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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
England / London
Rank 328 360 366
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +6
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 69 59 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.36% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.82% 2.16% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 47 27
Median daily rate £481 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £340 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £378
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 -

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
2444 2733 2896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.80% 12.74% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1653 1784 1868
Median daily rate £440 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 65 89
Median hourly rate £33.00 £22.62 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.88% +13.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Unified Communications as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the London region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +25 19 £513 +12.32% 5
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 70 (61.95%) Cisco
2 54 (47.79%) Microsoft
2 54 (47.79%) Skype for Business
3 42 (37.17%) Skype
4 30 (26.55%) Cisco CUCM
5 26 (23.01%) Office 365
5 26 (23.01%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (20.35%) MS Exchange
6 23 (20.35%) Video Conferencing
7 21 (18.58%) Citrix
8 20 (17.70%) Migration
9 19 (16.81%) XMPP
10 16 (14.16%) CCNP
10 16 (14.16%) ITIL
11 15 (13.27%) LAN
11 15 (13.27%) Finance
11 15 (13.27%) Law
11 15 (13.27%) VMware
12 14 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (12.39%) VoIP
12 14 (12.39%) WAN
12 14 (12.39%) Windows
13 13 (11.50%) SharePoint
14 12 (10.62%) Active Directory
15 11 (9.73%) Firewall
15 11 (9.73%) CCIE
15 11 (9.73%) VPN
15 11 (9.73%) MS Excel
15 11 (9.73%) C
16 10 (8.85%) MS Office

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 54 (47.79%) Skype for Business
2 23 (20.35%) MS Exchange
3 13 (11.50%) SharePoint
4 7 (6.19%) Office Communications Server
5 6 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.65%) CMS
7 3 (2.65%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.65%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.65%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.77%) IIS
8 2 (1.77%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.88%) Confluence
9 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (9.73%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.85%) MS Office
3 2 (1.77%) MS Project
4 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 26 (23.01%) Office 365
2 9 (7.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.19%) IaaS
4 5 (4.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (4.42%) OneDrive
5 3 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.65%) Yammer
6 2 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.77%) PaaS
6 2 (1.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (37.17%) Skype
2 15 (13.27%) LAN
3 14 (12.39%) VoIP
3 14 (12.39%) WAN
4 11 (9.73%) Firewall
4 11 (9.73%) VPN
5 10 (8.85%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (7.96%) Telepresence
6 9 (7.96%) WebEx
7 8 (7.08%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (6.19%) ISDN
8 7 (6.19%) Wireless
9 5 (4.42%) Network Security
9 5 (4.42%) PBX
10 4 (3.54%) IP Telephony
10 4 (3.54%) MPLS
11 3 (2.65%) Cisco Wireless
11 3 (2.65%) DMZ
11 3 (2.65%) DNS
11 3 (2.65%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.65%) Power BI
2 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.88%) FileMaker
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (1.77%) JIRA
General
1 15 (13.27%) Finance
1 15 (13.27%) Law
2 7 (6.19%) Legal
3 5 (4.42%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.54%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.54%) Retail
5 2 (1.77%) Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Arabic Language
6 1 (0.88%) Back Office
6 1 (0.88%) French Language
6 1 (0.88%) Local Government
6 1 (0.88%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (29.20%) Architect
2 15 (13.27%) Consultant
3 14 (12.39%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 12 (10.62%) Analyst
5 9 (7.96%) Project Manager
5 9 (7.96%) Unified Communications Consultant
6 8 (7.08%) Unified Communications Manager
7 7 (6.19%) Network Analyst
7 7 (6.19%) Voice Consultant
8 6 (5.31%) Cisco Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) Lync Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Network Architect
8 6 (5.31%) Voice Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) Voice Architect
10 4 (3.54%) Avaya Engineer
10 4 (3.54%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (3.54%) Data Consultant
10 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (3.54%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.81%) XMPP
2 3 (2.65%) Web Services
3 2 (1.77%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.77%) Java EE
3 2 (1.77%) Middleware
3 2 (1.77%) RESTful
3 2 (1.77%) Spring
3 2 (1.77%) WAP
4 1 (0.88%) .NET
4 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.88%) CSS
4 1 (0.88%) CSS3
4 1 (0.88%) HTML
4 1 (0.88%) HTML5
4 1 (0.88%) HTML5 Canvas
4 1 (0.88%) jQuery
4 1 (0.88%) Spring MVC
4 1 (0.88%) SVG
4 1 (0.88%) WebGL
4 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.35%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (7.08%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.31%) IVR
4 6 (5.31%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.54%) Handset
6 3 (2.65%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.77%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.77%) Clustering
7 2 (1.77%) Equities
7 2 (1.77%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.77%) PKI
7 2 (1.77%) Replication
8 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.88%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.88%) Fintech
8 1 (0.88%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.39%) Windows
2 6 (5.31%) Linux
2 6 (5.31%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (3.54%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.65%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.77%) Unix
6 1 (0.88%) Android
6 1 (0.88%) CentOS
6 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.70%) Migration
2 16 (14.16%) ITIL
3 9 (7.96%) TOGAF
4 8 (7.08%) Identity Management
4 8 (7.08%) Network Management
4 8 (7.08%) Presales
4 8 (7.08%) Project Management
5 7 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (6.19%) Network Design
5 7 (6.19%) Validation
6 6 (5.31%) Technical Analysis
7 5 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (3.54%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.54%) Mentoring
8 4 (3.54%) Network Architecture
8 4 (3.54%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.54%) Service Design
8 4 (3.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.65%) Budgeting and Forecasting
9 3 (2.65%) Planning and Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.73%) C
2 7 (6.19%) SQL
3 3 (2.65%) Java
3 3 (2.65%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.77%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.88%) C#
5 1 (0.88%) Perl
5 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.88%) Python
5 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (23.01%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (14.16%) CCNP
3 11 (9.73%) CCIE
4 8 (7.08%) Degree
5 7 (6.19%) CCNA
6 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (4.42%) Security Cleared
7 4 (3.54%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.65%) CCVP
8 3 (2.65%) MCSE
9 2 (1.77%) CCDP
9 2 (1.77%) CCNP Voice
9 2 (1.77%) MCSD
9 2 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.88%) CCDA
10 1 (0.88%) CCSA
10 1 (0.88%) CCSE
10 1 (0.88%) CCSP
10 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.88%) PMO
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (10.62%) Active Directory
3 7 (6.19%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.42%) XenApp
5 3 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.77%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 30 (26.55%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (4.42%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (3.54%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (3.54%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (3.54%) SCCM
4 3 (2.65%) Cisco CME
4 3 (2.65%) SCOM
5 2 (1.77%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.77%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.88%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 70 (61.95%) Cisco
2 54 (47.79%) Microsoft
3 21 (18.58%) Citrix
4 15 (13.27%) VMware
5 10 (8.85%) Avaya
6 8 (7.08%) Palo Alto
6 8 (7.08%) Polycom
6 8 (7.08%) Verint
7 7 (6.19%) F5
7 7 (6.19%) SolarWinds
8 6 (5.31%) HP
8 6 (5.31%) Sonus
9 5 (4.42%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.54%) NetApp
11 3 (2.65%) Mitel
12 2 (1.77%) Oracle
12 2 (1.77%) Proofpoint
12 2 (1.77%) Sophos
12 2 (1.77%) Symantec
13 1 (0.88%) CyberTech
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