The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Video Conferencing in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Video Conferencing over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Videoconferencing
Rank 446 469 429
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -40
Contract jobs citing Video Conferencing 142 87 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.18% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.99% 0.71% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 21 83
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £165 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 14 30
Average hourly rate £10.75 £10.00 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -44.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.56 £9.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £26.70 £22.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £10.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
- -34.42%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14301 12230 14881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.38% 25.59% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8825 7369 8656
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 571 628 770
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%

Video Conferencing
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Video Conferencing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Video Conferencing
Daily Rate Trend

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

Video Conferencing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Video Conferencing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Video Conferencing within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Video Conferencing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Video Conferencing
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Video Conferencing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Video Conferencing
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Video Conferencing within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Video Conferencing Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Video Conferencing
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 Video Conferencing within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +16 132 £335 -12.98% 57
London -15 65 £325 +5.69% 21
South East +2 28 £355 -29.35% 18
City of London -11 15 £343 -22.15% 6
South West -27 12 £215 -25.21% 10
Berkshire -4 11 £325 -23.52% 13
North West -12 7 - - 2
Somerset -15 7 £208 - 3
East of England -26 7 - - 1
Surrey -7 6 - - 4
Cheshire - 6 - - 2
Yorkshire -4 5 - - 2
Scotland -15 5 £130 -
West Midlands -16 5 £360 - 2
Reading - 4 £320 - 8
East Midlands -10 3 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Sheffield - 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
Maidenhead - 3 £338 -
Wiltshire -15 2 - - 3
West Yorkshire -22 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 1
Swindon - 2 - - 3
Warrington - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire +1 1 - -
Bracknell -3 1 - -
Bristol -15 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -

Video Conferencing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Video Conferencing 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 Video Conferencing.

1 90 (32.03%) Windows
2 75 (26.69%) Cisco
3 73 (25.98%) Microsoft
4 59 (21.00%) Active Directory
5 54 (19.22%) LAN
5 54 (19.22%) WAN
6 48 (17.08%) MS Office
7 45 (16.01%) Cisco Certification
8 44 (15.66%) Polycom
9 43 (15.30%) VoIP
10 40 (14.23%) ITIL
10 40 (14.23%) Windows 7
11 37 (13.17%) Unified Communications
12 35 (12.46%) MS Exchange
12 35 (12.46%) Windows XP
12 35 (12.46%) Finance
13 34 (12.10%) Wireless
13 34 (12.10%) TCP/IP
13 34 (12.10%) VPN
14 31 (11.03%) Project Management
15 30 (10.68%) MS Excel
15 30 (10.68%) Windows Server 2008
16 29 (10.32%) Telecoms
17 27 (9.61%) Blackberry
18 26 (9.25%) Firewall
19 25 (8.90%) Lync
20 24 (8.54%) Security Cleared
20 24 (8.54%) CCNA
20 24 (8.54%) Citrix
21 23 (8.19%) Exchange Server 2010

Video Conferencing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Video Conferencing 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 Video Conferencing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 35 (12.46%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.90%) Lync
3 23 (8.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (6.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (3.56%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.71%) CMS
8 2 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
9 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.36%) IIS
9 1 (0.36%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 48 (17.08%) MS Office
2 30 (10.68%) MS Excel
3 15 (5.34%) MS Project
4 8 (2.85%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.71%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (1.42%) assyst
2 3 (1.07%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.71%) Eikon
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (19.22%) LAN
1 54 (19.22%) WAN
2 43 (15.30%) VoIP
3 37 (13.17%) Unified Communications
4 34 (12.10%) Wireless
4 34 (12.10%) TCP/IP
4 34 (12.10%) VPN
5 26 (9.25%) Firewall
6 22 (7.83%) DNS
7 21 (7.47%) MPLS
8 19 (6.76%) Internet
8 19 (6.76%) DHCP
9 18 (6.41%) Ethernet
9 18 (6.41%) IP Telephony
10 17 (6.05%) Wi-Fi
11 16 (5.69%) BGP
12 14 (4.98%) OSPF
12 14 (4.98%) Cisco IOS
13 13 (4.63%) PBX
14 10 (3.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (1.42%) MSI
General
1 35 (12.46%) Finance
2 29 (10.32%) Telecoms
3 21 (7.47%) Banking
4 12 (4.27%) Law
5 10 (3.56%) Multimedia
6 8 (2.85%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.78%) Legal
8 4 (1.42%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.07%) Retail
9 3 (1.07%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.71%) Electronics
10 2 (0.71%) Billing
11 1 (0.36%) Marketing
11 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.36%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 46 (16.37%) Analyst
2 33 (11.74%) Desktop Support
3 23 (8.19%) Project Manager
3 23 (8.19%) Support Engineer
4 21 (7.47%) Network Engineer
4 21 (7.47%) 2nd Line Support
5 20 (7.12%) Support Analyst
5 20 (7.12%) Installation Technician
6 17 (6.05%) Consultant
7 15 (5.34%) Architect
8 14 (4.98%) Desktop Engineer
9 13 (4.63%) Desktop Analyst
10 12 (4.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 11 (3.91%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 8 (2.85%) Network Consultant
13 7 (2.49%) Solutions Architect
13 7 (2.49%) Service Desk Analyst
13 7 (2.49%) IT Support
13 7 (2.49%) Designer
14 6 (2.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.07%) SOAP
1 3 (1.07%) Web Services
1 3 (1.07%) XML
1 3 (1.07%) WSDL
2 1 (0.36%) ODBC
2 1 (0.36%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.61%) Blackberry
2 13 (4.63%) IVR
2 13 (4.63%) iPhone
3 12 (4.27%) iPad
3 12 (4.27%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.85%) NHS
5 7 (2.49%) IPTV
6 6 (2.14%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.78%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.78%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.42%) E-Learning
8 4 (1.42%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.07%) CMDB
9 3 (1.07%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.71%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.71%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.71%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.71%) Social Media
11 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.36%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 90 (32.03%) Windows
2 40 (14.23%) Windows 7
3 35 (12.46%) Windows XP
4 30 (10.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (7.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.78%) Android
7 4 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.42%) Windows Vista
7 4 (1.42%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.42%) Linux
7 4 (1.42%) Windows 2000
8 3 (1.07%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.07%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.71%) UNIX
9 2 (0.71%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (14.23%) ITIL
2 31 (11.03%) Project Management
3 21 (7.47%) Service Delivery
4 16 (5.69%) Service Management
5 13 (4.63%) PRINCE2
6 12 (4.27%) Change Management
7 10 (3.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (3.56%) Risk Management
7 10 (3.56%) Information Security
8 9 (3.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (3.20%) Business Continuity
9 7 (2.49%) Asset Management
9 7 (2.49%) WAN Optimisation
9 7 (2.49%) Infrastructure Management
9 7 (2.49%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (2.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (2.14%) Problem Management
11 5 (1.78%) Configuration Management
11 5 (1.78%) Load Balancing
11 5 (1.78%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.56%) SQL
2 5 (1.78%) C
3 2 (0.71%) Java
3 2 (0.71%) Perl
3 2 (0.71%) PHP
3 2 (0.71%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (16.01%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (8.54%) CCNA
2 24 (8.54%) Security Cleared
3 18 (6.41%) SC Cleared
4 17 (6.05%) Degree
5 16 (5.69%) CCNP
6 14 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (2.85%) CCIE
7 8 (2.85%) MCSE
8 7 (2.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.78%) MCSA
11 4 (1.42%) MCP
12 3 (1.07%) CCDP
12 3 (1.07%) JNCIS
13 2 (0.71%) CISSP
13 2 (0.71%) CCIP
13 2 (0.71%) HND
13 2 (0.71%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.71%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.85%) SLA
1 8 (2.85%) QA
2 5 (1.78%) HL7
2 5 (1.78%) COBIT
3 2 (0.71%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 59 (21.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.07%) XenApp
5 2 (0.71%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.71%) MetaFrame
5 2 (0.71%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.71%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.36%) NFS
6 1 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (7.12%) SCCM
2 10 (3.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (2.14%) Cisco UCCX
3 6 (2.14%) SCOM
4 5 (1.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (1.07%) WSUS
6 2 (0.71%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (0.71%) Cacti
6 2 (0.71%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.71%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.71%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.36%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 75 (26.69%) Cisco
2 73 (25.98%) Microsoft
3 44 (15.66%) Polycom
4 24 (8.54%) Citrix
5 21 (7.47%) Avaya
6 16 (5.69%) VMware
7 14 (4.98%) Apple
7 14 (4.98%) HP
8 13 (4.63%) Tandberg
9 12 (4.27%) Dell
10 11 (3.91%) Juniper
10 11 (3.91%) Mitel
11 9 (3.20%) Riverbed
12 8 (2.85%) Symantec
13 7 (2.49%) Remedy
13 7 (2.49%) BT
13 7 (2.49%) Oracle
14 6 (2.14%) BMC
14 6 (2.14%) Kofax
14 6 (2.14%) SAP
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