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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
England / South East
Rank 193 242 216
Rank change year-on-year +49 -26  
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 47 23 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.61% 0.25% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.20% 1.13% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 15 32
Median daily rate £423 £365 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.75% -3.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £264 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £378
% change year-on-year +5.47% -3.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 -

Unified Communications is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1467 2039 2018
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 18.97% 22.11% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 1128 982
Median daily rate £400 £352 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +3.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 103 101
Median hourly rate £19.56 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.42% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Unified Communications as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +54 29 £463 +2.77%
Hampshire +8 8 £431 +20.41%
Buckinghamshire -7 6 £354 -13.71%
West Sussex - 4 £450 -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 80 (65.57%) Cisco
2 50 (40.98%) Cisco CUCM
3 49 (40.16%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (38.52%) VoIP
5 43 (35.25%) Telecoms
6 42 (34.43%) CCNP
7 40 (32.79%) Cisco UCCE
8 31 (25.41%) Cisco UCCX
8 31 (25.41%) CCNA
8 31 (25.41%) CCIE
9 21 (17.21%) Windows
10 20 (16.39%) Migration
11 19 (15.57%) ITIL
11 19 (15.57%) LAN
11 19 (15.57%) Active Directory
11 19 (15.57%) Windows Server
12 18 (14.75%) Skype for Business
12 18 (14.75%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (13.93%) Security Cleared
13 17 (13.93%) WAN
14 16 (13.11%) Skype
15 15 (12.30%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (12.30%) Hyper-V
15 15 (12.30%) Microsoft
15 15 (12.30%) Project Management
16 14 (11.48%) High Availability
17 13 (10.66%) SC Cleared
18 12 (9.84%) Network Design
18 12 (9.84%) PBX
19 10 (8.20%) DNS

Unified Communications
Top Related 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 18 (14.75%) Skype for Business
2 8 (6.56%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.64%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (4.10%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.64%) MS Office
3 1 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.82%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.74%) Office 365
2 2 (1.64%) SaaS
3 1 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 47 (38.52%) VoIP
2 19 (15.57%) LAN
3 17 (13.93%) WAN
4 16 (13.11%) Skype
5 12 (9.84%) PBX
6 10 (8.20%) DNS
6 10 (8.20%) IP Telephony
7 9 (7.38%) DHCP
7 9 (7.38%) Wireless
8 8 (6.56%) Firewall
9 7 (5.74%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (5.74%) ISDN
9 7 (5.74%) PSTN
10 6 (4.92%) Ethernet
10 6 (4.92%) MPLS
11 5 (4.10%) CTI
11 5 (4.10%) Internet
11 5 (4.10%) VPN
12 4 (3.28%) BGP
12 4 (3.28%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.64%) SQL Server
General
1 43 (35.25%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.56%) Finance
3 3 (2.46%) Advertising
4 1 (0.82%) Legal
4 1 (0.82%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 31 (25.41%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 25 (20.49%) Network Engineer
3 24 (19.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 20 (16.39%) Design Engineer
5 10 (8.20%) Project Manager
6 9 (7.38%) Analyst
6 9 (7.38%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 9 (7.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (5.74%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
7 7 (5.74%) Consultant
7 7 (5.74%) Voice Engineer
7 7 (5.74%) VoIP Engineer
8 6 (4.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (4.92%) Network Design Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) Architect
9 5 (4.10%) Coordinator
9 5 (4.10%) Programme Manager
9 5 (4.10%) Project Coordinator
9 5 (4.10%) Unified Communications Manager
10 4 (3.28%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.64%) VXML
1 2 (1.64%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.38%) Data Centre
1 9 (7.38%) Replication
2 7 (5.74%) IVR
3 6 (4.92%) Virtual Team
4 5 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.46%) PMI
5 3 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.64%) PKI
7 1 (0.82%) BYOD
7 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.82%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.82%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.21%) Windows
2 19 (15.57%) Windows Server
3 18 (14.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (12.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.10%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.46%) Linux
6 3 (2.46%) Unix
7 2 (1.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.39%) Migration
2 19 (15.57%) ITIL
3 15 (12.30%) Project Management
4 14 (11.48%) High Availability
5 12 (9.84%) Network Design
6 10 (8.20%) PRINCE2
7 9 (7.38%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (4.92%) Mentoring
8 6 (4.92%) Performance Engineering
8 6 (4.92%) Server Building
8 6 (4.92%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.92%) Virtual Environments
9 5 (4.10%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (3.28%) ITIL V3
10 4 (3.28%) Presales
10 4 (3.28%) Service Management
10 4 (3.28%) WFM
11 3 (2.46%) Load Balancing
11 3 (2.46%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.74%) SQL
2 2 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (40.16%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (34.43%) CCNP
3 31 (25.41%) CCIE
3 31 (25.41%) CCNA
4 17 (13.93%) Security Cleared
5 13 (10.66%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.92%) Degree
7 4 (3.28%) CCDP
7 4 (3.28%) CCNP Voice
7 4 (3.28%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.46%) CCVP
8 3 (2.46%) PMI Certification
8 3 (2.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.64%) PMP
10 1 (0.82%) CCDA
10 1 (0.82%) CCIP
10 1 (0.82%) IIBA
10 1 (0.82%) ISEB
10 1 (0.82%) MBA
10 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.74%) SLA
2 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.82%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (15.57%) Active Directory
2 15 (12.30%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.92%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.64%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 50 (40.98%) Cisco CUCM
2 40 (32.79%) Cisco UCCE
3 31 (25.41%) Cisco UCCX
4 6 (4.92%) SCCM
5 5 (4.10%) AirWatch
6 3 (2.46%) SCOM
7 2 (1.64%) Cisco CME
7 2 (1.64%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.64%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 80 (65.57%) Cisco
2 15 (12.30%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.74%) HP
4 4 (3.28%) Avaya
4 4 (3.28%) Juniper
4 4 (3.28%) Oracle
4 4 (3.28%) Verint
5 3 (2.46%) CheckPoint
5 3 (2.46%) Genesys
5 3 (2.46%) Sonus
6 2 (1.64%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (1.64%) EMC
6 2 (1.64%) F5
6 2 (1.64%) Palo Alto
6 2 (1.64%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.64%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.64%) Sun
6 2 (1.64%) VMware
7 1 (0.82%) Polycom
7 1 (0.82%) Tandberg