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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Communications over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 340 353 366
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +13
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 68 60 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.31% 0.25% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.31% 2.14% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 42 18
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£475 £430 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% +11.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £353 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £180.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +476.00%
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
2949 2808 3099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.24% 11.88% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1893 1836 1930
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 84 135
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +28 21 £525 +20.00% 10
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 48 (44.44%) Cisco
2 40 (37.04%) Lync
3 33 (30.56%) Microsoft
4 24 (22.22%) Windows
5 22 (20.37%) VoIP
6 21 (19.44%) Video Conferencing
7 20 (18.52%) WAN
7 20 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (18.52%) Finance
8 19 (17.59%) LAN
9 16 (14.81%) CCNP
10 15 (13.89%) Active Directory
10 15 (13.89%) MS Exchange
11 14 (12.96%) Project Management
12 13 (12.04%) MS Excel
12 13 (12.04%) IP Telephony
13 12 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
13 12 (11.11%) Telecoms
14 11 (10.19%) VMware
14 11 (10.19%) PowerShell
15 10 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (9.26%) CCIE
15 10 (9.26%) CCNA
15 10 (9.26%) Skype
16 9 (8.33%) Mentoring
16 9 (8.33%) LDAP
16 9 (8.33%) SQL Server
16 9 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
17 8 (7.41%) Polycom
17 8 (7.41%) Integration Testing

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 40 (37.04%) Lync
2 15 (13.89%) MS Exchange
3 10 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.56%) Office Communications Server
5 4 (3.70%) MindAlign
6 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.93%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.93%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 13 (12.04%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.48%) MS Office
3 4 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.85%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) Office 365
2 2 (1.85%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (20.37%) VoIP
2 20 (18.52%) WAN
3 19 (17.59%) LAN
4 13 (12.04%) IP Telephony
5 10 (9.26%) Skype
6 9 (8.33%) LDAP
7 7 (6.48%) Firewall
7 7 (6.48%) DNS
7 7 (6.48%) WebEx
8 6 (5.56%) BIG-IP
8 6 (5.56%) PBX
8 6 (5.56%) Wireless
8 6 (5.56%) H.323
8 6 (5.56%) MPLS
8 6 (5.56%) OSPF
9 5 (4.63%) Internet
9 5 (4.63%) VPN
9 5 (4.63%) xDSL
9 5 (4.63%) Cisco IPT
10 4 (3.70%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (18.52%) Finance
2 12 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.48%) Banking
4 2 (1.85%) Back Office
4 2 (1.85%) Law
4 2 (1.85%) Advertising
5 1 (0.93%) Billing
5 1 (0.93%) Local Government
5 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (17.59%) Project Manager
2 16 (14.81%) Architect
3 15 (13.89%) Communications Engineer
4 12 (11.11%) Network Engineer
5 7 (6.48%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 7 (6.48%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (4.63%) Consultant
7 5 (4.63%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.70%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (3.70%) Service Manager
8 4 (3.70%) Analyst
8 4 (3.70%) Test Manager
9 3 (2.78%) Business Analyst
9 3 (2.78%) Junior
9 3 (2.78%) Voice Analyst
9 3 (2.78%) Messaging Specialist
9 3 (2.78%) Junior Network Engineer
10 2 (1.85%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.41%) .NET
2 7 (6.48%) XMPP
3 4 (3.70%) MAPI
4 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.44%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (7.41%) Clustering
3 5 (4.63%) BYOD
4 4 (3.70%) iPhone
5 3 (2.78%) User Experience
5 3 (2.78%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.85%) FlexPod
6 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.85%) PMI
7 1 (0.93%) IVR
7 1 (0.93%) NHS
7 1 (0.93%) FMCG
7 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.93%) Spread Betting
7 1 (0.93%) Derivative
7 1 (0.93%) Statistics
7 1 (0.93%) PKI
7 1 (0.93%) SecurID
7 1 (0.93%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.22%) Windows
2 9 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (7.41%) Solaris
4 5 (4.63%) Android
5 2 (1.85%) UNIX
6 1 (0.93%) Linux
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.96%) Project Management
2 9 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 8 (7.41%) Integration Testing
3 8 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (7.41%) PRINCE2
4 7 (6.48%) Change Management
4 7 (6.48%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (5.56%) Migration
6 5 (4.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (4.63%) ITIL
6 5 (4.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (4.63%) Capacity Management
6 5 (4.63%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (3.70%) Test Strategy
7 4 (3.70%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.70%) Validation
7 4 (3.70%) Service Management
8 3 (2.78%) Information Security
8 3 (2.78%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.19%) PowerShell
2 8 (7.41%) Java
2 8 (7.41%) Perl
2 8 (7.41%) Shell Script
3 3 (2.78%) SQL
4 2 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (14.81%) CCNP
3 10 (9.26%) CCIE
3 10 (9.26%) CCNA
4 4 (3.70%) CCIP
4 4 (3.70%) CCDP
4 4 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.78%) MCSE
6 2 (1.85%) CCSE
6 2 (1.85%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.93%) CCVP
7 1 (0.93%) PMP
7 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.93%) CISSP
7 1 (0.93%) ISEB
7 1 (0.93%) MCP
7 1 (0.93%) MCSA
7 1 (0.93%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 15 (13.89%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.56%) XenApp
4 4 (3.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.85%) XenServer
5 2 (1.85%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (4.63%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (2.78%) SCOM
4 2 (1.85%) SCCM
4 2 (1.85%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.93%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 48 (44.44%) Cisco
2 33 (30.56%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.19%) VMware
4 8 (7.41%) Polycom
4 8 (7.41%) Citrix
4 8 (7.41%) Bloomberg
5 7 (6.48%) Avaya
5 7 (6.48%) F5
6 6 (5.56%) Tandberg
7 4 (3.70%) MobileIron
7 4 (3.70%) Adobe
7 4 (3.70%) Juniper
7 4 (3.70%) NetApp
7 4 (3.70%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.78%) HP
9 2 (1.85%) WorldPay
9 2 (1.85%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.85%) IPFX
9 2 (1.85%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.85%) Infoblox
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