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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 157 180 186
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +6
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 15 8 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.44% 0.17% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.85% 1.34% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 14
Median daily rate £475 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.82% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £406 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £533 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £406
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - -
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
526 597 828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.38% 12.95% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 453 542
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £285 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 27
Median hourly rate £17.25 £14.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.94% -24.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.47 £19.00 £160.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 30 September 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 30 September 2016, 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 17 (60.71%) Cisco
2 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
3 14 (50.00%) Skype for Business
4 13 (46.43%) Skype
4 13 (46.43%) Finance
5 9 (32.14%) Windows Server
5 9 (32.14%) Windows
6 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 8 (28.57%) VoIP
6 8 (28.57%) XMPP
7 7 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (25.00%) SQL
7 7 (25.00%) LDAP
7 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 7 (25.00%) Avaya
7 7 (25.00%) H.323
8 6 (21.43%) CTI
8 6 (21.43%) Citrix
8 6 (21.43%) ITIL
8 6 (21.43%) WAN
8 6 (21.43%) PBX
8 6 (21.43%) IVR
8 6 (21.43%) Office 365
9 5 (17.86%) Fixed Income
9 5 (17.86%) Equities
9 5 (17.86%) Retail
9 5 (17.86%) Law
9 5 (17.86%) Legal
9 5 (17.86%) Migration
9 5 (17.86%) Financial Institution

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 14 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Office 365
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.57%) SaaS
4 1 (3.57%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (46.43%) Skype
2 8 (28.57%) VoIP
3 7 (25.00%) H.323
3 7 (25.00%) LDAP
4 6 (21.43%) CTI
4 6 (21.43%) PBX
4 6 (21.43%) WAN
5 5 (17.86%) LAN
6 4 (14.29%) ISDN
7 3 (10.71%) DHCP
7 3 (10.71%) IP Telephony
7 3 (10.71%) MPLS
7 3 (10.71%) Network Security
7 3 (10.71%) VPN
7 3 (10.71%) Wireless
8 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (7.14%) DWDM
8 2 (7.14%) EIGRP
8 2 (7.14%) HSRP
8 2 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 13 (46.43%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Financial Institution
2 5 (17.86%) Law
2 5 (17.86%) Legal
2 5 (17.86%) Retail
3 2 (7.14%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Architect
3 5 (17.86%) Network Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Lync Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Network Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Network Communications Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Unified Communications Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Designer
7 1 (3.57%) ICT Manager
7 1 (3.57%) ICT Project Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Portfolio Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Messaging Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Portfolio Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Portfolio Project Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Programme Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Project Portfolio Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Leader
7 1 (3.57%) Telephony Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) XMPP
2 2 (7.14%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (21.43%) IVR
3 5 (17.86%) Equities
3 5 (17.86%) Fixed Income
4 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
5 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
5 3 (10.71%) Virtual Team
6 1 (3.57%) Digital Media
6 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
6 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Windows
1 9 (32.14%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) ITIL
2 5 (17.86%) Asset Management
2 5 (17.86%) Migration
3 4 (14.29%) Network Design
4 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
4 3 (10.71%) Network Management
5 2 (7.14%) CRM
5 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.14%) ERP
5 2 (7.14%) Information Security
5 2 (7.14%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.57%) Change Management
6 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.57%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) RAD
6 1 (3.57%) Speech Recognition
6 1 (3.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) Python
3 2 (7.14%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) Perl
3 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.57%) C
4 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) Korn
4 1 (3.57%) PHP
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (14.29%) CCNP
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (10.71%) Degree
4 2 (7.14%) CCIE
4 2 (7.14%) CCNA
5 1 (3.57%) APMP
5 1 (3.57%) CCSP
5 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Snort
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.57%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Cisco
2 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
3 7 (25.00%) Avaya
4 6 (21.43%) Citrix
5 5 (17.86%) Polycom
6 3 (10.71%) Sonus
7 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
7 2 (7.14%) F5
8 1 (3.57%) EMC
8 1 (3.57%) Forcepoint
8 1 (3.57%) IBM
8 1 (3.57%) Nokia
8 1 (3.57%) Oracle
8 1 (3.57%) SAP
8 1 (3.57%) Siebel
8 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.57%) VMware
8 1 (3.57%) WorldPay