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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Communications
London / City of London
Rank 132 153 180
Rank change year-on-year +21 +27  
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 22 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.73% 0.15% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.38% 1.28% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 13
Median daily rate £475 £525 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £405 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £378
% change year-on-year +5.47% -3.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 -

Unified Communications is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 345 392 693
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 11.52% 11.78% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 291 506
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £26.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.92% +39.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £19.00 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.73 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Unified Communications as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

Unified Communications
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unified Communications also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 22 (75.86%) Cisco
2 16 (55.17%) Skype for Business
3 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
4 11 (37.93%) Cisco CUCM
4 11 (37.93%) Skype
5 10 (34.48%) Citrix
6 9 (31.03%) Law
7 7 (24.14%) Legal
8 6 (20.69%) Finance
8 6 (20.69%) XMPP
8 6 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (20.69%) ITIL
8 6 (20.69%) Polycom
8 6 (20.69%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (20.69%) Network Design
9 5 (17.24%) Windows
10 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
10 4 (13.79%) VMware
10 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (13.79%) Sonus
11 3 (10.34%) Mobile Device Management
11 3 (10.34%) F5
11 3 (10.34%) Network Management
11 3 (10.34%) Apple iOS
11 3 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (10.34%) Android
11 3 (10.34%) SolarWinds
11 3 (10.34%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (10.34%) Technical Analysis
11 3 (10.34%) Mentoring

Unified Communications
Top Related 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 16 (55.17%) Skype for Business
2 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.90%) CMS
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.45%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) Skype
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (10.34%) Firewall
2 3 (10.34%) ISDN
2 3 (10.34%) LAN
2 3 (10.34%) VPN
2 3 (10.34%) WAN
3 2 (6.90%) SSL
3 2 (6.90%) Telepresence
3 2 (6.90%) VoIP
3 2 (6.90%) WebEx
4 1 (3.45%) DHCP
4 1 (3.45%) DNS
4 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.45%) MPLS
4 1 (3.45%) PBX
4 1 (3.45%) PSTN
4 1 (3.45%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (31.03%) Law
2 7 (24.14%) Legal
3 6 (20.69%) Finance
4 2 (6.90%) Banking
4 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.45%) French Language
5 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Architect
2 3 (10.34%) Analyst
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco Analyst
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco Network Analyst
2 3 (10.34%) Lync Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Network Analyst
2 3 (10.34%) Network Architect
2 3 (10.34%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) Consultant
3 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) Lync Specialist
3 1 (3.45%) Product Owner
3 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
3 1 (3.45%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (3.45%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (3.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (10.34%) Virtual Team
3 2 (6.90%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.45%) Equities
4 1 (3.45%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Android
2 3 (10.34%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) ITIL
1 6 (20.69%) Network Design
2 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
2 3 (10.34%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (10.34%) Network Management
2 3 (10.34%) Technical Analysis
2 3 (10.34%) TOGAF
3 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (6.90%) Information Security
3 2 (6.90%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.45%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.45%) Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Resource Management
4 1 (3.45%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.45%) Time Management
4 1 (3.45%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) C
2 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (10.34%) CCNP
3 2 (6.90%) CCIE
4 1 (3.45%) CCNA
4 1 (3.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) MCSE
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.45%) Firmware
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (37.93%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (75.86%) Cisco
2 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
3 10 (34.48%) Citrix
4 6 (20.69%) Polycom
5 4 (13.79%) Sonus
5 4 (13.79%) VMware
6 3 (10.34%) F5
6 3 (10.34%) Palo Alto
6 3 (10.34%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.45%) Apple
7 1 (3.45%) Avaya
7 1 (3.45%) NetApp
7 1 (3.45%) Verint