Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 20 January 2019 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 166 170 163
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7 +30
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 18 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.39% 0.44% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.76% 3.90% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 8
Scotland median daily rate £388 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £325 £204 £212
90th Percentile £469 £399 £429
UK median daily rate £428 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.88% - -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.85 £16.50
% change year-on-year -12.45% +38.45% -61.63%

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 479 538 672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.30% 11.37% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 308 399
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% -2.86%
10th Percentile £138 £150 £200
90th Percentile £538 £550 £454
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 37
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.26% -7.14% +23.53%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.74 £11.54
90th Percentile £36.23 £33.38 £54.30
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.27% -16.89% +2.27%

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Unified Communications in Scotland

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unified Communications in Scotland

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unified Communications in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unified Communications in Scotland

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. 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
Edinburgh +11 15 £400 - 3
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Glasgow -21 1 £375 +11.11%
Unified Communications
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) VoIP
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (27.78%) Cisco
3 5 (27.78%) Change Management
3 5 (27.78%) Firewall
3 5 (27.78%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) Mitel
4 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
4 4 (22.22%) MPLS
4 4 (22.22%) ITIL
5 3 (16.67%) LAN
5 3 (16.67%) WAN
5 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 3 (16.67%) Citrix
5 3 (16.67%) Finance
5 3 (16.67%) Banking
5 3 (16.67%) XenApp
5 3 (16.67%) Office 365
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
6 2 (11.11%) Public Cloud
6 2 (11.11%) Skype
6 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
6 2 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (11.11%) Expense Management
6 2 (11.11%) Decision-Making
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012

Unified Communications
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (11.11%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
2 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) VoIP
2 5 (27.78%) Firewall
2 5 (27.78%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (22.22%) MPLS
4 3 (16.67%) LAN
4 3 (16.67%) WAN
5 2 (11.11%) H.323
5 2 (11.11%) PBX
5 2 (11.11%) Skype
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (5.56%) VPN
General
1 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Analyst
1 3 (16.67%) Architect
1 3 (16.67%) Network Specialist
1 3 (16.67%) Telephony Manager
1 3 (16.67%) VoIP Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Active Directory Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Specialist
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Specialist
2 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Programme Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Senior Operations Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Telephony Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Public Cloud
1 2 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (27.78%) Change Management
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.11%) Decision-Making
3 2 (11.11%) DevOps
3 2 (11.11%) Expense Management
3 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) Scrum
3 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) Coaching
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.56%) Network Design
4 1 (5.56%) Network Management
4 1 (5.56%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) MCSA
1 2 (11.11%) MCSE
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) CCNA
2 1 (5.56%) CCNP
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 3 (16.67%) XenApp
2 2 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco
2 4 (22.22%) Mitel
3 3 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (11.11%) Lotus
5 1 (5.56%) Splunk