The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 23 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 - 92
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 11 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.79% - 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.64% - 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Median daily rate £463 - £270
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 - £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 - £326
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £425
% change year-on-year +2.73% -14.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Manchester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 195 273 218
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.02% 15.01% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 145 113
Median daily rate £350 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 17
Median hourly rate £15.50 £45.00 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.55% +126.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unified Communications in Manchester

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unified Communications in Manchester over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unified Communications in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 9 (64.29%) Skype for Business
1 9 (64.29%) Skype
2 8 (57.14%) Proofpoint
3 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) Blackberry
3 7 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (42.86%) Symantec
4 6 (42.86%) Office 365
4 6 (42.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (35.71%) DevOps
6 4 (28.57%) VoIP
6 4 (28.57%) Internet
6 4 (28.57%) Change Management
7 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (21.43%) Cisco
7 3 (21.43%) Project Management
7 3 (21.43%) Migration
7 3 (21.43%) Law
7 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (14.29%) Verint
8 2 (14.29%) Validation
8 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (14.29%) Handset
8 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
8 2 (14.29%) Finance
8 2 (14.29%) IVR

Unified Communications
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 9 (64.29%) Skype for Business
2 7 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) Skype
2 4 (28.57%) Internet
2 4 (28.57%) VoIP
3 1 (7.14%) ISDN
3 1 (7.14%) Telepresence
General
1 3 (21.43%) Law
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Messaging Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Unified Communications Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Site Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) VoIP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (14.29%) Handset
3 2 (14.29%) IVR
4 1 (7.14%) Clustering
4 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) DevOps
2 4 (28.57%) Change Management
3 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) Validation
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 1 (7.14%) ERP
5 1 (7.14%) High Availability
5 1 (7.14%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) People Management
5 1 (7.14%) PLM
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) SDLC
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) CCNP
1 1 (7.14%) CCNP Voice
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
1 1 (7.14%) PMP
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Proofpoint
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) Symantec
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco
5 2 (14.29%) Verint
6 1 (7.14%) Red Box
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