Period
to 9 May 2021

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 9 May 2021 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
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 123 147 218
Rank change year-on-year +24 +71 +17
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 24 14 36
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.89% 0.40% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.82% 4.15% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 23
10th Percentile £461 £373 £363
25th Percentile £489 £419 £378
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £535 £500
Median % change year-on-year -1.87% +7.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £538 £582 £538
90th Percentile £601 " £575
Central London median daily rate £525 £535 £430
% change year-on-year -1.87% +24.42% -10.65%

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 272 337 739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.06% 9.69% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 245 566
10th Percentile £336 £206 £201
25th Percentile £404 £343 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £656
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 17
10th Percentile £11.98 £16.39 £17.38
25th Percentile £12.69 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate £14.75 £31.75 £31.00
Median % change year-on-year -53.54% +2.42% +63.16%
75th Percentile £17.19 £42.25 £37.50
90th Percentile £18.13 £52.83 £43.73
Central London median hourly rate £15.75 £30.05 £22.00
% change year-on-year -47.59% +36.59% +17.65%

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Unified Communications as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Unified Communications in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Unified Communications in the City of London

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Unified Communications in the City of London over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Unified Communications in the City of London

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, 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 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (79.17%) Microsoft 365
3 18 (75.00%) Finance
4 16 (66.67%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 10 (41.67%) Cisco CUCM
5 10 (41.67%) Skype
6 9 (37.50%) Sonus
6 9 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (37.50%) Collaborative Working
6 9 (37.50%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (37.50%) WAN
6 9 (37.50%) Ethernet
6 9 (37.50%) DNS
6 9 (37.50%) LAN
6 9 (37.50%) Firewall
6 9 (37.50%) CheckPoint
6 9 (37.50%) Internet
6 9 (37.50%) Tandem
6 9 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (37.50%) Skype for Business
6 9 (37.50%) Resource Management
6 9 (37.50%) Asset Management
7 8 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (29.17%) Service Delivery
8 7 (29.17%) Change Management
8 7 (29.17%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (29.17%) Data Sharing

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 (37.50%) Skype for Business
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (79.17%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon Cognito
2 1 (4.17%) AWS
2 1 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (4.17%) GCP
2 1 (4.17%) IaaS
2 1 (4.17%) Mimecast
2 1 (4.17%) Serverless
2 1 (4.17%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) Skype
2 9 (37.50%) DNS
2 9 (37.50%) Ethernet
2 9 (37.50%) Firewall
2 9 (37.50%) Internet
2 9 (37.50%) LAN
2 9 (37.50%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
1 1 (4.17%) Robot Framework
General
1 18 (75.00%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Social Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) German Language
4 1 (4.17%) Italian Language
4 1 (4.17%) Legal
4 1 (4.17%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (4.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Voice Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Microsoft 365 Expert
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft 365 Business Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Programme Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Programme Office Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.17%) IT Programme Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Product Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Cisco Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Senior IT Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Senior IT Programme Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Network Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Node.js
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (66.67%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (37.50%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (37.50%) Tandem
3 7 (29.17%) User Experience
4 1 (4.17%) Cloud Native
4 1 (4.17%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Asset Management
2 9 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
2 9 (37.50%) Collaborative Working
2 9 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (37.50%) Resource Management
3 8 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (29.17%) Change Management
4 7 (29.17%) Data Sharing
4 7 (29.17%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (29.17%) Service Delivery
5 3 (12.50%) Business Case
6 2 (8.33%) Epics
6 2 (8.33%) Product Management
6 2 (8.33%) Requirements Gathering
6 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Use Case
6 2 (8.33%) User Stories
6 2 (8.33%) Workshop Facilitation
7 1 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Python
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (41.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.17%) AirWatch
2 1 (4.17%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.17%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) CheckPoint
2 9 (37.50%) Sonus
3 4 (16.67%) Cisco
4 2 (8.33%) Cadence
5 1 (4.17%) Avaya
5 1 (4.17%) BroadSoft
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) Google
5 1 (4.17%) VMware