The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 3 months to 30 April 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 / Yorkshire
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 142 140
Rank change year-on-year +18 -2  
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 1 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.047% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 1.03% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £200 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.94% +3.03%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +2.66% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Unified Communications is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 294 387 442
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 13.80% 13.21% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 230 287
Median daily rate £420 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £340
% change year-on-year +6.45% +7.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 32 24
Median hourly rate £17.39 £15.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.19% -7.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.34 £41.50 £86.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire citing Unified Communications as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Unified Communications in Yorkshire

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unified Communications in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 4 (80.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (60.00%) Converged Networks
2 3 (60.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) CCIE
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) CCDA
3 1 (20.00%) CCDP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (20.00%) CCVP
3 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (20.00%) XMPP
3 1 (20.00%) Polycom
3 1 (20.00%) Telepresence
3 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco CME
3 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (20.00%) PBX
3 1 (20.00%) Skype

Unified Communications
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Converged Networks
1 3 (60.00%) VoIP
2 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (20.00%) PBX
2 1 (20.00%) Skype
2 1 (20.00%) Telepresence
General
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Unified Communications Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Business Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Lync Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCDA
1 1 (20.00%) CCDP
1 1 (20.00%) CCIE
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) CCVP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco CME
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Polycom