The first table below looks at the demand for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Yorkshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 92 94 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.29% 0.26% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.65% 1.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.50 -
Communications & Networking Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
189 220 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.15% 14.55% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 119 148
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £195 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £363 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 17
Average hourly rate £21.75 £30.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +130.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £17.75 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
Unified Communications
Yorkshire

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
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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
Leeds -4 5 - - 3
Unified Communications
Yorkshire

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) Lync
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Migration
3 3 (50.00%) Google
3 3 (50.00%) S/MIME
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Symantec
3 3 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (50.00%) Postini
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (50.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (16.67%) Service Management
5 1 (16.67%) ITSM
5 1 (16.67%) Online Security
5 1 (16.67%) QA
5 1 (16.67%) MCITP
5 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (16.67%) MCSE
5 1 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) WAN

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 6 (100.00%) Lync
2 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Google Apps
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) S/MIME
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Specialist
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITSM
3 1 (16.67%) Online Security
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCITP
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (16.67%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Google
2 3 (50.00%) Symantec
2 3 (50.00%) Postini
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco