The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 125 107 116
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +9
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 4 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.15% 0.24% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.45% 1.68% 0.88%
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
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
275 297 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 10.47% 14.09% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 154 171
Average daily rate £375 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 33 31
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.21 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £115.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
Unified Communications
England

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 16 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -19 2 £450 - 2
North Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Yorkshire - - - -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 3 (60.00%) VoIP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (60.00%) BGP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (40.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (40.00%) CCVP
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) CCIE
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Juniper
2 2 (40.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (40.00%) OSPF
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) ISDN
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) RIP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) CMS
1 1 (20.00%) Lync
1 1 (20.00%) Office Communications Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) VoIP
1 3 (60.00%) BGP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) OSPF
3 1 (20.00%) ISDN
3 1 (20.00%) RIP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) SCCP
3 1 (20.00%) H.323
3 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (20.00%) MGCP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Voice Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Voice Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (40.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (40.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (20.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Online Security
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Content Management
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) CCVP
2 2 (40.00%) CCIE
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (20.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Juniper
2 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft