The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 1 March 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 45 81 66
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -15
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 22 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.15% 0.20% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.84% 0.68% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 4
Median daily rate £400 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £378
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.98%
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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
159 295 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.75% 28.98% 21.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 162 86
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 2
Median hourly rate £53.75 £55.65 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.41% +158.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-41.89% +34.54%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading 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 Reading

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the Reading region over the 3 months to 1 March 2017.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 March 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 Reading region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 40 (86.96%) Cisco
2 33 (71.74%) Cisco CUCM
3 31 (67.39%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (65.22%) CCNP
4 30 (65.22%) VoIP
5 29 (63.04%) Telecoms
6 26 (56.52%) CCNA
6 26 (56.52%) Cisco UCCX
7 25 (54.35%) Cisco UCCE
8 23 (50.00%) CCIE
9 16 (34.78%) Migration
10 10 (21.74%) Network Design
11 7 (15.22%) Project Management
11 7 (15.22%) PRINCE2
12 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
12 6 (13.04%) IVR
12 6 (13.04%) Performance Engineering
12 6 (13.04%) Mentoring
12 6 (13.04%) High Availability
12 6 (13.04%) Customer Requirements
13 5 (10.87%) IP Telephony
13 5 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (10.87%) CTI
14 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
14 4 (8.70%) PBX
14 4 (8.70%) PSTN
14 4 (8.70%) Virtual Team
15 3 (6.52%) CCNP Voice
15 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Transformation
15 3 (6.52%) CCVP

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 2 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) MS Office
3 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.17%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 30 (65.22%) VoIP
2 5 (10.87%) CTI
2 5 (10.87%) IP Telephony
3 4 (8.70%) PBX
3 4 (8.70%) PSTN
4 3 (6.52%) LAN
4 3 (6.52%) WAN
4 3 (6.52%) Wireless
5 2 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (4.35%) H.323
5 2 (4.35%) QSIG
5 2 (4.35%) SCCP
6 1 (2.17%) BGP
6 1 (2.17%) Firewall
6 1 (2.17%) Internet
6 1 (2.17%) MPLS
6 1 (2.17%) NetScreen
6 1 (2.17%) OSPF
6 1 (2.17%) Skype
6 1 (2.17%) WLAN
General
1 29 (63.04%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Design Engineer
1 17 (36.96%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 15 (32.61%) Network Engineer
3 13 (28.26%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Network Design Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Project Manager
5 5 (10.87%) VoIP Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Coordinator
6 4 (8.70%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (4.35%) Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Network Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Unified Communications Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) IVR
2 4 (8.70%) Virtual Team
3 3 (6.52%) PMI
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Migration
2 10 (21.74%) Network Design
3 7 (15.22%) PRINCE2
3 7 (15.22%) Project Management
4 6 (13.04%) Customer Requirements
4 6 (13.04%) High Availability
4 6 (13.04%) Mentoring
4 6 (13.04%) Performance Engineering
5 5 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.35%) ITIL
7 2 (4.35%) ITIL V3
8 1 (2.17%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (2.17%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.17%) Resource Management
8 1 (2.17%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.17%) Speech Recognition
8 1 (2.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (67.39%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (65.22%) CCNP
3 26 (56.52%) CCNA
4 23 (50.00%) CCIE
5 3 (6.52%) CCNP Voice
5 3 (6.52%) CCVP
5 3 (6.52%) PMI Certification
6 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.35%) PMP
6 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.17%) CCDA
7 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Systems Management
1 33 (71.74%) Cisco CUCM
2 26 (56.52%) Cisco UCCX
3 25 (54.35%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco CME
Vendors
1 40 (86.96%) Cisco
2 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) Avaya
3 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.17%) Genesys
3 1 (2.17%) Juniper
3 1 (2.17%) Mitel
3 1 (2.17%) Verint