75.00%) EIGRP
1 3 (75.00%) VRRP
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) Wireless
1 3 (75.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (75.00%) HSRP
1 3 (75.00%) Multicast
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) VoIP
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP Project Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) PKI
2 1 (25.00%) Handset
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Validation
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
1 3 (75.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CCNP
1 3 (75.00%) CCIP
1 3 (75.00%) CCNA
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) CCDP
2 2 (50.00%) CCIE
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) Juniper