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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 166 188 208
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +20
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 25 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.46% 0.29% 0.046%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.58% 2.49% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 3
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£525 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +9.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £441 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.34% +26.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 - £16.50
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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
698 683 835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.92% 11.47% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 499 553
Average daily rate £413 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 42
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.12 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 12 (34.29%) Lync
3 11 (31.43%) Cisco
4 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
5 6 (17.14%) Windows
6 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 5 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (14.29%) XMPP
6 5 (14.29%) BYOD
7 4 (11.43%) Analytics
7 4 (11.43%) Converged Networks
7 4 (11.43%) Banking
7 4 (11.43%) RESTful
7 4 (11.43%) Visualisation
7 4 (11.43%) Open Source
7 4 (11.43%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (11.43%) Office 365
7 4 (11.43%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (11.43%) Big Data
7 4 (11.43%) Big Data Analytics
7 4 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (11.43%) Java
7 4 (11.43%) MS Office
7 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
7 4 (11.43%) VoIP
7 4 (11.43%) Avaya
8 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
8 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
8 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2 Certification

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 12 (34.29%) Lync
2 2 (5.71%) MindAlign
2 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.86%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Office
2 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.86%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (11.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) Converged Networks
1 4 (11.43%) VoIP
2 2 (5.71%) WebEx
2 2 (5.71%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (5.71%) IP Telephony
2 2 (5.71%) LAN
2 2 (5.71%) WAN
2 2 (5.71%) H.323
3 1 (2.86%) Softphone
3 1 (2.86%) Firewall
3 1 (2.86%) Wireless
3 1 (2.86%) SCCP
3 1 (2.86%) DHCP
3 1 (2.86%) DNS
3 1 (2.86%) LDAP
3 1 (2.86%) WLAN
3 1 (2.86%) BIG-IP
3 1 (2.86%) IMAP
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.86%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) Big Data
1 4 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.71%) Advertising
5 1 (2.86%) Legal
5 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Project Manager
2 6 (17.14%) Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Unified Communications Manager
3 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (11.43%) Chief Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Communications Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Digital Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Telephony Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Procurement Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) XMPP
2 4 (11.43%) RESTful
3 3 (8.57%) .NET
4 1 (2.86%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
1 5 (14.29%) BYOD
2 4 (11.43%) Visualisation
3 3 (8.57%) User Experience
3 3 (8.57%) Private Cloud
4 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.71%) PMI
5 1 (2.86%) Clustering
5 1 (2.86%) iPhone
5 1 (2.86%) Spread Betting
5 1 (2.86%) Derivative
5 1 (2.86%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) UNIX
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.86%) Solaris
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
1 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (11.43%) Analytics
2 4 (11.43%) Open Source
2 4 (11.43%) Big Data Analytics
3 3 (8.57%) Project Management
3 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
3 3 (8.57%) DevOps
4 2 (5.71%) Database Mirroring
4 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
4 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
4 2 (5.71%) Project Planning
4 2 (5.71%) Performance Management
4 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
4 2 (5.71%) Change Management
5 1 (2.86%) Information Security
5 1 (2.86%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.86%) Migration
5 1 (2.86%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.86%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) Java
2 3 (8.57%) Python
2 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
2 3 (8.57%) PHP
2 3 (8.57%) Ruby
3 2 (5.71%) SQL
4 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (5.71%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.86%) PMP
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.86%) ISEB
3 1 (2.86%) CCIE
3 1 (2.86%) CCNP
3 1 (2.86%) CCNA
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) XenApp
3 2 (5.71%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (5.71%) SCCM
3 1 (2.86%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Cisco
2 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.43%) Avaya
4 3 (8.57%) Citrix
4 3 (8.57%) Polycom
5 2 (5.71%) WorldPay
5 2 (5.71%) Tandberg
5 2 (5.71%) VMware
6 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.86%) Bloomberg
6 1 (2.86%) Adobe
6 1 (2.86%) F5
6 1 (2.86%) CyberTech
6 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
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