The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 28 June 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.

Unified Communications
South East / Hampshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 110 114
Rank change year-on-year +6 +4  
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 4 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.22% 0.20% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.99% 0.89% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 7
Median daily rate £325 £388 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.12% +13.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £358 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £418 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £425
% change year-on-year +2.73% -14.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.90 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +67.72%  

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 Hampshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 404 449 386
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 22.42% 22.56% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 280 233
Median daily rate £404 £375 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.60% -5.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 49 37
Median hourly rate £23.75 £47.83 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.34% +101.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £25.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 Hampshire

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unified Communications in Hampshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unified Communications in Hampshire

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Havant - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £310 - 2
Unified Communications
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 8 (66.67%) Skype for Business
2 6 (50.00%) Skype
2 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
4 4 (33.33%) Office 365
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (33.33%) PSTN
4 4 (33.33%) VoIP
4 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (33.33%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) Replication
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco
5 3 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (25.00%) High Availability
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (16.67%) Verint
6 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) Polycom
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) Advertising
7 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
7 1 (8.33%) Wealth Management
7 1 (8.33%) CCNP
7 1 (8.33%) Ethernet

Unified Communications
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 8 (66.67%) Skype for Business
2 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Skype
2 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) PSTN
2 4 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (8.33%) xDSL
General
1 2 (16.67%) Advertising
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Voice Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Messaging Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Data Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Development Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Product Development Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Product Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) High Availability
1 3 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) B2B
3 1 (8.33%) Product Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) Wealth Management
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Polycom
3 2 (16.67%) Verint
4 1 (8.33%) Sophos