The first table below looks at the demand for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Wales region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 62 - 49
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.28% - 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.56% - 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £475 - £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £31.25 -
% change year-on-year
+476.00% -
Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
78 53 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.96% 12.62% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 23 43
Average daily rate £338 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.93% -8.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
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Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unified Communications across the Wales region.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
2 3 (37.50%) Symantec
2 3 (37.50%) MPLS
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) CCNP
2 3 (37.50%) CCNA
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) VPN
2 3 (37.50%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) Service Management
3 2 (25.00%) Content Management
3 2 (25.00%) Document Management
3 2 (25.00%) BIG-IP
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) EMC
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Internet
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) MPLS
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) VPN
2 2 (25.00%) BIG-IP
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Network Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Service Management
1 2 (25.00%) Content Management
1 2 (25.00%) Document Management
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (37.50%) CCNP
1 3 (37.50%) CCNA
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
2 3 (37.50%) Symantec
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) EMC
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Avaya
3 2 (25.00%) NetApp