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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 354 385 361
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -24
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 91 65 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.39% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.75% 2.11% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 39 36
Median daily rate £475 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £324 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £35.63 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 -
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
3312 3074 3054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.34% 12.94% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2185 1984 1874
Median daily rate £450 £417 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.04% +4.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 92 99
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £11.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +36 20 £475 +11.76% 5
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 66 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 59 (42.75%) Cisco
3 54 (39.13%) Skype for Business
4 36 (26.09%) Windows
5 32 (23.19%) Skype
6 29 (21.01%) Windows Server
7 28 (20.29%) Video Conferencing
8 27 (19.57%) WAN
9 26 (18.84%) LAN
9 26 (18.84%) Active Directory
9 26 (18.84%) Finance
9 26 (18.84%) XMPP
10 25 (18.12%) Avaya
10 25 (18.12%) VoIP
11 23 (16.67%) Citrix
11 23 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 20 (14.49%) Data Centre
12 20 (14.49%) Office 365
12 20 (14.49%) SQL
13 19 (13.77%) MS Exchange
13 19 (13.77%) LDAP
14 18 (13.04%) VMware
15 17 (12.32%) ITIL
16 16 (11.59%) Cisco CUCM
17 15 (10.87%) H.323
18 14 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
19 13 (9.42%) PBX
19 13 (9.42%) Cisco Certification
20 12 (8.70%) Law
21 11 (7.97%) Disaster Recovery

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 54 (39.13%) Skype for Business
2 19 (13.77%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.80%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.35%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.72%) Apache
7 1 (0.72%) CMS
7 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.72%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.72%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (5.07%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.72%) MS Office
2 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.49%) Office 365
2 7 (5.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.72%) IaaS
4 1 (0.72%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (23.19%) Skype
2 27 (19.57%) WAN
3 26 (18.84%) LAN
4 25 (18.12%) VoIP
5 19 (13.77%) LDAP
6 15 (10.87%) H.323
7 13 (9.42%) PBX
8 11 (7.97%) CTI
8 11 (7.97%) Wireless
9 10 (7.25%) DHCP
10 9 (6.52%) Firewall
10 9 (6.52%) MPLS
10 9 (6.52%) SAN
11 8 (5.80%) DNS
12 7 (5.07%) Telepresence
13 6 (4.35%) IP Telephony
13 6 (4.35%) ISDN
14 5 (3.62%) Ethernet
14 5 (3.62%) TCP/IP
14 5 (3.62%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 26 (18.84%) Finance
2 12 (8.70%) Law
3 9 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.35%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.90%) Legal
6 3 (2.17%) Banking
6 3 (2.17%) Retail
7 1 (0.72%) Advertising
7 1 (0.72%) Games
7 1 (0.72%) German Language
7 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Local Government
7 1 (0.72%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (24.64%) Architect
2 23 (16.67%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 14 (10.14%) Consultant
3 14 (10.14%) Unified Communications Manager
4 11 (7.97%) Infrastructure Manager
5 10 (7.25%) Project Manager
5 10 (7.25%) Unified Communications Consultant
6 9 (6.52%) Network Architect
7 8 (5.80%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.07%) Network Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) Developer
9 6 (4.35%) Java Developer
9 6 (4.35%) Lync Consultant
10 5 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (3.62%) Cisco Architect
10 5 (3.62%) Network Manager
10 5 (3.62%) Programme Manager
10 5 (3.62%) Telephony Architect
11 4 (2.90%) Infrastructure Architect
11 4 (2.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (18.84%) XMPP
2 6 (4.35%) Spring
3 5 (3.62%) 802.1X
3 5 (3.62%) Java EE
3 5 (3.62%) RESTful
3 5 (3.62%) Web Services
4 3 (2.17%) Spring MVC
5 2 (1.45%) Middleware
6 1 (0.72%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.29%) Video Conferencing
2 20 (14.49%) Data Centre
3 11 (7.97%) IVR
4 5 (3.62%) Replication
5 4 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.90%) PKI
5 4 (2.90%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.17%) Equities
6 3 (2.17%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.17%) NHS
6 3 (2.17%) User Experience
7 2 (1.45%) BYOD
8 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.72%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.72%) Clustering
8 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.72%) PMI
8 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.72%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.72%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 36 (26.09%) Windows
2 29 (21.01%) Windows Server
3 10 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (6.52%) Linux
5 7 (5.07%) Android
6 4 (2.90%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.17%) CentOS
7 3 (2.17%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.45%) AIX
8 2 (1.45%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.72%) Unix
9 1 (0.72%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (12.32%) ITIL
2 11 (7.97%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (7.25%) Change Management
3 10 (7.25%) Migration
3 10 (7.25%) Project Management
4 9 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (6.52%) TOGAF
5 8 (5.80%) Network Management
6 7 (5.07%) Network Design
6 7 (5.07%) Problem Management
7 6 (4.35%) Identity Access Management
7 6 (4.35%) Incident Management
7 6 (4.35%) Server Virtualisation
8 5 (3.62%) MVC
8 5 (3.62%) Network Architecture
8 5 (3.62%) Presales
9 4 (2.90%) Identity Management
9 4 (2.90%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.90%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.49%) SQL
2 8 (5.80%) Java
3 4 (2.90%) C
3 4 (2.90%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.90%) Python
4 3 (2.17%) Perl
5 2 (1.45%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.45%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.45%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.72%) Korn
6 1 (0.72%) PHP
6 1 (0.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (9.42%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (6.52%) CCNP
3 8 (5.80%) CCIE
4 6 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.62%) Avaya Certification
5 5 (3.62%) Degree
6 4 (2.90%) CCNA
7 2 (1.45%) CCNP Voice
7 2 (1.45%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.45%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.45%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.72%) CCDP
8 1 (0.72%) CCIP
8 1 (0.72%) CCSP
8 1 (0.72%) CCVP
8 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.72%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.72%) PMP
8 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.07%) SLA
2 4 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.90%) ISO22301
3 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 26 (18.84%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.62%) XenApp
4 4 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.17%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.72%) Firmware
6 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.72%) Snort
6 1 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.72%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (11.59%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (4.35%) AirWatch
3 5 (3.62%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (3.62%) SCCM
4 3 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (2.17%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.72%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.72%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 66 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 59 (42.75%) Cisco
3 25 (18.12%) Avaya
4 23 (16.67%) Citrix
5 18 (13.04%) VMware
6 10 (7.25%) Polycom
7 9 (6.52%) HP
8 5 (3.62%) EMC
8 5 (3.62%) Mitel
9 3 (2.17%) Remedy
10 2 (1.45%) Altiris
10 2 (1.45%) Apple
10 2 (1.45%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.45%) F5
10 2 (1.45%) Sonus
10 2 (1.45%) WorldPay
11 1 (0.72%) IronPort
11 1 (0.72%) MobileIron
11 1 (0.72%) Postini
11 1 (0.72%) RightFax