Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 December 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 611 625 540
Rank change year-on-year +14 -85 +55
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 262 252 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.27% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.11% 1.95% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 147 193
England median daily rate £475 £418 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.77% +0.60% -1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £200 £258
90th Percentile £650 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £403
% change year-on-year +12.50% -0.62% -4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
England median hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +81.82% -53.68%
10th Percentile £12.33 £18.28 £8.52
90th Percentile £37.85 £30.00 £18.90
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.85 £16.50
% change year-on-year -12.45% +38.45% -53.68%

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 12,436 12,912 14,091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.97% 13.58% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,562 8,029 8,608
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.81% +0.06%
10th Percentile £200 £185 £215
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 570 657 724
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -15.08% +9.15%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.55 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.13
% change year-on-year +5.26% -14.12% +5.36%

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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 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
London +75 131 £510 +13.33% 33
South East +11 67 £450 +16.13% 14
Midlands -35 24 £320 -7.25% 8
North of England -7 20 £413 -24.14% 12
East Midlands 0 15 £200 -21.95% 2
South West -48 14 £475 -5.00% 8
North West -2 10 £400 -13.51% 9
West Midlands -40 9 £425 -2.02% 6
North East -5 8 £413 -34.00% 2
East of England -21 5 - - 5
Yorkshire -9 2 £525 +21.74% 1
Unified Communications
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 102 (38.93%) Cisco
2 87 (33.21%) Microsoft
3 75 (28.63%) WAN
4 66 (25.19%) LAN
4 66 (25.19%) Windows
5 63 (24.05%) Office 365
6 57 (21.76%) Security Cleared
7 55 (20.99%) Skype for Business
7 55 (20.99%) Skype
8 51 (19.47%) Active Directory
9 50 (19.08%) Cisco Certification
10 49 (18.70%) ITIL
10 49 (18.70%) Finance
11 43 (16.41%) Data Centre
12 42 (16.03%) Windows Server
12 42 (16.03%) VMware
12 42 (16.03%) Firewall
13 39 (14.89%) SCCM
14 32 (12.21%) Migration
15 31 (11.83%) CCNA
16 30 (11.45%) Project Management
16 30 (11.45%) VoIP
16 30 (11.45%) Wireless
17 28 (10.69%) Agile Software Development
17 28 (10.69%) SC Cleared
17 28 (10.69%) Cisco CUCM
18 27 (10.31%) VMware Infrastructure
19 26 (9.92%) Citrix
20 25 (9.54%) CCNP
20 25 (9.54%) SQL

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 55 (20.99%) Skype for Business
2 23 (8.78%) MS Exchange
3 21 (8.02%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.67%) Documentum
4 7 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.67%) Liferay
5 5 (1.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.53%) CMS
7 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.38%) Apache
8 1 (0.38%) IIS
8 1 (0.38%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.38%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.53%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.38%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 63 (24.05%) Office 365
2 22 (8.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (6.11%) SaaS
4 12 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (3.05%) OneDrive
6 7 (2.67%) IaaS
6 7 (2.67%) Mimecast
7 5 (1.91%) PaaS
8 4 (1.53%) Lucidchart
9 3 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.76%) G Suite
10 2 (0.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 75 (28.63%) WAN
2 66 (25.19%) LAN
3 55 (20.99%) Skype
4 42 (16.03%) Firewall
5 30 (11.45%) VoIP
5 30 (11.45%) Wireless
6 23 (8.78%) MPLS
7 18 (6.87%) DNS
7 18 (6.87%) Wi-Fi
8 16 (6.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 16 (6.11%) TCP/IP
8 16 (6.11%) WLAN
9 13 (4.96%) PBX
9 13 (4.96%) VPN
10 12 (4.58%) Internet
10 12 (4.58%) IP Telephony
11 11 (4.20%) VLAN
12 10 (3.82%) BGP
12 10 (3.82%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (3.05%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.53%) Big Data
1 4 (1.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.29%) Jenkins
1 6 (2.29%) Maven
1 6 (2.29%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.76%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.38%) Hudson
General
1 49 (18.70%) Finance
2 22 (8.40%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.96%) Retail
4 10 (3.82%) Automotive
5 6 (2.29%) Legal
5 6 (2.29%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.91%) Aerospace
6 5 (1.91%) Law
7 2 (0.76%) Banking
7 2 (0.76%) Local Government
8 1 (0.38%) Billing
8 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.38%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Military
8 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 67 (25.57%) Architect
2 36 (13.74%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 30 (11.45%) Project Manager
4 26 (9.92%) Analyst
5 23 (8.78%) Network Engineer
6 22 (8.40%) Consultant
7 17 (6.49%) Solutions Architect
7 17 (6.49%) Technical Architect
8 16 (6.11%) Network Architect
9 11 (4.20%) Network Communications Engineer
10 10 (3.82%) Cisco Engineer
10 10 (3.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 10 (3.82%) Unified Communications Consultant
11 8 (3.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.05%) Infrastructure Manager
11 8 (3.05%) Technical Consultant
11 8 (3.05%) Technical Manager
11 8 (3.05%) Unified Communications Manager
12 7 (2.67%) Enterprise Architect
12 7 (2.67%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.58%) XMPP
2 10 (3.82%) REST
3 8 (3.05%) AngularJS
4 7 (2.67%) 802.1X
4 7 (2.67%) jBPM
5 4 (1.53%) JAX-RS
5 4 (1.53%) LDAP
5 4 (1.53%) VXML
6 3 (1.15%) CSS
6 3 (1.15%) HTML
6 3 (1.15%) Velocity
7 2 (0.76%) .NET
7 2 (0.76%) COM
7 2 (0.76%) Middleware
8 1 (0.38%) Java EE
8 1 (0.38%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.38%) Spring
8 1 (0.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (16.41%) Data Centre
2 25 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (6.87%) Video Conferencing
4 14 (5.34%) Public Cloud
5 11 (4.20%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (3.05%) Clustering
8 7 (2.67%) BYOD
8 7 (2.67%) User Experience
8 7 (2.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 6 (2.29%) IVR
10 5 (1.91%) Handset
10 5 (1.91%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.91%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.53%) Mobile App
12 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (1.15%) PKI
13 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Licensing
13 2 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 66 (25.19%) Windows
2 42 (16.03%) Windows Server
3 15 (5.73%) Linux
3 15 (5.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (5.34%) Unix
5 12 (4.58%) Windows 10
6 7 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.91%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.76%) Android
9 2 (0.76%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.38%) AIX
10 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (18.70%) ITIL
2 32 (12.21%) Migration
3 30 (11.45%) Project Management
4 28 (10.69%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (6.87%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (6.11%) IT Strategy
7 15 (5.73%) Technical Architecture
8 14 (5.34%) Data Protection
8 14 (5.34%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (5.34%) Service Management
9 13 (4.96%) Decision-Making
10 12 (4.58%) Cybersecurity
10 12 (4.58%) Incident Management
10 12 (4.58%) Network Design
10 12 (4.58%) Service Design
11 11 (4.20%) Change Management
11 11 (4.20%) ERP
11 11 (4.20%) Identity Access Management
11 11 (4.20%) Network Management
11 11 (4.20%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.54%) SQL
2 18 (6.87%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.58%) Java
4 4 (1.53%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.15%) Java 8
6 2 (0.76%) C
7 1 (0.38%) Lingo
7 1 (0.38%) Perl
7 1 (0.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 57 (21.76%) Security Cleared
2 50 (19.08%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (11.83%) CCNA
4 28 (10.69%) SC Cleared
5 25 (9.54%) CCNP
6 24 (9.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (5.73%) DV Cleared
8 11 (4.20%) CCIE
9 9 (3.44%) MCP
9 9 (3.44%) MCSE
9 9 (3.44%) VCAP
9 9 (3.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (3.05%) Degree
11 7 (2.67%) CCA
11 7 (2.67%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (2.67%) MCTS
11 7 (2.67%) VCP4
11 7 (2.67%) VCP5
12 6 (2.29%) ISEB
13 5 (1.91%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.67%) GDPR
2 6 (2.29%) SLA
3 4 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.15%) PMO
5 2 (0.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.76%) QA
5 2 (0.76%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (19.47%) Active Directory
2 27 (10.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.73%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.44%) vSphere
5 8 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.67%) vCloud
6 7 (2.67%) XenServer
7 5 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.53%) ProxySG
8 4 (1.53%) XenApp
9 3 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 39 (14.89%) SCCM
2 28 (10.69%) Cisco CUCM
3 12 (4.58%) Cisco UCCX
4 10 (3.82%) SCOM
4 10 (3.82%) vCenter Server
5 9 (3.44%) SCVMM
6 7 (2.67%) Cisco UCCE
7 5 (1.91%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (1.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.76%) CASB
9 2 (0.76%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.76%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 102 (38.93%) Cisco
2 87 (33.21%) Microsoft
3 42 (16.03%) VMware
4 26 (9.92%) Citrix
5 18 (6.87%) SolarWinds
6 14 (5.34%) Avaya
7 11 (4.20%) CheckPoint
8 9 (3.44%) HP
8 9 (3.44%) NetApp
9 6 (2.29%) Symantec
10 5 (1.91%) Juniper
10 5 (1.91%) Meraki
10 5 (1.91%) MobileIron
10 5 (1.91%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.53%) F5
11 4 (1.53%) Oracle
11 4 (1.53%) Polycom
11 4 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.53%) SAP
11 4 (1.53%) Sonus