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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 349 354 349
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 63 35 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.16% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.25% 1.18% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 21 47
Average daily rate £425 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £300 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £31.25 -
% change year-on-year
+476.00% -
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2800 2963 3738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.57% 13.72% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1827 1841 2271
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 132 152
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -4 12 £438 +34.61% 10
Croydon - 2 £288 -
Enfield - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 55 (46.22%) Lync
2 44 (36.97%) Microsoft
3 40 (33.61%) Cisco
4 37 (31.09%) Telecoms
5 29 (24.37%) Law
6 27 (22.69%) VoIP
6 27 (22.69%) ITIL
7 25 (21.01%) Video Conferencing
8 24 (20.17%) MS Exchange
8 24 (20.17%) WAN
9 21 (17.65%) Active Directory
10 20 (16.81%) LAN
10 20 (16.81%) Finance
10 20 (16.81%) Wireless
11 18 (15.13%) VMware
12 17 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
13 15 (12.61%) Firewall
13 15 (12.61%) Project Management
13 15 (12.61%) Windows
13 15 (12.61%) Banking
14 14 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
14 14 (11.76%) CCNA
14 14 (11.76%) Citrix
14 14 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
15 13 (10.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 13 (10.92%) PRINCE2
15 13 (10.92%) Enterprise Architecture
16 12 (10.08%) Legal
16 12 (10.08%) TCP/IP

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 55 (46.22%) Lync
2 24 (20.17%) MS Exchange
3 17 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (10.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (9.24%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (6.72%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (3.36%) SharePoint
9 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.84%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (6.72%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.36%) MS Project
2 4 (3.36%) MS Office
3 3 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.04%) Office 365
2 4 (3.36%) SaaS
3 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (22.69%) VoIP
2 24 (20.17%) WAN
3 20 (16.81%) LAN
3 20 (16.81%) Wireless
4 15 (12.61%) Firewall
5 12 (10.08%) TCP/IP
6 8 (6.72%) PBX
6 8 (6.72%) SAN
6 8 (6.72%) NetScaler
7 7 (5.88%) Network Security
8 6 (5.04%) Internet
8 6 (5.04%) MPLS
8 6 (5.04%) BGP
8 6 (5.04%) VPN
8 6 (5.04%) DNS
9 5 (4.20%) SMTP
9 5 (4.20%) IPsec
10 4 (3.36%) OSPF
11 3 (2.52%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (2.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (3.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.36%) DB2
2 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.52%) Siebel EIM
3 3 (2.52%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 37 (31.09%) Telecoms
2 29 (24.37%) Law
3 20 (16.81%) Finance
4 15 (12.61%) Banking
5 12 (10.08%) Legal
6 3 (2.52%) Back Office
7 1 (0.84%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (23.53%) Architect
2 16 (13.45%) Analyst
3 15 (12.61%) Project Manager
4 12 (10.08%) Network Engineer
5 10 (8.40%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (8.40%) Consultant
5 10 (8.40%) Business Analyst
6 8 (6.72%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (3.36%) Technical Project Manager
7 4 (3.36%) DBA
7 4 (3.36%) Network Consultant
7 4 (3.36%) Avaya Engineer
7 4 (3.36%) Communications Engineer
7 4 (3.36%) DB2 DBA
7 4 (3.36%) Technical Manager
7 4 (3.36%) Enterprise Architect
7 4 (3.36%) Project Engineer
7 4 (3.36%) Messaging Specialist
8 3 (2.52%) Programme Director
8 3 (2.52%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.52%) .NET
1 3 (2.52%) SOAP
1 3 (2.52%) Web Services
1 3 (2.52%) XML
1 3 (2.52%) HTML
1 3 (2.52%) WSDL
2 2 (1.68%) XMPP
3 1 (0.84%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.01%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (5.88%) PMI
3 6 (5.04%) NHS
4 5 (4.20%) Clustering
5 4 (3.36%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.36%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.36%) PKI
5 4 (3.36%) IVR
6 3 (2.52%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.68%) Social Media
7 2 (1.68%) Handset
8 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.84%) Replication
8 1 (0.84%) Statistics
8 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.84%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.61%) Windows
2 8 (6.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.36%) zOS
3 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.68%) UNIX
4 2 (1.68%) Linux
4 2 (1.68%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.84%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.84%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.69%) ITIL
2 15 (12.61%) Project Management
3 14 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (10.92%) PRINCE2
4 13 (10.92%) Enterprise Architecture
5 11 (9.24%) Migration
6 9 (7.56%) UML
7 8 (6.72%) Change Management
7 8 (6.72%) TOGAF
7 8 (6.72%) Business Continuity
8 7 (5.88%) Load Balancing
9 6 (5.04%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.04%) ERP
9 6 (5.04%) Use Case
9 6 (5.04%) Information Management
9 6 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (5.04%) Mobile Device Management
10 5 (4.20%) Change Control
10 5 (4.20%) Network Design
10 5 (4.20%) e-GIF
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.24%) SQL
2 6 (5.04%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.20%) Java
4 3 (2.52%) ABAP
4 3 (2.52%) C++
5 2 (1.68%) Perl
6 1 (0.84%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (11.76%) CCNA
3 11 (9.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (8.40%) CCNP
5 9 (7.56%) PMI Certification
5 9 (7.56%) MCSE
6 7 (5.88%) Security Cleared
7 6 (5.04%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.36%) MCP
8 4 (3.36%) APMP
9 3 (2.52%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (2.52%) Degree
9 3 (2.52%) CCIE
9 3 (2.52%) PMP
10 2 (1.68%) CISSP
10 2 (1.68%) MCSA
11 1 (0.84%) CCVP
11 1 (0.84%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.84%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.20%) HL7
1 5 (4.20%) COBIT
2 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.84%) QA
2 1 (0.84%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 14 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.72%) UAG
4 6 (5.04%) vSphere
5 5 (4.20%) XenApp
6 4 (3.36%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.52%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.52%) XenServer
7 3 (2.52%) Xen
8 2 (1.68%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.68%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.84%) vCloud
9 1 (0.84%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 10 (8.40%) SCCM
2 8 (6.72%) SCOM
3 6 (5.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (3.36%) MAINVIEW
5 3 (2.52%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (2.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.68%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.68%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (1.68%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 44 (36.97%) Microsoft
2 40 (33.61%) Cisco
3 18 (15.13%) VMware
4 14 (11.76%) Citrix
5 12 (10.08%) Avaya
6 10 (8.40%) HP
7 8 (6.72%) Juniper
7 8 (6.72%) Symantec
8 7 (5.88%) Mitel
9 5 (4.20%) Oracle
10 4 (3.36%) Clearswift
10 4 (3.36%) BMC
10 4 (3.36%) Dell
10 4 (3.36%) EMC
10 4 (3.36%) Blue Coat
11 3 (2.52%) MobileIron
11 3 (2.52%) RightFax
11 3 (2.52%) Aruba
11 3 (2.52%) Siebel
11 3 (2.52%) SAP
City of London
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Posted: 10 days ago
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Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 18 days ago