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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 174 202 200
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -2
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 21 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.39% 0.17% 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.85% 1.51% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 3
Average daily rate
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£525 £438 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £400 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £455 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £180.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +476.00%
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London

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
736 728 924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.56% 11.57% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 510 625
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 41
Average hourly rate £18.70 £22.00 £49.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -55.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.55 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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 11 (36.67%) Cisco
2 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 9 (30.00%) Lync
3 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (16.67%) WAN
4 5 (16.67%) MS Office
4 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 5 (16.67%) LAN
4 5 (16.67%) VoIP
4 5 (16.67%) Project Management
4 5 (16.67%) BYOD
5 4 (13.33%) Banking
5 4 (13.33%) IP Telephony
5 4 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (13.33%) Wireless
5 4 (13.33%) Windows
5 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
5 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
5 4 (13.33%) DNS
6 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
6 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (10.00%) Avaya
6 3 (10.00%) Polycom
6 3 (10.00%) XMPP
6 3 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (10.00%) MobileIron
6 3 (10.00%) Private Cloud
6 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (30.00%) Lync
2 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.33%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (3.33%) MindAlign
5 1 (3.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Office
2 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
1 2 (6.67%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) WAN
1 5 (16.67%) LAN
1 5 (16.67%) VoIP
2 4 (13.33%) IP Telephony
2 4 (13.33%) Wireless
2 4 (13.33%) DNS
3 2 (6.67%) WebEx
3 2 (6.67%) Network Security
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (6.67%) H.323
3 2 (6.67%) SMTP
3 2 (6.67%) DHCP
4 1 (3.33%) LDAP
4 1 (3.33%) WLAN
4 1 (3.33%) Softphone
4 1 (3.33%) Firewall
4 1 (3.33%) SCCP
4 1 (3.33%) IMAP
4 1 (3.33%) BIG-IP
4 1 (3.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
3 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.67%) Law
4 2 (6.67%) Advertising
5 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Communications Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Messaging Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Test Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Telephony Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Procurement Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Audio Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) XMPP
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) BYOD
2 4 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (10.00%) Private Cloud
4 2 (6.67%) PMI
5 1 (3.33%) Clustering
5 1 (3.33%) Spread Betting
5 1 (3.33%) iPhone
5 1 (3.33%) Derivative
5 1 (3.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) UNIX
3 1 (3.33%) Solaris
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Project Management
2 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
3 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
3 2 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.67%) Project Planning
3 2 (6.67%) Service Management
3 2 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (3.33%) Migration
4 1 (3.33%) Information Security
4 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.33%) Change Management
4 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Investment Management
4 1 (3.33%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) Java
1 1 (3.33%) Perl
1 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
1 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) PMI Certification
1 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.33%) CCIE
2 1 (3.33%) CCNP
2 1 (3.33%) CCNA
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.33%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) PMP
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) XenApp
2 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (6.67%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Cisco
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.00%) Avaya
3 3 (10.00%) Polycom
3 3 (10.00%) MobileIron
4 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
4 2 (6.67%) WorldPay
4 2 (6.67%) Tandberg
4 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (3.33%) Adobe
5 1 (3.33%) VMware
5 1 (3.33%) Bloomberg
5 1 (3.33%) Lotus
5 1 (3.33%) CyberTech
5 1 (3.33%) F5
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