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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 506 480 472
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -8
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 106 106 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.26% 1.48% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 59 81
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £383 £405
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £48.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -73.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%

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
8424 7141 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 13.53% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4660 3880 4041
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 415 683
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 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 19 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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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 -3 102 £425 +6.25% 78
London +31 55 £425 +6.25% 31
City of London +38 24 £450 +20.00% 15
South East -3 19 £425 -2.85% 11
Yorkshire +10 11 £200 -27.27%
West Yorkshire +13 9 - -
Leeds +8 9 - -
Berkshire +3 7 £356 -28.75% 7
North West -3 6 £250 -9.90% 6
Buckinghamshire -2 4 £775 +93.75%
Hampshire -14 4 £425 -2.85%
South West -45 4 £525 +162.50% 16
Cheshire +11 3 - -
East of England -27 3 £418 +67.00% 3
Reading +14 2 £350 -41.66% 3
Surrey -7 2 £438 +45.59% 2
West Midlands -19 2 £425 - 3
Devon - 2 - - 1
Lancashire - 2 £250 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Exeter - 2 - -
Leicester +7 1 £350 -
Leicestershire +2 1 £350 -
Newbury -1 1 - -
East Midlands -2 1 £350 -4.76% 1
Edinburgh -4 1 £490 +25.64%
Essex -10 1 £400 +46.78% 1
Scotland -16 1 £490 +25.64% 3
Hertfordshire -23 1 - - 2
Middlesbrough - 1 - -

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 100 (43.48%) Lync
2 93 (40.43%) Microsoft
3 66 (28.70%) Cisco
4 53 (23.04%) Telecoms
5 40 (17.39%) WAN
6 39 (16.96%) Windows
7 33 (14.35%) Active Directory
8 32 (13.91%) MS Exchange
9 31 (13.48%) VoIP
9 31 (13.48%) Project Management
10 30 (13.04%) LAN
11 29 (12.61%) PRINCE2
12 28 (12.17%) Finance
13 27 (11.74%) Avaya
14 26 (11.30%) Exchange Server 2010
15 24 (10.43%) MS Excel
15 24 (10.43%) Service Delivery
16 23 (10.00%) Banking
16 23 (10.00%) IP Telephony
17 19 (8.26%) Windows Server 2008
18 18 (7.83%) Symantec
19 17 (7.39%) Citrix
19 17 (7.39%) Firewall
19 17 (7.39%) Migration
19 17 (7.39%) VMware
19 17 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2013
20 16 (6.96%) PowerShell
20 16 (6.96%) Video Conferencing
20 16 (6.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 16 (6.96%) PBX

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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
1 100 (43.48%) Lync
2 32 (13.91%) MS Exchange
3 26 (11.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (5.22%) Office Communications Server
7 9 (3.91%) SharePoint
7 9 (3.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (3.04%) MindAlign
9 3 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.43%) IBM Connections
10 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 24 (10.43%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.48%) MS Office
3 7 (3.04%) MS Project
4 3 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.43%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.65%) Office 365
2 6 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.30%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.43%) SaaS
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (17.39%) WAN
2 31 (13.48%) VoIP
3 30 (13.04%) LAN
4 23 (10.00%) IP Telephony
5 17 (7.39%) Firewall
6 16 (6.96%) PBX
7 13 (5.65%) DNS
8 11 (4.78%) TCP/IP
9 10 (4.35%) Wireless
10 9 (3.91%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (3.91%) SAN
11 8 (3.48%) MPLS
12 7 (3.04%) S/MIME
12 7 (3.04%) Internet
13 6 (2.61%) VPN
13 6 (2.61%) Cisco IPT
14 5 (2.17%) WLAN
14 5 (2.17%) BGP
15 4 (1.74%) NetScaler
15 4 (1.74%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.87%) MySQL
3 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Eclipse
General
1 53 (23.04%) Telecoms
2 28 (12.17%) Finance
3 23 (10.00%) Banking
4 8 (3.48%) Law
5 6 (2.61%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.61%) Retail
6 4 (1.74%) Billing
7 3 (1.30%) Marketing
8 1 (0.43%) Local Government
8 1 (0.43%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Electronics
8 1 (0.43%) Legal
8 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 46 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 39 (16.96%) Architect
3 22 (9.57%) Analyst
4 19 (8.26%) Consultant
5 12 (5.22%) Network Engineer
5 12 (5.22%) Communications Engineer
6 11 (4.78%) Communications Manager
6 11 (4.78%) Business Analyst
7 10 (4.35%) Enterprise Architect
8 9 (3.91%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.48%) Messaging Engineer
10 7 (3.04%) Engineering Manager
11 6 (2.61%) Senior Manager
11 6 (2.61%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 6 (2.61%) Senior Project Manager
11 6 (2.61%) Infrastructure Manager
11 6 (2.61%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (2.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 5 (2.17%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.78%) XMPP
1 11 (4.78%) .NET
2 6 (2.61%) Middleware
2 6 (2.61%) CSS
3 4 (1.74%) JSP
3 4 (1.74%) HTML
4 3 (1.30%) Spring
5 2 (0.87%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.87%) JPA
5 2 (0.87%) JMS
5 2 (0.87%) Ajax
6 1 (0.43%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.43%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.43%) J2EE
6 1 (0.43%) COM
6 1 (0.43%) HTML5
6 1 (0.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.43%) LESS
6 1 (0.43%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.96%) Video Conferencing
2 12 (5.22%) Clustering
3 7 (3.04%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.61%) IVR
5 5 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.17%) Handset
5 5 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.30%) PMI
7 3 (1.30%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.30%) User Experience
8 2 (0.87%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.87%) Statistics
8 2 (0.87%) PKI
9 1 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.43%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.43%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.43%) NHS
9 1 (0.43%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 39 (16.96%) Windows
2 19 (8.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (3.04%) Solaris
4 7 (3.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (2.61%) Linux
6 5 (2.17%) Android
7 4 (1.74%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (13.48%) Project Management
2 29 (12.61%) PRINCE2
3 24 (10.43%) Service Delivery
4 17 (7.39%) Migration
5 15 (6.52%) ITIL
6 12 (5.22%) UML
6 12 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (4.35%) Change Management
8 9 (3.91%) Mentoring
9 8 (3.48%) Integration Testing
9 8 (3.48%) Capacity Management
9 8 (3.48%) Enterprise Architecture
10 7 (3.04%) Network Design
10 7 (3.04%) Service Management
10 7 (3.04%) Information Security
10 7 (3.04%) Network Management
11 6 (2.61%) CRM
11 6 (2.61%) Workflow
11 6 (2.61%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.96%) PowerShell
2 13 (5.65%) Java
3 11 (4.78%) SQL
4 9 (3.91%) Perl
5 4 (1.74%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.30%) C#
6 3 (1.30%) VB
7 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.87%) C++
7 2 (0.87%) C
8 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (6.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 15 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (6.09%) Security Cleared
4 12 (5.22%) CCNP
5 11 (4.78%) SC Cleared
6 8 (3.48%) Degree
7 7 (3.04%) CCVP
8 6 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (2.17%) MCSE
9 5 (2.17%) CCIE
9 5 (2.17%) CCDP
10 4 (1.74%) PMP
10 4 (1.74%) PMI Certification
10 4 (1.74%) CCNA
11 3 (1.30%) Avaya Certification
11 3 (1.30%) ISEB
11 3 (1.30%) APMP
12 2 (0.87%) CCDA
12 2 (0.87%) MCP
12 2 (0.87%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 33 (14.35%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.91%) XenApp
4 7 (3.04%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (2.61%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.17%) UAG
7 4 (1.74%) XenServer
7 4 (1.74%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.74%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.74%) Xen
8 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.43%) vSphere
8 1 (0.43%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 14 (6.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 11 (4.78%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (3.91%) SCCM
4 6 (2.61%) Cisco UCCX
5 5 (2.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.74%) SCOM
6 4 (1.74%) XenMobile
7 3 (1.30%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 93 (40.43%) Microsoft
2 66 (28.70%) Cisco
3 27 (11.74%) Avaya
4 18 (7.83%) Symantec
5 17 (7.39%) Citrix
5 17 (7.39%) VMware
6 9 (3.91%) HP
6 9 (3.91%) Acme Packet
7 8 (3.48%) EMC
8 7 (3.04%) Google
8 7 (3.04%) Remedy
8 7 (3.04%) Postini
9 6 (2.61%) Bloomberg
9 6 (2.61%) Juniper
10 5 (2.17%) IronPort
11 4 (1.74%) Polycom
11 4 (1.74%) Mitel
12 3 (1.30%) AppSense
12 3 (1.30%) IBM
12 3 (1.30%) NetApp
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