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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 119 107 107
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 3 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.14% 0.093%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.12% 0.98% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £135 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% -5.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - £13.00
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
268 307 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.50% 13.90% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 129 124
Average daily rate £375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 50 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.04 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £40.00 £29.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire - 2 £135 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Skype for Business
3 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (33.33%) vSphere
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (33.33%) VoIP
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) SAN
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Internet
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) NetBackup
4 2 (22.22%) Mitel
4 2 (22.22%) LANDesk
4 2 (22.22%) SCCM
4 2 (22.22%) IAG
4 2 (22.22%) UAG
4 2 (22.22%) Private Cloud
4 2 (22.22%) Driving Licence
4 2 (22.22%) SafeCom
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 4 (44.44%) Skype for Business
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) SAN
1 3 (33.33%) VoIP
2 2 (22.22%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) MPLS
3 1 (11.11%) Skype
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Lync Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Lync Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Messaging Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Driving Licence
1 2 (22.22%) Private Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
2 1 (11.11%) Presales
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) BC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) vSphere
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 2 (22.22%) IAG
2 2 (22.22%) UAG
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) NetBackup
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) LANDesk
3 2 (22.22%) Mitel
3 2 (22.22%) SafeCom
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
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