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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 198 194 205
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 12 3 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.048% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.62% 0.34% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 11
Average daily rate £438 £325 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -40.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £217 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £31.25 -
% change year-on-year
+476.00% -
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
743 891 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.51% 14.30% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 603 727
Average daily rate £395 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 42 43
Average hourly rate £22.00 £49.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.10% +122.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £17.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £135.00 £44.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Unified Communications
London

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 17 (56.67%) Cisco
2 14 (46.67%) Lync
3 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
4 11 (36.67%) Law
5 10 (33.33%) ITIL
5 10 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 10 (33.33%) LAN
5 10 (33.33%) WAN
6 9 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
7 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
8 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
8 7 (23.33%) Windows
8 7 (23.33%) VoIP
8 7 (23.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (20.00%) Firewall
9 6 (20.00%) Citrix
9 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (20.00%) Migration
9 6 (20.00%) VMware
9 6 (20.00%) NetScaler
10 5 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 5 (16.67%) Mitel
10 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (16.67%) XenApp
10 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (16.67%) SCCM
10 5 (16.67%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (46.67%) Lync
2 10 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 8 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (23.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (6.67%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (33.33%) LAN
1 10 (33.33%) WAN
2 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
2 7 (23.33%) VoIP
3 6 (20.00%) Firewall
3 6 (20.00%) NetScaler
4 4 (13.33%) SAN
4 4 (13.33%) Wireless
5 3 (10.00%) PBX
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (6.67%) Internet
6 2 (6.67%) S/MIME
6 2 (6.67%) DNS
6 2 (6.67%) SMTP
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (3.33%) VLAN
7 1 (3.33%) Network Security
7 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
7 1 (3.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (36.67%) Law
2 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (10.00%) Finance
4 1 (3.33%) Legal
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Architect
2 5 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Communications Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Messaging Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Communications Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Project Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Voice Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) SOAP
1 3 (10.00%) Web Services
1 3 (10.00%) XML
1 3 (10.00%) WSDL
2 2 (6.67%) XMPP
3 1 (3.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (13.33%) Clustering
3 3 (10.00%) NHS
4 1 (3.33%) PKI
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (20.00%) Migration
3 5 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (13.33%) Project Management
4 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (13.33%) TOGAF
4 4 (13.33%) Business Continuity
5 3 (10.00%) Change Control
5 3 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (10.00%) e-GIF
5 3 (10.00%) Service Management
5 3 (10.00%) CMMI
6 2 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (6.67%) Change Management
7 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.33%) Data Management
7 1 (3.33%) Project Planning
7 1 (3.33%) Supplier Management
7 1 (3.33%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (16.67%) CCNA
3 4 (13.33%) CCNP
4 3 (10.00%) JNCIA
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.33%) Degree
6 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.33%) MCSE
6 1 (3.33%) CCIP
6 1 (3.33%) CCIE
6 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.33%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) COBIT
1 3 (10.00%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) XenApp
2 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.33%) XenDesktop
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (10.00%) XenServer
4 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (10.00%) Xen
5 2 (6.67%) UAG
6 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 5 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (6.67%) SCOM
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Cisco
2 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (20.00%) Citrix
3 6 (20.00%) VMware
4 5 (16.67%) Mitel
4 5 (16.67%) HP
4 5 (16.67%) Symantec
5 4 (13.33%) Clearswift
5 4 (13.33%) Juniper
6 3 (10.00%) EMC
6 3 (10.00%) RightFax
7 2 (6.67%) NetApp
7 2 (6.67%) Avaya
8 1 (3.33%) Tandberg
8 1 (3.33%) MobileIron
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