Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 199 200 236
Rank change year-on-year +1 +36 -46
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 7 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% 0.26% 0.094%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.91% 1.75% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 6
North West median daily rate £450 £310 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.16% -37.37% +16.47%
10th Percentile £268 £253 £359
90th Percentile £484 £425 £568
England median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £15.69 - -
England median hourly rate £22.85 £16.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year +38.45% -53.52% -

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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 769 1030 1096
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.47% 15.02% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 602 630
North West median daily rate £386 £409 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.50% +9.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £206
90th Percentile £543 £575 £538
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 56 106
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -5.44% -10.95%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.54 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.36 £40.00 £41.80
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.59 £20.55
% change year-on-year -20.73% +14.79% +2.75%

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Unified Communications as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +8 6 £450 +45.16% 5
Cheshire +8 1 - -
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
1 4 (57.14%) Skype for Business
2 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (42.86%) Proofpoint
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Skype
2 3 (42.86%) Office 365
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (28.57%) ERP
3 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) VoIP
3 2 (28.57%) Internet
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Email Filtering
4 1 (14.29%) Web Filtering
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 1 (14.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (14.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (14.29%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter

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 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
1 4 (57.14%) Skype for Business
2 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Skype
2 2 (28.57%) Internet
2 2 (28.57%) VoIP
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) NAS
3 1 (14.29%) PBX
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Automotive
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Architect
1 1 (14.29%) Chief Architect
1 1 (14.29%) Coordinator
1 1 (14.29%) Database Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) DBA
1 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Project Coordinator
1 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications Manager
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) BYOD
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (28.57%) ERP
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (14.29%) Data Loss Prevention
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) Email Filtering
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (14.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (14.29%) PLM
2 1 (14.29%) SDLC
2 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
2 1 (14.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 1 (14.29%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) MCITP
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
1 1 (14.29%) PMP
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Proofpoint
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec