Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 2019 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
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 205 239 196
Rank change year-on-year +34 -43 +18
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 35 15 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.52% 0.21% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.65% 1.94% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 19
City of London median daily rate £490 £475 £535
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% -11.21% +19.42%
10th Percentile £363 £406 £399
90th Percentile £595 £538 £625
Central London median daily rate £450 £475 £505
% change year-on-year -5.26% -5.94% +5.93%
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 752 775 725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.13% 10.90% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 614 549
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £171 £233 £233
90th Percentile £650 £616 £613
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 20
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.18 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.05% -4.34% -22.45%
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.25 £13.64
90th Percentile £37.50 £23.75 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.07 £16.18 £19.00
% change year-on-year +30.28% -14.87% -15.51%

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 20 March 2019.

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

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications within the City of London region over the 6 months to 20 March 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 1 - -
Unified Communications
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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 (42.86%) Cisco
2 14 (40.00%) Finance
3 13 (37.14%) Skype for Business
3 13 (37.14%) Skype
4 12 (34.29%) Office 365
5 11 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (28.57%) LAN
6 10 (28.57%) WAN
7 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
7 9 (25.71%) CCNP
7 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
7 9 (25.71%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (22.86%) Cisco UCCX
8 8 (22.86%) Windows
9 7 (20.00%) Project Management
9 7 (20.00%) Migration
9 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
10 6 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
10 6 (17.14%) CCNA
10 6 (17.14%) ITIL
11 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
11 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
11 5 (14.29%) VoIP
11 5 (14.29%) VMware
11 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
11 5 (14.29%) SCCM
12 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
12 4 (11.43%) SolarWinds

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 13 (37.14%) Skype for Business
2 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.71%) CMS
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (2.86%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (34.29%) Office 365
2 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (8.57%) Mimecast
4 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.71%) GitHub
4 2 (5.71%) IaaS
4 2 (5.71%) PaaS
4 2 (5.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (37.14%) Skype
2 10 (28.57%) LAN
2 10 (28.57%) WAN
3 6 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (14.29%) VoIP
5 4 (11.43%) DNS
5 4 (11.43%) Firewall
6 3 (8.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (8.57%) ISDN
6 3 (8.57%) MPLS
6 3 (8.57%) VPN
6 3 (8.57%) Wireless
7 2 (5.71%) BGP
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (5.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (5.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (5.71%) Network Security
7 2 (5.71%) OSPF
7 2 (5.71%) Telepresence
7 2 (5.71%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Financial Institution
2 3 (8.57%) Retail
3 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.86%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (17.14%) Network Engineer
1 6 (17.14%) Project Manager
2 5 (14.29%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Unified Communications Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Network Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Asset Management Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Grid Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Mobility Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Network Security Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) Network Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) Security Specialist
6 1 (2.86%) IT Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) XMPP
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.57%) Equities
2 3 (8.57%) Fixed Income
2 3 (8.57%) PMI
3 2 (5.71%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.86%) BYOD
4 1 (2.86%) Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.86%) Grid Computing
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
3 4 (11.43%) Apple iOS
4 3 (8.57%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.71%) Linux
6 1 (2.86%) Android
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Migration
1 7 (20.00%) Project Management
2 6 (17.14%) ITIL
3 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (11.43%) Change Management
3 4 (11.43%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (11.43%) PRINCE2
4 3 (8.57%) Asset Management
4 3 (8.57%) Matrix Organization
4 3 (8.57%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (8.57%) Process Improvement
4 3 (8.57%) Project Governance
4 3 (8.57%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 3 (8.57%) Service Management
4 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
5 2 (5.71%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.71%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.71%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (25.71%) CCNP
3 6 (17.14%) CCNA
4 4 (11.43%) PMI Certification
5 2 (5.71%) CCIE
5 2 (5.71%) CCNP Voice
6 1 (2.86%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.86%) CCDA
6 1 (2.86%) CCDP
6 1 (2.86%) CCIE Wireless
6 1 (2.86%) CCVP
6 1 (2.86%) CISSP
6 1 (2.86%) MCSA
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.86%) PMP
6 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) Solvency II
2 1 (2.86%) COBIT
2 1 (2.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.57%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (5.71%) ProxySG
4 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (22.86%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (14.29%) SCCM
4 4 (11.43%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (8.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (5.71%) SCOM
6 2 (5.71%) SCOrch
7 1 (2.86%) SCVMM
7 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) Cisco
2 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.29%) VMware
4 4 (11.43%) SolarWinds
5 3 (8.57%) CheckPoint
5 3 (8.57%) MobileIron
5 3 (8.57%) Palo Alto
5 3 (8.57%) Symantec
6 2 (5.71%) Blue Coat
6 2 (5.71%) Citrix
6 2 (5.71%) F5
6 2 (5.71%) Meraki
6 2 (5.71%) NetApp
6 2 (5.71%) SAP
7 1 (2.86%) Avaya
7 1 (2.86%) JD Edwards
7 1 (2.86%) Northgate
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle
7 1 (2.86%) Polycom
7 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com