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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Polycom
Rank 571 570 556
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Contract jobs citing Polycom 53 24 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.043% 0.063%
As % of the Vendors category 0.21% 0.096% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 18
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£229 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.46% +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £110 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £391 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £110 £300
% change year-on-year
+59.09% -63.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 2
Average hourly rate £20.50 £24.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.32% -45.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £24.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-16.32% -45.55%

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
25342 25064 24166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.83% 45.12% 46.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14926 13828 13128
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £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 1092 1094 1194
Average hourly rate £18.40 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.15% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £40.57
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 5 August 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 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 5 August 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 +22 52 £229 -29.46% 11
London +31 30 £234 -28.15% 7
East of England +5 11 £140 +27.27%
Cambridge +2 11 £140 -
Cambridgeshire -3 11 £140 +27.27%
City of London +3 8 £350 -4.43%
South East -6 8 £350 -22.22% 4
Hampshire - 6 £350 -
Southampton - 2 £350 -
South West -5 1 £175 -
Yorkshire -23 1 - -
North West - 1 £160 -
Reading - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £175 -
South Wales - 1 - -
Bridgwater - 1 £175 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £160 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £170 -
Wales - 1 - -

Polycom
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 45 (49.45%) Video Conferencing
2 42 (46.15%) Cisco
3 33 (36.26%) Lync
4 25 (27.47%) VoIP
5 24 (26.37%) WebEx
6 23 (25.27%) WAN
6 23 (25.27%) Microsoft
6 23 (25.27%) Windows
7 21 (23.08%) LAN
8 20 (21.98%) Firewall
9 19 (20.88%) MS Exchange
10 18 (19.78%) Active Directory
11 16 (17.58%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (16.48%) VPN
12 15 (16.48%) Exchange Server 2010
13 14 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (15.38%) Android
13 14 (15.38%) DNS
14 12 (13.19%) DHCP
14 12 (13.19%) F5
14 12 (13.19%) Cisco CUCM
15 11 (12.09%) Network Management
15 11 (12.09%) Ethernet
15 11 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (12.09%) McAfee
15 11 (12.09%) TCP/IP
16 10 (10.99%) Windows 7
16 10 (10.99%) Unified Communications
16 10 (10.99%) Office 365
17 9 (9.89%) Data Centre

Polycom
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 33 (36.26%) Lync
2 19 (20.88%) MS Exchange
3 15 (16.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (6.59%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (5.49%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (3.30%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.20%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.10%) WorkSite
8 1 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.10%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.40%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.20%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (27.47%) VoIP
2 24 (26.37%) WebEx
3 23 (25.27%) WAN
4 21 (23.08%) LAN
5 20 (21.98%) Firewall
6 15 (16.48%) VPN
7 14 (15.38%) DNS
7 14 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (13.19%) DHCP
9 11 (12.09%) Ethernet
9 11 (12.09%) TCP/IP
10 10 (10.99%) Unified Communications
11 9 (9.89%) Wireless
11 9 (9.89%) MPLS
11 9 (9.89%) OSPF
11 9 (9.89%) BGP
12 7 (7.69%) DSL
12 7 (7.69%) Internet
12 7 (7.69%) TACACS
12 7 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.10%) EDRMS
General
1 4 (4.40%) Publishing
2 3 (3.30%) Legal
3 2 (2.20%) Advertising
3 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.20%) Finance
3 2 (2.20%) Marketing
3 2 (2.20%) French Language
4 1 (1.10%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (18.68%) Support Engineer
2 16 (17.58%) Systems Administrator
3 14 (15.38%) Network Engineer
4 9 (9.89%) Analyst
5 7 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.49%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (5.49%) Communications Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Audio Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.40%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.40%) Consultant
8 3 (3.30%) Network Support
8 3 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Configuration Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Messaging Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Voice Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.49%) MAPI
2 4 (4.40%) XMPP
3 2 (2.20%) COM
3 2 (2.20%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.10%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 45 (49.45%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (9.89%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.49%) iPhone
3 5 (5.49%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.40%) IPTV
5 3 (3.30%) IVR
5 3 (3.30%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.30%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.30%) Streaming Media
5 3 (3.30%) Video Editing
6 1 (1.10%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.10%) BYOD
6 1 (1.10%) Handset
6 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.10%) EPoS
6 1 (1.10%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.10%) PKI
6 1 (1.10%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.27%) Windows
2 14 (15.38%) Android
3 10 (10.99%) Windows 7
4 6 (6.59%) Mac OS X
5 5 (5.49%) Windows 8
5 5 (5.49%) Windows Phone
6 3 (3.30%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.10%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (12.09%) Network Management
2 9 (9.89%) Service Management
3 8 (8.79%) ITIL
4 5 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (5.49%) Identity Management
4 5 (5.49%) Business Continuity
4 5 (5.49%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (5.49%) Server Building
5 4 (4.40%) Change Control
5 4 (4.40%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.30%) Project Management
6 3 (3.30%) Functional Testing
6 3 (3.30%) Software Deployment
7 2 (2.20%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (2.20%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.20%) Workflow
8 1 (1.10%) Practice Management
8 1 (1.10%) E-Commerce
8 1 (1.10%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.10%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.30%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.20%) SQL
3 1 (1.10%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (17.58%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (9.89%) CCNP
4 7 (7.69%) CCNA
4 7 (7.69%) MCSA
5 4 (4.40%) MCP
5 4 (4.40%) MCSE
6 3 (3.30%) CCIE
7 2 (2.20%) A+ Certification
7 2 (2.20%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (2.20%) CCVP
7 2 (2.20%) MCDST
7 2 (2.20%) MCITP
8 1 (1.10%) PMP
8 1 (1.10%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) SLA
2 3 (3.30%) QA
System Software
1 18 (19.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.10%) XenApp
4 1 (1.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (13.19%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (7.69%) SCCM
2 7 (7.69%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (4.40%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (3.30%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 42 (46.15%) Cisco
2 23 (25.27%) Microsoft
3 12 (13.19%) F5
4 11 (12.09%) McAfee
5 9 (9.89%) Tandberg
5 9 (9.89%) Juniper
5 9 (9.89%) Nokia
5 9 (9.89%) CheckPoint
6 8 (8.79%) Apple
6 8 (8.79%) Dell
7 7 (7.69%) SolarWinds
7 7 (7.69%) Blue Coat
8 6 (6.59%) Avaya
9 5 (5.49%) Nortel
9 5 (5.49%) Citrix
9 5 (5.49%) Adobe
9 5 (5.49%) Brocade
9 5 (5.49%) NetScout
9 5 (5.49%) TippingPoint
9 5 (5.49%) Aerohive Networks
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