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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 154 156 181
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +25
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 8 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.25% 0.20% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.84% 1.93% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 12
Median daily rate £535 £418 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.14% -1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £347 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £596 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
-3.56% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
435 363 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.59% 10.49% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 272 541
Median daily rate £450 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £238 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 17
Median hourly rate £55.00 £23.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.13% +17.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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
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 7 December 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 13 (54.17%) Cisco
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 12 (50.00%) Skype for Business
3 11 (45.83%) Skype
3 11 (45.83%) Finance
4 10 (41.67%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (29.17%) Law
5 7 (29.17%) ITIL
5 7 (29.17%) Office 365
6 6 (25.00%) Polycom
6 6 (25.00%) ISDN
6 6 (25.00%) Legal
7 5 (20.83%) Fixed Income
7 5 (20.83%) Equities
7 5 (20.83%) Financial Institution
7 5 (20.83%) Citrix
7 5 (20.83%) WAN
7 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
7 5 (20.83%) Network Design
7 5 (20.83%) Retail
7 5 (20.83%) Asset Management
7 5 (20.83%) Virtual Team
7 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
7 5 (20.83%) Sonus
8 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
8 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
8 4 (16.67%) LAN
8 4 (16.67%) Windows
8 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 4 (16.67%) Migration

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 12 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
3 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.17%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) Office 365
2 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.17%) SaaS
3 1 (4.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) Skype
2 6 (25.00%) ISDN
3 5 (20.83%) WAN
4 4 (16.67%) LAN
5 3 (12.50%) IP Telephony
5 3 (12.50%) Network Security
5 3 (12.50%) Wireless
6 2 (8.33%) DHCP
6 2 (8.33%) DWDM
6 2 (8.33%) H.323
6 2 (8.33%) Internet
6 2 (8.33%) LDAP
6 2 (8.33%) MPLS
6 2 (8.33%) VoIP
6 2 (8.33%) VPN
7 1 (4.17%) CTI
7 1 (4.17%) DNS
7 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
7 1 (4.17%) PBX
7 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Law
3 6 (25.00%) Legal
4 5 (20.83%) Financial Institution
4 5 (20.83%) Retail
5 1 (4.17%) Banking
5 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 8 (33.33%) Architect
3 6 (25.00%) Lync Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Network Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Designer
4 1 (4.17%) ICT Manager
4 1 (4.17%) ICT Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Lync Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Network Communications Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Programme Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (4.17%) Telephony Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) XMPP
2 1 (4.17%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (20.83%) Equities
2 5 (20.83%) Fixed Income
2 5 (20.83%) Virtual Team
3 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.17%) Digital Media
4 1 (4.17%) IVR
4 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
1 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) Asset Management
2 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
2 5 (20.83%) Network Design
3 4 (16.67%) Migration
4 3 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 2 (8.33%) CRM
5 2 (8.33%) ERP
5 2 (8.33%) Information Security
5 2 (8.33%) Network Management
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.17%) Change Management
6 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.17%) RAD
6 1 (4.17%) Speech Recognition
6 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) C
2 2 (8.33%) Perl
2 2 (8.33%) Python
2 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) PHP
3 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.33%) CCNA
2 2 (8.33%) CCNP
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) APMP
3 1 (4.17%) CCIE
3 1 (4.17%) MCSE
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (4.17%) SCOM
1 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Cisco
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) Polycom
3 5 (20.83%) Citrix
3 5 (20.83%) Sonus
4 1 (4.17%) Avaya
4 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.17%) F5
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) Siebel