Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 179 181
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 +25
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 14 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.29% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.75% 0.88% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 8
East of England median daily rate £425 £531 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +77.08% -25.47%
10th Percentile £334 £471 £225
90th Percentile £585 £587 £459
England median daily rate £418 £400 £420
% change year-on-year +4.38% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
East of England median hourly rate - £16.50 -
England median hourly rate £30.00 £16.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +81.82% -61.63% -

Unified Communications is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following 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 or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 799 795 792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.76% 17.61% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 419 372
East of England median daily rate £363 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £151 £191 £213
90th Percentile £551 £545 £561
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.44% +0.06% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 55 106
East of England median hourly rate £28.00 £34.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.84% +15.00% +21.21%
10th Percentile £12.13 £13.95 £12.38
90th Percentile £49.25 £44.65 £57.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +6.02%

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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 2018. 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 -9 9 £450 -2.70%
Bedfordshire -4 3 £389 -
Essex -1 1 £400 -33.33% 1
Hertfordshire -8 1 - - 7
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 6 (42.86%) Skype for Business
1 6 (42.86%) Office 365
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (35.71%) Telecoms
2 5 (35.71%) WAN
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) LAN
2 5 (35.71%) Skype
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
3 4 (28.57%) Service Design
3 4 (28.57%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) MCSE
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (28.57%) Wireless
3 4 (28.57%) IP Telephony
3 4 (28.57%) NetScaler
3 4 (28.57%) AppDNA
3 4 (28.57%) XenApp
3 4 (28.57%) Ivanti
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (21.43%) IPsec
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco IPCC
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) Legal
4 3 (21.43%) Internet

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 6 (42.86%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) LAN
1 5 (35.71%) Skype
1 5 (35.71%) WAN
2 4 (28.57%) IP Telephony
2 4 (28.57%) NetScaler
2 4 (28.57%) Wireless
3 3 (21.43%) DNS
3 3 (21.43%) H.323
3 3 (21.43%) Internet
3 3 (21.43%) IPsec
3 3 (21.43%) MPLS
3 3 (21.43%) PSTN
3 3 (21.43%) SSL
4 2 (14.29%) Firewall
4 2 (14.29%) VoIP
4 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
General
1 5 (35.71%) Telecoms
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Business Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Data Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Data Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) ICT Manager
3 1 (7.14%) ICT Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Lync Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Migration Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Migration Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Office 365 Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Voice Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Voice Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
2 2 (14.29%) Private Cloud
2 2 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
1 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
1 4 (28.57%) Service Design
2 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (21.43%) Presales
2 3 (21.43%) Server Virtualisation
2 3 (21.43%) Service Management
3 2 (14.29%) BCP
3 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Supplier Management
4 1 (7.14%) Information Governance
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
1 4 (28.57%) MCSE
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
3 1 (7.14%) CCNP
3 1 (7.14%) CCNP Voice
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Virtual Desktop
1 4 (28.57%) XenApp
2 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (28.57%) AppDNA
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix
2 4 (28.57%) Ivanti
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft