Period
to 23 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 23 July 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 109 108
Rank change year-on-year +22 -1 -6
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 1 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.081% 0.32% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.59% 1.83% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 6
Cheshire median daily rate £365 £419 £800
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.84% -47.66% -
10th Percentile £358 £321 £750
90th Percentile £373 £453 £875
North West median daily rate £450 £343 £555
% change year-on-year +31.39% -38.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 Cheshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 170 328 246
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 13.78% 17.56% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 224 131
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £415 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.51% +1.72% +11.64%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £213
90th Percentile £538 £575 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £355
% change year-on-year - +12.68% +10.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 6 35
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.33 £21.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.02% +24.70% -32.64%
10th Percentile £11.26 £12.96 £14.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £38.63 £41.50
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year +3.33% -11.35% -15.40%

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Unified Communications in Cheshire

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unified Communications in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (100.00%) H.323
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) Network Monitoring

Unified Communications
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (100.00%) H.323
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Field Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Field Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Field Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco