Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 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
England > London
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 502 563 507
Rank change year-on-year +61 -56 -11
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 122 73 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.27% 0.16% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.60% 1.38% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 37 70
London median daily rate £475 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -7.89% +1.88%
10th Percentile £333 £281 £332
90th Percentile £638 £538 £600
England median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
London median hourly rate £12.75 - £9.15
England median hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -33.33% +81.82% -61.63%

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 4,698 5,294 5,552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.58% 11.39% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,189 3,631 3,646
London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £260
90th Percentile £644 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £410 £402
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.12% +0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 144 148
London median hourly rate £24.23 £18.70 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.57% -2.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.15 £12.50
90th Percentile £55.37 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +2.27%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 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
Central London -5 39 £480 +3.23% 6
West London +19 11 £450 - 1
South London -6 4 £450 -1.37%
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 London region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 51 (41.80%) Cisco
2 34 (27.87%) WAN
3 33 (27.05%) Skype for Business
3 33 (27.05%) Skype
4 32 (26.23%) Office 365
5 31 (25.41%) LAN
6 28 (22.95%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (20.49%) CCNP
8 24 (19.67%) Microsoft
9 23 (18.85%) Firewall
10 22 (18.03%) Finance
10 22 (18.03%) ITIL
10 22 (18.03%) Cisco CUCM
11 21 (17.21%) Migration
12 19 (15.57%) MPLS
12 19 (15.57%) Active Directory
12 19 (15.57%) Data Centre
13 17 (13.93%) Wireless
14 15 (12.30%) Project Management
14 15 (12.30%) DNS
14 15 (12.30%) Windows
15 14 (11.48%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
16 13 (10.66%) Security Cleared
16 13 (10.66%) VMware
17 12 (9.84%) CCIE
17 12 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
17 12 (9.84%) XMPP
17 12 (9.84%) Cisco Nexus
18 11 (9.02%) CCNA

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 33 (27.05%) Skype for Business
2 8 (6.56%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.74%) Documentum
3 7 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.74%) Liferay
4 6 (4.92%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.28%) CMS
7 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.82%) Apache
8 1 (0.82%) IIS
8 1 (0.82%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.82%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.82%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (0.82%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.82%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 32 (26.23%) Office 365
2 14 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (7.38%) SaaS
4 6 (4.92%) Mimecast
5 5 (4.10%) IaaS
6 4 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (2.46%) PaaS
8 2 (1.64%) G Suite
8 2 (1.64%) GitHub
8 2 (1.64%) Lucidchart
8 2 (1.64%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (27.87%) WAN
2 33 (27.05%) Skype
3 31 (25.41%) LAN
4 23 (18.85%) Firewall
5 19 (15.57%) MPLS
6 17 (13.93%) Wireless
7 15 (12.30%) DNS
8 14 (11.48%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (9.84%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (8.20%) PBX
11 9 (7.38%) ISDN
11 9 (7.38%) TCP/IP
11 9 (7.38%) Telepresence
11 9 (7.38%) VoIP
11 9 (7.38%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (6.56%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (6.56%) DHCP
13 7 (5.74%) BGP
13 7 (5.74%) Internet
13 7 (5.74%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.82%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (4.92%) Jenkins
1 6 (4.92%) Maven
1 6 (4.92%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.82%) Hudson
2 1 (0.82%) Rational Rose
General
1 22 (18.03%) Finance
2 8 (6.56%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.92%) Banking
4 5 (4.10%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.10%) Law
5 4 (3.28%) Legal
6 3 (2.46%) Retail
7 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.82%) Local Government
7 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.82%) Marketing
7 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (22.95%) Architect
2 27 (22.13%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 21 (17.21%) Network Engineer
4 12 (9.84%) Network Communications Engineer
4 12 (9.84%) Project Manager
5 10 (8.20%) Consultant
6 8 (6.56%) Technical Architect
7 7 (5.74%) Network Architect
7 7 (5.74%) Unified Communications Manager
8 6 (4.92%) Analyst
8 6 (4.92%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (4.92%) Messaging Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) Unified Communications Consultant
10 4 (3.28%) Mobility Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Network Manager
10 4 (3.28%) Network Security Specialist
10 4 (3.28%) Office 365 Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Service Architect
10 4 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.28%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.84%) XMPP
2 8 (6.56%) AngularJS
3 7 (5.74%) jBPM
3 7 (5.74%) REST
4 4 (3.28%) 802.1X
4 4 (3.28%) JAX-RS
4 4 (3.28%) LDAP
5 2 (1.64%) Velocity
6 1 (0.82%) Java EE
6 1 (0.82%) Middleware
6 1 (0.82%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.57%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.20%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.28%) BYOD
4 4 (3.28%) IVR
4 4 (3.28%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.28%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.46%) User Experience
6 2 (1.64%) Handset
7 1 (0.82%) Clustering
7 1 (0.82%) Equities
7 1 (0.82%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.82%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.82%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.82%) PACS
7 1 (0.82%) PMI
7 1 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.30%) Windows
2 9 (7.38%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.10%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.28%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.64%) Android
6 2 (1.64%) Linux
6 2 (1.64%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.82%) AIX
7 1 (0.82%) Unix
7 1 (0.82%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.03%) ITIL
2 21 (17.21%) Migration
3 15 (12.30%) Project Management
4 12 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (8.20%) Workflow
6 9 (7.38%) Case Management
6 9 (7.38%) ERP
7 8 (6.56%) Content Management
7 8 (6.56%) Identity Access Management
7 8 (6.56%) Master Data Management
7 8 (6.56%) Network Architecture
7 8 (6.56%) SDLC
7 8 (6.56%) UML
8 7 (5.74%) API Design
8 7 (5.74%) API Development
8 7 (5.74%) Document Management
8 7 (5.74%) Kanban
8 7 (5.74%) OOA/OOD
8 7 (5.74%) Scrum
8 7 (5.74%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.56%) Java
2 6 (4.92%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.10%) Perl
3 5 (4.10%) Python
4 3 (2.46%) SQL
5 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (22.95%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (20.49%) CCNP
3 13 (10.66%) Security Cleared
4 12 (9.84%) CCIE
5 11 (9.02%) CCNA
6 9 (7.38%) SC Cleared
7 7 (5.74%) CCNP Voice
8 5 (4.10%) CCIE Collaboration
8 5 (4.10%) CCVP
9 4 (3.28%) MOS
10 2 (1.64%) BC Cleared
10 2 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.64%) CCDP
10 2 (1.64%) VCAP
11 1 (0.82%) Avaya Certification
11 1 (0.82%) CCDA
11 1 (0.82%) CCIE Wireless
11 1 (0.82%) ISEB
11 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.64%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (0.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.82%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (15.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.28%) Hyper-V
2 4 (3.28%) ProxySG
2 4 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.64%) vSphere
3 2 (1.64%) XenApp
4 1 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (18.03%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (8.20%) SCCM
3 8 (6.56%) Cisco UCCX
4 5 (4.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (3.28%) Cisco UCCE
5 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.64%) CASB
6 2 (1.64%) SCOM
6 2 (1.64%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.82%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.82%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 51 (41.80%) Cisco
2 24 (19.67%) Microsoft
3 13 (10.66%) VMware
4 10 (8.20%) CheckPoint
4 10 (8.20%) SolarWinds
5 7 (5.74%) Palo Alto
6 6 (4.92%) Citrix
6 6 (4.92%) NetApp
7 5 (4.10%) Avaya
7 5 (4.10%) McAfee
7 5 (4.10%) MobileIron
7 5 (4.10%) Red Box
7 5 (4.10%) Symantec
8 4 (3.28%) Blue Coat
8 4 (3.28%) F5
8 4 (3.28%) Meraki
9 3 (2.46%) Polycom
9 3 (2.46%) SAP
10 2 (1.64%) Google
10 2 (1.64%) Juniper