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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 179 204 211
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +7
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 18 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.28% 1.76% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £382
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £410
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.75 -
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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
790 854 986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.58% 11.78% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 572 642
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 43
Average hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.89% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £16.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014, 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 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
1 17 (48.57%) Lync
2 15 (42.86%) Cisco
3 11 (31.43%) MS Exchange
4 10 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 10 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (22.86%) Windows
6 7 (20.00%) Banking
7 6 (17.14%) Project Management
7 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (17.14%) XenApp
7 6 (17.14%) VMware
7 6 (17.14%) Citrix
8 5 (14.29%) SAN
8 5 (14.29%) LAN
8 5 (14.29%) WAN
8 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 5 (14.29%) Clustering
8 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
8 5 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (14.29%) Firewall
8 5 (14.29%) Office Communications Server
8 5 (14.29%) XenDesktop
8 5 (14.29%) SCCM
8 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (11.43%) Xen
9 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
9 4 (11.43%) XenServer
9 4 (11.43%) VMware ESXi

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 17 (48.57%) Lync
2 11 (31.43%) MS Exchange
3 10 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (14.29%) Office Communications Server
5 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.86%) IBM Connections
6 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Office
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.86%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Office 365
2 2 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) LAN
1 5 (14.29%) WAN
1 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 5 (14.29%) SAN
1 5 (14.29%) Firewall
2 4 (11.43%) NetScaler
3 3 (8.57%) VoIP
3 3 (8.57%) DNS
4 2 (5.71%) PBX
4 2 (5.71%) PSTN
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (5.71%) Wireless
5 1 (2.86%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.86%) MPLS
5 1 (2.86%) BGP
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.86%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (2.86%) SMTP
5 1 (2.86%) DHCP
5 1 (2.86%) IPv4
General
1 7 (20.00%) Banking
2 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.57%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Law
4 2 (5.71%) Retail
4 2 (5.71%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Architect
2 6 (17.14%) Project Manager
3 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Technical Leader
4 3 (8.57%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco Support
6 1 (2.86%) Communications Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Network Support
6 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Messaging Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Middleware
1 2 (5.71%) XMPP
2 1 (2.86%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Clustering
2 4 (11.43%) Blackberry
3 3 (8.57%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.86%) PMI
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.71%) Android
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Project Management
2 3 (8.57%) Migration
3 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
3 2 (5.71%) Change Management
3 2 (5.71%) ITIL
3 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
3 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
3 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
3 2 (5.71%) Workflow
4 1 (2.86%) Use Case
4 1 (2.86%) Network Architecture
4 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.86%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (2.86%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (2.86%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (2.86%) Project Planning
4 1 (2.86%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (2.86%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.86%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (8.57%) CCNP
2 1 (2.86%) CCIP
2 1 (2.86%) CCDP
2 1 (2.86%) CCIE
2 1 (2.86%) Avaya Certification
2 1 (2.86%) PMP
2 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.86%) CCVP
2 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) APMP
System Software
1 10 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (17.14%) XenApp
3 5 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (14.29%) XenDesktop
4 4 (11.43%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (11.43%) Xen
4 4 (11.43%) XenServer
4 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.86%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) SCCM
2 4 (11.43%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (8.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (8.57%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (5.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
2 15 (42.86%) Cisco
3 6 (17.14%) Citrix
3 6 (17.14%) VMware
4 4 (11.43%) HP
4 4 (11.43%) EMC
5 3 (8.57%) Symantec
6 2 (5.71%) IronPort
7 1 (2.86%) Acme Packet
7 1 (2.86%) IBM
7 1 (2.86%) AppSense
7 1 (2.86%) Computacenter
7 1 (2.86%) Avaya
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