Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 566 471 472
Rank change year-on-year -95 +1 +19
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 68 137 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.28% 2.19% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 90 76
London median daily rate £475 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £315 £331 £299
90th Percentile £571 £588 £597
England median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
London median hourly rate - £9.15 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -74.41% -
England median hourly rate £22.85 £18.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year +25.18% -48.59% -

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 5329 6256 5948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.53% 13.93% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3583 4090 3922
London median daily rate £450 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £255 £218
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 141 180
London median hourly rate £19.64 £19.00 £18.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.37% +1.58% -1.55%
10th Percentile £12.60 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.38 £50.00 £45.03
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.43% +14.63% +2.50%

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 November 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 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 November 2017. 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 -17 25 £475 -
East London -6 3 - - 8
South London - 2 - - 1
West London -12 1 - -
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 26 (38.24%) Cisco
1 26 (38.24%) Skype for Business
2 25 (36.76%) Skype
3 20 (29.41%) Finance
4 15 (22.06%) Office 365
5 14 (20.59%) Avaya
6 13 (19.12%) LAN
6 13 (19.12%) WAN
7 12 (17.65%) Microsoft
8 11 (16.18%) Telecoms
8 11 (16.18%) Cisco CUCM
8 11 (16.18%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (16.18%) Banking
9 10 (14.71%) Service Management
9 10 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (14.71%) Data Centre
10 9 (13.24%) Identity Access Management
10 9 (13.24%) ISDN
10 9 (13.24%) Windows
10 9 (13.24%) ITSM
11 8 (11.76%) Firewall
11 8 (11.76%) Workflow
11 8 (11.76%) Migration
11 8 (11.76%) ERP
11 8 (11.76%) Data Management
11 8 (11.76%) Content Management
11 8 (11.76%) Document Management
11 8 (11.76%) XMPP
11 8 (11.76%) JIRA
11 8 (11.76%) Case Management

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 26 (38.24%) Skype for Business
2 6 (8.82%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.88%) CMS
4 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.94%) Confluence
5 2 (2.94%) Documentum
5 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.06%) Office 365
2 6 (8.82%) IaaS
3 5 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.35%) SaaS
4 4 (5.88%) PaaS
5 2 (2.94%) npm
5 2 (2.94%) Serverless
6 1 (1.47%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (36.76%) Skype
2 13 (19.12%) LAN
2 13 (19.12%) WAN
3 9 (13.24%) ISDN
4 8 (11.76%) Firewall
5 7 (10.29%) Telepresence
6 6 (8.82%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (8.82%) H.323
6 6 (8.82%) VoIP
7 5 (7.35%) TCP/IP
7 5 (7.35%) Wireless
8 4 (5.88%) OSPF
8 4 (5.88%) QSIG
9 3 (4.41%) BGP
9 3 (4.41%) DHCP
9 3 (4.41%) DNS
9 3 (4.41%) Ethernet
9 3 (4.41%) PBX
9 3 (4.41%) PSTN
9 3 (4.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.94%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (11.76%) JIRA
2 2 (2.94%) Babel
2 2 (2.94%) Bitbucket
2 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.94%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.94%) webpack
General
1 20 (29.41%) Finance
2 11 (16.18%) Banking
2 11 (16.18%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.94%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Law
4 1 (1.47%) Local Government
4 1 (1.47%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (22.06%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 11 (16.18%) Voice Engineer
3 9 (13.24%) Architect
3 9 (13.24%) Consultant
4 6 (8.82%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.35%) Applications Support
5 5 (7.35%) Junior
6 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Junior Applications Support
6 4 (5.88%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Applications Consultant
7 3 (4.41%) Applications Support Consultant
7 3 (4.41%) Avaya Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Exchange Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Lync Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Messaging Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Office 365 Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Support Consultant
7 3 (4.41%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (4.41%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.76%) XMPP
2 6 (8.82%) XML
3 3 (4.41%) Web Services
4 2 (2.94%) CSS
4 2 (2.94%) CSS3
4 2 (2.94%) Ext JS
4 2 (2.94%) HTML
4 2 (2.94%) HTML5
4 2 (2.94%) LESS
4 2 (2.94%) Node.js
4 2 (2.94%) React
4 2 (2.94%) Sass
4 2 (2.94%) Semantic UI
4 2 (2.94%) Serverless Framework
5 1 (1.47%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.47%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.18%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (14.71%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.41%) User Experience
4 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.47%) BYOD
5 1 (1.47%) Clustering
5 1 (1.47%) Digital Signage
5 1 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.47%) IPTV
5 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.47%) PMI
5 1 (1.47%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.47%) Replication
5 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.47%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.24%) Windows
2 5 (7.35%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.71%) Service Management
2 9 (13.24%) Identity Access Management
2 9 (13.24%) ITSM
3 8 (11.76%) Case Management
3 8 (11.76%) Content Management
3 8 (11.76%) Data Management
3 8 (11.76%) Document Management
3 8 (11.76%) ERP
3 8 (11.76%) Master Data Management
3 8 (11.76%) Migration
3 8 (11.76%) Workflow
4 7 (10.29%) ITIL
4 7 (10.29%) PRINCE2
5 5 (7.35%) Business Continuity
5 5 (7.35%) Change Management
5 5 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (7.35%) IT Strategy
5 5 (7.35%) Project Management
5 5 (7.35%) Release Management
6 4 (5.88%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.94%) C#
1 2 (2.94%) ES6
1 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
1 2 (2.94%) SQL
2 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (10.29%) CCIE
2 7 (10.29%) CCNP
3 3 (4.41%) CCNA
3 3 (4.41%) Degree
3 3 (4.41%) PMP
3 3 (4.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.94%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 2 (2.94%) CCNP Voice
4 2 (2.94%) CCVP
4 2 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.94%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.47%) CCIE Collaboration
5 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) MBA
5 1 (1.47%) MCSD
5 1 (1.47%) MCSE
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (7.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.94%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.94%) vSphere
4 2 (2.94%) XenApp
4 2 (2.94%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.94%) XenServer
5 1 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (16.18%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (7.35%) Cisco UCCX
2 5 (7.35%) SCCM
3 3 (4.41%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.47%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.47%) Nagios
4 1 (1.47%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (38.24%) Cisco
2 14 (20.59%) Avaya
3 12 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.88%) VMware
5 3 (4.41%) Citrix
5 3 (4.41%) Polycom
5 3 (4.41%) Red Box
5 3 (4.41%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.94%) AppSense
6 2 (2.94%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.94%) BT
6 2 (2.94%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.94%) HP
6 2 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.94%) Speakerbus
7 1 (1.47%) NetApp
7 1 (1.47%) Nokia
7 1 (1.47%) Remedy
7 1 (1.47%) Sophos
7 1 (1.47%) Symantec