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 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Communications
Rank 353 338 326
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -12
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 46 46 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.63% 1.80% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 26 32
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £275 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
-5.62% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
- -28.76%
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
2816 2551 2783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.26% 11.74% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1803 1600 1729
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 72 140
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -25.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 February 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 27 February 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 +18 10 £438 +38.88% 7
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 43 (43.43%) Cisco
1 43 (43.43%) Lync
2 34 (34.34%) Microsoft
3 22 (22.22%) VoIP
4 21 (21.21%) WAN
4 21 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (21.21%) Video Conferencing
5 19 (19.19%) LAN
6 18 (18.18%) Finance
6 18 (18.18%) IP Telephony
7 17 (17.17%) CCNP
8 16 (16.16%) Windows
9 15 (15.15%) MS Excel
9 15 (15.15%) CCNA
9 15 (15.15%) Telecoms
10 14 (14.14%) MS Exchange
10 14 (14.14%) PowerShell
11 13 (13.13%) Active Directory
11 13 (13.13%) Project Management
12 12 (12.12%) CCIE
12 12 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (11.11%) Banking
13 11 (11.11%) Service Delivery
13 11 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
14 9 (9.09%) MPLS
14 9 (9.09%) DNS
14 9 (9.09%) PRINCE2
14 9 (9.09%) SQL Server
15 8 (8.08%) Solaris
15 8 (8.08%) Java

Unified Communications
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 43 (43.43%) Lync
2 14 (14.14%) MS Exchange
3 12 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (6.06%) Office Communications Server
5 4 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.04%) MindAlign
5 4 (4.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (4.04%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.01%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.01%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 15 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.08%) MS Office
3 4 (4.04%) MS Visio
3 4 (4.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.05%) Office 365
2 3 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (22.22%) VoIP
2 21 (21.21%) WAN
3 19 (19.19%) LAN
4 18 (18.18%) IP Telephony
5 9 (9.09%) DNS
5 9 (9.09%) MPLS
6 8 (8.08%) OSPF
6 8 (8.08%) VPN
6 8 (8.08%) LDAP
7 7 (7.07%) Wireless
7 7 (7.07%) xDSL
8 6 (6.06%) IPsec
8 6 (6.06%) Internet
8 6 (6.06%) Cisco IPT
8 6 (6.06%) VPLS
8 6 (6.06%) Ethernet
8 6 (6.06%) BGP
8 6 (6.06%) DSL
9 5 (5.05%) DHCP
10 4 (4.04%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (18.18%) Finance
2 15 (15.15%) Telecoms
3 11 (11.11%) Banking
4 7 (7.07%) Law
5 3 (3.03%) Retail
5 3 (3.03%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.02%) Back Office
7 1 (1.01%) Electronics
7 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.01%) Local Government
7 1 (1.01%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (18.18%) Architect
2 12 (12.12%) Communications Engineer
3 11 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 9 (9.09%) Analyst
5 8 (8.08%) Network Engineer
5 8 (8.08%) Cisco Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (6.06%) Consultant
7 6 (6.06%) Business Analyst
8 5 (5.05%) Messaging Specialist
8 5 (5.05%) Messaging Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Service Manager
9 4 (4.04%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (3.03%) Junior
10 3 (3.03%) Senior Network Engineer
10 3 (3.03%) Network Security Engineer
10 3 (3.03%) Test Manager
10 3 (3.03%) Enterprise Architect
10 3 (3.03%) Senior Security Engineer
10 3 (3.03%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.08%) .NET
1 8 (8.08%) XMPP
2 3 (3.03%) Middleware
3 1 (1.01%) COM
3 1 (1.01%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.21%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (8.08%) Clustering
3 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.03%) User Experience
4 3 (3.03%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.02%) PMI
5 2 (2.02%) Handset
6 1 (1.01%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.01%) FMCG
6 1 (1.01%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.01%) NHS
6 1 (1.01%) DTV
6 1 (1.01%) IVR
6 1 (1.01%) PKI
6 1 (1.01%) Derivative
6 1 (1.01%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.16%) Windows
2 8 (8.08%) Solaris
2 8 (8.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.03%) Linux
3 3 (3.03%) Android
4 2 (2.02%) UNIX
5 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.13%) Project Management
2 11 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 9 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 8 (8.08%) Integration Testing
4 8 (8.08%) Mentoring
5 7 (7.07%) Technical Architecture
5 7 (7.07%) ITIL
5 7 (7.07%) Migration
6 6 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (5.05%) Change Management
8 4 (4.04%) Validation
8 4 (4.04%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (4.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.04%) Service Management
8 4 (4.04%) UML
9 3 (3.03%) Programme Management
9 3 (3.03%) Performance Management
9 3 (3.03%) Product Management
9 3 (3.03%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.14%) PowerShell
2 8 (8.08%) Java
2 8 (8.08%) Perl
2 8 (8.08%) Shell Script
3 3 (3.03%) C
3 3 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (17.17%) CCNP
3 15 (15.15%) CCNA
4 12 (12.12%) CCIE
5 7 (7.07%) CCDP
6 6 (6.06%) CCIP
7 5 (5.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (3.03%) CCVP
9 2 (2.02%) CCSE
9 2 (2.02%) Degree
9 2 (2.02%) PMI Certification
9 2 (2.02%) MCSE
9 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.01%) CCDA
10 1 (1.01%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 13 (13.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.02%) XenServer
4 1 (1.01%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.01%) XenApp
4 1 (1.01%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (7.07%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (3.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (3.03%) CiscoWorks
3 3 (3.03%) SCOM
3 3 (3.03%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.01%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.01%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (43.43%) Cisco
2 34 (34.34%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.08%) Bloomberg
3 8 (8.08%) Tandberg
4 7 (7.07%) VMware
5 6 (6.06%) Avaya
5 6 (6.06%) CheckPoint
6 5 (5.05%) MobileIron
7 4 (4.04%) F5
7 4 (4.04%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.03%) IronPort
8 3 (3.03%) Symantec
8 3 (3.03%) HP
9 2 (2.02%) Siemens
9 2 (2.02%) Juniper
9 2 (2.02%) Genesys
9 2 (2.02%) NetApp
9 2 (2.02%) Mitel
9 2 (2.02%) Blue Coat
9 2 (2.02%) Polycom
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