The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 24 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 458 494 517
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +23
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 206 169 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.29% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.40% 2.08% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 101 56
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £276 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £35.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 -

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
8569 8125 8127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.72% 13.90% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5229 4655 4363
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 515 456
Median hourly rate £33.00 £21.51 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.39% +4.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 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 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the UK over the 3 months to 24 August 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
England +30 198 £425 - 35
London +31 91 £475 +11.76% 14
South East +9 46 £400 - 8
Berkshire +13 27 £400 +10.34%
West Midlands -14 27 £500 +19.04% 2
City of London +36 20 £475 +11.76% 5
North West +23 12 £310 -39.80% 1
South West +13 10 £320 -14.66% 5
Manchester -3 10 £310 -15.93% 1
Bristol +5 9 £275 - 1
Bracknell +3 9 £350 -36.36%
Birmingham -3 9 £425 - 1
Hampshire -8 9 £313 -27.49% 1
Warwickshire - 8 - -
Solihull - 5 - -
Edinburgh - 5 £400 - 1
Scotland - 5 £400 - 2
Buckinghamshire +14 4 £413 -15.38% 3
East of England +6 4 £375 -9.09% 1
Surrey +4 4 £600 +71.42% 2
East Midlands +1 4 £350 -22.22% 1
Hertfordshire +5 3 £288 +15.00% 1
High Wycombe +5 3 £400 -17.94% 2
Southampton - 3 £313 -
Slough +10 2 - -
West Yorkshire +7 2 - - 2
Leeds +2 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead -1 2 £288 +15.00%
Yorkshire -6 2 - - 2
Wales - 2 - -

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 149 (41.16%) Cisco
2 130 (35.91%) Microsoft
3 120 (33.15%) Skype for Business
4 89 (24.59%) Skype
5 84 (23.20%) Windows
6 78 (21.55%) WAN
6 78 (21.55%) Active Directory
7 74 (20.44%) VoIP
8 71 (19.61%) LAN
9 69 (19.06%) ITIL
10 67 (18.51%) Data Centre
11 58 (16.02%) Windows Server
12 54 (14.92%) Finance
13 51 (14.09%) MS Exchange
14 49 (13.54%) Cisco Certification
15 47 (12.98%) Office 365
16 46 (12.71%) Video Conferencing
17 45 (12.43%) Migration
18 44 (12.15%) HP
18 44 (12.15%) SQL Server
18 44 (12.15%) SQL
19 42 (11.60%) Citrix
19 42 (11.60%) Firewall
20 41 (11.33%) Telecoms
20 41 (11.33%) Project Management
21 38 (10.50%) VMware
22 37 (10.22%) Cisco CUCM
23 36 (9.94%) XMPP
23 36 (9.94%) Avaya
24 35 (9.67%) SAN

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 120 (33.15%) Skype for Business
2 51 (14.09%) MS Exchange
3 22 (6.08%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.93%) IIS
5 7 (1.93%) Office Communications Server
6 6 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.66%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.38%) CMS
8 4 (1.10%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.28%) Apache
Applications
1 27 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.31%) MS Office
3 3 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.55%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.83%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.28%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 47 (12.98%) Office 365
2 14 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.49%) IaaS
4 5 (1.38%) SaaS
5 3 (0.83%) PaaS
6 2 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 89 (24.59%) Skype
2 78 (21.55%) WAN
3 74 (20.44%) VoIP
4 71 (19.61%) LAN
5 42 (11.60%) Firewall
6 35 (9.67%) SAN
7 30 (8.29%) DNS
7 30 (8.29%) H.323
7 30 (8.29%) Wireless
8 28 (7.73%) MPLS
9 27 (7.46%) DHCP
9 27 (7.46%) IP Telephony
10 24 (6.63%) LDAP
11 23 (6.35%) Wi-Fi
12 20 (5.52%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (5.25%) VPN
14 17 (4.70%) Ethernet
14 17 (4.70%) PBX
14 17 (4.70%) TCP/IP
15 16 (4.42%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.38%) MS Access
3 4 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (1.10%) JIRA
2 1 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 54 (14.92%) Finance
2 41 (11.33%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.31%) Law
4 10 (2.76%) Retail
5 8 (2.21%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.93%) Billing
7 6 (1.66%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.10%) Banking
8 4 (1.10%) Legal
8 4 (1.10%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.55%) Advertising
9 2 (0.55%) Back Office
9 2 (0.55%) German Language
10 1 (0.28%) Front Office
10 1 (0.28%) Games
10 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Local Government
10 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 66 (18.23%) Architect
2 57 (15.75%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 32 (8.84%) Project Manager
4 30 (8.29%) Consultant
5 26 (7.18%) Analyst
5 26 (7.18%) Infrastructure Manager
5 26 (7.18%) Unified Communications Manager
6 23 (6.35%) Programme Manager
6 23 (6.35%) Support Engineer
7 20 (5.52%) Lync Engineer
7 20 (5.52%) Network Engineer
7 20 (5.52%) Unified Communications Consultant
8 17 (4.70%) Solutions Architect
9 16 (4.42%) Cisco Engineer
9 16 (4.42%) Lync Consultant
9 16 (4.42%) Network Architect
9 16 (4.42%) Voice Engineer
10 15 (4.14%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (3.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 13 (3.59%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.94%) XMPP
2 6 (1.66%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.66%) Spring
2 6 (1.66%) Web Services
3 5 (1.38%) Java EE
3 5 (1.38%) RESTful
4 3 (0.83%) Middleware
4 3 (0.83%) Spring MVC
4 3 (0.83%) WAP
5 1 (0.28%) EJB
5 1 (0.28%) J2EE
5 1 (0.28%) JMS
5 1 (0.28%) LAMP
5 1 (0.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 67 (18.51%) Data Centre
2 46 (12.71%) Video Conferencing
3 21 (5.80%) IVR
4 18 (4.97%) Handset
5 14 (3.87%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.87%) PMI
6 12 (3.31%) PKI
7 9 (2.49%) Clustering
8 7 (1.93%) BYOD
9 5 (1.38%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.38%) Replication
9 5 (1.38%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.10%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.83%) Equities
11 3 (0.83%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.83%) NHS
11 3 (0.83%) Statistics
11 3 (0.83%) User Experience
12 2 (0.55%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 84 (23.20%) Windows
2 58 (16.02%) Windows Server
3 30 (8.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (4.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (4.70%) Linux
6 13 (3.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.49%) Unix
8 8 (2.21%) Android
9 7 (1.93%) Windows 10
10 6 (1.66%) Solaris
10 6 (1.66%) Windows 7
11 5 (1.38%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.38%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.38%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.10%) AIX
13 3 (0.83%) CentOS
14 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (19.06%) ITIL
2 45 (12.43%) Migration
3 41 (11.33%) Project Management
4 29 (8.01%) PRINCE2
5 27 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (5.25%) Service Delivery
7 18 (4.97%) Network Design
7 18 (4.97%) Network Management
7 18 (4.97%) Programme Management
8 17 (4.70%) Change Management
8 17 (4.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 17 (4.70%) Incident Management
8 17 (4.70%) Load Balancing
8 17 (4.70%) Problem Management
8 17 (4.70%) TOGAF
9 16 (4.42%) Presales
10 13 (3.59%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (3.59%) Infrastructure Transformation
11 11 (3.04%) Identity Management
11 11 (3.04%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 44 (12.15%) SQL
2 10 (2.76%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.49%) Java
4 7 (1.93%) C
5 4 (1.10%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.10%) Python
6 3 (0.83%) Perl
7 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.28%) Korn
8 1 (0.28%) PHP
8 1 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (13.54%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (9.12%) Security Cleared
3 29 (8.01%) SC Cleared
4 28 (7.73%) CCNP
5 26 (7.18%) CCIE
6 19 (5.25%) CCNA
7 14 (3.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (3.87%) PMI Certification
8 13 (3.59%) Degree
8 13 (3.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 8 (2.21%) CCDP
9 8 (2.21%) PMP
10 6 (1.66%) Avaya Certification
10 6 (1.66%) MCSE
11 5 (1.38%) DBS Check
11 5 (1.38%) ISEB
12 4 (1.10%) CCDA
13 3 (0.83%) CCIP
13 3 (0.83%) CCNP Voice
13 3 (0.83%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.73%) SLA
2 7 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.10%) ISO22301
5 3 (0.83%) QA
6 2 (0.55%) COBIT
6 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 78 (21.55%) Active Directory
2 30 (8.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.70%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.38%) XenApp
6 4 (1.10%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.10%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.83%) vSphere
8 2 (0.55%) Firmware
8 2 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.28%) Snort
9 1 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 37 (10.22%) Cisco CUCM
2 20 (5.52%) Cisco UCCX
3 17 (4.70%) SCCM
4 14 (3.87%) Cisco UCCE
5 13 (3.59%) Cisco Prime
6 12 (3.31%) SCOM
7 8 (2.21%) Netcool
8 7 (1.93%) AirWatch
9 6 (1.66%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (1.66%) SolarWinds Orion
10 5 (1.38%) NetBackup
10 5 (1.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 4 (1.10%) Amdocs OSS
11 4 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.83%) SmoothWall
13 2 (0.55%) Cisco IPCC
14 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
14 1 (0.28%) ServiceCenter
14 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 1 (0.28%) WMI
Vendors
1 149 (41.16%) Cisco
2 130 (35.91%) Microsoft
3 44 (12.15%) HP
4 42 (11.60%) Citrix
5 38 (10.50%) VMware
6 36 (9.94%) Avaya
7 17 (4.70%) Polycom
8 16 (4.42%) Remedy
9 15 (4.14%) SolarWinds
10 14 (3.87%) EMC
10 14 (3.87%) Mitel
10 14 (3.87%) Oracle
11 12 (3.31%) F5
12 11 (3.04%) IBM
13 10 (2.76%) Tandberg
14 9 (2.49%) CheckPoint
14 9 (2.49%) Siemens
15 7 (1.93%) IronPort
15 7 (1.93%) Nokia
15 7 (1.93%) Sonus
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