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 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 222 225
Rank change year-on-year -13 +3  
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 19 40 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.25% 0.45% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.43% 2.28% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 25 33
Median daily rate £405 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.95% -8.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £292 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £540 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £425
% change year-on-year +2.73% -14.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.90 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +67.72%  

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 1332 1756 1836
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.20% 19.59% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 972 902
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 123 119
Median hourly rate £22.50 £38.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.55% +13.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 +7 6 £531 +51.78% 2
Hampshire +11 4 £325 -16.12% 2
Oxfordshire -8 4 £450 -14.28%
West Sussex +9 1 £288 -21.23% 1
Buckinghamshire -14 1 £375 -16.66% 1
Kent - 1 £370 -
Middlesex - 1 £405 -
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 34 (53.13%) Cisco
2 21 (32.81%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (32.81%) Cisco CUCM
3 20 (31.25%) Cisco UCCE
3 20 (31.25%) CCNP
4 17 (26.56%) VoIP
5 15 (23.44%) CCNA
6 14 (21.88%) Windows
7 13 (20.31%) Active Directory
7 13 (20.31%) Windows Server
8 12 (18.75%) Security Cleared
8 12 (18.75%) Cisco UCCX
9 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
9 11 (17.19%) CCIE
10 10 (15.63%) LAN
10 10 (15.63%) Firewall
10 10 (15.63%) Wireless
10 10 (15.63%) Telecoms
10 10 (15.63%) Skype for Business
10 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (14.06%) Hyper-V
11 9 (14.06%) Data Centre
11 9 (14.06%) Replication
11 9 (14.06%) WAN
11 9 (14.06%) ITIL
12 8 (12.50%) Finance
12 8 (12.50%) SC Cleared
13 7 (10.94%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (10.94%) Skype
13 7 (10.94%) Virtual Environments

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 10 (15.63%) Skype for Business
2 6 (9.38%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.69%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.38%) Office 365
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 17 (26.56%) VoIP
2 10 (15.63%) Firewall
2 10 (15.63%) LAN
2 10 (15.63%) Wireless
3 9 (14.06%) WAN
4 7 (10.94%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (10.94%) Skype
5 6 (9.38%) DNS
6 5 (7.81%) DHCP
6 5 (7.81%) IP Telephony
6 5 (7.81%) PSTN
6 5 (7.81%) VPN
7 4 (6.25%) Internet
7 4 (6.25%) MPLS
8 3 (4.69%) SMTP
9 2 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (3.13%) PBX
9 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
9 2 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
General
1 10 (15.63%) Telecoms
2 8 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (3.13%) Advertising
4 1 (1.56%) French Language
4 1 (1.56%) German Language
4 1 (1.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (17.19%) Network Engineer
1 11 (17.19%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 8 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 8 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 6 (9.38%) Analyst
3 6 (9.38%) Design Engineer
3 6 (9.38%) Programme Manager
4 5 (7.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (6.25%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Unified Communications Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Consultant
6 3 (4.69%) Hyper-V Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Security Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Security Project Manager
7 2 (3.13%) Architect
7 2 (3.13%) Data Architect
7 2 (3.13%) Senior Manager
7 2 (3.13%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Data Centre
1 9 (14.06%) Replication
2 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.13%) IVR
2 2 (3.13%) PMI
3 1 (1.56%) BYOD
3 1 (1.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.88%) Windows
2 13 (20.31%) Windows Server
3 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.13%) Solaris
5 2 (3.13%) Unix
6 1 (1.56%) Linux
6 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.06%) ITIL
2 7 (10.94%) Virtual Environments
3 6 (9.38%) Migration
3 6 (9.38%) Project Management
4 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2
4 5 (7.81%) WFM
5 4 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.25%) High Availability
5 4 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.69%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (4.69%) ITIL V3
6 3 (4.69%) Network Design
6 3 (4.69%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (4.69%) Programme Management
6 3 (4.69%) Service Management
7 2 (3.13%) Information Security
7 2 (3.13%) IT Governance
7 2 (3.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.56%) C
1 1 (1.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (32.81%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (31.25%) CCNP
3 15 (23.44%) CCNA
4 12 (18.75%) Security Cleared
5 11 (17.19%) CCIE
6 8 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 4 (6.25%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.13%) PMI Certification
8 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.56%) CCDA
9 1 (1.56%) CCVP
9 1 (1.56%) Degree
9 1 (1.56%) IIBA
9 1 (1.56%) ISEB
9 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) ISO 22301
1 2 (3.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.56%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (20.31%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.06%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (32.81%) Cisco CUCM
2 20 (31.25%) Cisco UCCE
3 12 (18.75%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.56%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (53.13%) Cisco
2 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.38%) HP
4 3 (4.69%) Avaya
4 3 (4.69%) Brocade
4 3 (4.69%) CheckPoint
4 3 (4.69%) VMware
5 2 (3.13%) Aerohive Networks
5 2 (3.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (3.13%) Blue Coat
5 2 (3.13%) Oracle
5 2 (3.13%) Polycom
5 2 (3.13%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.13%) Sun
5 2 (3.13%) Verint
6 1 (1.56%) Arista
6 1 (1.56%) F5
6 1 (1.56%) IronPort
6 1 (1.56%) Lancope
6 1 (1.56%) SolarWinds
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