Period
to 19 September 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 19 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
England > South East
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 336 331 312
Rank change year-on-year -5 -19 -16
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 45 40 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.27% 0.24% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.73% 1.42% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 26 50
South East median daily rate £450 £403 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.80% +7.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £333 £319 £269
90th Percentile £538 £509 £550
England median daily rate £500 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +24.22% +0.63% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £20.00 - -
England median hourly rate £30.00 - £29.20

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 2,608 2,813 3,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.72% 17.13% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,378 1,548 1,857
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +4.73%
10th Percentile £200 £208 £228
90th Percentile £575 £550 £530
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 164 205
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £17.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.58% -29.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.85 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £46.60 £47.93
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.10 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.50% -27.60% +24.42%

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 19 September 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 19 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
Thames Valley +13 28 £475 +5.56% 10
Berkshire +9 24 £450 -15.29% 6
Surrey -24 8 £408 +25.38%
Buckinghamshire +12 4 £525 +16.67% 4
Hampshire -20 3 £325 - 1
East Sussex - 2 £453 - 2
Kent +6 1 £450 +22.87% 2
West Sussex -3 1 £750 +160.87%
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 South East region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 20 (44.44%) WAN
2 18 (40.00%) Cisco
3 17 (37.78%) LAN
4 15 (33.33%) Skype for Business
5 14 (31.11%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (28.89%) CCNA
7 10 (22.22%) ITIL
7 10 (22.22%) Skype
8 9 (20.00%) VoIP
8 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 9 (20.00%) Telecoms
9 8 (17.78%) Wireless
9 8 (17.78%) MPLS
9 8 (17.78%) Ethernet
9 8 (17.78%) Cisco CUCM
10 7 (15.56%) Office 365
10 7 (15.56%) VPN
10 7 (15.56%) Avaya
10 7 (15.56%) Finance
10 7 (15.56%) Retail
11 6 (13.33%) Cisco UCCE
11 6 (13.33%) Migration
11 6 (13.33%) Internet
11 6 (13.33%) CCNP
11 6 (13.33%) Cisco UCCX
12 5 (11.11%) CCIE
12 5 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (11.11%) eTOM
13 4 (8.89%) IP Telephony

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 15 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) Office 365
2 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (44.44%) WAN
2 17 (37.78%) LAN
3 10 (22.22%) Skype
4 9 (20.00%) VoIP
5 8 (17.78%) Ethernet
5 8 (17.78%) MPLS
5 8 (17.78%) Wireless
6 7 (15.56%) VPN
7 6 (13.33%) Internet
8 5 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (8.89%) ADSL
9 4 (8.89%) DNS
9 4 (8.89%) Firewall
9 4 (8.89%) IP Telephony
10 3 (6.67%) FTP
10 3 (6.67%) HTTP
10 3 (6.67%) HTTPS
10 3 (6.67%) SMTP
10 3 (6.67%) SNMP
10 3 (6.67%) SSL
General
1 9 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 7 (15.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Billing
3 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (31.11%) Project Manager
2 7 (15.56%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Architect
3 5 (11.11%) Consultant
3 5 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (11.11%) Unified Communications Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Technical Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Project Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Unified Communications Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Network Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Principal Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Problem Manager
6 2 (4.44%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) CSS
1 2 (4.44%) HTML
1 2 (4.44%) REST
1 2 (4.44%) VXML
2 1 (2.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.44%) User Experience
4 1 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.22%) Handset
4 1 (2.22%) IVR
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Unix
2 1 (2.22%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) ITIL
2 6 (13.33%) Migration
3 5 (11.11%) eTOM
4 4 (8.89%) Analytical Thinking
4 4 (8.89%) Critical Thinking
4 4 (8.89%) Presales
4 4 (8.89%) Process Management
4 4 (8.89%) Project Management
4 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (8.89%) TOGAF
5 3 (6.67%) Business Continuity
5 3 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (6.67%) High Availability
5 3 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.67%) Network Architecture
5 3 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (6.67%) Use Case
6 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.44%) System Testing
6 2 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) Java
1 2 (4.44%) Java 8
1 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
1 2 (4.44%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (31.11%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (28.89%) CCNA
3 6 (13.33%) CCNP
4 5 (11.11%) CCIE
5 4 (8.89%) CCDA
5 4 (8.89%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (6.67%) CCVP
6 3 (6.67%) MCSE
6 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.22%) CCDP
7 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.22%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (13.33%) Cisco UCCE
2 6 (13.33%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 18 (40.00%) Cisco
2 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (15.56%) Avaya
4 4 (8.89%) BMC
4 4 (8.89%) Juniper
4 4 (8.89%) Oracle
4 4 (8.89%) Sonus
5 3 (6.67%) Acme Packet
5 3 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 3 (6.67%) HP
5 3 (6.67%) Nortel
5 3 (6.67%) SolarWinds
6 2 (4.44%) BroadSoft
7 1 (2.22%) Citrix
7 1 (2.22%) Mitel
7 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com