The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Scotland region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 131 108 106
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -2
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.073% 0.16% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 1.90% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£378 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.50 -
Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
361 210 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.13% 8.52% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 101 115
Average daily rate £340 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £158 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £423 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 25
Average hourly rate £16.00 £28.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.85% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.20 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £32.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) VB
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) JSP
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (25.00%) Polycom
2 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) VoIP
2 1 (25.00%) WLAN
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) CCIP
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
1 1 (25.00%) WLAN
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) MPLS
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
1 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) CCIP
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CCDP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Polycom