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 28 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 152 176
Rank change year-on-year -5 +24  
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 9 13 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.28% 0.39% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.65% 2.76% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 26
Median daily rate £419 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.84% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £420 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £538 £869
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £425
% change year-on-year +3.44% -14.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.90 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +67.72%  

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 340 471 737
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.42% 13.99% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 1008 1569
Median daily rate £427 £469 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.90% +13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £269 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £594 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 23 43
Median hourly rate £24.86 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +5.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £16.25 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.20 £32.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 24 (77.42%) Cisco
2 13 (41.94%) Skype for Business
2 13 (41.94%) Cisco CUCM
3 10 (32.26%) Skype
4 9 (29.03%) Citrix
4 9 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
5 8 (25.81%) XMPP
6 7 (22.58%) Windows
6 7 (22.58%) Law
7 6 (19.35%) Legal
7 6 (19.35%) CCNP
7 6 (19.35%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (16.13%) Network Design
8 5 (16.13%) VoIP
8 5 (16.13%) VPN
8 5 (16.13%) VMware
9 4 (12.90%) Migration
9 4 (12.90%) CCIE
9 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (12.90%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (12.90%) Telepresence
10 3 (9.68%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
10 3 (9.68%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (9.68%) Technical Analysis
10 3 (9.68%) Palo Alto
10 3 (9.68%) Red Box
10 3 (9.68%) Android
10 3 (9.68%) 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 (41.94%) Skype for Business
2 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.45%) CMS
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco SocialMiner
Communications & Networking
1 10 (32.26%) Skype
2 6 (19.35%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (16.13%) VoIP
3 5 (16.13%) VPN
4 4 (12.90%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (12.90%) Telepresence
5 3 (9.68%) LAN
5 3 (9.68%) WAN
6 2 (6.45%) BGP
6 2 (6.45%) Firewall
6 2 (6.45%) OSPF
6 2 (6.45%) SSL
6 2 (6.45%) WebEx
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (3.23%) EIGRP
7 1 (3.23%) Intranet
7 1 (3.23%) IP Telephony
7 1 (3.23%) SAN
7 1 (3.23%) Wireless
General
1 7 (22.58%) Law
2 6 (19.35%) Legal
3 3 (9.68%) Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Finance
3 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.23%) French Language
4 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Architect
2 5 (16.13%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Cisco Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Network Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Network Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Network Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Service Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Unified Communications Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Programme Director
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Android
2 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.45%) Mac OS
3 2 (6.45%) Mac OS X
3 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Network Design
2 4 (12.90%) Migration
3 3 (9.68%) ITIL
3 3 (9.68%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (9.68%) Network Management
3 3 (9.68%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.45%) Information Security
4 2 (6.45%) Network Architecture
4 2 (6.45%) Process Improvement
4 2 (6.45%) Project Management
4 2 (6.45%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.23%) Business Transformation
5 1 (3.23%) Change Management
5 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.23%) Resource Allocation
5 1 (3.23%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.23%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (19.35%) CCNP
3 4 (12.90%) CCIE
4 2 (6.45%) CCNP Voice
5 1 (3.23%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (3.23%) CCNA
5 1 (3.23%) CCVP
5 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) ISEB
5 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.23%) Firmware
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (41.94%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (6.45%) SCCM
4 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 24 (77.42%) Cisco
2 9 (29.03%) Citrix
3 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
4 5 (16.13%) VMware
5 3 (9.68%) Apple
5 3 (9.68%) F5
5 3 (9.68%) Palo Alto
5 3 (9.68%) Polycom
5 3 (9.68%) Red Box
5 3 (9.68%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.23%) Avaya
6 1 (3.23%) BT
6 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.23%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.23%) NetApp
6 1 (3.23%) Nokia
6 1 (3.23%) Speakerbus