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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 219 202 204
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 38 35 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.41% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.02% 2.46% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 10 13
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£390 £400 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +20.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £295 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £437 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +8.10%
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%
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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
1879 1422 1768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.95% 16.68% 21.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 884 658 699
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 97 182
Average hourly rate £22.04 £22.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.84 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 17 £400 +10.34% 4
Hampshire -18 12 £360 -16.27% 2
Buckinghamshire -10 3 £425 -
Surrey -5 2 £406 -1.51%
East Sussex - 2 £400 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £390 - 1
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 26 (45.61%) Cisco
2 25 (43.86%) Telecoms
3 14 (24.56%) VoIP
3 14 (24.56%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (22.81%) Lync
5 12 (21.05%) Video Conferencing
5 12 (21.05%) CCNA
6 11 (19.30%) ITIL
6 11 (19.30%) MS Exchange
6 11 (19.30%) Firewall
6 11 (19.30%) Security Cleared
7 10 (17.54%) LAN
7 10 (17.54%) WAN
7 10 (17.54%) TCP/IP
8 9 (15.79%) Windows
8 9 (15.79%) Active Directory
8 9 (15.79%) Migration
8 9 (15.79%) XMPP
8 9 (15.79%) SC Cleared
9 8 (14.04%) MPLS
9 8 (14.04%) BGP
9 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
10 7 (12.28%) PBX
10 7 (12.28%) OSPF
10 7 (12.28%) Wireless
11 6 (10.53%) Project Management
11 6 (10.53%) IP Telephony
11 6 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (10.53%) Juniper
11 6 (10.53%) VPN

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 13 (22.81%) Lync
2 11 (19.30%) MS Exchange
3 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.75%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Project
2 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.56%) VoIP
2 11 (19.30%) Firewall
3 10 (17.54%) LAN
3 10 (17.54%) WAN
3 10 (17.54%) TCP/IP
4 8 (14.04%) MPLS
4 8 (14.04%) BGP
5 7 (12.28%) PBX
5 7 (12.28%) OSPF
5 7 (12.28%) Wireless
6 6 (10.53%) IP Telephony
6 6 (10.53%) VPN
6 6 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (8.77%) HSRP
7 5 (8.77%) SSL
7 5 (8.77%) EIGRP
8 4 (7.02%) Ethernet
8 4 (7.02%) Broadband
8 4 (7.02%) Multicast
9 3 (5.26%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Eclipse
General
1 25 (43.86%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.77%) Multimedia
3 3 (5.26%) Billing
4 2 (3.51%) Finance
5 1 (1.75%) Local Government
5 1 (1.75%) Legal
5 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (14.04%) Architect
2 7 (12.28%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (12.28%) Communications Engineer
3 6 (10.53%) Consultant
4 5 (8.77%) Designer
5 4 (7.02%) Network Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.02%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.26%) VoIP Specialist
6 3 (5.26%) Development Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Network Architect
7 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (3.51%) Communications Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Engineering Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Design Authority
7 2 (3.51%) Voice Specialist
8 1 (1.75%) Solutions Consultant
8 1 (1.75%) Network Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) XMPP
2 2 (3.51%) Spring
2 2 (3.51%) Ajax
2 2 (3.51%) JMS
2 2 (3.51%) JPA
3 1 (1.75%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (7.02%) Machine to Machine
3 3 (5.26%) PKI
4 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.30%) ITIL
2 9 (15.79%) Migration
3 6 (10.53%) Project Management
3 6 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (7.02%) Validation
4 4 (7.02%) Process Management
4 4 (7.02%) eTOM
4 4 (7.02%) Business Performance Management
4 4 (7.02%) Customer Intelligence
4 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2
4 4 (7.02%) Performance Management
5 3 (5.26%) Load Balancing
5 3 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (5.26%) Network Design
5 3 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.26%) Service Management
5 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.51%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.51%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) SQL
2 2 (3.51%) C++
2 2 (3.51%) Java
2 2 (3.51%) Perl
3 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (24.56%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (21.05%) CCNA
3 11 (19.30%) Security Cleared
4 9 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 6 (10.53%) CCNP
6 5 (8.77%) CCIE
7 4 (7.02%) CCDP
7 4 (7.02%) CCIP
7 4 (7.02%) Degree
8 3 (5.26%) DV Cleared
9 2 (3.51%) ISTQB
9 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (1.75%) ISEB
10 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.75%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.75%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.75%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.75%) SCCM
2 1 (1.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (45.61%) Cisco
2 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.53%) Juniper
4 5 (8.77%) F5
4 5 (8.77%) Avaya
4 5 (8.77%) BT
5 3 (5.26%) VMware
6 2 (3.51%) HP
6 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.51%) Acme Packet
6 2 (3.51%) Tandberg
7 1 (1.75%) Polycom
7 1 (1.75%) Verint
7 1 (1.75%) Genesys
7 1 (1.75%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle
7 1 (1.75%) Mitel
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