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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 383 358 349
Rank change year-on-year -25 -9  
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 41 60 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.28% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.79% 2.02% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 43 67
Median daily rate £475 £425 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -2.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £770
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £425
% change year-on-year +2.73% -14.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.90 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +67.72%  

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 2289 2966 3107
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.03% 13.87% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1528 2019 2015
Median daily rate £450 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +10.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 47 91
Median hourly rate £24.93 £22.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.31% +11.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.78 £12.05 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 -8 9 £419 -11.84% 14
Feltham - 3 £375 -
Westminster - 1 £475 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 67 (64.42%) Cisco
2 41 (39.42%) Skype for Business
3 38 (36.54%) Microsoft
4 33 (31.73%) Cisco CUCM
5 31 (29.81%) Skype
6 27 (25.96%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (22.12%) XMPP
8 20 (19.23%) Video Conferencing
9 19 (18.27%) Migration
9 19 (18.27%) Citrix
9 19 (18.27%) Windows
10 18 (17.31%) CCNP
10 18 (17.31%) VoIP
11 17 (16.35%) LAN
11 17 (16.35%) VMware
12 16 (15.38%) WAN
13 15 (14.42%) Finance
14 13 (12.50%) Law
14 13 (12.50%) Project Management
14 13 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
14 13 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (10.58%) Firewall
16 11 (10.58%) MS Exchange
16 11 (10.58%) ITIL
16 11 (10.58%) VPN
16 11 (10.58%) Office 365
17 10 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
18 9 (8.65%) Telepresence
18 9 (8.65%) CCIE

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 41 (39.42%) Skype for Business
2 11 (10.58%) MS Exchange
3 8 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.85%) CMS
4 4 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.88%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.96%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.58%) Office 365
2 4 (3.85%) IaaS
2 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.96%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (29.81%) Skype
2 18 (17.31%) VoIP
3 17 (16.35%) LAN
4 16 (15.38%) WAN
5 13 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
6 12 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (10.58%) Firewall
7 11 (10.58%) VPN
8 9 (8.65%) Telepresence
9 6 (5.77%) Wireless
10 5 (4.81%) Cisco Wireless
10 5 (4.81%) SAN
11 4 (3.85%) BGP
11 4 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (3.85%) DNS
11 4 (3.85%) H.323
11 4 (3.85%) OSPF
11 4 (3.85%) PBX
11 4 (3.85%) WebEx
12 3 (2.88%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.96%) HP UFT
1 1 (0.96%) JIRA
General
1 15 (14.42%) Finance
2 13 (12.50%) Law
3 8 (7.69%) Legal
4 7 (6.73%) Banking
4 7 (6.73%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.85%) Retail
6 3 (2.88%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.96%) Back Office
7 1 (0.96%) French Language
7 1 (0.96%) Local Government
7 1 (0.96%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (25.96%) Architect
2 16 (15.38%) Analyst
3 9 (8.65%) Consultant
3 9 (8.65%) Project Manager
4 7 (6.73%) Network Analyst
5 6 (5.77%) Cisco Analyst
5 6 (5.77%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (5.77%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 6 (5.77%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 5 (4.81%) Business Analyst
6 5 (4.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (4.81%) Network Architect
6 5 (4.81%) Unified Communications Manager
6 5 (4.81%) Voice Consultant
7 4 (3.85%) Cisco Architect
7 4 (3.85%) Network Engineer
7 4 (3.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (3.85%) Unified Communications Consultant
8 3 (2.88%) ICT Engineer
8 3 (2.88%) ICT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (22.12%) XMPP
2 3 (2.88%) WAP
3 1 (0.96%) .NET
3 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.96%) CSS
3 1 (0.96%) CSS3
3 1 (0.96%) HTML
3 1 (0.96%) HTML5
3 1 (0.96%) HTML5 Canvas
3 1 (0.96%) jQuery
3 1 (0.96%) SVG
3 1 (0.96%) Web Services
3 1 (0.96%) WebGL
3 1 (0.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.23%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.73%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.77%) IVR
5 4 (3.85%) Handset
5 4 (3.85%) User Experience
6 3 (2.88%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.88%) Clustering
6 3 (2.88%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.88%) Replication
7 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.92%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.96%) Digital Signage
8 1 (0.96%) Fintech
8 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.96%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.96%) PKI
8 1 (0.96%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.27%) Windows
2 5 (4.81%) Android
2 5 (4.81%) Windows 7
2 5 (4.81%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.85%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.85%) Windows 10
3 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.88%) Linux
4 3 (2.88%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.92%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.27%) Migration
2 13 (12.50%) Project Management
3 11 (10.58%) ITIL
4 7 (6.73%) Network Design
4 7 (6.73%) Network Management
4 7 (6.73%) PRINCE2
4 7 (6.73%) TOGAF
4 7 (6.73%) Validation
5 6 (5.77%) Technical Analysis
6 5 (4.81%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (4.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (4.81%) Workflow
7 4 (3.85%) Business Analysis
7 4 (3.85%) Change Management
7 4 (3.85%) Identity Management
7 4 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (3.85%) Release Management
8 3 (2.88%) Budgeting and Forecasting
8 3 (2.88%) Planning and Forecasting
8 3 (2.88%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.65%) C
2 4 (3.85%) SQL
3 3 (2.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.96%) C#
4 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.96%) Perl
4 1 (0.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (25.96%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (17.31%) CCNP
3 9 (8.65%) CCIE
4 8 (7.69%) CCNA
5 5 (4.81%) CCNP Voice
5 5 (4.81%) Degree
6 4 (3.85%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.88%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 3 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.88%) MCSD
7 3 (2.88%) MCSE
7 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.88%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.92%) CCVP
8 2 (1.92%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.92%) ISEB
8 2 (1.92%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.92%) PMP
8 2 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.92%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 7 (6.73%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (3.85%) XenApp
5 1 (0.96%) Firmware
5 1 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (31.73%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (4.81%) Cisco UCCE
2 5 (4.81%) SCCM
3 4 (3.85%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (2.88%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (2.88%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.88%) SCOM
5 1 (0.96%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.96%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.96%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.96%) Nagios
5 1 (0.96%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.96%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 67 (64.42%) Cisco
2 38 (36.54%) Microsoft
3 19 (18.27%) Citrix
4 17 (16.35%) VMware
5 8 (7.69%) Palo Alto
5 8 (7.69%) SolarWinds
6 7 (6.73%) Avaya
6 7 (6.73%) F5
6 7 (6.73%) HP
7 6 (5.77%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.85%) Apple
8 4 (3.85%) NetApp
8 4 (3.85%) Polycom
8 4 (3.85%) Verint
9 3 (2.88%) Red Box
9 3 (2.88%) Sophos
9 3 (2.88%) Symantec
10 2 (1.92%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.92%) Nokia
11 1 (0.96%) Speakerbus