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 8 December 2016 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 384 355 386
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +31
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 43 69 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.31% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.54% 2.45% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 39 37
Median daily rate £500 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £298 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £690 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
-3.87% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £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
2800 2812 3083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.02% 12.46% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1870 1889 2092
Median daily rate £438 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 88 84
Median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% +17.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.69 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -5 8 £535 +28.14% 3
Uxbridge - 1 £725 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 59 (46.46%) Cisco
2 48 (37.80%) Microsoft
3 47 (37.01%) Skype for Business
4 35 (27.56%) Skype
5 29 (22.83%) Video Conferencing
6 25 (19.69%) Finance
7 23 (18.11%) Windows
8 21 (16.54%) MS Exchange
8 21 (16.54%) Office 365
9 18 (14.17%) Data Centre
9 18 (14.17%) SQL Server
10 17 (13.39%) WAN
10 17 (13.39%) Windows Server
11 16 (12.60%) VoIP
11 16 (12.60%) LAN
11 16 (12.60%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (12.60%) ITIL
11 16 (12.60%) Wireless
11 16 (12.60%) Avaya
11 16 (12.60%) XMPP
12 15 (11.81%) Migration
12 15 (11.81%) SQL
12 15 (11.81%) Active Directory
13 14 (11.02%) Law
14 13 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (9.45%) Cisco CUCM
16 11 (8.66%) Polycom
16 11 (8.66%) Citrix
16 11 (8.66%) CCIE
16 11 (8.66%) SharePoint

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 47 (37.01%) Skype for Business
2 21 (16.54%) MS Exchange
3 11 (8.66%) SharePoint
4 8 (6.30%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.36%) IIS
7 3 (2.36%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.36%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.57%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.79%) Apache
9 1 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.79%) Confluence
9 1 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (3.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Faxination
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.54%) Office 365
2 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.15%) IaaS
4 3 (2.36%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.36%) OneDrive
4 3 (2.36%) SaaS
5 2 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.57%) PaaS
5 2 (1.57%) Yammer
6 1 (0.79%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 35 (27.56%) Skype
2 17 (13.39%) WAN
3 16 (12.60%) LAN
3 16 (12.60%) VoIP
3 16 (12.60%) Wireless
4 10 (7.87%) ISDN
4 10 (7.87%) WebEx
5 9 (7.09%) IP Telephony
5 9 (7.09%) Telepresence
6 8 (6.30%) Network Security
7 7 (5.51%) DHCP
7 7 (5.51%) DNS
7 7 (5.51%) Firewall
7 7 (5.51%) MPLS
7 7 (5.51%) PBX
8 6 (4.72%) TCP/IP
8 6 (4.72%) VPN
9 5 (3.94%) Ethernet
9 5 (3.94%) LDAP
10 4 (3.15%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.17%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.57%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.79%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.79%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.57%) JIRA
General
1 25 (19.69%) Finance
2 14 (11.02%) Law
3 10 (7.87%) Financial Institution
4 8 (6.30%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.51%) Retail
6 6 (4.72%) Legal
7 1 (0.79%) Arabic Language
7 1 (0.79%) German Language
7 1 (0.79%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.79%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (25.98%) Architect
2 26 (20.47%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 14 (11.02%) Consultant
4 13 (10.24%) Project Manager
5 11 (8.66%) Unified Communications Manager
6 9 (7.09%) Network Architect
7 8 (6.30%) Developer
7 8 (6.30%) Java Developer
7 8 (6.30%) Lync Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) Cisco Project Manager
8 6 (4.72%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (4.72%) Network Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (4.72%) Unified Communications Consultant
8 6 (4.72%) Voice Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Cisco Architect
9 5 (3.94%) Presales Consultant
9 5 (3.94%) Technical Manager
9 5 (3.94%) Technical Project Manager
9 5 (3.94%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.60%) XMPP
2 8 (6.30%) Spring
3 7 (5.51%) Java EE
3 7 (5.51%) RESTful
3 7 (5.51%) Web Services
4 6 (4.72%) 802.1X
5 4 (3.15%) Middleware
5 4 (3.15%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.79%) LAMP
6 1 (0.79%) WAP
6 1 (0.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (22.83%) Video Conferencing
2 18 (14.17%) Data Centre
3 10 (7.87%) Virtual Team
4 5 (3.94%) Equities
4 5 (3.94%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.36%) IVR
5 3 (2.36%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.36%) NHS
6 2 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.57%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.57%) BYOD
6 2 (1.57%) Clustering
6 2 (1.57%) PKI
6 2 (1.57%) Replication
7 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.79%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.79%) User Experience
7 1 (0.79%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.11%) Windows
2 17 (13.39%) Windows Server
3 9 (7.09%) Linux
4 8 (6.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.72%) Android
5 6 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.15%) CentOS
6 4 (3.15%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.36%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.57%) Unix
8 2 (1.57%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (12.60%) ITIL
2 15 (11.81%) Migration
3 13 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (6.30%) Network Design
5 7 (5.51%) Change Management
5 7 (5.51%) MVC
5 7 (5.51%) Network Architecture
5 7 (5.51%) Presales
5 7 (5.51%) Project Management
5 7 (5.51%) TOGAF
6 6 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (4.72%) Mentoring
7 5 (3.94%) Asset Management
7 5 (3.94%) Identity Access Management
7 5 (3.94%) Service Design
7 5 (3.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (3.15%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (3.15%) ERP
8 4 (3.15%) PRINCE2
9 3 (2.36%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.81%) SQL
2 10 (7.87%) Java
3 5 (3.94%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.15%) C
5 3 (2.36%) Perl
5 3 (2.36%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.36%) Python
6 2 (1.57%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.79%) PHP
7 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (12.60%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (8.66%) CCIE
3 8 (6.30%) CCNP
4 5 (3.94%) CCNA
4 5 (3.94%) Degree
4 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.36%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.36%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.57%) CCDP
6 2 (1.57%) CCVP
6 2 (1.57%) MCSE
6 2 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.79%) APMP
7 1 (0.79%) Avaya Certification
7 1 (0.79%) CCDA
7 1 (0.79%) CCSA
7 1 (0.79%) CCSE
7 1 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.57%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (11.81%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.94%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.94%) XenApp
3 3 (2.36%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.57%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (9.45%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (6.30%) Cisco UCCX
3 6 (4.72%) AirWatch
3 6 (4.72%) SCCM
4 5 (3.94%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (2.36%) Cisco CME
6 2 (1.57%) SCOM
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.79%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.79%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 59 (46.46%) Cisco
2 48 (37.80%) Microsoft
3 16 (12.60%) Avaya
4 11 (8.66%) Citrix
4 11 (8.66%) Polycom
5 7 (5.51%) VMware
6 6 (4.72%) Mitel
6 6 (4.72%) Sonus
7 5 (3.94%) HP
8 4 (3.15%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.15%) NetApp
8 4 (3.15%) Oracle
9 3 (2.36%) Proofpoint
9 3 (2.36%) Verint
10 2 (1.57%) EMC
10 2 (1.57%) MobileIron
10 2 (1.57%) Symantec
11 1 (0.79%) Meraki
11 1 (0.79%) Palo Alto
11 1 (0.79%) Red Box