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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 143 187 194
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +7
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 5 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.50% 1.17% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 7
Average daily rate £456 £418 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.22% +11.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £386 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - £13.00
Unified Communications
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
333 686 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.60% 13.51% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 499 437
Average daily rate £405 £388 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% +0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 24
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.00 £12.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.00 £32.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016, 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 9 (64.29%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) Skype for Business
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (28.57%) LAN
2 4 (28.57%) WAN
2 4 (28.57%) Firewall
2 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 3 (21.43%) VPN
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) CCNP
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (21.43%) Palo Alto
4 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 2 (14.29%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 2 (14.29%) SCOM
4 2 (14.29%) Statistics
4 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
4 2 (14.29%) NGN
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (14.29%) Network Security
4 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 2 (14.29%) CCIE
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) CISSP
4 2 (14.29%) DWDM
4 2 (14.29%) MPLS

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 4 (28.57%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (7.14%) Documentum
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) Liferay
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Firewall
1 4 (28.57%) LAN
1 4 (28.57%) WAN
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (21.43%) VPN
3 2 (14.29%) DMZ
3 2 (14.29%) DWDM
3 2 (14.29%) MPLS
3 2 (14.29%) Network Security
3 2 (14.29%) NGN
3 2 (14.29%) Packet Switching
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (7.14%) EIGRP
4 1 (7.14%) GoToMeeting
4 1 (7.14%) MGCP
4 1 (7.14%) SCCP
4 1 (7.14%) Skype
4 1 (7.14%) Telepresence
4 1 (7.14%) VLAN
4 1 (7.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Law
3 1 (7.14%) Advertising
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Network Communications Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Lead Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Operator
3 1 (7.14%) Network Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Network Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Office 365 Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 2 (14.29%) Statistics
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
1 2 (14.29%) Deep Packet Inspection
1 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
1 2 (14.29%) Migration
1 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
2 1 (7.14%) Case Management
2 1 (7.14%) Content Management
2 1 (7.14%) Data Management
2 1 (7.14%) Document Management
2 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
2 1 (7.14%) ERP
2 1 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
2 1 (7.14%) Master Data Management
2 1 (7.14%) Network Management
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
2 1 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (21.43%) CCNP
3 2 (14.29%) CCIE
3 2 (14.29%) CCVP
3 2 (14.29%) CISM
3 2 (14.29%) CISSP
4 1 (7.14%) CCNP Voice
4 1 (7.14%) MCSE
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (14.29%) SCOM
3 1 (7.14%) AirWatch
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (7.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (7.14%) SCCM
3 1 (7.14%) SCOrch
3 1 (7.14%) SCSM
3 1 (7.14%) SCVMM
3 1 (7.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Palo Alto
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
3 2 (14.29%) Juniper
4 1 (7.14%) Avaya
4 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.14%) Clearswift
4 1 (7.14%) F5
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Mitel
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) RightFax
4 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
4 1 (7.14%) Symantec