The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 222 234 221
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 53 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.53% 0.23% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.92% 1.14% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 12 12
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £231 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £470 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £19.75
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England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1815 1846 1624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.10% 19.85% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 983 877 746
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 101 103
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.85% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the South East region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Unified Communications
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the South East region.

Unified Communications Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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
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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
Berkshire +5 18 £350 - 7
Hampshire +19 17 £431 +1.41%
Surrey -1 8 £400 -11.11% 2
Buckinghamshire -4 8 £488 -37.09% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £280 -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 48 (43.24%) Cisco
2 37 (33.33%) Lync
3 33 (29.73%) Telecoms
4 28 (25.23%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (19.82%) LAN
5 22 (19.82%) MPLS
6 21 (18.92%) CCNP
7 19 (17.12%) Data Centre
8 18 (16.22%) Microsoft
8 18 (16.22%) WAN
8 18 (16.22%) VoIP
8 18 (16.22%) Project Management
9 17 (15.32%) MS Excel
9 17 (15.32%) VPN
9 17 (15.32%) Avaya
9 17 (15.32%) Video Conferencing
10 15 (13.51%) Migration
10 15 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (12.61%) Finance
11 14 (12.61%) OSPF
11 14 (12.61%) BGP
11 14 (12.61%) CCNA
11 14 (12.61%) Cisco CUCM
12 13 (11.71%) Internet
13 12 (10.81%) Windows
14 11 (9.91%) WLAN
14 11 (9.91%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (9.91%) Enterprise Architecture
15 10 (9.01%) IP Telephony
15 10 (9.01%) Security Cleared

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 37 (33.33%) Lync
2 7 (6.31%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.41%) Office Communications Server
4 5 (4.50%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.60%) CMS
6 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.80%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (15.32%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.41%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.70%) MS Project
4 3 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.70%) SaaS
1 3 (2.70%) PaaS
1 3 (2.70%) IaaS
2 2 (1.80%) Office 365
3 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (19.82%) LAN
1 22 (19.82%) MPLS
2 18 (16.22%) VoIP
2 18 (16.22%) WAN
3 17 (15.32%) VPN
4 14 (12.61%) OSPF
4 14 (12.61%) BGP
5 13 (11.71%) Internet
6 11 (9.91%) WLAN
6 11 (9.91%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (9.01%) IP Telephony
8 8 (7.21%) Wireless
8 8 (7.21%) DNS
8 8 (7.21%) DHCP
8 8 (7.21%) Ethernet
8 8 (7.21%) TCP/IP
9 7 (6.31%) BIG-IP
9 7 (6.31%) xDSL
9 7 (6.31%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (5.41%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.70%) MySQL
1 3 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.90%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.90%) Big Data
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.90%) Relational Database
General
1 33 (29.73%) Telecoms
2 14 (12.61%) Finance
3 5 (4.50%) Billing
4 1 (0.90%) Legal
4 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (25.23%) Architect
2 17 (15.32%) Project Manager
3 14 (12.61%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 13 (11.71%) Voice Engineer
5 10 (9.01%) Consultant
5 10 (9.01%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (9.01%) Support Engineer
5 10 (9.01%) Unified Communications Manager
6 8 (7.21%) Network Architect
7 7 (6.31%) Communications Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) Avaya Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) Designer
9 5 (4.50%) Enterprise Architect
10 4 (3.60%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.60%) Messaging Engineer
11 3 (2.70%) Voice Architect
11 3 (2.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 3 (2.70%) Cisco Engineer
11 3 (2.70%) Network Specialist
11 3 (2.70%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.50%) XMPP
2 1 (0.90%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.90%) RESTful
2 1 (0.90%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.12%) Data Centre
2 17 (15.32%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.41%) PKI
5 5 (4.50%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.80%) Frameworx
7 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.90%) User Experience
7 1 (0.90%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.90%) Handset
7 1 (0.90%) IVR
7 1 (0.90%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.81%) Windows
2 8 (7.21%) Linux
3 7 (6.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.70%) SUSE
5 3 (2.70%) HPUX
5 3 (2.70%) Solaris
6 2 (1.80%) UNIX
7 1 (0.90%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.90%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.90%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.90%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.22%) Project Management
2 15 (13.51%) Migration
2 15 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (9.91%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (8.11%) Validation
5 8 (7.21%) ITIL
5 8 (7.21%) PRINCE2
6 6 (5.41%) Load Balancing
7 5 (4.50%) Project Planning
8 4 (3.60%) TOGAF
8 4 (3.60%) Change Management
9 3 (2.70%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.70%) Configuration Management
9 3 (2.70%) Mentoring
9 3 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (1.80%) QMS
10 2 (1.80%) Test Planning
10 2 (1.80%) Performance Engineering
10 2 (1.80%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (1.80%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.41%) SQL
2 5 (4.50%) C
3 1 (0.90%) Java
3 1 (0.90%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.90%) PHP
3 1 (0.90%) Python
3 1 (0.90%) Ruby
3 1 (0.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (25.23%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (18.92%) CCNP
3 14 (12.61%) CCNA
4 10 (9.01%) Security Cleared
5 9 (8.11%) CCIE
6 7 (6.31%) CCVP
6 7 (6.31%) CCIP
6 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (6.31%) DV Cleared
7 6 (5.41%) MCSE
8 5 (4.50%) SC Cleared
8 5 (4.50%) Degree
9 4 (3.60%) CCDP
10 3 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.80%) MBA
12 1 (0.90%) MCSA
12 1 (0.90%) MOS
12 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) SLA
1 3 (2.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (7.21%) Active Directory
1 8 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.70%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (12.61%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (8.11%) Cisco UCCX
3 8 (7.21%) Cisco UCCE
4 4 (3.60%) SCOM
5 1 (0.90%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.90%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.90%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 48 (43.24%) Cisco
2 18 (16.22%) Microsoft
3 17 (15.32%) Avaya
4 8 (7.21%) VMware
4 8 (7.21%) CheckPoint
5 6 (5.41%) F5
6 5 (4.50%) Oracle
7 4 (3.60%) HP
7 4 (3.60%) Citrix
8 3 (2.70%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.70%) Juniper
8 3 (2.70%) Sun
8 3 (2.70%) IBM
8 3 (2.70%) Polycom
9 2 (1.80%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.80%) Mitel
9 2 (1.80%) Verint
9 2 (1.80%) CA
10 1 (0.90%) Ericsson
10 1 (0.90%) Nokia