The first table below looks at the demand for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 191 210 205
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -5
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 14 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.96% 1.39% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 13
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £480 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.50 -
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
715 789 960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.12% 11.10% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 526 636
Average daily rate £388 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 37 42
Average hourly rate £22.00 £43.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.42% +112.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £40.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Unified Communications
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Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unified Communications across the City of London region.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the City of London region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Unified Communications
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the City of London region.

Unified Communications Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Unified Communications.

1 12 (48.00%) Cisco
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (44.00%) Lync
3 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (32.00%) Windows
4 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
5 7 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (24.00%) XenApp
6 6 (24.00%) Citrix
6 6 (24.00%) Project Management
7 5 (20.00%) SAN
7 5 (20.00%) LAN
7 5 (20.00%) WAN
7 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (20.00%) Firewall
7 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 5 (20.00%) Clustering
7 5 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (20.00%) XenDesktop
7 5 (20.00%) VMware
7 5 (20.00%) SCCM
8 4 (16.00%) Xen
8 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
8 4 (16.00%) XenServer
8 4 (16.00%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (16.00%) NetScaler
8 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (16.00%) SQL

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Unified Communications. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (44.00%) Lync
2 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
3 7 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (12.00%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) LAN
1 5 (20.00%) WAN
1 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (20.00%) SAN
1 5 (20.00%) Firewall
2 4 (16.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (8.00%) DNS
3 2 (8.00%) Wireless
3 2 (8.00%) PBX
4 1 (4.00%) PSTN
4 1 (4.00%) SMTP
4 1 (4.00%) DHCP
4 1 (4.00%) MPLS
4 1 (4.00%) VPN
4 1 (4.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (4.00%) Structured Cabling
General
1 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Law
4 1 (4.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 5 (20.00%) Architect
1 5 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (12.00%) Technical Leader
3 2 (8.00%) Messaging Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Project Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Communications Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Support
4 1 (4.00%) Avaya Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) XMPP
1 1 (4.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.00%) PMI
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Project Management
2 3 (12.00%) Migration
3 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.00%) Change Management
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL
3 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.00%) Workflow
4 1 (4.00%) Six Sigma
4 1 (4.00%) BPR
4 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.00%) Information Security
4 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.00%) Data Management
4 1 (4.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.00%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (8.00%) CCNP
2 1 (4.00%) CCIP
2 1 (4.00%) CCDP
2 1 (4.00%) CCIE
2 1 (4.00%) Avaya Certification
2 1 (4.00%) PMP
2 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) APMP
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (24.00%) XenApp
3 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (20.00%) XenDesktop
4 4 (16.00%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (16.00%) Xen
4 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (16.00%) XenServer
5 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) SCCM
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (4.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Cisco
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Citrix
3 5 (20.00%) VMware
4 4 (16.00%) HP
4 4 (16.00%) EMC
5 1 (4.00%) Acme Packet
5 1 (4.00%) Avaya
5 1 (4.00%) Symantec
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