The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 124 - 120
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.040% - 0.042%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% - 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - £13.00
Unified Communications
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
348 349 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.83% 13.16% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 165 88
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £160 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £500 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 12
Average hourly rate £16.50 £29.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.06% +40.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Unified Communications
UK

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (80.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Office 365
3 2 (40.00%) PBX
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (20.00%) Dollar Universe
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Avaya
4 1 (20.00%) AdminStudio
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) VoIP
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) MQSeries
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (80.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (20.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) PBX
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Skype
2 1 (20.00%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Lync Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Messaging Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Subject Matter Expert
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Support
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications Consultant
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
1 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Software Asset Management
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Dollar Universe
1 1 (20.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Avaya
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Polycom