Period
to 26 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 26 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
England > East of England
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 182 194
Rank change year-on-year +10 +12 +13
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 26 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.56% 0.17% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.99% 1.12% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 22
East of England median daily rate £357 £413 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.52% -4.07% +22.86%
10th Percentile £189 £281 £274
90th Percentile £501 £515 £499
England median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
East of England median hourly rate - - £21.50
England median hourly rate - £36.95 £29.00
% change year-on-year - +27.41% -83.89%

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 of England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 869 804 1070
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 18.58% 15.62% 18.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 466 555
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +11.11%
10th Percentile £163 £209 £184
90th Percentile £575 £538 £491
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 59 126
East of England median hourly rate £20.76 £37.50 £24.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.65% +55.44% -3.50%
10th Percentile £10.40 £12.75 £10.89
90th Percentile £43.00 £46.36 £44.81
England median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -26.00% +21.95% +9.33%

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Unified Communications as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Unified Communications in the East of England

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unified Communications in the East of England

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unified Communications in the East of England over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unified Communications in the East of England

Unified Communications
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unified Communications in the East of England

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 26 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +14 11 £306 -28.99%
Hertfordshire -1 6 £200 -30.43% 5
Bedfordshire -8 4 £500 -
Essex - 4 £413 -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 East of England region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 13 (50.00%) LAN
1 13 (50.00%) WAN
1 13 (50.00%) Cisco
2 11 (42.31%) VoIP
3 9 (34.62%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (30.77%) Firewall
4 8 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (30.77%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (26.92%) IP Telephony
5 7 (26.92%) CCNP
6 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 6 (23.08%) Private Cloud
7 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (19.23%) Project Management
7 5 (19.23%) CCNP Voice
8 4 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
8 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
8 4 (15.38%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (15.38%) Office 365
8 4 (15.38%) Degree
9 3 (11.54%) Java SE
9 3 (11.54%) VMware
9 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (11.54%) Red Box
9 3 (11.54%) Skype
9 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (11.54%) Software Deployment

Unified Communications
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (11.54%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.85%) CMS
2 1 (3.85%) Confluence
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) OneDrive
2 1 (3.85%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (50.00%) LAN
1 13 (50.00%) WAN
2 11 (42.31%) VoIP
3 9 (34.62%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (30.77%) Firewall
5 7 (26.92%) IP Telephony
6 3 (11.54%) Skype
7 2 (7.69%) DHCP
7 2 (7.69%) DNS
7 2 (7.69%) ISDN
7 2 (7.69%) SAN
7 2 (7.69%) Telepresence
7 2 (7.69%) VPN
7 2 (7.69%) Wireless
8 1 (3.85%) BGP
8 1 (3.85%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (3.85%) MPLS
8 1 (3.85%) NetScaler
8 1 (3.85%) OSPF
8 1 (3.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.85%) Local Government
1 1 (3.85%) Retail
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Network Specialist
2 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
2 4 (15.38%) Voice Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Network Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Technical Support
3 3 (11.54%) Technical Support Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Unified Communications Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) Voice Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Voice Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Data Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Data Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Transformation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Java SE
2 2 (7.69%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Private Cloud
2 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.69%) NHS
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (19.23%) Project Management
2 3 (11.54%) Migration
2 3 (11.54%) Proactive Monitoring
2 3 (11.54%) Software Deployment
3 2 (7.69%) Information Governance
3 2 (7.69%) Information Security
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL
3 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
3 2 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.85%) Change Management
4 1 (3.85%) Data Security
4 1 (3.85%) Kanban
4 1 (3.85%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (3.85%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.85%) Supplier Management
4 1 (3.85%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (3.85%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) C
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (26.92%) CCNP
3 5 (19.23%) CCNP Voice
4 4 (15.38%) Degree
5 3 (11.54%) CCNA
6 2 (7.69%) MCSE
6 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.85%) CCIE
7 1 (3.85%) CCVP
7 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.85%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (11.54%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (3.85%) XenApp
4 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (3.85%) AppDNA
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Cisco
2 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.54%) Avaya
3 3 (11.54%) Lotus
3 3 (11.54%) Red Box
3 3 (11.54%) VMware
4 2 (7.69%) Citrix
5 1 (3.85%) AppSense
5 1 (3.85%) Aruba
5 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.85%) Dell
5 1 (3.85%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (3.85%) F5
5 1 (3.85%) Meraki
5 1 (3.85%) NetApp
5 1 (3.85%) Riverbed
5 1 (3.85%) SonicWALL