The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 182 184 185
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 9 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.18% 0.30% 0.035%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.35% 2.54% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £386
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
668 708 798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.18% 11.77% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 456 529
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £272 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 28 46
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.31% -13.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £12.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.00 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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
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 23 January 2015, 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 15 (40.54%) Cisco
1 15 (40.54%) Lync
2 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
3 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
3 9 (24.32%) VoIP
4 8 (21.62%) WAN
4 8 (21.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (21.62%) Banking
5 7 (18.92%) Office 365
5 7 (18.92%) LAN
5 7 (18.92%) DNS
6 6 (16.22%) Wireless
6 6 (16.22%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (16.22%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (16.22%) Office Communications Server
6 6 (16.22%) XMPP
6 6 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (13.51%) Investment Banking
7 5 (13.51%) Retail
7 5 (13.51%) IP Telephony
7 5 (13.51%) IronPort
7 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
7 5 (13.51%) Android
7 5 (13.51%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (13.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (13.51%) Cisco UCCX
7 5 (13.51%) Law
7 5 (13.51%) Middleware
7 5 (13.51%) Symantec

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 15 (40.54%) Lync
2 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
3 8 (21.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (16.22%) Office Communications Server
4 6 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (8.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.70%) IBM Connections
6 1 (2.70%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Office
2 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
3 3 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (8.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) Office 365
2 5 (13.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) VoIP
2 8 (21.62%) WAN
3 7 (18.92%) LAN
3 7 (18.92%) DNS
4 6 (16.22%) Wireless
5 5 (13.51%) IP Telephony
6 3 (8.11%) Network Security
6 3 (8.11%) Cisco IPT
6 3 (8.11%) SMTP
6 3 (8.11%) DHCP
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (2.70%) PABX
8 1 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.70%) Intranet
8 1 (2.70%) BGP
8 1 (2.70%) PBX
8 1 (2.70%) PSTN
8 1 (2.70%) IPv4
General
1 8 (21.62%) Banking
2 5 (13.51%) Investment Banking
2 5 (13.51%) Retail
2 5 (13.51%) Law
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Architect
2 5 (13.51%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Project Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Designer
4 3 (8.11%) Security Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (8.11%) Messaging Specialist
4 3 (8.11%) Senior Security Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Messaging Architect
4 3 (8.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Business Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco IPT Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco Support
5 2 (5.41%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) XMPP
2 5 (13.51%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (13.51%) Blackberry
3 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.70%) Handset
5 1 (2.70%) IVR
5 1 (2.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Android
2 1 (2.70%) UNIX
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (8.11%) Mobile Device Management
1 3 (8.11%) Portfolio Management
1 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (8.11%) Project Management
1 3 (8.11%) Service Management
1 3 (8.11%) ITIL
2 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
2 2 (5.41%) UML
2 2 (5.41%) Change Management
2 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
2 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.70%) Test Scripting
3 1 (2.70%) Waterfall
3 1 (2.70%) Data Analysis
3 1 (2.70%) Data Management
3 1 (2.70%) TOGAF
3 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (2.70%) Project Planning
3 1 (2.70%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) CCNP
1 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.41%) CCNA
2 2 (5.41%) CCVP
3 1 (2.70%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (13.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 5 (13.51%) Cisco UCCX
2 5 (13.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (8.11%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) Cisco
2 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.51%) IronPort
3 5 (13.51%) Symantec
4 4 (10.81%) MobileIron
4 4 (10.81%) SolarWinds
5 3 (8.11%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.41%) Avaya
7 1 (2.70%) Polycom
7 1 (2.70%) Tandberg
7 1 (2.70%) Computacenter
7 1 (2.70%) VMware
7 1 (2.70%) AppSense
7 1 (2.70%) IBM
7 1 (2.70%) Lotus
7 1 (2.70%) Nortel