Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 August 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 152 184
Rank change year-on-year -28 +32 -19
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 10 19 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.44% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.47% 3.06% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 12
West Midlands median daily rate £495 £400 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.75% -13.51% +10.12%
10th Percentile £405 £246 £318
90th Percentile £581 £426 £536
England median daily rate £500 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +23.46% +1.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £21.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 - £36.90

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 West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 678 620 844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.39% 14.33% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 351 438
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +4.03% +6.43%
10th Percentile £204 £164 £175
90th Percentile £550 £510 £525
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 47 46
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.34 £16.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.34% -25.58% +24.64%
10th Percentile £11.64 £10.50 £10.99
90th Percentile £30.80 £64.50 £39.13
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Unified Communications in the West Midlands

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unified Communications in the West Midlands

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unified Communications in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unified Communications in the West Midlands

Unified Communications
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unified Communications in the West Midlands

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 August 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
Warwickshire +4 3 £585 - 1
Coventry -12 3 £495 +132.94%
Birmingham -15 3 £425 +6.25% 4
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows 10
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) Citrix
3 4 (40.00%) Skype
4 3 (30.00%) Skype for Business
4 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (30.00%) Wireless
4 3 (30.00%) Migration
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) XenApp
4 3 (30.00%) Office 365
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) IaaS
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (20.00%) vSphere
5 2 (20.00%) SaaS
5 2 (20.00%) Network Design
5 2 (20.00%) Fat Client
5 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008

Unified Communications
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (30.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (30.00%) Office 365
3 2 (20.00%) IaaS
3 2 (20.00%) SaaS
4 1 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (10.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Skype
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (30.00%) Wireless
3 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Azure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Communications Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Leader
3 1 (10.00%) IT Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Project Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Architect
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Support Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (20.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
1 3 (30.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Decision-Making
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Network Design
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) Service Design
2 2 (20.00%) Service Management
2 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (20.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCIE
1 1 (10.00%) CCIE Collaboration
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) XenApp
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
1 5 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Avaya
4 1 (10.00%) Google
4 1 (10.00%) HP