Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 170 163
Rank change year-on-year -27 -7 -3
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 10 17 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.35% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.57% 2.22% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 17
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £418 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% -16.50% +19.05%
10th Percentile £307 £375 £347
90th Percentile £478 £615 £548
England median daily rate £464 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +15.94% -5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - £30.00 £14.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +102.70% -
England median hourly rate £33.50 £22.85 £16.50
% change year-on-year +46.64% +38.45% -53.52%

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 638 766 840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.44% 15.83% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 454 434
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.64% +8.93%
10th Percentile £187 £160 £186
90th Percentile £538 £500 £538
England median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +5.99% +0.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 46 40
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £22.49 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.19% +5.84% +21.43%
10th Percentile £10.47 £10.63 £11.38
90th Percentile £33.00 £44.50 £39.55
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.56 £22.67
% change year-on-year +7.74% -18.11% +10.57%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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
Birmingham +5 8 £413 +1.54% 1
Herefordshire -14 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £525 - 2
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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%) Microsoft
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) Office 365
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (40.00%) Project Management
3 4 (40.00%) LAN
4 3 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (30.00%) Change Management
4 3 (30.00%) WLAN
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) Decision-Making
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) SCCM
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (20.00%) NAS
5 2 (20.00%) XenApp
5 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (20.00%) Skype
5 2 (20.00%) Data Centre

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 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) LAN
2 3 (30.00%) WLAN
3 2 (20.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (20.00%) iSCSI
3 2 (20.00%) NAS
3 2 (20.00%) Skype
4 1 (10.00%) BGP
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (10.00%) Converged Networks
4 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) MPLS
4 1 (10.00%) OSPF
4 1 (10.00%) SDH
4 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (10.00%) VoIP
4 1 (10.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) SCCM Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Communications Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior SCCM Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Server Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Telephony Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (20.00%) PKI
1 2 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (40.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (30.00%) Decision-Making
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) BCP
4 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Coaching
5 1 (10.00%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (10.00%) Runbook
5 1 (10.00%) Task Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCIE
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) BC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (10.00%) CCDA
2 1 (10.00%) CCDP
2 1 (10.00%) CCIE Collaboration
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) XenApp
3 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) Asigra
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) IBM
3 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (10.00%) Avaya