Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Unified Communications skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unified Communications over the 6 months to 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Unified Communications
Central London > City of London
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 220 231 224
Rank change year-on-year +11 -7 +23
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 35 25 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.49% 0.35% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.54% 3.26% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 11
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +10.14%
10th Percentile £363 £413 £381
90th Percentile £595 £538 £560
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Unified Communications is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 771 766 917
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.81% 10.63% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 590 706
City of London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £157 £207 £299
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 16
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% +7.10%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.35 £11.50
90th Percentile £25.50 £22.85 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.88 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +14.42% -13.16% +7.10%

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Unified Communications as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Unified Communications in the City of London

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unified Communications in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unified Communications in the City of London

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unified Communications in the City of London over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unified Communications in the City of London

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 16 (45.71%) Office 365
2 14 (40.00%) Cisco
2 14 (40.00%) Finance
3 13 (37.14%) Skype for Business
3 13 (37.14%) Skype
4 12 (34.29%) Microsoft
5 11 (31.43%) ITIL
6 10 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (25.71%) SCCM
7 9 (25.71%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (22.86%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (22.86%) VMware
8 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
8 8 (22.86%) CCNP
9 7 (20.00%) LAN
9 7 (20.00%) WAN
9 7 (20.00%) Firewall
9 7 (20.00%) SaaS
10 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (17.14%) SolarWinds
10 6 (17.14%) Migration
10 6 (17.14%) Windows
11 5 (14.29%) NetApp
11 5 (14.29%) MPLS
11 5 (14.29%) Project Management
11 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
11 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
11 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
12 4 (11.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 4 (11.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

Unified Communications
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (37.14%) Skype for Business
2 4 (11.43%) CMS
3 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (2.86%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (45.71%) Office 365
2 7 (20.00%) SaaS
3 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (5.71%) GitHub
4 2 (5.71%) IaaS
4 2 (5.71%) Mimecast
4 2 (5.71%) PaaS
5 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (37.14%) Skype
2 8 (22.86%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (20.00%) Firewall
3 7 (20.00%) LAN
3 7 (20.00%) WAN
4 5 (14.29%) MPLS
5 4 (11.43%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (11.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (11.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (11.43%) ISDN
5 4 (11.43%) Network Security
5 4 (11.43%) Wireless
6 3 (8.57%) VPN
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (5.71%) DNS
7 2 (5.71%) VoIP
8 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.86%) PBX
8 1 (2.86%) SDH
8 1 (2.86%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
General
1 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.86%) Legal
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Consultant
3 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 5 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 4 (11.43%) Network Security Specialist
4 4 (11.43%) Network Specialist
4 4 (11.43%) Security Specialist
5 3 (8.57%) Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Grid Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Messaging Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Principal Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Principal Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Cloud Specialist
7 1 (2.86%) Financial Services Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Public Cloud
2 2 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (5.71%) User Experience
3 1 (2.86%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) Equities
3 1 (2.86%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.86%) Grid Computing
3 1 (2.86%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.86%) Android
4 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) ITIL
2 6 (17.14%) Migration
3 5 (14.29%) Project Management
4 3 (8.57%) Change Management
4 3 (8.57%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (8.57%) Process Improvement
5 2 (5.71%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.71%) Change Control
5 2 (5.71%) Cloud Operations
5 2 (5.71%) Creative Thinking
5 2 (5.71%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.71%) Decision-Making
5 2 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.71%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (5.71%) Service Management
5 2 (5.71%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (5.71%) Web Filtering
5 2 (5.71%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (22.86%) CCNP
3 3 (8.57%) CCNA
4 1 (2.86%) Avaya Certification
4 1 (2.86%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.86%) CCDA
4 1 (2.86%) CCDP
4 1 (2.86%) CCIE
4 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) Solvency II
2 1 (2.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) ProxySG
3 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.86%) vSphere
4 1 (2.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) Cisco CUCM
1 9 (25.71%) SCCM
2 4 (11.43%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (5.71%) SCOM
3 2 (5.71%) SCOrch
3 2 (5.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (2.86%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) Cisco
2 12 (34.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (22.86%) VMware
4 6 (17.14%) SolarWinds
5 5 (14.29%) NetApp
6 4 (11.43%) Blue Coat
6 4 (11.43%) CheckPoint
6 4 (11.43%) F5
6 4 (11.43%) Meraki
7 2 (5.71%) Citrix
7 2 (5.71%) MobileIron
7 2 (5.71%) Palo Alto
7 2 (5.71%) SAP
7 2 (5.71%) Symantec
8 1 (2.86%) Avaya
8 1 (2.86%) JD Edwards
8 1 (2.86%) Northgate
8 1 (2.86%) Oracle
8 1 (2.86%) Polycom
8 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com