The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 427 493 461
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -32
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 168 107 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.05% 1.48% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 78 43
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £180.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +453.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £180.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +476.00%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8185 7226 7463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.69% 13.09% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4470 3816 3720
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 399 579
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend

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

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Unified Communications
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications within the UK.

Unified Communications Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Unified Communications
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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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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
England +55 157 £420 +0.29% 72
London +13 68 £475 +10.46% 23
South East +18 52 £388 +1.30% 18
Berkshire +11 29 £400 +3.89% 9
City of London +28 21 £525 +20.00% 10
Surrey +10 10 £388 +29.16% 3
East of England +28 9 £423 +5.62% 4
North West - 9 £340 - 11
West Midlands -7 8 £400 -13.51% 6
Manchester - 8 £340 - 11
Guildford - 7 £388 -
Bracknell +4 6 £425 +8.28% 2
Buckinghamshire +4 5 £335 -25.55% 2
Reading 0 5 £396 +13.21% 1
West Yorkshire -7 5 £400 -11.11% 4
Hampshire -11 5 £283 -34.68% 2
Yorkshire -15 5 £400 -11.11% 4
Hertfordshire - 5 £430 - 2
Cambridgeshire +9 4 £388 +103.94% 1
East Midlands +8 4 £425 -5.55% 3
Leeds -12 4 - - 4
Basingstoke +6 3 - -
Newbury -6 3 £300 -40.00%
Northampton - 3 £425 -
Belfast - 3 - -
Cambridge - 3 £360 -
County Antrim - 3 - -
Northamptonshire - 3 £425 -
Telford - 3 - -
Shropshire - 3 - -

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 133 (47.16%) Cisco
2 99 (35.11%) Lync
3 76 (26.95%) Microsoft
4 57 (20.21%) Telecoms
5 52 (18.44%) Cisco Certification
6 48 (17.02%) Video Conferencing
7 47 (16.67%) WAN
8 44 (15.60%) LAN
9 42 (14.89%) Windows
10 41 (14.54%) VoIP
11 39 (13.83%) Active Directory
11 39 (13.83%) MS Exchange
12 38 (13.48%) CCNP
13 36 (12.77%) Migration
14 35 (12.41%) Finance
14 35 (12.41%) Cisco CUCM
15 34 (12.06%) Wireless
16 33 (11.70%) IP Telephony
16 33 (11.70%) MS Excel
17 32 (11.35%) Project Management
17 32 (11.35%) Firewall
18 31 (10.99%) CCNA
19 28 (9.93%) OSPF
20 27 (9.57%) Security Cleared
21 26 (9.22%) MPLS
21 26 (9.22%) VPN
21 26 (9.22%) ITIL
22 24 (8.51%) Avaya
22 24 (8.51%) PRINCE2
22 24 (8.51%) VMware

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 99 (35.11%) Lync
2 39 (13.83%) MS Exchange
3 22 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (4.26%) Office Communications Server
5 8 (2.84%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.77%) CMS
8 4 (1.42%) MindAlign
9 2 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.35%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.35%) Live Communications Server
10 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 33 (11.70%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.26%) MS Office
3 6 (2.13%) MS Project
3 6 (2.13%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.26%) Office 365
2 2 (0.71%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (16.67%) WAN
2 44 (15.60%) LAN
3 41 (14.54%) VoIP
4 34 (12.06%) Wireless
5 33 (11.70%) IP Telephony
6 32 (11.35%) Firewall
7 28 (9.93%) OSPF
8 26 (9.22%) MPLS
8 26 (9.22%) VPN
9 24 (8.51%) Cisco Nexus
10 23 (8.16%) Cisco ASA
10 23 (8.16%) BGP
11 18 (6.38%) TCP/IP
11 18 (6.38%) PBX
12 15 (5.32%) Cisco IPT
13 14 (4.96%) DNS
13 14 (4.96%) Ethernet
14 13 (4.61%) WLAN
15 10 (3.55%) Skype
15 10 (3.55%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Axure RP
General
1 57 (20.21%) Telecoms
2 35 (12.41%) Finance
3 12 (4.26%) Billing
4 7 (2.48%) Banking
4 7 (2.48%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.06%) Retail
6 2 (0.71%) Local Government
6 2 (0.71%) Back Office
6 2 (0.71%) Law
6 2 (0.71%) Legal
6 2 (0.71%) Advertising
7 1 (0.35%) Front Office
7 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Marketing
7 1 (0.35%) French Language
7 1 (0.35%) German Language
7 1 (0.35%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 40 (14.18%) Project Manager
2 39 (13.83%) Architect
3 33 (11.70%) Communications Engineer
4 25 (8.87%) Consultant
5 19 (6.74%) Network Engineer
5 19 (6.74%) Analyst
6 17 (6.03%) Cisco Engineer
7 15 (5.32%) Designer
8 10 (3.55%) Voice Engineer
9 9 (3.19%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 9 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (3.19%) Network Analyst
9 9 (3.19%) Infrastructure Architect
9 9 (3.19%) Infrastructure Manager
10 8 (2.84%) Service Manager
10 8 (2.84%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (2.48%) Senior Network Analyst
11 7 (2.48%) Delivery Manager
12 6 (2.13%) Enterprise Architect
12 6 (2.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.80%) XMPP
2 8 (2.84%) .NET
3 4 (1.42%) MAPI
4 2 (0.71%) VXML
5 1 (0.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 48 (17.02%) Video Conferencing
2 11 (3.90%) PKI
2 11 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.19%) Clustering
4 7 (2.48%) User Experience
5 6 (2.13%) BYOD
5 6 (2.13%) PMI
6 5 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (1.77%) Machine to Machine
7 4 (1.42%) iPhone
7 4 (1.42%) IVR
8 3 (1.06%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.71%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.71%) NHS
10 1 (0.35%) Handset
10 1 (0.35%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.35%) SecurID
10 1 (0.35%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 42 (14.89%) Windows
2 15 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (2.84%) Solaris
5 5 (1.77%) Linux
5 5 (1.77%) Android
6 4 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.06%) UNIX
7 3 (1.06%) SUSE
7 3 (1.06%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (12.77%) Migration
2 32 (11.35%) Project Management
3 26 (9.22%) ITIL
4 24 (8.51%) PRINCE2
5 21 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (6.74%) Validation
7 17 (6.03%) Change Management
8 13 (4.61%) Mentoring
9 12 (4.26%) Network Management
9 12 (4.26%) Enterprise Architecture
9 12 (4.26%) Service Management
10 11 (3.90%) Service Delivery
10 11 (3.90%) Load Balancing
11 8 (2.84%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (2.84%) Integration Testing
11 8 (2.84%) Performance Management
11 8 (2.84%) Network Load Balancing
11 8 (2.84%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (2.84%) Supplier Management
11 8 (2.84%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.90%) PowerShell
2 10 (3.55%) C
2 10 (3.55%) SQL
3 8 (2.84%) Java
3 8 (2.84%) Perl
3 8 (2.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (18.44%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (13.48%) CCNP
3 31 (10.99%) CCNA
4 27 (9.57%) Security Cleared
5 21 (7.45%) CCIE
6 19 (6.74%) SC Cleared
7 14 (4.96%) DV Cleared
8 13 (4.61%) CCIP
9 11 (3.90%) CCDP
10 10 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (3.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (2.84%) MCSE
12 6 (2.13%) PMI Certification
13 5 (1.77%) CCSE
14 4 (1.42%) Degree
15 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 1 (0.35%) ISEB
16 1 (0.35%) CISSP
16 1 (0.35%) MCSA
16 1 (0.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.13%) SLA
2 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 39 (13.83%) Active Directory
2 20 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.84%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.48%) XenApp
5 5 (1.77%) XenServer
6 4 (1.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (1.42%) VMware Server
7 3 (1.06%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (12.41%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (4.61%) Cisco UCCX
3 10 (3.55%) CiscoWorks
4 7 (2.48%) SCOM
5 5 (1.77%) SCCM
5 5 (1.77%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.71%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.35%) Netcool
7 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.35%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.35%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 133 (47.16%) Cisco
2 76 (26.95%) Microsoft
3 24 (8.51%) Avaya
3 24 (8.51%) VMware
4 17 (6.03%) HP
4 17 (6.03%) CheckPoint
4 17 (6.03%) Juniper
5 16 (5.67%) F5
6 14 (4.96%) Citrix
7 13 (4.61%) Blue Coat
8 10 (3.55%) SolarWinds
9 9 (3.19%) CA
9 9 (3.19%) IBM
10 8 (2.84%) Polycom
10 8 (2.84%) Tandberg
10 8 (2.84%) IronPort
10 8 (2.84%) Bloomberg
10 8 (2.84%) Nokia
11 5 (1.77%) BT
11 5 (1.77%) Infoblox
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