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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 213 195 195
Rank change year-on-year
-18 0
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 42 38 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.45% 0.45% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.27% 2.64% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 13 13
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £331 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £447 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £386
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
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
1847 1439 1612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.00% 17.12% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 609 634
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 116 163
Average hourly rate £32.38 £22.50 £19.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.91% +17.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -1 21 £390 -2.50% 7
Hampshire -19 11 £333 -22.67% 7
Buckinghamshire - 3 £425 - 2
Surrey -1 2 £406 -1.51%
East Sussex - 1 £400 - 3
Kent - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 25 (42.37%) Cisco
2 22 (37.29%) Telecoms
3 16 (27.12%) Lync
4 15 (25.42%) ITIL
5 14 (23.73%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (20.34%) MS Exchange
6 12 (20.34%) LAN
6 12 (20.34%) WAN
6 12 (20.34%) Firewall
6 12 (20.34%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (18.64%) Windows
7 11 (18.64%) CCNA
8 10 (16.95%) VoIP
8 10 (16.95%) TCP/IP
8 10 (16.95%) XMPP
8 10 (16.95%) Wireless
8 10 (16.95%) Security Cleared
9 9 (15.25%) SC Cleared
9 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
9 9 (15.25%) Active Directory
10 8 (13.56%) Migration
11 7 (11.86%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (10.17%) BT
12 6 (10.17%) Service Management
12 6 (10.17%) Enterprise Architecture
12 6 (10.17%) Juniper
12 6 (10.17%) MPLS
12 6 (10.17%) OSPF
12 6 (10.17%) BGP

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 16 (27.12%) Lync
2 12 (20.34%) MS Exchange
3 7 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.69%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Office 365
2 1 (1.69%) IaaS
2 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.34%) LAN
1 12 (20.34%) WAN
1 12 (20.34%) Firewall
2 10 (16.95%) Wireless
2 10 (16.95%) TCP/IP
2 10 (16.95%) VoIP
3 7 (11.86%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (10.17%) MPLS
4 6 (10.17%) OSPF
4 6 (10.17%) BGP
5 5 (8.47%) EIGRP
5 5 (8.47%) SSL
5 5 (8.47%) PBX
5 5 (8.47%) VPN
5 5 (8.47%) HSRP
5 5 (8.47%) Broadband
6 4 (6.78%) Multicast
7 3 (5.08%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (5.08%) VRRP
7 3 (5.08%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Eclipse
General
1 22 (37.29%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.47%) Multimedia
3 2 (3.39%) Billing
4 1 (1.69%) Legal
4 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (11.86%) Cisco Engineer
1 7 (11.86%) Communications Engineer
2 6 (10.17%) Designer
2 6 (10.17%) Project Manager
2 6 (10.17%) Consultant
3 5 (8.47%) Architect
4 4 (6.78%) Network Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Development Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) VoIP Specialist
6 2 (3.39%) Technical Design Authority
6 2 (3.39%) Network Architect
6 2 (3.39%) Voice Specialist
6 2 (3.39%) Wintel Support
6 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.39%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.39%) Test Manager
7 1 (1.69%) Test Analyst
7 1 (1.69%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.95%) XMPP
2 2 (3.39%) JPA
2 2 (3.39%) JMS
2 2 (3.39%) Spring
2 2 (3.39%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (8.47%) Machine to Machine
3 3 (5.08%) PKI
4 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.64%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.39%) Linux
3 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.42%) ITIL
2 8 (13.56%) Migration
3 6 (10.17%) PRINCE2
3 6 (10.17%) Service Management
3 6 (10.17%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (8.47%) eTOM
4 5 (8.47%) Business Performance Management
4 5 (8.47%) Process Management
4 5 (8.47%) Customer Intelligence
4 5 (8.47%) Performance Management
5 4 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (6.78%) Validation
5 4 (6.78%) Logistics
6 3 (5.08%) Load Balancing
6 3 (5.08%) Project Management
6 3 (5.08%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (3.39%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (3.39%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (3.39%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.39%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.08%) SQL
2 2 (3.39%) C++
2 2 (3.39%) Java
2 2 (3.39%) Perl
3 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (23.73%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (18.64%) CCNA
3 10 (16.95%) Security Cleared
4 9 (15.25%) SC Cleared
5 5 (8.47%) CCNP
6 4 (6.78%) CCIE
6 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (6.78%) Degree
7 3 (5.08%) DV Cleared
7 3 (5.08%) CCIP
7 3 (5.08%) CCDP
8 2 (3.39%) ISTQB
8 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.69%) ISEB
9 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (15.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.08%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.39%) SCCM
3 1 (1.69%) SCOM
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 25 (42.37%) Cisco
2 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.17%) Juniper
3 6 (10.17%) BT
4 5 (8.47%) F5
5 4 (6.78%) VMware
6 2 (3.39%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.39%) HP
6 2 (3.39%) Avaya
7 1 (1.69%) Oracle
7 1 (1.69%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.69%) Polycom
7 1 (1.69%) Tandberg
7 1 (1.69%) Verint
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