Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Unified Communications skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unified Communications over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Unified Communications
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 101 144
Rank change year-on-year -45 +43 +26
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 18 68 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.44% 1.58% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.35% 6.87% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 36 21
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £419 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.46% +4.69% +12.28%
10th Percentile £370 £300 £291
90th Percentile £545 £544 £475
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £420
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -11.11% -

Unified Communications is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 765 990 1055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.58% 23.03% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 492 522
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £241 £250 £213
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 55 55
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -48.57% +100.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.38 £55.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +26.83%

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Unified Communications as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Unified Communications in Berkshire

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unified Communications in Berkshire

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unified Communications in Berkshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unified Communications in Berkshire

Unified Communications
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unified Communications in Berkshire

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -4 7 £513 +17.14% 2
Bracknell -4 4 - -
Windsor - 1 £400 -
Unified Communications
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 14 (77.78%) Cisco
2 10 (55.56%) VoIP
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (33.33%) IP Telephony
4 6 (33.33%) WAN
5 5 (27.78%) Firewall
5 5 (27.78%) Degree
6 4 (22.22%) Wireless
6 4 (22.22%) Windows
7 3 (16.67%) DHCP
7 3 (16.67%) Linux
7 3 (16.67%) DNS
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (16.67%) H.323
7 3 (16.67%) SCCP
7 3 (16.67%) Finance
7 3 (16.67%) VMware
7 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
8 2 (11.11%) Network Segmentation
8 2 (11.11%) Arista
8 2 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (11.11%) VMware NSX
8 2 (11.11%) VXLAN
8 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
8 2 (11.11%) High Availability
8 2 (11.11%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (11.11%) Fortinet
8 2 (11.11%) French Language

Unified Communications
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) IaaS
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) VoIP
2 6 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 6 (33.33%) WAN
3 5 (27.78%) Firewall
4 4 (22.22%) Wireless
5 3 (16.67%) DHCP
5 3 (16.67%) DNS
5 3 (16.67%) H.323
5 3 (16.67%) SCCP
6 2 (11.11%) BGP
6 2 (11.11%) EIGRP
6 2 (11.11%) LAN
6 2 (11.11%) MPLS
6 2 (11.11%) OSPF
6 2 (11.11%) PBX
6 2 (11.11%) PSTN
6 2 (11.11%) QSIG
6 2 (11.11%) SMTP
6 2 (11.11%) VXLAN
7 1 (5.56%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) French Language
2 2 (11.11%) German Language
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Project Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Telephony Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Network Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Network Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Delivery Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) 802.1X
1 1 (5.56%) REST
1 1 (5.56%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) EMC VNX
2 1 (5.56%) IVR
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Exalogic
2 1 (5.56%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.56%) RIA
2 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.56%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) AIX
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Security
2 2 (11.11%) High Availability
2 2 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (11.11%) Network Segmentation
2 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 2 (11.11%) Project Management
2 2 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco ICM Scripting
3 1 (5.56%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (5.56%) IT Governance
3 1 (5.56%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (5.56%) Scrum
3 1 (5.56%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C
1 2 (11.11%) Python
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) BC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.56%) PMP
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.11%) VMware NSX
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Cisco
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) Arista
3 2 (11.11%) Brocade
3 2 (11.11%) Fortinet
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Acme Packet
4 1 (5.56%) Avaya
4 1 (5.56%) EMC
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) Sonus