Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 17 January 2018 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 63 100
Rank change year-on-year -14 +37 -1
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 9 34 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.71% 2.40% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.70% 9.12% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 4
Reading median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £430 £283 £301
90th Percentile £565 £500 £430
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £385
% change year-on-year -5.88% +10.39% +1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Reading with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 243 373 449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.29% 26.30% 23.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 156 231
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.36% +3.20%
10th Percentile £255 £213 £226
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 29
Reading median hourly rate £25.33 £41.25 £28.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.60% +45.37% +62.14%
10th Percentile £15.28 £13.13 £12.18
90th Percentile £46.98 £55.65 £78.90
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.81 £38.75
% change year-on-year -28.24% -51.45% +115.28%

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Unified Communications as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Unified Communications in Reading

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unified Communications in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Reading region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 7 (77.78%) VoIP
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (66.67%) IP Telephony
3 4 (44.44%) Project Management
4 3 (33.33%) WFM
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (22.22%) High Availability
5 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
5 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) IVR
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 2 (22.22%) WAN
5 2 (22.22%) LAN
6 1 (11.11%) PBX
6 1 (11.11%) PSTN
6 1 (11.11%) VPN
6 1 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
6 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (11.11%) Avaya
6 1 (11.11%) PMP
6 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
6 1 (11.11%) CTI
6 1 (11.11%) SCCP

Unified Communications
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (22.22%) Skype for Business
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) VoIP
2 6 (66.67%) IP Telephony
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) CTI
4 1 (11.11%) H.323
4 1 (11.11%) Intelligent Network
4 1 (11.11%) PBX
4 1 (11.11%) PSTN
4 1 (11.11%) QSIG
4 1 (11.11%) SCCP
4 1 (11.11%) Skype
4 1 (11.11%) VPN
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Project Manager
2 4 (44.44%) Unified Communications Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Delivery Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Design Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Product Delivery Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Design Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) IVR
2 1 (11.11%) RIA
2 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) WFM
3 2 (22.22%) High Availability
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
2 1 (11.11%) PMP
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Acme Packet
3 1 (11.11%) Avaya
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Sonus