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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 215 224 231
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 46 53 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.52% 0.54% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.91% 2.97% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 31 12
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £280 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 -
Unified Communications
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
1581 1786 1821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.96% 18.26% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 975 852
Median daily rate £375 £356 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 125 99
Median hourly rate £38.50 £23.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.10% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 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 24 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 August 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
Berkshire +13 27 £400 +10.34%
Hampshire -8 9 £313 -27.49% 1
Buckinghamshire +14 4 £413 -15.38% 4
Surrey +4 4 £600 +71.42% 1
Middlesex - 2 £363 -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 South East region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 29 (37.18%) Cisco
2 26 (33.33%) ITIL
3 22 (28.21%) Skype for Business
4 21 (26.92%) Windows
4 21 (26.92%) Active Directory
5 19 (24.36%) HP
6 18 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 17 (21.79%) Telecoms
8 16 (20.51%) Skype
9 15 (19.23%) Finance
9 15 (19.23%) LAN
9 15 (19.23%) WAN
10 14 (17.95%) VoIP
10 14 (17.95%) SQL
10 14 (17.95%) DHCP
10 14 (17.95%) DNS
11 13 (16.67%) SLA
11 13 (16.67%) SAN
11 13 (16.67%) Migration
11 13 (16.67%) Remedy
11 13 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (15.38%) Windows Server
13 11 (14.10%) Firewall
13 11 (14.10%) Project Management
13 11 (14.10%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (12.82%) Remedy ITSM
15 9 (11.54%) Security Cleared
15 9 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (11.54%) VMware

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 22 (28.21%) Skype for Business
2 9 (11.54%) MS Exchange
3 6 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.41%) IIS
5 3 (3.85%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.69%) MS Office
3 2 (2.56%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (12.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.41%) Office 365
2 2 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.51%) Skype
2 15 (19.23%) LAN
2 15 (19.23%) WAN
3 14 (17.95%) DHCP
3 14 (17.95%) DNS
3 14 (17.95%) VoIP
4 13 (16.67%) SAN
5 11 (14.10%) Firewall
6 9 (11.54%) Ethernet
7 8 (10.26%) Internet
7 8 (10.26%) MPLS
7 8 (10.26%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (7.69%) BGP
8 6 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (7.69%) DSL
8 6 (7.69%) IP Telephony
8 6 (7.69%) IPsec
8 6 (7.69%) OSPF
9 5 (6.41%) Wireless
9 5 (6.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.41%) MS Access
General
1 17 (21.79%) Telecoms
2 15 (19.23%) Finance
3 6 (7.69%) Retail
4 3 (3.85%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.28%) Advertising
5 1 (1.28%) Billing
5 1 (1.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 13 (16.67%) Architect
2 12 (15.38%) Analyst
2 12 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 11 (14.10%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 8 (10.26%) Lync Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) Consultant
6 6 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 6 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Network Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Test Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Unified Communications Consultant
7 5 (6.41%) Unified Communications Manager
8 4 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Lync Consultant
8 4 (5.13%) OSS Architect
8 4 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.13%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.28%) EJB
1 1 (1.28%) J2EE
1 1 (1.28%) JMS
1 1 (1.28%) Middleware
1 1 (1.28%) Web Services
1 1 (1.28%) XML
1 1 (1.28%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.97%) Clustering
3 6 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (5.13%) PKI
5 3 (3.85%) Statistics
6 2 (2.56%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.28%) AVVID
7 1 (1.28%) CMDB
7 1 (1.28%) Frameworx
7 1 (1.28%) IVR
7 1 (1.28%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 21 (26.92%) Windows
2 13 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (8.97%) Linux
6 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (6.41%) Solaris
7 5 (6.41%) Unix
7 5 (6.41%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.85%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.56%) AIX
9 2 (2.56%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (33.33%) ITIL
2 13 (16.67%) Migration
3 11 (14.10%) Project Management
4 10 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (11.54%) Service Delivery
6 8 (10.26%) ITSM
7 7 (8.97%) Problem Management
8 6 (7.69%) Change Control
8 6 (7.69%) Network Design
8 6 (7.69%) Presales
9 5 (6.41%) Information Management
9 5 (6.41%) ITIL V3
9 5 (6.41%) Load Balancing
9 5 (6.41%) Service Management
9 5 (6.41%) TOGAF
10 4 (5.13%) Mentoring
10 4 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (5.13%) Operations Management
10 4 (5.13%) Test Strategy
10 4 (5.13%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.95%) SQL
2 3 (3.85%) C
2 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.28%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (11.54%) Security Cleared
3 8 (10.26%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.69%) CCIE
4 6 (7.69%) CCNP
5 5 (6.41%) CCNA
6 3 (3.85%) CCDP
7 2 (2.56%) CCIP
7 2 (2.56%) DBS Check
7 2 (2.56%) Degree
7 2 (2.56%) ISEB
7 2 (2.56%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.28%) CCENT
8 1 (1.28%) CCNP Voice
8 1 (1.28%) CCVP
8 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.56%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.56%) vSphere
5 1 (1.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (10.26%) Netcool
2 7 (8.97%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (8.97%) SCOM
3 5 (6.41%) Cisco UCCE
3 5 (6.41%) NetBackup
3 5 (6.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (6.41%) SolarWinds Orion
4 4 (5.13%) Amdocs OSS
4 4 (5.13%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (3.85%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (2.56%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (37.18%) Cisco
2 19 (24.36%) HP
3 18 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 13 (16.67%) Remedy
5 9 (11.54%) EMC
5 9 (11.54%) VMware
6 7 (8.97%) Oracle
7 6 (7.69%) F5
7 6 (7.69%) SolarWinds
8 5 (6.41%) Intel Security
8 5 (6.41%) ServiceNow
9 4 (5.13%) Barracuda Networks
9 4 (5.13%) Citrix
9 4 (5.13%) Cramer
9 4 (5.13%) Juniper
9 4 (5.13%) Palo Alto
9 4 (5.13%) Sonus
9 4 (5.13%) Veritas
10 3 (3.85%) BMC
10 3 (3.85%) Ericsson