Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 22 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
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 618 547 603
Rank change year-on-year -71 +56 +65
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 272 369 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.35% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.92% 2.26% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 216 192
UK median daily rate £400 £414 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.32% -2.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £266 £269
90th Percentile £600 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £404
% change year-on-year -6.25% -0.99% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
UK median hourly rate £15.69 £16.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.91% -53.52% -
10th Percentile £15.07 £8.52 £17.50
90th Percentile £27.21 £21.95 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.69 £18.25 £18.75
% change year-on-year -14.03% -2.67% -

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14146 16349 15656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.51% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8603 9874 9060
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 834 1012
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.88 £20.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.42% +15.31% +3.53%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -27.84% +19.23% +4.84%

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Unified Communications as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Unified Communications in the UK

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unified Communications in the UK

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unified Communications over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unified Communications in the UK

Unified Communications
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unified Communications in the UK

Unified Communications
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unified Communications over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Unified Communications in the UK

Unified Communications
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 22 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
England -70 249 £400 -5.88% 46
UK excluding London +3 195 £375 -6.25% 29
London -99 69 £475 - 22
Midlands +17 48 £340 -25.27% 3
South West +37 46 £413 +14.58% 2
South East -49 46 £400 - 4
East Midlands +17 31 £200 -23.08% 1
East of England +1 22 £389 +35.22% 7
West Midlands -1 17 £418 -16.50% 2
North of England +62 16 £475 +53.23% 7
Scotland -5 15 £350 -12.50% 5
North West +1 7 £450 +45.16% 5
North East +71 6 £625 +66.67% 1
Yorkshire +23 3 £375 - 1
Wales +19 2 £188 -
Northern Ireland -44 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 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 with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 116 (42.65%) Cisco
2 98 (36.03%) Skype for Business
3 90 (33.09%) Skype
4 80 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 77 (28.31%) ITIL
6 55 (20.22%) Finance
7 54 (19.85%) WAN
7 54 (19.85%) Active Directory
8 51 (18.75%) Office 365
9 50 (18.38%) Windows
10 49 (18.01%) LAN
11 47 (17.28%) Data Centre
12 46 (16.91%) Cisco Certification
13 45 (16.54%) VoIP
13 45 (16.54%) Telecoms
14 43 (15.81%) Disaster Recovery
15 41 (15.07%) Security Cleared
16 40 (14.71%) Firewall
16 40 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
17 37 (13.60%) PRINCE2
18 34 (12.50%) Project Management
18 34 (12.50%) VMware
18 34 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
19 33 (12.13%) Video Conferencing
20 31 (11.40%) Microsoft Certification
21 29 (10.66%) Avaya
22 28 (10.29%) MS Exchange
22 28 (10.29%) Degree
23 27 (9.93%) Desktop Virtualisation
23 27 (9.93%) Data Loss Prevention

Unified Communications
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 98 (36.03%) Skype for Business
2 28 (10.29%) MS Exchange
3 16 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (4.78%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.47%) CMS
7 3 (1.10%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.74%) Confluence
8 2 (0.74%) Documentum
9 1 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 10 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 51 (18.75%) Office 365
2 11 (4.04%) SaaS
3 10 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (2.57%) IaaS
6 5 (1.84%) Mimecast
6 5 (1.84%) PaaS
7 2 (0.74%) npm
7 2 (0.74%) Serverless
8 1 (0.37%) G Suite
8 1 (0.37%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.37%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 90 (33.09%) Skype
2 54 (19.85%) WAN
3 49 (18.01%) LAN
4 45 (16.54%) VoIP
5 40 (14.71%) Firewall
6 26 (9.56%) Wi-Fi
7 24 (8.82%) Wireless
8 23 (8.46%) DNS
8 23 (8.46%) IP Telephony
9 21 (7.72%) DHCP
10 20 (7.35%) Cisco IOS
11 19 (6.99%) ISDN
12 18 (6.62%) H.323
13 17 (6.25%) MPLS
14 16 (5.88%) PBX
15 14 (5.15%) VPN
16 13 (4.78%) PSTN
17 12 (4.41%) Cisco Nexus
18 11 (4.04%) OSPF
19 10 (3.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.47%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.74%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.74%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (2.94%) JIRA
2 2 (0.74%) Babel
2 2 (0.74%) Bitbucket
2 2 (0.74%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.74%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.74%) TeamCity
2 2 (0.74%) webpack
3 1 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 55 (20.22%) Finance
2 45 (16.54%) Telecoms
3 18 (6.62%) Automotive
4 16 (5.88%) Banking
5 8 (2.94%) Legal
6 7 (2.57%) Electronics
6 7 (2.57%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.57%) Marketing
7 3 (1.10%) German Language
8 2 (0.74%) Billing
8 2 (0.74%) French Language
8 2 (0.74%) Games
8 2 (0.74%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.74%) Local Government
8 2 (0.74%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.74%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Law
9 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (12.87%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 34 (12.50%) Architect
3 30 (11.03%) Project Manager
4 23 (8.46%) Consultant
5 20 (7.35%) Network Engineer
6 19 (6.99%) Analyst
7 15 (5.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (5.51%) Technical Specialist
7 15 (5.51%) Unified Communications Specialist
7 15 (5.51%) Voice Engineer
8 11 (4.04%) Unified Communications Manager
9 10 (3.68%) IT Engineer
9 10 (3.68%) Technical Architect
10 9 (3.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 8 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (2.94%) Infrastructure Manager
11 8 (2.94%) IT Manager
11 8 (2.94%) IT Support
11 8 (2.94%) Support Engineer
12 7 (2.57%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.15%) XMPP
2 6 (2.21%) XML
3 3 (1.10%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.10%) Web Services
4 2 (0.74%) CSS
4 2 (0.74%) CSS3
4 2 (0.74%) Ext JS
4 2 (0.74%) HTML
4 2 (0.74%) HTML5
4 2 (0.74%) LESS
4 2 (0.74%) Node.js
4 2 (0.74%) React
4 2 (0.74%) Sass
4 2 (0.74%) Semantic UI
4 2 (0.74%) Serverless Framework
5 1 (0.37%) .NET
5 1 (0.37%) Middleware
5 1 (0.37%) REST
5 1 (0.37%) VXML
5 1 (0.37%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (17.28%) Data Centre
2 33 (12.13%) Video Conferencing
3 15 (5.51%) Clustering
4 9 (3.31%) Blackberry
4 9 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.94%) Private Cloud
6 7 (2.57%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.57%) PMI
7 6 (2.21%) EMC VNX
7 6 (2.21%) IVR
8 5 (1.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.84%) PKI
9 3 (1.10%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.10%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.10%) User Experience
10 2 (0.74%) BYOD
10 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.74%) Handset
10 2 (0.74%) Replication
10 2 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 50 (18.38%) Windows
2 19 (6.99%) Windows Server
3 18 (6.62%) Windows 10
4 6 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.84%) Linux
6 4 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.74%) Android
7 2 (0.74%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.37%) AIX
8 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (28.31%) ITIL
2 43 (15.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 40 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (13.60%) PRINCE2
5 34 (12.50%) Project Management
6 27 (9.93%) Data Loss Prevention
6 27 (9.93%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 25 (9.19%) ERP
7 25 (9.19%) High Availability
8 24 (8.82%) ITIL V3
9 22 (8.09%) Service Management
10 21 (7.72%) Asset Management
10 21 (7.72%) Migration
11 20 (7.35%) Service Delivery
12 16 (5.88%) Change Management
12 16 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
12 16 (5.88%) PLM
12 16 (5.88%) Service Design
13 15 (5.51%) Information Security
14 14 (5.15%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.04%) PowerShell
2 5 (1.84%) SQL
3 4 (1.47%) C
4 2 (0.74%) C#
4 2 (0.74%) ES6
4 2 (0.74%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.74%) Python
5 1 (0.37%) Java
Qualifications
1 46 (16.91%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (15.07%) Security Cleared
3 31 (11.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (10.29%) Degree
5 26 (9.56%) CCIE
6 22 (8.09%) MCSE
7 21 (7.72%) SC Cleared
8 19 (6.99%) CCNA
8 19 (6.99%) DV Cleared
9 15 (5.51%) CCNP
10 10 (3.68%) PMI Certification
11 9 (3.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 8 (2.94%) MCP
13 7 (2.57%) PMP
13 7 (2.57%) VCAP
14 5 (1.84%) CCNP Voice
14 5 (1.84%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (1.84%) MCSA
14 5 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (1.10%) CCIE Collaboration
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.47%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (1.10%) SLA
3 2 (0.74%) QA
4 1 (0.37%) COBIT
4 1 (0.37%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 54 (19.85%) Active Directory
2 21 (7.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.78%) Hyper-V
3 13 (4.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (2.57%) XenApp
5 6 (2.21%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.10%) vSphere
6 3 (1.10%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.74%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.74%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.74%) XenServer
8 1 (0.37%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (4.78%) Cisco UCCX
3 10 (3.68%) Cisco UCCE
4 7 (2.57%) SCCM
5 6 (2.21%) SCOM
5 6 (2.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (1.84%) AppDNA
6 5 (1.84%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.10%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.37%) Nagios
8 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.37%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.37%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 116 (42.65%) Cisco
2 80 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 34 (12.50%) VMware
4 29 (10.66%) Avaya
5 14 (5.15%) CheckPoint
6 12 (4.41%) SolarWinds
7 11 (4.04%) Citrix
7 11 (4.04%) Nortel
7 11 (4.04%) Polycom
8 10 (3.68%) ServiceNow
9 9 (3.31%) AppSense
9 9 (3.31%) F5
9 9 (3.31%) HP
9 9 (3.31%) NetApp
10 8 (2.94%) SAP
11 7 (2.57%) Symantec
12 6 (2.21%) EMC
12 6 (2.21%) IBM
13 5 (1.84%) Meraki
13 5 (1.84%) Siemens