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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
England / West Midlands
Rank 120 122 106
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -16
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 2 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.084% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 1.97% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £625 £135 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+362.96% -70.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £390
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -5.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 -

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
336 254 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.16% 9.80% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 126 131
Median daily rate £363 £400 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +40.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 51
Median hourly rate £23.95 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.05% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.02 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £25.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 26 February 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
Herefordshire - 2 £625 -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 (68.42%) VoIP
2 11 (57.89%) Windows
3 10 (52.63%) Cisco
3 10 (52.63%) Skype for Business
3 10 (52.63%) Skype
4 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
5 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
5 8 (42.11%) DNS
5 8 (42.11%) DHCP
5 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
6 7 (36.84%) LDAP
6 7 (36.84%) PKI
7 6 (31.58%) SCOM
7 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
7 6 (31.58%) Nagios
7 6 (31.58%) Identity Management
7 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
7 6 (31.58%) MS Office
7 6 (31.58%) Kerberos
7 6 (31.58%) WAN
7 6 (31.58%) LAN
7 6 (31.58%) PBX
7 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (31.58%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (31.58%) SolarWinds
7 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (31.58%) Office 365
7 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (31.58%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (31.58%) Yammer

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 10 (52.63%) Skype for Business
2 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (31.58%) Office 365
1 6 (31.58%) OneDrive
1 6 (31.58%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) VoIP
2 10 (52.63%) Skype
3 8 (42.11%) DHCP
3 8 (42.11%) DNS
4 7 (36.84%) LDAP
5 6 (31.58%) Kerberos
5 6 (31.58%) LAN
5 6 (31.58%) PBX
5 6 (31.58%) WAN
6 5 (26.32%) VPN
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (21.05%) Firewall
7 4 (21.05%) IP Telephony
8 2 (10.53%) Internet
9 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
9 1 (5.26%) PSTN
9 1 (5.26%) SSL
9 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
9 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Architect
2 5 (26.32%) Network Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Office 365 Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) Azure Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) Office 365 Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Active Directory Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Office 365 Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Telesales Executive
6 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) CSS
2 2 (10.53%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) PKI
2 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Email Filtering
1 6 (31.58%) Identity Management
1 6 (31.58%) Kalman Filter
1 6 (31.58%) Patch Management
2 5 (26.32%) Migration
3 4 (21.05%) Network Design
3 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (5.26%) E-Discovery
4 1 (5.26%) Presales
4 1 (5.26%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) CCNA
4 4 (21.05%) CCDA
4 4 (21.05%) CCDP
4 4 (21.05%) CCVP
4 4 (21.05%) MCITP
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (10.53%) CCIE
5 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) CCNP
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (31.58%) Nagios
1 6 (31.58%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco
2 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 6 (31.58%) SolarWinds
4 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
4 4 (21.05%) F5
4 4 (21.05%) Juniper
4 4 (21.05%) Nokia
5 1 (5.26%) Avaya
5 1 (5.26%) BT
5 1 (5.26%) Mitel
5 1 (5.26%) Tandberg