The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire 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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 23 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.68% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.25% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £135 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £180.00
Unified Communications
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
16 32 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 10.81% 14.48% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 7
Average daily rate £375 £425 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +63.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £472 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unified Communications across the Staffordshire region.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Stafford - 1 £135 -
Unified Communications
West Midlands

Unified Communications
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 2 (100.00%) Private Cloud
1 2 (100.00%) Driving Licence

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Driving Licence
1 2 (100.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL V3
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft