Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 162 186
Rank change year-on-year +9 +24 +1
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 26 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.54% 0.27% 0.091%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.73% 1.56% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 3
Scotland median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -28.57%
10th Percentile £243 £208 £240
90th Percentile £450 £430 £485
UK median daily rate £418 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +4.38% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £22.85 £16.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +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 550 640 742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.51% 17.20% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 374 354
Scotland median daily rate £368 £340 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.09% -6.21% +7.41%
10th Percentile £151 £198 £189
90th Percentile £534 £450 £450
UK median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 30 23
Scotland median hourly rate £17.18 £22.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.91% -41.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.96 £11.32 £12.35
90th Percentile £35.94 £57.50 £45.70
UK median hourly rate £19.58 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.93% -4.44% +12.50%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -21 14 £400 - 1
South Lanarkshire - 9 £375 -
Glasgow -9 3 £350 +89.19%
Unified Communications
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
2 15 (57.69%) ITIL
2 15 (57.69%) PowerShell
3 13 (50.00%) VMware
4 11 (42.31%) MS Exchange
4 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
4 11 (42.31%) ITIL V3
5 10 (38.46%) Office 365
6 9 (34.62%) Windows
7 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (30.77%) Skype for Business
8 7 (26.92%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (26.92%) Skype
8 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
8 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (26.92%) SCOM
9 6 (23.08%) Performance Testing
9 6 (23.08%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
9 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
9 6 (23.08%) Information Management
9 6 (23.08%) PKI
9 6 (23.08%) EMC VNX
9 6 (23.08%) Open Source
9 6 (23.08%) Finance
9 6 (23.08%) Service Delivery
9 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
9 6 (23.08%) S/MIME
9 6 (23.08%) Server Virtualisation

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 11 (42.31%) MS Exchange
2 8 (30.77%) Skype for Business
3 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
4 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (11.54%) IBM Domino
Cloud Services
1 10 (38.46%) Office 365
2 5 (19.23%) Mimecast
3 1 (3.85%) IaaS
3 1 (3.85%) PaaS
3 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) Skype
2 6 (23.08%) S/MIME
3 5 (19.23%) SAN
4 4 (15.38%) WAN
5 3 (11.54%) DHCP
5 3 (11.54%) Internet
5 3 (11.54%) LAN
6 2 (7.69%) DNS
6 2 (7.69%) SDH
6 2 (7.69%) Telepresence
7 1 (3.85%) BGP
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (3.85%) Converged Networks
7 1 (3.85%) DSL
7 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
7 1 (3.85%) Firewall
7 1 (3.85%) MPLS
7 1 (3.85%) OSPF
7 1 (3.85%) VoIP
7 1 (3.85%) VPN
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Administrator
1 6 (23.08%) Exchange Administrator
1 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) IT Manager
4 3 (11.54%) IT Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Active Directory Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.69%) IT Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) IT Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Operations Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) EMC VNX
1 6 (23.08%) PKI
1 6 (23.08%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 4 (15.38%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.85%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
4 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) ITIL
2 11 (42.31%) ITIL V3
3 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (23.08%) Information Management
4 6 (23.08%) Open Source
4 6 (23.08%) Performance Testing
4 6 (23.08%) Server Virtualisation
4 6 (23.08%) Service Delivery
5 5 (19.23%) Migration
5 5 (19.23%) Project Management
6 4 (15.38%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
6 4 (15.38%) Supplier Management
7 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
7 3 (11.54%) TOGAF
8 2 (7.69%) Presales
8 2 (7.69%) Scrum
8 2 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
9 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
9 1 (3.85%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 5 (19.23%) MCSA
3 5 (19.23%) MCSE
3 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (11.54%) HNC
6 2 (7.69%) CCDP
6 2 (7.69%) CCNP
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (7.69%) CISSP
7 1 (3.85%) CCIE
7 1 (3.85%) CCIP
7 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.85%) DFS Replication
5 1 (3.85%) XenApp
5 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) SCOM
2 4 (15.38%) SCCM
2 4 (15.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.85%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) VMware
2 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 5 (19.23%) Citrix
3 5 (19.23%) EMC
3 5 (19.23%) Symantec
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco
5 3 (11.54%) Lotus
5 3 (11.54%) ServiceNow
6 2 (7.69%) Google
6 2 (7.69%) Riverbed
6 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.85%) Nokia
7 1 (3.85%) Tandberg