Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 173 194
Rank change year-on-year +1 +21 -9
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 15 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.30% 0.30% 0.065%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.48% 1.80% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 3
Scotland median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -28.57%
10th Percentile £203 £287 £240
90th Percentile £388 £428 £485
UK median daily rate £400 £414 £425
% change year-on-year -3.32% -2.65% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £15.69 £16.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year -4.91% -53.52% -

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 605 721 698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.00% 16.64% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 433 306
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% +3.03% +1.54%
10th Percentile £150 £208 £167
90th Percentile £541 £450 £463
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 24 32
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +73.91% -42.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £13.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £47.40 £47.90 £40.23
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -12 9 £350 -12.50% 1
South Lanarkshire - 5 £375 -
Glasgow -10 1 - - 2
Unified Communications
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 13 (86.67%) Active Directory
2 12 (80.00%) ITIL
3 11 (73.33%) MS Exchange
4 10 (66.67%) VMware
4 10 (66.67%) PowerShell
4 10 (66.67%) ITIL V3
5 8 (53.33%) Skype
5 8 (53.33%) Skype for Business
6 7 (46.67%) Service Delivery
6 7 (46.67%) Windows
7 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (33.33%) Information Management
8 5 (33.33%) PKI
8 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
8 5 (33.33%) SCOM
8 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
8 5 (33.33%) Open Source
8 5 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (33.33%) Mimecast
8 5 (33.33%) EMC VNX
8 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 5 (33.33%) Office 365
8 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (33.33%) MCSE
8 5 (33.33%) MCSA

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 (73.33%) MS Exchange
2 8 (53.33%) Skype for Business
3 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (20.00%) IBM Domino
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Mimecast
1 5 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) Skype
2 5 (33.33%) S/MIME
2 5 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) SDH
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Administrator
2 5 (33.33%) Exchange Administrator
3 4 (26.67%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) IT Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Active Directory Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Operations Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Exchange Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) IT Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior IT Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) EMC VNX
1 5 (33.33%) PKI
2 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) ITIL
2 10 (66.67%) ITIL V3
3 7 (46.67%) Service Delivery
4 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (33.33%) Information Management
5 5 (33.33%) Open Source
5 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Server Virtualisation
6 4 (26.67%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
8 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
9 1 (6.67%) eTOM
9 1 (6.67%) Scrum
9 1 (6.67%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) MCSA
1 5 (33.33%) MCSE
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) CISSP
System Software
1 13 (86.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) SCOM
1 5 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) VMware
2 5 (33.33%) EMC
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Symantec
3 3 (20.00%) Lotus
3 3 (20.00%) ServiceNow