The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 23 June 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 West / Bristol
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 61 70
Rank change year-on-year -4 +9  
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 11 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.30% 1.41% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.48% 8.39% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 0
Median daily rate £370 £360 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.77% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £425
% change year-on-year +2.73% -14.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.90 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +67.72%  

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 Bristol with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 147 143 83
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 17.38% 16.76% 9.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 110 55
Median daily rate £370 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £550 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 5
Median hourly rate £30.25 £12.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.00% -55.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.31 £9.30 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £39.00 £37.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unified Communications in Bristol

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unified Communications in Bristol over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unified Communications in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 18 (94.74%) Cisco
2 16 (84.21%) Data Centre
3 15 (78.95%) SolarWinds
3 15 (78.95%) Cisco Nexus
3 15 (78.95%) CheckPoint
4 14 (73.68%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (63.16%) FWSM
6 10 (52.63%) F5
6 10 (52.63%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (42.11%) Wireless
7 8 (42.11%) High Availability
7 8 (42.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 7 (36.84%) Network Management
8 7 (36.84%) IronPort
8 7 (36.84%) Finance
8 7 (36.84%) IP Telephony
8 7 (36.84%) Cisco IPT
8 7 (36.84%) Firewall
8 7 (36.84%) MPLS
8 7 (36.84%) HP
8 7 (36.84%) Cisco Prime
8 7 (36.84%) CA
8 7 (36.84%) IBM
8 7 (36.84%) VPN
9 5 (26.32%) Nokia
9 5 (26.32%) Blue Coat
10 3 (15.79%) PPP
10 3 (15.79%) OSPF
10 3 (15.79%) BGP
10 3 (15.79%) WAN

Unified Communications
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (78.95%) Cisco Nexus
2 14 (73.68%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (63.16%) FWSM
4 10 (52.63%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (42.11%) Wireless
6 7 (36.84%) Cisco IPT
6 7 (36.84%) Firewall
6 7 (36.84%) IP Telephony
6 7 (36.84%) MPLS
6 7 (36.84%) VPN
7 3 (15.79%) BGP
7 3 (15.79%) LAN
7 3 (15.79%) OSPF
7 3 (15.79%) PPP
7 3 (15.79%) Spanning Tree
7 3 (15.79%) WAN
8 2 (10.53%) BIG-IP
8 2 (10.53%) Network Security
8 2 (10.53%) VoIP
9 1 (5.26%) DHCP
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) German Language
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Network Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Network Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Senior Network Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Data Centre Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Data Network Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Network Operations Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Network Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Network Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (84.21%) Data Centre
2 8 (42.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) Handset
4 1 (5.26%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) High Availability
2 7 (36.84%) Network Management
3 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
3 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
3 2 (10.53%) Proactive Monitoring
3 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Cisco
2 15 (78.95%) CheckPoint
2 15 (78.95%) SolarWinds
3 10 (52.63%) F5
4 7 (36.84%) CA
4 7 (36.84%) HP
4 7 (36.84%) IBM
4 7 (36.84%) IronPort
5 5 (26.32%) Blue Coat
5 5 (26.32%) Nokia
6 1 (5.26%) Avaya
6 1 (5.26%) Juniper
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.26%) Mitel
6 1 (5.26%) SAP
6 1 (5.26%) Verint