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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 133 143 138
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 7 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.25% 0.36% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.84% 2.57% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 1
Median daily rate £275 £318 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.38% -39.52%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - -
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
381 467 550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.59% 14.04% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 228 343
Median daily rate £325 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £181 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £550 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 42 34
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +66.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.75 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £48.91 £120.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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
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 24 September 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 +4 7 £275 -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 11 (40.74%) ITIL
1 11 (40.74%) Cisco
2 9 (33.33%) WAN
2 9 (33.33%) LAN
2 9 (33.33%) Firewall
2 9 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 8 (29.63%) Skype
3 8 (29.63%) VoIP
4 7 (25.93%) HP
4 7 (25.93%) SLA
4 7 (25.93%) MPLS
5 6 (22.22%) CheckPoint
5 6 (22.22%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (22.22%) CA
5 6 (22.22%) Nokia
5 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 6 (22.22%) VPN
5 6 (22.22%) IBM
5 6 (22.22%) Wireless
5 6 (22.22%) Handset
5 6 (22.22%) IVR
5 6 (22.22%) IP Telephony
5 6 (22.22%) Cisco IPT
5 6 (22.22%) IronPort
5 6 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (22.22%) SolarWinds
5 6 (22.22%) Network Management
5 6 (22.22%) PABX
5 6 (22.22%) FWSM
5 6 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus

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 5 (18.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) Firewall
1 9 (33.33%) LAN
1 9 (33.33%) WAN
2 8 (29.63%) Skype
2 8 (29.63%) VoIP
3 7 (25.93%) MPLS
4 6 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (22.22%) Cisco IPT
4 6 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (22.22%) FWSM
4 6 (22.22%) IP Telephony
4 6 (22.22%) OpenScape
4 6 (22.22%) PABX
4 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 6 (22.22%) VPN
4 6 (22.22%) Wireless
5 2 (7.41%) WebEx
6 1 (3.70%) BGP
6 1 (3.70%) HSRP
6 1 (3.70%) OSPF
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 4 (14.81%) Billing
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Test Manager
2 5 (18.52%) Support Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Voice Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Voice Support Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Network Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Support Technician
3 4 (14.81%) Voice Support Technician
4 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Technician
4 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Network Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 6 (22.22%) Handset
2 6 (22.22%) IVR
3 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Unix
3 1 (3.70%) Android
3 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) ITIL
2 6 (22.22%) Network Management
3 5 (18.52%) Migration
4 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
4 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
5 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (11.11%) Matrix Management
5 3 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 3 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 3 (11.11%) Six Sigma
5 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 2 (7.41%) Change Management
6 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.41%) Content Management
6 2 (7.41%) SOA
6 2 (7.41%) TOGAF
6 2 (7.41%) UML
6 2 (7.41%) Zachman Framework
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) Degree
2 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) CCNA
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) SLA
2 2 (7.41%) COBIT
2 2 (7.41%) QA
3 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.70%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Cisco
2 7 (25.93%) HP
3 6 (22.22%) CA
3 6 (22.22%) CheckPoint
3 6 (22.22%) IBM
3 6 (22.22%) IronPort
3 6 (22.22%) Nokia
3 6 (22.22%) SolarWinds
4 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
5 4 (14.81%) BT
6 3 (11.11%) NEC
7 2 (7.41%) Apple
7 2 (7.41%) F5
7 2 (7.41%) Siemens
8 1 (3.70%) VMware