The table below looks at the statistics for Unified Communications skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 363 390 353
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -37
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 52 38 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.15% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.67% 1.23% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 24 53
Average daily rate
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£438 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £350 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £597 £510 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £390 £405
% change year-on-year
-2.24% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £51.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%
Unified Communications
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3119 3097 3662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.95% 12.36% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1996 2024 2197
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 88 175
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.65 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Unified Communications Jobs Demand Trend in London

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Unified Communications Daily Rate Trend in London

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unified Communications across the London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Unified Communications Daily Rate Histogram in London

Unified Communications
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Unified Communications Hourly Rate Trend in London

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. 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
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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
City of London +33 24 £475 +26.66% 14
Canary Wharf - 1 £320 -
Barnet - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 71 (51.08%) Lync
2 64 (46.04%) Microsoft
3 38 (27.34%) Cisco
4 30 (21.58%) Telecoms
5 26 (18.71%) WAN
6 23 (16.55%) Windows
7 22 (15.83%) Banking
8 21 (15.11%) MS Exchange
9 20 (14.39%) Project Management
10 19 (13.67%) LAN
10 19 (13.67%) Active Directory
10 19 (13.67%) Avaya
11 18 (12.95%) IP Telephony
11 18 (12.95%) Exchange Server 2010
12 17 (12.23%) VoIP
12 17 (12.23%) Finance
13 16 (11.51%) Service Delivery
13 16 (11.51%) PRINCE2
14 15 (10.79%) Firewall
15 14 (10.07%) Citrix
16 13 (9.35%) Office 365
17 12 (8.63%) VMware
17 12 (8.63%) Clustering
18 11 (7.91%) UML
18 11 (7.91%) PBX
18 11 (7.91%) Video Conferencing
18 11 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
18 11 (7.91%) PowerShell
19 10 (7.19%) Office Communications Server
19 10 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2007

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 71 (51.08%) Lync
2 21 (15.11%) MS Exchange
3 18 (12.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (7.19%) Office Communications Server
4 10 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (4.32%) MindAlign
7 5 (3.60%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.72%) IBM Connections
Applications
1 10 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.04%) MS Office
3 3 (2.16%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.44%) MS Project
5 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.72%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.35%) Office 365
2 5 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (18.71%) WAN
2 19 (13.67%) LAN
3 18 (12.95%) IP Telephony
4 17 (12.23%) VoIP
5 15 (10.79%) Firewall
6 11 (7.91%) PBX
7 10 (7.19%) Wireless
8 9 (6.47%) DNS
9 8 (5.76%) SAN
10 6 (4.32%) TCP/IP
11 5 (3.60%) VPN
11 5 (3.60%) Cisco IPT
12 4 (2.88%) NetScaler
12 4 (2.88%) WLAN
12 4 (2.88%) DHCP
12 4 (2.88%) MPLS
13 3 (2.16%) SMTP
14 2 (1.44%) Cisco IOS
14 2 (1.44%) Cisco PIX
14 2 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.04%) SQL Server
General
1 30 (21.58%) Telecoms
2 22 (15.83%) Banking
3 17 (12.23%) Finance
4 9 (6.47%) Law
5 5 (3.60%) Retail
5 5 (3.60%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.72%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (20.86%) Project Manager
2 28 (20.14%) Architect
3 12 (8.63%) Consultant
4 9 (6.47%) Analyst
4 9 (6.47%) Communications Engineer
5 8 (5.76%) Enterprise Architect
5 8 (5.76%) Messaging Engineer
5 8 (5.76%) Business Analyst
6 6 (4.32%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (3.60%) Network Engineer
7 5 (3.60%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 5 (3.60%) Senior Project Manager
7 5 (3.60%) Senior Manager
7 5 (3.60%) Engineering Manager
7 5 (3.60%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (3.60%) Communications Manager
8 4 (2.88%) Technical Manager
8 4 (2.88%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (2.88%) Pre Sales Consultant
8 4 (2.88%) Avaya Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.76%) .NET
2 7 (5.04%) XMPP
3 5 (3.60%) Middleware
4 3 (2.16%) CSS
5 1 (0.72%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.72%) COM
5 1 (0.72%) JSP
5 1 (0.72%) J2EE
5 1 (0.72%) HTML
5 1 (0.72%) LESS
5 1 (0.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.72%) HTML5
5 1 (0.72%) jQuery
5 1 (0.72%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.72%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.72%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.63%) Clustering
2 11 (7.91%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (5.04%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.88%) IVR
5 3 (2.16%) PMI
6 2 (1.44%) Statistics
6 2 (1.44%) Handset
6 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.72%) User Experience
7 1 (0.72%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.72%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.55%) Windows
2 10 (7.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (5.04%) Solaris
4 6 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.60%) Android
6 3 (2.16%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.72%) Linux
7 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (14.39%) Project Management
2 16 (11.51%) Service Delivery
2 16 (11.51%) PRINCE2
3 11 (7.91%) UML
4 8 (5.76%) Mentoring
4 8 (5.76%) ITIL
5 7 (5.04%) Migration
6 6 (4.32%) Integration Testing
6 6 (4.32%) Network Management
6 6 (4.32%) Capacity Management
6 6 (4.32%) Change Management
7 5 (3.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (3.60%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (2.88%) TOGAF
8 4 (2.88%) Incident Management
8 4 (2.88%) Load Balancing
8 4 (2.88%) Change Control
8 4 (2.88%) Information Security
9 3 (2.16%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (2.16%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.91%) PowerShell
2 8 (5.76%) Java
2 8 (5.76%) SQL
3 7 (5.04%) Perl
4 2 (1.44%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.72%) VBScript
5 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.72%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (7.19%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (5.76%) CCNP
3 7 (5.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 7 (5.04%) CCVP
4 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.60%) MCSE
5 4 (2.88%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.88%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.88%) CCDP
5 4 (2.88%) CCIE
6 3 (2.16%) Avaya Certification
6 3 (2.16%) PMP
6 3 (2.16%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.16%) APMP
6 3 (2.16%) Degree
7 2 (1.44%) CCNA
7 2 (1.44%) CCDA
8 1 (0.72%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 19 (13.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.47%) XenApp
4 7 (5.04%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (4.32%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.88%) Xen
6 4 (2.88%) XenServer
6 4 (2.88%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.88%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.16%) UAG
8 1 (0.72%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.72%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (5.76%) SCCM
2 7 (5.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (3.60%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (3.60%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (3.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (2.88%) XenMobile
5 2 (1.44%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 64 (46.04%) Microsoft
2 38 (27.34%) Cisco
3 19 (13.67%) Avaya
4 14 (10.07%) Citrix
5 12 (8.63%) VMware
6 9 (6.47%) Symantec
7 7 (5.04%) HP
7 7 (5.04%) Acme Packet
8 6 (4.32%) Bloomberg
9 5 (3.60%) EMC
9 5 (3.60%) IronPort
10 3 (2.16%) Remedy
10 3 (2.16%) AppSense
10 3 (2.16%) IBM
10 3 (2.16%) Juniper
10 3 (2.16%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.16%) F5
11 2 (1.44%) Mitel
11 2 (1.44%) Aruba
11 2 (1.44%) Nokia
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