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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 221 208 228
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +20
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 21 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.16% 1.47% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £400 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £585 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £405
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.75 -
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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
1811 1629 2068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.80% 18.41% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 858 746 615
Average daily rate £347 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 104 184
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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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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 +9 12 £350 -30.00% 4
Hampshire -7 4 £425 -11.45% 2
Buckinghamshire 0 2 £775 +93.75% 1
Surrey -5 1 £450 +5.88% 3
East Sussex - 1 £305 -
West Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 15 (46.88%) Telecoms
2 10 (31.25%) Lync
3 7 (21.88%) Project Management
3 7 (21.88%) Cisco
3 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
4 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
4 6 (18.75%) Avaya
5 5 (15.63%) Windows
5 5 (15.63%) VoIP
5 5 (15.63%) WAN
5 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
5 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
6 4 (12.50%) IP Telephony
6 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
6 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 4 (12.50%) Finance
6 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 3 (9.38%) Legal
7 3 (9.38%) Migration
7 3 (9.38%) MPLS
7 3 (9.38%) CRM
7 3 (9.38%) PBX
7 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (9.38%) Marketing
7 3 (9.38%) Billing
7 3 (9.38%) Degree
8 2 (6.25%) Workforce Management Optimization
8 2 (6.25%) Retail
8 2 (6.25%) MCITP
8 2 (6.25%) PKI

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 10 (31.25%) Lync
2 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.25%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Project
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) VoIP
1 5 (15.63%) WAN
2 4 (12.50%) IP Telephony
3 3 (9.38%) PBX
3 3 (9.38%) MPLS
4 2 (6.25%) BGP
4 2 (6.25%) DMZ
4 2 (6.25%) Internet
4 2 (6.25%) LAN
4 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.25%) DNS
4 2 (6.25%) Firewall
5 1 (3.13%) IPsec
5 1 (3.13%) VPLS
5 1 (3.13%) Network Security
5 1 (3.13%) LTE
5 1 (3.13%) xDSL
5 1 (3.13%) Multicast
5 1 (3.13%) DEFINITY
5 1 (3.13%) VPN
General
1 15 (46.88%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.50%) Finance
3 3 (9.38%) Legal
3 3 (9.38%) Billing
3 3 (9.38%) Marketing
4 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.25%) Retail
5 1 (3.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (15.63%) Communications Manager
3 4 (12.50%) Voice Project Manager
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Engineering Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Sales Executive
5 2 (6.25%) Commercial Executive
5 2 (6.25%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Head of Technology
6 1 (3.13%) Head of Operations
6 1 (3.13%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) XMPP
1 1 (3.13%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) PKI
1 2 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.13%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.13%) Machine to Machine
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Project Management
2 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
3 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.38%) CRM
4 3 (9.38%) Migration
5 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (6.25%) Business Development
5 2 (6.25%) Workforce Management Optimization
6 1 (3.13%) Business Performance Management
6 1 (3.13%) Numerical Analysis
6 1 (3.13%) Use Case
6 1 (3.13%) Integration Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Test Management
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.13%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
1 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (9.38%) Degree
4 2 (6.25%) MCITP
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (3.13%) MCP
5 1 (3.13%) MCSE
5 1 (3.13%) CCIE
5 1 (3.13%) CCNP
5 1 (3.13%) CCIP
5 1 (3.13%) CCNA
5 1 (3.13%) CCDP
5 1 (3.13%) ISEB
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) UAG
2 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
1 1 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Cisco
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) Avaya
3 2 (6.25%) Tandberg
3 2 (6.25%) Acme Packet
4 1 (3.13%) Verint
4 1 (3.13%) Genesys
4 1 (3.13%) Mitel
4 1 (3.13%) Polycom
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