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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 304 323 364
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +41
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 86 80 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.38% 0.35% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.87% 2.94% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 56 10
Average daily rate
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£475 £419 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.43% +2.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £306 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £755 £500 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £416 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.90% +18.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 - £16.50
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
2998 2717 2849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.26% 11.96% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1963 1823 1738
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 79 132
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.00 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.00 £103.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +12 27 £523 +19.42% 5
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 56 (43.08%) Cisco
2 51 (39.23%) Lync
3 36 (27.69%) Microsoft
4 30 (23.08%) Windows
5 28 (21.54%) Finance
6 23 (17.69%) VoIP
7 21 (16.15%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (15.38%) Active Directory
8 20 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
9 19 (14.62%) Avaya
10 17 (13.08%) LAN
11 16 (12.31%) Java
11 16 (12.31%) WAN
11 16 (12.31%) Project Management
12 15 (11.54%) VMware
12 15 (11.54%) .NET
13 14 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (10.00%) CCNP
14 13 (10.00%) Telecoms
14 13 (10.00%) Change Management
15 12 (9.23%) MS Exchange
15 12 (9.23%) MS Excel
15 12 (9.23%) IP Telephony
15 12 (9.23%) Cisco CUCM
16 11 (8.46%) Converged Networks
16 11 (8.46%) XMPP
16 11 (8.46%) LDAP
17 10 (7.69%) PBX
17 10 (7.69%) Linux
17 10 (7.69%) SQL Server

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 51 (39.23%) Lync
2 12 (9.23%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.85%) MindAlign
4 5 (3.85%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.77%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 12 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.85%) MS Office
3 3 (2.31%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.54%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.92%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.85%) Office 365
3 2 (1.54%) Yammer
3 2 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (17.69%) VoIP
2 17 (13.08%) LAN
3 16 (12.31%) WAN
4 12 (9.23%) IP Telephony
5 11 (8.46%) LDAP
5 11 (8.46%) Converged Networks
6 10 (7.69%) Skype
6 10 (7.69%) Firewall
6 10 (7.69%) PBX
7 9 (6.92%) Cisco IPT
8 8 (6.15%) H.323
9 7 (5.38%) BIG-IP
9 7 (5.38%) MPLS
9 7 (5.38%) WebEx
10 6 (4.62%) DNS
11 5 (3.85%) OSPF
11 5 (3.85%) DHCP
11 5 (3.85%) Wireless
11 5 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (3.08%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.92%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (6.92%) Big Data
General
1 28 (21.54%) Finance
2 13 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.15%) Banking
4 3 (2.31%) Retail
5 2 (1.54%) Back Office
5 2 (1.54%) Legal
5 2 (1.54%) Advertising
6 1 (0.77%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.77%) Billing
6 1 (0.77%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.77%) Local Government
6 1 (0.77%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 23 (17.69%) Architect
3 20 (15.38%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 19 (14.62%) Communications Engineer
5 14 (10.77%) Unified Communications Manager
6 12 (9.23%) Network Engineer
7 9 (6.92%) Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (6.15%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 8 (6.15%) Chief Architect
9 7 (5.38%) Technical Architect
10 6 (4.62%) Consultant
10 6 (4.62%) Technical Manager
10 6 (4.62%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (4.62%) Delivery Manager
11 5 (3.85%) Technical Project Manager
12 4 (3.08%) Chief Technical Architect
12 4 (3.08%) Unified Communications Consultant
12 4 (3.08%) Digital Architect
13 3 (2.31%) Voice Analyst
13 3 (2.31%) Junior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.54%) .NET
2 11 (8.46%) XMPP
3 9 (6.92%) RESTful
4 4 (3.08%) MAPI
5 1 (0.77%) REST
5 1 (0.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (6.92%) Visualisation
3 8 (6.15%) Clustering
4 7 (5.38%) Data Centre
5 6 (4.62%) User Experience
6 5 (3.85%) BYOD
7 4 (3.08%) iPhone
8 3 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.31%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.54%) FlexPod
9 2 (1.54%) iPad
9 2 (1.54%) PMI
9 2 (1.54%) SecurID
10 1 (0.77%) Derivative
10 1 (0.77%) Statistics
10 1 (0.77%) Spread Betting
10 1 (0.77%) NHS
10 1 (0.77%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.77%) IVR
10 1 (0.77%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 30 (23.08%) Windows
2 10 (7.69%) Linux
3 9 (6.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (6.92%) UNIX
4 8 (6.15%) Solaris
5 7 (5.38%) Android
6 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (12.31%) Project Management
2 14 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (10.00%) Change Management
4 10 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 10 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 9 (6.92%) Open Source
5 9 (6.92%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (6.92%) Big Data Analytics
5 9 (6.92%) Analytics
5 9 (6.92%) Migration
6 8 (6.15%) Integration Testing
7 7 (5.38%) DevOps
8 6 (4.62%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (4.62%) Product Management
8 6 (4.62%) ITIL
9 5 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (3.85%) Network Design
9 5 (3.85%) Incident Management
10 4 (3.08%) Load Balancing
10 4 (3.08%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.31%) Java
2 10 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 8 (6.15%) JavaScript
3 8 (6.15%) Perl
3 8 (6.15%) PHP
3 8 (6.15%) SQL
3 8 (6.15%) Python
3 8 (6.15%) Shell Script
3 8 (6.15%) Ruby
4 3 (2.31%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (16.15%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (10.00%) CCNP
3 8 (6.15%) CCNA
4 6 (4.62%) CCIE
5 5 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.31%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.31%) MCSE
7 2 (1.54%) CCDP
7 2 (1.54%) CCIP
7 2 (1.54%) CCSE
7 2 (1.54%) Degree
7 2 (1.54%) PMP
8 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.77%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.77%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.77%) CCVP
8 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.77%) Avaya Certification
8 1 (0.77%) ISEB
System Software
1 20 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.38%) XenApp
4 4 (3.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.54%) XenServer
5 2 (1.54%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.77%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (9.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (3.85%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (3.08%) SCOM
4 3 (2.31%) SCCM
5 2 (1.54%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.54%) SCSM
6 1 (0.77%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.77%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.77%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.77%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.77%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 56 (43.08%) Cisco
2 36 (27.69%) Microsoft
3 19 (14.62%) Avaya
4 15 (11.54%) VMware
5 10 (7.69%) Citrix
6 8 (6.15%) Bloomberg
6 8 (6.15%) Polycom
6 8 (6.15%) F5
7 5 (3.85%) Juniper
8 4 (3.08%) Adobe
8 4 (3.08%) HP
8 4 (3.08%) NetApp
8 4 (3.08%) Tandberg
8 4 (3.08%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.31%) Acme Packet
9 3 (2.31%) Oracle
10 2 (1.54%) Siemens
10 2 (1.54%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.54%) Infoblox
10 2 (1.54%) IPFX
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