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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 130 120 122
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 10 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.31% 0.16% 0.040%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.35% 1.33% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 1
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£363 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £400 £386
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
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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
425 301 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.32% 12.28% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 149 172
Average daily rate £356 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 17 31
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.95 £9.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £32.80 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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
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 30 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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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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
Bristol +2 8 £350 +33.33% 2
Wiltshire - 2 £500 - 1
Devon - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 6 (50.00%) VPN
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
1 6 (50.00%) MPLS
1 6 (50.00%) OSPF
1 6 (50.00%) BGP
1 6 (50.00%) Network Management
2 5 (41.67%) FWSM
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (41.67%) CA
2 5 (41.67%) Nokia
2 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) IBM
2 5 (41.67%) HP
2 5 (41.67%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (41.67%) Wireless
2 5 (41.67%) IP Telephony
2 5 (41.67%) Blue Coat
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco IPT
2 5 (41.67%) IronPort
2 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (41.67%) SolarWinds
3 4 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
3 4 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (25.00%) Service Management
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) Change Management
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (16.67%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) VPN
1 6 (50.00%) MPLS
1 6 (50.00%) OSPF
1 6 (50.00%) BGP
2 5 (41.67%) FWSM
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) Wireless
2 5 (41.67%) IP Telephony
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco IPT
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (16.67%) LAN
4 2 (16.67%) WAN
5 1 (8.33%) Internet
5 1 (8.33%) H.323
5 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
5 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (8.33%) IPv4
5 1 (8.33%) IPv6
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Network Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Network Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Service Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Service Assurance Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Designer
4 2 (16.67%) Lead Designer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Network Management
2 4 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
3 3 (25.00%) Service Management
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 2 (16.67%) Matrix Management
4 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
5 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (8.33%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) CA
2 5 (41.67%) Nokia
2 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
2 5 (41.67%) IBM
2 5 (41.67%) HP
2 5 (41.67%) Blue Coat
2 5 (41.67%) IronPort
2 5 (41.67%) SolarWinds
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Tandberg