The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 28 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.

Unified Communications
South East / Surrey
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 95 93
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 0 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey - 0.62% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 2.05% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 4
Median daily rate - £270 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +5.47% -2.66%  
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 Surrey with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 166 391 290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 14.06% 30.08% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 224 163
Median daily rate £380 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £225 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 42 9
Median hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 £45.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.70% -6.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £20.25 £21.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.24 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey 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 Surrey

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unified Communications in Surrey

Unified Communications
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 28 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) PBX
2 6 (66.67%) Skype for Business
2 6 (66.67%) Skype
3 5 (55.56%) AirWatch
3 5 (55.56%) High Availability
3 5 (55.56%) SLA
3 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
3 5 (55.56%) ISDN
4 4 (44.44%) ITIL
4 4 (44.44%) Office 365
5 3 (33.33%) Degree
5 3 (33.33%) LAN
5 3 (33.33%) WAN
6 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
6 2 (22.22%) DNA
6 2 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation
6 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
6 2 (22.22%) eTOM
6 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (22.22%) IT Strategy
7 1 (11.11%) Scorecard
7 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
7 1 (11.11%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
7 1 (11.11%) Multimedia

Unified Communications
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 6 (66.67%) Skype for Business
2 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) PBX
1 6 (66.67%) Skype
2 5 (55.56%) ISDN
3 3 (33.33%) LAN
3 3 (33.33%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
4 1 (11.11%) VLAN
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Unified Communications Specialist
1 4 (44.44%) Voice Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Business Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Telephony Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Handset
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) High Availability
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation
3 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (22.22%) DNA
3 2 (22.22%) eTOM
3 2 (22.22%) IT Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Process Management
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Scorecard
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) CCIE
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) SLA
2 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco