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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 206 235 216
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -19
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 59 18 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.61% 0.19% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.38% 1.03% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 9 13
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£400 £310 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -28.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £220 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £455 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.93% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £25.50
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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
1744 1740 1585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.10% 18.68% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 773 707
Average daily rate £355 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £475 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 96 125
Average hourly rate £22.83 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.45% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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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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 +17 25 £363 +46.46% 9
Hampshire +11 18 £431 +1.41% 3
Surrey +2 7 £375 -16.66% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 6 £480 - 4
Oxfordshire - 1 £280 -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 49 (41.53%) Cisco
2 42 (35.59%) Lync
3 38 (32.20%) Telecoms
4 25 (21.19%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (16.95%) Microsoft
5 20 (16.95%) CCNP
5 20 (16.95%) MS Excel
5 20 (16.95%) Project Management
6 19 (16.10%) MPLS
7 18 (15.25%) Migration
7 18 (15.25%) Video Conferencing
8 17 (14.41%) LAN
8 17 (14.41%) VPN
8 17 (14.41%) Data Centre
9 16 (13.56%) Avaya
9 16 (13.56%) VoIP
9 16 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (11.86%) WAN
10 14 (11.86%) CCNA
10 14 (11.86%) Cisco CUCM
11 13 (11.02%) Finance
11 13 (11.02%) OSPF
11 13 (11.02%) BGP
12 12 (10.17%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (9.32%) Security Cleared
13 11 (9.32%) IP Telephony
13 11 (9.32%) Active Directory
14 10 (8.47%) Windows
14 10 (8.47%) Enterprise Architecture
14 10 (8.47%) Cisco UCCX

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

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 42 (35.59%) Lync
2 7 (5.93%) Office Communications Server
3 6 (5.08%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.24%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.39%) CMS
6 3 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (16.95%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.08%) MS Visio
3 5 (4.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.39%) MS Project
5 1 (0.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.69%) Office 365
2 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.10%) MPLS
2 17 (14.41%) LAN
2 17 (14.41%) VPN
3 16 (13.56%) VoIP
4 14 (11.86%) WAN
5 13 (11.02%) OSPF
5 13 (11.02%) BGP
6 12 (10.17%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (9.32%) IP Telephony
8 9 (7.63%) Internet
9 8 (6.78%) Ethernet
9 8 (6.78%) TCP/IP
9 8 (6.78%) WLAN
9 8 (6.78%) Wireless
10 7 (5.93%) xDSL
10 7 (5.93%) DHCP
10 7 (5.93%) DNS
10 7 (5.93%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (5.93%) Cisco ICM
11 6 (5.08%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.85%) MySQL
1 1 (0.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Axure RP
General
1 38 (32.20%) Telecoms
2 13 (11.02%) Finance
3 9 (7.63%) Billing
4 2 (1.69%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.85%) Legal
5 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (22.03%) Architect
2 18 (15.25%) Project Manager
3 15 (12.71%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 13 (11.02%) Voice Engineer
5 12 (10.17%) Support Engineer
6 11 (9.32%) Unified Communications Manager
7 10 (8.47%) Consultant
7 10 (8.47%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.93%) Designer
8 7 (5.93%) Network Architect
8 7 (5.93%) Communications Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Avaya Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) Messaging Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) Analyst
10 4 (3.39%) Technical Architect
10 4 (3.39%) Design Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) Unified Communications Consultant
11 3 (2.54%) Senior Consultant
11 3 (2.54%) Network Engineer
11 3 (2.54%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.08%) XMPP
2 1 (0.85%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.85%) RESTful
2 1 (0.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.25%) Video Conferencing
2 17 (14.41%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.08%) PKI
5 3 (2.54%) Frameworx
6 2 (1.69%) IVR
6 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.85%) Life Science
7 1 (0.85%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.85%) IPTV
7 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.85%) Handset
7 1 (0.85%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.47%) Windows
2 8 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (5.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (4.24%) Linux
6 3 (2.54%) SUSE
7 2 (1.69%) UNIX
8 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.95%) Project Management
2 18 (15.25%) Migration
3 16 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (8.47%) Enterprise Architecture
5 9 (7.63%) ITIL
5 9 (7.63%) Validation
6 8 (6.78%) PRINCE2
7 6 (5.08%) Load Balancing
8 5 (4.24%) CRM
8 5 (4.24%) Project Planning
9 4 (3.39%) Mentoring
9 4 (3.39%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (3.39%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.39%) Change Management
10 3 (2.54%) UML
10 3 (2.54%) Configuration Management
10 3 (2.54%) Knowledge Management
10 3 (2.54%) TOGAF
10 3 (2.54%) Performance Engineering
11 2 (1.69%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.08%) C
2 4 (3.39%) SQL
3 1 (0.85%) Python
3 1 (0.85%) Ruby
3 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.85%) Java
3 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (21.19%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (16.95%) CCNP
3 14 (11.86%) CCNA
4 11 (9.32%) Security Cleared
5 9 (7.63%) CCIE
6 8 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (5.93%) CCIP
7 7 (5.93%) MCSE
7 7 (5.93%) DV Cleared
7 7 (5.93%) CCVP
8 6 (5.08%) SC Cleared
9 4 (3.39%) CCDP
10 3 (2.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (2.54%) Degree
11 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.85%) MOS
11 1 (0.85%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.24%) SLA
2 3 (2.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (9.32%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.54%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (11.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (8.47%) Cisco UCCX
3 8 (6.78%) Cisco UCCE
4 5 (4.24%) SCOM
5 2 (1.69%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.85%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.85%) Netcool
6 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.85%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 49 (41.53%) Cisco
2 20 (16.95%) Microsoft
3 16 (13.56%) Avaya
4 6 (5.08%) CheckPoint
5 5 (4.24%) VMware
5 5 (4.24%) F5
6 4 (3.39%) Verint
6 4 (3.39%) IBM
6 4 (3.39%) Citrix
7 3 (2.54%) Remedy
7 3 (2.54%) Juniper
7 3 (2.54%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.69%) Polycom
8 2 (1.69%) Genesys
8 2 (1.69%) CA
9 1 (0.85%) Ericsson
9 1 (0.85%) Nokia
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle
9 1 (0.85%) Infovista
9 1 (0.85%) BT
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