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 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
UK
Rank 417 503 503
Rank change year-on-year
+86 0
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 166 115 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.46% 1.56% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 71 82
Median daily rate £388 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £345 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 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
6749 7373 7500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.32% 14.52% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4126 4286 4243
Median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 367 417
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 January 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 January 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 +89 160 £400 -5.88% 46
South East +40 61 £358 -12.26% 12
London -8 43 £488 -7.14% 13
Berkshire +25 30 £425 +16.43% 4
Reading +31 23 £425 - 1
East Midlands - 16 £175 -
Northampton - 15 £175 -
Northamptonshire - 15 £175 -
Milton Keynes +20 14 £338 -3.57%
Buckinghamshire +17 14 £338 -3.57%
South West +14 11 £370 +0.68% 5
North West - 11 £425 - 3
Bristol +6 10 £370 -1.33% 3
Manchester - 10 £419 - 2
Surrey +27 9 £300 -13.04% 1
West Midlands +6 8 £460 - 1
Birmingham - 7 £460 -
Hampshire +7 6 £420 -9.38% 4
City of London -3 6 £575 +22.01% 4
Yorkshire +18 4 £200 - 1
Scotland +23 3 £218 -8.42% 1
Basingstoke +5 3 £435 +3.57% 1
Hook +3 3 £408 -13.84%
Essex +1 3 £600 +41.17% 1
East of England 0 3 £600 +31.14% 2
Staines - 3 - -
Bolton - 3 £339 -
Wigan - 2 £425 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £350 -
Harlow - 2 - -

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 159 (47.60%) Cisco
2 98 (29.34%) Microsoft
2 98 (29.34%) Skype for Business
3 90 (26.95%) VoIP
4 84 (25.15%) Skype
5 78 (23.35%) Windows
6 75 (22.46%) Cisco Certification
7 68 (20.36%) Active Directory
8 66 (19.76%) Migration
9 64 (19.16%) Cisco CUCM
10 61 (18.26%) ITIL
11 58 (17.37%) Data Centre
12 56 (16.77%) Telecoms
13 52 (15.57%) Office 365
14 50 (14.97%) WAN
15 49 (14.67%) LAN
16 46 (13.77%) CCNP
17 45 (13.47%) CCNA
18 43 (12.87%) MS Exchange
19 41 (12.28%) CCIE
19 41 (12.28%) Windows Server
20 38 (11.38%) Project Management
20 38 (11.38%) Finance
21 36 (10.78%) Cisco UCCX
22 32 (9.58%) SQL
23 31 (9.28%) Video Conferencing
23 31 (9.28%) Security Cleared
23 31 (9.28%) Windows Server 2008
24 30 (8.98%) Cisco UCCE
24 30 (8.98%) DNS

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 98 (29.34%) Skype for Business
2 43 (12.87%) MS Exchange
3 28 (8.38%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.80%) IIS
6 6 (1.80%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (1.50%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.60%) CMS
10 1 (0.30%) Apache
10 1 (0.30%) Confluence
10 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 28 (8.38%) MS Excel
2 24 (7.19%) MS Office
3 5 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.20%) MS Project
5 2 (0.60%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 52 (15.57%) Office 365
2 19 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.29%) OneDrive
4 10 (2.99%) Yammer
5 8 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (1.80%) IaaS
6 6 (1.80%) SaaS
7 3 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (26.95%) VoIP
2 84 (25.15%) Skype
3 50 (14.97%) WAN
4 49 (14.67%) LAN
5 30 (8.98%) DNS
5 30 (8.98%) Firewall
6 29 (8.68%) IP Telephony
7 28 (8.38%) DHCP
7 28 (8.38%) PBX
8 25 (7.49%) Wireless
9 21 (6.29%) ISDN
10 18 (5.39%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (5.39%) MPLS
10 18 (5.39%) VPN
11 17 (5.09%) Network Security
12 16 (4.79%) Cisco Nexus
12 16 (4.79%) Ethernet
12 16 (4.79%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (4.19%) SAN
14 13 (3.89%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.90%) Power BI
5 2 (0.60%) MS Access
5 2 (0.60%) MySQL
6 1 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.30%) FileMaker
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (2.69%) JIRA
2 3 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 56 (16.77%) Telecoms
2 38 (11.38%) Finance
3 11 (3.29%) Law
4 9 (2.69%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.40%) Retail
6 7 (2.10%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.80%) Legal
8 5 (1.50%) Advertising
8 5 (1.50%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.60%) Back Office
9 2 (0.60%) German Language
9 2 (0.60%) Local Government
10 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.30%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.30%) Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 52 (15.57%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 46 (13.77%) Network Engineer
3 42 (12.57%) Architect
4 37 (11.08%) Cisco Engineer
5 34 (10.18%) Consultant
6 29 (8.68%) Analyst
7 23 (6.89%) Unified Communications Manager
8 20 (5.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 19 (5.69%) Project Manager
10 18 (5.39%) Voice Engineer
11 17 (5.09%) Lync Engineer
12 15 (4.49%) Unified Communications Consultant
12 15 (4.49%) Windows Engineer
13 14 (4.19%) Design Engineer
14 13 (3.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 13 (3.89%) Solutions Architect
15 12 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support
15 12 (3.59%) Support Engineer
16 11 (3.29%) Infrastructure Manager
17 9 (2.69%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.08%) XMPP
2 7 (2.10%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.50%) Java EE
3 5 (1.50%) RESTful
3 5 (1.50%) Spring
3 5 (1.50%) Web Services
4 4 (1.20%) CSS
4 4 (1.20%) VXML
5 3 (0.90%) Middleware
5 3 (0.90%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.30%) .NET
6 1 (0.30%) CCXML
6 1 (0.30%) HTML
6 1 (0.30%) HTML5
6 1 (0.30%) LAMP
6 1 (0.30%) RFC 2833
6 1 (0.30%) WAP
6 1 (0.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 58 (17.37%) Data Centre
2 31 (9.28%) Video Conferencing
3 17 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.19%) IVR
5 13 (3.89%) Virtual Team
6 11 (3.29%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.29%) PKI
7 10 (2.99%) Clustering
7 10 (2.99%) PMI
8 9 (2.69%) Replication
9 6 (1.80%) Handset
10 5 (1.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.50%) Statistics
11 4 (1.20%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.20%) Equities
11 4 (1.20%) Fixed Income
11 4 (1.20%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.90%) BYOD
13 2 (0.60%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.60%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 78 (23.35%) Windows
2 41 (12.28%) Windows Server
3 31 (9.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (8.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (6.89%) Linux
6 14 (4.19%) Unix
7 7 (2.10%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.20%) CentOS
8 4 (1.20%) Solaris
8 4 (1.20%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.90%) Android
9 3 (0.90%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.90%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.90%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.60%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (19.76%) Migration
2 61 (18.26%) ITIL
3 38 (11.38%) Project Management
4 28 (8.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 28 (8.38%) High Availability
4 28 (8.38%) PRINCE2
5 24 (7.19%) Network Design
6 20 (5.99%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (4.49%) Data Loss Prevention
7 15 (4.49%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 14 (4.19%) Identity Management
8 14 (4.19%) ITIL V3
9 13 (3.89%) Presales
9 13 (3.89%) Service Delivery
10 12 (3.59%) Asset Management
11 11 (3.29%) Mentoring
11 11 (3.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (2.99%) Data Protection
12 10 (2.99%) Kalman Filter
13 9 (2.69%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 32 (9.58%) SQL
2 9 (2.69%) C
3 7 (2.10%) Java
4 6 (1.80%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.20%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.60%) Perl
6 2 (0.60%) Python
7 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.30%) C#
7 1 (0.30%) PHP
7 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 75 (22.46%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (13.77%) CCNP
3 45 (13.47%) CCNA
4 41 (12.28%) CCIE
5 31 (9.28%) Security Cleared
6 28 (8.38%) Degree
7 27 (8.08%) SC Cleared
8 20 (5.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (5.69%) CCDP
10 13 (3.89%) CCDA
11 12 (3.59%) CCVP
12 10 (2.99%) PMI Certification
13 9 (2.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 8 (2.40%) CCNP Voice
14 8 (2.40%) MCSE
15 7 (2.10%) MCSA
15 7 (2.10%) PMP
16 5 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
17 4 (1.20%) DV Cleared
17 4 (1.20%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.19%) SLA
2 4 (1.20%) QA
3 3 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 68 (20.36%) Active Directory
2 21 (6.29%) Hyper-V
3 18 (5.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.20%) vSphere
6 3 (0.90%) XenApp
7 2 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.60%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.30%) Firmware
8 1 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 64 (19.16%) Cisco CUCM
2 36 (10.78%) Cisco UCCX
3 30 (8.98%) Cisco UCCE
4 20 (5.99%) SCCM
5 13 (3.89%) SCOM
6 7 (2.10%) Cisco CME
6 7 (2.10%) Cisco Prime
7 6 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (1.80%) Nagios
7 6 (1.80%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (1.50%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.90%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.60%) Netcool
10 2 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.60%) SnapMirror
10 2 (0.60%) WSUS
11 1 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.30%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 159 (47.60%) Cisco
2 98 (29.34%) Microsoft
3 26 (7.78%) Avaya
4 20 (5.99%) HP
4 20 (5.99%) VMware
5 18 (5.39%) SolarWinds
6 16 (4.79%) CheckPoint
7 15 (4.49%) Citrix
7 15 (4.49%) F5
7 15 (4.49%) Oracle
8 13 (3.89%) Verint
9 11 (3.29%) Juniper
9 11 (3.29%) Sonus
10 10 (2.99%) Polycom
11 5 (1.50%) EMC
11 5 (1.50%) Mitel
11 5 (1.50%) NetApp
11 5 (1.50%) Nokia
11 5 (1.50%) Palo Alto
12 4 (1.20%) Genesys
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South West
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