Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 167 164
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3 +5
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 17 45 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.73% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.16% 5.28% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 4
West Midlands median daily rate £418 £500 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.50% +19.05% +5.00%
10th Percentile £375 £347 £340
90th Percentile £615 £548 £442
England median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 £14.80 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.70% - -
England median hourly rate £22.85 £16.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year +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 786 853 594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.23% 13.79% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 444 298
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +3.70%
10th Percentile £161 £200 £206
90th Percentile £503 £538 £500
England median daily rate £404 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 63
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.38 £10.78
90th Percentile £44.50 £39.55 £40.71
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.94
% change year-on-year -18.70% +9.86% +4.68%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 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
Solihull +9 7 - -
Birmingham -9 7 £406 -9.72%
Warwickshire -6 1 - - 3
Herefordshire - 1 £650 -
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 11 (64.71%) Cisco
2 9 (52.94%) VoIP
3 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
4 7 (41.18%) LAN
4 7 (41.18%) Skype for Business
4 7 (41.18%) Skype
5 6 (35.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (29.41%) Service Management
6 5 (29.41%) Legal
6 5 (29.41%) IVR
6 5 (29.41%) XMPP
6 5 (29.41%) PBX
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 5 (29.41%) ITIL
6 5 (29.41%) LDAP
6 5 (29.41%) Avaya
6 5 (29.41%) CTI
6 5 (29.41%) H.323
6 5 (29.41%) Runbook
7 4 (23.53%) Service Design
7 4 (23.53%) Network Virtualisation
7 4 (23.53%) ServiceNow
7 4 (23.53%) WAN
7 4 (23.53%) Information Security
7 4 (23.53%) Mitel
7 4 (23.53%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
8 3 (17.65%) VMware
8 3 (17.65%) Megaco

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 7 (41.18%) Skype for Business
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) VoIP
2 7 (41.18%) LAN
2 7 (41.18%) Skype
3 5 (29.41%) CTI
3 5 (29.41%) H.323
3 5 (29.41%) LDAP
3 5 (29.41%) PBX
4 4 (23.53%) WAN
4 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (17.65%) DHCP
5 3 (17.65%) DNS
5 3 (17.65%) Firewall
5 3 (17.65%) HTTP
5 3 (17.65%) HTTPS
5 3 (17.65%) Megaco
5 3 (17.65%) RTCP
5 3 (17.65%) RTP
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
General
1 5 (29.41%) Legal
2 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
3 3 (17.65%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Architect
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL Manager
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL Service Design Manager
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL Service Manager
1 4 (23.53%) Service Design Manager
1 4 (23.53%) Service Manager
1 4 (23.53%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Communications Support Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Lync Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Officer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Lync Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Support Officer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) IVR
2 4 (23.53%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.88%) Android
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Runbook
2 5 (29.41%) Service Management
3 4 (23.53%) Information Security
3 4 (23.53%) Network Virtualisation
3 4 (23.53%) Service Design
4 3 (17.65%) Presales
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Data Management
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Information Security Management
5 1 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (5.88%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.88%) Security Management
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) CCIE
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.88%) PMP
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) Avaya
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) Mitel
3 4 (23.53%) ServiceNow
4 3 (17.65%) Juniper
4 3 (17.65%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds