Period
to 19 September 2019

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 19 September 2019 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
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 103 117 128
Rank change year-on-year +14 +11 -8
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 7 24 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.33% 0.81% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.94% 9.84% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 3
Edinburgh median daily rate £413 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £344 £325 £313
90th Percentile £470 £488 £375
Scotland median daily rate £413 £413 £320
% change year-on-year - +28.91% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 - -

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 238 244 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.05% 8.22% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 135 110
Edinburgh median daily rate £435 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +21.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £179 £210
90th Percentile £594 £548 £488
Scotland median daily rate £425 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +21.43% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.16% -50.00% +162.93%
10th Percentile £21.25 £10.30 £30.50
90th Percentile £23.75 £32.50 £31.50
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £15.75 £31.93
% change year-on-year +42.86% -50.67% -14.87%

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 19 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 7 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 7 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) DHCP
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Symantec
5 1 (14.29%) SLA
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) IBM Domino
5 1 (14.29%) Replication
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 1 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) Skype
5 1 (14.29%) Mimecast
5 1 (14.29%) PKI
5 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (14.29%) Investment 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 7 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (14.29%) IBM Domino
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) DHCP
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) Skype
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Messaging Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) IT Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Messaging Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
2 1 (14.29%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec