Period
to 19 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 19 June 2018 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 493 467 469
Rank change year-on-year -26 +2 -19
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 132 103 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.29% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.39% 2.23% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 76 99
London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £373 £313 £300
90th Percentile £618 £625 £600
England median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 - £37.00

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5,521 4,618 5,663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.30% 11.64% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,804 3,093 3,846
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £220 £253 £225
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 135 100
London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.62 £21.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.58% +6.85% +7.28%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.88 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +17.65%

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Unified Communications as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Unified Communications in London

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unified Communications in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unified Communications in London

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unified Communications in London over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unified Communications in London

Unified Communications
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Communications in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unified Communications in London

Unified Communications
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 19 June 2018. 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
Central London -54 27 £500 +8.11% 6
South London - 5 £550 -
East London -16 4 £475 +22.58% 3
West London -26 1 £313 -16.67% 3
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, 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 London region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 48 (36.36%) Cisco
1 48 (36.36%) Finance
2 43 (32.58%) Skype for Business
3 38 (28.79%) Microsoft
4 36 (27.27%) Skype
5 27 (20.45%) Office 365
6 26 (19.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 26 (19.70%) VMware
7 25 (18.94%) ITIL
7 25 (18.94%) Service Management
8 24 (18.18%) Windows
9 23 (17.42%) Active Directory
9 23 (17.42%) WAN
10 22 (16.67%) LAN
10 22 (16.67%) Data Centre
11 20 (15.15%) Cisco CUCM
12 19 (14.39%) Migration
13 18 (13.64%) DNS
13 18 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
14 17 (12.88%) Symantec
15 16 (12.12%) CCNP
15 16 (12.12%) DHCP
16 15 (11.36%) Project Management
16 15 (11.36%) Avaya
17 14 (10.61%) Linux
17 14 (10.61%) Change Management
18 13 (9.85%) Security Cleared
18 13 (9.85%) Microsoft Azure
19 12 (9.09%) Network Management
19 12 (9.09%) Problem-Solving

Unified Communications
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 43 (32.58%) Skype for Business
2 12 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 9 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.79%) Documentum
4 5 (3.79%) Liferay
4 5 (3.79%) NetWeaver
4 5 (3.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (3.79%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.79%) WebLogic Portal
5 3 (2.27%) CMS
6 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.76%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.79%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 27 (20.45%) Office 365
2 13 (9.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (6.06%) Mimecast
5 7 (5.30%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (5.30%) Serverless
6 6 (4.55%) Yammer
7 3 (2.27%) IaaS
7 3 (2.27%) PaaS
7 3 (2.27%) SaaS
8 1 (0.76%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 36 (27.27%) Skype
2 23 (17.42%) WAN
3 22 (16.67%) LAN
4 18 (13.64%) DNS
5 16 (12.12%) DHCP
6 12 (9.09%) VoIP
7 10 (7.58%) SAN
7 10 (7.58%) Wireless
8 9 (6.82%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (6.82%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (6.82%) Firewall
8 9 (6.82%) MPLS
8 9 (6.82%) VPN
8 9 (6.82%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (6.06%) Network Security
10 7 (5.30%) BGP
10 7 (5.30%) DMVPN
11 6 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 6 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 6 (4.55%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.52%) Big Data
2 2 (1.52%) MySQL
2 2 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (3.79%) Jenkins
1 5 (3.79%) SonarQube
General
1 48 (36.36%) Finance
2 10 (7.58%) Banking
3 8 (6.06%) Back Office
4 7 (5.30%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.03%) Legal
6 3 (2.27%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.27%) Law
6 3 (2.27%) Retail
7 2 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.52%) Publishing
8 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.76%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (21.97%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 24 (18.18%) Architect
3 20 (15.15%) Project Manager
4 11 (8.33%) Technical Architect
5 10 (7.58%) Infrastructure Manager
6 8 (6.06%) Cisco Engineer
6 8 (6.06%) Unified Communications Manager
7 7 (5.30%) Analyst
7 7 (5.30%) Network Architect
7 7 (5.30%) Technical Manager
7 7 (5.30%) Technical Project Manager
8 6 (4.55%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.79%) Network Engineer
9 5 (3.79%) Release Manager
10 4 (3.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (3.03%) Consultant
10 4 (3.03%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (3.03%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 4 (3.03%) Network Team Leader
10 4 (3.03%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.30%) XMPP
2 5 (3.79%) Java EE
2 5 (3.79%) JAX-RS
2 5 (3.79%) JMS
2 5 (3.79%) JTA
3 4 (3.03%) LDAP
4 2 (1.52%) .NET
5 1 (0.76%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.82%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (6.06%) Clustering
4 8 (6.06%) Handset
5 7 (5.30%) Replication
6 5 (3.79%) Fat Client
6 5 (3.79%) Thin Client
7 4 (3.03%) IVR
7 4 (3.03%) Private Cloud
7 4 (3.03%) Virtual Team
8 3 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.52%) BBC
9 2 (1.52%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.52%) Digital Signage
9 2 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.52%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.52%) IPTV
9 2 (1.52%) PMI
9 2 (1.52%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.18%) Windows
2 14 (10.61%) Linux
3 11 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 10 (7.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (5.30%) Unix
6 2 (1.52%) AIX
7 1 (0.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.94%) ITIL
1 25 (18.94%) Service Management
2 19 (14.39%) Migration
3 15 (11.36%) Project Management
4 14 (10.61%) Change Management
5 12 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
5 12 (9.09%) Network Management
5 12 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 10 (7.58%) Case Management
7 10 (7.58%) Content Management
7 10 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (7.58%) ERP
7 10 (7.58%) Identity Access Management
7 10 (7.58%) Master Data Management
7 10 (7.58%) Workflow
8 9 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (6.82%) Configuration Management
8 9 (6.82%) ITSM
9 8 (6.06%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.30%) SQL
2 5 (3.79%) C
2 5 (3.79%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.03%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.27%) Java
4 3 (2.27%) Perl
5 1 (0.76%) Python
5 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (12.12%) CCNP
3 13 (9.85%) Security Cleared
4 12 (9.09%) Degree
5 11 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (3.79%) CCNA
8 5 (3.79%) CCSE
9 4 (3.03%) PMI Certification
10 3 (2.27%) CCIE
10 3 (2.27%) PMP
11 2 (1.52%) CCIE Collaboration
12 1 (0.76%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.76%) MCP
12 1 (0.76%) MCSA
12 1 (0.76%) MCSE
12 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.76%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.06%) SLA
2 2 (1.52%) QA
3 1 (0.76%) GDPR
3 1 (0.76%) Solvency II
System Software
1 26 (19.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (17.42%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.79%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.76%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 20 (15.15%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (5.30%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (5.30%) PingFederate
2 7 (5.30%) Puppet
3 6 (4.55%) Ansible
4 4 (3.03%) SCCM
5 3 (2.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.52%) Cisco CME
6 2 (1.52%) SCOM
6 2 (1.52%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.76%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.76%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.76%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.76%) SCSM
7 1 (0.76%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 48 (36.36%) Cisco
2 38 (28.79%) Microsoft
3 26 (19.70%) VMware
4 17 (12.88%) Symantec
5 15 (11.36%) Avaya
6 11 (8.33%) F5
6 11 (8.33%) Sonus
7 9 (6.82%) CheckPoint
7 9 (6.82%) Citrix
7 9 (6.82%) Polycom
8 8 (6.06%) Blue Coat
9 7 (5.30%) EMC
9 7 (5.30%) ForgeRock
9 7 (5.30%) Red Hat
9 7 (5.30%) Remedy
9 7 (5.30%) SaltStack
10 6 (4.55%) Oracle
10 6 (4.55%) SolarWinds
11 5 (3.79%) HP
11 5 (3.79%) SAP