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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
UK / England
Rank 432 488 465
Rank change year-on-year +56 -23  
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 143 125 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.25% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.36% 1.72% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 91 88
Median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £600 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £378
% change year-on-year +5.47% -3.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 -

Unified Communications is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6049 7248 7261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.66% 14.77% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3746 4383 4012
Median daily rate £401 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.15% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 308 405
Median hourly rate £22.85 £27.83 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.89% +7.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Unified Communications as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +28 63 £450 -5.26% 15
South East +49 47 £423 +15.75% 3
South West -1 13 £385 +8.45% 2
East of England +2 6 £200 -51.51% 7
East Midlands +4 5 £200 -44.82% 6
North West +28 3 £339 -1.16% 4
Yorkshire +16 3 £200 -50.00% 1
West Midlands +9 3 £600 +175.86% 2
Unified Communications
UK

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 183 (57.91%) Cisco
2 89 (28.16%) Cisco Certification
3 88 (27.85%) Skype for Business
4 87 (27.53%) Cisco CUCM
5 86 (27.22%) VoIP
6 85 (26.90%) Microsoft
7 70 (22.15%) Skype
8 69 (21.84%) Windows
9 60 (18.99%) CCNP
10 57 (18.04%) ITIL
11 55 (17.41%) Migration
12 54 (17.09%) Telecoms
12 54 (17.09%) Active Directory
13 53 (16.77%) CCNA
14 51 (16.14%) Data Centre
15 50 (15.82%) LAN
16 48 (15.19%) Cisco UCCE
17 47 (14.87%) WAN
18 43 (13.61%) CCIE
19 41 (12.97%) Office 365
20 39 (12.34%) Cisco UCCX
21 34 (10.76%) Project Management
21 34 (10.76%) Security Cleared
22 32 (10.13%) Firewall
23 31 (9.81%) Disaster Recovery
23 31 (9.81%) MS Exchange
23 31 (9.81%) Video Conferencing
24 28 (8.86%) High Availability
25 27 (8.54%) SolarWinds
25 27 (8.54%) Finance

Unified Communications
Top Related 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 88 (27.85%) Skype for Business
2 31 (9.81%) MS Exchange
3 17 (5.38%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (2.85%) Office Communications Server
6 7 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.27%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.95%) CMS
8 3 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.32%) Confluence
9 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 20 (6.33%) MS Office
2 19 (6.01%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.95%) MS Project
4 2 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 41 (12.97%) Office 365
2 15 (4.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.85%) OneDrive
3 9 (2.85%) Yammer
4 7 (2.22%) IaaS
5 6 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.95%) SaaS
8 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 86 (27.22%) VoIP
2 70 (22.15%) Skype
3 50 (15.82%) LAN
4 47 (14.87%) WAN
5 32 (10.13%) Firewall
6 27 (8.54%) DNS
7 26 (8.23%) Cisco ASA
7 26 (8.23%) DHCP
8 25 (7.91%) IP Telephony
8 25 (7.91%) VPN
9 23 (7.28%) PBX
10 20 (6.33%) MPLS
11 19 (6.01%) Cisco Nexus
12 18 (5.70%) Wireless
13 15 (4.75%) ISDN
14 12 (3.80%) Telepresence
14 12 (3.80%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (3.48%) Ethernet
15 11 (3.48%) FWSM
15 11 (3.48%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database
2 3 (0.95%) Power BI
2 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.63%) MySQL
4 1 (0.32%) FileMaker
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (0.95%) JIRA
General
1 54 (17.09%) Telecoms
2 27 (8.54%) Finance
3 16 (5.06%) Law
4 10 (3.16%) Legal
5 5 (1.58%) Banking
6 4 (1.27%) Retail
7 3 (0.95%) Advertising
7 3 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.95%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.32%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.32%) French Language
8 1 (0.32%) Local Government
8 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 45 (14.24%) Network Engineer
2 43 (13.61%) Architect
3 40 (12.66%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 39 (12.34%) Analyst
5 37 (11.71%) Cisco Engineer
6 29 (9.18%) Consultant
7 23 (7.28%) Project Manager
8 20 (6.33%) Design Engineer
8 20 (6.33%) Unified Communications Manager
9 16 (5.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 16 (5.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 15 (4.75%) Network Analyst
11 14 (4.43%) Windows Engineer
12 13 (4.11%) Unified Communications Consultant
13 12 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support
13 12 (3.80%) Voice Engineer
14 10 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
14 10 (3.16%) Support Engineer
15 9 (2.85%) Network Architect
15 9 (2.85%) Unified Communications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.96%) XMPP
2 5 (1.58%) CSS
3 3 (0.95%) Java SE
3 3 (0.95%) VXML
3 3 (0.95%) WAP
4 2 (0.63%) Middleware
5 1 (0.32%) .NET
5 1 (0.32%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.32%) CSS3
5 1 (0.32%) HTML
5 1 (0.32%) HTML5
5 1 (0.32%) HTML5 Canvas
5 1 (0.32%) jQuery
5 1 (0.32%) SVG
5 1 (0.32%) Web Services
5 1 (0.32%) WebGL
5 1 (0.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (16.14%) Data Centre
2 31 (9.81%) Video Conferencing
3 17 (5.38%) IVR
4 16 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.43%) Replication
6 11 (3.48%) PKI
6 11 (3.48%) Virtual Team
7 10 (3.16%) Clustering
7 10 (3.16%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.53%) Handset
9 7 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (1.90%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.95%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.95%) PMI
12 2 (0.63%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.63%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.63%) Life Science
13 1 (0.32%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 69 (21.84%) Windows
2 27 (8.54%) Windows Server
3 24 (7.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (7.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (4.43%) Linux
6 12 (3.80%) Unix
7 10 (3.16%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.90%) Android
9 5 (1.58%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.27%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.95%) Solaris
12 2 (0.63%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (18.04%) ITIL
2 55 (17.41%) Migration
3 34 (10.76%) Project Management
4 31 (9.81%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (8.86%) High Availability
6 27 (8.54%) Network Design
7 25 (7.91%) PRINCE2
8 22 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (4.75%) Data Loss Prevention
9 15 (4.75%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 14 (4.43%) Identity Management
11 13 (4.11%) Customer Requirements
11 13 (4.11%) ITIL V3
11 13 (4.11%) Network Management
12 12 (3.80%) Service Delivery
12 12 (3.80%) TOGAF
13 11 (3.48%) Network Architecture
13 11 (3.48%) Presales
13 11 (3.48%) Validation
14 10 (3.16%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.06%) SQL
2 14 (4.43%) C
3 6 (1.90%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.32%) C#
4 1 (0.32%) Java
4 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.32%) Perl
4 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.32%) Python
4 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 89 (28.16%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (18.99%) CCNP
3 53 (16.77%) CCNA
4 43 (13.61%) CCIE
5 34 (10.76%) Security Cleared
6 23 (7.28%) SC Cleared
7 21 (6.65%) Degree
8 15 (4.75%) CCDP
8 15 (4.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (4.11%) CCDA
10 11 (3.48%) CCVP
10 11 (3.48%) DV Cleared
11 7 (2.22%) CCNP Voice
11 7 (2.22%) MCSE
12 5 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.27%) MCITP
13 4 (1.27%) MCSA
14 3 (0.95%) MCSD
14 3 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.11%) SLA
2 3 (0.95%) PMO
3 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 54 (17.09%) Active Directory
2 24 (7.59%) Hyper-V
3 22 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.85%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.58%) XenApp
7 4 (1.27%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.95%) vSphere
9 1 (0.32%) Firmware
9 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 87 (27.53%) Cisco CUCM
2 48 (15.19%) Cisco UCCE
3 39 (12.34%) Cisco UCCX
4 16 (5.06%) SCCM
5 13 (4.11%) SCOM
6 9 (2.85%) Cisco Prime
7 7 (2.22%) Cisco CME
8 6 (1.90%) AirWatch
8 6 (1.90%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (1.90%) Nagios
9 3 (0.95%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (0.95%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.32%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 183 (57.91%) Cisco
2 85 (26.90%) Microsoft
3 27 (8.54%) SolarWinds
4 24 (7.59%) CheckPoint
5 23 (7.28%) VMware
6 22 (6.96%) F5
7 21 (6.65%) Citrix
8 19 (6.01%) HP
9 15 (4.75%) Avaya
9 15 (4.75%) Verint
10 12 (3.80%) Juniper
11 10 (3.16%) Palo Alto
12 9 (2.85%) Nokia
12 9 (2.85%) Oracle
12 9 (2.85%) Polycom
13 8 (2.53%) Sonus
14 6 (1.90%) IBM
15 5 (1.58%) CA
15 5 (1.58%) IronPort
15 5 (1.58%) NetApp
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