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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 218 202 200
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -2
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 37 36 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.40% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.83% 2.26% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 20 15
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£380 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £347 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £566
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
-5.62% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
- -28.76%
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
2027 1593 1584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.67% 17.82% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 962 669 624
Average daily rate £350 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 132 154
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £56.60 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -14.27%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015. 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 +6 28 £380 -5.00% 6
Hampshire -25 4 £300 -29.41% 2
Surrey - 2 £400 - 5
West Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - - 2
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 30 (44.12%) Cisco
2 28 (41.18%) Telecoms
3 19 (27.94%) Lync
4 17 (25.00%) ITIL
5 16 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (20.59%) VoIP
7 12 (17.65%) WAN
7 12 (17.65%) MS Exchange
7 12 (17.65%) LAN
7 12 (17.65%) Windows
7 12 (17.65%) CCNA
7 12 (17.65%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
8 11 (16.18%) XMPP
9 10 (14.71%) Firewall
9 10 (14.71%) Wireless
9 10 (14.71%) Migration
9 10 (14.71%) Active Directory
9 10 (14.71%) TCP/IP
10 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
11 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
11 8 (11.76%) PBX
12 7 (10.29%) Multimedia
12 7 (10.29%) CCNP
12 7 (10.29%) Cisco CUCM
12 7 (10.29%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (8.82%) Performance Management
13 6 (8.82%) Enterprise Architecture
13 6 (8.82%) Business Performance Management
13 6 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 19 (27.94%) Lync
2 12 (17.65%) MS Exchange
3 6 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.47%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.47%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Office 365
2 1 (1.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.59%) VoIP
2 12 (17.65%) LAN
2 12 (17.65%) WAN
3 10 (14.71%) Firewall
3 10 (14.71%) Wireless
3 10 (14.71%) TCP/IP
4 8 (11.76%) PBX
5 7 (10.29%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (8.82%) Broadband
6 6 (8.82%) VPN
6 6 (8.82%) MPLS
6 6 (8.82%) OSPF
6 6 (8.82%) BGP
7 5 (7.35%) EIGRP
7 5 (7.35%) SSL
7 5 (7.35%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (7.35%) HSRP
8 4 (5.88%) MGCP
8 4 (5.88%) DNS
9 3 (4.41%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.47%) Axure RP
General
1 28 (41.18%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.29%) Multimedia
3 4 (5.88%) Billing
4 1 (1.47%) Finance
4 1 (1.47%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
1 8 (11.76%) Designer
2 7 (10.29%) Communications Engineer
2 7 (10.29%) Project Manager
3 6 (8.82%) Consultant
3 6 (8.82%) Architect
4 4 (5.88%) Design Engineer
4 4 (5.88%) Network Engineer
4 4 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (4.41%) VoIP Specialist
5 3 (4.41%) Development Engineer
6 2 (2.94%) Voice Specialist
6 2 (2.94%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (2.94%) Network Architect
6 2 (2.94%) Wintel Support
6 2 (2.94%) Support Engineer
6 2 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (2.94%) Administrator
6 2 (2.94%) Analyst
6 2 (2.94%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.18%) XMPP
2 2 (2.94%) JPA
2 2 (2.94%) JMS
2 2 (2.94%) Spring
2 2 (2.94%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (8.82%) Machine to Machine
3 3 (4.41%) PKI
4 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.47%) IVR
5 1 (1.47%) IPTV
5 1 (1.47%) User Experience
5 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.47%) Frameworx
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.65%) Windows
2 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.94%) Linux
4 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.00%) ITIL
2 10 (14.71%) Migration
3 6 (8.82%) Process Management
3 6 (8.82%) Customer Intelligence
3 6 (8.82%) eTOM
3 6 (8.82%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (8.82%) Business Performance Management
3 6 (8.82%) Performance Management
4 5 (7.35%) Logistics
4 5 (7.35%) PRINCE2
4 5 (7.35%) Service Management
4 5 (7.35%) Validation
5 4 (5.88%) Project Management
5 4 (5.88%) Business Analysis
6 3 (4.41%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.41%) CRM
6 3 (4.41%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.41%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.41%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.41%) SQL
2 2 (2.94%) C++
2 2 (2.94%) Java
2 2 (2.94%) Perl
3 1 (1.47%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (17.65%) CCNA
3 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
4 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 7 (10.29%) CCNP
6 5 (7.35%) CCIE
7 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (5.88%) Degree
8 3 (4.41%) DV Cleared
8 3 (4.41%) VCP4
8 3 (4.41%) CCIP
8 3 (4.41%) CCDP
9 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.94%) MCSE
10 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (10.29%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.94%) SCCM
2 2 (2.94%) SCOM
2 2 (2.94%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.47%) Netcool
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 30 (44.12%) Cisco
2 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.82%) Juniper
3 6 (8.82%) BT
4 5 (7.35%) VMware
4 5 (7.35%) F5
5 2 (2.94%) Verint
5 2 (2.94%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.94%) Remedy
5 2 (2.94%) Avaya
5 2 (2.94%) HP
6 1 (1.47%) EMC
6 1 (1.47%) IBM
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle
6 1 (1.47%) Genesys
6 1 (1.47%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.47%) Infovista
6 1 (1.47%) NetIQ
6 1 (1.47%) Cramer
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