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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 24 May 2022 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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 499 404 385
Rank change year-on-year -95 -19 +87
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 73 68 48
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.19% 0.28% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.99% 3.14% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 36 35
10th Percentile £200 £324 £346
25th Percentile £419 £374 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £481 £475
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% +1.32% +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £538 £569
90th Percentile £631 £588 £580
England median daily rate £500 £484 £463
% change year-on-year +3.31% +4.65% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
10th Percentile £41.59 - -
25th Percentile £41.69 - £41.25
Median hourly rate £44.43 - £42.50
75th Percentile £47.52 - £43.75
90th Percentile £48.27 - -
England median hourly rate £41.64 £18.61 £19.50
% change year-on-year +123.75% -4.58% +11.43%

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 3,661 2,167 2,168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.48% 8.93% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,547 1,498 1,507
10th Percentile £313 £293 £213
25th Percentile £450 £381 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £650 £579 £575
90th Percentile £750 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +13.64% +3.53% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 20 60
10th Percentile £20.95 £13.85 £15.18
25th Percentile £23.91 £21.53 £18.50
Median hourly rate £29.12 £47.33 £37.13
Median % change year-on-year -38.47% +27.48% +65.00%
75th Percentile £46.96 £64.06 £47.83
90th Percentile £67.50 £76.03 £52.63
England median hourly rate £23.91 £23.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +3.96% +12.20% +8.61%

Unified Communications
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Unified Communications as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Unified Communications in London

Unified Communications
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Unified Communications in London.

Daily rate trend for Unified Communications in London

Unified Communications
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Unified Communications in London over the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Unified Communications in London

Unified Communications
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Unified Communications in London.

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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -50 7 £575 +9.52% 2
West London -4 6 £455 +11.79%
South London -18 1 £563 -
East London - 1 £575 - 1
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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 32 (43.84%) Microsoft
2 28 (38.36%) Cisco
3 24 (32.88%) Microsoft 365
4 17 (23.29%) Active Directory
5 16 (21.92%) Finance
5 16 (21.92%) Migration
5 16 (21.92%) Azure
6 14 (19.18%) Microsoft Intune
6 14 (19.18%) SharePoint
7 12 (16.44%) Windows
7 12 (16.44%) Service Management
7 12 (16.44%) Agile
8 11 (15.07%) OneDrive
8 11 (15.07%) PowerShell
9 10 (13.70%) Cisco CUCM
9 10 (13.70%) Public Sector
9 10 (13.70%) Social Skills
10 9 (12.33%) WebEx
10 9 (12.33%) XMPP
10 9 (12.33%) Telecoms
10 9 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (12.33%) Project Management
10 9 (12.33%) WAN
11 8 (10.96%) ITIL
11 8 (10.96%) LAN
11 8 (10.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 7 (9.59%) Project Delivery
12 7 (9.59%) PRINCE2
12 7 (9.59%) VoIP
12 7 (9.59%) Business Intelligence

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 14 (19.18%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.22%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.37%) CMS
4 1 (1.37%) Confluence
4 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (32.88%) Microsoft 365
2 16 (21.92%) Azure
3 11 (15.07%) OneDrive
4 6 (8.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (4.11%) AWS
6 2 (2.74%) Mimecast
6 2 (2.74%) Power Platform
6 2 (2.74%) PowerApps
7 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.37%) GitHub
7 1 (1.37%) Power Automate
7 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.33%) WAN
1 9 (12.33%) WebEx
2 8 (10.96%) LAN
3 7 (9.59%) Network Security
3 7 (9.59%) Skype
3 7 (9.59%) VoIP
4 6 (8.22%) Firewall
4 6 (8.22%) MPLS
5 5 (6.85%) DHCP
5 5 (6.85%) DNS
5 5 (6.85%) VPN
6 4 (5.48%) Internet
6 4 (5.48%) ISDN
6 4 (5.48%) PABX
6 4 (5.48%) SD-WAN
6 4 (5.48%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (4.11%) H.323
7 3 (4.11%) PSTN
7 3 (4.11%) SCCP
7 3 (4.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) Cognos Impromptu
1 1 (1.37%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.37%) JIRA
1 1 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 16 (21.92%) Finance
2 10 (13.70%) Public Sector
2 10 (13.70%) Social Skills
3 9 (12.33%) Telecoms
4 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (6.85%) Banking
5 5 (6.85%) Manufacturing
6 4 (5.48%) Documentation Skills
6 4 (5.48%) Electronics
6 4 (5.48%) Marketing
7 2 (2.74%) Billing
8 1 (1.37%) International Banking
8 1 (1.37%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (16.44%) Analyst
1 12 (16.44%) Architect
2 9 (12.33%) Infrastructure Manager
2 9 (12.33%) Project Manager
3 6 (8.22%) IT Engineer
3 6 (8.22%) Microsoft 365 Manager
4 5 (6.85%) Programme Manager
4 5 (6.85%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 4 (5.48%) Lead Architect
5 4 (5.48%) Security Architect
5 4 (5.48%) Telephony Analyst
6 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
6 3 (4.11%) Network Architect
6 3 (4.11%) Network Manager
6 3 (4.11%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.11%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.33%) XMPP
2 1 (1.37%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.37%) SAML
2 1 (1.37%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.48%) Clustering
2 4 (5.48%) NHS
3 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.11%) PMI
3 3 (4.11%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.74%) PKI
4 2 (2.74%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.37%) BYOD
5 1 (1.37%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.37%) Legacy Systems
5 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.37%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.37%) User Experience
5 1 (1.37%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.44%) Windows
2 4 (5.48%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.74%) Android
3 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.74%) Mac OS X
3 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.37%) Linux
4 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.92%) Migration
2 12 (16.44%) Agile
2 12 (16.44%) Service Management
3 9 (12.33%) Project Management
3 9 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (10.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 8 (10.96%) ITIL
5 7 (9.59%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (9.59%) PRINCE2
5 7 (9.59%) Project Delivery
5 7 (9.59%) Waterfall
6 6 (8.22%) Scrum
6 6 (8.22%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (8.22%) Technical Leadership
7 5 (6.85%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (6.85%) Programme Management
7 5 (6.85%) Project Planning
7 5 (6.85%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 4 (5.48%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (5.48%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.07%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.74%) C
3 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.37%) Python
3 1 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (8.22%) PMI Certification
2 3 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (4.11%) Degree
2 3 (4.11%) PMP
3 2 (2.74%) CCNP
3 2 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.37%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.37%) CCNP Voice
4 1 (1.37%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.37%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) QA
2 2 (2.74%) SLA
3 1 (1.37%) GDPR
3 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (23.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.48%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.74%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (19.18%) Microsoft Intune
2 10 (13.70%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (6.85%) SCCM
4 3 (4.11%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (4.11%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (2.74%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 2 (2.74%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (2.74%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 32 (43.84%) Microsoft
2 28 (38.36%) Cisco
3 5 (6.85%) Meraki
3 5 (6.85%) Mitel
3 5 (6.85%) SAP
4 4 (5.48%) Apple
5 3 (4.11%) Citrix
5 3 (4.11%) Genesys
5 3 (4.11%) Red Box
6 2 (2.74%) Avaya
6 2 (2.74%) Fortinet
6 2 (2.74%) Remedy
6 2 (2.74%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.37%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.37%) Netskope
7 1 (1.37%) Trend Micro
7 1 (1.37%) VMware