Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 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
England > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 332 274 299
Rank change year-on-year -58 +25 +44
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 46 105 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.27% 0.63% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.57% 3.33% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 63 62
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.33% +8.33%
10th Percentile £318 £264 £292
90th Percentile £495 £551 £500
England median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
South East median hourly rate - £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.11% -
England median hourly rate £22.85 £16.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year +38.45% -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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2927 3156 3506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.39% 18.98% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1579 1803 1880
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £232 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 217 240
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +26.83%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £46.07 £54.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Unified Communications as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Unified Communications in the South East

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unified Communications in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unified Communications in the South East

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unified Communications in the South East over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unified Communications in the South East

Unified Communications
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unified Communications in the South East

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 21 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
Thames Valley -57 29 £450 +9.09% 2
Berkshire -49 18 £450 +7.46% 2
Hampshire +2 8 £150 -52.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -23 7 £450 +12.50%
Kent - 6 £366 -
Oxfordshire +10 4 £488 -
Surrey -21 1 £325 -33.33% 1
East Sussex - 1 £350 -
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 South East region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 18 (39.13%) Cisco
2 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
2 17 (36.96%) Skype for Business
3 16 (34.78%) Skype
4 13 (28.26%) Office 365
5 12 (26.09%) Active Directory
6 11 (23.91%) VoIP
6 11 (23.91%) Data Centre
7 10 (21.74%) Firewall
8 9 (19.57%) Migration
8 9 (19.57%) IP Telephony
9 8 (17.39%) WAN
9 8 (17.39%) PRINCE2
9 8 (17.39%) Windows
10 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Office
10 7 (15.22%) Wireless
10 7 (15.22%) SC Cleared
10 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
10 7 (15.22%) Cisco CUCM
11 6 (13.04%) Customer Requirements
11 6 (13.04%) Collaborative Working
11 6 (13.04%) Finance
11 6 (13.04%) VMware
12 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (10.87%) Degree
12 5 (10.87%) ITIL
12 5 (10.87%) LAN
12 5 (10.87%) PMI Certification
12 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement

Unified Communications
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 17 (36.96%) Skype for Business
2 4 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.17%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (28.26%) Office 365
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (34.78%) Skype
2 11 (23.91%) VoIP
3 10 (21.74%) Firewall
4 9 (19.57%) IP Telephony
5 8 (17.39%) WAN
6 7 (15.22%) Wireless
7 5 (10.87%) LAN
8 4 (8.70%) MPLS
8 4 (8.70%) VPN
9 3 (6.52%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (6.52%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (6.52%) DHCP
9 3 (6.52%) DNS
9 3 (6.52%) H.323
9 3 (6.52%) Network Security
9 3 (6.52%) PSTN
9 3 (6.52%) SCCP
10 2 (4.35%) BIG-IP
10 2 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (4.35%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) French Language
3 2 (4.35%) German Language
4 1 (2.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Project Manager
2 8 (17.39%) Consultant
3 5 (10.87%) Architect
3 5 (10.87%) Unified Communications Specialist
4 4 (8.70%) Network Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Designer
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Lync Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Office 365 Specialist
5 3 (6.52%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (6.52%) Telephony Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Unified Communications Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Network Operations Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.17%) REST
1 1 (2.17%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.70%) PMI
3 2 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.17%) IVR
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Exalogic
4 1 (2.17%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.17%) Replication
4 1 (2.17%) RIA
4 1 (2.17%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.39%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.52%) Linux
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.17%) AIX
5 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.57%) Migration
2 8 (17.39%) PRINCE2
3 6 (13.04%) Collaborative Working
3 6 (13.04%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (10.87%) Customer Engagement
4 5 (10.87%) ITIL
5 4 (8.70%) Information Security
5 4 (8.70%) Project Management
5 4 (8.70%) TDD
5 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
6 3 (6.52%) Analytics
6 3 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.52%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.52%) Service Management
6 3 (6.52%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (4.35%) IT Governance
7 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) C
1 2 (4.35%) Python
1 2 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) SC Cleared
1 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.87%) Degree
2 5 (10.87%) PMI Certification
2 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (4.35%) CCNA
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.17%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) CCNP
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.52%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.17%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 12 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.35%) VMware NSX
5 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (6.52%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) Cisco
2 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.04%) VMware
4 3 (6.52%) Brocade
4 3 (6.52%) IBM
4 3 (6.52%) Polycom
5 2 (4.35%) Arista
5 2 (4.35%) Blue Coat
5 2 (4.35%) CA
5 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.35%) Computacenter
5 2 (4.35%) F5
5 2 (4.35%) Fortinet
5 2 (4.35%) HP
5 2 (4.35%) IronPort
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle
5 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.17%) Acme Packet
6 1 (2.17%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (2.17%) Sonus