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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 328 340 373
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +33
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 79 68 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.34% 0.29% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.59% 2.36% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 42 26
Average daily rate
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£430 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £301 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £600 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £378 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.63 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 - £19.50
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
3056 2879 2834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.97% 12.21% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1999 1795 1784
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 90 110
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £51.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015. 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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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 +1 23 £450 -1.63% 13
Paddington - 2 £450 -
Canary Wharf -9 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £215 - 1
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 57 (38.78%) Cisco
2 54 (36.73%) Lync
3 40 (27.21%) Finance
4 36 (24.49%) Microsoft
5 31 (21.09%) Windows
6 27 (18.37%) Avaya
7 26 (17.69%) VoIP
8 25 (17.01%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (14.97%) LAN
10 20 (13.61%) WAN
11 18 (12.24%) Video Conferencing
12 17 (11.56%) Active Directory
12 17 (11.56%) Project Management
13 16 (10.88%) Telecoms
13 16 (10.88%) VMware
14 15 (10.20%) Change Management
14 15 (10.20%) Firewall
14 15 (10.20%) Citrix
14 15 (10.20%) Cisco CUCM
15 14 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (9.52%) Banking
15 14 (9.52%) IP Telephony
16 13 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (8.84%) Linux
16 13 (8.84%) Skype
17 12 (8.16%) PBX
17 12 (8.16%) MS Excel
17 12 (8.16%) Java
17 12 (8.16%) Cisco IPT
18 11 (7.48%) XMPP

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 54 (36.73%) Lync
2 8 (5.44%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.44%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.08%) Office Communications Server
4 5 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.72%) MindAlign
6 2 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.08%) MS Office
3 3 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.36%) MS Project
4 2 (1.36%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.12%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (5.44%) Office 365
3 3 (2.04%) Yammer
4 2 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (17.69%) VoIP
2 22 (14.97%) LAN
3 20 (13.61%) WAN
4 15 (10.20%) Firewall
5 14 (9.52%) IP Telephony
6 13 (8.84%) Skype
7 12 (8.16%) Cisco IPT
7 12 (8.16%) PBX
8 11 (7.48%) H.323
8 11 (7.48%) MPLS
9 9 (6.12%) Converged Networks
10 8 (5.44%) Wireless
10 8 (5.44%) LDAP
11 7 (4.76%) WebEx
11 7 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (4.76%) Network Security
12 6 (4.08%) WLAN
12 6 (4.08%) BIG-IP
13 5 (3.40%) OSPF
13 5 (3.40%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (6.12%) Big Data
2 7 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 40 (27.21%) Finance
2 16 (10.88%) Telecoms
3 14 (9.52%) Banking
4 6 (4.08%) Retail
5 5 (3.40%) Multimedia
6 3 (2.04%) Legal
7 2 (1.36%) Advertising
7 2 (1.36%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.36%) Billing
7 2 (1.36%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (21.09%) Project Manager
2 22 (14.97%) Architect
3 18 (12.24%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 17 (11.56%) Unified Communications Manager
5 16 (10.88%) Communications Engineer
6 14 (9.52%) Network Engineer
7 10 (6.80%) Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (5.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 8 (5.44%) Chief Architect
9 6 (4.08%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (4.08%) Technical Architect
9 6 (4.08%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (3.40%) Technical Manager
10 5 (3.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) Consultant
10 5 (3.40%) Technical Project Manager
10 5 (3.40%) Voice Engineer
11 4 (2.72%) Chief Technical Architect
11 4 (2.72%) Analyst
11 4 (2.72%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.48%) .NET
1 11 (7.48%) XMPP
2 9 (6.12%) RESTful
3 4 (2.72%) MAPI
4 1 (0.68%) REST
4 1 (0.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.24%) Video Conferencing
2 11 (7.48%) Data Centre
3 9 (6.12%) Visualisation
4 8 (5.44%) BYOD
5 6 (4.08%) iPhone
6 5 (3.40%) Clustering
7 4 (2.72%) Video on Demand
7 4 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.04%) Private Cloud
8 3 (2.04%) User Experience
8 3 (2.04%) iPad
9 2 (1.36%) IVR
9 2 (1.36%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.36%) Streaming Video
9 2 (1.36%) SecurID
9 2 (1.36%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.68%) CCTV
10 1 (0.68%) Derivative
10 1 (0.68%) Statistics
10 1 (0.68%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 31 (21.09%) Windows
2 13 (8.84%) Linux
3 9 (6.12%) UNIX
4 8 (5.44%) Android
5 6 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.72%) Solaris
7 2 (1.36%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (11.56%) Project Management
2 15 (10.20%) Change Management
3 14 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (7.48%) Migration
5 10 (6.80%) PRINCE2
6 9 (6.12%) Open Source
6 9 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (6.12%) Big Data Analytics
6 9 (6.12%) Analytics
6 9 (6.12%) Mentoring
7 8 (5.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (5.44%) Network Design
8 7 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (4.76%) DevOps
9 6 (4.08%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (4.08%) Service Management
9 6 (4.08%) ITIL
10 5 (3.40%) Business Continuity
10 5 (3.40%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.16%) Java
2 8 (5.44%) JavaScript
2 8 (5.44%) PHP
2 8 (5.44%) Python
2 8 (5.44%) Ruby
3 6 (4.08%) SQL
4 4 (2.72%) Perl
4 4 (2.72%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.72%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.36%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (17.01%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (7.48%) CCNP
3 6 (4.08%) CCNA
4 5 (3.40%) CCIE
4 5 (3.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.72%) MCSE
6 3 (2.04%) CCVP
6 3 (2.04%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.04%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.36%) PMP
7 2 (1.36%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.36%) MCSA
7 2 (1.36%) ISEB
8 1 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.68%) CISSP
8 1 (0.68%) MCP
8 1 (0.68%) CCSE
8 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.68%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (11.56%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.44%) XenApp
4 4 (2.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.36%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.36%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.36%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.68%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (10.20%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (4.08%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (2.72%) SCCM
4 3 (2.04%) SCOM
4 3 (2.04%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.04%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (1.36%) SCSM
5 2 (1.36%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.68%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 57 (38.78%) Cisco
2 36 (24.49%) Microsoft
3 27 (18.37%) Avaya
4 16 (10.88%) VMware
5 15 (10.20%) Citrix
6 9 (6.12%) Polycom
7 7 (4.76%) F5
8 6 (4.08%) Juniper
9 5 (3.40%) Adobe
9 5 (3.40%) HP
9 5 (3.40%) Acme Packet
10 4 (2.72%) Oracle
10 4 (2.72%) NetApp
10 4 (2.72%) Bloomberg
11 3 (2.04%) 3Com
11 3 (2.04%) CA
12 2 (1.36%) BT
12 2 (1.36%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.36%) Apple
12 2 (1.36%) CheckPoint
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