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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 323 332 377
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +45
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 85 80 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.37% 0.35% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.81% 2.86% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 52 20
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£425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £313 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £600 £561
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.75 - -
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
3030 2796 2859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.24% 12.20% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1942 1790 1775
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 86 123
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -8.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £15.75 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

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 6 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 6 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 +11 28 £475 +11.76% 6
Paddington - 2 £450 -
Canary Wharf -8 1 - -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 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 66 (42.31%) Cisco
2 62 (39.74%) Lync
3 44 (28.21%) Microsoft
4 43 (27.56%) Finance
5 38 (24.36%) Windows
6 29 (18.59%) Avaya
7 28 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (16.03%) VoIP
9 22 (14.10%) Active Directory
9 22 (14.10%) Video Conferencing
10 21 (13.46%) LAN
11 19 (12.18%) Project Management
12 18 (11.54%) VMware
12 18 (11.54%) WAN
13 17 (10.90%) Change Management
13 17 (10.90%) Telecoms
13 17 (10.90%) IP Telephony
14 16 (10.26%) Java
14 16 (10.26%) Cisco CUCM
15 15 (9.62%) .NET
15 15 (9.62%) MS Excel
15 15 (9.62%) CCNP
15 15 (9.62%) Citrix
15 15 (9.62%) Firewall
16 14 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
17 13 (8.33%) XMPP
17 13 (8.33%) Cisco IPT
17 13 (8.33%) Migration
17 13 (8.33%) Linux

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 62 (39.74%) Lync
2 11 (7.05%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.49%) Office Communications Server
4 7 (4.49%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.21%) MindAlign
6 2 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (9.62%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.85%) MS Office
3 3 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.28%) MS Project
4 2 (1.28%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.77%) Cloud Computing
1 9 (5.77%) Office 365
2 3 (1.92%) Yammer
2 3 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (16.03%) VoIP
2 21 (13.46%) LAN
3 18 (11.54%) WAN
4 17 (10.90%) IP Telephony
5 15 (9.62%) Firewall
6 13 (8.33%) Cisco IPT
7 12 (7.69%) Skype
7 12 (7.69%) MPLS
7 12 (7.69%) PBX
7 12 (7.69%) LDAP
8 11 (7.05%) H.323
9 10 (6.41%) Converged Networks
10 8 (5.13%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (4.49%) Network Security
11 7 (4.49%) BIG-IP
11 7 (4.49%) WebEx
11 7 (4.49%) OSPF
12 6 (3.85%) Wireless
13 5 (3.21%) SCCP
13 5 (3.21%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.05%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (5.77%) Big Data
General
1 43 (27.56%) Finance
2 17 (10.90%) Telecoms
3 12 (7.69%) Banking
4 5 (3.21%) Retail
5 4 (2.56%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.92%) Legal
7 2 (1.28%) Advertising
7 2 (1.28%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.28%) Billing
8 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.64%) Local Government
8 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (19.87%) Project Manager
2 23 (14.74%) Architect
3 20 (12.82%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 19 (12.18%) Communications Engineer
5 18 (11.54%) Unified Communications Manager
6 13 (8.33%) Network Engineer
7 10 (6.41%) Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (5.13%) Chief Architect
8 8 (5.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 7 (4.49%) Technical Architect
10 6 (3.85%) Consultant
10 6 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (3.85%) Technical Manager
10 6 (3.85%) Delivery Manager
11 5 (3.21%) Voice Engineer
11 5 (3.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.21%) Technical Project Manager
12 4 (2.56%) Programme Manager
12 4 (2.56%) Chief Technical Architect
12 4 (2.56%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.62%) .NET
2 13 (8.33%) XMPP
3 9 (5.77%) RESTful
4 4 (2.56%) MAPI
5 1 (0.64%) REST
5 1 (0.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.10%) Video Conferencing
2 11 (7.05%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.77%) Clustering
3 9 (5.77%) Visualisation
4 7 (4.49%) BYOD
5 6 (3.85%) User Experience
5 6 (3.85%) iPhone
6 5 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.92%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.92%) iPad
8 2 (1.28%) IVR
8 2 (1.28%) PMI
8 2 (1.28%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.28%) Streaming Video
8 2 (1.28%) SecurID
8 2 (1.28%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.64%) Derivative
9 1 (0.64%) Statistics
9 1 (0.64%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 38 (24.36%) Windows
2 13 (8.33%) Linux
3 10 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (5.77%) UNIX
5 8 (5.13%) Android
5 8 (5.13%) Solaris
6 5 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.28%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (12.18%) Project Management
2 17 (10.90%) Change Management
3 14 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (8.33%) Migration
4 13 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 11 (7.05%) PRINCE2
6 9 (5.77%) Big Data Analytics
6 9 (5.77%) Analytics
6 9 (5.77%) Open Source
6 9 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (5.13%) Integration Testing
7 8 (5.13%) Network Design
8 7 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (4.49%) Product Management
8 7 (4.49%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (4.49%) DevOps
9 6 (3.85%) Capacity Management
9 6 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (3.85%) ITIL
9 6 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.26%) Java
2 10 (6.41%) PowerShell
3 9 (5.77%) SQL
4 8 (5.13%) Python
4 8 (5.13%) Shell Script
4 8 (5.13%) Ruby
4 8 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.13%) Perl
4 8 (5.13%) PHP
5 3 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (9.62%) CCNP
3 8 (5.13%) CCIE
4 7 (4.49%) CCNA
5 5 (3.21%) MCSE
5 5 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (2.56%) CCVP
7 3 (1.92%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.92%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.92%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.28%) PMP
8 2 (1.28%) MCSA
8 2 (1.28%) Degree
8 2 (1.28%) CCSE
9 1 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.64%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.64%) CCEE
System Software
1 22 (14.10%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.13%) XenApp
4 4 (2.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.28%) XenServer
6 2 (1.28%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.28%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (10.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (3.85%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (3.21%) SCOM
4 4 (2.56%) SCCM
5 3 (1.92%) SCVMM
5 3 (1.92%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (1.28%) SCSM
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.64%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 66 (42.31%) Cisco
2 44 (28.21%) Microsoft
3 29 (18.59%) Avaya
4 18 (11.54%) VMware
5 15 (9.62%) Citrix
6 9 (5.77%) Polycom
7 8 (5.13%) F5
7 8 (5.13%) Bloomberg
8 6 (3.85%) Juniper
8 6 (3.85%) HP
9 5 (3.21%) Adobe
9 5 (3.21%) Acme Packet
10 4 (2.56%) Oracle
10 4 (2.56%) NetApp
11 3 (1.92%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.92%) CA
11 3 (1.92%) 3Com
11 3 (1.92%) Tandberg
12 2 (1.28%) Infoblox
12 2 (1.28%) IPFX
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