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 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
England / West Midlands
Rank 115 114 110
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 8 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.083% 0.093%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.47% 0.75% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £460 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £394 £390
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £8.10 - -
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 in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
324 265 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.53% 11.00% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 130 144
Median daily rate £375 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £155 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 41
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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
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 20 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
Birmingham - 7 £460 -
Shropshire - 1 - - 1
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 13 (44.83%) Windows
1 13 (44.83%) VoIP
2 12 (41.38%) Skype for Business
2 12 (41.38%) Skype
3 11 (37.93%) LDAP
3 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
4 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
4 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
5 8 (27.59%) Cisco
6 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (24.14%) Office 365
6 7 (24.14%) PKI
6 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
6 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
7 6 (20.69%) SCOM
7 6 (20.69%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (20.69%) XMPP
7 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (20.69%) SolarWinds
7 6 (20.69%) Patch Management
7 6 (20.69%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (20.69%) Yammer
7 6 (20.69%) OneDrive
7 6 (20.69%) Email Filtering
7 6 (20.69%) PMI Certification
7 6 (20.69%) Nagios
7 6 (20.69%) Identity Management
7 6 (20.69%) Migration
7 6 (20.69%) Programme Management
7 6 (20.69%) DNS

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 12 (41.38%) Skype for Business
2 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (24.14%) Office 365
2 6 (20.69%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (20.69%) OneDrive
2 6 (20.69%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (44.83%) VoIP
2 12 (41.38%) Skype
3 11 (37.93%) LDAP
4 6 (20.69%) DHCP
4 6 (20.69%) DNS
4 6 (20.69%) Kerberos
4 6 (20.69%) LAN
4 6 (20.69%) PBX
4 6 (20.69%) WAN
5 5 (17.24%) H.323
5 5 (17.24%) VPN
6 4 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (13.79%) Cisco PIX
6 4 (13.79%) Firewall
6 4 (13.79%) IP Telephony
7 2 (6.90%) Internet
8 1 (3.45%) BGP
8 1 (3.45%) EIGRP
8 1 (3.45%) MPLS
8 1 (3.45%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 4 (13.79%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Architect
1 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Manager
1 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
1 6 (20.69%) Programme Manager
2 5 (17.24%) Lync Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Messaging Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Network Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Office 365 Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Azure Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Azure Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Office 365 Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Transformation Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Transformation Programme Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) XMPP
2 4 (13.79%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
2 7 (24.14%) PKI
3 6 (20.69%) PMI
4 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.45%) Clustering
5 1 (3.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Email Filtering
1 6 (20.69%) Identity Management
1 6 (20.69%) Kalman Filter
1 6 (20.69%) Migration
1 6 (20.69%) Patch Management
1 6 (20.69%) Programme Management
2 4 (13.79%) E-Discovery
2 4 (13.79%) Network Design
2 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
2 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 1 (3.45%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.45%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (3.45%) High Availability
4 1 (3.45%) Presales
4 1 (3.45%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
1 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (20.69%) PMI Certification
3 5 (17.24%) CCNA
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (13.79%) CCDA
4 4 (13.79%) CCDP
4 4 (13.79%) CCVP
4 4 (13.79%) MCITP
4 4 (13.79%) PMP
4 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (6.90%) CCIE
6 1 (3.45%) CCNP
6 1 (3.45%) MCSA
6 1 (3.45%) MCSE
System Software
1 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (20.69%) Nagios
1 6 (20.69%) SCOM
2 4 (13.79%) SCCM
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 8 (27.59%) Cisco
3 6 (20.69%) SolarWinds
4 4 (13.79%) CheckPoint
4 4 (13.79%) F5
4 4 (13.79%) Juniper
4 4 (13.79%) Nokia
5 1 (3.45%) Avaya
5 1 (3.45%) BT
5 1 (3.45%) Mitel