Period
to 24 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Unified Communications Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 (UC) Engineer
England > North West
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 217 205 241
Rank change year-on-year -12 +36 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Unified Communications Engineer 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.052% 0.037% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.039% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
North West median daily rate £425 £475 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +38.69% -
10th Percentile £363 £463 £321
90th Percentile £490 £488 £364
England median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,549 5,157 7,325
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.33% 94.76% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,451 3,148 4,384
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -2.21% +5.67%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £233
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 301 275 323
North West median hourly rate £18.04 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.80% -4.76% +18.31%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.92
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.50 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.61% -2.54% +11.40%

Unified Communications Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Unified Communications Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Unified Communications Engineer in the North West

Unified Communications Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unified Communications Engineer in the North West

Unified Communications Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications Engineer within the North West region over the 6 months to 24 May 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
Manchester -22 2 £450 -5.26%
Merseyside - 1 £425 -
Unified Communications Engineer
England

Unified Communications Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, Unified Communications Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region featuring Unified Communications Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Skype
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Skype for Business
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Security Management
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) WLAN
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus

Unified Communications Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (66.67%) Skype for Business
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) IaaS
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) Skype
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) WLAN
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) High Availability
1 1 (33.33%) Network Management
1 1 (33.33%) Patch Management
1 1 (33.33%) Proactive Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Security Management
1 1 (33.33%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 1 (33.33%) Polycom