The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 30 March 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 69 68
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1  
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.80% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.68% 1.42% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £354 £410 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.71% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £370 £378
% change year-on-year +5.40% -1.98%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 -

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 163 141 159
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 21.70% 18.41% 18.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 63 60
Median daily rate £431 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.47% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £14.20 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -64.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unified Communications in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 13 (86.67%) SC Cleared
1 13 (86.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (80.00%) Hyper-V
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (40.00%) Replication
3 6 (40.00%) Virtual Environments
3 6 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (40.00%) SCCM
3 6 (40.00%) Server Building
4 5 (33.33%) Windows 10
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (20.00%) LAN
6 2 (13.33%) VoIP
6 2 (13.33%) WAN
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 2 (13.33%) VLAN
6 2 (13.33%) Degree
6 2 (13.33%) Service Management
6 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
7 1 (6.67%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (6.67%) BYOD
7 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus

Unified Communications
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) VLAN
2 2 (13.33%) VoIP
2 2 (13.33%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless
General
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Wintel Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Communications Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) VoIP Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Replication
2 1 (6.67%) BYOD
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
1 12 (80.00%) Windows Server
1 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Server Building
1 6 (40.00%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Project Management
2 2 (13.33%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) SC Cleared
1 13 (86.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) CCIE
4 1 (6.67%) CCNP
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 12 (80.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) Aerohive Networks
2 1 (6.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 1 (6.67%) Brocade
2 1 (6.67%) Juniper