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 3 months to 22 April 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
22 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 80 69
Rank change year-on-year +37 -11  
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 17 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.51% 0.20% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.97% 0.68% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 2
Median daily rate £425 - £396
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 - £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 - £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.66% -3.22%  
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 Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 155 293 209
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 22.86% 28.73% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 158 78
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
Median hourly rate £52.50 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.90% +57.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 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

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unified Communications in Reading over the 3 months to 22 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unified Communications in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 Reading region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 37 (92.50%) Cisco
2 30 (75.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 27 (67.50%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (65.00%) VoIP
5 25 (62.50%) CCNP
5 25 (62.50%) Cisco UCCE
6 23 (57.50%) CCNA
7 22 (55.00%) Telecoms
7 22 (55.00%) Cisco UCCX
8 18 (45.00%) CCIE
9 14 (35.00%) Migration
10 8 (20.00%) Network Design
11 5 (12.50%) Performance Engineering
11 5 (12.50%) Mentoring
11 5 (12.50%) WFM
11 5 (12.50%) IP Telephony
11 5 (12.50%) Wireless
11 5 (12.50%) IVR
12 4 (10.00%) CCVP
12 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
12 4 (10.00%) Project Management
12 4 (10.00%) LAN
12 4 (10.00%) PBX
12 4 (10.00%) WAN
12 4 (10.00%) Virtual Team
13 3 (7.50%) Customer Requirements
13 3 (7.50%) CCNP Voice
13 3 (7.50%) Skype for Business
13 3 (7.50%) High Availability
13 3 (7.50%) PSTN

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 3 (7.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 26 (65.00%) VoIP
2 5 (12.50%) IP Telephony
2 5 (12.50%) Wireless
3 4 (10.00%) LAN
3 4 (10.00%) PBX
3 4 (10.00%) WAN
4 3 (7.50%) CTI
4 3 (7.50%) PSTN
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (5.00%) Firewall
5 2 (5.00%) WLAN
6 1 (2.50%) BGP
6 1 (2.50%) Internet
6 1 (2.50%) MPLS
6 1 (2.50%) NetScreen
6 1 (2.50%) Network Security
6 1 (2.50%) OSPF
6 1 (2.50%) SCCP
6 1 (2.50%) Skype
6 1 (2.50%) WAAS
General
1 22 (55.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Design Engineer
2 13 (32.50%) Network Engineer
3 12 (30.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 12 (30.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Network Design Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) VoIP Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Project Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Programme Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Cisco Project Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
9 1 (2.50%) Avaya Voice Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Collaboration Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Mitel Voice Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) IVR
2 4 (10.00%) Virtual Team
3 2 (5.00%) PMI
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Migration
2 8 (20.00%) Network Design
3 5 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 5 (12.50%) Performance Engineering
3 5 (12.50%) WFM
4 4 (10.00%) Project Management
5 3 (7.50%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (7.50%) High Availability
6 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.50%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 1 (2.50%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (2.50%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.50%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.50%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (67.50%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (62.50%) CCNP
3 23 (57.50%) CCNA
4 18 (45.00%) CCIE
5 4 (10.00%) CCVP
6 3 (7.50%) CCNP Voice
7 2 (5.00%) CCDA
7 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
7 2 (5.00%) PMI Certification
7 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.50%) PMP
Systems Management
1 30 (75.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 25 (62.50%) Cisco UCCE
3 22 (55.00%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (5.00%) Cisco CME
Vendors
1 37 (92.50%) Cisco
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.00%) Avaya
4 1 (2.50%) Blue Coat
4 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.50%) Genesys
4 1 (2.50%) Juniper
4 1 (2.50%) Lancope
4 1 (2.50%) Mitel
4 1 (2.50%) Nortel
4 1 (2.50%) Verint