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 24 October 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.

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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Polycom
Rank 564 546 552
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +6
Contract jobs citing Polycom 49 31 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.059% 0.066%
As % of the Vendors category 0.19% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 18
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£341 £331 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.01% -17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £115 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £402 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £483 £125 £231
% change year-on-year
+286.00% -45.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 3
Average hourly rate £24.50 £23.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% +40.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £18.40 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.55 £45.00 £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £34.25 £18.63
% change year-on-year
-28.46% +83.89%

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
26282 24246 25665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.03% 46.23% 47.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15364 13731 13222
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1242 1169 1321
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 October 2014.

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 30 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 24 October 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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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 -18 40 £180 -45.66% 18
London -10 19 £203 -42.30% 10
Cambridgeshire - 10 £153 - 2
East of England - 10 £153 - 3
Cambridge - 9 £153 - 2
South East -17 5 £450 +350.00% 5
City of London +15 4 £316 -12.15% 4
Surrey - 2 £450 - 3
Hampshire - 2 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Woking - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Basildon - - - -

Polycom
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 55 (82.09%) Video Conferencing
2 30 (44.78%) Microsoft
3 29 (43.28%) Lync
4 25 (37.31%) Cisco
5 20 (29.85%) Windows
6 19 (28.36%) VoIP
6 19 (28.36%) WAN
7 18 (26.87%) LAN
8 17 (25.37%) Avaya
8 17 (25.37%) Telecoms
9 16 (23.88%) Finance
10 15 (22.39%) Active Directory
10 15 (22.39%) MS Exchange
11 14 (20.90%) MS Office
11 14 (20.90%) Windows 7
12 13 (19.40%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (17.91%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (13.43%) TCP/IP
14 9 (13.43%) Wireless
15 8 (11.94%) Smartphone
16 7 (10.45%) PBX
16 7 (10.45%) MS Excel
16 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
17 6 (8.96%) MCSE
17 6 (8.96%) Citrix
17 6 (8.96%) SAN
17 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
17 6 (8.96%) Office Communications Server
17 6 (8.96%) Migration

Polycom
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 29 (43.28%) Lync
2 15 (22.39%) MS Exchange
3 12 (17.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (8.96%) Office Communications Server
5 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (20.90%) MS Office
2 7 (10.45%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (28.36%) VoIP
1 19 (28.36%) WAN
2 18 (26.87%) LAN
3 9 (13.43%) TCP/IP
3 9 (13.43%) Wireless
4 7 (10.45%) PBX
5 6 (8.96%) SAN
6 5 (7.46%) Internet
6 5 (7.46%) Cisco IPT
6 5 (7.46%) Unified Communications
6 5 (7.46%) NetScaler
7 4 (5.97%) H.323
7 4 (5.97%) MGCP
8 3 (4.48%) Firewall
8 3 (4.48%) VPN
9 2 (2.99%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (2.99%) DMZ
9 2 (2.99%) Multicast
10 1 (1.49%) Telnet
10 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
General
1 17 (25.37%) Telecoms
2 16 (23.88%) Finance
3 6 (8.96%) Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Marketing
5 1 (1.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (20.90%) Consultant
2 11 (16.42%) Systems Administrator
3 8 (11.94%) Analyst
4 5 (7.46%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Support Analyst
5 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (5.97%) Network Consultant
5 4 (5.97%) Exchange Specialist
5 4 (5.97%) Exchange Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Voice Consultant
6 3 (4.48%) Desktop Support
7 2 (2.99%) Junior
7 2 (2.99%) Network Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Technical Support
7 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (2.99%) Technical Support Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Avaya Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) ODBC
1 1 (1.49%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 55 (82.09%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (11.94%) Smartphone
3 4 (5.97%) Clustering
3 4 (5.97%) IPTV
4 3 (4.48%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.99%) Video Editing
6 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.49%) Handset
6 1 (1.49%) iPhone
6 1 (1.49%) iPad
6 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (29.85%) Windows
2 14 (20.90%) Windows 7
3 13 (19.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.48%) Android
7 2 (2.99%) Linux
7 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (8.96%) Migration
2 5 (7.46%) WAN Optimisation
2 5 (7.46%) ITIL
2 5 (7.46%) Load Balancing
3 4 (5.97%) High Availability
3 4 (5.97%) Asset Management
4 3 (4.48%) Change Control
4 3 (4.48%) Service Management
5 2 (2.99%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.49%) Data Security
6 1 (1.49%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.49%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.49%) Stress Testing
6 1 (1.49%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (1.49%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.49%) Business Continuity
6 1 (1.49%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (1.49%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.99%) SQL
2 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) MCSE
1 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.97%) MCITP
3 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.99%) CCNA
4 2 (2.99%) MCSA
5 1 (1.49%) CCNP
5 1 (1.49%) PMP
5 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.49%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (22.39%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.97%) ISA Server
2 4 (5.97%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (1.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.49%) SCCM
2 1 (1.49%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 30 (44.78%) Microsoft
2 25 (37.31%) Cisco
3 17 (25.37%) Avaya
4 6 (8.96%) Citrix
5 5 (7.46%) Brocade
5 5 (7.46%) Riverbed
5 5 (7.46%) Aruba
6 4 (5.97%) Dell
7 3 (4.48%) HP
7 3 (4.48%) Tandberg
8 2 (2.99%) MobileIron
8 2 (2.99%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.99%) Wyse
9 1 (1.49%) VMware
9 1 (1.49%) Mitel
9 1 (1.49%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.49%) Ruckus Wireless
9 1 (1.49%) Meraki
9 1 (1.49%) Juniper
9 1 (1.49%) Alcatel-Lucent
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