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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 508 468 468
Rank change year-on-year
-40 0
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 103 115 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.26% 1.60% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 64 75
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £532 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £410
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £19.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.75 -

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
8189 7193 8881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.50% 13.46% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4449 3894 4022
Average daily rate £360 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 416 690
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 2014. 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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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
England -23 100 £400 - 63
London +22 51 £450 +12.50% 22
South East -6 21 £350 -27.08% 11
City of London +39 19 £400 +3.22% 7
Berkshire +8 12 £350 -30.00% 2
Yorkshire +8 9 £200 -38.46% 1
Leeds +11 7 - -
West Yorkshire +8 7 - - 1
North West -8 6 £250 -23.66% 6
Hampshire -10 4 £425 -11.45%
East of England -29 4 £400 +60.00% 3
South West -37 4 £465 +106.66% 10
Cheshire +15 3 - -
West Midlands -20 3 £293 -31.17% 2
Reading +6 2 £350 -41.66% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 2 £775 +93.75% 2
Devon - 2 - - 1
Lancashire - 2 £250 -
Exeter - 2 - -
Sheffield +8 1 £200 -46.66%
South Yorkshire +5 1 £200 -46.66%
Merseyside +2 1 - -
Leicestershire 0 1 £350 -
Leicester 0 1 £350 -
Newbury 0 1 - -
East Midlands -1 1 £350 -4.76%
Birmingham -2 1 £160 -64.64% 1
Surrey -4 1 £450 +5.88% 3
Essex -11 1 £400 +46.78%
Hertfordshire -12 1 - - 3

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 98 (45.37%) Lync
2 90 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 68 (31.48%) Cisco
4 51 (23.61%) Telecoms
5 39 (18.06%) WAN
6 37 (17.13%) Windows
7 34 (15.74%) Active Directory
8 32 (14.81%) MS Exchange
9 31 (14.35%) Project Management
10 30 (13.89%) LAN
11 27 (12.50%) VoIP
11 27 (12.50%) Avaya
11 27 (12.50%) Finance
12 26 (12.04%) PRINCE2
13 24 (11.11%) MS Excel
14 23 (10.65%) IP Telephony
14 23 (10.65%) Exchange Server 2010
15 21 (9.72%) Banking
16 20 (9.26%) Service Delivery
16 20 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
17 18 (8.33%) Migration
18 17 (7.87%) Firewall
18 17 (7.87%) Citrix
18 17 (7.87%) PBX
19 16 (7.41%) VMware
19 16 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
20 15 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
20 15 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
20 15 (6.94%) ITIL
21 14 (6.48%) Symantec

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 98 (45.37%) Lync
2 32 (14.81%) MS Exchange
3 23 (10.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (5.09%) Office Communications Server
7 7 (3.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (3.24%) SharePoint
7 7 (3.24%) MindAlign
8 3 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.46%) IBM Connections
Applications
1 24 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.70%) MS Office
3 7 (3.24%) MS Project
4 3 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.46%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.09%) Office 365
2 4 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.93%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (18.06%) WAN
2 30 (13.89%) LAN
3 27 (12.50%) VoIP
4 23 (10.65%) IP Telephony
5 17 (7.87%) Firewall
5 17 (7.87%) PBX
6 12 (5.56%) TCP/IP
7 11 (5.09%) Wireless
7 11 (5.09%) DNS
8 9 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (3.70%) SAN
10 7 (3.24%) Internet
10 7 (3.24%) MPLS
11 6 (2.78%) VPN
11 6 (2.78%) Cisco IPT
12 5 (2.31%) S/MIME
12 5 (2.31%) WLAN
13 4 (1.85%) DHCP
13 4 (1.85%) BGP
13 4 (1.85%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
General
1 51 (23.61%) Telecoms
2 27 (12.50%) Finance
3 21 (9.72%) Banking
4 10 (4.63%) Law
5 6 (2.78%) Retail
6 4 (1.85%) Billing
6 4 (1.85%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.85%) Legal
7 3 (1.39%) Marketing
8 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.46%) Local Government
9 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.46%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 41 (18.98%) Project Manager
2 34 (15.74%) Architect
3 21 (9.72%) Analyst
3 21 (9.72%) Consultant
4 12 (5.56%) Communications Engineer
5 11 (5.09%) Communications Manager
5 11 (5.09%) Network Engineer
5 11 (5.09%) Business Analyst
6 9 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (3.24%) Engineering Manager
8 7 (3.24%) Enterprise Architect
9 6 (2.78%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (2.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (2.78%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (2.78%) Senior Project Manager
9 6 (2.78%) Senior Manager
9 6 (2.78%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 5 (2.31%) Cisco Support
10 5 (2.31%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.09%) .NET
1 11 (5.09%) XMPP
2 6 (2.78%) CSS
3 4 (1.85%) JSP
3 4 (1.85%) Middleware
3 4 (1.85%) HTML
4 2 (0.93%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.46%) jQuery
5 1 (0.46%) HTML5
5 1 (0.46%) LESS
5 1 (0.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.46%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.46%) Spring
5 1 (0.46%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.46%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
2 12 (5.56%) Clustering
3 6 (2.78%) IVR
4 5 (2.31%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.31%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.31%) Handset
5 4 (1.85%) PMI
6 3 (1.39%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.93%) PKI
7 2 (0.93%) Statistics
7 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.46%) CMDB
8 1 (0.46%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.46%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.46%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.46%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 37 (17.13%) Windows
2 20 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (3.24%) Solaris
5 5 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.85%) Linux
6 4 (1.85%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.39%) Android
8 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (14.35%) Project Management
2 26 (12.04%) PRINCE2
3 20 (9.26%) Service Delivery
4 18 (8.33%) Migration
5 15 (6.94%) ITIL
6 12 (5.56%) UML
6 12 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (4.63%) Change Management
7 10 (4.63%) Mentoring
8 8 (3.70%) Capacity Management
8 8 (3.70%) Integration Testing
9 7 (3.24%) Network Management
9 7 (3.24%) Information Security
10 6 (2.78%) Workflow
10 6 (2.78%) Network Design
10 6 (2.78%) Service Management
10 6 (2.78%) CRM
10 6 (2.78%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (2.78%) Incident Management
10 6 (2.78%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.02%) PowerShell
2 11 (5.09%) Java
3 9 (4.17%) SQL
4 7 (3.24%) Perl
5 4 (1.85%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.39%) C#
6 3 (1.39%) VB
7 2 (0.93%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.46%) VBScript
8 1 (0.46%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (6.48%) Security Cleared
3 12 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 12 (5.56%) CCNP
4 11 (5.09%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.24%) CCVP
6 6 (2.78%) MCSE
6 6 (2.78%) Degree
7 5 (2.31%) PMI Certification
7 5 (2.31%) CCIE
7 5 (2.31%) CCDP
8 4 (1.85%) CCNA
8 4 (1.85%) PMP
9 3 (1.39%) Avaya Certification
9 3 (1.39%) ISEB
9 3 (1.39%) APMP
10 2 (0.93%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.93%) CCDA
10 2 (0.93%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 34 (15.74%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.63%) XenApp
4 7 (3.24%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (3.24%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.31%) UAG
7 4 (1.85%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.85%) Xen
7 4 (1.85%) XenServer
7 4 (1.85%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.46%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.46%) vSphere
8 1 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 12 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (4.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 9 (4.17%) SCCM
4 6 (2.78%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (1.85%) XenMobile
6 3 (1.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (1.39%) SCOM
6 3 (1.39%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.46%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 90 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 68 (31.48%) Cisco
3 27 (12.50%) Avaya
4 17 (7.87%) Citrix
5 16 (7.41%) VMware
6 14 (6.48%) Symantec
7 9 (4.17%) Acme Packet
7 9 (4.17%) EMC
7 9 (4.17%) HP
8 7 (3.24%) Remedy
9 6 (2.78%) Bloomberg
10 5 (2.31%) Google
10 5 (2.31%) Postini
10 5 (2.31%) Polycom
11 4 (1.85%) Tandberg
11 4 (1.85%) Mitel
12 3 (1.39%) AppSense
12 3 (1.39%) F5
12 3 (1.39%) IBM
12 3 (1.39%) Juniper
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