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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
UK
Rank 405 516 498
Rank change year-on-year
+111 -18
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 195 113 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.86% 1.49% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 76 73
Median daily rate £388 £409 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.19% +4.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £378
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.62% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year
-61.62% -

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
6820 7569 7658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.55% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4245 4478 4214
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 314 442
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +116 185 £400 -1.84% 37
London +33 69 £481 -8.33% 9
South East +57 61 £358 -2.05% 6
Berkshire +47 35 £400 +9.58% 1
Reading +30 23 £400 - 1
South West +19 19 £373 +1.36% 2
City of London +12 19 £513 +12.32% 4
Bristol +18 16 £370 -1.33%
Milton Keynes +15 13 £338 -11.18%
Buckinghamshire +11 13 £338 -11.18%
East Midlands - 13 £200 - 1
Northamptonshire - 13 £200 -
Northampton - 13 £200 -
North West - 10 £425 - 8
Manchester - 9 £419 - 7
Surrey +15 6 £300 -0.82%
East of England +5 6 £200 -59.18% 3
Hampshire +9 5 £425 +16.50%
Yorkshire +20 4 £200 - 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £200 - 2
Bracknell +4 3 £463 -
Basingstoke - 3 £435 -
Bolton - 3 £339 -
Scotland +31 2 £250 -
Slough +9 2 £475 +30.13%
West Midlands +1 2 £625 +362.96% 5
Wigan - 2 £425 -
Essex - 2 £600 -
Herefordshire - 2 £625 -
Hook -2 1 £431 -6.81%

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 198 (56.09%) Cisco
2 101 (28.61%) Microsoft
2 101 (28.61%) Cisco Certification
3 100 (28.33%) Skype for Business
4 95 (26.91%) VoIP
5 90 (25.50%) Cisco CUCM
6 85 (24.08%) Skype
7 71 (20.11%) Windows
8 67 (18.98%) CCNP
9 66 (18.70%) Migration
10 65 (18.41%) Active Directory
11 63 (17.85%) ITIL
12 61 (17.28%) CCNA
12 61 (17.28%) Telecoms
12 61 (17.28%) Data Centre
13 56 (15.86%) LAN
14 55 (15.58%) WAN
15 53 (15.01%) Office 365
16 50 (14.16%) CCIE
17 44 (12.46%) Cisco UCCE
18 42 (11.90%) Cisco UCCX
19 39 (11.05%) MS Exchange
20 38 (10.76%) Project Management
20 38 (10.76%) Security Cleared
21 34 (9.63%) Video Conferencing
21 34 (9.63%) Firewall
21 34 (9.63%) Finance
22 32 (9.07%) Cisco ASA
23 31 (8.78%) IP Telephony
24 30 (8.50%) VPN

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
1 100 (28.33%) Skype for Business
2 39 (11.05%) MS Exchange
3 25 (7.08%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.98%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (1.42%) CMS
8 4 (1.13%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.13%) IIS
9 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.85%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.28%) Confluence
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 28 (7.93%) MS Excel
2 25 (7.08%) MS Office
3 5 (1.42%) MS Project
4 4 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 53 (15.01%) Office 365
2 18 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.12%) OneDrive
4 10 (2.83%) Yammer
5 8 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.98%) IaaS
7 6 (1.70%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (1.42%) SaaS
9 3 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
10 2 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 95 (26.91%) VoIP
2 85 (24.08%) Skype
3 56 (15.86%) LAN
4 55 (15.58%) WAN
5 34 (9.63%) Firewall
6 32 (9.07%) Cisco ASA
7 31 (8.78%) IP Telephony
8 30 (8.50%) DNS
8 30 (8.50%) VPN
9 28 (7.93%) DHCP
10 26 (7.37%) PBX
11 24 (6.80%) Wireless
12 22 (6.23%) Cisco Nexus
13 21 (5.95%) MPLS
14 17 (4.82%) ISDN
15 14 (3.97%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (3.68%) Network Security
17 12 (3.40%) Ethernet
17 12 (3.40%) Telepresence
17 12 (3.40%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.13%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.85%) Power BI
4 2 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.57%) MS Access
4 2 (0.57%) MySQL
5 1 (0.28%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 5 (1.42%) JIRA
2 2 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 61 (17.28%) Telecoms
2 34 (9.63%) Finance
3 18 (5.10%) Law
4 10 (2.83%) Legal
5 7 (1.98%) Retail
6 5 (1.42%) Advertising
7 4 (1.13%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.85%) Banking
8 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.85%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.57%) Back Office
9 2 (0.57%) Local Government
10 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.28%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.28%) Billing
10 1 (0.28%) French Language
10 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (14.45%) Network Engineer
2 50 (14.16%) Architect
3 47 (13.31%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 45 (12.75%) Analyst
5 44 (12.46%) Cisco Engineer
6 31 (8.78%) Consultant
7 22 (6.23%) Project Manager
8 21 (5.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 20 (5.67%) Design Engineer
9 20 (5.67%) Unified Communications Manager
10 16 (4.53%) Voice Engineer
11 15 (4.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 15 (4.25%) Network Analyst
11 15 (4.25%) Windows Engineer
12 14 (3.97%) Unified Communications Consultant
13 13 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support
14 12 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
15 11 (3.12%) Lync Engineer
15 11 (3.12%) Support Engineer
16 10 (2.83%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.93%) XMPP
2 8 (2.27%) CSS
3 4 (1.13%) VXML
3 4 (1.13%) Web Services
4 3 (0.85%) 802.1X
4 3 (0.85%) Java EE
4 3 (0.85%) Java SE
4 3 (0.85%) RESTful
4 3 (0.85%) Spring
5 2 (0.57%) .NET
5 2 (0.57%) HTML
5 2 (0.57%) HTML5
5 2 (0.57%) Middleware
5 2 (0.57%) Spring MVC
5 2 (0.57%) WAP
6 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.28%) jQuery
6 1 (0.28%) SVG
6 1 (0.28%) WebGL
6 1 (0.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 61 (17.28%) Data Centre
2 34 (9.63%) Video Conferencing
3 21 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.82%) IVR
5 12 (3.40%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.40%) Virtual Team
6 11 (3.12%) PKI
7 10 (2.83%) Replication
8 9 (2.55%) Clustering
9 8 (2.27%) Handset
10 7 (1.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.13%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (0.85%) PMI
13 2 (0.57%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.57%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.57%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.57%) Equities
13 2 (0.57%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 71 (20.11%) Windows
2 29 (8.22%) Windows Server
3 25 (7.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (7.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (6.23%) Linux
5 15 (4.25%) Unix
6 11 (3.12%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.42%) Solaris
8 4 (1.13%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.13%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.85%) CentOS
10 2 (0.57%) Android
10 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.57%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.57%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (18.70%) Migration
2 63 (17.85%) ITIL
3 38 (10.76%) Project Management
4 30 (8.50%) High Availability
4 30 (8.50%) Network Design
5 29 (8.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 27 (7.65%) PRINCE2
7 22 (6.23%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (4.53%) Service Delivery
9 15 (4.25%) Data Loss Prevention
9 15 (4.25%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 15 (4.25%) ITIL V3
10 14 (3.97%) Customer Requirements
10 14 (3.97%) Identity Management
10 14 (3.97%) Network Management
11 13 (3.68%) Presales
12 12 (3.40%) TOGAF
13 11 (3.12%) Network Architecture
13 11 (3.12%) Validation
14 10 (2.83%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 22 (6.23%) SQL
2 14 (3.97%) C
3 5 (1.42%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.13%) Java
5 3 (0.85%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.57%) C#
7 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.28%) Perl
7 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.28%) Python
7 1 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 101 (28.61%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (18.98%) CCNP
3 61 (17.28%) CCNA
4 50 (14.16%) CCIE
5 38 (10.76%) Security Cleared
6 28 (7.93%) Degree
7 27 (7.65%) SC Cleared
8 20 (5.67%) CCDP
9 19 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (4.53%) CCDA
11 15 (4.25%) CCVP
12 10 (2.83%) DV Cleared
13 8 (2.27%) CCNP Voice
13 8 (2.27%) MCSE
14 6 (1.70%) MCSA
15 5 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 4 (1.13%) MCITP
16 4 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 3 (0.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.25%) SLA
2 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.85%) QA
3 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 65 (18.41%) Active Directory
2 25 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (6.80%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.42%) XenApp
7 4 (1.13%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.13%) vSphere
8 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 90 (25.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 44 (12.46%) Cisco UCCE
3 42 (11.90%) Cisco UCCX
4 18 (5.10%) SCCM
5 12 (3.40%) Cisco Prime
5 12 (3.40%) SCOM
6 7 (1.98%) Cisco CME
7 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (1.70%) Nagios
8 5 (1.42%) AirWatch
8 5 (1.42%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (1.13%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.57%) Netcool
10 2 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.57%) SnapMirror
10 2 (0.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 198 (56.09%) Cisco
2 101 (28.61%) Microsoft
3 30 (8.50%) SolarWinds
4 28 (7.93%) CheckPoint
5 27 (7.65%) VMware
6 25 (7.08%) F5
7 23 (6.52%) Avaya
7 23 (6.52%) Citrix
8 22 (6.23%) HP
9 15 (4.25%) Juniper
9 15 (4.25%) Verint
10 12 (3.40%) Nokia
10 12 (3.40%) Oracle
10 12 (3.40%) Palo Alto
10 12 (3.40%) Polycom
11 9 (2.55%) Sonus
12 7 (1.98%) NetApp
13 5 (1.42%) CA
13 5 (1.42%) IBM
13 5 (1.42%) IronPort
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