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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 216 223 211
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -12
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 30 40 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.42% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.71% 2.01% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 32 13
Average daily rate £388 £378 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% -5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £303 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £425 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £43.00 - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - £13.00
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
1758 1991 1499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.53% 20.87% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 961 638
Average daily rate £352 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 116 125
Average hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hampshire +6 11 £410 +26.15% 1
Berkshire -3 10 £365 -6.41% 12
Surrey -4 6 £345 -15.07% 2
West Sussex - 3 £408 -
Buckinghamshire +12 1 £350 -17.64% 2
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 29 (42.65%) Cisco
2 21 (30.88%) ITIL
3 18 (26.47%) Telecoms
3 18 (26.47%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (22.06%) MPLS
5 14 (20.59%) Wireless
6 13 (19.12%) CCNP
7 12 (17.65%) LAN
8 11 (16.18%) VoIP
8 11 (16.18%) WAN
8 11 (16.18%) Linux
8 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
8 11 (16.18%) SLA
9 10 (14.71%) Windows
9 10 (14.71%) VMware
9 10 (14.71%) Risk Analysis
9 10 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (14.71%) MGW
9 10 (14.71%) xDSL
9 10 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (14.71%) Intelligent Network
10 9 (13.24%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (13.24%) Softswitch
10 9 (13.24%) Skype for Business
10 9 (13.24%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (13.24%) Degree
10 9 (13.24%) Finance
10 9 (13.24%) Firewall
10 9 (13.24%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (11.76%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (13.24%) Skype for Business
2 6 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.82%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.41%) MS Office
2 3 (4.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.47%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) IaaS
1 4 (5.88%) PaaS
2 3 (4.41%) SaaS
3 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.06%) MPLS
2 14 (20.59%) Wireless
3 12 (17.65%) LAN
4 11 (16.18%) VoIP
4 11 (16.18%) WAN
5 10 (14.71%) Intelligent Network
5 10 (14.71%) MGW
5 10 (14.71%) xDSL
6 9 (13.24%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (13.24%) Firewall
6 9 (13.24%) Softswitch
6 9 (13.24%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (8.82%) VPN
8 5 (7.35%) Internet
8 5 (7.35%) PBX
9 3 (4.41%) 3G
9 3 (4.41%) DHCP
9 3 (4.41%) DSL
9 3 (4.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) MySQL
3 1 (1.47%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
General
1 18 (26.47%) Telecoms
2 9 (13.24%) Finance
3 4 (5.88%) Billing
4 1 (1.47%) Advertising
4 1 (1.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (29.41%) Architect
2 12 (17.65%) Network Engineer
2 12 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) Network Support
4 7 (10.29%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) Enterprise Architect
5 6 (8.82%) Network Support Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Analyst
6 5 (7.35%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Voice Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Consultant
7 4 (5.88%) Programme Manager
7 4 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.88%) Voice Architect
8 3 (4.41%) Cisco Support
8 3 (4.41%) Exchange Consultant
8 3 (4.41%) OSS Architect
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.29%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.29%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.35%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.41%) Frameworx
5 2 (2.94%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.94%) PKI
5 2 (2.94%) PMI
6 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.47%) IVR
6 1 (1.47%) NHS
6 1 (1.47%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.47%) Statistics
6 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.18%) Linux
2 10 (14.71%) Windows
3 5 (7.35%) SUSE
4 3 (4.41%) HPUX
4 3 (4.41%) Solaris
4 3 (4.41%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.94%) Unix
5 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.47%) AIX
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.88%) ITIL
2 10 (14.71%) Risk Analysis
3 9 (13.24%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (8.82%) Configuration Management
5 6 (8.82%) Migration
5 6 (8.82%) Six Sigma
6 5 (7.35%) Change Management
6 5 (7.35%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (7.35%) PRINCE2
6 5 (7.35%) TOGAF
7 4 (5.88%) Network Management
7 4 (5.88%) Presales
7 4 (5.88%) Programme Management
7 4 (5.88%) Project Management
7 4 (5.88%) UML
8 3 (4.41%) Business Transformation
8 3 (4.41%) Change Control
8 3 (4.41%) CRM
8 3 (4.41%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (26.47%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (19.12%) CCNP
3 9 (13.24%) Degree
4 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.41%) CCIE
5 3 (4.41%) CCNP Voice
5 3 (4.41%) CCVP
6 2 (2.94%) MBA
6 2 (2.94%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.47%) CCA
7 1 (1.47%) CCNA
7 1 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.47%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.47%) ISEB
7 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.47%) MCSE
7 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.18%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (10.29%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (8.82%) Cisco UCCE
3 5 (7.35%) vRealize
4 4 (5.88%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (4.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (2.94%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (1.47%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (1.47%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (1.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (42.65%) Cisco
2 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
3 10 (14.71%) VMware
4 8 (11.76%) Juniper
5 7 (10.29%) Citrix
6 6 (8.82%) F5
7 5 (7.35%) HP
7 5 (7.35%) Oracle
7 5 (7.35%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.41%) Avaya
8 3 (4.41%) Dell
8 3 (4.41%) IBM
8 3 (4.41%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.41%) Sun
8 3 (4.41%) Symantec
9 2 (2.94%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (2.94%) Ericsson
9 2 (2.94%) Forcepoint
9 2 (2.94%) Mitel
9 2 (2.94%) Palo Alto
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