The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
England / South West
Rank 121 136 137
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 20 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.75% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.06% 2.06% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 8
Median daily rate £375 £368 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £318 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £388 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £378
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 -

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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
395 436 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.79% 14.45% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 290 191
Median daily rate £365 £363 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% -5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £438 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 24 30
Median hourly rate £43.50 £25.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.00% -5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £16.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.90 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Unified Communications as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unified Communications across the South West region.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the South West region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +13 16 £370 -1.33%
Somerset +3 1 £175 -36.36%
Wiltshire - 1 £450 - 2
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 18 (75.00%) Cisco
2 15 (62.50%) Data Centre
3 12 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 12 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (50.00%) SolarWinds
3 12 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (45.83%) FWSM
5 9 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (33.33%) MPLS
6 8 (33.33%) F5
7 7 (29.17%) High Availability
7 7 (29.17%) Firewall
7 7 (29.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (25.00%) Wireless
8 6 (25.00%) HP
9 5 (20.83%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (20.83%) IBM
9 5 (20.83%) CA
9 5 (20.83%) Nokia
9 5 (20.83%) VPN
9 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
9 5 (20.83%) Network Management
9 5 (20.83%) IP Telephony
9 5 (20.83%) Cisco IPT
9 5 (20.83%) IronPort
10 4 (16.67%) Skype for Business
10 4 (16.67%) DV Cleared
10 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 4 (16.67%) Finance
10 4 (16.67%) DNS

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.67%) Skype for Business
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 12 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 11 (45.83%) FWSM
3 9 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (33.33%) MPLS
5 7 (29.17%) Firewall
6 6 (25.00%) Wireless
7 5 (20.83%) Cisco IPT
7 5 (20.83%) IP Telephony
7 5 (20.83%) VPN
8 4 (16.67%) DHCP
8 4 (16.67%) DNS
8 4 (16.67%) Skype
8 4 (16.67%) VoIP
9 3 (12.50%) BGP
9 3 (12.50%) LAN
9 3 (12.50%) OSPF
9 3 (12.50%) PPP
9 3 (12.50%) WAN
10 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
1 6 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Network Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Senior Network Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Data Centre Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Network Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Data Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Server Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Unified Communications Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Unified Communications Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 15 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 7 (29.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.33%) Replication
4 2 (8.33%) Smartphone
5 1 (4.17%) Handset
5 1 (4.17%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.17%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Unix
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) High Availability
2 5 (20.83%) Network Management
3 3 (12.50%) Migration
3 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 3 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.33%) Information Governance
4 2 (8.33%) Information Security
4 2 (8.33%) ITIL
4 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 2 (8.33%) ITSM
4 2 (8.33%) Network Architecture
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Management
4 2 (8.33%) Service Management
4 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Test Planning
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) CCNA
2 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.33%) CCDA
3 2 (8.33%) CNA
3 2 (8.33%) CNE
3 2 (8.33%) MCSA
3 2 (8.33%) MCSE
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.33%) Novell Certification
4 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) Cisco
2 12 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 12 (50.00%) SolarWinds
3 8 (33.33%) F5
4 6 (25.00%) HP
5 5 (20.83%) CA
5 5 (20.83%) IBM
5 5 (20.83%) IronPort
5 5 (20.83%) Nokia
6 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (12.50%) VMware
8 2 (8.33%) Blue Coat
8 2 (8.33%) Novell
9 1 (4.17%) Apple
9 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto
9 1 (4.17%) Tandberg
9 1 (4.17%) Verint