The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 152 142
Rank change year-on-year +28 -10  
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 12 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.41% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.59% 1.21% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 9
Median daily rate £450 £435 £555
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -21.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £341 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £444 £820
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 the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 464 577 470
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.71% 15.31% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 325 237
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 26 43
Median hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £45.00 £40.00
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Unified Communications
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 in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unified Communications in the North West

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unified Communications in the North West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unified Communications in the North West

Unified Communications
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unified Communications in the North West

Unified Communications
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 within the North West 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
Manchester +23 11 £463 - 5
Cheshire +9 1 £365 -16.09% 1
Unified Communications
England

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 North West region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 9 (60.00%) Skype for Business
1 9 (60.00%) Skype
2 8 (53.33%) Proofpoint
3 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
3 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (46.67%) Blackberry
3 7 (46.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (40.00%) Symantec
4 6 (40.00%) Office 365
4 6 (40.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (33.33%) DevOps
6 4 (26.67%) Internet
6 4 (26.67%) VoIP
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco
6 4 (26.67%) Change Management
6 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (20.00%) Migration
7 3 (20.00%) Project Management
7 3 (20.00%) Law
7 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (13.33%) Verint
8 2 (13.33%) Validation
8 2 (13.33%) IVR
8 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (13.33%) Handset
8 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
8 2 (13.33%) Finance
8 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel

Unified Communications
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 9 (60.00%) Skype for Business
2 7 (46.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) Skype
2 4 (26.67%) Internet
2 4 (26.67%) VoIP
3 1 (6.67%) BGP
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
3 1 (6.67%) H.323
3 1 (6.67%) ISDN
3 1 (6.67%) Network Security
3 1 (6.67%) OSPF
3 1 (6.67%) Telepresence
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless
General
1 3 (20.00%) Law
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Messaging Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Unified Communications Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Site Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Coordinator
4 1 (6.67%) Field Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) VoIP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Blackberry
2 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (13.33%) Handset
3 2 (13.33%) IVR
4 1 (6.67%) Clustering
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) DevOps
2 4 (26.67%) Change Management
2 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (13.33%) Validation
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) ERP
5 1 (6.67%) High Availability
5 1 (6.67%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) People Management
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.67%) PLM
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) SDLC
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) CCNP
2 1 (6.67%) CCNP Voice
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.67%) PMP
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Proofpoint
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) Symantec
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco
5 2 (13.33%) Verint
6 1 (6.67%) Red Box
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