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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 209 216 214
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 52 26 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.52% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.59% 1.55% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 18 17
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£388 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £180.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +453.84%
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
2011 1678 1640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.16% 17.99% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 742 682
Average daily rate £350 £328 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.70% +4.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 113 161
Average hourly rate £36.00 £21.00 £22.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -7.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £59.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +22 28 £375 -1.31% 10
Surrey +9 11 £388 +29.16% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 5 £335 -25.55% 2
Hampshire -10 5 £283 -34.68% 2
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 37 (39.36%) Cisco
2 33 (35.11%) Telecoms
3 31 (32.98%) Lync
4 19 (20.21%) Video Conferencing
4 19 (20.21%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (18.09%) Microsoft
6 16 (17.02%) Migration
7 15 (15.96%) CCNA
8 13 (13.83%) Active Directory
8 13 (13.83%) VoIP
8 13 (13.83%) WAN
8 13 (13.83%) ITIL
8 13 (13.83%) LAN
8 13 (13.83%) Wireless
8 13 (13.83%) Security Cleared
9 12 (12.77%) MS Excel
9 12 (12.77%) TCP/IP
10 11 (11.70%) MS Exchange
10 11 (11.70%) Firewall
10 11 (11.70%) Project Management
10 11 (11.70%) XMPP
11 10 (10.64%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (10.64%) PBX
11 10 (10.64%) Windows
11 10 (10.64%) VPN
11 10 (10.64%) Avaya
12 9 (9.57%) CCNP
12 9 (9.57%) Validation
12 9 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (9.57%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 31 (32.98%) Lync
2 11 (11.70%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.26%) CMS
3 4 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.19%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (12.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.19%) MS Project
3 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.83%) LAN
1 13 (13.83%) VoIP
1 13 (13.83%) WAN
1 13 (13.83%) Wireless
2 12 (12.77%) TCP/IP
3 11 (11.70%) Firewall
4 10 (10.64%) VPN
4 10 (10.64%) PBX
4 10 (10.64%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (9.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (8.51%) MPLS
6 8 (8.51%) OSPF
6 8 (8.51%) BGP
7 7 (7.45%) EIGRP
7 7 (7.45%) WLAN
7 7 (7.45%) SSL
7 7 (7.45%) HSRP
8 6 (6.38%) Multicast
8 6 (6.38%) Ethernet
8 6 (6.38%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Axure RP
General
1 33 (35.11%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.51%) Billing
3 7 (7.45%) Multimedia
4 6 (6.38%) Finance
5 2 (2.13%) Legal
6 1 (1.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (11.70%) Project Manager
1 11 (11.70%) Designer
2 10 (10.64%) Consultant
2 10 (10.64%) Communications Engineer
3 8 (8.51%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (8.51%) Architect
4 7 (7.45%) Voice Engineer
5 5 (5.32%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.26%) Analyst
6 4 (4.26%) Design Engineer
6 4 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.19%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (3.19%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.19%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (3.19%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (3.19%) VoIP Specialist
7 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Specialist
7 3 (3.19%) Avaya Engineer
8 2 (2.13%) VoIP Project Manager
8 2 (2.13%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.70%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.21%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (6.38%) PKI
2 6 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.32%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (5.32%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (1.06%) User Experience
4 1 (1.06%) Frameworx
4 1 (1.06%) IPTV
4 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.06%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.64%) Windows
2 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (3.19%) Linux
3 3 (3.19%) SUSE
3 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.02%) Migration
2 13 (13.83%) ITIL
3 11 (11.70%) Project Management
4 9 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (9.57%) Validation
5 8 (8.51%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (8.51%) PRINCE2
6 6 (6.38%) Load Balancing
7 5 (5.32%) Customer Intelligence
7 5 (5.32%) Process Management
7 5 (5.32%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.32%) eTOM
7 5 (5.32%) Business Performance Management
7 5 (5.32%) Performance Management
8 4 (4.26%) Logistics
8 4 (4.26%) Business Analysis
8 4 (4.26%) Service Management
8 4 (4.26%) CRM
8 4 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (4.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.26%) C
2 3 (3.19%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (20.21%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (15.96%) CCNA
3 13 (13.83%) Security Cleared
4 9 (9.57%) SC Cleared
4 9 (9.57%) CCNP
5 7 (7.45%) CCIE
5 7 (7.45%) DV Cleared
6 6 (6.38%) CCIP
7 5 (5.32%) MCSE
7 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (5.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (5.32%) CCDP
8 3 (3.19%) Degree
9 2 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (1.06%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.32%) SLA
2 2 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (13.83%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.19%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.19%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (9.57%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (3.19%) SCOM
3 2 (2.13%) SCCM
3 2 (2.13%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.06%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.06%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.06%) Netcool
4 1 (1.06%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 37 (39.36%) Cisco
2 17 (18.09%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.64%) Avaya
4 6 (6.38%) VMware
4 6 (6.38%) F5
5 5 (5.32%) BT
6 3 (3.19%) Remedy
6 3 (3.19%) Citrix
6 3 (3.19%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.19%) Juniper
6 3 (3.19%) Verint
7 2 (2.13%) Genesys
7 2 (2.13%) HP
7 2 (2.13%) IBM
7 2 (2.13%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.06%) NetIQ
8 1 (1.06%) Oracle
8 1 (1.06%) Infovista
8 1 (1.06%) Cramer
8 1 (1.06%) EMC
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