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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 354 353 357
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 82 81 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.37% 0.34% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.56% 2.63% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 56 41
Median daily rate £468 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.72% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £800 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £431 £375
% change year-on-year
-15.21% +14.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £35.63 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.90 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
+67.72% -
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
3201 3077 2851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.45% 13.04% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2156 1990 1771
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 112 89
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.98 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.79% -10.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.68 £42.70 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

Unified Communications
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Unified Communications as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the London region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +41 18 £475 +2.70% 4
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 59 (41.55%) Cisco
2 58 (40.85%) Microsoft
3 50 (35.21%) Skype for Business
4 32 (22.54%) Windows
5 30 (21.13%) Office 365
6 29 (20.42%) Skype
7 27 (19.01%) Active Directory
7 27 (19.01%) XMPP
8 26 (18.31%) WAN
9 25 (17.61%) Citrix
10 24 (16.90%) Avaya
10 24 (16.90%) LAN
10 24 (16.90%) Video Conferencing
10 24 (16.90%) Windows Server
11 21 (14.79%) Finance
12 20 (14.08%) VoIP
13 18 (12.68%) MS Exchange
13 18 (12.68%) VMware
13 18 (12.68%) Cisco CUCM
14 17 (11.97%) LDAP
14 17 (11.97%) SQL
14 17 (11.97%) SQL Server
15 16 (11.27%) ITIL
16 15 (10.56%) Data Centre
16 15 (10.56%) Project Management
16 15 (10.56%) H.323
17 14 (9.86%) Cisco Certification
17 14 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
18 12 (8.45%) CCNP
18 12 (8.45%) PBX

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 50 (35.21%) Skype for Business
2 18 (12.68%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.63%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.82%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.70%) CMS
7 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (6.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.70%) MS Office
2 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 30 (21.13%) Office 365
2 6 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.11%) SaaS
4 2 (1.41%) IaaS
5 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.70%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 29 (20.42%) Skype
2 26 (18.31%) WAN
3 24 (16.90%) LAN
4 20 (14.08%) VoIP
5 17 (11.97%) LDAP
6 15 (10.56%) H.323
7 12 (8.45%) PBX
8 11 (7.75%) CTI
8 11 (7.75%) MPLS
9 10 (7.04%) Firewall
10 9 (6.34%) SAN
11 7 (4.93%) DHCP
11 7 (4.93%) VPN
12 6 (4.23%) Telepresence
12 6 (4.23%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (3.52%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (3.52%) DNS
13 5 (3.52%) WebEx
13 5 (3.52%) Wireless
14 4 (2.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 21 (14.79%) Finance
2 12 (8.45%) Law
3 9 (6.34%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.82%) Legal
5 3 (2.11%) Banking
6 2 (1.41%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.41%) Retail
7 1 (0.70%) Advertising
7 1 (0.70%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.70%) French Language
7 1 (0.70%) Games
7 1 (0.70%) German Language
7 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Local Government
7 1 (0.70%) Marketing
7 1 (0.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (23.94%) Architect
2 18 (12.68%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 17 (11.97%) Project Manager
4 16 (11.27%) Unified Communications Manager
5 14 (9.86%) Consultant
6 11 (7.75%) Network Architect
7 10 (7.04%) Infrastructure Manager
8 9 (6.34%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (5.63%) Unified Communications Consultant
10 6 (4.23%) Network Manager
11 5 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (3.52%) Analyst
11 5 (3.52%) Cisco Architect
11 5 (3.52%) Office 365 Consultant
11 5 (3.52%) Telephony Architect
12 4 (2.82%) Cisco Project Manager
12 4 (2.82%) Developer
12 4 (2.82%) Lync Engineer
12 4 (2.82%) Network Communications Manager
12 4 (2.82%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (19.01%) XMPP
2 4 (2.82%) Spring
3 3 (2.11%) Java EE
3 3 (2.11%) RESTful
3 3 (2.11%) Web Services
4 2 (1.41%) Spring MVC
5 1 (0.70%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.90%) Video Conferencing
2 15 (10.56%) Data Centre
3 11 (7.75%) IVR
4 10 (7.04%) Social Network
5 6 (4.23%) Replication
6 4 (2.82%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.11%) NHS
7 3 (2.11%) PKI
7 3 (2.11%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.41%) BYOD
8 2 (1.41%) Equities
8 2 (1.41%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.41%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.41%) User Experience
9 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.70%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.70%) Clustering
9 1 (0.70%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.70%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 32 (22.54%) Windows
2 24 (16.90%) Windows Server
3 8 (5.63%) Linux
4 7 (4.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.23%) Android
6 2 (1.41%) AIX
6 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.41%) CentOS
6 2 (1.41%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.41%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.70%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (11.27%) ITIL
2 15 (10.56%) Project Management
3 11 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (6.34%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (6.34%) TOGAF
5 8 (5.63%) Network Management
6 7 (4.93%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (4.93%) Migration
6 7 (4.93%) Network Design
6 7 (4.93%) Problem Management
7 6 (4.23%) Change Management
7 6 (4.23%) Identity Access Management
7 6 (4.23%) Incident Management
7 6 (4.23%) Presales
8 5 (3.52%) Network Architecture
9 4 (2.82%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (2.82%) Server Virtualisation
9 4 (2.82%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.82%) Supplier Management
9 4 (2.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.97%) SQL
2 5 (3.52%) Java
3 4 (2.82%) C
4 2 (1.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.41%) Python
5 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.70%) Korn
5 1 (0.70%) Perl
5 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.70%) Ruby
5 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (9.86%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (8.45%) CCNP
3 6 (4.23%) CCNA
4 5 (3.52%) CCIE
4 5 (3.52%) Degree
4 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.82%) Avaya Certification
6 3 (2.11%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.11%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.41%) CCNP Voice
7 2 (1.41%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.70%) CCDP
8 1 (0.70%) CCIP
8 1 (0.70%) CCSP
8 1 (0.70%) CCVP
8 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.93%) SLA
2 4 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.82%) ISO22301
3 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 27 (19.01%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.52%) XenApp
4 3 (2.11%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.70%) Firmware
6 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.70%) Snort
6 1 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.70%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (12.68%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (4.23%) AirWatch
3 5 (3.52%) SCCM
4 3 (2.11%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (2.11%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.70%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.70%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 59 (41.55%) Cisco
2 58 (40.85%) Microsoft
3 25 (17.61%) Citrix
4 24 (16.90%) Avaya
5 18 (12.68%) VMware
6 9 (6.34%) Polycom
7 8 (5.63%) HP
8 5 (3.52%) Mitel
9 4 (2.82%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.82%) EMC
10 3 (2.11%) Apple
10 3 (2.11%) F5
10 3 (2.11%) Remedy
11 2 (1.41%) Aerohive Networks
11 2 (1.41%) Altiris
11 2 (1.41%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.41%) Sonus
11 2 (1.41%) WorldPay
12 1 (0.70%) Proofpoint
12 1 (0.70%) Tandberg
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