The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 132 116 118
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +2
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 8 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.03% 1.47% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £375 £420 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £420 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-14.11% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.90 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
+67.72% -
Unified Communications
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
394 339 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.21% 14.29% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 192 146
Median daily rate £358 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £237 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 33 35
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.47% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.70 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.48 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region 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 West Midlands

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Unified Communications
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the West Midlands region.

Unified Communications Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Warwickshire - 5 - -
Birmingham -10 1 £375 -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 4 (26.67%) LAN
3 4 (26.67%) VoIP
3 4 (26.67%) WAN
3 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
4 3 (20.00%) DNS
4 3 (20.00%) WAP
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) Windows
4 3 (20.00%) PMI
4 3 (20.00%) Siemens
4 3 (20.00%) Citrix
4 3 (20.00%) PMI Certification
4 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (20.00%) Handset
4 3 (20.00%) IVR
4 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 3 (20.00%) PABX
4 3 (20.00%) PKI
4 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (20.00%) SmoothWall
4 3 (20.00%) Web Filtering
5 2 (13.33%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (13.33%) Private Cloud
5 2 (13.33%) Skype

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 5 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (6.67%) Google Apps
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) LAN
1 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
1 4 (26.67%) VoIP
1 4 (26.67%) WAN
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) PABX
2 3 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) Skype
3 2 (13.33%) Wireless
4 1 (6.67%) IMAP
4 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
4 1 (6.67%) IPv6
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security
4 1 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) SMTP
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
1 3 (20.00%) Programme Manager
1 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Communications Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (6.67%) IT Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) IT Support
3 1 (6.67%) Transformation Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Transformation Programme Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Voice Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) WAP
2 1 (6.67%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Handset
1 3 (20.00%) IVR
1 3 (20.00%) PKI
1 3 (20.00%) PMI
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Driving Licence
2 2 (13.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Fedora
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
2 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
1 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
1 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
1 3 (20.00%) Web Filtering
2 2 (13.33%) Capacity Management
2 2 (13.33%) CRM
2 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
2 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 1 (6.67%) Service Design
3 1 (6.67%) Speech Recognition
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (13.33%) PMP
2 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (6.67%) CCNP
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.67%) MCSE
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SmoothWall
2 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Citrix
2 3 (20.00%) Siemens
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) Adobe
4 1 (6.67%) Avaya
4 1 (6.67%) Google
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Lotus
4 1 (6.67%) Meraki
4 1 (6.67%) Mitel
4 1 (6.67%) Ruckus Wireless
4 1 (6.67%) Veeam
4 1 (6.67%) Verint
4 1 (6.67%) VMware