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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 345 361 339
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -22
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 57 43 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.27% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.00% 1.65% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 25 28
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£475 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £307 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £485 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-5.62% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £96.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +221.66%
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
2845 2609 2796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.31% 11.64% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1827 1677 1730
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 91 130
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 March 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 March 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 +23 15 £438 +0.57% 7
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Morden - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 49 (51.58%) Cisco
2 31 (32.63%) Lync
3 26 (27.37%) VoIP
4 25 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 24 (25.26%) WAN
6 23 (24.21%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (23.16%) LAN
8 21 (22.11%) Video Conferencing
9 19 (20.00%) Windows
9 19 (20.00%) Finance
10 18 (18.95%) CCNP
11 17 (17.89%) IP Telephony
12 15 (15.79%) MS Excel
13 14 (14.74%) CCNA
13 14 (14.74%) Active Directory
13 14 (14.74%) Cisco CUCM
14 13 (13.68%) Project Management
14 13 (13.68%) Telecoms
15 12 (12.63%) CCIE
16 11 (11.58%) PowerShell
16 11 (11.58%) MS Exchange
16 11 (11.58%) VMware
17 10 (10.53%) MPLS
18 9 (9.47%) SQL Server
18 9 (9.47%) DNS
18 9 (9.47%) Continuous Improvement
19 8 (8.42%) Mentoring
19 8 (8.42%) Tandberg
19 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2008
19 8 (8.42%) XMPP

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 31 (32.63%) Lync
2 11 (11.58%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.21%) MindAlign
4 4 (4.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.11%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.11%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.05%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (1.05%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 15 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 5 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (5.26%) MS Office
3 3 (3.16%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (27.37%) VoIP
2 24 (25.26%) WAN
3 22 (23.16%) LAN
4 17 (17.89%) IP Telephony
5 10 (10.53%) MPLS
6 9 (9.47%) DNS
7 8 (8.42%) VPN
7 8 (8.42%) OSPF
7 8 (8.42%) LDAP
8 7 (7.37%) Wireless
8 7 (7.37%) xDSL
9 6 (6.32%) IPsec
9 6 (6.32%) Internet
9 6 (6.32%) VPLS
9 6 (6.32%) BGP
9 6 (6.32%) DSL
9 6 (6.32%) Ethernet
10 5 (5.26%) DHCP
10 5 (5.26%) PBX
10 5 (5.26%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.47%) SQL Server
General
1 19 (20.00%) Finance
2 13 (13.68%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.37%) Banking
4 4 (4.21%) Law
5 2 (2.11%) Back Office
6 1 (1.05%) Advertising
6 1 (1.05%) Retail
6 1 (1.05%) Billing
6 1 (1.05%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (18.95%) Architect
2 12 (12.63%) Project Manager
2 12 (12.63%) Communications Engineer
3 11 (11.58%) Network Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) Consultant
4 7 (7.37%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (7.37%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (5.26%) Messaging Specialist
6 4 (4.21%) Analyst
6 4 (4.21%) Test Manager
6 4 (4.21%) Service Manager
7 3 (3.16%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (3.16%) Junior
7 3 (3.16%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (3.16%) Security Engineer
7 3 (3.16%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (3.16%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.42%) .NET
1 8 (8.42%) XMPP
2 1 (1.05%) CSS
2 1 (1.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.11%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (8.42%) Clustering
3 3 (3.16%) User Experience
3 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.11%) FlexPod
4 2 (2.11%) IVR
4 2 (2.11%) PMI
5 1 (1.05%) Handset
5 1 (1.05%) FMCG
5 1 (1.05%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.05%) PKI
5 1 (1.05%) Derivative
5 1 (1.05%) Spread Betting
5 1 (1.05%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.00%) Windows
2 8 (8.42%) Solaris
2 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.16%) Linux
4 2 (2.11%) UNIX
5 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.68%) Project Management
2 9 (9.47%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (8.42%) Mentoring
3 8 (8.42%) Integration Testing
4 7 (7.37%) Technical Architecture
4 7 (7.37%) Migration
4 7 (7.37%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.26%) Change Management
5 5 (5.26%) ITIL
5 5 (5.26%) PRINCE2
5 5 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (5.26%) Service Management
5 5 (5.26%) Validation
5 5 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (4.21%) Test Strategy
6 4 (4.21%) Capacity Management
7 3 (3.16%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (3.16%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.16%) Performance Management
7 3 (3.16%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.58%) PowerShell
2 8 (8.42%) Java
2 8 (8.42%) Perl
2 8 (8.42%) Shell Script
3 3 (3.16%) SQL
4 2 (2.11%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (24.21%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (18.95%) CCNP
3 14 (14.74%) CCNA
4 12 (12.63%) CCIE
5 7 (7.37%) CCDP
6 6 (6.32%) CCIP
7 3 (3.16%) CCVP
8 2 (2.11%) CCSE
8 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (2.11%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.11%) MCSE
9 1 (1.05%) ISEB
9 1 (1.05%) CCDA
9 1 (1.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 14 (14.74%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.26%) XenApp
4 2 (2.11%) XenServer
4 2 (2.11%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (14.74%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (7.37%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (3.16%) CiscoWorks
3 3 (3.16%) SCOM
4 2 (2.11%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (2.11%) SCCM
5 1 (1.05%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (1.05%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 49 (51.58%) Cisco
2 25 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 11 (11.58%) VMware
4 8 (8.42%) Bloomberg
4 8 (8.42%) Tandberg
5 7 (7.37%) Citrix
6 6 (6.32%) Avaya
6 6 (6.32%) CheckPoint
7 5 (5.26%) NetApp
7 5 (5.26%) MobileIron
8 4 (4.21%) Polycom
8 4 (4.21%) F5
8 4 (4.21%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.16%) HP
10 2 (2.11%) Juniper
10 2 (2.11%) Genesys
10 2 (2.11%) Siemens
10 2 (2.11%) Infoblox
10 2 (2.11%) IPFX
10 2 (2.11%) Mitel
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