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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 222 208 229
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +21
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 18 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.31% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.05% 1.67% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 6
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£310 £431 £503
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.11% -14.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £383 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £578 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.50 -
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1708 1558 2029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.61% 18.42% 20.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 692 566
Average daily rate £338 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £462 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 123 192
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.20 £14.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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
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 1 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 1 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 -3 10 £248 -56.00% 4
Hampshire -13 4 £425 - 1
Buckinghamshire -3 1 - -
Surrey -6 1 £450 +5.88% 2
East Sussex - 1 £305 -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 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 21 (51.22%) Telecoms
2 13 (31.71%) Cisco
3 12 (29.27%) Lync
4 11 (26.83%) VoIP
5 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
6 7 (17.07%) Marketing
7 6 (14.63%) Project Management
7 6 (14.63%) Avaya
7 6 (14.63%) WAN
8 5 (12.20%) PRINCE2
8 5 (12.20%) Windows
8 5 (12.20%) Service Delivery
8 5 (12.20%) Finance
8 5 (12.20%) Legal
9 4 (9.76%) IP Telephony
9 4 (9.76%) Migration
9 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
9 4 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (9.76%) MPLS
9 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
9 4 (9.76%) PBX
9 4 (9.76%) Test Strategy
10 3 (7.32%) Retail
10 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
10 3 (7.32%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (7.32%) CCNP
10 3 (7.32%) CRM
10 3 (7.32%) MS Exchange
10 3 (7.32%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 12 (29.27%) Lync
2 3 (7.32%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.88%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Project
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.83%) VoIP
2 6 (14.63%) WAN
3 4 (9.76%) IP Telephony
3 4 (9.76%) MPLS
3 4 (9.76%) PBX
4 3 (7.32%) LAN
4 3 (7.32%) 3G
4 3 (7.32%) H.323
4 3 (7.32%) LTE
5 2 (4.88%) MGCP
5 2 (4.88%) BGP
5 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.88%) DNS
5 2 (4.88%) xDSL
6 1 (2.44%) Softswitch
6 1 (2.44%) Multicast
6 1 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.44%) DEFINITY
6 1 (2.44%) DMZ
6 1 (2.44%) Internet
General
1 21 (51.22%) Telecoms
2 7 (17.07%) Marketing
3 5 (12.20%) Finance
3 5 (12.20%) Legal
4 3 (7.32%) Retail
4 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
4 3 (7.32%) Billing
5 1 (2.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Project Manager
2 7 (17.07%) Architect
3 5 (12.20%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (12.20%) Communications Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Voice Project Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Commercial Executive
5 3 (7.32%) Sales Executive
5 3 (7.32%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Engineering Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Network Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Head of ICT
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco Voice Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Network Design Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) XMPP
2 1 (2.44%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) PKI
1 2 (4.88%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
1 2 (4.88%) Machine to Machine
2 1 (2.44%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.63%) Project Management
2 5 (12.20%) PRINCE2
2 5 (12.20%) Service Delivery
3 4 (9.76%) Migration
3 4 (9.76%) Test Strategy
4 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (7.32%) CRM
4 3 (7.32%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (7.32%) Business Development
5 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.88%) Workforce Management Optimization
5 2 (4.88%) Business Performance Management
5 2 (4.88%) Use Case
5 2 (4.88%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.44%) Change Control
6 1 (2.44%) B2B
6 1 (2.44%) Benchmarking
6 1 (2.44%) Workflow
6 1 (2.44%) Online Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
1 4 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) CCNP
2 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (4.88%) CCVP
3 2 (4.88%) MCITP
3 2 (4.88%) Degree
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.88%) CCIE
3 2 (4.88%) CCNA
4 1 (2.44%) CCDP
4 1 (2.44%) CCIP
4 1 (2.44%) MCSE
4 1 (2.44%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) UAG
2 2 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.44%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) Cisco
2 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
3 6 (14.63%) Avaya
4 2 (4.88%) VMware
4 2 (4.88%) Tandberg
4 2 (4.88%) Acme Packet
5 1 (2.44%) Sonus
5 1 (2.44%) Verint
5 1 (2.44%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) EMC
5 1 (2.44%) Genesys
5 1 (2.44%) Polycom
5 1 (2.44%) Mitel
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