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 30 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 479 521 530
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +9
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 175 152 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.13% 1.92% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 91 61
Median daily rate £408 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £495 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £406
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £14.58 £35.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.23% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - -

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
8234 7935 8579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.45% 13.71% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5029 4574 4741
Median daily rate £400 £385 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 539 482
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.58% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 30 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Unified Communications Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 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
England +13 164 £425 - 54
London +27 67 £475 +5.55% 16
South East +10 37 £400 -7.19% 17
West Midlands -13 24 £500 +19.04% 3
Berkshire +14 21 £433 +19.72% 6
City of London +23 15 £475 +3.82% 5
North West +22 13 £310 -22.50% 4
Manchester -3 12 £310 -15.93% 3
Edinburgh +25 9 £400 -15.78%
Scotland +22 9 £400 -15.78% 1
Birmingham 0 9 £425 - 1
South West +10 8 £275 +5.76% 4
Hampshire +6 8 £313 -27.49% 6
Bristol +1 7 £275 - 1
Solihull +4 6 - -
Bracknell +1 6 £310 -31.22%
Warwickshire - 6 - - 1
East of England +1 5 £506 +88.37% 4
East Midlands -7 5 £260 -42.22% 3
Buckinghamshire +14 4 £413 -15.38% 2
Derbyshire +7 4 £250 - 1
High Wycombe +10 3 £400 -17.94% 2
Slough +5 3 - - 1
Hertfordshire +2 3 £550 +120.00% 3
Southampton - 3 £313 - 3
Yorkshire +15 2 - - 1
Leeds +11 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire +8 2 - - 1
North East -22 2 £275 -44.72% 1
Middlesex - 2 £363 -

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 143 (41.21%) Cisco
2 128 (36.89%) Microsoft
3 115 (33.14%) Skype for Business
4 92 (26.51%) Skype
5 88 (25.36%) Windows
6 82 (23.63%) Active Directory
7 73 (21.04%) VoIP
8 67 (19.31%) Data Centre
9 65 (18.73%) WAN
10 64 (18.44%) ITIL
11 61 (17.58%) Windows Server
12 57 (16.43%) LAN
12 57 (16.43%) Finance
13 51 (14.70%) SQL Server
14 50 (14.41%) SQL
14 50 (14.41%) Migration
15 49 (14.12%) MS Exchange
15 49 (14.12%) Cisco Certification
15 49 (14.12%) Office 365
16 47 (13.54%) Video Conferencing
17 41 (11.82%) HP
18 39 (11.24%) Telecoms
18 39 (11.24%) Firewall
18 39 (11.24%) XMPP
19 37 (10.66%) VMware
20 36 (10.37%) Wireless
21 35 (10.09%) Avaya
21 35 (10.09%) SAN
22 34 (9.80%) Citrix
22 34 (9.80%) Security Cleared

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
1 115 (33.14%) Skype for Business
2 49 (14.12%) MS Exchange
3 25 (7.20%) SharePoint
4 11 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (3.17%) IIS
5 8 (2.31%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.73%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (1.44%) CMS
8 3 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.58%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.29%) Apache
Applications
1 28 (8.07%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.03%) MS Office
3 2 (0.58%) Adobe Captivate
3 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.86%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.29%) Faxination
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 49 (14.12%) Office 365
2 16 (4.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.73%) IaaS
4 5 (1.44%) SaaS
5 4 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.86%) PaaS
7 2 (0.58%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 92 (26.51%) Skype
2 73 (21.04%) VoIP
3 65 (18.73%) WAN
4 57 (16.43%) LAN
5 39 (11.24%) Firewall
6 36 (10.37%) Wireless
7 35 (10.09%) SAN
8 31 (8.93%) H.323
9 28 (8.07%) DNS
9 28 (8.07%) IP Telephony
10 27 (7.78%) DHCP
11 24 (6.92%) MPLS
12 23 (6.63%) LDAP
13 21 (6.05%) PBX
14 20 (5.76%) Cisco Nexus
14 20 (5.76%) Wi-Fi
15 18 (5.19%) TCP/IP
15 18 (5.19%) VPN
16 17 (4.90%) ISDN
17 16 (4.61%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (14.70%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.02%) MS Access
3 5 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (1.73%) JIRA
2 3 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 57 (16.43%) Finance
2 39 (11.24%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.32%) Law
4 12 (3.46%) Retail
5 10 (2.88%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.31%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.73%) Legal
8 4 (1.15%) Banking
8 4 (1.15%) Billing
8 4 (1.15%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.86%) Advertising
10 2 (0.58%) Back Office
10 2 (0.58%) German Language
10 2 (0.58%) Local Government
11 1 (0.29%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 70 (20.17%) Architect
2 59 (17.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 28 (8.07%) Project Manager
4 26 (7.49%) Analyst
4 26 (7.49%) Consultant
5 23 (6.63%) Infrastructure Manager
6 22 (6.34%) Lync Engineer
6 22 (6.34%) Support Engineer
7 21 (6.05%) Programme Manager
7 21 (6.05%) Unified Communications Manager
8 19 (5.48%) Network Engineer
9 17 (4.90%) Voice Engineer
10 16 (4.61%) Solutions Architect
10 16 (4.61%) Unified Communications Consultant
11 15 (4.32%) Cisco Engineer
12 14 (4.03%) 3rd Line Support
12 14 (4.03%) Network Architect
13 13 (3.75%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
14 12 (3.46%) Lync Consultant
15 11 (3.17%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (11.24%) XMPP
2 8 (2.31%) Spring
2 8 (2.31%) Web Services
3 7 (2.02%) Java EE
3 7 (2.02%) RESTful
4 6 (1.73%) 802.1X
5 4 (1.15%) Spring MVC
6 3 (0.86%) Middleware
7 1 (0.29%) .NET
7 1 (0.29%) CCXML
7 1 (0.29%) EJB
7 1 (0.29%) HTML
7 1 (0.29%) HTML5
7 1 (0.29%) J2EE
7 1 (0.29%) JMS
7 1 (0.29%) LAMP
7 1 (0.29%) RFC 2833
7 1 (0.29%) VXML
7 1 (0.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 67 (19.31%) Data Centre
2 47 (13.54%) Video Conferencing
3 23 (6.63%) IVR
4 14 (4.03%) PMI
5 13 (3.75%) Handset
6 12 (3.46%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.59%) Clustering
8 8 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (2.02%) BYOD
9 7 (2.02%) PKI
9 7 (2.02%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.73%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.73%) Replication
11 5 (1.44%) Equities
11 5 (1.44%) Fixed Income
11 5 (1.44%) Statistics
12 4 (1.15%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.86%) NHS
13 3 (0.86%) Streaming Video
13 3 (0.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 88 (25.36%) Windows
2 61 (17.58%) Windows Server
3 34 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (5.76%) Linux
4 20 (5.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (3.75%) Unix
5 13 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (2.59%) Solaris
7 7 (2.02%) Android
7 7 (2.02%) Windows 7
7 7 (2.02%) Windows XP
8 6 (1.73%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.73%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.15%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.15%) CentOS
10 2 (0.58%) AIX
11 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (18.44%) ITIL
2 50 (14.41%) Migration
3 30 (8.65%) Project Management
4 26 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (6.63%) PRINCE2
6 18 (5.19%) Programme Management
7 17 (4.90%) Network Design
7 17 (4.90%) Service Delivery
8 16 (4.61%) Incident Management
8 16 (4.61%) Presales
9 14 (4.03%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (4.03%) TOGAF
10 13 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (3.75%) Problem Management
11 12 (3.46%) Network Management
12 11 (3.17%) Change Management
12 11 (3.17%) Infrastructure Transformation
12 11 (3.17%) Mentoring
13 10 (2.88%) Change Control
13 10 (2.88%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 50 (14.41%) SQL
2 11 (3.17%) Java
3 9 (2.59%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.02%) C
5 5 (1.44%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.15%) Python
7 3 (0.86%) Perl
8 2 (0.58%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.29%) C#
9 1 (0.29%) Korn
9 1 (0.29%) PHP
9 1 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (14.12%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (9.80%) Security Cleared
3 31 (8.93%) SC Cleared
4 26 (7.49%) CCIE
5 25 (7.20%) CCNP
6 22 (6.34%) CCNA
7 17 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (4.61%) Degree
9 14 (4.03%) PMI Certification
10 13 (3.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 8 (2.31%) CCDP
11 8 (2.31%) PMP
12 6 (1.73%) ISEB
12 6 (1.73%) MCSE
13 3 (0.86%) CCDA
13 3 (0.86%) CCIP
13 3 (0.86%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.86%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.86%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.58%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.05%) SLA
2 8 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.44%) QA
4 4 (1.15%) ISO22301
5 3 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.58%) COBIT
7 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 82 (23.63%) Active Directory
2 30 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.61%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.44%) XenApp
5 4 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.15%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.15%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.86%) vSphere
7 2 (0.58%) Firmware
8 1 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.29%) Snort
8 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 33 (9.51%) Cisco CUCM
2 20 (5.76%) Cisco UCCX
3 16 (4.61%) Cisco Prime
3 16 (4.61%) SCCM
4 10 (2.88%) Netcool
4 10 (2.88%) SCOM
5 9 (2.59%) Cisco UCCE
5 9 (2.59%) SolarWinds Orion
6 7 (2.02%) AirWatch
6 7 (2.02%) NetBackup
6 7 (2.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (1.15%) Amdocs OSS
7 4 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.58%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.29%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.29%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 143 (41.21%) Cisco
2 128 (36.89%) Microsoft
3 41 (11.82%) HP
4 37 (10.66%) VMware
5 35 (10.09%) Avaya
6 34 (9.80%) Citrix
7 18 (5.19%) Oracle
8 17 (4.90%) SolarWinds
9 16 (4.61%) Mitel
10 14 (4.03%) EMC
11 13 (3.75%) Polycom
11 13 (3.75%) Remedy
12 12 (3.46%) F5
13 10 (2.88%) CheckPoint
13 10 (2.88%) IBM
13 10 (2.88%) Tandberg
14 8 (2.31%) Sonus
15 7 (2.02%) Intel Security
15 7 (2.02%) IronPort
15 7 (2.02%) Nokia
Warwickshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 14 days ago