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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 104 91
Rank change year-on-year +8 -13  
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 2 18 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.11% 0.76% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 3.25% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 13
Median daily rate £500 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -17.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £425
% change year-on-year +2.73% -14.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.90 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +67.72%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 365 553 586
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.86% 23.24% 24.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 253 237
Median daily rate £388 £365 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.30% +7.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 31
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.89% -59.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Unified Communications as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +18 1 £500 - 1
Unified Communications
South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 27 (84.38%) Cisco
2 18 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (56.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 17 (53.13%) Cisco UCCE
3 17 (53.13%) CCNP
4 15 (46.88%) CCNA
5 13 (40.63%) VoIP
6 12 (37.50%) Cisco UCCX
7 10 (31.25%) CCIE
8 8 (25.00%) WAN
8 8 (25.00%) Telecoms
9 7 (21.88%) Wireless
9 7 (21.88%) LAN
10 5 (15.63%) WFM
10 5 (15.63%) Migration
10 5 (15.63%) DHCP
10 5 (15.63%) DNS
11 4 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (12.50%) DV Cleared
11 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
11 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
12 3 (9.38%) Network Design
12 3 (9.38%) Cybersecurity
12 3 (9.38%) Avaya
12 3 (9.38%) SMTP
12 3 (9.38%) ITIL
12 3 (9.38%) MPLS
13 2 (6.25%) Firewall
13 2 (6.25%) Internet
13 2 (6.25%) Service Management

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 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (40.63%) VoIP
2 8 (25.00%) WAN
3 7 (21.88%) LAN
3 7 (21.88%) Wireless
4 5 (15.63%) DHCP
4 5 (15.63%) DNS
5 4 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (9.38%) MPLS
6 3 (9.38%) SMTP
7 2 (6.25%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (6.25%) Firewall
7 2 (6.25%) IMAP
7 2 (6.25%) Internet
7 2 (6.25%) IP Telephony
7 2 (6.25%) PBX
7 2 (6.25%) VPN
7 2 (6.25%) Wireless Security
8 1 (3.13%) Network Security
8 1 (3.13%) VXLAN
8 1 (3.13%) WAAS
General
1 8 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) French Language
3 1 (3.13%) German Language
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Design Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Programme Manager
2 6 (18.75%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Data Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Network Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Voice Architect
5 2 (6.25%) VoIP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) IVR
3 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Solaris
1 2 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (3.13%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) Migration
1 5 (15.63%) WFM
2 3 (9.38%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (9.38%) ITIL
2 3 (9.38%) Network Design
3 2 (6.25%) ITIL V3
3 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.25%) Service Management
4 1 (3.13%) CAPA
4 1 (3.13%) Change Management
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Security
4 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.13%) High Availability
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL V2
4 1 (3.13%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (3.13%) Network Management
4 1 (3.13%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.13%) Project Management
4 1 (3.13%) Release Management
4 1 (3.13%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C
1 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (53.13%) CCNP
3 15 (46.88%) CCNA
4 10 (31.25%) CCIE
5 4 (12.50%) DV Cleared
5 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) CCDA
6 1 (3.13%) CCVP
6 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (56.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 17 (53.13%) Cisco UCCE
3 12 (37.50%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 27 (84.38%) Cisco
2 3 (9.38%) Avaya
3 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
3 2 (6.25%) HP
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.25%) Sun
4 1 (3.13%) Arista
4 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat
4 1 (3.13%) Brocade
4 1 (3.13%) Fortinet
4 1 (3.13%) Lancope
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) Nortel
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