Period
to 16 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 16 December 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 149 111
Rank change year-on-year +65 -38 -23
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.54% 0.045% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.27% 0.16% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £625 £475 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.58% -4.52% +80.91%
10th Percentile £613 £463 £467
90th Percentile £638 £488 £526
North East median daily rate £625 £375 £498
% change year-on-year +66.67% -24.62% +80.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate - - -

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 220 610 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 23.91% 27.48% 17.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 404 154
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £335 £325 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.08% -29.08% +30.93%
10th Percentile £222 £207 £245
90th Percentile £538 £476 £653
North East median daily rate £325 £325 £421
% change year-on-year - -22.76% +29.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 58 38
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £15.80 £28.00 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.57% +10.89% +13.48%
10th Percentile £9.10 £15.00 £11.60
90th Percentile £31.80 £36.30 £40.03
North East median hourly rate £14.31 £28.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -48.89% +16.67% -20.00%

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Unified Communications as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Unified Communications in Tyne and Wear

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unified Communications in Tyne and Wear

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 16 December 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +62 5 £625 +31.58%
Unified Communications
North East

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) SaaS
2 4 (80.00%) Skype
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
2 4 (80.00%) PBX
2 4 (80.00%) PSTN
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Polycom
2 4 (80.00%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (80.00%) Skype for Business
2 4 (80.00%) Office 365
3 1 (20.00%) SFIA
3 1 (20.00%) Contract Management
3 1 (20.00%) IT Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) PaaS
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) CISM
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) CCIE

Unified Communications
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 4 (80.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) SaaS
2 4 (80.00%) Office 365
3 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) PBX
1 4 (80.00%) PSTN
1 4 (80.00%) Skype
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (100.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) AWS DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Lync Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Contract Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Management
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (20.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (20.00%) SFIA
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) MCSE
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCDP
2 1 (20.00%) CCIE
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CISM
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Polycom
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco