The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Polycom products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Polycom over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Polycom, Inc.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Polycom
Rank 590 585 560
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -25
Contract jobs citing Polycom 36 27 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.052% 0.056%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 18
Average daily rate £350 £260 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% +3.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £109 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £428 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £105 £253
% change year-on-year
+178.57% -58.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-20.45% +33.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22062 23715 22622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.89% 45.79% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13130 13749 12420
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 1006 988
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Polycom
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Polycom within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Polycom Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Polycom
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Polycom within the UK.

Polycom Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Polycom
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Polycom within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Polycom Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Polycom
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Polycom within the UK.

Polycom Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Polycom
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Polycom within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England +4 34 £321 +23.55% 17
London +13 22 £368 +13.95% 9
City of London +40 9 £213 -2.29% 1
South West +2 5 £225 -
Bristol - 4 £225 -
South East - 3 £400 - 1
North West -16 2 £368 - 2
Hampshire - 2 - -
East of England +2 1 - - 1
Canary Wharf 0 1 £163 -62.85%
West Yorkshire -10 1 £438 +297.72%
Leeds -11 1 £438 +297.72%
Manchester -15 1 £368 - 1
Yorkshire -21 1 £438 +297.72%
South Wales - 1 £350 -
Cardiff - 1 £350 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £400 -
Reading - 1 £400 -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £350 -
Essex - 1 - - 1

Polycom
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Polycom 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 Polycom.

1 66 (78.57%) Video Conferencing
2 49 (58.33%) Skype for Business
3 46 (54.76%) Cisco
4 38 (45.24%) Microsoft
5 33 (39.29%) Active Directory
6 31 (36.90%) Windows
7 30 (35.71%) Firewall
8 29 (34.52%) WebEx
9 23 (27.38%) Finance
10 22 (26.19%) VMware
10 22 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (23.81%) Skype
12 19 (22.62%) VPN
12 19 (22.62%) ITIL
12 19 (22.62%) MS Office
13 18 (21.43%) SCCM
14 17 (20.24%) Windows 7
14 17 (20.24%) MS Excel
14 17 (20.24%) Wireless
15 16 (19.05%) SharePoint
16 15 (17.86%) Tandberg
17 14 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
17 14 (16.67%) MS Exchange
17 14 (16.67%) WAN
17 14 (16.67%) Windows Server
18 13 (15.48%) CCNA
18 13 (15.48%) Citrix
18 13 (15.48%) MPLS
19 12 (14.29%) CCNP

Polycom
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Polycom 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 Polycom. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 49 (58.33%) Skype for Business
2 16 (19.05%) SharePoint
3 14 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 12 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (11.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (8.33%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.38%) IIS
7 2 (2.38%) MQSeries
7 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.19%) CMS
8 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (22.62%) MS Office
2 17 (20.24%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.19%) MS Project
4 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.71%) Google Apps
2 3 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.38%) Office 365
3 2 (2.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (35.71%) Firewall
2 29 (34.52%) WebEx
3 20 (23.81%) Skype
4 19 (22.62%) VPN
5 17 (20.24%) Wireless
6 14 (16.67%) WAN
7 13 (15.48%) MPLS
8 12 (14.29%) DNS
9 10 (11.90%) H.323
9 10 (11.90%) IPsec
9 10 (11.90%) LAN
9 10 (11.90%) TCP/IP
10 9 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (10.71%) VoIP
11 7 (8.33%) BGP
11 7 (8.33%) OSPF
11 7 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (7.14%) ISDN
12 6 (7.14%) SCCP
12 6 (7.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) QlikView
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) AdminStudio
General
1 23 (27.38%) Finance
2 10 (11.90%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.57%) Back Office
3 3 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.57%) Marketing
4 2 (2.38%) Billing
4 2 (2.38%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.38%) Legal
5 1 (1.19%) Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Electronics
5 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (15.48%) Analyst
2 12 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 11 (13.10%) Network Engineer
4 10 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Architect
7 5 (5.95%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Consultant
8 4 (4.76%) Desktop Support
8 4 (4.76%) Lync Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Service Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) Video Conferencing Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Voice Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) IT Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Senior Voice Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Unified Communications Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.10%) RSS
2 5 (5.95%) 802.1X
2 5 (5.95%) CSS
3 4 (4.76%) .NET
3 4 (4.76%) MAPI
3 4 (4.76%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (78.57%) Video Conferencing
2 11 (13.10%) Blackberry
3 9 (10.71%) iPhone
4 6 (7.14%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.76%) PKI
6 3 (3.57%) iPad
6 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.38%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.38%) Life Science
7 2 (2.38%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.38%) User Experience
8 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.19%) BYOD
8 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.19%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 31 (36.90%) Windows
2 17 (20.24%) Windows 7
3 14 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 14 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (9.52%) Android
6 5 (5.95%) Apple iOS
6 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (5.95%) Windows Vista
7 3 (3.57%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.38%) Linux
8 2 (2.38%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.62%) ITIL
2 9 (10.71%) Service Management
3 6 (7.14%) Capacity Management
3 6 (7.14%) Network Design
4 5 (5.95%) Incident Management
4 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (4.76%) Asset Management
5 4 (4.76%) E-Commerce
5 4 (4.76%) Project Management
5 4 (4.76%) Server Building
6 3 (3.57%) Change Management
6 3 (3.57%) Migration
6 3 (3.57%) Network Architecture
6 3 (3.57%) Network Management
6 3 (3.57%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.57%) Procure-to-pay
6 3 (3.57%) TOGAF
6 3 (3.57%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (2.38%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.38%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.95%) SQL
3 4 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (15.48%) CCNA
3 12 (14.29%) CCNP
4 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (11.90%) MCSE
6 9 (10.71%) CCIE
7 5 (5.95%) CCNP Voice
8 4 (4.76%) Degree
9 3 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (3.57%) MCSA
9 3 (3.57%) SC Cleared
9 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
10 2 (2.38%) CISSP
10 2 (2.38%) MCP
10 2 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.19%) CCDP
11 1 (1.19%) MCITP
11 1 (1.19%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.29%) SLA
2 2 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.38%) QA
3 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (39.29%) Active Directory
2 22 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.52%) XenApp
4 7 (8.33%) XenDesktop
5 6 (7.14%) Xen
6 5 (5.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (5.95%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.38%) BitLocker
8 2 (2.38%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (2.38%) ISA Server
8 2 (2.38%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 18 (21.43%) SCCM
2 6 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (5.95%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (2.38%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.38%) Dollar Universe
4 2 (2.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.19%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 46 (54.76%) Cisco
2 38 (45.24%) Microsoft
3 22 (26.19%) VMware
4 15 (17.86%) Tandberg
5 13 (15.48%) Citrix
6 12 (14.29%) Palo Alto
7 11 (13.10%) HP
8 10 (11.90%) Avaya
8 10 (11.90%) Google
9 9 (10.71%) Adobe
9 9 (10.71%) Juniper
10 8 (9.52%) Bloomberg
10 8 (9.52%) Dell
10 8 (9.52%) MobileIron
10 8 (9.52%) NetApp
10 8 (9.52%) Reuters
11 7 (8.33%) F5
11 7 (8.33%) Intel Security
12 6 (7.14%) Aerohive Networks
12 6 (7.14%) SonicWALL