The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 44 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.29% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.61% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +8.10%
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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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
62 37 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 18.29% 12.37% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 23 9
Average daily rate £375 £285 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +34.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £275 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £376 £283
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 8
Average hourly rate £22.81 £17.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.35% +59.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.13 £36.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

Unified Communications
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Lync
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 1 (100.00%) Lync
General
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) Wintel Support
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) VMware