The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 232 198 235
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +37
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 10 31 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.37% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.59% 2.03% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 4
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£275 £425 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +19.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £375 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £450 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £400 £438
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.50 -
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1702 1527 2000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.00% 18.30% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 659 550
Average daily rate £335 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 153 188
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
Unified Communications
England

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
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 11 July 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 -13 6 £220 -51.11% 3
Buckinghamshire -18 1 - - 1
Hampshire -20 1 £310 -22.50% 5
East Sussex - 1 £305 - 1
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 3
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 18 (45.00%) Telecoms
2 13 (32.50%) Cisco
3 10 (25.00%) VoIP
4 9 (22.50%) Lync
5 7 (17.50%) Marketing
6 6 (15.00%) WAN
6 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (15.00%) Test Strategy
7 5 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 5 (12.50%) Legal
8 4 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (10.00%) Project Management
8 4 (10.00%) H.323
8 4 (10.00%) Windows
8 4 (10.00%) ITIL
8 4 (10.00%) CCNP
8 4 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (7.50%) LAN
9 3 (7.50%) CRM
9 3 (7.50%) MGCP
9 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (7.50%) MPLS
9 3 (7.50%) Finance
9 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
9 3 (7.50%) Retail
9 3 (7.50%) Business Development
9 3 (7.50%) Use Case

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 9 (22.50%) Lync
2 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) CMS
2 1 (2.50%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) VoIP
2 6 (15.00%) WAN
3 4 (10.00%) H.323
4 3 (7.50%) LAN
4 3 (7.50%) MPLS
4 3 (7.50%) MGCP
5 2 (5.00%) DNS
5 2 (5.00%) ISDN
5 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (5.00%) LTE
5 2 (5.00%) BGP
5 2 (5.00%) 3G
6 1 (2.50%) EIGRP
6 1 (2.50%) xDSL
6 1 (2.50%) Softswitch
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (2.50%) Network Security
General
1 18 (45.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (17.50%) Marketing
3 5 (12.50%) Legal
4 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
4 3 (7.50%) Retail
4 3 (7.50%) Finance
5 2 (5.00%) Billing
6 1 (2.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (17.50%) Project Manager
2 6 (15.00%) Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Architect
3 4 (10.00%) Designer
3 4 (10.00%) Voice Project Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Commercial Executive
4 3 (7.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Communications Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Network Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Sales Executive
4 3 (7.50%) Service Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Voice Network Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Head of ICT
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (5.00%) Machine to Machine
2 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.00%) PKI
3 1 (2.50%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.00%) Test Strategy
2 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 4 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (10.00%) Project Management
3 4 (10.00%) ITIL
4 3 (7.50%) Use Case
4 3 (7.50%) Business Development
4 3 (7.50%) CRM
4 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (5.00%) Migration
5 2 (5.00%) Workforce Management Optimization
5 2 (5.00%) Business Performance Management
5 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.00%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.50%) Test Automation
6 1 (2.50%) Product Management
6 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco ICM Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.00%) CCNP
3 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.00%) CCVP
4 2 (5.00%) MCITP
4 2 (5.00%) CCNA
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.00%) CCIE
5 1 (2.50%) CCSP
5 1 (2.50%) MCP
5 1 (2.50%) MCSE
5 1 (2.50%) CCDP
5 1 (2.50%) Degree
5 1 (2.50%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.00%) UAG
1 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Cisco
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.00%) Avaya
3 2 (5.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.50%) Blue Coat
4 1 (2.50%) F5
4 1 (2.50%) Sonus
4 1 (2.50%) Verint
4 1 (2.50%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) EMC
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