Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 630 510 628
Rank change year-on-year -120 +118 +26
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 242 353 255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.37% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.82% 2.49% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 228 167
UK median daily rate £405 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £233 £200 £273
90th Percentile £588 £589 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +3.67% -6.25% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
UK median hourly rate £22.85 £16.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.45% -61.63% -
10th Percentile £15.10 £8.52 £22.95
90th Percentile £30.00 £18.90 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £16.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +38.45% -61.63% -

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 13,308 14,172 14,975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.11% 14.87% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,213 8,634 8,781
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £185 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 704 757 816
UK median hourly rate £19.45 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.55% -4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.01 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.43 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.52 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -9.21% -2.27% -0.79%

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018. 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 -146 211 £425 +4.29% 67
UK excluding London -77 152 £389 +3.67% 49
London -57 83 £438 -8.14% 25
South East -90 45 £420 +5.00% 12
Midlands 0 33 £345 +72.50% 5
Scotland +1 25 £375 -6.25% 5
South West +13 21 £450 +20.81% 5
East Midlands +5 21 £325 +62.50% 4
North of England +23 15 £600 +50.00% 9
East of England -11 11 £450 +125.00% 10
West Midlands 0 10 £500 +2.56% 1
North West +2 8 £600 +41.18% 5
North East +54 6 £625 +66.67% 2
Wales - 2 £188 - 3
Yorkshire -8 1 £488 +143.75% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 102 (42.15%) Cisco
2 82 (33.88%) Skype for Business
3 76 (31.40%) Skype
4 68 (28.10%) ITIL
5 64 (26.45%) Microsoft
6 52 (21.49%) Office 365
7 50 (20.66%) Active Directory
8 46 (19.01%) WAN
9 42 (17.36%) Windows
10 40 (16.53%) LAN
10 40 (16.53%) Finance
11 39 (16.12%) Project Management
12 38 (15.70%) Cisco Certification
13 36 (14.88%) Telecoms
13 36 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
13 36 (14.88%) Data Centre
14 35 (14.46%) Cisco CUCM
15 32 (13.22%) VoIP
15 32 (13.22%) Security Cleared
16 31 (12.81%) PRINCE2
16 31 (12.81%) Microsoft Certification
17 29 (11.98%) VMware
18 28 (11.57%) IP Telephony
18 28 (11.57%) DNS
18 28 (11.57%) Video Conferencing
19 26 (10.74%) Disaster Recovery
20 25 (10.33%) Avaya
20 25 (10.33%) ITIL V3
21 24 (9.92%) MCSE
22 23 (9.50%) CCIE

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 82 (33.88%) Skype for Business
2 20 (8.26%) MS Exchange
3 14 (5.79%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.24%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.83%) CMS
6 2 (0.83%) Confluence
6 2 (0.83%) Documentum
Applications
1 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 52 (21.49%) Office 365
2 13 (5.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.37%) SaaS
3 10 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.31%) IaaS
5 6 (2.48%) PaaS
6 5 (2.07%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.83%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.83%) npm
7 2 (0.83%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 76 (31.40%) Skype
2 46 (19.01%) WAN
3 40 (16.53%) LAN
4 32 (13.22%) VoIP
5 28 (11.57%) DNS
5 28 (11.57%) IP Telephony
6 23 (9.50%) DHCP
7 20 (8.26%) Firewall
8 18 (7.44%) Internet
8 18 (7.44%) Wireless
9 17 (7.02%) Cisco IOS
10 14 (5.79%) PBX
10 14 (5.79%) VPN
11 13 (5.37%) MPLS
12 11 (4.55%) H.323
12 11 (4.55%) SAN
13 10 (4.13%) PSTN
14 8 (3.31%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (2.89%) IPsec
15 7 (2.89%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.83%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.83%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.41%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 5 (2.07%) JIRA
2 4 (1.65%) Rational Rose
3 2 (0.83%) Babel
3 2 (0.83%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.83%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.83%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.83%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.83%) webpack
General
1 40 (16.53%) Finance
2 36 (14.88%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.96%) Banking
4 8 (3.31%) Automotive
5 5 (2.07%) Legal
6 4 (1.65%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.24%) Retail
8 2 (0.83%) Back Office
8 2 (0.83%) Games
8 2 (0.83%) Publishing
9 1 (0.41%) Advertising
9 1 (0.41%) Electronics
9 1 (0.41%) Law
9 1 (0.41%) Local Government
9 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.41%) Marketing
9 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (18.18%) Architect
2 33 (13.64%) Project Manager
3 30 (12.40%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 20 (8.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (7.85%) Consultant
6 15 (6.20%) Unified Communications Specialist
7 13 (5.37%) Analyst
7 13 (5.37%) Unified Communications Manager
8 12 (4.96%) Network Engineer
9 11 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
10 10 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (3.72%) Technical Architect
11 9 (3.72%) Unified Communications Consultant
12 8 (3.31%) Network Architect
12 8 (3.31%) Voice Engineer
13 7 (2.89%) Administrator
13 7 (2.89%) IT Manager
13 7 (2.89%) Technical Specialist
14 6 (2.48%) Support Analyst
14 6 (2.48%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.31%) XMPP
2 5 (2.07%) .NET
2 5 (2.07%) Middleware
3 4 (1.65%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.24%) XML
5 2 (0.83%) CSS
5 2 (0.83%) CSS3
5 2 (0.83%) Ext JS
5 2 (0.83%) HTML
5 2 (0.83%) HTML5
5 2 (0.83%) LESS
5 2 (0.83%) Node.js
5 2 (0.83%) React
5 2 (0.83%) Sass
5 2 (0.83%) Semantic UI
5 2 (0.83%) Serverless Framework
5 2 (0.83%) Web Services
6 1 (0.41%) LDAP
6 1 (0.41%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.88%) Data Centre
2 28 (11.57%) Video Conferencing
3 13 (5.37%) Clustering
4 8 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.89%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.89%) EMC VNX
5 7 (2.89%) IVR
6 6 (2.48%) PKI
6 6 (2.48%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.65%) PMI
8 3 (1.24%) BYOD
8 3 (1.24%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.24%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.24%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.24%) User Experience
9 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.83%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 42 (17.36%) Windows
2 18 (7.44%) Windows Server
3 17 (7.02%) Windows 10
4 10 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.65%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.83%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.41%) AIX
8 1 (0.41%) Linux
8 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (28.10%) ITIL
2 39 (16.12%) Project Management
3 36 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (12.81%) PRINCE2
5 26 (10.74%) Disaster Recovery
6 25 (10.33%) ITIL V3
7 23 (9.50%) Change Management
8 20 (8.26%) Migration
8 20 (8.26%) Service Delivery
9 18 (7.44%) Data Loss Prevention
10 17 (7.02%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 17 (7.02%) ERP
11 16 (6.61%) Service Management
12 15 (6.20%) Identity Access Management
12 15 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (6.20%) TOGAF
13 14 (5.79%) Asset Management
13 14 (5.79%) High Availability
14 12 (4.96%) Mentoring
14 12 (4.96%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 22 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 11 (4.55%) SQL
3 5 (2.07%) Java
4 2 (0.83%) C#
4 2 (0.83%) ES6
4 2 (0.83%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.41%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (15.70%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (13.22%) Security Cleared
3 31 (12.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (9.92%) MCSE
5 23 (9.50%) CCIE
6 21 (8.68%) Degree
6 21 (8.68%) SC Cleared
7 18 (7.44%) CCNP
8 14 (5.79%) CCNA
9 12 (4.96%) DV Cleared
10 10 (4.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 8 (3.31%) MCP
11 8 (3.31%) MCSA
12 6 (2.48%) MCITP
12 6 (2.48%) PMI Certification
13 4 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (1.65%) CISSP
13 4 (1.65%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (1.65%) PMP
13 4 (1.65%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.41%) QA
System Software
1 50 (20.66%) Active Directory
2 22 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (7.44%) Hyper-V
4 12 (4.96%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.89%) XenApp
6 4 (1.65%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.24%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.83%) KVM
8 2 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.83%) XenServer
9 1 (0.41%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (14.46%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (4.96%) Cisco UCCE
3 10 (4.13%) SCOM
4 8 (3.31%) SCCM
5 7 (2.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 6 (2.48%) Cisco UCCX
7 5 (2.07%) AppDNA
8 3 (1.24%) Cisco IPCC
9 2 (0.83%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.41%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 102 (42.15%) Cisco
2 64 (26.45%) Microsoft
3 29 (11.98%) VMware
4 25 (10.33%) Avaya
5 17 (7.02%) Citrix
6 11 (4.55%) Polycom
7 8 (3.31%) Nortel
7 8 (3.31%) Symantec
8 6 (2.48%) EMC
8 6 (2.48%) ServiceNow
9 5 (2.07%) BT
9 5 (2.07%) IBM
9 5 (2.07%) Sonus
10 4 (1.65%) Casewise
10 4 (1.65%) Google
10 4 (1.65%) Meraki
10 4 (1.65%) NetApp
10 4 (1.65%) Oracle
10 4 (1.65%) Riverbed
10 4 (1.65%) Siemens