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 3 months to 29 March 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 131 -
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - 0.12% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £410 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +5.47% -2.66%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 202 378 348
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.48% 14.58% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 200 166
Median daily rate £360 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 12
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £16.00 £29.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 3 (75.00%) WAN
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) WSUS
2 2 (50.00%) WatchGuard
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Veeam
2 2 (50.00%) Riverbed
2 2 (50.00%) vSphere
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) SnapMirror
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 2 (50.00%) Palo Alto
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) MCSA
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Avaya
2 2 (50.00%) SAN

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 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) ADSL
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) ICMP
3 1 (25.00%) IPsec
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) OSPF
3 1 (25.00%) RIP
3 1 (25.00%) Skype
3 1 (25.00%) SNMP
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Support
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) CentOS
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 2 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCSA
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCENT
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SnapMirror
1 2 (50.00%) WSUS
2 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (25.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (25.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Avaya
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) NetApp
2 2 (50.00%) Palo Alto
2 2 (50.00%) Riverbed
2 2 (50.00%) Veeam
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) WatchGuard
3 1 (25.00%) BT
3 1 (25.00%) Openreach
3 1 (25.00%) Progress
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat