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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 368 377 320
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -57
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 51 42 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.17% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.66% 1.38% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 25 60
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £279 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £51.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
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
3079 3035 3124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.88% 12.15% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2103 1999 1976
Average daily rate £388 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 97 146
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -1.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £39.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014. 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 +14 21 £450 +12.50% 9
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 43 (38.74%) Cisco
2 42 (37.84%) Lync
3 38 (34.23%) Microsoft
4 26 (23.42%) WAN
5 23 (20.72%) IP Telephony
6 22 (19.82%) LAN
7 21 (18.92%) VoIP
7 21 (18.92%) MS Exchange
8 19 (17.12%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (16.22%) Banking
9 18 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 17 (15.32%) Telecoms
10 17 (15.32%) PRINCE2
11 16 (14.41%) CCNP
11 16 (14.41%) Service Delivery
11 16 (14.41%) Project Management
12 15 (13.51%) Finance
13 13 (11.71%) Avaya
13 13 (11.71%) Video Conferencing
14 11 (9.91%) Office Communications Server
14 11 (9.91%) Active Directory
14 11 (9.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 10 (9.01%) Law
15 10 (9.01%) CCNA
15 10 (9.01%) VPN
15 10 (9.01%) DNS
15 10 (9.01%) MS Excel
15 10 (9.01%) Windows
15 10 (9.01%) Exchange Server 2007
16 9 (8.11%) PowerShell

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 42 (37.84%) Lync
2 21 (18.92%) MS Exchange
3 18 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (9.91%) Office Communications Server
5 10 (9.01%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (6.31%) SharePoint
8 4 (3.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.80%) MindAlign
10 1 (0.90%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.90%) IBM Connections
Applications
1 10 (9.01%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.41%) MS Office
3 4 (3.60%) MS Project
3 4 (3.60%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.90%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.11%) Office 365
2 5 (4.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (23.42%) WAN
2 23 (20.72%) IP Telephony
3 22 (19.82%) LAN
4 21 (18.92%) VoIP
5 10 (9.01%) VPN
5 10 (9.01%) DNS
6 9 (8.11%) MPLS
6 9 (8.11%) Wireless
7 8 (7.21%) Firewall
8 7 (6.31%) Cisco IPT
8 7 (6.31%) PBX
9 5 (4.50%) DHCP
9 5 (4.50%) BGP
10 4 (3.60%) DSL
10 4 (3.60%) OSPF
10 4 (3.60%) Internet
10 4 (3.60%) IPsec
10 4 (3.60%) VPLS
10 4 (3.60%) Ethernet
10 4 (3.60%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.70%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (16.22%) Banking
2 17 (15.32%) Telecoms
3 15 (13.51%) Finance
4 10 (9.01%) Law
5 5 (4.50%) Retail
5 5 (4.50%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.90%) Marketing
6 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.90%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 24 (21.62%) Architect
2 19 (17.12%) Project Manager
3 11 (9.91%) Analyst
4 9 (8.11%) Business Analyst
4 9 (8.11%) Consultant
4 9 (8.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (8.11%) Messaging Engineer
5 7 (6.31%) Enterprise Architect
6 6 (5.41%) Network Engineer
6 6 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.50%) Senior Manager
7 5 (4.50%) Senior Project Manager
8 4 (3.60%) Messaging Specialist
8 4 (3.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (3.60%) Cisco Support
9 3 (2.70%) Voice Engineer
9 3 (2.70%) Designer
9 3 (2.70%) Cisco Voice Engineer
9 3 (2.70%) Communications Manager
9 3 (2.70%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.31%) XMPP
2 5 (4.50%) Middleware
3 4 (3.60%) CSS
4 3 (2.70%) .NET
5 1 (0.90%) COM
5 1 (0.90%) JSP
5 1 (0.90%) jQuery
5 1 (0.90%) HTML5
5 1 (0.90%) LESS
5 1 (0.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.90%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.90%) Spring
5 1 (0.90%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.71%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (5.41%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.80%) Handset
4 2 (1.80%) Clustering
5 1 (0.90%) IVR
5 1 (0.90%) PKI
5 1 (0.90%) Statistics
5 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.90%) CMDB
5 1 (0.90%) DTV
5 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.90%) PMI
5 1 (0.90%) NHS
5 1 (0.90%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (0.90%) FMCG
5 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.01%) Windows
2 5 (4.50%) Android
3 4 (3.60%) Linux
4 2 (1.80%) Solaris
4 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.80%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.32%) PRINCE2
2 16 (14.41%) Service Delivery
2 16 (14.41%) Project Management
3 9 (8.11%) ITIL
4 7 (6.31%) Migration
5 6 (5.41%) UML
6 5 (4.50%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (4.50%) Incident Management
6 5 (4.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (4.50%) Change Control
6 5 (4.50%) Capacity Management
7 4 (3.60%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (3.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (2.70%) Validation
8 3 (2.70%) Service Management
8 3 (2.70%) Change Management
8 3 (2.70%) Network Design
8 3 (2.70%) Load Balancing
8 3 (2.70%) Portfolio Management
8 3 (2.70%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.11%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.70%) Java
3 2 (1.80%) Perl
4 1 (0.90%) SQL
4 1 (0.90%) VBScript
4 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.90%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.90%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (17.12%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (14.41%) CCNP
3 11 (9.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 10 (9.01%) CCNA
5 9 (8.11%) CCIE
5 9 (8.11%) CCDP
6 8 (7.21%) CCVP
7 4 (3.60%) CCIP
8 3 (2.70%) MCSE
8 3 (2.70%) CCDA
8 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.80%) Degree
10 1 (0.90%) Avaya Certification
10 1 (0.90%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.90%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 11 (9.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.60%) XenApp
4 3 (2.70%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.80%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.90%) vSphere
6 1 (0.90%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (8.11%) Cisco UCCX
1 9 (8.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (4.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 5 (4.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 5 (4.50%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (3.60%) XenMobile
4 2 (1.80%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (1.80%) SCCM
5 1 (0.90%) SCOM
5 1 (0.90%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 43 (38.74%) Cisco
2 38 (34.23%) Microsoft
3 13 (11.71%) Avaya
4 6 (5.41%) Citrix
4 6 (5.41%) Symantec
5 5 (4.50%) VMware
5 5 (4.50%) CheckPoint
5 5 (4.50%) IronPort
5 5 (4.50%) Tandberg
5 5 (4.50%) F5
5 5 (4.50%) MobileIron
6 4 (3.60%) Remedy
7 3 (2.70%) AppSense
7 3 (2.70%) Mitel
7 3 (2.70%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.70%) Acme Packet
7 3 (2.70%) IBM
7 3 (2.70%) Juniper
7 3 (2.70%) Nokia
8 2 (1.80%) NetApp
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