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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 363 343 337
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -6
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 60 92 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.28% 0.39% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.02% 2.96% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 66 57
Median daily rate £425 £443 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% +7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £340 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £775 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-14.11% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
2970 3106 2775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.91% 13.29% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2025 2008 1774
Median daily rate £425 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 93 82
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -3.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +19 13 £475 - 12
Ilford - 1 £475 -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 55 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 53 (42.40%) Cisco
3 34 (27.20%) Skype for Business
4 33 (26.40%) Office 365
5 31 (24.80%) WAN
6 29 (23.20%) LAN
7 28 (22.40%) Windows
8 25 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 24 (19.20%) Avaya
10 21 (16.80%) Citrix
10 21 (16.80%) VoIP
10 21 (16.80%) XMPP
11 20 (16.00%) Skype
12 19 (15.20%) Data Centre
12 19 (15.20%) Windows Server
12 19 (15.20%) Finance
13 17 (13.60%) Project Management
14 16 (12.80%) VMware
14 16 (12.80%) LDAP
15 15 (12.00%) ITIL
15 15 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
15 15 (12.00%) Firewall
15 15 (12.00%) Social Network
15 15 (12.00%) Video Conferencing
16 14 (11.20%) H.323
16 14 (11.20%) CCNP
16 14 (11.20%) SQL
17 13 (10.40%) SQL Server
17 13 (10.40%) MS Exchange
17 13 (10.40%) VMware Infrastructure

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 34 (27.20%) Skype for Business
2 13 (10.40%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.60%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.40%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.80%) CMS
6 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.80%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.80%) MS Office
2 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 33 (26.40%) Office 365
2 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.40%) SaaS
4 2 (1.60%) IaaS
5 1 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.80%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 31 (24.80%) WAN
2 29 (23.20%) LAN
3 21 (16.80%) VoIP
4 20 (16.00%) Skype
5 16 (12.80%) LDAP
6 15 (12.00%) Firewall
7 14 (11.20%) H.323
8 11 (8.80%) CTI
8 11 (8.80%) MPLS
8 11 (8.80%) PBX
9 10 (8.00%) VPN
10 9 (7.20%) SAN
11 8 (6.40%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (5.60%) DHCP
12 7 (5.60%) Network Security
13 6 (4.80%) Internet
13 6 (4.80%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (4.80%) Wireless
14 5 (4.00%) DNS
14 5 (4.00%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.40%) SQL Server
General
1 19 (15.20%) Finance
2 6 (4.80%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.20%) Law
4 3 (2.40%) Banking
5 2 (1.60%) Advertising
5 2 (1.60%) Legal
5 2 (1.60%) Retail
6 1 (0.80%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.80%) French Language
6 1 (0.80%) Games
6 1 (0.80%) German Language
6 1 (0.80%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.80%) Local Government
6 1 (0.80%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (19.20%) Architect
2 20 (16.00%) Project Manager
3 14 (11.20%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 13 (10.40%) Unified Communications Manager
5 11 (8.80%) Consultant
5 11 (8.80%) Infrastructure Manager
6 9 (7.20%) Network Architect
7 7 (5.60%) Network Manager
8 6 (4.80%) Analyst
8 6 (4.80%) Change Manager
8 6 (4.80%) Unified Communications Consultant
9 5 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (4.00%) Change Project Manager
9 5 (4.00%) Network Communications Manager
9 5 (4.00%) Network Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) Office 365 Consultant
9 5 (4.00%) Office 365 Manager
9 5 (4.00%) Project Change Manager
9 5 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.20%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.80%) XMPP
2 1 (0.80%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.80%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.20%) Data Centre
2 15 (12.00%) Social Network
2 15 (12.00%) Video Conferencing
3 12 (9.60%) IVR
4 6 (4.80%) Replication
5 4 (3.20%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.40%) PKI
6 3 (2.40%) Statistics
7 2 (1.60%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.60%) User Experience
8 1 (0.80%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.80%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.80%) Clustering
8 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.80%) Equities
8 1 (0.80%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.80%) NHS
8 1 (0.80%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.80%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 28 (22.40%) Windows
2 19 (15.20%) Windows Server
3 7 (5.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (4.80%) Android
4 6 (4.80%) Linux
5 2 (1.60%) AIX
5 2 (1.60%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.60%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.80%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.60%) Project Management
2 15 (12.00%) ITIL
3 10 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (5.60%) Network Management
4 7 (5.60%) Problem Management
5 6 (4.80%) Change Management
5 6 (4.80%) Identity Access Management
5 6 (4.80%) Incident Management
5 6 (4.80%) Network Design
6 5 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (4.00%) Migration
6 5 (4.00%) Presales
6 5 (4.00%) TOGAF
7 4 (3.20%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (3.20%) Identity Management
7 4 (3.20%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.20%) Supplier Management
8 3 (2.40%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.40%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.20%) SQL
2 4 (3.20%) C
3 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.80%) Java
3 1 (0.80%) Korn
3 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.80%) Python
3 1 (0.80%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (11.20%) CCNP
3 5 (4.00%) CCIE
3 5 (4.00%) CCNA
3 5 (4.00%) Degree
3 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.20%) Avaya Certification
5 3 (2.40%) CCNP Voice
6 2 (1.60%) CISM
6 2 (1.60%) CISSP
6 2 (1.60%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.60%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.60%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.80%) CCDP
7 1 (0.80%) CCIP
7 1 (0.80%) CCSP
7 1 (0.80%) CCVP
7 1 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.60%) SLA
2 4 (3.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.20%) ISO22301
3 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 25 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.40%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.60%) XenApp
5 1 (0.80%) Firmware
5 1 (0.80%) Snort
5 1 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.80%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.80%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (8.80%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (4.00%) SCCM
3 3 (2.40%) AirWatch
3 3 (2.40%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.60%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.80%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.80%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.80%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 55 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 53 (42.40%) Cisco
3 24 (19.20%) Avaya
4 21 (16.80%) Citrix
5 16 (12.80%) VMware
6 8 (6.40%) HP
7 5 (4.00%) Polycom
8 4 (3.20%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.20%) EMC
9 3 (2.40%) Apple
9 3 (2.40%) F5
9 3 (2.40%) Juniper
9 3 (2.40%) Palo Alto
10 2 (1.60%) Aerohive Networks
10 2 (1.60%) Altiris
10 2 (1.60%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.60%) Mitel
10 2 (1.60%) Remedy
10 2 (1.60%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.60%) WorldPay
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