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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 113 135 129
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -6
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 9 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.41% 0.031% 0.036%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.49% 0.32% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Median daily rate £400 £475 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -3.06%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £406
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - -
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
361 314 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.58% 9.81% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 132 167
Median daily rate £330 £310 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £451 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 11
Median hourly rate £14.25 £12.35 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -52.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.50 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland 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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +25 9 £400 -15.78%
Unified Communications
UK

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 9 (64.29%) Skype for Business
2 9 (64.29%) Skype
3 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 7 (50.00%) Migration
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco
5 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 4 (28.57%) VoIP
5 4 (28.57%) Project Management
5 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 4 (28.57%) Office 365
6 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
6 3 (21.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (21.43%) Business Continuity Planning
6 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (21.43%) SAN
6 3 (21.43%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (21.43%) BCP
6 3 (21.43%) HP
6 3 (21.43%) IBM
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
6 3 (21.43%) Finance
6 3 (21.43%) Law
6 3 (21.43%) Business Continuity
7 2 (14.29%) BT
7 2 (14.29%) Oracle
7 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (14.29%) Openreach
7 2 (14.29%) Change Control

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 9 (64.29%) Skype for Business
2 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.14%) CMS
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) Skype
2 4 (28.57%) VoIP
3 3 (21.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
1 3 (21.43%) Law
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Data Centre Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Data Centre Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Data Migration Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Data Migration Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Lync Specialist
2 3 (21.43%) Migration Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Migration Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) IT Manager
3 2 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Business Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Data Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Implementation Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Messaging Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (28.57%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) BCP
3 3 (21.43%) Business Continuity
3 3 (21.43%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (14.29%) Change Control
4 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Supplier Management
5 1 (7.14%) Logistics
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) CCNA
2 1 (7.14%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
3 3 (21.43%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) IBM
4 2 (14.29%) BT
4 2 (14.29%) Openreach
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (7.14%) Mitel
5 1 (7.14%) VMware