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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Communications
Rank 371 376 355
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -21
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 53 45 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.73% 1.47% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 28 45
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £350 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £562 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £405
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.75 -
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
3064 3068 3621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.80% 12.09% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1896 1980 2142
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 97 172
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £14.06 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +26 18 £400 +3.22% 10
Canary Wharf - 1 £320 -
Barnet - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 69 (50.36%) Lync
2 62 (45.26%) Microsoft
3 45 (32.85%) Cisco
4 31 (22.63%) Telecoms
5 26 (18.98%) WAN
6 24 (17.52%) Windows
7 22 (16.06%) Project Management
8 21 (15.33%) Banking
9 20 (14.60%) Finance
9 20 (14.60%) LAN
9 20 (14.60%) PRINCE2
9 20 (14.60%) MS Exchange
9 20 (14.60%) Active Directory
9 20 (14.60%) Avaya
10 18 (13.14%) IP Telephony
11 17 (12.41%) VoIP
12 16 (11.68%) Service Delivery
13 15 (10.95%) Firewall
13 15 (10.95%) Citrix
13 15 (10.95%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (9.49%) MS Excel
14 13 (9.49%) VMware
15 12 (8.76%) Clustering
15 12 (8.76%) Law
15 12 (8.76%) Wireless
15 12 (8.76%) UML
15 12 (8.76%) PBX
15 12 (8.76%) Video Conferencing
15 12 (8.76%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (8.03%) Windows Server 2008

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 69 (50.36%) Lync
2 20 (14.60%) MS Exchange
3 15 (10.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (5.11%) Office Communications Server
5 6 (4.38%) MindAlign
5 6 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.92%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.73%) IBM Connections
Applications
1 13 (9.49%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.38%) MS Office
3 4 (2.92%) MS Project
3 4 (2.92%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.73%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.57%) Office 365
2 2 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (18.98%) WAN
2 20 (14.60%) LAN
3 18 (13.14%) IP Telephony
4 17 (12.41%) VoIP
5 15 (10.95%) Firewall
6 12 (8.76%) Wireless
6 12 (8.76%) PBX
7 9 (6.57%) DNS
8 8 (5.84%) SAN
9 6 (4.38%) TCP/IP
10 5 (3.65%) VPN
10 5 (3.65%) Cisco IPT
11 4 (2.92%) MPLS
11 4 (2.92%) DHCP
11 4 (2.92%) WLAN
11 4 (2.92%) NetScaler
12 3 (2.19%) SMTP
13 2 (1.46%) Ethernet
13 2 (1.46%) IPv4
13 2 (1.46%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.11%) SQL Server
General
1 31 (22.63%) Telecoms
2 21 (15.33%) Banking
3 20 (14.60%) Finance
4 12 (8.76%) Law
5 2 (1.46%) Legal
5 2 (1.46%) Retail
5 2 (1.46%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.46%) Back Office
6 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 30 (21.90%) Project Manager
2 23 (16.79%) Architect
3 13 (9.49%) Consultant
4 10 (7.30%) Analyst
4 10 (7.30%) Business Analyst
5 9 (6.57%) Communications Engineer
6 6 (4.38%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (4.38%) Network Engineer
7 5 (3.65%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 5 (3.65%) Senior Manager
7 5 (3.65%) Engineering Manager
7 5 (3.65%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (3.65%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (3.65%) Senior Project Manager
7 5 (3.65%) Communications Manager
7 5 (3.65%) Enterprise Architect
7 5 (3.65%) Messaging Engineer
8 4 (2.92%) Avaya Engineer
8 4 (2.92%) Pre Sales Consultant
8 4 (2.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.84%) .NET
2 7 (5.11%) XMPP
3 3 (2.19%) CSS
4 2 (1.46%) Middleware
5 1 (0.73%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.73%) Spring
5 1 (0.73%) HTML
5 1 (0.73%) JSP
5 1 (0.73%) J2EE
5 1 (0.73%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.73%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.73%) jQuery
5 1 (0.73%) HTML5
5 1 (0.73%) LESS
5 1 (0.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.76%) Clustering
1 12 (8.76%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (3.65%) PMI
3 4 (2.92%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.92%) IVR
4 2 (1.46%) Statistics
4 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.46%) Handset
5 1 (0.73%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.73%) CMDB
5 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.73%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 24 (17.52%) Windows
2 11 (8.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (5.11%) Solaris
4 6 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.19%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.46%) Android
7 1 (0.73%) Linux
7 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.06%) Project Management
2 20 (14.60%) PRINCE2
3 16 (11.68%) Service Delivery
4 12 (8.76%) UML
5 9 (6.57%) ITIL
6 8 (5.84%) Migration
7 6 (4.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (4.38%) Change Management
7 6 (4.38%) Use Case
7 6 (4.38%) Integration Testing
7 6 (4.38%) Network Management
7 6 (4.38%) Capacity Management
8 4 (2.92%) Change Control
8 4 (2.92%) Business Analysis
8 4 (2.92%) Load Balancing
8 4 (2.92%) Incident Management
8 4 (2.92%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (2.92%) Information Security
9 3 (2.19%) Validation
9 3 (2.19%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.84%) Java
1 8 (5.84%) SQL
1 8 (5.84%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.11%) Perl
3 2 (1.46%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.73%) VBScript
4 1 (0.73%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (8.03%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (6.57%) CCNP
3 8 (5.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (5.11%) CCVP
5 6 (4.38%) PMI Certification
6 5 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (3.65%) MCSE
6 5 (3.65%) CCIE
6 5 (3.65%) CCDP
6 5 (3.65%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.92%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.92%) PMP
8 3 (2.19%) Avaya Certification
8 3 (2.19%) APMP
9 2 (1.46%) Degree
9 2 (1.46%) CCNA
9 2 (1.46%) CCDA
10 1 (0.73%) MCP
10 1 (0.73%) CCIP
10 1 (0.73%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.73%) QA
System Software
1 20 (14.60%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.30%) XenApp
4 7 (5.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (5.11%) XenDesktop
5 4 (2.92%) VMware ESX
5 4 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.92%) Xen
5 4 (2.92%) XenServer
5 4 (2.92%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.19%) UAG
7 1 (0.73%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.73%) vSphere
7 1 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.73%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (5.84%) SCCM
2 6 (4.38%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (3.65%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (2.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (2.92%) XenMobile
5 2 (1.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.46%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.73%) SCOM
6 1 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.73%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 62 (45.26%) Microsoft
2 45 (32.85%) Cisco
3 20 (14.60%) Avaya
4 15 (10.95%) Citrix
5 13 (9.49%) VMware
6 7 (5.11%) Acme Packet
6 7 (5.11%) HP
7 6 (4.38%) EMC
7 6 (4.38%) Bloomberg
7 6 (4.38%) Symantec
8 3 (2.19%) Remedy
8 3 (2.19%) IBM
8 3 (2.19%) Juniper
8 3 (2.19%) F5
8 3 (2.19%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.19%) AppSense
9 2 (1.46%) Mitel
9 2 (1.46%) IronPort
9 2 (1.46%) Polycom
9 2 (1.46%) Tandberg
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