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 26 July 2016 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 131 138 140
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 17 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.56% 0.19% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.11% 1.52% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 2
Median daily rate £355 £400 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% -19.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £380 £471
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £472 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £431 £375
% change year-on-year
-15.21% +14.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.90 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
+67.72% -
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
546 396 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.92% 12.36% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 230 245
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 29 38
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +102.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.19 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

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 26 July 2016.

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 26 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +7 10 £360 -
Somerset - 5 £300 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £600 -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, 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 16 (41.03%) ITIL
1 16 (41.03%) LAN
1 16 (41.03%) WAN
1 16 (41.03%) Cisco
2 15 (38.46%) Skype
3 12 (30.77%) Data Centre
3 12 (30.77%) VoIP
3 12 (30.77%) Project Management
3 12 (30.77%) Firewall
4 11 (28.21%) PRINCE2
5 10 (25.64%) Skype for Business
6 9 (23.08%) Handset
7 7 (17.95%) Wireless
7 7 (17.95%) IBM
7 7 (17.95%) HP
7 7 (17.95%) Cisco Prime
7 7 (17.95%) VPN
7 7 (17.95%) SLA
7 7 (17.95%) CA
7 7 (17.95%) Nokia
7 7 (17.95%) CheckPoint
7 7 (17.95%) MPLS
7 7 (17.95%) PABX
7 7 (17.95%) FWSM
7 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
7 7 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (17.95%) SolarWinds
7 7 (17.95%) Network Management
7 7 (17.95%) IP Telephony
7 7 (17.95%) Cisco IPT

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 10 (25.64%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.56%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.13%) MS Project
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) IaaS
2 4 (10.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (41.03%) LAN
1 16 (41.03%) WAN
2 15 (38.46%) Skype
3 12 (30.77%) Firewall
3 12 (30.77%) VoIP
4 7 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (17.95%) Cisco IPT
4 7 (17.95%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (17.95%) FWSM
4 7 (17.95%) IP Telephony
4 7 (17.95%) MPLS
4 7 (17.95%) PABX
4 7 (17.95%) VPN
4 7 (17.95%) Wireless
5 6 (15.38%) OpenScape
5 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.13%) WebEx
7 1 (2.56%) Softphone
General
1 6 (15.38%) Billing
1 6 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Project Manager
2 5 (12.82%) Analyst
2 5 (12.82%) Network Analyst
2 5 (12.82%) Senior Manager
2 5 (12.82%) Support Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Support Technician
2 5 (12.82%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Voice Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Voice Support Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Voice Support Technician
3 4 (10.26%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Senior Network Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Telephony Manager
4 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Technician
4 3 (7.69%) Designer
4 3 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Telephony Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 9 (23.08%) Handset
3 6 (15.38%) IVR
4 5 (12.82%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Unix
3 1 (2.56%) Android
3 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) ITIL
2 12 (30.77%) Project Management
3 11 (28.21%) PRINCE2
4 7 (17.95%) Network Management
5 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (12.82%) Matrix Management
5 5 (12.82%) Migration
5 5 (12.82%) Six Sigma
5 5 (12.82%) TOGAF
6 3 (7.69%) eTOM
6 3 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (7.69%) Project Governance
6 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.13%) Capacity Management
7 2 (5.13%) Coaching
7 2 (5.13%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.13%) Network Architecture
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (5.13%) Threat Management
7 2 (5.13%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) Degree
2 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) CCNA
3 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) ISEB
4 1 (2.56%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) SLA
2 2 (5.13%) COBIT
3 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.56%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Cisco
2 7 (17.95%) CA
2 7 (17.95%) CheckPoint
2 7 (17.95%) HP
2 7 (17.95%) IBM
2 7 (17.95%) IronPort
2 7 (17.95%) Nokia
2 7 (17.95%) SolarWinds
3 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 5 (12.82%) NEC
4 5 (12.82%) Siemens
5 4 (10.26%) BT
5 4 (10.26%) Polycom
6 3 (7.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (5.13%) Apple
7 2 (5.13%) F5
8 1 (2.56%) Facebook
8 1 (2.56%) VMware