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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
London / City of London
Rank 130 146 186
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +40
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 19 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.65% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.37% 1.41% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 6
Median daily rate £513 £456 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.32% -6.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £379 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £390
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -5.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 -

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
354 354 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.14% 11.06% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 250 502
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +60.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £25.78 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.24 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Unified Communications as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 City of London region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 22 (84.62%) Cisco
2 16 (61.54%) Skype for Business
3 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 12 (46.15%) Skype
5 10 (38.46%) Cisco CUCM
6 9 (34.62%) Citrix
6 9 (34.62%) Law
7 8 (30.77%) Finance
8 7 (26.92%) ITIL
8 7 (26.92%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (23.08%) Network Design
9 6 (23.08%) XMPP
9 6 (23.08%) Legal
9 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (23.08%) Polycom
10 5 (19.23%) Sonus
10 5 (19.23%) Office 365
11 4 (15.38%) Virtual Team
11 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
11 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
11 4 (15.38%) ISDN
12 3 (11.54%) LAN
12 3 (11.54%) C
12 3 (11.54%) CCNP
12 3 (11.54%) WAN
12 3 (11.54%) VPN
12 3 (11.54%) VMware
12 3 (11.54%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (11.54%) TOGAF
12 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 16 (61.54%) Skype for Business
2 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.69%) CMS
3 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.85%) Office Communications Server
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (46.15%) Skype
2 4 (15.38%) ISDN
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (11.54%) LAN
3 3 (11.54%) VPN
3 3 (11.54%) WAN
4 2 (7.69%) Firewall
4 2 (7.69%) SSL
4 2 (7.69%) Telepresence
4 2 (7.69%) WebEx
5 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.85%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.85%) MPLS
5 1 (3.85%) PBX
5 1 (3.85%) PSTN
5 1 (3.85%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (3.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (34.62%) Law
2 8 (30.77%) Finance
3 6 (23.08%) Legal
4 2 (7.69%) Financial Institution
4 2 (7.69%) Retail
4 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.85%) French Language
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Lync Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Network Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Network Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Lync Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Product Owner
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (15.38%) Virtual Team
3 2 (7.69%) Equities
3 2 (7.69%) Fixed Income
3 2 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Network Design
3 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 3 (11.54%) Network Management
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) TOGAF
5 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.69%) Information Security
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.85%) Email Migration
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.85%) Service Design
6 1 (3.85%) Speech Recognition
6 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) C
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (11.54%) CCNP
3 2 (7.69%) CCIE
4 1 (3.85%) CCNA
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) MCSE
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (38.46%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (84.62%) Cisco
2 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 9 (34.62%) Citrix
4 6 (23.08%) Polycom
5 5 (19.23%) Sonus
6 3 (11.54%) F5
6 3 (11.54%) Palo Alto
6 3 (11.54%) SolarWinds
6 3 (11.54%) VMware
7 1 (3.85%) Avaya
7 1 (3.85%) Verint
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