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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
England / London
Rank 366 361 376
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 43 59 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.28% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.74% 2.22% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 37 28
Median daily rate £488 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £343 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £770 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £394 £390
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year
-61.62% -

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
2473 2661 2759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.72% 12.67% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1673 1740 1845
Median daily rate £430 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £257 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 78 64
Median hourly rate £44.50 £24.23 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.65% +29.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.38 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 -2 6 £575 +22.01% 4
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 54 (50.00%) Cisco
2 49 (45.37%) Skype for Business
3 48 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 39 (36.11%) Skype
5 26 (24.07%) Office 365
6 24 (22.22%) Migration
6 24 (22.22%) MS Exchange
7 21 (19.44%) Video Conferencing
8 20 (18.52%) Finance
9 18 (16.67%) Windows
10 17 (15.74%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (15.74%) VoIP
10 17 (15.74%) Cisco CUCM
11 14 (12.96%) Data Centre
11 14 (12.96%) WAN
11 14 (12.96%) LAN
11 14 (12.96%) SharePoint
11 14 (12.96%) Wireless
11 14 (12.96%) XMPP
12 13 (12.04%) Avaya
12 13 (12.04%) SQL Server
12 13 (12.04%) ITIL
13 12 (11.11%) CCIE
13 12 (11.11%) Citrix
14 11 (10.19%) Active Directory
14 11 (10.19%) ISDN
15 10 (9.26%) Windows Server
15 10 (9.26%) SQL
15 10 (9.26%) MS Excel
15 10 (9.26%) Firewall

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 49 (45.37%) Skype for Business
2 24 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 14 (12.96%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.56%) Office Communications Server
5 5 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (4.63%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.78%) IIS
7 3 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.93%) Apache
9 1 (0.93%) Confluence
9 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.41%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (24.07%) Office 365
2 9 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.56%) IaaS
4 5 (4.63%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (4.63%) OneDrive
5 4 (3.70%) Yammer
6 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (2.78%) SaaS
7 2 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (36.11%) Skype
2 17 (15.74%) VoIP
3 14 (12.96%) LAN
3 14 (12.96%) WAN
3 14 (12.96%) Wireless
4 11 (10.19%) ISDN
5 10 (9.26%) Firewall
6 8 (7.41%) IP Telephony
6 8 (7.41%) WebEx
7 7 (6.48%) DNS
7 7 (6.48%) Network Security
7 7 (6.48%) Telepresence
8 6 (5.56%) DHCP
8 6 (5.56%) Ethernet
8 6 (5.56%) TCP/IP
9 5 (4.63%) MPLS
9 5 (4.63%) PBX
9 5 (4.63%) VPN
10 4 (3.70%) Cisco Wireless
10 4 (3.70%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.78%) Power BI
4 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.93%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (1.85%) JIRA
General
1 20 (18.52%) Finance
2 10 (9.26%) Law
3 9 (8.33%) Financial Institution
4 6 (5.56%) Legal
4 6 (5.56%) Retail
5 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.93%) Arabic Language
6 1 (0.93%) German Language
6 1 (0.93%) Local Government
6 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (25.93%) Architect
2 20 (18.52%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 18 (16.67%) Consultant
4 11 (10.19%) Unified Communications Consultant
5 8 (7.41%) Unified Communications Manager
6 7 (6.48%) Lync Engineer
6 7 (6.48%) Project Manager
6 7 (6.48%) Voice Architect
6 7 (6.48%) Voice Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) Lync Consultant
7 6 (5.56%) Network Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) Voice Consultant
8 5 (4.63%) Cisco Architect
8 5 (4.63%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (4.63%) Developer
8 5 (4.63%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (3.70%) Senior Voice Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) Senior VoIP Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.96%) XMPP
2 6 (5.56%) 802.1X
3 5 (4.63%) Java EE
3 5 (4.63%) RESTful
3 5 (4.63%) Spring
3 5 (4.63%) Web Services
4 3 (2.78%) Middleware
4 3 (2.78%) Spring MVC
5 1 (0.93%) LAMP
5 1 (0.93%) WAP
5 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.44%) Video Conferencing
2 14 (12.96%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.41%) Virtual Team
4 4 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.70%) Equities
4 4 (3.70%) Fixed Income
4 4 (3.70%) IVR
5 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.85%) Handset
6 2 (1.85%) PKI
7 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.93%) Clustering
7 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.93%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.93%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.93%) PMI
7 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.93%) Replication
7 1 (0.93%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.67%) Windows
2 10 (9.26%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (6.48%) Linux
5 6 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.78%) CentOS
6 3 (2.78%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.85%) Android
7 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.85%) Unix
7 2 (1.85%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.22%) Migration
2 13 (12.04%) ITIL
3 8 (7.41%) Identity Management
3 8 (7.41%) Presales
3 8 (7.41%) Project Management
4 7 (6.48%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (6.48%) Network Design
5 6 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (5.56%) Change Management
5 6 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (5.56%) Service Design
5 6 (5.56%) TOGAF
6 5 (4.63%) Mentoring
6 5 (4.63%) MVC
6 5 (4.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.70%) Asset Management
7 4 (3.70%) ERP
7 4 (3.70%) PRINCE2
7 4 (3.70%) Risk Management
7 4 (3.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.26%) SQL
2 7 (6.48%) Java
3 5 (4.63%) C
4 4 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.78%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.85%) Perl
6 2 (1.85%) Python
7 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.93%) PHP
7 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (15.74%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (11.11%) CCIE
3 9 (8.33%) CCNP
3 9 (8.33%) Degree
4 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.70%) CCNA
5 4 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.70%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.78%) CCVP
7 2 (1.85%) CCDP
7 2 (1.85%) CCNP Voice
7 2 (1.85%) MCSE
7 2 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.93%) APMP
8 1 (0.93%) Avaya Certification
8 1 (0.93%) CCDA
8 1 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.93%) MCSD
8 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.93%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (10.19%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (3.70%) XenApp
4 3 (2.78%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (15.74%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (8.33%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (2.78%) Cisco CME
3 3 (2.78%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (2.78%) SCCM
4 2 (1.85%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (1.85%) SCOM
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 54 (50.00%) Cisco
2 48 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 13 (12.04%) Avaya
4 12 (11.11%) Citrix
5 7 (6.48%) Polycom
5 7 (6.48%) Sonus
5 7 (6.48%) VMware
6 6 (5.56%) Verint
7 4 (3.70%) HP
7 4 (3.70%) Oracle
8 3 (2.78%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.78%) Mitel
8 3 (2.78%) NetApp
9 2 (1.85%) Proofpoint
10 1 (0.93%) Brocade
10 1 (0.93%) Genesys
10 1 (0.93%) Lotus
10 1 (0.93%) Sophos
10 1 (0.93%) Symantec
10 1 (0.93%) Veeam
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