Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 316 315 314
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 -28
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 54 51 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.32% 0.32% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.10% 1.88% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 30 52
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% -6.41%
10th Percentile £331 £324 £272
90th Percentile £538 £502 £536
England median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +18.75% - -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
South East median hourly rate £20.00 - £43.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 - £36.95

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 2,576 2,716 3,728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.18% 16.92% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,354 1,495 2,109
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £220
90th Percentile £575 £538 £528
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 177 213
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £12.73 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £47.50 £48.70
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +8.11% -26.00% +21.95%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +1 41 £425 - 4
Berkshire -11 36 £425 -8.11% 4
Surrey - 7 £425 - 2
Buckinghamshire +19 5 £488 +37.32%
West Sussex +6 4 £588 +70.91%
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 31 (57.41%) Cisco
2 23 (42.59%) WAN
3 22 (40.74%) VoIP
4 21 (38.89%) LAN
5 20 (37.04%) Cisco CUCM
6 17 (31.48%) Telecoms
7 16 (29.63%) IP Telephony
8 14 (25.93%) CCNA
8 14 (25.93%) Project Management
8 14 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (25.93%) Skype for Business
9 13 (24.07%) ITIL
9 13 (24.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (22.22%) Internet
11 11 (20.37%) MPLS
11 11 (20.37%) VPN
11 11 (20.37%) WFM
12 10 (18.52%) Cisco UCCE
12 10 (18.52%) Ethernet
13 9 (16.67%) PRINCE2
13 9 (16.67%) CCNP
13 9 (16.67%) Migration
13 9 (16.67%) Skype
14 8 (14.81%) Firewall
14 8 (14.81%) Service Delivery
15 7 (12.96%) Wireless
15 7 (12.96%) Finance
15 7 (12.96%) CCIE
16 6 (11.11%) Avaya
16 6 (11.11%) PMI Certification

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 (25.93%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.70%) Office 365
3 1 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.85%) IaaS
3 1 (1.85%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 23 (42.59%) WAN
2 22 (40.74%) VoIP
3 21 (38.89%) LAN
4 16 (29.63%) IP Telephony
5 12 (22.22%) Internet
6 11 (20.37%) MPLS
6 11 (20.37%) VPN
7 10 (18.52%) Ethernet
8 9 (16.67%) Skype
9 8 (14.81%) Firewall
10 7 (12.96%) Wireless
11 6 (11.11%) BGP
11 6 (11.11%) OSPF
12 5 (9.26%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (7.41%) Converged Networks
13 4 (7.41%) DNS
13 4 (7.41%) SSL
13 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
13 4 (7.41%) VPLS
13 4 (7.41%) WLAN
General
1 17 (31.48%) Telecoms
2 7 (12.96%) Finance
3 3 (5.56%) Legal
3 3 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Billing
4 1 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (44.44%) Project Manager
2 11 (20.37%) Unified Communications Manager
3 6 (11.11%) Consultant
4 5 (9.26%) Unified Communications Consultant
4 5 (9.26%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Architect
5 4 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Network Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Network Project Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (3.70%) IT Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Lead Business Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Problem Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (3.70%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (9.26%) PMI
1 5 (9.26%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.41%) IVR
3 3 (5.56%) Internet of Things
4 2 (3.70%) User Experience
5 1 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.85%) PKI
5 1 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.93%) Project Management
2 13 (24.07%) ITIL
2 13 (24.07%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (20.37%) WFM
4 9 (16.67%) Migration
4 9 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 8 (14.81%) Service Delivery
6 6 (11.11%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 6 (11.11%) Presales
7 5 (9.26%) ITIL V3
8 4 (7.41%) Analytical Thinking
8 4 (7.41%) Critical Thinking
8 4 (7.41%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (7.41%) eTOM
8 4 (7.41%) Load Balancing
8 4 (7.41%) Network Architecture
9 3 (5.56%) Business Continuity
9 3 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (5.56%) Product Management
9 3 (5.56%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (25.93%) CCNA
1 14 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (16.67%) CCNP
3 7 (12.96%) CCIE
4 6 (11.11%) PMI Certification
4 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 5 (9.26%) CCDA
5 5 (9.26%) Degree
6 4 (7.41%) CCDP
7 3 (5.56%) CCIP
7 3 (5.56%) CCVP
7 3 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.70%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (37.04%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (18.52%) Cisco UCCE
3 5 (9.26%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 31 (57.41%) Cisco
2 6 (11.11%) Avaya
2 6 (11.11%) Juniper
2 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.56%) CheckPoint
3 3 (5.56%) Nortel
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle
3 3 (5.56%) SolarWinds
4 2 (3.70%) Acme Packet
4 2 (3.70%) BMC
4 2 (3.70%) HP
4 2 (3.70%) Sonus
4 2 (3.70%) Tandberg
4 2 (3.70%) VMware
5 1 (1.85%) CommVault
5 1 (1.85%) Dell
5 1 (1.85%) IBM
5 1 (1.85%) Mitel
5 1 (1.85%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.85%) Qualys