Period
to 14 July 2020

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 6 months to 14 July 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 85 141 155
Rank change year-on-year +56 +14 -27
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 3 4 8
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 0.26% 0.14% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.95% 1.20% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Median daily rate £383 £313 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.40% -32.43% +2.78%
10th Percentile £356 £281 £365
90th Percentile £415 £344 £573
North West median daily rate £415 £325 £525
% change year-on-year +27.69% -38.10% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 Manchester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 154 332 414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.36% 11.83% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 195 256
Median daily rate £370 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.94% +8.90% -2.38%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £178
90th Percentile £533 £588 £563
North West median daily rate £363 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -12.12% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 49
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.75 £18.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.45% -10.04% +20.13%
10th Percentile £11.45 £12.55 £12.71
90th Percentile £20.45 £30.34 £43.70
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.10 £17.00
% change year-on-year +19.87% +0.60% +9.68%

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Unified Communications as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Unified Communications in Manchester

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Unified Communications in Manchester.

Daily rate trend for Unified Communications in Manchester

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (33.33%) Skype
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Firepower
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) PBX
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP

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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Firepower
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco ISE
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) PBX
1 1 (33.33%) Skype
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Implementation Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Project Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft