Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 596 579 558
Rank change year-on-year -17 -21 -42
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 252 254 336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.29% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.00% 2.10% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 159 225
England median daily rate £500 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.46% +1.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £213 £275
90th Percentile £650 £578 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +18.75% - -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
England median hourly rate £30.00 - £36.90
10th Percentile £14.58 - £23.18
90th Percentile £42.50 - £36.98
UK median hourly rate £30.00 - £36.90

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 12,579 12,112 15,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.48% 13.73% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,724 7,301 9,506
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £208 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 697 671 695
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.39 £11.00 £11.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +52 149 £500 +5.26% 31
South East -8 47 £425 +6.25% 12
North of England -22 28 £513 +13.89% 22
North West -3 24 £500 +11.11% 13
Midlands -50 13 £425 +41.67% 12
West Midlands -28 10 £495 +23.75% 8
South West -49 8 £494 +31.67% 6
North East +1 7 £625 - 4
East of England -27 6 £494 +27.42% 9
East Midlands -25 3 £238 +18.75% 4
Unified Communications
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 108 (42.86%) Cisco
2 73 (28.97%) Finance
3 63 (25.00%) ITIL
4 62 (24.60%) Skype for Business
5 61 (24.21%) Microsoft
6 59 (23.41%) WAN
7 55 (21.83%) Skype
8 50 (19.84%) LAN
9 48 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
10 47 (18.65%) Windows
11 45 (17.86%) Office 365
11 45 (17.86%) Security Cleared
12 43 (17.06%) Firewall
12 43 (17.06%) VMware
13 41 (16.27%) Migration
14 39 (15.48%) VoIP
14 39 (15.48%) Project Management
15 38 (15.08%) Active Directory
16 37 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
16 37 (14.68%) VMware Infrastructure
17 35 (13.89%) Cisco CUCM
18 34 (13.49%) Data Centre
19 33 (13.10%) CCNP
20 29 (11.51%) Wireless
21 28 (11.11%) DNS
22 27 (10.71%) SC Cleared
23 26 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
24 25 (9.92%) VPN
24 25 (9.92%) Avaya
25 24 (9.52%) PRINCE2

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 62 (24.60%) Skype for Business
2 19 (7.54%) MS Exchange
3 13 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (3.57%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.98%) Documentum
5 5 (1.98%) Liferay
5 5 (1.98%) NetWeaver
5 5 (1.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (1.98%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.98%) WebLogic Portal
6 4 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.19%) CMS
8 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 45 (17.86%) Office 365
2 24 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (6.75%) SaaS
4 14 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (3.97%) Mimecast
6 7 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (2.78%) PaaS
6 7 (2.78%) Serverless
7 6 (2.38%) IaaS
7 6 (2.38%) Yammer
8 2 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.79%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.40%) G Suite
9 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 59 (23.41%) WAN
2 55 (21.83%) Skype
3 50 (19.84%) LAN
4 43 (17.06%) Firewall
5 39 (15.48%) VoIP
6 29 (11.51%) Wireless
7 28 (11.11%) DNS
8 25 (9.92%) VPN
9 23 (9.13%) DHCP
10 22 (8.73%) IP Telephony
11 20 (7.94%) BGP
11 20 (7.94%) MPLS
12 18 (7.14%) Network Security
13 17 (6.75%) OSPF
14 15 (5.95%) Wi-Fi
14 15 (5.95%) WLAN
15 14 (5.56%) Ethernet
16 13 (5.16%) Internet
16 13 (5.16%) SAN
17 12 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.59%) Big Data
3 3 (1.19%) MySQL
3 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.79%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Jenkins
1 5 (1.98%) SonarQube
2 3 (1.19%) Rational Rose
General
1 73 (28.97%) Finance
2 24 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.16%) Retail
4 9 (3.57%) Back Office
4 9 (3.57%) Banking
5 7 (2.78%) Legal
6 6 (2.38%) Law
7 4 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.19%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.79%) Billing
9 2 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.40%) Games
10 1 (0.40%) German Language
10 1 (0.40%) Military
10 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.40%) Publishing
10 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (19.05%) Architect
2 47 (18.65%) Project Manager
3 39 (15.48%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 23 (9.13%) Analyst
4 23 (9.13%) Consultant
5 16 (6.35%) Unified Communications Manager
6 15 (5.95%) Unified Communications Consultant
7 14 (5.56%) Technical Architect
8 13 (5.16%) Cisco Engineer
9 11 (4.37%) Network Engineer
9 11 (4.37%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (3.97%) Infrastructure Manager
11 9 (3.57%) Technical Manager
12 8 (3.17%) Business Analyst
12 8 (3.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 8 (3.17%) Technical Consultant
13 7 (2.78%) Enterprise Architect
13 7 (2.78%) Infrastructure Architect
13 7 (2.78%) Support Engineer
13 7 (2.78%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.57%) XMPP
2 6 (2.38%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.98%) .NET
3 5 (1.98%) Java EE
3 5 (1.98%) JAX-RS
3 5 (1.98%) JMS
3 5 (1.98%) JTA
3 5 (1.98%) LDAP
4 3 (1.19%) Middleware
4 3 (1.19%) Web Services
5 2 (0.79%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.79%) Adobe AIR
5 2 (0.79%) VXML
6 1 (0.40%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.40%) COM
6 1 (0.40%) REST
6 1 (0.40%) SOAP
6 1 (0.40%) Velocity
6 1 (0.40%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.49%) Data Centre
2 26 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.35%) Management Information System
3 16 (6.35%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (3.97%) Handset
5 9 (3.57%) Private Cloud
6 8 (3.17%) Clustering
6 8 (3.17%) Replication
6 8 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.78%) Fat Client
7 7 (2.78%) IVR
7 7 (2.78%) Thin Client
7 7 (2.78%) Virtual Team
8 6 (2.38%) User Experience
9 4 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.59%) PMI
10 3 (1.19%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.79%) BYOD
11 2 (0.79%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 47 (18.65%) Windows
2 21 (8.33%) Linux
3 18 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 17 (6.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (4.37%) Windows 10
7 9 (3.57%) Unix
8 7 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.79%) AIX
9 2 (0.79%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (25.00%) ITIL
2 41 (16.27%) Migration
3 39 (15.48%) Project Management
4 37 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 24 (9.52%) Service Management
5 24 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (7.54%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
7 18 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (6.35%) Service Design
9 15 (5.95%) Change Management
9 15 (5.95%) Decision-Making
9 15 (5.95%) Identity Access Management
10 14 (5.56%) ERP
10 14 (5.56%) Mentoring
10 14 (5.56%) Service Delivery
10 14 (5.56%) TOGAF
11 13 (5.16%) Network Design
11 13 (5.16%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.97%) SQL
2 9 (3.57%) C
3 6 (2.38%) Java
4 5 (1.98%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.59%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.19%) Perl
7 1 (0.40%) Lingo
7 1 (0.40%) Python
7 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (17.86%) Security Cleared
3 33 (13.10%) CCNP
4 27 (10.71%) SC Cleared
5 24 (9.52%) Degree
6 22 (8.73%) CCNA
7 18 (7.14%) CCIE
8 10 (3.97%) CCDP
9 8 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (2.78%) DV Cleared
10 7 (2.78%) PMI Certification
11 6 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (1.98%) CCDA
12 5 (1.98%) CCSE
12 5 (1.98%) Chartered Engineer
12 5 (1.98%) CISM
12 5 (1.98%) CISSP
12 5 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (1.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.76%) SLA
2 8 (3.17%) GDPR
3 2 (0.79%) QA
4 1 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) PMO
4 1 (0.40%) Solvency II
System Software
1 38 (15.08%) Active Directory
2 37 (14.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.17%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.59%) XenApp
5 3 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.19%) vSphere
6 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 35 (13.89%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (4.76%) SCCM
3 9 (3.57%) Cisco UCCE
4 7 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.78%) PingFederate
4 7 (2.78%) Puppet
5 6 (2.38%) Ansible
5 6 (2.38%) Cisco UCCX
6 5 (1.98%) SCOM
7 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.79%) Cisco CME
8 2 (0.79%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.79%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.40%) CASB
9 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.40%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.40%) SCSM
9 1 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 108 (42.86%) Cisco
2 61 (24.21%) Microsoft
3 43 (17.06%) VMware
4 25 (9.92%) Avaya
5 16 (6.35%) Citrix
6 15 (5.95%) SolarWinds
6 15 (5.95%) Symantec
7 13 (5.16%) F5
7 13 (5.16%) Sonus
8 12 (4.76%) CheckPoint
8 12 (4.76%) HP
8 12 (4.76%) Oracle
9 11 (4.37%) Polycom
10 8 (3.17%) Blue Coat
11 7 (2.78%) EMC
11 7 (2.78%) ForgeRock
11 7 (2.78%) Juniper
11 7 (2.78%) Red Hat
11 7 (2.78%) Remedy
11 7 (2.78%) SAP