Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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
South West > Bristol
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 98 98
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 +4
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 10 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.51% 0.65% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.23% 4.51% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 2
Bristol median daily rate £375 £318 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.11% -12.11% -31.19%
10th Percentile £360 £251 £355
90th Percentile £430 £393 £368
South West median daily rate £413 £360 £363
% change year-on-year +14.58% -0.69% -30.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West 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 Bristol with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 310 244 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 15.73% 14.34% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 168 112
Bristol median daily rate £350 £336 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.09% -10.33% -
10th Percentile £178 £200 £241
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
South West median daily rate £370 £350 £365
% change year-on-year +5.71% -4.11% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 15
Bristol median hourly rate £28.00 £31.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.81% +17.59% +80.00%
10th Percentile £12.30 £17.10 £12.50
90th Percentile £38.95 £45.38 £83.00
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £33.00 £39.63
% change year-on-year -4.55% -16.72% +76.11%

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unified Communications in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (70.00%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (70.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (60.00%) F5
3 6 (60.00%) SolarWinds
4 5 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (40.00%) High Availability
5 4 (40.00%) Capacity Management
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (30.00%) CCIE
6 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (30.00%) Windows
6 3 (30.00%) DHCP
6 3 (30.00%) Skype for Business
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (30.00%) Skype
6 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
6 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (30.00%) DNS
7 2 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
7 2 (20.00%) Problem Management

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 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (30.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (30.00%) DHCP
3 3 (30.00%) DNS
3 3 (30.00%) Skype
4 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (20.00%) IP Telephony
4 2 (20.00%) LAN
4 2 (20.00%) MPLS
4 2 (20.00%) VPN
4 2 (20.00%) WAN
4 2 (20.00%) Wireless
5 1 (10.00%) FWSM
5 1 (10.00%) Network Security
5 1 (10.00%) PPP
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Data Centre Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Data Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Network Operations Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Unified Communications Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Capacity Management
1 4 (40.00%) High Availability
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (20.00%) Information Security
3 2 (20.00%) Information Security Management
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (20.00%) Network Management
3 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (20.00%) Security Management
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CCIE
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (60.00%) F5
3 6 (60.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (20.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (20.00%) CA
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) IBM
4 2 (20.00%) IronPort