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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 125 107
Rank change year-on-year +56 -18  
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 30 2 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.64% 0.080% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.36% 0.33% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 21
Median daily rate £463 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +5.47% -2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 -

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 359 615 777
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.63% 24.75% 26.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 288 336
Median daily rate £400 £365 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.58% +21.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £255 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 16
Median hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.36% +52.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unified Communications in Berkshire over the 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 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 - 17 £400 -
Slough - 3 £475 -
Bracknell - 2 £463 -
Unified Communications
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 64 (84.21%) Cisco
2 48 (63.16%) Cisco CUCM
3 41 (53.95%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (50.00%) CCNP
5 37 (48.68%) VoIP
5 37 (48.68%) Cisco UCCE
6 36 (47.37%) Telecoms
7 31 (40.79%) CCNA
7 31 (40.79%) Cisco UCCX
8 28 (36.84%) CCIE
9 20 (26.32%) Migration
10 10 (13.16%) WAN
10 10 (13.16%) LAN
10 10 (13.16%) Network Design
11 9 (11.84%) PRINCE2
11 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
11 9 (11.84%) Project Management
12 8 (10.53%) IP Telephony
13 7 (9.21%) IVR
13 7 (9.21%) Customer Requirements
14 6 (7.89%) Virtual Team
14 6 (7.89%) Performance Engineering
14 6 (7.89%) Mentoring
14 6 (7.89%) High Availability
14 6 (7.89%) ITIL
14 6 (7.89%) Wireless
14 6 (7.89%) Finance
15 5 (6.58%) WFM
15 5 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
15 5 (6.58%) MS Excel

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 4 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.63%) MS Office
3 1 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.32%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (48.68%) VoIP
2 10 (13.16%) LAN
2 10 (13.16%) WAN
3 8 (10.53%) IP Telephony
4 6 (7.89%) Wireless
5 5 (6.58%) CTI
5 5 (6.58%) DNS
6 4 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (5.26%) DHCP
6 4 (5.26%) Internet
6 4 (5.26%) MPLS
6 4 (5.26%) PBX
6 4 (5.26%) PSTN
6 4 (5.26%) VPN
7 3 (3.95%) Skype
7 3 (3.95%) SMTP
8 2 (2.63%) BGP
8 2 (2.63%) OSPF
8 2 (2.63%) QSIG
8 2 (2.63%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
General
1 36 (47.37%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.89%) Finance
3 1 (1.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (27.63%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 20 (26.32%) Design Engineer
3 19 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 18 (23.68%) Network Engineer
5 9 (11.84%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 7 (9.21%) Project Manager
7 6 (7.89%) Network Design Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Programme Manager
8 5 (6.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Consultant
8 5 (6.58%) Coordinator
8 5 (6.58%) Project Coordinator
8 5 (6.58%) VoIP Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
10 3 (3.95%) Architect
10 3 (3.95%) Voice Engineer
11 2 (2.63%) Data Architect
11 2 (2.63%) Senior Manager
11 2 (2.63%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) VXML
1 2 (2.63%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) IVR
2 6 (7.89%) Virtual Team
3 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.95%) PMI
4 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.63%) Linux
1 2 (2.63%) Solaris
1 2 (2.63%) Unix
1 2 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.32%) Migration
2 10 (13.16%) Network Design
3 9 (11.84%) PRINCE2
3 9 (11.84%) Project Management
4 7 (9.21%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (7.89%) High Availability
5 6 (7.89%) ITIL
5 6 (7.89%) Mentoring
5 6 (7.89%) Performance Engineering
6 5 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.58%) WFM
7 4 (5.26%) ITIL V3
7 4 (5.26%) Presales
7 4 (5.26%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.95%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Transformation
9 2 (2.63%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (2.63%) Service Design
9 2 (2.63%) Service Management
9 2 (2.63%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.26%) SQL
2 2 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 41 (53.95%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (50.00%) CCNP
3 31 (40.79%) CCNA
4 28 (36.84%) CCIE
5 4 (5.26%) CCNP Voice
5 4 (5.26%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.26%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.95%) CCDP
6 3 (3.95%) CCVP
6 3 (3.95%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.63%) PMP
7 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.32%) CCDA
8 1 (1.32%) CCIP
8 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.63%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.63%) vSphere
3 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 48 (63.16%) Cisco CUCM
2 37 (48.68%) Cisco UCCE
3 31 (40.79%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (2.63%) Cisco CME
Vendors
1 64 (84.21%) Cisco
2 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.26%) HP
3 4 (5.26%) Oracle
4 3 (3.95%) Avaya
4 3 (3.95%) CheckPoint
4 3 (3.95%) Genesys
5 2 (2.63%) EMC
5 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.63%) Sun
5 2 (2.63%) VMware
6 1 (1.32%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.32%) Juniper
6 1 (1.32%) Lancope
6 1 (1.32%) Mitel
6 1 (1.32%) Tandberg
6 1 (1.32%) Verint