Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 212 213 212
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +40
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 30 24 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.43% 0.36% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.64% 3.40% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 18
City of London median daily rate £525 £429 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.38% -9.68% -
10th Percentile £363 £280 £376
90th Percentile £671 £538 £553
Central London median daily rate £525 £447 £475
% change year-on-year +17.45% -5.89% -
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 824 706 968
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.90% 10.53% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 539 750
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £180 £207 £268
90th Percentile £638 £648 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -0.11% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 19 11
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.31% +3.43% -2.67%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.60 £11.50
90th Percentile £33.00 £30.30 £26.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.31% +0.56% +0.11%

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 24 September 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 17 (56.67%) Finance
2 12 (40.00%) Cisco
3 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
4 10 (33.33%) ITIL
5 9 (30.00%) VMware
5 9 (30.00%) Skype for Business
5 9 (30.00%) Skype
6 8 (26.67%) Office 365
6 8 (26.67%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (26.67%) F5
6 8 (26.67%) CCNP
6 8 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (20.00%) MPLS
7 6 (20.00%) Firewall
7 6 (20.00%) LAN
7 6 (20.00%) WAN
7 6 (20.00%) SolarWinds
7 6 (20.00%) SCCM
8 5 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (16.67%) SaaS
8 5 (16.67%) Network Management
8 5 (16.67%) Blue Coat
8 5 (16.67%) VPN
8 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint
9 4 (13.33%) NetApp
9 4 (13.33%) Service Management
9 4 (13.33%) Wireless
9 4 (13.33%) ISDN
9 4 (13.33%) Citrix
9 4 (13.33%) Windows

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 9 (30.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.67%) CMS
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.33%) Liferay
3 1 (3.33%) NetWeaver
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.33%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) Office 365
2 5 (16.67%) SaaS
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) Skype
2 6 (20.00%) Firewall
2 6 (20.00%) LAN
2 6 (20.00%) MPLS
2 6 (20.00%) WAN
3 5 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (16.67%) VPN
4 4 (13.33%) ISDN
4 4 (13.33%) Network Security
4 4 (13.33%) Wireless
5 3 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (6.67%) SAN
6 2 (6.67%) VoIP
7 1 (3.33%) DHCP
7 1 (3.33%) DNS
7 1 (3.33%) Intranet
7 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.33%) SonarQube
General
1 17 (56.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Financial Institution
2 2 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Consultant
1 6 (20.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 4 (13.33%) Network Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Network Security Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Network Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Network Team Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Principal Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Principal Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Security Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) XMPP
2 1 (3.33%) Java EE
2 1 (3.33%) JAX-RS
2 1 (3.33%) JMS
2 1 (3.33%) JTA
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Equities
3 2 (6.67%) Fixed Income
3 2 (6.67%) PMI
3 2 (6.67%) Private Cloud
3 2 (6.67%) Public Cloud
3 2 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (6.67%) User Experience
4 1 (3.33%) Grid Computing
4 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) Network Management
3 4 (13.33%) Service Management
4 3 (10.00%) Decision-Making
4 3 (10.00%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.67%) Change Management
5 2 (6.67%) Computer Security
5 2 (6.67%) Information Security
5 2 (6.67%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (6.67%) Project Governance
5 2 (6.67%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.33%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Content Management
6 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.33%) Perl
2 1 (3.33%) Python
2 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) CCNP
1 8 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.67%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.33%) Avaya Certification
3 1 (3.33%) CCNA
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.67%) ProxySG
3 2 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (3.33%) vSphere
4 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (20.00%) SCCM
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (6.67%) SCOM
4 1 (3.33%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.33%) SCOrch
4 1 (3.33%) SCSM
4 1 (3.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Cisco
2 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (30.00%) VMware
4 8 (26.67%) F5
5 6 (20.00%) SolarWinds
6 5 (16.67%) Blue Coat
6 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint
7 4 (13.33%) Citrix
7 4 (13.33%) NetApp
8 3 (10.00%) Meraki
8 3 (10.00%) Palo Alto
9 1 (3.33%) Avaya
9 1 (3.33%) Dell
9 1 (3.33%) Mitel
9 1 (3.33%) Oracle
9 1 (3.33%) Riverbed
9 1 (3.33%) SAP
9 1 (3.33%) Sonus
9 1 (3.33%) Symantec
9 1 (3.33%) Veritas