Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 20 November 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 West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 191 199
Rank change year-on-year +41 +8 +11
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 46 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.82% 0.28% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.52% 1.92% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 19
South West median daily rate £413 £360 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.58% -0.69% -30.95%
10th Percentile £292 £233 £230
90th Percentile £656 £593 £450
England median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £22.85 £16.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year +38.45% -53.52% -

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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 834 835 857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.87% 14.72% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 493 469
South West median daily rate £370 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -3.45% +0.69%
10th Percentile £171 £166 £180
90th Percentile £536 £538 £513
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 80 76
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £33.00 £39.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% -16.72% +80.11%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.23 £13.58
90th Percentile £46.45 £47.50 £48.60
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.26% +15.85% +2.50%

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Unified Communications as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Unified Communications in the South West

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unified Communications in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unified Communications in the South West

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unified Communications in the South West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unified Communications in the South West

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Wiltshire - 13 £638 - 2
Bristol -9 10 £375 +18.11%
Dorset - 9 £336 -
Gloucestershire +22 4 £400 -33.33%
Devon -2 2 £306 +65.54%
Somerset -4 2 £600 +100.00%
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 West region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 24 (52.17%) Cisco
2 21 (45.65%) Security Cleared
3 18 (39.13%) Finance
4 17 (36.96%) DV Cleared
4 17 (36.96%) Skype for Business
5 14 (30.43%) ITIL
6 13 (28.26%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (28.26%) Telecoms
6 13 (28.26%) Skype
7 12 (26.09%) WAN
7 12 (26.09%) DHCP
7 12 (26.09%) DNS
8 10 (21.74%) Windows
8 10 (21.74%) CheckPoint
9 9 (19.57%) Knowledge Management
9 9 (19.57%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (19.57%) Windows 10
9 9 (19.57%) CCIE
9 9 (19.57%) Active Directory
9 9 (19.57%) ISDN
9 9 (19.57%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (17.39%) Change Management
10 8 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (17.39%) Data Centre
10 8 (17.39%) Service Design
10 8 (17.39%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (17.39%) Programme Management
11 7 (15.22%) Digital Marketing
11 7 (15.22%) Marketing

Unified Communications
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 17 (36.96%) Skype for Business
2 9 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.26%) Skype
2 12 (26.09%) DHCP
2 12 (26.09%) DNS
2 12 (26.09%) WAN
3 9 (19.57%) Cisco IOS
3 9 (19.57%) ISDN
4 7 (15.22%) LAN
4 7 (15.22%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (13.04%) Firewall
5 6 (13.04%) Wireless
6 5 (10.87%) IP Telephony
6 5 (10.87%) MPLS
6 5 (10.87%) VPN
7 4 (8.70%) WLAN
8 3 (6.52%) Broadband
8 3 (6.52%) IPsec
8 3 (6.52%) Nortel Meridian
8 3 (6.52%) OSPF
8 3 (6.52%) VRRP
General
1 18 (39.13%) Finance
2 13 (28.26%) Telecoms
3 7 (15.22%) Electronics
3 7 (15.22%) Manufacturing
3 7 (15.22%) Marketing
4 1 (2.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Technical Specialist
2 8 (17.39%) Network Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Project Manager
3 7 (15.22%) Support Specialist
3 7 (15.22%) Technical Support
3 7 (15.22%) Technical Support Specialist
3 7 (15.22%) Unified Communications Manager
3 7 (15.22%) Unified Communications Specialist
4 5 (10.87%) Architect
4 5 (10.87%) IT Manager
4 5 (10.87%) Technical Architect
5 4 (8.70%) Knowledge Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Training Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Cisco Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Cisco Support
6 3 (6.52%) Data Centre Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Data Network Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Network Support
6 3 (6.52%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Data Centre
1 8 (17.39%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (10.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (10.87%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) Windows
2 9 (19.57%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) ITIL
2 9 (19.57%) Knowledge Management
3 8 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (17.39%) Change Management
3 8 (17.39%) Programme Management
3 8 (17.39%) Service Design
4 7 (15.22%) Capacity Management
4 7 (15.22%) Digital Marketing
4 7 (15.22%) High Availability
5 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (13.04%) Project Management
6 5 (10.87%) Information Security
6 5 (10.87%) Information Security Management
6 5 (10.87%) Security Management
6 5 (10.87%) Service Delivery
7 4 (8.70%) Performance Improvement
7 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2
7 4 (8.70%) Quality Management
7 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 21 (45.65%) Security Cleared
2 17 (36.96%) DV Cleared
3 13 (28.26%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (19.57%) CCIE
5 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
6 4 (8.70%) CCNA
7 3 (6.52%) CCNP
8 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (4.35%) Degree
8 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 9 (19.57%) Active Directory
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 24 (52.17%) Cisco
2 10 (21.74%) CheckPoint
3 7 (15.22%) Nortel
3 7 (15.22%) SAP
4 6 (13.04%) F5
4 6 (13.04%) SolarWinds
5 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 4 (8.70%) Siemens
6 3 (6.52%) Avaya
6 3 (6.52%) Meraki
7 2 (4.35%) Blue Coat
7 2 (4.35%) CA
7 2 (4.35%) HP
7 2 (4.35%) IBM
7 2 (4.35%) IronPort
7 2 (4.35%) Pegasus
8 1 (2.17%) Citrix
8 1 (2.17%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.17%) Polycom
8 1 (2.17%) VMware