Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 21 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
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 608 539 570
Rank change year-on-year -69 +31 +79
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 251 347 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.36% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.92% 2.31% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 205 189
England median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £271 £269
90th Percentile £600 £575 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £420 £425
% change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
England median hourly rate £22.85 £16.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.45% -53.52% -
10th Percentile £16.81 £8.52 £17.50
90th Percentile £28.60 £21.95 £41.75
UK median hourly rate £15.69 £16.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year -4.91% -53.52% -

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13104 15010 14551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.82% 15.43% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8037 9134 8529
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £221 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 680 755 945
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.21 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Unified Communications in England

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unified Communications in England

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unified Communications in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unified Communications in England

Unified Communications
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unified Communications in England

Unified Communications
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unified Communications in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Unified Communications in England

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
London -87 69 £475 - 24
Midlands +13 48 £340 -25.27% 3
South West +23 46 £413 +14.58% 2
South East -58 46 £400 - 4
East Midlands +21 31 £200 -23.08% 1
East of England +8 22 £389 +35.22% 7
North of England +47 18 £475 +53.23% 7
West Midlands -6 17 £418 -16.50% 2
North West +15 9 £450 +45.16% 5
North East +68 6 £625 +66.67% 1
Yorkshire +22 3 £375 - 1
Unified Communications
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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 England region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 111 (44.22%) Cisco
2 89 (35.46%) Skype for Business
3 82 (32.67%) Skype
4 75 (29.88%) Microsoft
5 62 (24.70%) ITIL
6 53 (21.12%) WAN
7 50 (19.92%) Finance
8 48 (19.12%) LAN
9 47 (18.73%) Data Centre
9 47 (18.73%) Office 365
10 44 (17.53%) VoIP
10 44 (17.53%) Cisco Certification
10 44 (17.53%) Disaster Recovery
11 43 (17.13%) Windows
12 42 (16.73%) Telecoms
13 41 (16.33%) Active Directory
14 40 (15.94%) Firewall
15 37 (14.74%) PRINCE2
16 35 (13.94%) Security Cleared
17 33 (13.15%) Project Management
17 33 (13.15%) Agile Software Development
18 32 (12.75%) Video Conferencing
19 28 (11.16%) Cisco CUCM
20 27 (10.76%) Degree
20 27 (10.76%) Avaya
20 27 (10.76%) Desktop Virtualisation
20 27 (10.76%) Data Loss Prevention
21 26 (10.36%) Microsoft Certification
21 26 (10.36%) Wi-Fi
22 25 (9.96%) ERP

Unified Communications
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 89 (35.46%) Skype for Business
2 19 (7.57%) MS Exchange
3 14 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (3.19%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.59%) CMS
7 3 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.80%) Confluence
8 2 (0.80%) Documentum
9 1 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 12 (4.78%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 47 (18.73%) Office 365
2 11 (4.38%) SaaS
3 10 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (2.79%) IaaS
6 5 (1.99%) PaaS
7 2 (0.80%) npm
7 2 (0.80%) Serverless
8 1 (0.40%) G Suite
8 1 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 82 (32.67%) Skype
2 53 (21.12%) WAN
3 48 (19.12%) LAN
4 44 (17.53%) VoIP
5 40 (15.94%) Firewall
6 26 (10.36%) Wi-Fi
7 24 (9.56%) Wireless
8 23 (9.16%) DNS
9 21 (8.37%) DHCP
9 21 (8.37%) IP Telephony
10 19 (7.57%) Cisco IOS
10 19 (7.57%) ISDN
11 17 (6.77%) H.323
11 17 (6.77%) MPLS
12 16 (6.37%) PBX
13 14 (5.58%) VPN
14 13 (5.18%) PSTN
15 12 (4.78%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (4.78%) Internet
16 11 (4.38%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.59%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.80%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.80%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (3.19%) JIRA
2 2 (0.80%) Babel
2 2 (0.80%) Bitbucket
2 2 (0.80%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.80%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.80%) TeamCity
2 2 (0.80%) webpack
3 1 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 50 (19.92%) Finance
2 42 (16.73%) Telecoms
3 18 (7.17%) Automotive
4 15 (5.98%) Banking
5 8 (3.19%) Legal
6 7 (2.79%) Electronics
6 7 (2.79%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.79%) Marketing
7 3 (1.20%) German Language
8 2 (0.80%) French Language
8 2 (0.80%) Games
8 2 (0.80%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.80%) Local Government
8 2 (0.80%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Billing
9 1 (0.40%) Law
9 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (13.15%) Architect
2 30 (11.95%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 29 (11.55%) Project Manager
4 22 (8.76%) Consultant
5 20 (7.97%) Network Engineer
6 15 (5.98%) Technical Specialist
6 15 (5.98%) Unified Communications Specialist
7 14 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (5.58%) Voice Engineer
8 13 (5.18%) Analyst
9 11 (4.38%) Unified Communications Manager
10 10 (3.98%) Technical Architect
11 9 (3.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 9 (3.59%) IT Engineer
12 8 (3.19%) 3rd Line Support
12 8 (3.19%) Infrastructure Manager
12 8 (3.19%) IT Manager
12 8 (3.19%) IT Support
12 8 (3.19%) Support Engineer
13 7 (2.79%) Technical Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.18%) XMPP
2 6 (2.39%) XML
3 3 (1.20%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.20%) Web Services
4 2 (0.80%) CSS
4 2 (0.80%) CSS3
4 2 (0.80%) Ext JS
4 2 (0.80%) HTML
4 2 (0.80%) HTML5
4 2 (0.80%) LESS
4 2 (0.80%) Node.js
4 2 (0.80%) React
4 2 (0.80%) Sass
4 2 (0.80%) Semantic UI
4 2 (0.80%) Serverless Framework
5 1 (0.40%) .NET
5 1 (0.40%) Middleware
5 1 (0.40%) REST
5 1 (0.40%) VXML
5 1 (0.40%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (18.73%) Data Centre
2 32 (12.75%) Video Conferencing
3 15 (5.98%) Clustering
4 9 (3.59%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.19%) Blackberry
5 8 (3.19%) Private Cloud
6 7 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.79%) PMI
7 6 (2.39%) IVR
8 5 (1.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.20%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.20%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.20%) User Experience
10 2 (0.80%) BYOD
10 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.80%) NHS
10 2 (0.80%) Replication
11 1 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.40%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 43 (17.13%) Windows
2 18 (7.17%) Windows 10
3 14 (5.58%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.99%) Linux
5 2 (0.80%) Android
5 2 (0.80%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.40%) AIX
6 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (24.70%) ITIL
2 44 (17.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 37 (14.74%) PRINCE2
4 33 (13.15%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (13.15%) Project Management
5 27 (10.76%) Data Loss Prevention
5 27 (10.76%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 25 (9.96%) ERP
6 25 (9.96%) High Availability
7 22 (8.76%) Service Management
8 20 (7.97%) Migration
9 18 (7.17%) Asset Management
10 16 (6.37%) PLM
10 16 (6.37%) Service Design
11 15 (5.98%) Change Management
11 15 (5.98%) Continuous Improvement
11 15 (5.98%) Information Security
12 13 (5.18%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (5.18%) Data Protection
12 13 (5.18%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.99%) SQL
2 4 (1.59%) C
3 2 (0.80%) C#
3 2 (0.80%) ES6
3 2 (0.80%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.80%) Python
4 1 (0.40%) Java
4 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 44 (17.53%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (13.94%) Security Cleared
3 27 (10.76%) Degree
4 26 (10.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (9.56%) CCIE
6 19 (7.57%) CCNA
6 19 (7.57%) DV Cleared
7 17 (6.77%) MCSE
8 15 (5.98%) SC Cleared
9 14 (5.58%) CCNP
10 10 (3.98%) PMI Certification
11 9 (3.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 8 (3.19%) MCP
13 7 (2.79%) PMP
13 7 (2.79%) VCAP
14 5 (1.99%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (1.59%) CCNP Voice
16 3 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
16 3 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.59%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (1.20%) SLA
3 2 (0.80%) QA
4 1 (0.40%) COBIT
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 41 (16.33%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (3.19%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.79%) XenApp
6 6 (2.39%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.20%) vSphere
7 3 (1.20%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.80%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.80%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.80%) XenServer
9 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (11.16%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (4.38%) Cisco UCCX
3 7 (2.79%) Cisco UCCE
3 7 (2.79%) SCCM
4 5 (1.99%) AppDNA
4 5 (1.99%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (1.20%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.40%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.40%) Nagios
6 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.40%) SCOM
6 1 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.40%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 111 (44.22%) Cisco
2 75 (29.88%) Microsoft
3 27 (10.76%) Avaya
4 24 (9.56%) VMware
5 14 (5.58%) CheckPoint
6 12 (4.78%) SolarWinds
7 11 (4.38%) Citrix
7 11 (4.38%) Polycom
8 9 (3.59%) AppSense
8 9 (3.59%) F5
8 9 (3.59%) HP
8 9 (3.59%) NetApp
9 8 (3.19%) Nortel
9 8 (3.19%) SAP
10 7 (2.79%) ServiceNow
11 6 (2.39%) IBM
12 5 (1.99%) Meraki
12 5 (1.99%) Proofpoint
13 4 (1.59%) IronPort
13 4 (1.59%) Juniper