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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 62 72 82
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +10
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 2 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.23% 0.50% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 2.02% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £600 £503
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +19.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
-9.37% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.50 -
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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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
242 248 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.66% 24.68% 36.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 82 101
Average daily rate £400 £280 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £140 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £20.00 £13.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) DMZ
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) MGCP
2 1 (25.00%) H.323
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Billing
2 1 (25.00%) Speech Recognition
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) Lync
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Lync
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
1 1 (25.00%) DMZ
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) MGCP
1 1 (25.00%) H.323
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Voice Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) Speech Recognition
1 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Verint
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