Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 November 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 178 173
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 +29
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 24 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.46% 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.42% 2.22% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 8
Scotland median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £334 £203 £356
90th Percentile £481 £388 £429
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £420
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £15.69 £18.25
% change year-on-year +113.51% -14.03% -48.59%

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 543 586 722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.34% 11.85% 16.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 313 434
Scotland median daily rate £375 £355 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +4.41% +3.03%
10th Percentile £155 £147 £210
90th Percentile £525 £538 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 24
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £28.13 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.78% -6.25% +76.47%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.53 £13.50
90th Percentile £34.50 £47.18 £47.90
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £22.92
% change year-on-year +2.63% -17.09% +11.79%

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 2018. 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 +4 18 £413 +17.86% 2
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Renfrewshire - 2 - -
Glasgow - 1 £375 -
Fife - 1 £375 -
Unified Communications
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Skype
3 7 (29.17%) Skype for Business
4 6 (25.00%) ITIL
4 6 (25.00%) Windows
4 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (20.83%) Mitel
5 5 (20.83%) Banking
5 5 (20.83%) Migration
5 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
6 4 (16.67%) Office 365
6 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
6 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
6 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (16.67%) MCSE
6 4 (16.67%) LAN
7 3 (12.50%) Citrix
7 3 (12.50%) WAN
7 3 (12.50%) DHCP
7 3 (12.50%) DNS
7 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
7 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity
7 3 (12.50%) Visualisation
8 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (8.33%) Trend Analysis
8 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3

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 7 (29.17%) Skype for Business
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (4.17%) CMS
3 1 (4.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) Skype
2 4 (16.67%) LAN
3 3 (12.50%) DHCP
3 3 (12.50%) DNS
3 3 (12.50%) WAN
4 2 (8.33%) H.323
4 2 (8.33%) PBX
4 2 (8.33%) VoIP
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.17%) Firewall
5 1 (4.17%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.17%) VPN
5 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 5 (20.83%) Banking
2 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Telephony Manager
2 5 (20.83%) Project Manager
2 5 (20.83%) Telephony Project Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Active Directory Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Lync Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Programme Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Operations Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Unified Communications Manager
4 2 (8.33%) VoIP Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Communications Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.33%) Linux
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) ITIL
3 5 (20.83%) Migration
4 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity
5 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (12.50%) Visualisation
6 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.33%) Decision-Making
6 2 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (8.33%) Expense Management
6 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
6 2 (8.33%) Kanban
6 2 (8.33%) Project Management
6 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.33%) Trend Analysis
7 1 (4.17%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 1 (4.17%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) C
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) MCSE
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) MCSA
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) CISSP
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.33%) XenApp
3 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Mitel
2 3 (12.50%) Citrix
3 2 (8.33%) Lotus
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) Pega
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.17%) Splunk