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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 43 64 -
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 24 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.30% 0.74% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.48% 3.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 0
Median daily rate £425 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
209 207 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.71% 21.74% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 109 93
Median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £45.31 £159.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.17%

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 3 December 2016.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 19 (79.17%) Cisco
2 18 (75.00%) Telecoms
3 16 (66.67%) Cisco CUCM
4 13 (54.17%) VoIP
4 13 (54.17%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (50.00%) CCNP
6 10 (41.67%) CCNA
6 10 (41.67%) CCIE
6 10 (41.67%) Cisco UCCE
7 9 (37.50%) Cisco UCCX
8 7 (29.17%) Project Management
8 7 (29.17%) PRINCE2
9 5 (20.83%) Migration
9 5 (20.83%) IP Telephony
10 4 (16.67%) Network Design
11 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
11 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 3 (12.50%) PMI
11 3 (12.50%) PMI Certification
11 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Transformation
11 3 (12.50%) Performance Engineering
11 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
11 3 (12.50%) IVR
11 3 (12.50%) High Availability
12 2 (8.33%) Virtual Team
12 2 (8.33%) CTI
12 2 (8.33%) PMP
12 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (8.33%) MS Office

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 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 13 (54.17%) VoIP
2 5 (20.83%) IP Telephony
3 2 (8.33%) CTI
4 1 (4.17%) BGP
4 1 (4.17%) Firewall
4 1 (4.17%) FTP
4 1 (4.17%) H.323
4 1 (4.17%) HTTP
4 1 (4.17%) Internet
4 1 (4.17%) MPLS
4 1 (4.17%) NetScreen
4 1 (4.17%) OSPF
4 1 (4.17%) QSIG
4 1 (4.17%) SCCP
4 1 (4.17%) SMTP
4 1 (4.17%) SNMP
4 1 (4.17%) VPN
4 1 (4.17%) WAN
4 1 (4.17%) Wireless
4 1 (4.17%) WLAN
General
1 18 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Design Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Network Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Project Manager
4 4 (16.67%) Coordinator
4 4 (16.67%) Project Coordinator
5 3 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) VoIP Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Avaya Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Avaya Voice Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco Project Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Mitel Voice Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) IVR
1 3 (12.50%) PMI
2 2 (8.33%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) PRINCE2
1 7 (29.17%) Project Management
2 5 (20.83%) Migration
3 4 (16.67%) Network Design
4 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (12.50%) High Availability
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Engineering
4 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.17%) Resource Management
6 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.17%) Speech Recognition
6 1 (4.17%) Validation
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (50.00%) CCNP
3 10 (41.67%) CCIE
3 10 (41.67%) CCNA
4 3 (12.50%) PMI Certification
5 2 (8.33%) PMP
5 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (4.17%) CCDA
6 1 (4.17%) CCNP Voice
6 1 (4.17%) CCVP
6 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Systems Management
1 16 (66.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (41.67%) Cisco UCCE
3 9 (37.50%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) Cisco
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Avaya
3 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.17%) Genesys
3 1 (4.17%) Juniper
3 1 (4.17%) Mitel
3 1 (4.17%) Verint