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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 450 494 532
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +38
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 164 155 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.28% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.20% 1.95% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 101 81
Median daily rate £400 £408 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +4.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 £29.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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
7452 7952 8182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.46% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4505 4665 4659
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 465 438
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.56 £22.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.11% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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
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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 +17 148 £413 - 38
South East +23 57 £400 -1.84% 12
London -20 42 £500 +8.10% 9
Berkshire +23 38 £425 +6.25% 5
Reading +18 24 £425 +6.25% 3
West Midlands -5 15 £468 - 1
Birmingham - 12 £460 -
South West +2 11 £370 +0.33% 2
East Midlands +9 9 £200 - 2
Buckinghamshire +25 8 £337 -3.71% 1
Bristol +9 8 £373 +2.75% 1
City of London -11 8 £535 +28.14% 3
Milton Keynes +18 7 £337 -3.85%
Scotland +9 7 £400 +14.28% 3
North West +5 7 £450 -5.26% 5
Northampton - 7 £175 -
Manchester - 7 £450 - 3
Northamptonshire - 7 £175 - 1
Edinburgh +22 5 £400 +12.28%
Surrey +22 3 - - 2
Bracknell +6 3 £406 -
Hampshire +3 3 £384 -15.78% 4
Staines - 3 - -
West Sussex +8 2 £374 -8.28%
Glasgow +7 2 £185 -47.14% 1
Devon +5 2 £185 -58.88%
Essex +5 2 - -
East of England -1 2 - - 3
Derbyshire -2 2 £260 -
Hook -7 2 £396 -14.89%

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 159 (44.66%) Cisco
2 111 (31.18%) Microsoft
3 103 (28.93%) Skype for Business
4 83 (23.31%) Skype
5 81 (22.75%) VoIP
6 78 (21.91%) Windows
7 74 (20.79%) Active Directory
8 68 (19.10%) Cisco Certification
9 63 (17.70%) Data Centre
10 60 (16.85%) Telecoms
10 60 (16.85%) WAN
11 58 (16.29%) ITIL
12 53 (14.89%) LAN
13 50 (14.04%) Migration
14 49 (13.76%) Office 365
14 49 (13.76%) Cisco CUCM
15 48 (13.48%) Windows Server
16 47 (13.20%) Finance
17 45 (12.64%) MS Exchange
17 45 (12.64%) Video Conferencing
18 39 (10.96%) CCNA
18 39 (10.96%) CCIE
18 39 (10.96%) Project Management
19 38 (10.67%) SQL
20 37 (10.39%) SQL Server
20 37 (10.39%) DNS
21 36 (10.11%) CCNP
22 34 (9.55%) DHCP
22 34 (9.55%) Windows Server 2008
23 33 (9.27%) 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
1 103 (28.93%) Skype for Business
2 45 (12.64%) MS Exchange
3 26 (7.30%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (2.25%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.69%) IIS
8 4 (1.12%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (0.84%) CMS
9 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.28%) Apache
10 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.28%) Confluence
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (6.74%) MS Excel
2 21 (5.90%) MS Office
3 5 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.12%) MS Project
5 2 (0.56%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 5 (1.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.28%) Faxination
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 49 (13.76%) Office 365
2 19 (5.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.53%) OneDrive
4 8 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.25%) Yammer
5 6 (1.69%) SaaS
6 5 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (1.12%) IaaS
8 2 (0.56%) PaaS
9 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 83 (23.31%) Skype
2 81 (22.75%) VoIP
3 60 (16.85%) WAN
4 53 (14.89%) LAN
5 37 (10.39%) DNS
6 34 (9.55%) DHCP
7 33 (9.27%) IP Telephony
8 30 (8.43%) Wireless
9 29 (8.15%) Firewall
10 22 (6.18%) SAN
11 20 (5.62%) MPLS
11 20 (5.62%) PBX
12 19 (5.34%) Cisco ASA
12 19 (5.34%) Wi-Fi
13 18 (5.06%) VPN
14 17 (4.78%) Cisco Nexus
14 17 (4.78%) ISDN
14 17 (4.78%) Network Security
15 15 (4.21%) LDAP
16 14 (3.93%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.40%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.56%) MS Access
6 2 (0.56%) MySQL
7 1 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.28%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.28%) Power BI
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (2.53%) JIRA
2 3 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 60 (16.85%) Telecoms
2 47 (13.20%) Finance
3 17 (4.78%) Law
4 14 (3.93%) Retail
5 10 (2.81%) Financial Institution
5 10 (2.81%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.97%) Legal
6 7 (1.97%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.12%) Advertising
8 2 (0.56%) Back Office
8 2 (0.56%) German Language
9 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.28%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.28%) Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Billing
9 1 (0.28%) Local Government
9 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 66 (18.54%) Architect
2 55 (15.45%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 35 (9.83%) Network Engineer
4 30 (8.43%) Cisco Engineer
4 30 (8.43%) Consultant
5 28 (7.87%) Analyst
5 28 (7.87%) Project Manager
6 24 (6.74%) Unified Communications Manager
7 23 (6.46%) Lync Engineer
8 19 (5.34%) Infrastructure Manager
9 17 (4.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 17 (4.78%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (4.21%) Programme Manager
11 14 (3.93%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
11 14 (3.93%) Network Architect
12 12 (3.37%) Voice Engineer
13 11 (3.09%) Design Engineer
14 10 (2.81%) 3rd Line Support
14 10 (2.81%) Support Engineer
14 10 (2.81%) Unified Communications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.87%) XMPP
2 8 (2.25%) Spring
2 8 (2.25%) Web Services
3 7 (1.97%) Java EE
3 7 (1.97%) RESTful
4 6 (1.69%) 802.1X
5 4 (1.12%) CSS
5 4 (1.12%) Middleware
5 4 (1.12%) Spring MVC
5 4 (1.12%) VXML
6 2 (0.56%) XML
7 1 (0.28%) .NET
7 1 (0.28%) CCXML
7 1 (0.28%) EJB
7 1 (0.28%) HTML
7 1 (0.28%) J2EE
7 1 (0.28%) JMS
7 1 (0.28%) LAMP
7 1 (0.28%) RFC 2833
7 1 (0.28%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 63 (17.70%) Data Centre
2 45 (12.64%) Video Conferencing
3 16 (4.49%) PMI
4 15 (4.21%) Virtual Team
5 12 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.37%) PKI
6 10 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.53%) Clustering
8 7 (1.97%) BYOD
8 7 (1.97%) Statistics
9 6 (1.69%) IVR
10 5 (1.40%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.40%) Equities
10 5 (1.40%) Fixed Income
11 4 (1.12%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.84%) NHS
12 3 (0.84%) Replication
12 3 (0.84%) Streaming Video
13 2 (0.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 78 (21.91%) Windows
2 48 (13.48%) Windows Server
3 34 (9.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (8.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (7.30%) Linux
6 14 (3.93%) Unix
7 7 (1.97%) Android
8 6 (1.69%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.40%) CentOS
9 5 (1.40%) Solaris
10 4 (1.12%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.12%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.12%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.84%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (16.29%) ITIL
2 50 (14.04%) Migration
3 39 (10.96%) Project Management
4 30 (8.43%) PRINCE2
5 25 (7.02%) Network Design
6 22 (6.18%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (5.06%) Presales
9 15 (4.21%) Programme Management
9 15 (4.21%) Service Delivery
10 14 (3.93%) High Availability
11 13 (3.65%) Mentoring
11 13 (3.65%) Network Architecture
11 13 (3.65%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (3.65%) TOGAF
12 12 (3.37%) Infrastructure Transformation
12 12 (3.37%) ITIL V3
12 12 (3.37%) Kalman Filter
13 11 (3.09%) Incident Management
13 11 (3.09%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 38 (10.67%) SQL
2 11 (3.09%) Java
2 11 (3.09%) PowerShell
3 7 (1.97%) C
4 5 (1.40%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.84%) Perl
5 3 (0.84%) Python
6 2 (0.56%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.28%) C#
7 1 (0.28%) PHP
7 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 68 (19.10%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (10.96%) CCIE
2 39 (10.96%) CCNA
3 36 (10.11%) CCNP
4 33 (9.27%) Security Cleared
5 31 (8.71%) SC Cleared
6 22 (6.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (5.62%) Degree
8 19 (5.34%) CCDP
9 16 (4.49%) PMI Certification
10 14 (3.93%) CCDA
11 12 (3.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 11 (3.09%) MCSE
13 10 (2.81%) PMP
14 8 (2.25%) CCVP
15 7 (1.97%) MCSA
16 4 (1.12%) CCNP Voice
16 4 (1.12%) ISEB
16 4 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (1.12%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.09%) SLA
2 4 (1.12%) QA
3 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 74 (20.79%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.06%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.81%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.40%) vSphere
5 5 (1.40%) XenApp
6 3 (0.84%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.28%) Firmware
8 1 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 49 (13.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 28 (7.87%) Cisco UCCX
3 21 (5.90%) SCCM
4 19 (5.34%) Cisco UCCE
4 19 (5.34%) SCOM
5 8 (2.25%) Cisco Prime
6 7 (1.97%) SolarWinds Orion
7 6 (1.69%) AirWatch
7 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (1.69%) Nagios
8 4 (1.12%) Cisco CME
8 4 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.84%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.84%) Netcool
10 2 (0.56%) Amdocs OSS
10 2 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.56%) SnapMirror
10 2 (0.56%) WSUS
11 1 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 159 (44.66%) Cisco
2 111 (31.18%) Microsoft
3 25 (7.02%) VMware
4 24 (6.74%) Avaya
5 23 (6.46%) Citrix
5 23 (6.46%) HP
6 20 (5.62%) SolarWinds
7 18 (5.06%) F5
8 17 (4.78%) Oracle
9 16 (4.49%) CheckPoint
10 14 (3.93%) Mitel
10 14 (3.93%) Sonus
11 13 (3.65%) Polycom
12 12 (3.37%) Juniper
13 8 (2.25%) NetApp
14 6 (1.69%) EMC
14 6 (1.69%) Remedy
14 6 (1.69%) Riverbed
15 5 (1.40%) Nokia
15 5 (1.40%) Palo Alto
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