Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 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
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 332 324 283
Rank change year-on-year -8 -41 +20
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 49 46 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.30% 0.28% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.79% 1.59% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 25 64
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £310 £318 £264
90th Percentile £543 £495 £551
England median daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South East median hourly rate - - £20.00
England median hourly rate £33.50 £22.85 £20.00
% change year-on-year +46.64% +14.23% -43.66%

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 2,732 2,901 3,107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.66% 17.37% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,459 1,573 1,781
South East median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +1.35%
10th Percentile £208 £185 £228
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 155 210
South East median hourly rate £24.25 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.57% -30.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.93 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.10 £48.82
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +9.76%

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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 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
Thames Valley +21 26 £388 -13.89% 6
Berkshire -8 18 £425 -5.56% 2
Surrey -4 9 £390 +20.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +26 8 £388 -13.89% 4
East Sussex -5 6 £465 +32.86%
Hampshire -25 3 £325 +116.67% 1
Kent -1 2 £450 +22.87%
West Sussex - 1 £750 -
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 South East region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 19 (38.78%) Cisco
2 18 (36.73%) Microsoft
3 16 (32.65%) WAN
4 14 (28.57%) LAN
4 14 (28.57%) Skype for Business
5 13 (26.53%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (24.49%) SQL
6 12 (24.49%) Skype
7 11 (22.45%) Citrix
8 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (20.41%) CCNA
8 10 (20.41%) VMware
8 10 (20.41%) Cisco CUCM
8 10 (20.41%) Data Centre
8 10 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
9 9 (18.37%) Office 365
9 9 (18.37%) Telecoms
9 9 (18.37%) Finance
10 8 (16.33%) Wireless
10 8 (16.33%) PowerShell
11 7 (14.29%) DV Cleared
11 7 (14.29%) Hyper-V
11 7 (14.29%) Patch Management
11 7 (14.29%) Server Building
11 7 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (14.29%) Server Management
11 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
11 7 (14.29%) ITIL
11 7 (14.29%) Retail

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 14 (28.57%) Skype for Business
2 3 (6.12%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.37%) Office 365
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (32.65%) WAN
2 14 (28.57%) LAN
3 12 (24.49%) Skype
4 8 (16.33%) Wireless
5 6 (12.24%) MPLS
6 5 (10.20%) DNS
6 5 (10.20%) Ethernet
6 5 (10.20%) VoIP
7 4 (8.16%) ADSL
7 4 (8.16%) VPN
8 3 (6.12%) DECT
8 3 (6.12%) Firewall
8 3 (6.12%) FTP
8 3 (6.12%) HTTP
8 3 (6.12%) NetScreen
8 3 (6.12%) SMTP
8 3 (6.12%) SNMP
8 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
8 3 (6.12%) WAAS
8 3 (6.12%) WLAN
General
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
1 9 (18.37%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.29%) Retail
3 2 (4.08%) Aerospace
3 2 (4.08%) Automotive
4 1 (2.04%) Billing
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (22.45%) Project Manager
2 8 (16.33%) Architect
2 8 (16.33%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Technical Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.12%) Technical Architect
5 3 (6.12%) Technical Project Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Unified Communications Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 2 (4.08%) Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Field Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Network Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) CSS
1 3 (6.12%) HTML
1 3 (6.12%) REST
2 1 (2.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.24%) Clustering
2 6 (12.24%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 5 (10.20%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.12%) User Experience
5 2 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (4.08%) Handset
5 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (2.04%) CMDB
6 1 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) Unix
2 4 (8.16%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.29%) Incident Management
1 7 (14.29%) ITIL
1 7 (14.29%) Patch Management
1 7 (14.29%) Server Building
1 7 (14.29%) Server Management
2 6 (12.24%) Task Automation
3 4 (8.16%) Process Management
3 4 (8.16%) Project Management
3 4 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (6.12%) Business Continuity
4 3 (6.12%) Data Protection
4 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (6.12%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.12%) Migration
4 3 (6.12%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (6.12%) SOA
4 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (6.12%) TOGAF
4 3 (6.12%) Use Case
4 3 (6.12%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.49%) SQL
2 8 (16.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.12%) Java
3 3 (6.12%) Java 8
3 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (20.41%) CCNA
2 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
4 7 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 6 (12.24%) CCA
5 6 (12.24%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (12.24%) MCTS
5 6 (12.24%) VCAP
5 6 (12.24%) VCP4
5 6 (12.24%) VCP5
5 6 (12.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (8.16%) MCSE
6 4 (8.16%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (6.12%) CCDA
7 3 (6.12%) CCNP
7 3 (6.12%) CCVP
8 2 (4.08%) CCIE
8 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.04%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 7 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (12.24%) vCloud
3 6 (12.24%) vSphere
3 6 (12.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (20.41%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (14.29%) SCCM
2 7 (14.29%) SCVMM
3 6 (12.24%) vCenter Server
4 3 (6.12%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (6.12%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 19 (38.78%) Cisco
2 18 (36.73%) Microsoft
3 11 (22.45%) Citrix
4 10 (20.41%) VMware
5 5 (10.20%) Avaya
6 4 (8.16%) BMC
6 4 (8.16%) Sonus
7 3 (6.12%) BroadSoft
7 3 (6.12%) CheckPoint
7 3 (6.12%) HP
7 3 (6.12%) Juniper
7 3 (6.12%) Nortel
7 3 (6.12%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.08%) Acme Packet
8 2 (4.08%) Oracle
9 1 (2.04%) Mitel
9 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com