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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 146 112 120
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +8
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 3 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.095% 0.38% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.62% 3.36% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£540 £200 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+170.00% -38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £19.75
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
485 268 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.39% 11.31% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 149 168
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £385 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 22 13
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.94 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.09% -52.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £10.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.50 £25.00 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 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
West Yorkshire -32 2 - - 5
North Yorkshire -3 1 £540 -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (50.00%) LAN
2 10 (50.00%) WAN
2 10 (50.00%) Lync
3 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (30.00%) Cisco
5 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (25.00%) CCNP
6 5 (25.00%) ITIL
6 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 5 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (20.00%) Ruby
7 4 (20.00%) CCVP
7 4 (20.00%) Python
7 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (20.00%) .NET
7 4 (20.00%) UNIX
7 4 (20.00%) Java
7 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (20.00%) PHP
7 4 (20.00%) Telepresence
7 4 (20.00%) RESTful
7 4 (20.00%) Visualisation
7 4 (20.00%) Open Source
7 4 (20.00%) Big Data
7 4 (20.00%) Big Data Analytics
7 4 (20.00%) Analytics

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 10 (50.00%) Lync
2 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) LAN
1 10 (50.00%) WAN
2 4 (20.00%) Telepresence
3 3 (15.00%) Converged Networks
4 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.00%) DNS
5 1 (5.00%) SAN
5 1 (5.00%) Internet
5 1 (5.00%) SCCP
5 1 (5.00%) H.323
5 1 (5.00%) Firewall
5 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (5.00%) Wireless
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.00%) Skype
5 1 (5.00%) WebEx
5 1 (5.00%) ISDN
5 1 (5.00%) DHCP
5 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (20.00%) Big Data
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Communications Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Chief Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Unified Communications Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Chief Technical Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Network Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Voice Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Trainer
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Digital Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
1 4 (20.00%) RESTful
2 2 (10.00%) XMPP
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (20.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) UNIX
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Windows
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Open Source
2 4 (20.00%) Big Data Analytics
2 4 (20.00%) Analytics
3 3 (15.00%) DevOps
3 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Cyber Security
5 1 (5.00%) Data Analytics
5 1 (5.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) Java
1 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (20.00%) PHP
1 4 (20.00%) Python
1 4 (20.00%) Ruby
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) CCNP
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (20.00%) CCVP
3 3 (15.00%) CCNA
3 3 (15.00%) CCIE
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.00%) CCSP
5 1 (5.00%) MCITP
5 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Cisco
3 3 (15.00%) Tandberg
4 1 (5.00%) McAfee
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