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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Communications
Rank 384 338 342
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +4
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 47 83 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.37% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.65% 2.82% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 68 54
Median daily rate £423 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.05% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £347 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £765 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.90 £21.50 -
% change year-on-year
+71.62% -
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
2848 2939 2753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.14% 13.27% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1963 1909 1849
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 89 79
Median hourly rate £21.34 £22.83 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.52% +14.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £50.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

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 24 May 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 May 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 +13 5 £420 -20.00% 3
Croydon - 3 £413 - 1
Harrow - 1 £460 -
Ilford - 1 £475 -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 41 (39.05%) Microsoft
2 36 (34.29%) Cisco
3 34 (32.38%) Office 365
4 27 (25.71%) WAN
5 26 (24.76%) LAN
5 26 (24.76%) Skype for Business
6 18 (17.14%) Social Network
7 17 (16.19%) Active Directory
7 17 (16.19%) Data Centre
8 16 (15.24%) Citrix
8 16 (15.24%) Project Management
9 15 (14.29%) Firewall
9 15 (14.29%) Windows
10 14 (13.33%) Avaya
10 14 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (13.33%) VMware
11 13 (12.38%) Finance
11 13 (12.38%) Skype
12 12 (11.43%) CCNP
12 12 (11.43%) MPLS
12 12 (11.43%) MS Exchange
12 12 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (10.48%) Video Conferencing
13 11 (10.48%) VPN
13 11 (10.48%) ITIL
14 10 (9.52%) XMPP
15 9 (8.57%) Cisco CUCM
15 9 (8.57%) Windows Server
15 9 (8.57%) Network Security
15 9 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure

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 26 (24.76%) Skype for Business
2 12 (11.43%) MS Exchange
3 7 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.95%) CMS
5 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.95%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.95%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.90%) MS Office
3 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 34 (32.38%) Office 365
2 9 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.71%) SaaS
4 5 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.76%) IaaS
5 3 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.90%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (25.71%) WAN
2 26 (24.76%) LAN
3 15 (14.29%) Firewall
4 13 (12.38%) Skype
5 12 (11.43%) MPLS
6 11 (10.48%) VPN
7 9 (8.57%) Network Security
8 8 (7.62%) VoIP
9 7 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (6.67%) LDAP
9 7 (6.67%) SAN
9 7 (6.67%) Wireless
10 6 (5.71%) DHCP
10 6 (5.71%) NGN
11 5 (4.76%) DNS
11 5 (4.76%) Internet
12 4 (3.81%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (3.81%) DWDM
12 4 (3.81%) H.323
12 4 (3.81%) Packet Switching
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (12.38%) Finance
2 5 (4.76%) Advertising
3 3 (2.86%) Retail
3 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.90%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.95%) Back Office
5 1 (0.95%) Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.95%) French Language
5 1 (0.95%) Games
5 1 (0.95%) German Language
5 1 (0.95%) Local Government
5 1 (0.95%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (18.10%) Architect
2 18 (17.14%) Project Manager
3 11 (10.48%) Consultant
4 10 (9.52%) Unified Communications Manager
5 8 (7.62%) Change Manager
6 7 (6.67%) Change Project Manager
6 7 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
6 7 (6.67%) Network Manager
6 7 (6.67%) Project Change Manager
7 6 (5.71%) Network Architect
7 6 (5.71%) Office 365 Consultant
7 6 (5.71%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Analyst
8 5 (4.76%) Network Communications Manager
8 5 (4.76%) Network Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Office 365 Manager
8 5 (4.76%) Unified Communications Consultant
9 4 (3.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Business Change Manager
9 4 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.52%) XMPP
2 2 (1.90%) Middleware
3 1 (0.95%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.95%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.14%) Social Network
2 17 (16.19%) Data Centre
3 11 (10.48%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (4.76%) Smartphone
5 4 (3.81%) IVR
5 4 (3.81%) PKI
5 4 (3.81%) Statistics
6 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.86%) Replication
7 2 (1.90%) Equities
7 2 (1.90%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.95%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.29%) Windows
2 9 (8.57%) Windows Server
3 7 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (5.71%) Linux
5 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.90%) AIX
6 2 (1.90%) Android
6 2 (1.90%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.95%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.24%) Project Management
2 11 (10.48%) ITIL
3 7 (6.67%) Migration
3 7 (6.67%) Network Management
3 7 (6.67%) Problem Management
4 6 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (5.71%) Identity Access Management
5 5 (4.76%) Change Management
5 5 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 5 (4.76%) Presales
5 5 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (4.76%) TOGAF
6 4 (3.81%) Application Virtualisation
6 4 (3.81%) Asset Management
6 4 (3.81%) Business Transformation
6 4 (3.81%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (3.81%) Identity Management
6 4 (3.81%) Records Management
6 4 (3.81%) Supplier Management
6 4 (3.81%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.71%) SQL
2 3 (2.86%) C
3 2 (1.90%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.95%) Java
4 1 (0.95%) Korn
4 1 (0.95%) Python
4 1 (0.95%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (11.43%) CCNP
3 5 (4.76%) CCNA
4 4 (3.81%) Avaya Certification
5 3 (2.86%) CCIE
5 3 (2.86%) CCNP Voice
5 3 (2.86%) CISM
5 3 (2.86%) CISSP
5 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.90%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.90%) Degree
6 2 (1.90%) MCSE
6 2 (1.90%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.90%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.95%) CCSP
7 1 (0.95%) CCVP
7 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.95%) MCITP
7 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.62%) SLA
2 3 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.90%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 17 (16.19%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.86%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.90%) Firmware
4 2 (1.90%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.95%) Snort
5 1 (0.95%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (8.57%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.86%) SCCM
2 3 (2.86%) Windows Intune
3 2 (1.90%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (1.90%) SCOM
4 1 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.95%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.95%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.95%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 41 (39.05%) Microsoft
2 36 (34.29%) Cisco
3 16 (15.24%) Citrix
4 14 (13.33%) Avaya
4 14 (13.33%) VMware
5 6 (5.71%) HP
6 4 (3.81%) Google
6 4 (3.81%) Juniper
7 3 (2.86%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.86%) EMC
7 3 (2.86%) IBM
7 3 (2.86%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.90%) Aerohive Networks
8 2 (1.90%) Altiris
8 2 (1.90%) Apple
8 2 (1.90%) F5
8 2 (1.90%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.90%) Polycom
8 2 (1.90%) Remedy
8 2 (1.90%) SolarWinds
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