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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
England / South East
Rank 172 215 207
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -8
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 64 34 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.88% 0.41% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.10% 2.08% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 21 34
Median daily rate £371 £408 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.01% +5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £481 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year
-61.62% -

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
1560 1632 1861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.36% 19.90% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 889 898
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 98 111
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +31 32 £450 +23.28% 3
Buckinghamshire +15 14 £338 -3.57%
Surrey +23 9 £300 -13.04% 1
Hampshire +4 6 £420 -9.38% 5
West Sussex -6 1 £500 +22.69%
Sussex - 1 £350 -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 68 (64.15%) Cisco
2 40 (37.74%) Telecoms
3 38 (35.85%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (34.91%) VoIP
5 34 (32.08%) Cisco CUCM
6 30 (28.30%) CCNP
7 24 (22.64%) Cisco UCCE
8 23 (21.70%) CCNA
8 23 (21.70%) CCIE
9 21 (19.81%) Windows
10 20 (18.87%) ITIL
10 20 (18.87%) Cisco UCCX
11 19 (17.92%) Active Directory
12 18 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (16.04%) LAN
14 16 (15.09%) WAN
14 16 (15.09%) Migration
14 16 (15.09%) Hyper-V
14 16 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (15.09%) Security Cleared
14 16 (15.09%) Windows Server
15 14 (13.21%) Skype for Business
15 14 (13.21%) Project Management
15 14 (13.21%) Microsoft
16 13 (12.26%) High Availability
16 13 (12.26%) Skype
16 13 (12.26%) SC Cleared
17 11 (10.38%) Network Design
17 11 (10.38%) PBX
18 9 (8.49%) DNS

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 (13.21%) Skype for Business
2 8 (7.55%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.77%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.89%) IIS
5 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.83%) MS Office
3 2 (1.89%) Adobe Captivate
3 2 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.55%) Office 365
2 3 (2.83%) SaaS
3 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 37 (34.91%) VoIP
2 17 (16.04%) LAN
3 16 (15.09%) WAN
4 13 (12.26%) Skype
5 11 (10.38%) PBX
6 9 (8.49%) DNS
7 8 (7.55%) DHCP
7 8 (7.55%) Firewall
8 7 (6.60%) IP Telephony
8 7 (6.60%) ISDN
9 6 (5.66%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (5.66%) Ethernet
9 6 (5.66%) Internet
9 6 (5.66%) MPLS
9 6 (5.66%) SAN
9 6 (5.66%) Wireless
10 5 (4.72%) VLAN
11 4 (3.77%) CTI
11 4 (3.77%) OSPF
11 4 (3.77%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.89%) MS Access
General
1 40 (37.74%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.55%) Finance
3 4 (3.77%) Advertising
4 2 (1.89%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.94%) German Language
5 1 (0.94%) Legal
5 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (20.75%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 20 (18.87%) Network Engineer
3 19 (17.92%) Cisco Engineer
4 14 (13.21%) Design Engineer
5 9 (8.49%) Analyst
5 9 (8.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (7.55%) Consultant
6 8 (7.55%) Project Manager
7 7 (6.60%) Architect
7 7 (6.60%) Voice Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Cisco Design Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Coordinator
9 5 (4.72%) Project Coordinator
9 5 (4.72%) VoIP Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (3.77%) Senior Network Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) Support Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) Unified Communications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.83%) XMPP
2 2 (1.89%) VXML
3 1 (0.94%) .NET
3 1 (0.94%) HTML
3 1 (0.94%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.60%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.66%) Replication
3 5 (4.72%) IVR
3 5 (4.72%) Virtual Team
4 4 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.83%) PMI
6 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.89%) PKI
6 2 (1.89%) Statistics
7 1 (0.94%) Clustering
7 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.94%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.94%) Handset
7 1 (0.94%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.94%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.81%) Windows
2 18 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (15.09%) Windows Server
3 16 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (5.66%) Windows 10
5 5 (4.72%) Linux
6 3 (2.83%) Unix
7 2 (1.89%) Solaris
7 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.89%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.94%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (18.87%) ITIL
2 16 (15.09%) Migration
3 14 (13.21%) Project Management
4 13 (12.26%) High Availability
5 11 (10.38%) Network Design
6 9 (8.49%) PRINCE2
7 7 (6.60%) Service Delivery
8 6 (5.66%) Mentoring
8 6 (5.66%) Server Building
8 6 (5.66%) Virtual Environments
9 5 (4.72%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.72%) Performance Engineering
10 4 (3.77%) ITIL V3
10 4 (3.77%) Presales
10 4 (3.77%) Product Management
10 4 (3.77%) TOGAF
11 3 (2.83%) Change Control
11 3 (2.83%) Infrastructure Transformation
11 3 (2.83%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.60%) SQL
2 3 (2.83%) C
3 1 (0.94%) C#
3 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (35.85%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (28.30%) CCNP
3 23 (21.70%) CCIE
3 23 (21.70%) CCNA
4 16 (15.09%) Security Cleared
5 13 (12.26%) SC Cleared
6 7 (6.60%) Degree
7 5 (4.72%) CCDP
8 4 (3.77%) CCNP Voice
9 3 (2.83%) CCVP
9 3 (2.83%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.89%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.89%) PMP
10 2 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.94%) CCDA
11 1 (0.94%) CCIP
11 1 (0.94%) MBA
11 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.55%) SLA
2 2 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (17.92%) Active Directory
2 16 (15.09%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.66%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.89%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.89%) vSphere
6 1 (0.94%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 34 (32.08%) Cisco CUCM
2 24 (22.64%) Cisco UCCE
3 20 (18.87%) Cisco UCCX
4 6 (5.66%) SCCM
5 5 (4.72%) AirWatch
6 3 (2.83%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (1.89%) Cisco CME
7 2 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.89%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.89%) Netcool
7 2 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 68 (64.15%) Cisco
2 14 (13.21%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.55%) HP
4 4 (3.77%) Avaya
4 4 (3.77%) EMC
4 4 (3.77%) F5
4 4 (3.77%) Oracle
4 4 (3.77%) Verint
4 4 (3.77%) VMware
5 3 (2.83%) CheckPoint
5 3 (2.83%) Genesys
5 3 (2.83%) Juniper
5 3 (2.83%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.89%) Adobe
6 2 (1.89%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (1.89%) Intel Security
6 2 (1.89%) Palo Alto
6 2 (1.89%) Veritas
7 1 (0.94%) Ipanema Technologies
7 1 (0.94%) ServiceNow