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 3 months to 28 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.

Unified Communications
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 339 362 353
Rank change year-on-year +23 -9  
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 63 64 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.59% 2.25% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 53 40
Median daily rate £450 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +5.47% -2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 -

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 London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2430 2843 2922
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.46% 12.75% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1618 1935 1877
Median daily rate £450 £425 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 54 85
Median hourly rate £42.00 £21.34 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.81% +6.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £12.60 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.40 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Unified Communications as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 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
City of London +9 22 £475 -9.52% 7
Canary Wharf - 1 £325 -
Unified Communications
England

Unified Communications
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 London region with a requirement for Unified Communications.

1 63 (58.88%) Cisco
2 51 (47.66%) Skype for Business
3 47 (43.93%) Microsoft
4 37 (34.58%) Skype
5 30 (28.04%) Cisco CUCM
6 24 (22.43%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (22.43%) Video Conferencing
7 22 (20.56%) Office 365
8 20 (18.69%) MS Exchange
8 20 (18.69%) Citrix
9 18 (16.82%) Windows
9 18 (16.82%) XMPP
10 17 (15.89%) Migration
11 16 (14.95%) Law
12 15 (14.02%) VMware
12 15 (14.02%) CCNP
13 14 (13.08%) LAN
13 14 (13.08%) VoIP
13 14 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (12.15%) ITIL
14 13 (12.15%) WAN
15 12 (11.21%) Firewall
16 11 (10.28%) Finance
16 11 (10.28%) C
16 11 (10.28%) SharePoint
17 10 (9.35%) MS Excel
17 10 (9.35%) VPN
17 10 (9.35%) Active Directory
17 10 (9.35%) Cisco ASA
18 9 (8.41%) TOGAF

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 51 (47.66%) Skype for Business
2 20 (18.69%) MS Exchange
3 11 (10.28%) SharePoint
4 7 (6.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (6.54%) Office Communications Server
5 6 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.80%) CMS
6 3 (2.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.80%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (2.80%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.93%) Confluence
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (9.35%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.41%) MS Office
3 2 (1.87%) MS Project
4 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (20.56%) Office 365
2 7 (6.54%) IaaS
2 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (2.80%) OneDrive
3 3 (2.80%) Yammer
4 2 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.93%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (34.58%) Skype
2 14 (13.08%) LAN
2 14 (13.08%) VoIP
3 13 (12.15%) WAN
4 12 (11.21%) Firewall
5 10 (9.35%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (9.35%) VPN
6 9 (8.41%) Telepresence
7 8 (7.48%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (7.48%) WebEx
8 6 (5.61%) ISDN
9 4 (3.74%) IP Telephony
9 4 (3.74%) MPLS
9 4 (3.74%) SAN
10 3 (2.80%) DHCP
10 3 (2.80%) DNS
10 3 (2.80%) PBX
10 3 (2.80%) SSL
11 2 (1.87%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.87%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.80%) Power BI
2 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.93%) FileMaker
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (1.87%) JIRA
General
1 16 (14.95%) Law
2 11 (10.28%) Finance
3 9 (8.41%) Legal
4 5 (4.67%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.74%) Banking
6 3 (2.80%) Retail
7 1 (0.93%) Back Office
7 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.93%) French Language
7 1 (0.93%) Local Government
7 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (28.04%) Architect
2 16 (14.95%) Consultant
3 12 (11.21%) Analyst
4 9 (8.41%) Project Manager
4 9 (8.41%) Unified Communications Consultant
5 8 (7.48%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 7 (6.54%) Network Analyst
6 7 (6.54%) Unified Communications Manager
6 7 (6.54%) Voice Consultant
7 6 (5.61%) Cisco Analyst
7 6 (5.61%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 6 (5.61%) Network Architect
8 5 (4.67%) Lync Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Avaya Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (3.74%) Lync Consultant
9 4 (3.74%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.82%) XMPP
2 3 (2.80%) WAP
3 2 (1.87%) Middleware
4 1 (0.93%) .NET
4 1 (0.93%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.93%) CSS
4 1 (0.93%) CSS3
4 1 (0.93%) HTML
4 1 (0.93%) HTML5
4 1 (0.93%) HTML5 Canvas
4 1 (0.93%) jQuery
4 1 (0.93%) SVG
4 1 (0.93%) Web Services
4 1 (0.93%) WebGL
4 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.43%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.61%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.61%) IVR
4 5 (4.67%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.74%) Handset
6 3 (2.80%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.80%) Clustering
6 3 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.80%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.80%) Replication
7 2 (1.87%) PKI
7 2 (1.87%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.93%) Digital Signage
8 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.93%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.93%) Equities
8 1 (0.93%) Fintech
8 1 (0.93%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.82%) Windows
2 6 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (4.67%) Android
3 5 (4.67%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.74%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.74%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.80%) Linux
6 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.93%) Unix
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.89%) Migration
2 13 (12.15%) ITIL
3 9 (8.41%) TOGAF
4 8 (7.48%) Identity Management
4 8 (7.48%) Project Management
5 7 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (6.54%) Network Design
5 7 (6.54%) Network Management
5 7 (6.54%) Presales
5 7 (6.54%) Validation
6 6 (5.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (5.61%) Technical Analysis
7 5 (4.67%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (3.74%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (3.74%) Network Architecture
8 4 (3.74%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (3.74%) Workflow
9 3 (2.80%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (2.80%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.28%) C
2 6 (5.61%) SQL
3 4 (3.74%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.93%) C#
4 1 (0.93%) Java
4 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.93%) Perl
4 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.93%) Python
4 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (22.43%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (14.02%) CCNP
3 9 (8.41%) CCIE
4 8 (7.48%) CCNA
5 6 (5.61%) Degree
6 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.74%) MCSE
7 4 (3.74%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.80%) MCSD
8 3 (2.80%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.87%) CCDP
9 2 (1.87%) CCNP Voice
9 2 (1.87%) CCVP
9 2 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.93%) CCDA
10 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) PMO
1 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 14 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (9.35%) Active Directory
3 8 (7.48%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.67%) XenApp
5 3 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.93%) Firmware
6 1 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (28.04%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (4.67%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (3.74%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (3.74%) SCOM
4 3 (2.80%) Cisco CME
4 3 (2.80%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (2.80%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.80%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.80%) SCCM
5 1 (0.93%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.93%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 63 (58.88%) Cisco
2 47 (43.93%) Microsoft
3 20 (18.69%) Citrix
4 15 (14.02%) VMware
5 8 (7.48%) Verint
6 7 (6.54%) F5
6 7 (6.54%) Palo Alto
6 7 (6.54%) Polycom
6 7 (6.54%) SolarWinds
7 6 (5.61%) Avaya
7 6 (5.61%) HP
8 5 (4.67%) CheckPoint
8 5 (4.67%) Sonus
9 4 (3.74%) NetApp
10 3 (2.80%) Mitel
10 3 (2.80%) Sophos
10 3 (2.80%) Symantec
11 2 (1.87%) Apple
11 2 (1.87%) Oracle
12 1 (0.93%) Lotus