The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
England / East Midlands
Rank 94 95 95
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.34% 0.12% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.78% 1.21% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Median daily rate £200 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.82% -14.70%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +2.73% -2.66%  
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 180 165 177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 12.16% 10.23% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 101 79
Median daily rate £300 £320 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £185 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 19
Median hourly rate £16.55 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.59% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £35.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unified Communications in the East Midlands

Unified Communications
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unified Communications in the East Midlands

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire - 5 £200 - 2
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 15 (93.75%) ITIL
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
1 15 (93.75%) Disaster Recovery
1 15 (93.75%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 15 (93.75%) Data Loss Prevention
2 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
3 8 (50.00%) Asset Management
3 8 (50.00%) Data Protection
4 7 (43.75%) Degree
4 7 (43.75%) SCCM
4 7 (43.75%) Clustering
4 7 (43.75%) Project Management
4 7 (43.75%) PRINCE2
4 7 (43.75%) ITIL V3
4 7 (43.75%) High Availability
4 7 (43.75%) Data Centre
4 7 (43.75%) SDLC
4 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
5 1 (6.25%) Office 365
5 1 (6.25%) NAS
5 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
5 1 (6.25%) Unix
5 1 (6.25%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle
5 1 (6.25%) Solaris
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
5 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) NAS
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Windows Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) 3rd Line Support
2 7 (43.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) Active Directory Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) SCCM Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) Service Desk Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) Support Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Clustering
1 7 (43.75%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Solaris
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Data Loss Prevention
1 15 (93.75%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 15 (93.75%) Disaster Recovery
1 15 (93.75%) ITIL
2 8 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 8 (50.00%) Data Protection
3 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) High Availability
3 7 (43.75%) ITIL V3
3 7 (43.75%) PRINCE2
3 7 (43.75%) Project Management
3 7 (43.75%) SDLC
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Citrix
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle
1 1 (6.25%) Red Hat