Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 22 November 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 109 131
Rank change year-on-year -16 +22 -10
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 10 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.34% 0.56% 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.57% 4.23% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 2
Edinburgh median daily rate £350 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +12.28% -27.30%
10th Percentile £313 £356 £241
90th Percentile £375 £429 £487
Scotland median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 280 284 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.48% 13.33% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 152 105
Edinburgh median daily rate £365 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £210 £206 £214
90th Percentile £555 £499 £492
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £330
% change year-on-year +6.62% +3.03% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Edinburgh median hourly rate £31.00 £33.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.46% +34.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £30.50 £12.53 £12.35
90th Percentile £31.50 £52.12 £34.85
Scotland median hourly rate £28.13 £30.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year -6.25% +73.91% -42.50%

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Unified Communications as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Unified Communications in Edinburgh

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unified Communications in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (80.00%) Skype for Business
1 8 (80.00%) Skype
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Service Delivery
3 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (60.00%) ITIL
4 5 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (50.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (50.00%) Mimecast
4 5 (50.00%) ITIL V3
4 5 (50.00%) EMC VNX
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (50.00%) Symantec
4 5 (50.00%) EMC
4 5 (50.00%) MCSE
4 5 (50.00%) MCSA
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (50.00%) SAN
4 5 (50.00%) VMware
4 5 (50.00%) SCOM
4 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (30.00%) ServiceNow
6 3 (30.00%) Lotus
6 3 (30.00%) Asset Management

Unified Communications
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 8 (80.00%) Skype for Business
2 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (30.00%) IBM Domino
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) Skype
2 5 (50.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (10.00%) Telepresence
3 1 (10.00%) VoIP
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) IT Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Active Directory Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Operations Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior IT Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) VoIP Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) EMC VNX
2 3 (30.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Service Delivery
2 6 (60.00%) ITIL
3 5 (50.00%) ITIL V3
4 4 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
6 1 (10.00%) Scrum
6 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
6 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 1 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) MCSA
1 5 (50.00%) MCSE
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CISSP
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) SCOM
1 5 (50.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) EMC
1 5 (50.00%) Symantec
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Lotus
2 3 (30.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco