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 25 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 91 97
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6  
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 10 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.66% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.78% 1.65% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
Median daily rate £250 £350 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +86.66%  
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 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 173 182 207
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 11.48% 12.00% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 118 119
Median daily rate £313 £425 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.47% +24.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 12
Median hourly rate £14.20 £13.75 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.27% -39.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £20.00 £65.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unified Communications in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 25 June 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 - 6 £175 - 2
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire -5 1 £375 -
Derbyshire -15 1 £313 -
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 12 (80.00%) ITIL
2 11 (73.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (73.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 11 (73.33%) Data Loss Prevention
3 8 (53.33%) Project Management
3 8 (53.33%) Degree
3 8 (53.33%) Windows
3 8 (53.33%) Cisco
4 7 (46.67%) Data Centre
4 7 (46.67%) ITIL V3
5 6 (40.00%) High Availability
5 6 (40.00%) SDLC
5 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (40.00%) PRINCE2
5 6 (40.00%) Clustering
5 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (40.00%) Asset Management
5 6 (40.00%) Automotive
6 5 (33.33%) Data Protection
7 4 (26.67%) PLM
7 4 (26.67%) LAN
7 4 (26.67%) ERP
7 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
7 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (20.00%) VoIP
8 3 (20.00%) WAN
8 3 (20.00%) SCCM
8 3 (20.00%) Firewall
8 3 (20.00%) VMware

Unified Communications
Co-occurring 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 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (6.67%) G Suite
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) LAN
2 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) VoIP
2 3 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (13.33%) EIGRP
3 2 (13.33%) HSRP
3 2 (13.33%) MPLS
3 2 (13.33%) OSPF
3 2 (13.33%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) ATM
4 1 (6.67%) BGP
4 1 (6.67%) Broadband
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (6.67%) DHCP
4 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (6.67%) FCoE
4 1 (6.67%) Internet
4 1 (6.67%) Multicast
4 1 (6.67%) Skype
4 1 (6.67%) WAAS
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (40.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 6 (40.00%) Windows Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) IT Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Service Desk Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) SCCM Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Network Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Data Centre
2 6 (40.00%) Clustering
3 2 (13.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Android
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) ITIL
2 11 (73.33%) Data Loss Prevention
2 11 (73.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 11 (73.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (53.33%) Project Management
4 7 (46.67%) ITIL V3
5 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (40.00%) Asset Management
5 6 (40.00%) High Availability
5 6 (40.00%) PRINCE2
5 6 (40.00%) SDLC
6 5 (33.33%) Data Protection
7 4 (26.67%) ERP
7 4 (26.67%) PLM
8 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (6.67%) Change Control
9 1 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
9 1 (6.67%) Network Management
9 1 (6.67%) Software Licensing
9 1 (6.67%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Degree
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (13.33%) CCIE
3 2 (13.33%) CCNA
3 2 (13.33%) MCP
3 2 (13.33%) MCSE
3 2 (13.33%) VCAP
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (6.67%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) Aruba
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Avaya
4 2 (13.33%) Meraki
4 2 (13.33%) NetApp
4 2 (13.33%) Riverbed
4 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) F5
5 1 (6.67%) Google
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) Juniper
5 1 (6.67%) Northgate
5 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto
5 1 (6.67%) SAP
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