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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 186 186 213
Rank change year-on-year
0 +27
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 22 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.87% 1.80% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 10
Average daily rate
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£450 £448 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% +11.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £318 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £878 £615 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £378 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 - £25.50
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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
766 722 798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.08% 12.44% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 488 531
Average daily rate £425 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £236 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 36
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.50 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.29% -52.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.58 £160.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 21 (46.67%) Finance
2 18 (40.00%) Lync
3 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 11 (24.44%) Cisco
5 8 (17.78%) Avaya
5 8 (17.78%) Windows
6 7 (15.56%) Banking
6 7 (15.56%) BYOD
7 5 (11.11%) H.323
7 5 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (11.11%) VoIP
7 5 (11.11%) Active Directory
7 5 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (11.11%) Office 365
8 4 (8.89%) Open Source
8 4 (8.89%) RESTful
8 4 (8.89%) Visualisation
8 4 (8.89%) Network Management
8 4 (8.89%) Big Data
8 4 (8.89%) Big Data Analytics
8 4 (8.89%) Analytics
8 4 (8.89%) Mentoring
8 4 (8.89%) Converged Networks
8 4 (8.89%) CCNP
8 4 (8.89%) Citrix
8 4 (8.89%) LAN
8 4 (8.89%) WAN
8 4 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (8.89%) Java
8 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 18 (40.00%) Lync
2 3 (6.67%) MindAlign
3 2 (4.44%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Office
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.22%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Office 365
2 4 (8.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) H.323
1 5 (11.11%) VoIP
2 4 (8.89%) Converged Networks
2 4 (8.89%) LAN
2 4 (8.89%) WAN
3 3 (6.67%) Skype
4 2 (4.44%) WebEx
4 2 (4.44%) MGW
4 2 (4.44%) QSIG
4 2 (4.44%) IP Telephony
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (4.44%) ISDN
5 1 (2.22%) LDAP
5 1 (2.22%) PBX
5 1 (2.22%) Firewall
5 1 (2.22%) IPsec
5 1 (2.22%) Softphone
5 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.22%) VPN
5 1 (2.22%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (8.89%) Big Data
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
General
1 21 (46.67%) Finance
2 7 (15.56%) Banking
3 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.44%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.44%) Legal
4 2 (4.44%) Advertising
5 1 (2.22%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.22%) Billing
5 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Project Manager
2 6 (13.33%) Architect
3 4 (8.89%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Unified Communications Manager
3 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (8.89%) Chief Architect
4 3 (6.67%) Communications Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Digital Architect
4 3 (6.67%) Avaya Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Unified Communications Specialist
5 2 (4.44%) Network Specialist
5 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Programme Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.22%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.22%) Consultant
6 1 (2.22%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) XMPP
1 4 (8.89%) RESTful
2 3 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (2.22%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) BYOD
2 5 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (8.89%) Visualisation
4 3 (6.67%) iPhone
4 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.67%) User Experience
4 3 (6.67%) Private Cloud
5 2 (4.44%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.22%) Clustering
6 1 (2.22%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.22%) Derivative
6 1 (2.22%) Spread Betting
6 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
6 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.22%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (6.67%) UNIX
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.22%) Android
4 1 (2.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
1 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (8.89%) Open Source
1 4 (8.89%) Network Management
1 4 (8.89%) Big Data Analytics
1 4 (8.89%) Analytics
1 4 (8.89%) Mentoring
2 3 (6.67%) Capacity Management
2 3 (6.67%) Incident Management
2 3 (6.67%) Project Management
2 3 (6.67%) Change Management
2 3 (6.67%) Migration
2 3 (6.67%) DevOps
3 2 (4.44%) Risk Management
3 2 (4.44%) Performance Management
3 2 (4.44%) Programme Management
3 2 (4.44%) Test Strategy
3 2 (4.44%) Database Mirroring
4 1 (2.22%) Software Delivery
4 1 (2.22%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) Java
2 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.67%) PHP
2 3 (6.67%) Python
2 3 (6.67%) Ruby
3 2 (4.44%) SQL
4 1 (2.22%) Perl
4 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (8.89%) CCNP
3 3 (6.67%) CCIE
3 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (4.44%) CCVP
5 1 (2.22%) JNCIS
5 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) PMP
5 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.22%) CCNA
5 1 (2.22%) ISEB
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.89%) XenApp
3 2 (4.44%) XenDesktop
3 2 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.44%) SCCM
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (24.44%) Cisco
3 8 (17.78%) Avaya
4 4 (8.89%) Citrix
5 3 (6.67%) VMware
6 2 (4.44%) Polycom
6 2 (4.44%) Tandberg
6 2 (4.44%) Verint
6 2 (4.44%) Apple
7 1 (2.22%) Bloomberg
7 1 (2.22%) Juniper
7 1 (2.22%) Adobe
7 1 (2.22%) CyberTech
7 1 (2.22%) WorldPay
7 1 (2.22%) F5