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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 117 109 124
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +15
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 25 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.78% 0.36% 0.078%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.23% 2.99% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
Median daily rate £500 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -1.17%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - -
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
478 301 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.89% 11.93% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 147 227
Median daily rate £388 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 37 27
Median hourly rate £39.20 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+137.57% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.35 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 24 September 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
Birmingham 0 9 £425 - 1
Solihull +3 6 - -
Warwickshire - 6 - -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 12 (36.36%) PMI
1 12 (36.36%) PMI Certification
1 12 (36.36%) Programme Management
2 9 (27.27%) VoIP
3 8 (24.24%) Cisco
3 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
3 8 (24.24%) Data Centre
4 7 (21.21%) Skype for Business
4 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
4 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
4 7 (21.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (21.21%) PRINCE2
4 7 (21.21%) PMP
4 7 (21.21%) SQL
4 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
4 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
4 7 (21.21%) Manufacturing
5 6 (18.18%) H.323
5 6 (18.18%) Mitel
5 6 (18.18%) Windows
5 6 (18.18%) LDAP
5 6 (18.18%) WAN
5 6 (18.18%) XMPP
5 6 (18.18%) Presales
5 6 (18.18%) Skype
5 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
6 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 5 (15.15%) LAN
6 5 (15.15%) Finance
7 4 (12.12%) Telecoms

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 7 (21.21%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) VoIP
2 6 (18.18%) H.323
2 6 (18.18%) LDAP
2 6 (18.18%) Skype
2 6 (18.18%) WAN
3 5 (15.15%) LAN
4 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
5 3 (9.09%) PABX
5 3 (9.09%) Wireless
6 1 (3.03%) Firewall
6 1 (3.03%) IP Telephony
6 1 (3.03%) IPv6
6 1 (3.03%) Network Security
6 1 (3.03%) SAN
6 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 7 (21.21%) Manufacturing
2 5 (15.15%) Finance
3 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Infrastructure Manager
1 12 (36.36%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
1 12 (36.36%) Programme Manager
2 7 (21.21%) Architect
3 6 (18.18%) Lync Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Messaging Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Transformation Manager
4 5 (15.15%) Transformation Programme Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Network Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Communications Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Design Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Network Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) PMI
2 8 (24.24%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.09%) Handset
3 3 (9.09%) IVR
4 1 (3.03%) Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.03%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Windows
1 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Programme Management
2 7 (21.21%) PRINCE2
3 6 (18.18%) Presales
4 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 4 (12.12%) E-Discovery
5 4 (12.12%) SFIA
6 3 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.03%) High Availability
7 1 (3.03%) ITIL
7 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.03%) Migration
7 1 (3.03%) Network Design
7 1 (3.03%) Network Management
7 1 (3.03%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) PMI Certification
2 7 (21.21%) PMP
2 7 (21.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
2 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) CCNP
3 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.03%) CCA
4 1 (3.03%) CCDA
4 1 (3.03%) CCDP
4 1 (3.03%) CCIE
4 1 (3.03%) CCNA
4 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.03%) JNCIA
4 1 (3.03%) JNCIP
4 1 (3.03%) JNCIS
4 1 (3.03%) MCSA
4 1 (3.03%) MCSE
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Cisco
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.18%) Mitel
3 3 (9.09%) Siemens
4 1 (3.03%) Aruba
4 1 (3.03%) Brocade
4 1 (3.03%) Citrix
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) Juniper
4 1 (3.03%) Lotus
4 1 (3.03%) Meraki
4 1 (3.03%) Riverbed
4 1 (3.03%) Ruckus Wireless
4 1 (3.03%) VMware