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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
England / South West
Rank 119 130 135
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +5
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 11 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.43% 0.40% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.32% 2.95% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 6
Median daily rate £370 £361 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.42% -3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £343 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £378 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £394 £390
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year
-61.62% -

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
331 407 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.04% 13.66% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 261 216
Median daily rate £370 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 47
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +17.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +2 10 £370 +2.06% 3
Devon - 1 £185 -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 9 (50.00%) Cisco
1 9 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (38.89%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 6 (33.33%) F5
3 6 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
4 5 (27.78%) FWSM
4 5 (27.78%) High Availability
4 5 (27.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (27.78%) MPLS
5 4 (22.22%) Migration
5 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 4 (22.22%) VoIP
5 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 4 (22.22%) Incident Management
5 4 (22.22%) JIRA
6 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (16.67%) WAN
6 3 (16.67%) LAN
6 3 (16.67%) HP
6 3 (16.67%) VMware
6 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
6 3 (16.67%) Finance
7 2 (11.11%) Novell
7 2 (11.11%) Service Management
7 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery

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 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (27.78%) FWSM
3 5 (27.78%) MPLS
4 4 (22.22%) VoIP
5 3 (16.67%) LAN
5 3 (16.67%) WAN
6 2 (11.11%) BGP
6 2 (11.11%) DHCP
6 2 (11.11%) DNS
6 2 (11.11%) Firewall
6 2 (11.11%) HSRP
6 2 (11.11%) ISDN
6 2 (11.11%) Network Security
6 2 (11.11%) OSPF
6 2 (11.11%) PPP
6 2 (11.11%) Skype
6 2 (11.11%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) JIRA
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Multimedia
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Network Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Unified Communications Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Data Centre Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Network Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Data Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Server Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Design Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (5.56%) Telephony Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (27.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (11.11%) Replication
4 2 (11.11%) Smartphone
5 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.56%) Handset
5 1 (5.56%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) High Availability
1 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
2 4 (22.22%) Incident Management
2 4 (22.22%) Migration
2 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (11.11%) Information Governance
4 2 (11.11%) Information Security
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
4 2 (11.11%) ITSM
4 2 (11.11%) Network Architecture
4 2 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Resilience Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Service Management
4 2 (11.11%) Stress Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CCDA
1 2 (11.11%) CCNA
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.11%) CNA
1 2 (11.11%) CNE
1 2 (11.11%) MCSA
1 2 (11.11%) MCSE
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.11%) Novell Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 6 (33.33%) F5
2 6 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) HP
4 3 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (11.11%) Novell
6 1 (5.56%) Apple
6 1 (5.56%) CA
6 1 (5.56%) IBM
6 1 (5.56%) IronPort
6 1 (5.56%) Nokia
6 1 (5.56%) Verint
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