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 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 83 82
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 0 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 0.46% 0.100%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 2.54% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £435 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.00% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 -

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 82 197 145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 14.41% 17.99% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 134 77
Median daily rate £350 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 18
Median hourly rate £15.50 £21.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.19% +29.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £14.79 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £32.05 £21.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 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