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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 138 103 129
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +26
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 4 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.12% 0.22% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.74% 1.95% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£525 £200 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+162.50% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £383 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.57% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
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
544 256 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.31% 11.34% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 132 185
Average daily rate £370 £290 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.58% -22.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 32 62
Average hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 September 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
Devon - 2 - - 1
Bristol - 1 £525 - 4
Dorset - - - - 2
Gloucestershire - - - - 5
Somerset - - - - 2
Wiltshire - - - - 2
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 4 (50.00%) LAN
1 4 (50.00%) WAN
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) VoIP
3 2 (25.00%) Supplier Management
3 2 (25.00%) Handset
3 2 (25.00%) Information Security
3 2 (25.00%) IVR
3 2 (25.00%) Internet
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Lync
3 2 (25.00%) PABX
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) Financial Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (12.50%) SOA
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) ISEB
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) Siemens
4 1 (12.50%) Middleware
4 1 (12.50%) BPR
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
4 1 (12.50%) Information Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (25.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) WAN
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) VoIP
3 2 (25.00%) Internet
3 2 (25.00%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Support Technician
2 2 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Voice Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (12.50%) VoIP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Handset
1 2 (25.00%) IVR
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Information Security
1 2 (25.00%) Project Management
1 2 (25.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Modelling
2 1 (12.50%) Workflow
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
2 1 (12.50%) Information Management
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) BPR
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Siemens
2 1 (12.50%) BT