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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Polycom
Rank 565 569 531
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -38
Contract jobs citing Polycom 42 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.025% 0.038%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.055% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 5 10
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£340 £213 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -40.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £154 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £231 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £168 £235 £280
% change year-on-year
-28.72% -16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.50 - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 - -

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
24357 23653 22103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.97% 44.93% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14074 13450 11763
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £222 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1123 1058 1214
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 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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 11 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 22 May 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 +1 40 £335 +57.64% 10
London +9 27 £345 +67.27% 7
Cambridge - 11 £128 -
Cambridgeshire - 11 £128 -
East of England - 11 £128 - 1
City of London - 2 £284 -
South West +10 1 £175 -
North West - 1 £160 - 1
Somerset - 1 £175 -
Bridgwater - 1 £175 -
Manchester - 1 £160 - 1

Polycom
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 42 (62.69%) Cisco
2 37 (55.22%) Video Conferencing
3 26 (38.81%) LAN
3 26 (38.81%) WAN
3 26 (38.81%) Firewall
4 19 (28.36%) Microsoft
4 19 (28.36%) WebEx
5 17 (25.37%) Lync
6 16 (23.88%) VPN
6 16 (23.88%) VoIP
6 16 (23.88%) Windows
6 16 (23.88%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (23.88%) MPLS
7 15 (22.39%) McAfee
7 15 (22.39%) Juniper
8 13 (19.40%) Internet
8 13 (19.40%) Wireless
8 13 (19.40%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (17.91%) F5
9 12 (17.91%) Avaya
10 11 (16.42%) MS Excel
10 11 (16.42%) MS Exchange
10 11 (16.42%) Ethernet
10 11 (16.42%) DNS
10 11 (16.42%) Service Delivery
10 11 (16.42%) H.323
10 11 (16.42%) Network Management
10 11 (16.42%) Cisco CUCM
11 10 (14.93%) DHCP
11 10 (14.93%) CCNA

Polycom
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 17 (25.37%) Lync
2 11 (16.42%) MS Exchange
3 8 (11.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (8.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (7.46%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.49%) WorkSite
7 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (16.42%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.94%) MS Office
3 4 (5.97%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.48%) AutoCAD
5 2 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (38.81%) LAN
1 26 (38.81%) WAN
1 26 (38.81%) Firewall
2 19 (28.36%) WebEx
3 16 (23.88%) VPN
3 16 (23.88%) VoIP
3 16 (23.88%) MPLS
4 13 (19.40%) Internet
4 13 (19.40%) Wireless
4 13 (19.40%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (16.42%) Ethernet
5 11 (16.42%) DNS
5 11 (16.42%) H.323
6 10 (14.93%) DHCP
7 8 (11.94%) IP Telephony
7 8 (11.94%) WLAN
7 8 (11.94%) Unified Communications
8 7 (10.45%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (10.45%) TCP/IP
8 7 (10.45%) OSPF
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (13.43%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.99%) Advertising
3 2 (2.99%) Marketing
4 1 (1.49%) Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Billing
4 1 (1.49%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 19 (28.36%) Network Engineer
2 8 (11.94%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (10.45%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) Desktop Support
4 6 (8.96%) Communications Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Support Technician
6 4 (5.97%) Design Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Desktop Support Technician
6 4 (5.97%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Desktop Technician
7 3 (4.48%) Audio Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.99%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (2.99%) Administrator
8 2 (2.99%) Service Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.43%) XMPP
2 5 (7.46%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 37 (55.22%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (8.96%) Blackberry
3 5 (7.46%) iPhone
3 5 (7.46%) Fat Client
3 5 (7.46%) Thin Client
4 4 (5.97%) Handset
4 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.48%) Digital Media
5 3 (4.48%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.48%) Streaming Media
6 2 (2.99%) IVR
6 2 (2.99%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.49%) IPTV
7 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.88%) Windows
2 7 (10.45%) Android
3 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (8.96%) Windows 7
4 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.97%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.99%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.49%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.42%) Service Delivery
1 11 (16.42%) Network Management
2 7 (10.45%) ITIL
3 5 (7.46%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (7.46%) Investment Management
3 5 (7.46%) Service Management
4 4 (5.97%) Change Control
5 3 (4.48%) Business Continuity
5 3 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.99%) Risk Management
6 2 (2.99%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (2.99%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.49%) Network Architecture
7 1 (1.49%) Wealth Management
7 1 (1.49%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.49%) Release Management
7 1 (1.49%) CAD
7 1 (1.49%) CRM
7 1 (1.49%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.49%) Practice Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.97%) SQL
1 4 (5.97%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.48%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (23.88%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (14.93%) CCNA
3 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (10.45%) MCSE
4 7 (10.45%) CCNP
5 4 (5.97%) Degree
6 2 (2.99%) MCSA
7 1 (1.49%) PMP
7 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.49%) MCP
7 1 (1.49%) CCIE
7 1 (1.49%) CCSE
7 1 (1.49%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (13.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (5.97%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (5.97%) XenDesktop
4 4 (5.97%) vSphere
5 1 (1.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (16.42%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (5.97%) SCCM
3 3 (4.48%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 42 (62.69%) Cisco
2 19 (28.36%) Microsoft
3 15 (22.39%) McAfee
3 15 (22.39%) Juniper
4 12 (17.91%) F5
4 12 (17.91%) Avaya
5 8 (11.94%) Blue Coat
5 8 (11.94%) CheckPoint
5 8 (11.94%) Nokia
6 7 (10.45%) SolarWinds
6 7 (10.45%) Tandberg
7 6 (8.96%) VMware
8 5 (7.46%) TippingPoint
8 5 (7.46%) NetScout
8 5 (7.46%) SonicWALL
8 5 (7.46%) Reuters
8 5 (7.46%) Bloomberg
8 5 (7.46%) Apple
8 5 (7.46%) Nortel
8 5 (7.46%) Adobe