Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 150 112 219
Rank change year-on-year -38 +107 +14
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 23 5 19
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.63% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.23% 2.19% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 12
10th Percentile £358 £318 £365
25th Percentile £400 £475 £416
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £588 £475
Median % change year-on-year -12.77% +23.68% -9.52%
75th Percentile £538 £641 £548
90th Percentile £600 £669 £598
Central London median daily rate £488 £575 £463
% change year-on-year -15.22% +24.32% -11.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £22.00 - £20.00
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 - £20.00

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 318 228 675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.72% 12.98% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 174 525
10th Percentile £323 £314 £208
25th Percentile £413 £411 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £695 £638 £666
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 17
10th Percentile £21.08 £28.20 £13.05
25th Percentile £21.19 £36.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate £29.50 £37.75 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -21.85% +84.15% +9.63%
75th Percentile £37.75 £56.50 £37.50
90th Percentile " £59.65 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £23.75 £37.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year -37.09% +79.76% +12.30%

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 21 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Unified Communications in the City of London

Unified Communications
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Hourly rate trend for Unified Communications in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 15 (65.22%) Finance
2 12 (52.17%) Microsoft 365
3 11 (47.83%) Cisco
3 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
4 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (26.09%) Banking
5 6 (26.09%) Change Management
5 6 (26.09%) WAN
5 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (21.74%) DNS
6 5 (21.74%) Migration
6 5 (21.74%) Firewall
6 5 (21.74%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (21.74%) Skype
7 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (17.39%) Avaya
7 4 (17.39%) LAN
8 3 (13.04%) DHCP
8 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
8 3 (13.04%) Internet
8 3 (13.04%) Document Management
8 3 (13.04%) Financial Institution
8 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
8 3 (13.04%) WebEx
8 3 (13.04%) User Experience
8 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (13.04%) Speakerbus
8 3 (13.04%) Marketing
8 3 (13.04%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (13.04%) Sonus

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 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (8.70%) Mimecast
3 1 (4.35%) Azure
3 1 (4.35%) OneDrive
3 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) WAN
2 5 (21.74%) DNS
2 5 (21.74%) Firewall
2 5 (21.74%) Skype
3 4 (17.39%) LAN
4 3 (13.04%) DHCP
4 3 (13.04%) Internet
4 3 (13.04%) WebEx
5 2 (8.70%) Ethernet
5 2 (8.70%) SD-WAN
5 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (4.35%) Intranet
6 1 (4.35%) PBX
6 1 (4.35%) VoIP
6 1 (4.35%) VPN
6 1 (4.35%) Wireless
General
1 15 (65.22%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Documentation Skills
3 3 (13.04%) Financial Institution
3 3 (13.04%) Marketing
3 3 (13.04%) Social Skills
4 2 (8.70%) Legal
5 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Administrator
1 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Avaya Administrator
2 3 (13.04%) IT Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (13.04%) Voice Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Banking Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Banking Project Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Delivery Project Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (8.70%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (8.70%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft 365 Expert
3 2 (8.70%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Programme Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (13.04%) User Experience
3 2 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (8.70%) Tandem
4 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.35%) Digital Media
4 1 (4.35%) e-Learning
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) Change Management
3 5 (21.74%) Migration
4 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.04%) Data Sharing
5 3 (13.04%) Document Management
5 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
6 2 (8.70%) Business Transformation
6 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (8.70%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (8.70%) Financial Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (8.70%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (8.70%) Resource Management
7 1 (4.35%) Functional Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Network Architecture
7 1 (4.35%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.70%) XenApp
1 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.35%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Cisco
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Avaya
3 3 (13.04%) Sonus
3 3 (13.04%) Speakerbus
4 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) iManage
4 2 (8.70%) Intapp
4 2 (8.70%) VMware
5 1 (4.35%) Dialogic
5 1 (4.35%) Juniper
5 1 (4.35%) Polycom
5 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (4.35%) Siemens