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 27 March 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.

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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Polycom
Rank 567 542 524
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -18
Contract jobs citing Polycom 32 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.054% 0.035%
As % of the Vendors category 0.13% 0.12% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 6
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£375 £289 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% -23.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £140 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £20.50 £13.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.69% -57.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £13.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+57.69% -60.00%

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
24335 23603 21491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 45.47% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13863 12950 11452
Average daily rate £400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1048 1185
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 March 2015.

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 29 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 27 March 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
England -4 30 £300 +2.12% 11
London +9 25 £300 +33.33% 8
City of London +16 4 £238 -30.65% 2
South West -4 3 - -
Wiltshire - 3 - -
East of England +7 2 - -
Farnborough - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 3
Brentford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Wigton - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cumbria - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - -

Polycom
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 49 (72.06%) Cisco
2 41 (60.29%) Video Conferencing
3 35 (51.47%) LAN
3 35 (51.47%) WAN
4 23 (33.82%) Avaya
5 21 (30.88%) Firewall
6 20 (29.41%) Wireless
7 19 (27.94%) Lync
8 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
8 18 (26.47%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (23.53%) Internet
9 16 (23.53%) MPLS
9 16 (23.53%) VPN
9 16 (23.53%) Cisco CUCM
10 15 (22.06%) Windows
10 15 (22.06%) McAfee
10 15 (22.06%) Juniper
11 14 (20.59%) H.323
11 14 (20.59%) Telecoms
11 14 (20.59%) Tandberg
12 13 (19.12%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (19.12%) XMPP
13 12 (17.65%) Finance
14 11 (16.18%) DNS
14 11 (16.18%) TCP/IP
14 11 (16.18%) Ethernet
14 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (16.18%) Network Management
15 10 (14.71%) VoIP
15 10 (14.71%) DHCP

Polycom
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 19 (27.94%) Lync
2 6 (8.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.94%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 10 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 9 (13.24%) MS Office
3 5 (7.35%) AutoCAD
4 4 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (51.47%) LAN
1 35 (51.47%) WAN
2 21 (30.88%) Firewall
3 20 (29.41%) Wireless
4 16 (23.53%) Internet
4 16 (23.53%) VPN
4 16 (23.53%) MPLS
5 14 (20.59%) H.323
6 13 (19.12%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (16.18%) TCP/IP
7 11 (16.18%) DNS
7 11 (16.18%) Ethernet
8 10 (14.71%) DHCP
8 10 (14.71%) VoIP
8 10 (14.71%) Cisco IPT
9 8 (11.76%) IP Telephony
9 8 (11.76%) WLAN
10 7 (10.29%) OSPF
10 7 (10.29%) BGP
10 7 (10.29%) DSL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (20.59%) Telecoms
2 12 (17.65%) Finance
3 3 (4.41%) Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Billing
4 1 (1.47%) Marketing
4 1 (1.47%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 21 (30.88%) Network Engineer
2 10 (14.71%) Audio Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) Desktop Support
3 8 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.35%) Consultant
4 5 (7.35%) Support Technician
4 5 (7.35%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Desktop Support Technician
5 4 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Analyst
5 4 (5.88%) Network Consultant
5 4 (5.88%) Voice Consultant
5 4 (5.88%) Desktop Technician
6 3 (4.41%) Voice Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.41%) Design Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (2.94%) Network Manager
7 2 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.12%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (60.29%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (8.82%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.88%) Thin Client
3 4 (5.88%) Fat Client
3 4 (5.88%) Digital Media
3 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.41%) Smartphone
4 3 (4.41%) Handset
5 2 (2.94%) Clustering
5 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.47%) iPhone
6 1 (1.47%) iPad
6 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.06%) Windows
2 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (13.24%) Windows 7
4 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.88%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.47%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.47%) Android
7 1 (1.47%) Linux
7 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.18%) Network Management
2 10 (14.71%) Service Delivery
3 8 (11.76%) ITIL
4 7 (10.29%) Load Balancing
5 5 (7.35%) Service Management
5 5 (7.35%) Investment Management
5 5 (7.35%) WAN Optimisation
6 4 (5.88%) Change Control
7 3 (4.41%) Risk Management
7 3 (4.41%) Asset Management
8 2 (2.94%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (2.94%) Business Continuity
8 2 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.94%) High Availability
9 1 (1.47%) Network Architecture
9 1 (1.47%) Change Management
9 1 (1.47%) CRM
9 1 (1.47%) CAD
9 1 (1.47%) Configuration Management
9 1 (1.47%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.35%) SQL
2 4 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.41%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (26.47%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (14.71%) CCNA
3 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (13.24%) MCSE
4 8 (11.76%) CCNP
5 4 (5.88%) Degree
6 2 (2.94%) MCITP
6 2 (2.94%) MCSA
7 1 (1.47%) CCIE
7 1 (1.47%) MCP
7 1 (1.47%) CCVP
7 1 (1.47%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) SLA
2 2 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.88%) XenDesktop
3 4 (5.88%) vSphere
3 4 (5.88%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (2.94%) ISA Server
4 2 (2.94%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.47%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (23.53%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (5.88%) SCCM
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 49 (72.06%) Cisco
2 23 (33.82%) Avaya
3 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
4 15 (22.06%) Juniper
4 15 (22.06%) McAfee
5 14 (20.59%) Tandberg
6 10 (14.71%) Brocade
7 9 (13.24%) Citrix
8 8 (11.76%) CheckPoint
8 8 (11.76%) Blue Coat
9 7 (10.29%) SolarWinds
9 7 (10.29%) F5
10 5 (7.35%) Aruba
10 5 (7.35%) TippingPoint
10 5 (7.35%) Riverbed
10 5 (7.35%) SonicWALL
10 5 (7.35%) NetScout
10 5 (7.35%) Nortel
10 5 (7.35%) VMware
10 5 (7.35%) Reuters
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