Period
to 17 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 476 593 645
Rank change year-on-year +117 +52 -129
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 229 265 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.76% 2.31% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 163 124
England median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +5.26%
10th Percentile £259 £280 £234
90th Percentile £550 £600 £599
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 3
England median hourly rate £19.50 £27.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.78% -10.00% +81.82%
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £27.00 £22.85
% change year-on-year -27.78% +18.19% +38.45%

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 8,304 11,475 12,251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.38% 12.83% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,061 6,969 7,626
England median daily rate £413 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +3.03% +0.86%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £188
90th Percentile £600 £613 £596
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £401
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 491 632
England median hourly rate £20.98 £18.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.87% -6.25% -6.98%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.83 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £19.50
% change year-on-year +12.30% -4.10% -9.30%

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 February 2020.

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 2020. 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 +81 80 £413 -8.33% 35
South East +57 52 £406 -9.72% 18
North of England +88 40 £450 +10.77% 20
Midlands +64 31 £450 +38.46% 10
West Midlands +69 28 £475 +11.76% 6
Yorkshire +59 16 £350 -30.00% 10
North West +48 16 £420 -16.00% 8
South West +19 14 £525 +7.69% 11
East of England +41 9 £313 - 9
North East +25 9 £480 +43.28% 2
East Midlands +25 3 £256 +28.13% 4
Unified Communications
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, 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 90 (39.30%) Cisco
2 89 (38.86%) Skype
3 88 (38.43%) Microsoft
4 79 (34.50%) Skype for Business
5 64 (27.95%) Office 365
6 51 (22.27%) WAN
7 50 (21.83%) Security Cleared
8 47 (20.52%) LAN
9 46 (20.09%) Migration
10 36 (15.72%) Cisco Certification
11 35 (15.28%) Firewall
12 34 (14.85%) Telecoms
13 33 (14.41%) VoIP
14 31 (13.54%) Windows
15 26 (11.35%) CCNP
16 24 (10.48%) Azure
17 23 (10.04%) SC Cleared
17 23 (10.04%) Change Management
18 22 (9.61%) VMware
18 22 (9.61%) CCNA
18 22 (9.61%) Active Directory
18 22 (9.61%) PBX
19 21 (9.17%) Internet
19 21 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
19 21 (9.17%) Hyper-V
20 20 (8.73%) Data Centre
20 20 (8.73%) Finance
21 19 (8.30%) Agile Software Development
21 19 (8.30%) Windows 10
21 19 (8.30%) Cisco CUCM

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 79 (34.50%) Skype for Business
2 17 (7.42%) MS Exchange
3 12 (5.24%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.87%) IIS
6 2 (0.87%) JBoss
6 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.44%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 14 (6.11%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.44%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 64 (27.95%) Office 365
2 24 (10.48%) Azure
3 7 (3.06%) OneDrive
4 6 (2.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.75%) AWS
6 4 (1.75%) Mimecast
6 4 (1.75%) SaaS
6 4 (1.75%) Twilio
7 2 (0.87%) IaaS
7 2 (0.87%) PaaS
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.44%) Asana
8 1 (0.44%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.44%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.44%) Serverless
8 1 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 89 (38.86%) Skype
2 51 (22.27%) WAN
3 47 (20.52%) LAN
4 35 (15.28%) Firewall
5 33 (14.41%) VoIP
6 22 (9.61%) PBX
7 21 (9.17%) Internet
8 16 (6.99%) VPN
8 16 (6.99%) Wireless
9 15 (6.55%) MPLS
10 14 (6.11%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (5.68%) IP Telephony
11 13 (5.68%) WLAN
12 12 (5.24%) BGP
12 12 (5.24%) OSPF
13 9 (3.93%) DNS
13 9 (3.93%) EIGRP
13 9 (3.93%) Ethernet
13 9 (3.93%) Network Security
13 9 (3.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.87%) Big Data
2 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.44%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.44%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (1.75%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.75%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.31%) JIRA
3 2 (0.87%) Hudson
3 2 (0.87%) JUnit
3 2 (0.87%) Mockito
4 1 (0.44%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (14.85%) Telecoms
2 20 (8.73%) Finance
3 12 (5.24%) Public Sector
4 6 (2.62%) Legal
5 3 (1.31%) Banking
6 2 (0.87%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.87%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.87%) Marketing
7 1 (0.44%) Back Office
7 1 (0.44%) Front Office
7 1 (0.44%) Law
7 1 (0.44%) Local Government
7 1 (0.44%) Publishing
7 1 (0.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (17.03%) Architect
2 27 (11.79%) Analyst
2 27 (11.79%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 26 (11.35%) Network Engineer
4 23 (10.04%) Consultant
5 16 (6.99%) Project Manager
6 15 (6.55%) Solutions Architect
7 14 (6.11%) Business Analyst
8 12 (5.24%) Unified Communications Manager
9 10 (4.37%) Author
9 10 (4.37%) Cisco Engineer
9 10 (4.37%) Support Engineer
9 10 (4.37%) Technical Author
10 9 (3.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 8 (3.49%) Business Consultant
11 8 (3.49%) LAN Engineer
11 8 (3.49%) LAN/WAN Engineer
11 8 (3.49%) Office 365 Architect
11 8 (3.49%) WAN Engineer
12 7 (3.06%) Lync Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.62%) JSON
2 4 (1.75%) Apache Flex
2 4 (1.75%) CCXML
2 4 (1.75%) GraphQL
2 4 (1.75%) LDAP
2 4 (1.75%) Middleware
2 4 (1.75%) REST
2 4 (1.75%) VXML
2 4 (1.75%) Web Services
2 4 (1.75%) XML
3 3 (1.31%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.44%) CSS
4 1 (0.44%) HTML
4 1 (0.44%) Java EE
4 1 (0.44%) Node.js
4 1 (0.44%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.44%) WSH
4 1 (0.44%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.73%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.11%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.06%) IVR
4 7 (3.06%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.62%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.75%) Clustering
6 4 (1.75%) VUI
7 3 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.31%) NHS
7 3 (1.31%) User Experience
7 3 (1.31%) Video\Live Streaming
7 3 (1.31%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 2 (0.87%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (0.87%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.87%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.44%) Digital Signage
9 1 (0.44%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.44%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 31 (13.54%) Windows
2 19 (8.30%) Windows 10
3 15 (6.55%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.18%) Android
4 5 (2.18%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.75%) Linux
5 4 (1.75%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (20.09%) Migration
2 23 (10.04%) Change Management
3 19 (8.30%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (8.30%) Project Delivery
4 16 (6.99%) ITIL
4 16 (6.99%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (6.99%) Project Management
4 16 (6.99%) Service Delivery
5 14 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (4.80%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (4.80%) Incident Management
8 9 (3.93%) Network Management
8 9 (3.93%) PRINCE2
9 8 (3.49%) Communications Security
9 8 (3.49%) Presales
9 8 (3.49%) Server Virtualisation
9 8 (3.49%) SOA
10 6 (2.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 6 (2.62%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.11%) PowerShell
2 8 (3.49%) Python
3 6 (2.62%) Java
3 6 (2.62%) JavaScript
3 6 (2.62%) SQL
4 4 (1.75%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.31%) C
6 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (21.83%) Security Cleared
2 36 (15.72%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (11.35%) CCNP
4 23 (10.04%) SC Cleared
5 22 (9.61%) CCNA
6 17 (7.42%) DV Cleared
7 15 (6.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (3.93%) CCIE
8 9 (3.93%) Degree
9 8 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (3.06%) CCIP
11 6 (2.62%) BC Cleared
12 5 (2.18%) CCDP
13 4 (1.75%) APMP
13 4 (1.75%) CCDA
14 3 (1.31%) CCA
14 3 (1.31%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (1.31%) VCAP
14 3 (1.31%) VCP4
14 3 (1.31%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.99%) QA
2 7 (3.06%) SLA
3 3 (1.31%) PMO
4 2 (0.87%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (9.61%) Active Directory
2 21 (9.17%) Hyper-V
2 21 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.62%) vSphere
4 5 (2.18%) XenApp
5 3 (1.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 3 (1.31%) vCloud
5 3 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.87%) Firmware
6 2 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.44%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 19 (8.30%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (3.49%) FortiGate
2 8 (3.49%) SCCM
3 6 (2.62%) Cisco UCCE
4 5 (2.18%) AirWatch
4 5 (2.18%) Cisco UCCX
4 5 (2.18%) vCenter Server
5 4 (1.75%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.31%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.87%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.44%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.44%) Nessus
8 1 (0.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 90 (39.30%) Cisco
2 88 (38.43%) Microsoft
3 22 (9.61%) VMware
4 15 (6.55%) Avaya
4 15 (6.55%) Juniper
5 14 (6.11%) Oracle
6 13 (5.68%) Dell
6 13 (5.68%) Palo Alto
6 13 (5.68%) Sonus
7 9 (3.93%) Citrix
8 8 (3.49%) Mitel
9 7 (3.06%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.62%) Polycom
11 5 (2.18%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 5 (2.18%) Arista
11 5 (2.18%) Genesys
11 5 (2.18%) Meraki
11 5 (2.18%) Riverbed
11 5 (2.18%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.75%) ShoreTel