Period
to 25 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 160 194
Rank change year-on-year -17 +34 -1
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 22 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.41% 0.026% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.59% 0.23% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 3
Scotland median daily rate £413 - £400
10th Percentile £280 - £325
90th Percentile £488 - £425
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £37.00

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 613 440 919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.52% 11.29% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 237 470
Scotland median daily rate £325 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.68% +5.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £200 £156 £213
90th Percentile £510 £475 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 40 48
Scotland median hourly rate £15.50 £31.93 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.45% -20.19% +18.87%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.93 £14.21
90th Percentile £31.20 £50.00 £44.95
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £19.90 £26.00
% change year-on-year -2.09% -23.46% +20.93%

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 June 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 June 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 -8 15 £450 - 3
Renfrewshire - 5 £245 - 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 £390 -
Glasgow - 1 £363 -
Unified Communications
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 (54.55%) MS Exchange
1 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
1 12 (54.55%) Skype for Business
1 12 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
1 12 (54.55%) Office 365
2 11 (50.00%) DHCP
3 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 10 (45.45%) Skype
4 9 (40.91%) PowerShell
4 9 (40.91%) Windows
5 8 (36.36%) ITIL
6 7 (31.82%) Migration
7 6 (27.27%) Clustering
7 6 (27.27%) Asset Management
7 6 (27.27%) Windows Server
8 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (22.73%) Incident Management
8 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
8 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
8 5 (22.73%) Office Communications Server
8 5 (22.73%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (22.73%) DNS
9 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (18.18%) Finance
9 4 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V

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 12 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
1 12 (54.55%) MS Exchange
1 12 (54.55%) Skype for Business
2 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (22.73%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 12 (54.55%) Office 365
2 3 (13.64%) Mimecast
3 1 (4.55%) IaaS
3 1 (4.55%) PaaS
3 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) DHCP
2 10 (45.45%) Skype
3 5 (22.73%) DNS
4 2 (9.09%) Firewall
4 2 (9.09%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (4.55%) IP Telephony
5 1 (4.55%) LAN
5 1 (4.55%) MPLS
5 1 (4.55%) Network Security
5 1 (4.55%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (4.55%) Telepresence
5 1 (4.55%) WAN
5 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 4 (18.18%) Banking
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Project Manager
1 6 (27.27%) Telephony Manager
2 5 (22.73%) Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Telephony Project Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Lync Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Programme Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) IT Manager
6 1 (4.55%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Support
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Clustering
2 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
2 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.09%) Smartphone
3 2 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.55%) Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) ITIL
2 7 (31.82%) Migration
3 6 (27.27%) Asset Management
4 5 (22.73%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (22.73%) Incident Management
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (18.18%) Visualisation
6 3 (13.64%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) Project Management
6 3 (13.64%) Wealth Management
7 2 (9.09%) Change Management
7 2 (9.09%) Coaching
7 2 (9.09%) Expense Management
7 2 (9.09%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.09%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (9.09%) Supplier Management
7 2 (9.09%) Validation
8 1 (4.55%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) MCSE
3 3 (13.64%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (13.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (13.64%) Degree
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (4.55%) CCDP
5 1 (4.55%) CCNP
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.55%) CISSP
5 1 (4.55%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (18.18%) XenApp
2 4 (18.18%) XenDesktop
3 2 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Ansible
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Clustering
1 4 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (18.18%) Puppet
2 3 (13.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (4.55%) SCCM
3 1 (4.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Symantec
3 3 (13.64%) Citrix
3 3 (13.64%) Mitel
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco
4 2 (9.09%) VMware
5 1 (4.55%) CA
5 1 (4.55%) Charles River
5 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.55%) CyberArk
5 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.55%) Splunk
5 1 (4.55%) Varonis