The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 55 56 61
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5  
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% 0.31% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.05% 2.25% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £288 - £325
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 Birmingham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 95 89 102
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 15.13% 13.78% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 33 54
Median daily rate £363 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -55.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unified Communications in Birmingham

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 10 (76.92%) VoIP
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Skype for Business
2 7 (53.85%) Skype
3 6 (46.15%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (46.15%) Yammer
3 6 (46.15%) OneDrive
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (46.15%) Office 365
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (46.15%) PKI
3 6 (46.15%) SCOM
3 6 (46.15%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (46.15%) SolarWinds
3 6 (46.15%) DNS
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco
3 6 (46.15%) DHCP
3 6 (46.15%) Kerberos
3 6 (46.15%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) LDAP
3 6 (46.15%) SharePoint
3 6 (46.15%) MS Office
3 6 (46.15%) PBX
3 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (46.15%) CCNA
3 6 (46.15%) Nagios
3 6 (46.15%) Identity Management
3 6 (46.15%) Patch Management
3 6 (46.15%) Email Filtering

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 7 (53.85%) Skype for Business
2 6 (46.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (46.15%) Office 365
1 6 (46.15%) OneDrive
1 6 (46.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) VoIP
2 7 (53.85%) Skype
3 6 (46.15%) DHCP
3 6 (46.15%) DNS
3 6 (46.15%) Kerberos
3 6 (46.15%) LDAP
3 6 (46.15%) PBX
4 5 (38.46%) LAN
4 5 (38.46%) WAN
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (30.77%) Firewall
5 4 (30.77%) IP Telephony
5 4 (30.77%) VPN
6 2 (15.38%) PSTN
7 1 (7.69%) WebEx
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Office 365 Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) Azure Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) Office 365 Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Azure Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Migration Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Office 365 Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Telesales Executive
5 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) PKI
2 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Email Filtering
1 6 (46.15%) Identity Management
1 6 (46.15%) Kalman Filter
1 6 (46.15%) Patch Management
2 5 (38.46%) Migration
3 4 (30.77%) Network Design
3 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) CCNA
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) CCDA
3 4 (30.77%) CCDP
3 4 (30.77%) CCVP
3 4 (30.77%) MCITP
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.69%) CCIE
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (46.15%) Nagios
1 6 (46.15%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) SolarWinds
3 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
3 4 (30.77%) F5
3 4 (30.77%) Juniper
3 4 (30.77%) Nokia
4 1 (7.69%) Avaya
4 1 (7.69%) BT