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 3 months to 27 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
England / East of England
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 120 125
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5  
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 8 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.38% 0.12% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.16% 0.84% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 9
Median daily rate £200 £431 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.62% +2.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £416 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £446 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +2.66% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 370 358 476
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.54% 13.97% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 203 231
Median daily rate £375 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +18.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £341
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 21 60
Median hourly rate £24.00 £45.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.66% +63.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £13.95 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.16%  

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 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 3 months to 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 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
Hertfordshire - 5 £200 - 7
Cambridgeshire +5 2 - -
Bedfordshire +1 1 £510 -
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) LAN
2 4 (40.00%) WAN
2 4 (40.00%) Software Deployment
3 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Java SE
3 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (30.00%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) Proactive Monitoring
3 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) IBM Notes
3 3 (30.00%) Lotus
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (20.00%) CCNP
4 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (20.00%) DHCP
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) SAN
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (20.00%) Office 365
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (20.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) CCVP

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 (30.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) LAN
1 4 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) DHCP
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (10.00%) NAS
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) Telepresence
3 1 (10.00%) VoIP
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) WebEx
3 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Support
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Collaboration Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Network Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Office 365 Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Office Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Voice Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Strategy Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Transformation Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Life Science
2 1 (10.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Software Deployment
2 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (30.00%) Proactive Monitoring
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (10.00%) Product Management
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCNP
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP Voice
2 1 (10.00%) CCVP
2 1 (10.00%) MCSA
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (10.00%) PMO
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (30.00%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco CME
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Lotus
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Aruba
3 1 (10.00%) Avaya
3 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (10.00%) Extreme Networks
3 1 (10.00%) NetApp
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Riverbed