Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 178 199
Rank change year-on-year +9 +21 -7
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 32 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.59% 0.13% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.56% 1.09% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 9
Scotland median daily rate £413 £320 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.91% -20.00% +5.96%
10th Percentile £280 £201 £363
90th Percentile £486 £375 £428
UK median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +18.75% - -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £15.69 £29.20
% change year-on-year +91.20% -46.27% -17.75%

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 576 549 904
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.61% 11.50% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 278 494
Scotland median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £188 £140 £213
90th Percentile £519 £521 £449
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 43 51
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £31.85 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.55% -15.07% +130.77%
10th Percentile £10.75 £18.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £33.75 £46.50 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +23.85%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +11 24 £425 +21.43% 1
Renfrewshire - 6 £245 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £375 -
Unified Communications
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 14 (43.75%) Skype for Business
1 14 (43.75%) Skype
2 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (37.50%) Windows
3 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 12 (37.50%) Office 365
4 11 (34.38%) DHCP
5 10 (31.25%) MS Exchange
5 10 (31.25%) ITIL
5 10 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
6 9 (28.13%) Windows Server
7 8 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 8 (25.00%) Incident Management
8 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (21.88%) DNS
8 7 (21.88%) Banking
8 7 (21.88%) Migration
9 6 (18.75%) Mitel
9 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (18.75%) MCSE
9 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
9 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
9 6 (18.75%) Office Communications Server
9 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (18.75%) Trend Analysis

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 14 (43.75%) Skype for Business
2 10 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (31.25%) MS Exchange
3 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (18.75%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (6.25%) Confluence
5 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.13%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 12 (37.50%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) Skype
2 11 (34.38%) DHCP
3 7 (21.88%) DNS
4 4 (12.50%) LAN
5 3 (9.38%) WAN
6 2 (6.25%) Firewall
6 2 (6.25%) NetScaler
6 2 (6.25%) VoIP
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (3.13%) H.323
7 1 (3.13%) IP Telephony
7 1 (3.13%) MPLS
7 1 (3.13%) PBX
7 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 7 (21.88%) Banking
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Telephony Manager
2 7 (21.88%) Project Manager
2 7 (21.88%) Telephony Project Manager
3 5 (15.63%) Architect
4 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (12.50%) Lync Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Programme Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) VoIP Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.13%) Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) Clustering
2 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) Windows
2 9 (28.13%) Windows Server
3 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.38%) Linux
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (31.25%) ITIL
3 8 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 7 (21.88%) Migration
5 6 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (18.75%) Trend Analysis
5 6 (18.75%) Visualisation
6 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (9.38%) Asset Management
7 3 (9.38%) Business Continuity
7 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (6.25%) Change Management
8 2 (6.25%) Coaching
8 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
8 2 (6.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 2 (6.25%) Expense Management
8 2 (6.25%) Kanban
8 2 (6.25%) Project Management
8 2 (6.25%) TOGAF
8 2 (6.25%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) C
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (18.75%) MCSE
2 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
2 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (12.50%) Degree
4 3 (9.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (6.25%) CISSP
6 1 (3.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
2 5 (15.63%) XenApp
3 4 (12.50%) XenDesktop
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Ansible
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (9.38%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (9.38%) Puppet
2 2 (6.25%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (3.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) Mitel
3 5 (15.63%) Citrix
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco
4 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.25%) Splunk
4 2 (6.25%) Symantec
5 1 (3.13%) CA
5 1 (3.13%) Charles River
5 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.13%) CyberArk
5 1 (3.13%) Lotus
5 1 (3.13%) Pega
5 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.13%) Varonis
5 1 (3.13%) VMware