The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the London region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 334 361 343
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -18
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 68 43 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.29% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.42% 1.53% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 26 43
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £388 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £563 £562
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.50 -
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2805 2812 3596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.08% 11.60% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1745 1769 2080
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 110 169
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
Unified Communications
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +33 13 £458 +14.37% 9
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 68 (53.13%) Lync
2 56 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 43 (33.59%) Cisco
4 36 (28.13%) Telecoms
5 25 (19.53%) WAN
6 24 (18.75%) Finance
7 23 (17.97%) Windows
8 21 (16.41%) Project Management
9 19 (14.84%) PRINCE2
9 19 (14.84%) LAN
9 19 (14.84%) Active Directory
9 19 (14.84%) Avaya
9 19 (14.84%) Banking
10 17 (13.28%) VoIP
11 16 (12.50%) PBX
11 16 (12.50%) IP Telephony
12 15 (11.72%) Service Delivery
12 15 (11.72%) Firewall
13 14 (10.94%) Wireless
13 14 (10.94%) VMware
13 14 (10.94%) MS Exchange
14 13 (10.16%) Citrix
14 13 (10.16%) Law
15 12 (9.38%) Clustering
15 12 (9.38%) MS Excel
15 12 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (8.59%) Video Conferencing
17 10 (7.81%) UML
18 9 (7.03%) Cisco Certification

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 68 (53.13%) Lync
2 14 (10.94%) MS Exchange
3 9 (7.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.69%) MindAlign
5 4 (3.13%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.69%) MS Office
3 4 (3.13%) MS Project
3 4 (3.13%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.34%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.25%) Office 365
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (19.53%) WAN
2 19 (14.84%) LAN
3 17 (13.28%) VoIP
4 16 (12.50%) PBX
4 16 (12.50%) IP Telephony
5 15 (11.72%) Firewall
6 14 (10.94%) Wireless
7 9 (7.03%) SAN
8 8 (6.25%) DNS
9 6 (4.69%) TCP/IP
10 5 (3.91%) VPN
10 5 (3.91%) MPLS
10 5 (3.91%) Cisco IPT
11 4 (3.13%) DHCP
11 4 (3.13%) NetScaler
12 3 (2.34%) WLAN
13 2 (1.56%) LDAP
13 2 (1.56%) ISDN
13 2 (1.56%) Ethernet
13 2 (1.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.47%) SQL Server
General
1 36 (28.13%) Telecoms
2 24 (18.75%) Finance
3 19 (14.84%) Banking
4 13 (10.16%) Law
5 6 (4.69%) Legal
6 3 (2.34%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 30 (23.44%) Project Manager
2 22 (17.19%) Architect
3 11 (8.59%) Consultant
4 9 (7.03%) Communications Engineer
5 8 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 8 (6.25%) Analyst
6 7 (5.47%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (4.69%) Network Engineer
8 5 (3.91%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 5 (3.91%) Senior Manager
8 5 (3.91%) Engineering Manager
8 5 (3.91%) Senior Project Manager
8 5 (3.91%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (3.91%) Communications Manager
8 5 (3.91%) Avaya Engineer
9 4 (3.13%) Technical Manager
9 4 (3.13%) Enterprise Architect
9 4 (3.13%) Pre Sales Consultant
9 4 (3.13%) Technical Project Manager
10 3 (2.34%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.47%) .NET
2 5 (3.91%) XMPP
3 1 (0.78%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.78%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.78%) J2EE
3 1 (0.78%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.38%) Clustering
2 11 (8.59%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (3.91%) PMI
4 4 (3.13%) IVR
5 3 (2.34%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.56%) Handset
7 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.78%) Statistics
7 1 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.78%) CMDB
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.97%) Windows
2 12 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (5.47%) Solaris
4 6 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.56%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.78%) Linux
6 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.41%) Project Management
2 19 (14.84%) PRINCE2
3 15 (11.72%) Service Delivery
4 10 (7.81%) UML
5 8 (6.25%) ITIL
6 6 (4.69%) Integration Testing
6 6 (4.69%) Network Management
6 6 (4.69%) Change Management
6 6 (4.69%) Migration
6 6 (4.69%) Capacity Management
7 5 (3.91%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (3.91%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (3.13%) Load Balancing
8 4 (3.13%) Information Security
8 4 (3.13%) Use Case
9 3 (2.34%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (2.34%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (2.34%) TOGAF
9 3 (2.34%) Network Design
10 2 (1.56%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.47%) Java
1 7 (5.47%) Perl
1 7 (5.47%) SQL
2 5 (3.91%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.56%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (7.03%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 8 (6.25%) CCNP
3 7 (5.47%) PMI Certification
4 6 (4.69%) CCVP
5 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.91%) MCSE
5 5 (3.91%) CCIE
5 5 (3.91%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.91%) PMP
6 4 (3.13%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.34%) Avaya Certification
7 3 (2.34%) CCDP
7 3 (2.34%) APMP
8 2 (1.56%) MCP
9 1 (0.78%) CCIP
9 1 (0.78%) CCNA
9 1 (0.78%) CCDA
9 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.78%) QA
1 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (14.84%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.03%) XenApp
4 7 (5.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (5.47%) XenDesktop
5 4 (3.13%) UAG
5 4 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.13%) Xen
5 4 (3.13%) XenServer
5 4 (3.13%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.34%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.56%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.78%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (5.47%) SCCM
2 5 (3.91%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (3.13%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (2.34%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (2.34%) XenMobile
5 2 (1.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (1.56%) SCOM
5 2 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 56 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 43 (33.59%) Cisco
3 19 (14.84%) Avaya
4 14 (10.94%) VMware
5 13 (10.16%) Citrix
6 8 (6.25%) HP
7 7 (5.47%) Acme Packet
8 6 (4.69%) EMC
8 6 (4.69%) Bloomberg
9 5 (3.91%) Symantec
10 3 (2.34%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.34%) Dell
10 3 (2.34%) Mitel
10 3 (2.34%) Aruba
11 2 (1.56%) Stonesoft
11 2 (1.56%) AppSense
11 2 (1.56%) F5
11 2 (1.56%) IBM
11 2 (1.56%) Juniper
11 2 (1.56%) Oracle
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