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 31 August 2016 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank - 72 67
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 0 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - 0.40% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.88% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £420 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 -
Unified Communications
Berkshire

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
172 213 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.15% 21.22% 28.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 106 92
Median daily rate £433 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.61% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £233 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 13
Median hourly rate £37.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.89 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £24.26 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+67.24% -4.33%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Presales
2 2 (66.67%) Avaya
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Mitel
2 2 (66.67%) IP Telephony
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) XMPP
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) Intranet
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) H.323
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) PSTN
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) SMTP
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS

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 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) IP Telephony
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) H.323
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Intranet
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) PSTN
2 1 (33.33%) SMTP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) WebEx
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (33.33%) IT Manager
2 1 (33.33%) IT Programme Manager
2 1 (33.33%) IT Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (33.33%) IT Services Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Principal Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Delivery Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Service Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) XMPP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Presales
2 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Demand Management
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Continuity Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCENT
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP Voice
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Avaya
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Mitel
2 1 (33.33%) VMware