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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 181 225 231
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +6
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 58 49 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.75% 0.52% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.69% 2.75% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 38 26
Median daily rate £400 £408 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +3.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £481 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
-3.87% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
1573 1779 1879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.30% 18.75% 19.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 965 876
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 121 111
Median hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £21.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +62.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +29 39 £425 +6.25% 4
Buckinghamshire +24 8 £337 -3.71% 1
Surrey +14 3 - - 2
Hampshire +9 3 £384 -15.78% 5
West Sussex +11 2 £374 -8.28%
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 51 (51.52%) Cisco
2 41 (41.41%) Telecoms
3 30 (30.30%) VoIP
4 28 (28.28%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (25.25%) Cisco CUCM
6 23 (23.23%) ITIL
6 23 (23.23%) Windows
7 20 (20.20%) Active Directory
7 20 (20.20%) CCIE
7 20 (20.20%) CCNP
7 20 (20.20%) Project Management
8 18 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 18 (18.18%) LAN
9 17 (17.17%) WAN
9 17 (17.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (17.17%) Skype for Business
10 16 (16.16%) Migration
11 15 (15.15%) CCNA
11 15 (15.15%) Cisco UCCE
12 14 (14.14%) Skype
12 14 (14.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (14.14%) Windows Server
13 13 (13.13%) Cisco UCCX
13 13 (13.13%) Hyper-V
13 13 (13.13%) DNS
13 13 (13.13%) Finance
14 12 (12.12%) HP
14 12 (12.12%) DHCP
15 11 (11.11%) SQL
16 10 (10.10%) PRINCE2

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 17 (17.17%) Skype for Business
2 6 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.03%) IIS
4 2 (2.02%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (7.07%) MS Office
2 6 (6.06%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.02%) Adobe Captivate
3 2 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.01%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (5.05%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.07%) Office 365
2 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.03%) SaaS
3 2 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 30 (30.30%) VoIP
2 18 (18.18%) LAN
3 17 (17.17%) WAN
4 14 (14.14%) Skype
5 13 (13.13%) DNS
6 12 (12.12%) DHCP
7 9 (9.09%) Firewall
8 8 (8.08%) IP Telephony
9 7 (7.07%) Ethernet
9 7 (7.07%) SAN
10 6 (6.06%) Internet
10 6 (6.06%) Wireshark
11 5 (5.05%) BGP
11 5 (5.05%) MPLS
11 5 (5.05%) OSPF
11 5 (5.05%) VLAN
12 4 (4.04%) DSL
12 4 (4.04%) IPsec
12 4 (4.04%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (4.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.03%) MS Access
General
1 41 (41.41%) Telecoms
2 13 (13.13%) Finance
3 7 (7.07%) Retail
4 4 (4.04%) Advertising
4 4 (4.04%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.01%) German Language
Job Titles
1 17 (17.17%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 14 (14.14%) Cisco Engineer
3 12 (12.12%) Architect
3 12 (12.12%) Network Engineer
4 11 (11.11%) Analyst
5 10 (10.10%) Design Engineer
5 10 (10.10%) Project Manager
6 7 (7.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) Consultant
7 6 (6.06%) Lync Engineer
7 6 (6.06%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Cisco Design Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Coordinator
8 5 (5.05%) Project Coordinator
8 5 (5.05%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.05%) Unified Communications Manager
9 4 (4.04%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.04%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Telecoms Manager
9 4 (4.04%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.02%) VXML
2 1 (1.01%) .NET
2 1 (1.01%) EJB
2 1 (1.01%) HTML
2 1 (1.01%) HTML5
2 1 (1.01%) J2EE
2 1 (1.01%) JMS
2 1 (1.01%) Middleware
2 1 (1.01%) Web Services
2 1 (1.01%) XML
2 1 (1.01%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.08%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.04%) Clustering
3 4 (4.04%) Statistics
3 4 (4.04%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.03%) IVR
4 3 (3.03%) PMI
5 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.02%) PKI
5 2 (2.02%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.01%) CMDB
6 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.01%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.01%) Handset
6 1 (1.01%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.01%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 23 (23.23%) Windows
2 17 (17.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (14.14%) Windows Server
3 14 (14.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (9.09%) Linux
5 5 (5.05%) Windows 10
6 4 (4.04%) Unix
7 3 (3.03%) Solaris
7 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.03%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.02%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.01%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.01%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.23%) ITIL
2 20 (20.20%) Project Management
3 16 (16.16%) Migration
4 10 (10.10%) PRINCE2
5 9 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 8 (8.08%) Network Design
7 7 (7.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (6.06%) Mentoring
8 6 (6.06%) Presales
9 5 (5.05%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (5.05%) Incident Management
9 5 (5.05%) ITIL V3
9 5 (5.05%) ITSM
9 5 (5.05%) Problem Management
9 5 (5.05%) Server Building
10 4 (4.04%) Change Control
10 4 (4.04%) Infrastructure Transformation
10 4 (4.04%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (4.04%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.11%) SQL
2 5 (5.05%) C
3 3 (3.03%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.01%) C#
4 1 (1.01%) Java
Qualifications
1 28 (28.28%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (20.20%) CCIE
2 20 (20.20%) CCNP
3 15 (15.15%) CCNA
4 9 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 8 (8.08%) SC Cleared
6 7 (7.07%) Degree
7 6 (6.06%) CCDP
8 3 (3.03%) PMI Certification
9 2 (2.02%) CCIP
9 2 (2.02%) CCNP Voice
9 2 (2.02%) PMP
9 2 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.01%) CCDA
10 1 (1.01%) CCVP
10 1 (1.01%) MBA
10 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.04%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (20.20%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.13%) Hyper-V
3 9 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.05%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (4.04%) VMware ESX
5 4 (4.04%) vSphere
6 1 (1.01%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 25 (25.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (15.15%) Cisco UCCE
3 13 (13.13%) Cisco UCCX
4 7 (7.07%) SCOM
5 5 (5.05%) SCCM
6 4 (4.04%) Netcool
6 4 (4.04%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (3.03%) NetBackup
7 3 (3.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (2.02%) Amdocs OSS
8 2 (2.02%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 51 (51.52%) Cisco
2 18 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 12 (12.12%) HP
4 9 (9.09%) VMware
5 7 (7.07%) EMC
5 7 (7.07%) Oracle
6 5 (5.05%) Genesys
6 5 (5.05%) Remedy
7 4 (4.04%) F5
7 4 (4.04%) SolarWinds
7 4 (4.04%) Sonus
8 3 (3.03%) Intel Security
8 3 (3.03%) Juniper
8 3 (3.03%) LANDesk
8 3 (3.03%) Veritas
9 2 (2.02%) Adobe
9 2 (2.02%) Avaya
9 2 (2.02%) Citrix
9 2 (2.02%) Mitel
9 2 (2.02%) Tandberg
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