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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 458 474 527
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +53
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 209 190 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.33% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.40% 2.39% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 122 61
Median daily rate £400 £431 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% +7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £304 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £800 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £431 £375
% change year-on-year
-16.47% +14.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Median hourly rate £36.90 £29.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.24% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.90 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
+67.72% -

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
8725 7949 7689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.21% 13.93% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5338 4551 4078
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 485 443
Median hourly rate £29.25 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +23 197 £400 -7.19% 45
London +7 85 £463 +7.55% 13
South East +8 52 £365 -8.75% 12
Berkshire -1 31 £350 -6.35% 3
West Midlands -13 21 £463 +10.11% 2
City of London +45 19 £475 +5.55% 2
South West +17 18 £358 -10.62% 2
Bristol +7 11 £360 - 1
Bracknell -3 10 £350 -36.36%
Hampshire -7 8 £313 -27.49% 4
Warwickshire - 8 - - 1
North West 0 7 £300 -62.50% 6
Scotland +5 5 £363 +29.46% 2
Birmingham -12 5 £425 - 1
Solihull - 5 - -
Somerset - 5 £300 -
Taunton - 5 £300 -
Manchester - 5 £285 - 1
Hertfordshire +17 4 £288 - 1
East of England +14 4 £288 -33.13% 3
Buckinghamshire +9 4 £413 -14.06% 2
Edinburgh -1 4 £363 +29.46% 1
Surrey -10 4 £600 +60.00%
North East -38 4 £239 -51.95%
Northern Ireland - 4 £275 -
West Sussex - 4 £365 - 1
High Wycombe +8 3 £400 -16.66% 2
Hemel Hempstead +6 3 £288 +15.00%
East Midlands +3 3 £363 +15.07% 3
Tyne and Wear -35 3 £239 -51.95%

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 148 (41.69%) Cisco
2 115 (32.39%) Microsoft
3 107 (30.14%) Skype for Business
4 79 (22.25%) Skype
5 78 (21.97%) WAN
6 76 (21.41%) Windows
7 72 (20.28%) Active Directory
8 71 (20.00%) ITIL
8 71 (20.00%) LAN
9 64 (18.03%) VoIP
10 59 (16.62%) Data Centre
11 54 (15.21%) Office 365
12 48 (13.52%) MS Exchange
12 48 (13.52%) Cisco Certification
13 47 (13.24%) Project Management
13 47 (13.24%) Finance
14 46 (12.96%) Windows Server
15 45 (12.68%) Video Conferencing
16 43 (12.11%) Telecoms
16 43 (12.11%) HP
17 42 (11.83%) Firewall
18 41 (11.55%) Migration
19 40 (11.27%) Citrix
20 38 (10.70%) Avaya
21 36 (10.14%) Security Cleared
21 36 (10.14%) Cisco CUCM
22 35 (9.86%) SQL
22 35 (9.86%) VMware
23 34 (9.58%) SQL Server
24 32 (9.01%) SAN

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
1 107 (30.14%) Skype for Business
2 48 (13.52%) MS Exchange
3 19 (5.35%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.97%) Office Communications Server
6 6 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.69%) IIS
7 5 (1.41%) CMS
8 4 (1.13%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.13%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.28%) Apache
Applications
1 27 (7.61%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.66%) MS Office
3 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.56%) Adobe Captivate
4 2 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.85%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.28%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 54 (15.21%) Office 365
2 12 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.82%) IaaS
4 6 (1.69%) SaaS
5 3 (0.85%) PaaS
6 2 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.28%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 79 (22.25%) Skype
2 78 (21.97%) WAN
3 71 (20.00%) LAN
4 64 (18.03%) VoIP
5 42 (11.83%) Firewall
6 32 (9.01%) MPLS
6 32 (9.01%) SAN
7 28 (7.89%) DNS
8 27 (7.61%) H.323
9 25 (7.04%) DHCP
10 23 (6.48%) Wireless
11 22 (6.20%) IP Telephony
12 20 (5.63%) LDAP
12 20 (5.63%) VPN
12 20 (5.63%) Wi-Fi
13 19 (5.35%) Cisco Nexus
14 16 (4.51%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (4.51%) PABX
15 14 (3.94%) Ethernet
15 14 (3.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.41%) MS Access
3 4 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.56%) JIRA
General
1 47 (13.24%) Finance
2 43 (12.11%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.38%) Law
4 9 (2.54%) Retail
5 7 (1.97%) Billing
6 5 (1.41%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.13%) Banking
7 4 (1.13%) Legal
7 4 (1.13%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.56%) Advertising
8 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.28%) French Language
9 1 (0.28%) Front Office
9 1 (0.28%) Games
9 1 (0.28%) German Language
9 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Local Government
9 1 (0.28%) Marketing
9 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 68 (19.15%) Architect
2 51 (14.37%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 39 (10.99%) Project Manager
4 29 (8.17%) Analyst
4 29 (8.17%) Consultant
5 25 (7.04%) Unified Communications Manager
6 23 (6.48%) Support Engineer
7 20 (5.63%) Infrastructure Manager
8 19 (5.35%) Network Architect
9 18 (5.07%) Solutions Architect
9 18 (5.07%) Unified Communications Consultant
10 17 (4.79%) Programme Manager
11 16 (4.51%) 3rd Line Support
11 16 (4.51%) Lync Engineer
12 15 (4.23%) Network Engineer
13 14 (3.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 13 (3.66%) Cisco Engineer
14 13 (3.66%) Lync Consultant
15 12 (3.38%) Voice Engineer
16 10 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.01%) XMPP
2 4 (1.13%) Spring
2 4 (1.13%) Web Services
3 3 (0.85%) Java EE
3 3 (0.85%) Middleware
3 3 (0.85%) RESTful
3 3 (0.85%) WAP
4 2 (0.56%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.56%) Spring MVC
5 1 (0.28%) EJB
5 1 (0.28%) J2EE
5 1 (0.28%) JMS
5 1 (0.28%) LAMP
5 1 (0.28%) MAPI
5 1 (0.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (16.62%) Data Centre
2 45 (12.68%) Video Conferencing
3 22 (6.20%) IVR
4 18 (5.07%) Handset
5 12 (3.38%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.10%) PKI
7 9 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.54%) Social Network
8 8 (2.25%) Clustering
8 8 (2.25%) PMI
9 6 (1.69%) Replication
9 6 (1.69%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.41%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.13%) BYOD
11 4 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.85%) NHS
12 3 (0.85%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.85%) Statistics
12 3 (0.85%) User Experience
13 2 (0.56%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 76 (21.41%) Windows
2 46 (12.96%) Windows Server
3 26 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (5.07%) Linux
5 17 (4.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (3.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.54%) Unix
8 8 (2.25%) Windows 10
9 7 (1.97%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.69%) Android
10 6 (1.69%) Solaris
11 5 (1.41%) AIX
11 5 (1.41%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.41%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.85%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.56%) CentOS
14 1 (0.28%) Fedora
14 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (20.00%) ITIL
2 47 (13.24%) Project Management
3 41 (11.55%) Migration
4 28 (7.89%) PRINCE2
5 27 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (5.35%) TOGAF
7 18 (5.07%) Network Management
7 18 (5.07%) Service Delivery
8 17 (4.79%) Load Balancing
8 17 (4.79%) Network Design
8 17 (4.79%) Presales
9 16 (4.51%) Problem Management
10 14 (3.94%) Change Management
10 14 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (3.94%) Incident Management
11 13 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (3.10%) Capacity Planning
12 11 (3.10%) Mentoring
12 11 (3.10%) Programme Management
13 10 (2.82%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (9.86%) SQL
2 11 (3.10%) PowerShell
3 7 (1.97%) Java
4 6 (1.69%) C
5 3 (0.85%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.85%) Python
6 2 (0.56%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.56%) Perl
7 1 (0.28%) Korn
7 1 (0.28%) PHP
7 1 (0.28%) Ruby
7 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (13.52%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (10.14%) Security Cleared
3 32 (9.01%) SC Cleared
4 31 (8.73%) CCNP
5 20 (5.63%) CCIE
6 19 (5.35%) CCNA
7 14 (3.94%) Degree
8 12 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (2.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (2.25%) PMI Certification
11 6 (1.69%) Avaya Certification
11 6 (1.69%) CCDP
11 6 (1.69%) DBS Check
12 5 (1.41%) CCNP Voice
12 5 (1.41%) ISEB
12 5 (1.41%) MCSE
13 4 (1.13%) CCDA
13 4 (1.13%) CCVP
13 4 (1.13%) PMP
14 3 (0.85%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.89%) SLA
2 7 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.13%) ISO22301
5 2 (0.56%) COBIT
5 2 (0.56%) QA
6 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 72 (20.28%) Active Directory
2 27 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.07%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.41%) XenApp
5 4 (1.13%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.13%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.85%) vSphere
7 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.28%) Firmware
8 1 (0.28%) Snort
8 1 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 36 (10.14%) Cisco CUCM
2 16 (4.51%) Cisco UCCE
3 15 (4.23%) SCCM
4 14 (3.94%) Cisco Prime
4 14 (3.94%) Cisco UCCX
5 11 (3.10%) SCOM
6 8 (2.25%) Netcool
7 7 (1.97%) AirWatch
8 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (1.41%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (1.41%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (1.13%) Amdocs OSS
10 4 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.85%) SmoothWall
12 2 (0.56%) Cisco IPCC
13 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
13 1 (0.28%) ServiceCenter
13 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.28%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 148 (41.69%) Cisco
2 115 (32.39%) Microsoft
3 43 (12.11%) HP
4 40 (11.27%) Citrix
5 38 (10.70%) Avaya
6 35 (9.86%) VMware
7 17 (4.79%) Remedy
8 16 (4.51%) Polycom
9 15 (4.23%) EMC
9 15 (4.23%) Mitel
9 15 (4.23%) SolarWinds
10 13 (3.66%) CheckPoint
11 12 (3.38%) IBM
12 11 (3.10%) F5
12 11 (3.10%) Oracle
13 10 (2.82%) Tandberg
14 9 (2.54%) Siemens
15 8 (2.25%) IronPort
15 8 (2.25%) Nokia
16 7 (1.97%) CA
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