Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 78 92 93
Rank change year-on-year +14 +1 -15
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 18 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.34% 0.49% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.82% 3.66% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 6
Birmingham median daily rate £363 £400 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% -1.54% -9.72%
10th Percentile £269 £304 £375
90th Percentile £450 £438 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £413 £415
% change year-on-year - -0.60% -17.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £193.50 - £30.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £193.50 - £30.00

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 204 191 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 15.22% 13.31% 16.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 138 194
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £171 £181 £154
90th Percentile £598 £488 £484
West Midlands median daily rate £386 £390 £375
% change year-on-year -0.96% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 10
Birmingham median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +52.73% -1.79%
10th Percentile £12.30 £16.58 £9.98
90th Percentile £110.50 £42.50 £31.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year +11.43% -9.09% -9.41%

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 16 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unified Communications in Birmingham

Unified Communications
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unified Communications in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 9 (50.00%) Cisco
2 8 (44.44%) Firewall
2 8 (44.44%) NetScaler
2 8 (44.44%) Palo Alto
3 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 6 (33.33%) VoIP
5 5 (27.78%) WAN
5 5 (27.78%) LAN
5 5 (27.78%) VPN
5 5 (27.78%) Juniper
5 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
5 5 (27.78%) MPLS
5 5 (27.78%) Internet
5 5 (27.78%) Public Sector
5 5 (27.78%) Skype
5 5 (27.78%) Skype for Business
5 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
5 5 (27.78%) Riverbed
6 4 (22.22%) Office 365
6 4 (22.22%) ITIL
6 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
7 3 (16.67%) PBX
7 3 (16.67%) CCNP
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 3 (16.67%) Fortinet
7 3 (16.67%) Degree
7 3 (16.67%) Mitel
7 3 (16.67%) Wi-Fi

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 (27.78%) Skype for Business
2 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Office 365
2 2 (11.11%) OneDrive
3 1 (5.56%) Azure
3 1 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) Firewall
1 8 (44.44%) NetScaler
2 6 (33.33%) VoIP
3 5 (27.78%) Internet
3 5 (27.78%) LAN
3 5 (27.78%) MPLS
3 5 (27.78%) Skype
3 5 (27.78%) VPN
3 5 (27.78%) WAN
4 3 (16.67%) PBX
4 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 3 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (11.11%) BGP
5 2 (11.11%) CTI
5 2 (11.11%) EIGRP
5 2 (11.11%) OSPF
6 1 (5.56%) DHCP
6 1 (5.56%) DNS
6 1 (5.56%) H.323
General
1 5 (27.78%) Public Sector
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco Voice Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Voice Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Communications Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Network Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Network Security Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Security Manager
3 2 (11.11%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Lead Architect
4 1 (5.56%) PMO Lead
4 1 (5.56%) Project Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) LDAP
1 1 (5.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) IVR
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL V3
2 3 (16.67%) Migration
2 3 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 3 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
2 3 (16.67%) Project Delivery
2 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Communications Security
3 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (11.11%) Network Management
3 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security
4 1 (5.56%) Presales
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Server Patching
4 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) CCNP
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) CCNA
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Netcool
1 1 (5.56%) SCOM
1 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Cisco
2 8 (44.44%) Palo Alto
3 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
4 5 (27.78%) Juniper
4 5 (27.78%) Riverbed
5 3 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 3 (16.67%) Mitel
6 2 (11.11%) Avaya
7 1 (5.56%) Computacenter
7 1 (5.56%) DocuSign
7 1 (5.56%) Sonus