The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Polycom products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Polycom over the 3 months to 30 March 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Polycom, Inc.

Polycom
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 534 589 571
Rank change year-on-year +55 -18  
Contract jobs citing Polycom 42 35 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.070% 0.062%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 21
Median daily rate £375 £348 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.91% +15.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £400
% change year-on-year - -12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 £26.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.46% +26.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% -14.63%  

Polycom is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18366 21835 22084
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.74% 43.70% 45.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11435 13486 12793
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 758 951
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.71 £10.26 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £50.14 £42.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Polycom
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Polycom as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Polycom in England

Polycom
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Polycom in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Polycom in England

Polycom
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Polycom in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Polycom in England

Polycom
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Polycom in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Polycom in England

Polycom
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Polycom within the England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +46 22 £400 +88.23% 1
Yorkshire +25 7 £350 -20.00%
North West +30 6 £350 -7.46%
South East +17 2 £375 -
South West -10 2 £310 -10.79% 1
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £140 -
Polycom
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Polycom 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 England region with a requirement for Polycom.

1 38 (60.32%) Video Conferencing
2 36 (57.14%) Cisco
3 35 (55.56%) Skype for Business
4 34 (53.97%) Microsoft
5 28 (44.44%) Skype
6 23 (36.51%) Windows
7 20 (31.75%) Office 365
8 18 (28.57%) Active Directory
9 16 (25.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (25.40%) Windows 7
10 15 (23.81%) MS Office
11 14 (22.22%) Finance
11 14 (22.22%) VMware
11 14 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (22.22%) Telepresence
12 13 (20.63%) Windows Server
12 13 (20.63%) Manufacturing
12 13 (20.63%) Citrix
13 12 (19.05%) PBX
13 12 (19.05%) ITIL
13 12 (19.05%) MS Exchange
13 12 (19.05%) Windows 10
13 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (15.87%) Data Centre
15 10 (15.87%) WebEx
15 10 (15.87%) HP
16 9 (14.29%) Firewall
16 9 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
17 8 (12.70%) Unified Communications

Polycom
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 35 (55.56%) Skype for Business
2 12 (19.05%) MS Exchange
3 9 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (9.52%) CMS
5 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (23.81%) MS Office
2 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (31.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (44.44%) Skype
2 14 (22.22%) Telepresence
3 12 (19.05%) PBX
4 10 (15.87%) WebEx
5 9 (14.29%) Firewall
6 8 (12.70%) Unified Communications
7 7 (11.11%) DNS
7 7 (11.11%) SSL
8 6 (9.52%) IP Telephony
9 5 (7.94%) LAN
10 4 (6.35%) DHCP
10 4 (6.35%) VoIP
10 4 (6.35%) WAN
11 3 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (4.76%) HTTPS
11 3 (4.76%) SAN
11 3 (4.76%) VPN
12 2 (3.17%) Internet
12 2 (3.17%) MPLS
12 2 (3.17%) NetScaler
General
1 14 (22.22%) Finance
2 13 (20.63%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.76%) Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Publishing
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (22.22%) Analyst
2 9 (14.29%) Consultant
3 8 (12.70%) Service Analyst
3 8 (12.70%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (11.11%) IT Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) Architect
5 6 (9.52%) Business Consultant
5 6 (9.52%) Support Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) IT Support
6 5 (7.94%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Voice Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Desktop Support
7 4 (6.35%) Lync Consultant
7 4 (6.35%) Lync Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.35%) Video Conferencing Project Manager
8 3 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) XMPP
2 1 (1.59%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (60.32%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (15.87%) Data Centre
3 6 (9.52%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (9.52%) Life Science
4 4 (6.35%) Virtual Team
5 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.76%) Digital Signage
5 3 (4.76%) Smartphone
6 2 (3.17%) Driving Licence
6 2 (3.17%) Fat Client
6 2 (3.17%) iPhone
6 2 (3.17%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 23 (36.51%) Windows
2 16 (25.40%) Windows 7
3 13 (20.63%) Windows Server
4 12 (19.05%) Windows 10
4 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.17%) Android
6 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.05%) ITIL
2 6 (9.52%) Information Security
3 5 (7.94%) Project Management
4 3 (4.76%) Change Control
4 3 (4.76%) Programme Management
5 2 (3.17%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.17%) E-Commerce
5 2 (3.17%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.17%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.17%) Mentoring
5 2 (3.17%) Migration
5 2 (3.17%) Risk Management
5 2 (3.17%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (1.59%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.59%) ITSM
6 1 (1.59%) Project Planning
6 1 (1.59%) Resource Management
6 1 (1.59%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.59%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (1.59%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.52%) C
2 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (25.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (11.11%) MCP
3 6 (9.52%) MCSA
3 6 (9.52%) MCSE
4 2 (3.17%) Degree
4 2 (3.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.59%) CCNA
5 1 (1.59%) CCNP
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.59%) MCDST
5 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 14 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (3.17%) BitLocker
4 2 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.17%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.17%) vSphere
4 2 (3.17%) XenApp
4 2 (3.17%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.59%) Firmware
5 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) SCCM
2 2 (3.17%) Backup Exec
2 2 (3.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.59%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 36 (57.14%) Cisco
2 34 (53.97%) Microsoft
3 14 (22.22%) VMware
4 13 (20.63%) Citrix
5 10 (15.87%) HP
6 6 (9.52%) Avaya
7 4 (6.35%) Apple
7 4 (6.35%) Sophos
8 3 (4.76%) CheckPoint
8 3 (4.76%) Dell
8 3 (4.76%) Mitel
9 2 (3.17%) AppSense
9 2 (3.17%) Aruba
9 2 (3.17%) Brocade
9 2 (3.17%) Google
9 2 (3.17%) LANDesk
9 2 (3.17%) Riverbed
9 2 (3.17%) Sonus
9 2 (3.17%) Symantec
9 2 (3.17%) Wyse