The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Polycom products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Polycom over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Polycom, Inc.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Polycom
Rank 545 553 546
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing Polycom 35 27 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.074% 0.059% 0.056%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 16
Average daily rate £313 £260 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.19% +3.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £109 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £428 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £105 £253
% change year-on-year
+178.57% -58.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-20.45% +33.33%
Polycom
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
20222 21084 20149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 42.85% 45.74% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12248 12496 11397
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 815 899 900
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

Polycom
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Polycom across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Polycom Jobs Demand Trend in England

Polycom
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Polycom across the England region.

Polycom Daily Rate Trend in England

Polycom
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Polycom across the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Polycom Daily Rate Histogram in England

Polycom
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Polycom across the England region.

Polycom Hourly Rate Trend in England

Polycom
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Polycom within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +1 23 £340 +5.42% 10
South West 0 5 £225 -
South East - 3 £400 - 2
North West -16 2 £368 - 2
East of England 0 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -9 1 £438 +297.72% 1
Polycom
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Polycom
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Polycom 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 Polycom.

1 64 (80.00%) Video Conferencing
2 47 (58.75%) Lync
3 43 (53.75%) Cisco
4 36 (45.00%) Microsoft
5 31 (38.75%) Active Directory
6 29 (36.25%) Windows
7 28 (35.00%) WebEx
8 27 (33.75%) Firewall
9 22 (27.50%) Finance
10 21 (26.25%) VMware
10 21 (26.25%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (25.00%) Skype
12 18 (22.50%) VPN
12 18 (22.50%) ITIL
12 18 (22.50%) MS Office
13 17 (21.25%) SharePoint
13 17 (21.25%) SCCM
14 16 (20.00%) Windows 7
14 16 (20.00%) MS Excel
14 16 (20.00%) Wireless
15 15 (18.75%) Tandberg
16 13 (16.25%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (16.25%) MS Exchange
16 13 (16.25%) Windows Server
17 12 (15.00%) WAN
17 12 (15.00%) DNS
17 12 (15.00%) SLA
17 12 (15.00%) Citrix
17 12 (15.00%) CCNA

Polycom
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Polycom 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 Polycom. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 47 (58.75%) Lync
2 17 (21.25%) SharePoint
3 13 (16.25%) MS Exchange
4 11 (13.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (11.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (7.50%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (3.75%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.50%) IIS
9 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.25%) MQSeries
Applications
1 18 (22.50%) MS Office
2 16 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.25%) MS Project
4 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.00%) Google Apps
2 3 (3.75%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.75%) Office 365
3 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (35.00%) WebEx
2 27 (33.75%) Firewall
3 20 (25.00%) Skype
4 18 (22.50%) VPN
5 16 (20.00%) Wireless
6 12 (15.00%) DNS
6 12 (15.00%) WAN
7 11 (13.75%) MPLS
8 10 (12.50%) IPsec
9 9 (11.25%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (11.25%) H.323
10 8 (10.00%) LAN
10 8 (10.00%) TCP/IP
10 8 (10.00%) VoIP
11 6 (7.50%) BGP
11 6 (7.50%) ISDN
11 6 (7.50%) OSPF
11 6 (7.50%) Structured Cabling
11 6 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (6.25%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.25%) QlikView
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) AdminStudio
General
1 22 (27.50%) Finance
2 9 (11.25%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.75%) Back Office
3 3 (3.75%) Marketing
4 2 (2.50%) Billing
4 2 (2.50%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.50%) Legal
4 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.25%) Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Electronics
5 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (16.25%) Support Engineer
2 11 (13.75%) Analyst
3 10 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 6 (7.50%) Architect
4 6 (7.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.00%) Lync Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Video Conferencing Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Voice Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Senior Voice Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) SharePoint Support
7 3 (3.75%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Video Conferencing Specialist
7 3 (3.75%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.50%) RSS
2 5 (6.25%) 802.1X
2 5 (6.25%) CSS
3 4 (5.00%) .NET
3 4 (5.00%) XMPP
4 3 (3.75%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 64 (80.00%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 8 (10.00%) iPhone
4 6 (7.50%) Data Centre
5 4 (5.00%) PKI
6 3 (3.75%) iPad
6 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.50%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.50%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.50%) User Experience
8 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.25%) Life Science
8 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (36.25%) Windows
2 16 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 13 (16.25%) Windows Server
3 13 (16.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (8.75%) Android
6 5 (6.25%) Apple iOS
6 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.25%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.50%) Linux
7 2 (2.50%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.50%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.50%) ITIL
2 9 (11.25%) Service Management
3 6 (7.50%) Capacity Management
3 6 (7.50%) Network Design
4 5 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (5.00%) Project Management
6 3 (3.75%) Asset Management
6 3 (3.75%) Change Management
6 3 (3.75%) E-Commerce
6 3 (3.75%) Network Architecture
6 3 (3.75%) Network Management
6 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.75%) Procure-to-pay
6 3 (3.75%) Server Building
6 3 (3.75%) TOGAF
6 3 (3.75%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (2.50%) Server Monitoring
7 2 (2.50%) Software Deployment
7 2 (2.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.75%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.25%) SQL
3 4 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (15.00%) CCNA
3 11 (13.75%) CCNP
4 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (11.25%) MCSE
6 8 (10.00%) CCIE
7 4 (5.00%) Degree
8 3 (3.75%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared
8 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
9 2 (2.50%) CISSP
9 2 (2.50%) MCSA
9 2 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.25%) MCITP
10 1 (1.25%) MCP
10 1 (1.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.50%) QA
3 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (38.75%) Active Directory
2 21 (26.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.00%) XenApp
4 7 (8.75%) XenDesktop
5 6 (7.50%) Xen
6 5 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (5.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (3.75%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.50%) BitLocker
9 2 (2.50%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (2.50%) ISA Server
9 2 (2.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (21.25%) SCCM
2 5 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (6.25%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (2.50%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.25%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.25%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 43 (53.75%) Cisco
2 36 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 21 (26.25%) VMware
4 15 (18.75%) Tandberg
5 12 (15.00%) Citrix
6 10 (12.50%) HP
6 10 (12.50%) Palo Alto
7 9 (11.25%) Google
7 9 (11.25%) Juniper
8 8 (10.00%) Adobe
8 8 (10.00%) Avaya
8 8 (10.00%) Bloomberg
8 8 (10.00%) Dell
8 8 (10.00%) NetApp
8 8 (10.00%) Reuters
9 7 (8.75%) McAfee
9 7 (8.75%) MobileIron
10 6 (7.50%) Aerohive Networks
10 6 (7.50%) CheckPoint
10 6 (7.50%) QNAP
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