The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 126 115 111
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.12% 0.13% 0.048%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.84% 1.08% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
-5.62% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
- -28.76%
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 Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
357 277 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.09% 12.08% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 168 104
Average daily rate £375 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £401 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 32
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £25.00 £113.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North Yorkshire -2 3 - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 3
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Lync
3 3 (42.86%) XenServer
3 3 (42.86%) Infoblox
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (42.86%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) F5
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (42.86%) DHCP
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) C
3 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 3 (42.86%) CCNP
3 3 (42.86%) OSPF
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) IP Telephony
3 3 (42.86%) Blue Coat
3 3 (42.86%) CCSE
3 3 (42.86%) BIG-IP
4 2 (28.57%) Google
4 2 (28.57%) CIPD
4 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (28.57%) Migration

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 4 (57.14%) Lync
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) OSPF
1 3 (42.86%) IP Telephony
1 3 (42.86%) BIG-IP
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (42.86%) DHCP
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) S/MIME
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 3 (42.86%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Training Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Support
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Video Conferencing
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (42.86%) CCSE
2 2 (28.57%) CIPD
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (42.86%) XenServer
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Blue Coat
2 3 (42.86%) Infoblox
2 3 (42.86%) F5
3 2 (28.57%) Google
3 2 (28.57%) Postini
3 2 (28.57%) Symantec
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft