Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 79 82
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 +7
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 7 22 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.45% 1.44% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.60% 10.33% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 0
Birmingham median daily rate £406 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £418 £500 £420
% change year-on-year -16.50% +19.05% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £30.00 £8.10 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +270.37% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 £14.80 -
% change year-on-year +102.70% - -

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 Birmingham with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 269 213 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.21% 13.90% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 135 110
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £154 £205 £179
90th Percentile £494 £533 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £381 £350
% change year-on-year -1.64% +8.93% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 14
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.79% -8.20% -15.28%
10th Percentile £9.98 £11.06 £10.73
90th Percentile £31.10 £24.50 £18.60
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unified Communications in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unified Communications in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 6 (85.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (71.43%) Legal
2 5 (71.43%) IVR
2 5 (71.43%) XMPP
2 5 (71.43%) Skype for Business
2 5 (71.43%) Skype
2 5 (71.43%) LDAP
2 5 (71.43%) PBX
2 5 (71.43%) VoIP
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) Avaya
2 5 (71.43%) CTI
2 5 (71.43%) H.323
2 5 (71.43%) Runbook
3 4 (57.14%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (42.86%) Banking
4 3 (42.86%) Information Security
5 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) DevOps
5 1 (14.29%) Data Management
5 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Service Management
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 1 (14.29%) PMI

Unified Communications
Co-occurring 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 5 (71.43%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) CTI
1 5 (71.43%) H.323
1 5 (71.43%) LDAP
1 5 (71.43%) PBX
1 5 (71.43%) Skype
1 5 (71.43%) VoIP
General
1 5 (71.43%) Legal
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Communications Support Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Lync Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) IVR
2 4 (57.14%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 1 (14.29%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (71.43%) Runbook
3 3 (42.86%) Information Security
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Data Management
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
1 1 (14.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Avaya
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft