Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 518 595 559
Rank change year-on-year +77 -36 +26
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 312 270 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.29% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.90% 2.14% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 185 182
England median daily rate £450 £475 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +14.80% +3.44%
10th Percentile £302 £335 £252
90th Percentile £613 £638 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
England median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% - -
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -56.25% - -

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 10,741 12,597 12,036
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.70% 13.32% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,665 7,768 7,285
England median daily rate £430 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £203 £205 £211
90th Percentile £613 £600 £583
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 700 695
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -24.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.10
90th Percentile £50.18 £47.83 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.66
% change year-on-year +12.50% +1.73% -21.36%

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 17 July 2019.

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
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 17 July 2019. 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 +8 115 £500 +3.63% 21
South East +62 82 £463 +8.82% 18
Midlands +34 40 £358 -10.63% 9
West Midlands +45 35 £390 -21.21% 7
North of England +29 29 £425 -19.00% 18
South West -6 24 £475 +30.14% 7
East of England +20 19 £363 -26.58% 5
Yorkshire - 17 £450 - 7
North West +11 11 £325 -38.10% 11
East Midlands +19 5 £200 -27.27% 2
North East +15 1 - -
Unified Communications
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 England region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 125 (40.06%) Skype
2 121 (38.78%) Cisco
3 120 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 109 (34.94%) Skype for Business
5 75 (24.04%) LAN
6 74 (23.72%) WAN
7 73 (23.40%) Office 365
8 72 (23.08%) ITIL
9 70 (22.44%) Finance
10 58 (18.59%) Telecoms
11 57 (18.27%) Windows
12 55 (17.63%) Active Directory
13 54 (17.31%) Firewall
14 49 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
15 48 (15.38%) Data Centre
16 47 (15.06%) Migration
17 43 (13.78%) VoIP
17 43 (13.78%) Cisco Certification
18 42 (13.46%) Windows Server
19 41 (13.14%) Security Cleared
20 38 (12.18%) Project Management
21 37 (11.86%) Change Management
22 36 (11.54%) Service Delivery
22 36 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
23 35 (11.22%) MS Exchange
24 33 (10.58%) Wi-Fi
24 33 (10.58%) VMware
25 31 (9.94%) CCNP
26 30 (9.62%) DNS
26 30 (9.62%) Avaya

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
1 109 (34.94%) Skype for Business
2 35 (11.22%) MS Exchange
3 23 (7.37%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.56%) Confluence
5 7 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.64%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.64%) CMS
7 2 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.32%) Apache
8 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.32%) Mailman
8 1 (0.32%) Mattermost
8 1 (0.32%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 10 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.28%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 73 (23.40%) Office 365
2 36 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.92%) Mimecast
7 5 (1.60%) OneDrive
8 4 (1.28%) PaaS
8 4 (1.28%) SaaS
8 4 (1.28%) Slack
9 3 (0.96%) IaaS
10 2 (0.64%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.64%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.32%) G Suite
11 1 (0.32%) Google Docs
11 1 (0.32%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 125 (40.06%) Skype
2 75 (24.04%) LAN
3 74 (23.72%) WAN
4 54 (17.31%) Firewall
5 43 (13.78%) VoIP
6 33 (10.58%) Wi-Fi
7 30 (9.62%) DNS
8 24 (7.69%) PBX
9 23 (7.37%) MPLS
9 23 (7.37%) TCP/IP
9 23 (7.37%) VPN
10 22 (7.05%) DHCP
10 22 (7.05%) Wireless
11 21 (6.73%) BGP
12 20 (6.41%) OSPF
13 17 (5.45%) Internet
13 17 (5.45%) Network Security
14 16 (5.13%) Cisco Nexus
15 15 (4.81%) IP Telephony
16 14 (4.49%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.96%) Big Data
3 2 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (0.64%) Power BI
4 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (3.53%) JIRA
2 2 (0.64%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.32%) Hudson
3 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 70 (22.44%) Finance
2 58 (18.59%) Telecoms
3 22 (7.05%) Legal
4 19 (6.09%) Banking
5 8 (2.56%) Retail
6 7 (2.24%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.24%) Law
7 5 (1.60%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.28%) Automotive
8 4 (1.28%) German Language
8 4 (1.28%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.28%) Marketing
9 3 (0.96%) Electronics
10 2 (0.64%) Advertising
10 2 (0.64%) Publishing
10 2 (0.64%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.32%) Billing
11 1 (0.32%) Military
11 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 69 (22.12%) Architect
2 41 (13.14%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 36 (11.54%) Network Engineer
4 25 (8.01%) Project Manager
5 20 (6.41%) Technical Architect
6 19 (6.09%) Solutions Architect
7 17 (5.45%) Consultant
8 15 (4.81%) Network Architect
9 13 (4.17%) Analyst
9 13 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
10 11 (3.53%) Lead Architect
11 10 (3.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (3.21%) Unified Communications Consultant
12 9 (2.88%) Infrastructure Manager
12 9 (2.88%) Messaging Engineer
12 9 (2.88%) Unified Communications Manager
13 8 (2.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 7 (2.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 7 (2.24%) Programme Manager
14 7 (2.24%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.92%) XMPP
2 4 (1.28%) LDAP
3 3 (0.96%) JSON
3 3 (0.96%) Node.js
4 2 (0.64%) .NET
4 2 (0.64%) Lucene
4 2 (0.64%) RESTful
4 2 (0.64%) VXML
5 1 (0.32%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.32%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.32%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.32%) Middleware
5 1 (0.32%) REST
5 1 (0.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 48 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 26 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
3 14 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.17%) User Experience
5 11 (3.53%) Virtual Team
6 10 (3.21%) BYOD
6 10 (3.21%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.24%) IVR
8 6 (1.92%) Clustering
9 5 (1.60%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.60%) PKI
10 4 (1.28%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.28%) Equities
10 4 (1.28%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.28%) PMI
10 4 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.96%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.96%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.96%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 57 (18.27%) Windows
2 42 (13.46%) Windows Server
3 17 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (4.49%) Linux
5 13 (4.17%) Windows 10
6 9 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.64%) Unix
9 1 (0.32%) CentOS
9 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.32%) SUSE
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (23.08%) ITIL
2 49 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (15.06%) Migration
4 38 (12.18%) Project Management
5 37 (11.86%) Change Management
6 36 (11.54%) Service Delivery
7 28 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 27 (8.65%) Continuous Improvement
8 27 (8.65%) Mentoring
9 24 (7.69%) Presales
10 22 (7.05%) Service Management
11 21 (6.73%) Data Protection
11 21 (6.73%) Problem-Solving
12 20 (6.41%) Computer Science
13 17 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 16 (5.13%) Incident Management
14 16 (5.13%) Network Management
15 15 (4.81%) Configuration Management
15 15 (4.81%) Risk Management
15 15 (4.81%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.09%) PowerShell
2 11 (3.53%) Python
3 10 (3.21%) SQL
4 5 (1.60%) Perl
5 2 (0.64%) C
5 2 (0.64%) ES6
5 2 (0.64%) Go
5 2 (0.64%) Groovy
5 2 (0.64%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.64%) Scala
5 2 (0.64%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 43 (13.78%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (13.14%) Security Cleared
3 31 (9.94%) CCNP
4 30 (9.62%) SC Cleared
5 24 (7.69%) CCNA
5 24 (7.69%) Degree
6 20 (6.41%) CCIE
7 19 (6.09%) DV Cleared
8 16 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (3.85%) CCDP
9 12 (3.85%) PMI Certification
10 11 (3.53%) MCSE
11 10 (3.21%) PMP
12 8 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (2.24%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (1.92%) MCSA
15 5 (1.60%) BC Cleared
15 5 (1.60%) CCDA
15 5 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (1.28%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.45%) QA
2 5 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.28%) GDPR
3 4 (1.28%) MiFID
3 4 (1.28%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.28%) SLA
4 1 (0.32%) COBIT
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 55 (17.63%) Active Directory
2 22 (7.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.77%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.88%) Firmware
4 9 (2.88%) XenApp
4 9 (2.88%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.60%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.28%) vCloud
6 4 (1.28%) vSphere
7 3 (0.96%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 3 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.64%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.64%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.32%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 29 (9.29%) Cisco CUCM
2 20 (6.41%) SCCM
3 14 (4.49%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (4.17%) SCOM
5 8 (2.56%) Cisco UCCX
6 6 (1.92%) Cisco UCCE
7 5 (1.60%) Jamf Pro
7 5 (1.60%) Nessus
7 5 (1.60%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.28%) SCVMM
8 4 (1.28%) SmoothWall
9 3 (0.96%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.96%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.64%) Ansible
10 2 (0.64%) CASB
10 2 (0.64%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.64%) Stealthwatch
10 2 (0.64%) Sysdig
11 1 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 121 (38.78%) Cisco
2 120 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 33 (10.58%) VMware
4 30 (9.62%) Avaya
5 27 (8.65%) Citrix
6 19 (6.09%) Palo Alto
7 18 (5.77%) CheckPoint
8 13 (4.17%) SolarWinds
9 11 (3.53%) ShoreTel
10 10 (3.21%) HP
10 10 (3.21%) Meraki
11 9 (2.88%) Juniper
12 8 (2.56%) Sonus
13 7 (2.24%) Dell
13 7 (2.24%) F5
14 6 (1.92%) McAfee
14 6 (1.92%) Proofpoint
15 5 (1.60%) Clearswift
15 5 (1.60%) Fortinet
15 5 (1.60%) Verint