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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 224 212 236
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +24
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 38 57 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.43% 0.60% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.22% 3.16% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 34 9
Median daily rate £358 £395 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.49% +31.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £493 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-14.11% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.90 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
+67.72% -
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
1708 1804 1745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.37% 19.12% 19.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 946 883 737
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 123 102
Median hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +78.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.29 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -16 18 £350 -17.64% 1
Surrey -9 7 £306 -21.47% 1
West Sussex - 7 £365 -
Hampshire -3 4 £388 +13.97% 2
Buckinghamshire +14 1 £450 - 2
Oxfordshire +10 1 £525 -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 (47.54%) Cisco
2 26 (42.62%) ITIL
3 18 (29.51%) HP
4 17 (27.87%) SLA
5 16 (26.23%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (26.23%) Windows
6 15 (24.59%) SAN
7 14 (22.95%) LAN
7 14 (22.95%) VoIP
7 14 (22.95%) WAN
7 14 (22.95%) Skype for Business
8 13 (21.31%) Active Directory
9 12 (19.67%) Wireless
9 12 (19.67%) Data Centre
10 11 (18.03%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (18.03%) Firewall
10 11 (18.03%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (18.03%) EMC
10 11 (18.03%) Remedy
11 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
11 10 (16.39%) CCNP
11 10 (16.39%) Ethernet
11 10 (16.39%) SQL
11 10 (16.39%) Telecoms
11 10 (16.39%) Migration
11 10 (16.39%) F5
11 10 (16.39%) Windows Server
12 9 (14.75%) Skype
12 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
12 9 (14.75%) Finance

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 14 (22.95%) Skype for Business
2 9 (14.75%) MS Exchange
3 6 (9.84%) SharePoint
4 5 (8.20%) IIS
5 1 (1.64%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (9.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.59%) SAN
2 14 (22.95%) LAN
2 14 (22.95%) VoIP
2 14 (22.95%) WAN
3 12 (19.67%) Wireless
4 11 (18.03%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (18.03%) Firewall
4 11 (18.03%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (16.39%) Ethernet
6 9 (14.75%) DHCP
6 9 (14.75%) DNS
6 9 (14.75%) MPLS
6 9 (14.75%) Skype
7 7 (11.48%) BGP
7 7 (11.48%) DSL
7 7 (11.48%) IPsec
7 7 (11.48%) OSPF
8 6 (9.84%) 3G
8 6 (9.84%) DDNS
8 6 (9.84%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.20%) MS Access
General
1 10 (16.39%) Telecoms
2 9 (14.75%) Finance
3 1 (1.64%) Advertising
3 1 (1.64%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (19.67%) Support Engineer
2 10 (16.39%) Network Engineer
3 9 (14.75%) Architect
3 9 (14.75%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Consultant
6 5 (8.20%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (8.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Unified Communications Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Database Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (6.56%) Lync Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) Lync Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Service Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) Data Centre
2 8 (13.11%) Management Information System
3 6 (9.84%) PKI
4 4 (6.56%) Clustering
4 4 (6.56%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.28%) Internet of Things
5 2 (3.28%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.64%) AVVID
6 1 (1.64%) CMDB
6 1 (1.64%) Frameworx
6 1 (1.64%) IVR
6 1 (1.64%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 16 (26.23%) Windows
2 10 (16.39%) Windows Server
3 8 (13.11%) Linux
4 7 (11.48%) Unix
5 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (8.20%) Solaris
6 5 (8.20%) Windows XP
7 4 (6.56%) AIX
8 3 (4.92%) Windows 7
9 2 (3.28%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (42.62%) ITIL
2 10 (16.39%) Migration
3 8 (13.11%) Problem Management
4 7 (11.48%) Change Control
4 7 (11.48%) Information Management
4 7 (11.48%) Load Balancing
4 7 (11.48%) Project Management
4 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (9.84%) Network Design
5 6 (9.84%) Operations Management
5 6 (9.84%) Service Delivery
5 6 (9.84%) Service Management
5 6 (9.84%) WAN Optimisation
6 5 (8.20%) Network Management
6 5 (8.20%) PRINCE2
6 5 (8.20%) Time Management
7 4 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (6.56%) ITSM
7 4 (6.56%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 3 (4.92%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.39%) SQL
2 2 (3.28%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (26.23%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (16.39%) CCNP
3 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
4 8 (13.11%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.56%) DBS Check
6 3 (4.92%) CCNP Voice
6 3 (4.92%) CCVP
7 2 (3.28%) CCIE
7 2 (3.28%) CCNA
7 2 (3.28%) Degree
7 2 (3.28%) ISEB
7 2 (3.28%) ISTQB
7 2 (3.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.64%) CCDP
8 1 (1.64%) CCENT
8 1 (1.64%) CCIP
8 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (27.87%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (21.31%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.56%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.92%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.28%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (13.11%) Netcool
2 7 (11.48%) Cisco UCCE
3 6 (9.84%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (9.84%) SolarWinds Orion
4 5 (8.20%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (8.20%) NetBackup
4 5 (8.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (6.56%) SCCM
6 3 (4.92%) Amdocs OSS
6 3 (4.92%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (3.28%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (47.54%) Cisco
2 18 (29.51%) HP
3 11 (18.03%) EMC
3 11 (18.03%) Remedy
4 10 (16.39%) F5
4 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
5 8 (13.11%) VMware
6 7 (11.48%) Oracle
6 7 (11.48%) SolarWinds
7 6 (9.84%) Barracuda Networks
7 6 (9.84%) Juniper
7 6 (9.84%) Palo Alto
8 5 (8.20%) Citrix
8 5 (8.20%) Intel Security
9 4 (6.56%) Altiris
9 4 (6.56%) ServiceNow
9 4 (6.56%) Veritas
10 3 (4.92%) Infovista
10 3 (4.92%) Mitel
10 3 (4.92%) SevOne