Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 489 541 488
Rank change year-on-year +52 -53 -33
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 151 76 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.33% 0.18% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.72% 1.55% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 49 102
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £400 £313 £300
90th Percentile £656 £638 £600
England median daily rate £483 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +20.63% - -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 - £36.90

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 5,553 4,904 6,131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.20% 11.51% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,860 3,257 4,139
London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £206 £230 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 135 103
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.84 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.83% +3.15% -2.46%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.68 £48.71
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -8 33 £525 +17.98% 2
South London -20 13 £600 -
East London -17 4 £475 +46.15%
West London -23 1 £313 -16.67% 4
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 60 (39.74%) Cisco
2 49 (32.45%) Finance
3 42 (27.81%) Skype for Business
4 38 (25.17%) Microsoft
5 37 (24.50%) ITIL
6 36 (23.84%) Skype
7 32 (21.19%) VMware
7 32 (21.19%) Office 365
8 29 (19.21%) Security Cleared
9 27 (17.88%) VMware Infrastructure
10 26 (17.22%) Windows
10 26 (17.22%) Active Directory
11 25 (16.56%) LAN
11 25 (16.56%) WAN
11 25 (16.56%) Migration
12 23 (15.23%) SC Cleared
13 22 (14.57%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (13.25%) Service Management
15 19 (12.58%) VoIP
15 19 (12.58%) Cisco Certification
15 19 (12.58%) Firewall
16 18 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
16 18 (11.92%) Data Centre
17 17 (11.26%) Cisco CUCM
17 17 (11.26%) DNS
18 16 (10.60%) DHCP
19 15 (9.93%) CCNP
19 15 (9.93%) Linux
19 15 (9.93%) Avaya
20 14 (9.27%) Symantec

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 42 (27.81%) Skype for Business
2 12 (7.95%) MS Exchange
3 9 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.31%) Documentum
4 5 (3.31%) Liferay
4 5 (3.31%) NetWeaver
4 5 (3.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (3.31%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.31%) WebLogic Portal
5 3 (1.99%) CMS
6 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.66%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.31%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 32 (21.19%) Office 365
2 13 (8.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (7.28%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (5.96%) Mimecast
4 9 (5.96%) SaaS
5 7 (4.64%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (4.64%) Serverless
6 6 (3.97%) Yammer
7 3 (1.99%) IaaS
7 3 (1.99%) PaaS
8 2 (1.32%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.66%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 36 (23.84%) Skype
2 25 (16.56%) LAN
2 25 (16.56%) WAN
3 19 (12.58%) Firewall
3 19 (12.58%) VoIP
4 17 (11.26%) DNS
5 16 (10.60%) DHCP
6 10 (6.62%) SAN
6 10 (6.62%) Wireless
7 9 (5.96%) BGP
7 9 (5.96%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (5.96%) Cisco IOS
7 9 (5.96%) MPLS
7 9 (5.96%) VPN
8 8 (5.30%) Network Security
9 7 (4.64%) DMVPN
9 7 (4.64%) H.323
9 7 (4.64%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (3.97%) BIG-IP
10 6 (3.97%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.99%) Big Data
3 2 (1.32%) MySQL
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (3.31%) Jenkins
1 5 (3.31%) SonarQube
General
1 49 (32.45%) Finance
2 8 (5.30%) Back Office
2 8 (5.30%) Banking
3 7 (4.64%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.31%) Legal
5 4 (2.65%) Law
5 4 (2.65%) Retail
6 3 (1.99%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.99%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.66%) Publishing
7 1 (0.66%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (21.85%) Architect
2 31 (20.53%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 22 (14.57%) Project Manager
4 14 (9.27%) Consultant
5 13 (8.61%) Analyst
6 11 (7.28%) Technical Architect
7 10 (6.62%) Cisco Engineer
7 10 (6.62%) Unified Communications Manager
8 9 (5.96%) Unified Communications Consultant
9 7 (4.64%) Support Engineer
9 7 (4.64%) Technical Consultant
10 6 (3.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (3.97%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (3.97%) Technical Manager
10 6 (3.97%) Technical Project Manager
11 5 (3.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 5 (3.31%) Enterprise Architect
11 5 (3.31%) Infrastructure Manager
11 5 (3.31%) Lync Engineer
11 5 (3.31%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.96%) XMPP
2 5 (3.31%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.31%) Java EE
2 5 (3.31%) JAX-RS
2 5 (3.31%) JMS
2 5 (3.31%) JTA
2 5 (3.31%) LDAP
3 2 (1.32%) .NET
4 1 (0.66%) COM
4 1 (0.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
1 18 (11.92%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.62%) Handset
3 9 (5.96%) Private Cloud
3 9 (5.96%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (5.30%) Clustering
5 7 (4.64%) Replication
5 7 (4.64%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.31%) Fat Client
6 5 (3.31%) IVR
6 5 (3.31%) Thin Client
6 5 (3.31%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.65%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (2.65%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.65%) User Experience
8 3 (1.99%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.32%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.32%) Digital Signage
9 2 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.32%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 26 (17.22%) Windows
2 15 (9.93%) Linux
3 11 (7.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (6.62%) Windows Server
4 10 (6.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (5.30%) Unix
6 7 (4.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.32%) AIX
7 2 (1.32%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (24.50%) ITIL
2 25 (16.56%) Migration
3 22 (14.57%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (13.25%) Service Management
5 14 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (9.27%) Project Management
6 12 (7.95%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (7.95%) Enterprise Architecture
6 12 (7.95%) Mentoring
6 12 (7.95%) Service Design
7 11 (7.28%) Identity Access Management
7 11 (7.28%) Network Management
7 11 (7.28%) PRINCE2
7 11 (7.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (6.62%) Case Management
8 10 (6.62%) Content Management
8 10 (6.62%) ERP
8 10 (6.62%) Master Data Management
8 10 (6.62%) Workflow
9 9 (5.96%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.97%) SQL
2 5 (3.31%) C
2 5 (3.31%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.99%) Java
3 3 (1.99%) Perl
4 2 (1.32%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.66%) Lingo
5 1 (0.66%) Python
5 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (19.21%) Security Cleared
2 23 (15.23%) SC Cleared
3 19 (12.58%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (9.93%) CCNP
5 12 (7.95%) Degree
6 6 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (3.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (3.31%) CCSE
8 4 (2.65%) CCNA
8 4 (2.65%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.99%) CCIE
9 3 (1.99%) PMP
10 2 (1.32%) CCIE Collaboration
11 1 (0.66%) ISEB
11 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.66%) MOS
11 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.66%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.30%) GDPR
1 8 (5.30%) SLA
2 2 (1.32%) QA
3 1 (0.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.66%) Solvency II
System Software
1 27 (17.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (17.22%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.31%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.66%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.66%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (11.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (5.30%) SCCM
3 7 (4.64%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (4.64%) PingFederate
3 7 (4.64%) Puppet
4 6 (3.97%) Ansible
5 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.32%) Cisco CME
6 2 (1.32%) SCOM
6 2 (1.32%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.66%) CASB
7 1 (0.66%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.66%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.66%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.66%) SCSM
7 1 (0.66%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 60 (39.74%) Cisco
2 38 (25.17%) Microsoft
3 32 (21.19%) VMware
4 15 (9.93%) Avaya
5 14 (9.27%) Symantec
6 11 (7.28%) Citrix
6 11 (7.28%) F5
6 11 (7.28%) Sonus
7 10 (6.62%) Polycom
7 10 (6.62%) SolarWinds
8 9 (5.96%) CheckPoint
9 8 (5.30%) Blue Coat
10 7 (4.64%) EMC
10 7 (4.64%) ForgeRock
10 7 (4.64%) Red Hat
10 7 (4.64%) Remedy
10 7 (4.64%) SaltStack
11 6 (3.97%) Oracle
12 5 (3.31%) HP
12 5 (3.31%) SAP