Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 83 100 81
Rank change year-on-year +17 -19 +15
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 13 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.93% 0.19% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.31% 1.62% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Birmingham median daily rate £390 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.24% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £225 £413 £300
90th Percentile £423 £438 £425
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £495 £400
% change year-on-year -21.21% +23.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 206 185 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 14.70% 12.01% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 133 136
Birmingham median daily rate £390 £358 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £185 £202 £214
90th Percentile £570 £530 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 7
Birmingham median hourly rate - £21.00 £13.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +51.52% +10.88%
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £17.42 £16.75
% change year-on-year -13.88% +3.99% -22.09%

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 20 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unified Communications in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 7 (53.85%) PowerShell
3 6 (46.15%) Office 365
3 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco
4 5 (38.46%) CCNA
4 5 (38.46%) Windows
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (38.46%) Skype
4 5 (38.46%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (38.46%) Skype for Business
5 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (30.77%) XenApp
5 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
5 4 (30.77%) SolarWinds
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
5 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
5 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (30.77%) IP Telephony
5 4 (30.77%) Citrix
5 4 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (30.77%) VMware
5 4 (30.77%) LDAP
5 4 (30.77%) PBX
5 4 (30.77%) VPN
5 4 (30.77%) DNS
5 4 (30.77%) DHCP

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 (38.46%) Skype for Business
2 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.69%) Apache
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.69%) Mailman
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Skype
2 4 (30.77%) DHCP
2 4 (30.77%) DNS
2 4 (30.77%) IP Telephony
2 4 (30.77%) PBX
2 4 (30.77%) VPN
3 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 3 (23.08%) VoIP
4 2 (15.38%) CTI
4 2 (15.38%) Internet
4 2 (15.38%) ISDN
5 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
5 1 (7.69%) LAN
5 1 (7.69%) MPLS
5 1 (7.69%) OSPF
5 1 (7.69%) PSTN
5 1 (7.69%) S/MIME
5 1 (7.69%) SDH
5 1 (7.69%) SMTP
5 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
General
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Lead Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Support
3 1 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) LDAP
2 1 (7.69%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (7.69%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) IVR
3 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (7.69%) Digital Signage
3 1 (7.69%) IPTV
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) PKI
3 1 (7.69%) Public Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) Video on Demand
3 1 (7.69%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 1 (7.69%) CentOS
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.69%) SUSE
5 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
3 3 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) BCP
4 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 2 (15.38%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (15.38%) Information Security
4 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 2 (15.38%) People Management
4 2 (15.38%) Presales
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery Management
5 1 (7.69%) Internal Audit
5 1 (7.69%) IT Audit
5 1 (7.69%) Runbook
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) PowerShell
2 3 (23.08%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) CCNA
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (23.08%) Degree
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (7.69%) BC Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (7.69%) CCDA
5 1 (7.69%) CCDP
5 1 (7.69%) CCIE
5 1 (7.69%) CCNP
5 1 (7.69%) CCVP
5 1 (7.69%) MCSE
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (23.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
2 4 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (30.77%) XenApp
2 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
3 1 (7.69%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Netcool
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
1 1 (7.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco
3 4 (30.77%) Citrix
3 4 (30.77%) SolarWinds
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 3 (23.08%) Avaya
4 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
5 1 (7.69%) Asigra
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) IBM
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle
5 1 (7.69%) Proofpoint
5 1 (7.69%) Sonus