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 18 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 45 76 68
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -8
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 24 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.34% 0.53% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.31% 2.06% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 2
Median daily rate £425 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £390
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -0.64%
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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
195 243 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.16% 25.88% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 118 96
Median daily rate £325 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £300 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +109.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 18 January 2017.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 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 Reading region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 30 (85.71%) Cisco
2 24 (68.57%) Telecoms
3 23 (65.71%) Cisco CUCM
4 22 (62.86%) VoIP
5 21 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (57.14%) CCNP
7 17 (48.57%) CCNA
8 16 (45.71%) Cisco UCCX
9 15 (42.86%) Cisco UCCE
9 15 (42.86%) CCIE
10 11 (31.43%) Migration
11 7 (20.00%) Network Design
11 7 (20.00%) Project Management
11 7 (20.00%) PRINCE2
12 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
13 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (14.29%) IVR
13 5 (14.29%) Performance Engineering
13 5 (14.29%) Mentoring
13 5 (14.29%) IP Telephony
13 5 (14.29%) High Availability
14 4 (11.43%) CTI
14 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
15 3 (8.57%) PBX
15 3 (8.57%) PSTN
15 3 (8.57%) PMI Certification
15 3 (8.57%) PMI
15 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
15 3 (8.57%) CCVP
15 3 (8.57%) CCNP Voice

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 (5.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
3 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.86%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 22 (62.86%) VoIP
2 5 (14.29%) IP Telephony
3 4 (11.43%) CTI
4 3 (8.57%) PBX
4 3 (8.57%) PSTN
5 2 (5.71%) H.323
5 2 (5.71%) LAN
5 2 (5.71%) QSIG
5 2 (5.71%) SCCP
5 2 (5.71%) WAN
5 2 (5.71%) Wireless
6 1 (2.86%) DNS
6 1 (2.86%) Firewall
6 1 (2.86%) FTP
6 1 (2.86%) HTTP
6 1 (2.86%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.86%) NetScreen
6 1 (2.86%) SMTP
6 1 (2.86%) SNMP
6 1 (2.86%) VPN
General
1 24 (68.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 11 (31.43%) Design Engineer
3 10 (28.57%) Network Engineer
4 9 (25.71%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Project Manager
6 4 (11.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Coordinator
6 4 (11.43%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (8.57%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) VoIP Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Avaya Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Cisco Consultant
9 1 (2.86%) Consultant
9 1 (2.86%) Mitel Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) IVR
2 3 (8.57%) PMI
2 3 (8.57%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Migration
2 7 (20.00%) Network Design
2 7 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 7 (20.00%) Project Management
3 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (14.29%) High Availability
3 5 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 5 (14.29%) Performance Engineering
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.71%) ITIL
5 2 (5.71%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.86%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (2.86%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.86%) Resource Management
6 1 (2.86%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.86%) Speech Recognition
6 1 (2.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (57.14%) CCNP
3 17 (48.57%) CCNA
4 15 (42.86%) CCIE
5 3 (8.57%) CCNP Voice
5 3 (8.57%) CCVP
5 3 (8.57%) PMI Certification
6 2 (5.71%) PMP
6 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.86%) CCDA
7 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 23 (65.71%) Cisco CUCM
2 16 (45.71%) Cisco UCCX
3 15 (42.86%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco CME
Vendors
1 30 (85.71%) Cisco
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.86%) Avaya
3 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.86%) Genesys
3 1 (2.86%) Juniper
3 1 (2.86%) Mitel
3 1 (2.86%) Verint