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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 219 234 231
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 38 43 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.45% 0.43% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.56% 2.49% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 11
Median daily rate £400 £431 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% +1.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £304 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £478 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £404 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.92% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - -
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
1485 1724 1859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.75% 17.37% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 947 880
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 110 99
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +50.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +9 21 £433 +28.14% 6
Hampshire 0 9 £313 -27.49% 6
Buckinghamshire +11 4 £413 -15.38% 2
Middlesex - 2 £363 -
Surrey +4 1 £375 +7.14%
Oxfordshire -10 1 - -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 25 (32.89%) Windows
1 25 (32.89%) Cisco
2 23 (30.26%) Active Directory
2 23 (30.26%) ITIL
3 21 (27.63%) Skype for Business
4 18 (23.68%) Microsoft
5 17 (22.37%) HP
6 16 (21.05%) SQL
6 16 (21.05%) DHCP
6 16 (21.05%) DNS
6 16 (21.05%) Telecoms
6 16 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (19.74%) Skype
8 14 (18.42%) Windows Server
8 14 (18.42%) WAN
8 14 (18.42%) LAN
8 14 (18.42%) SAN
9 13 (17.11%) Firewall
10 12 (15.79%) Finance
10 12 (15.79%) Migration
10 12 (15.79%) VoIP
11 11 (14.47%) MS Exchange
11 11 (14.47%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (14.47%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (14.47%) Remedy
12 10 (13.16%) Project Management
12 10 (13.16%) Service Delivery
12 10 (13.16%) EMC
12 10 (13.16%) SLA
12 10 (13.16%) Netcool

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 21 (27.63%) Skype for Business
2 11 (14.47%) MS Exchange
3 10 (13.16%) SharePoint
4 7 (9.21%) IIS
5 3 (3.95%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) MS Excel
1 5 (6.58%) MS Office
2 2 (2.63%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (13.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.21%) Office 365
2 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.05%) DHCP
1 16 (21.05%) DNS
2 15 (19.74%) Skype
3 14 (18.42%) LAN
3 14 (18.42%) SAN
3 14 (18.42%) WAN
4 13 (17.11%) Firewall
5 12 (15.79%) VoIP
6 9 (11.84%) Ethernet
7 8 (10.53%) Internet
7 8 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (9.21%) MPLS
9 6 (7.89%) BGP
9 6 (7.89%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (7.89%) DSL
9 6 (7.89%) IPsec
9 6 (7.89%) OSPF
9 6 (7.89%) Wireshark
10 4 (5.26%) 4G
10 4 (5.26%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.21%) MS Access
General
1 16 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 12 (15.79%) Finance
3 7 (9.21%) Retail
4 3 (3.95%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.63%) Advertising
6 1 (1.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 14 (18.42%) Architect
2 13 (17.11%) Support Engineer
3 10 (13.16%) Analyst
3 10 (13.16%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 8 (10.53%) Lync Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Consultant
5 6 (7.89%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.58%) Network Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Telecoms Manager
6 5 (6.58%) Test Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Unified Communications Consultant
7 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (5.26%) Network Architect
7 4 (5.26%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Server Support
7 4 (5.26%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) XMPP
2 1 (1.32%) .NET
2 1 (1.32%) EJB
2 1 (1.32%) HTML
2 1 (1.32%) HTML5
2 1 (1.32%) J2EE
2 1 (1.32%) JMS
2 1 (1.32%) Middleware
2 1 (1.32%) Web Services
2 1 (1.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.21%) Clustering
3 6 (7.89%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (6.58%) Statistics
5 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.26%) PKI
6 2 (2.63%) Internet of Things
6 2 (2.63%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.32%) AVVID
7 1 (1.32%) CMDB
7 1 (1.32%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 25 (32.89%) Windows
2 16 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (18.42%) Windows Server
4 9 (11.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (9.21%) Linux
5 7 (9.21%) Solaris
5 7 (9.21%) Unix
5 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (9.21%) Windows XP
6 4 (5.26%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.63%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.63%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.32%) AIX
8 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (30.26%) ITIL
2 12 (15.79%) Migration
3 11 (14.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (13.16%) Project Management
4 10 (13.16%) Service Delivery
5 9 (11.84%) Problem Management
6 8 (10.53%) ITSM
7 7 (9.21%) Incident Management
8 6 (7.89%) Change Control
8 6 (7.89%) Network Design
8 6 (7.89%) Presales
9 5 (6.58%) Load Balancing
10 4 (5.26%) Information Management
10 4 (5.26%) ITIL V3
10 4 (5.26%) Mentoring
10 4 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (5.26%) Operations Management
10 4 (5.26%) Test Strategy
10 4 (5.26%) TOGAF
10 4 (5.26%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.05%) SQL
2 3 (3.95%) C
2 3 (3.95%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.32%) C#
3 1 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (14.47%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (13.16%) Security Cleared
3 9 (11.84%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.89%) CCIE
4 6 (7.89%) CCNA
4 6 (7.89%) CCNP
5 3 (3.95%) CCDP
5 3 (3.95%) Degree
6 2 (2.63%) CCIP
6 2 (2.63%) ISEB
6 2 (2.63%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.32%) CCENT
7 1 (1.32%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (1.32%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.16%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (30.26%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.89%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.63%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.63%) vSphere
5 1 (1.32%) Firmware
5 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (13.16%) Netcool
2 7 (9.21%) NetBackup
2 7 (9.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (9.21%) SCOM
3 6 (7.89%) SolarWinds Orion
4 4 (5.26%) Amdocs OSS
4 4 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (3.95%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (3.95%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.32%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (1.32%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (1.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (32.89%) Cisco
2 18 (23.68%) Microsoft
3 17 (22.37%) HP
4 11 (14.47%) Remedy
5 10 (13.16%) EMC
6 9 (11.84%) Oracle
6 9 (11.84%) VMware
7 7 (9.21%) Intel Security
8 6 (7.89%) F5
8 6 (7.89%) SolarWinds
8 6 (7.89%) Veritas
9 5 (6.58%) ServiceNow
10 4 (5.26%) Barracuda Networks
10 4 (5.26%) Cramer
10 4 (5.26%) Juniper
10 4 (5.26%) Palo Alto
10 4 (5.26%) Sonus
11 3 (3.95%) BMC
11 3 (3.95%) Ericsson
11 3 (3.95%) Infovista
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