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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 106 84 92
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +8
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 2 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.11% 0.38% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.22% 2.62% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £450 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £31.25 -
% change year-on-year
+476.00% -
Communications & Networking Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
164 191 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 9.10% 14.42% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 97 114
Average daily rate £325 £270 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £138 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £360 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 22 20
Average hourly rate £13.00 £19.62 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.72% +35.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £115.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
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 18 April 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Unified Communications
Yorkshire

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) ISDN
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
1 1 (50.00%) RIP
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) BGP
1 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (50.00%) MGCP
1 1 (50.00%) SCCP
1 1 (50.00%) H.323
1 1 (50.00%) Online Security
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) IVR
1 1 (50.00%) MCITP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco ICM
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (50.00%) Office Communications Server

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (50.00%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) ISDN
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
1 1 (50.00%) RIP
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) BGP
1 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (50.00%) MGCP
1 1 (50.00%) SCCP
1 1 (50.00%) H.323
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco ICM
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Migration Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Voice Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Voice Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Voice Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) IVR
1 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Online Security
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft