Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

Unified Communications
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 213 247
Rank change year-on-year -10 +34 +16
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 25 28 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.35% 0.42% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.33% 2.89% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 20
City of London median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% -
10th Percentile £413 £423 £343
90th Percentile £538 £560 £598
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £431
% change year-on-year - +10.14% +7.81%
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 750 970 1108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.51% 14.48% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 583 740 831
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £287 £263
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 31
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.67% -7.79%
10th Percentile £11.68 £11.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £23.52 £48.63 £29.00
Central London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.98
% change year-on-year -10.53% +5.67% -5.37%

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 23 November 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 18 (72.00%) Skype for Business
1 18 (72.00%) Skype
2 11 (44.00%) Cisco
2 11 (44.00%) Avaya
3 10 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 10 (40.00%) Banking
3 10 (40.00%) Office 365
4 9 (36.00%) Finance
5 6 (24.00%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (20.00%) ISDN
6 5 (20.00%) H.323
6 5 (20.00%) Business Continuity
7 4 (16.00%) Migration
7 4 (16.00%) QSIG
8 3 (12.00%) Change Management
8 3 (12.00%) VMware
8 3 (12.00%) Asset Management
8 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (12.00%) Windows
8 3 (12.00%) CCNP
8 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (12.00%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (12.00%) Release Management
8 3 (12.00%) Fault Management
8 3 (12.00%) XMPP
8 3 (12.00%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (12.00%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (12.00%) Telepresence

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 18 (72.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (40.00%) Office 365
2 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.00%) npm
2 2 (8.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (72.00%) Skype
2 5 (20.00%) H.323
2 5 (20.00%) ISDN
3 4 (16.00%) QSIG
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (12.00%) Telepresence
5 2 (8.00%) BGP
5 2 (8.00%) EIGRP
5 2 (8.00%) Ethernet
5 2 (8.00%) NetScaler
5 2 (8.00%) OSPF
5 2 (8.00%) VPLS
6 1 (4.00%) Firewall
6 1 (4.00%) IPv4
6 1 (4.00%) LAN
6 1 (4.00%) PBX
6 1 (4.00%) PSTN
6 1 (4.00%) VoIP
6 1 (4.00%) WAN
6 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Babel
1 2 (8.00%) Bitbucket
1 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (8.00%) webpack
General
1 10 (40.00%) Banking
1 10 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (36.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Voice Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Avaya Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Exchange Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Avaya Voice Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Citrix Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Lync Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Citrix Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) WAN Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) XMPP
2 2 (8.00%) CSS
2 2 (8.00%) CSS3
2 2 (8.00%) Ext JS
2 2 (8.00%) HTML
2 2 (8.00%) HTML5
2 2 (8.00%) LESS
2 2 (8.00%) Node.js
2 2 (8.00%) React
2 2 (8.00%) Sass
2 2 (8.00%) Semantic UI
2 2 (8.00%) Serverless Framework
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) User Experience
3 1 (4.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
1 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 4 (16.00%) Migration
3 3 (12.00%) Asset Management
3 3 (12.00%) Change Management
3 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (12.00%) Fault Management
3 3 (12.00%) Release Management
4 2 (8.00%) Adaptive Web Design
4 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) BDD
4 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (8.00%) CRM
4 2 (8.00%) DevOps
4 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (8.00%) People Management
4 2 (8.00%) Presales
4 2 (8.00%) Scrum
4 2 (8.00%) TDD
4 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) C#
1 2 (8.00%) ES6
1 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) CCNP
1 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.00%) CCIE
2 1 (4.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
2 1 (4.00%) CCNP Voice
2 1 (4.00%) CCVP
2 1 (4.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (8.00%) Terminal Services
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) vSphere
2 2 (8.00%) XenApp
2 2 (8.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (8.00%) XenServer
3 1 (4.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (12.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (8.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Avaya
1 11 (44.00%) Cisco
2 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.00%) VMware
4 2 (8.00%) AppSense
4 2 (8.00%) BT
4 2 (8.00%) Citrix
4 2 (8.00%) Red Box
4 2 (8.00%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (8.00%) ServiceNow
4 2 (8.00%) Speakerbus
5 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (4.00%) Nokia