Period
to 14 December 2019

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 14 December 2019 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 159 177 166
Rank change year-on-year +18 -11 +9
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 11 23 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.28% 0.44% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.06% 4.40% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 13
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -9.38%
10th Percentile £322 £323 £226
90th Percentile £474 £475 £393
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £18.75 - -
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £15.69
% change year-on-year -7.50% +27.47% -4.91%

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 535 523 574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.61% 10.02% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 273 314
Scotland median daily rate £410 £375 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +2.04% +8.09%
10th Percentile £130 £143 £150
90th Percentile £588 £525 £538
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 23 30
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -30.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £15.78 £13.30 £11.32
90th Percentile £24.25 £36.40 £46.05
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +25.60% +5.26% -15.56%

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 14 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unified Communications in Scotland

Unified Communications
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 14 December 2019. 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 +24 8 £425 +6.25% 1
Glasgow +24 3 - - 3
Unified Communications
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, 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 7 (63.64%) Skype for Business
2 6 (54.55%) Migration
3 5 (45.45%) DNS
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) Skype
5 3 (27.27%) xDSL
5 3 (27.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (27.27%) QA
5 3 (27.27%) Network Security
5 3 (27.27%) Communications Security
5 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) BC Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (27.27%) CCNP
5 3 (27.27%) CCIP
5 3 (27.27%) CCNA
5 3 (27.27%) CCDP
5 3 (27.27%) ADSL
5 3 (27.27%) LAN
5 3 (27.27%) VoIP
5 3 (27.27%) WAN
5 3 (27.27%) Ethernet
5 3 (27.27%) PPP
5 3 (27.27%) RIP
5 3 (27.27%) SNMP
5 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 3 (27.27%) VPN

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 7 (63.64%) Skype for Business
2 1 (9.09%) IBM Domino
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (9.09%) Mimecast
2 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) Skype
3 3 (27.27%) ADSL
3 3 (27.27%) BGP
3 3 (27.27%) DSL
3 3 (27.27%) EIGRP
3 3 (27.27%) Ethernet
3 3 (27.27%) Firewall
3 3 (27.27%) Internet
3 3 (27.27%) IPsec
3 3 (27.27%) MPLS
3 3 (27.27%) Network Security
3 3 (27.27%) OSPF
3 3 (27.27%) PPP
3 3 (27.27%) RIP
3 3 (27.27%) SNMP
3 3 (27.27%) TACACS
3 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 3 (27.27%) VPN
3 3 (27.27%) xDSL
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Public Sector
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Unified Communications Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) IT Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IP Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Messaging Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Telephony Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Blackberry
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
2 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Migration
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Change Management
3 3 (27.27%) Communications Security
3 3 (27.27%) Process Management
3 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Investment Management
5 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) BC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (27.27%) CCDP
1 3 (27.27%) CCIP
1 3 (27.27%) CCNA
1 3 (27.27%) CCNP
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco
3 3 (27.27%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 3 (27.27%) Juniper
4 2 (18.18%) Sonus
5 1 (9.09%) Citrix
5 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow
5 1 (9.09%) Symantec