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 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 111 129 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 8 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.40% 0.14% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.01% 0.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Median daily rate £400 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
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
398 415 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.14% 14.36% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 204 157
Median daily rate £336 £338 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.44% -3.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 9
Median hourly rate £15.75 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.25% +20.00%
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 December 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 +21 6 £400 +12.28%
Glasgow +9 2 £185 -47.14%
Unified Communications
UK

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

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 Scotland region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 9 (64.29%) Skype for Business
3 9 (64.29%) Skype
4 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 7 (50.00%) Migration
5 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
6 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
6 5 (35.71%) Cisco
6 5 (35.71%) SAN
6 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
6 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (28.57%) Office 365
7 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
7 4 (28.57%) Supplier Management
7 4 (28.57%) HP
7 4 (28.57%) VoIP
8 3 (21.43%) Windows
8 3 (21.43%) IBM
8 3 (21.43%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (21.43%) BCP
8 3 (21.43%) Project Management
8 3 (21.43%) Finance
8 3 (21.43%) Law
8 3 (21.43%) Business Continuity
8 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (21.43%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (21.43%) Business Continuity Planning
9 2 (14.29%) Openreach
9 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Monitoring

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 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
3 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (7.14%) CMS
4 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 5 (35.71%) SAN
3 4 (28.57%) VoIP
4 2 (14.29%) DHCP
4 2 (14.29%) DNS
4 2 (14.29%) Firewall
4 2 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) 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%) Infrastructure Engineer
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%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Data Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Implementation Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Messaging Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) CentOS
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (28.57%) Supplier Management
3 3 (21.43%) BCP
3 3 (21.43%) Business Continuity
3 3 (21.43%) Business Continuity Planning
3 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) Change Control
4 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (7.14%) Logistics
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) MCSA
1 2 (14.29%) MCSE
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SnapMirror
1 2 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
3 4 (28.57%) HP
4 3 (21.43%) IBM
5 2 (14.29%) Avaya
5 2 (14.29%) BT
5 2 (14.29%) Dell
5 2 (14.29%) NetApp
5 2 (14.29%) Openreach
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle
5 2 (14.29%) Palo Alto
5 2 (14.29%) Riverbed
5 2 (14.29%) Veeam
5 2 (14.29%) VMware
5 2 (14.29%) WatchGuard
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat