Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 499 548 482
Rank change year-on-year +49 -66 -12
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 137 68 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.30% 0.15% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.63% 1.33% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 40 94
London median daily rate £525 £481 £466
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.22% +6.57%
10th Percentile £400 £325 £330
90th Percentile £665 £638 £588
England median daily rate £500 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
London median hourly rate £12.75 - £9.15
England median hourly rate £40.00 £15.69 £21.50
% change year-on-year +154.94% -27.02% -25.86%

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 5,215 5,125 6,212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.40% 11.37% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,605 3,460 4,090
London median daily rate £453 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +1.12% +7.88%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 140 138
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +2.61% -1.49%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.10
90th Percentile £55.58 £47.63 £49.43
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -7 34 £525 +10.53% 11
South London -14 14 £600 -
West London - 4 £381 - 3
East London -16 2 £553 - 1
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 56 (40.88%) Cisco
2 35 (25.55%) Finance
2 35 (25.55%) Office 365
3 34 (24.82%) Skype for Business
3 34 (24.82%) ITIL
4 30 (21.90%) Microsoft
5 29 (21.17%) VMware
5 29 (21.17%) Skype
6 28 (20.44%) Security Cleared
7 24 (17.52%) Windows
8 23 (16.79%) VoIP
8 23 (16.79%) Migration
9 22 (16.06%) SC Cleared
10 21 (15.33%) Firewall
10 21 (15.33%) WAN
10 21 (15.33%) Active Directory
10 21 (15.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (14.60%) LAN
12 16 (11.68%) Cisco Certification
12 16 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (10.95%) Microsoft Azure
13 15 (10.95%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (10.22%) XMPP
14 14 (10.22%) Service Management
14 14 (10.22%) CCNP
14 14 (10.22%) Cisco CUCM
14 14 (10.22%) Data Centre
15 13 (9.49%) F5
15 13 (9.49%) Service Design
15 13 (9.49%) DNS

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 34 (24.82%) Skype for Business
2 9 (6.57%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.65%) Liferay
4 5 (3.65%) NetWeaver
4 5 (3.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (3.65%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.65%) WebLogic Portal
5 4 (2.92%) CMS
6 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.73%) Apache
7 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.73%) IIS
7 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.65%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.73%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 35 (25.55%) Office 365
2 15 (10.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (7.30%) SaaS
4 7 (5.11%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (4.38%) Mimecast
6 5 (3.65%) Yammer
7 4 (2.92%) Lucidchart
8 3 (2.19%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (2.19%) Serverless
9 2 (1.46%) IaaS
9 2 (1.46%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (21.17%) Skype
2 23 (16.79%) VoIP
3 21 (15.33%) Firewall
3 21 (15.33%) WAN
4 20 (14.60%) LAN
5 13 (9.49%) DNS
5 13 (9.49%) Wireless
6 12 (8.76%) DHCP
7 11 (8.03%) MPLS
7 11 (8.03%) Network Security
8 10 (7.30%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (7.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 10 (7.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 8 (5.84%) BGP
9 8 (5.84%) PBX
10 7 (5.11%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (5.11%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (4.38%) BIG-IP
11 6 (4.38%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (4.38%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.46%) Big Data
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.73%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (3.65%) Jenkins
1 5 (3.65%) SonarQube
General
1 35 (25.55%) Finance
2 6 (4.38%) Back Office
3 5 (3.65%) Legal
3 5 (3.65%) Retail
4 3 (2.19%) Banking
4 3 (2.19%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.46%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.46%) Law
5 2 (1.46%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.73%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.73%) Marketing
6 1 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.73%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (21.90%) Architect
2 28 (20.44%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 22 (16.06%) Project Manager
4 15 (10.95%) Consultant
5 12 (8.76%) Analyst
6 11 (8.03%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (6.57%) Unified Communications Consultant
8 8 (5.84%) Technical Consultant
9 7 (5.11%) Unified Communications Manager
10 6 (4.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (4.38%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (4.38%) Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (4.38%) Lync Engineer
10 6 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 5 (3.65%) Enterprise Architect
11 5 (3.65%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 5 (3.65%) Technical Architect
11 5 (3.65%) Technical Manager
11 5 (3.65%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.22%) XMPP
2 8 (5.84%) LDAP
3 5 (3.65%) 802.1X
3 5 (3.65%) Java EE
3 5 (3.65%) JAX-RS
3 5 (3.65%) JMS
3 5 (3.65%) JTA
4 2 (1.46%) Velocity
5 1 (0.73%) COM
5 1 (0.73%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.22%) Data Centre
3 9 (6.57%) Handset
3 9 (6.57%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (5.84%) Private Cloud
5 7 (5.11%) IVR
5 7 (5.11%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.65%) Fat Client
6 5 (3.65%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.92%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (2.92%) User Experience
8 3 (2.19%) Clustering
8 3 (2.19%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.19%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.19%) Replication
9 2 (1.46%) BYOD
9 2 (1.46%) Equities
9 2 (1.46%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.46%) IPTV
9 2 (1.46%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (17.52%) Windows
2 12 (8.76%) Linux
3 10 (7.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (6.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.11%) Windows Server
6 5 (3.65%) Unix
7 3 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.46%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.73%) AIX
9 1 (0.73%) Android
9 1 (0.73%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.73%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.82%) ITIL
2 23 (16.79%) Migration
3 15 (10.95%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (10.22%) Service Management
5 13 (9.49%) Service Design
6 11 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (7.30%) Acceptance Criteria
7 10 (7.30%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (7.30%) Mentoring
7 10 (7.30%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (5.84%) Project Management
9 7 (5.11%) Network Management
9 7 (5.11%) PRINCE2
10 6 (4.38%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (4.38%) Identity Access Management
10 6 (4.38%) Line Management
11 5 (3.65%) Asset Management
11 5 (3.65%) Content Management
11 5 (3.65%) E-Commerce
11 5 (3.65%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.65%) C
1 5 (3.65%) JavaScript
1 5 (3.65%) SQL
2 2 (1.46%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.73%) Java
3 1 (0.73%) Lingo
3 1 (0.73%) Perl
3 1 (0.73%) Python
3 1 (0.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (20.44%) Security Cleared
2 22 (16.06%) SC Cleared
3 16 (11.68%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (10.22%) CCNP
5 9 (6.57%) Degree
6 5 (3.65%) CCSE
6 5 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (3.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.46%) CCNA
7 2 (1.46%) MOS
7 2 (1.46%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.73%) Avaya Certification
8 1 (0.73%) ISEB
8 1 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.73%) PMP
8 1 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.84%) GDPR
2 4 (2.92%) SLA
3 2 (1.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.73%) Solvency II
System Software
1 21 (15.33%) Active Directory
1 21 (15.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.65%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.92%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.46%) vSphere
4 2 (1.46%) XenApp
5 1 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (10.22%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (7.30%) SCCM
3 6 (4.38%) PingFederate
4 4 (2.92%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (2.19%) Ansible
5 3 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.19%) Puppet
6 2 (1.46%) CASB
6 2 (1.46%) SCOM
6 2 (1.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.73%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.73%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.73%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.73%) SCSM
7 1 (0.73%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.73%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 56 (40.88%) Cisco
2 30 (21.90%) Microsoft
3 29 (21.17%) VMware
4 13 (9.49%) F5
5 12 (8.76%) Avaya
5 12 (8.76%) Blue Coat
5 12 (8.76%) CheckPoint
5 12 (8.76%) Polycom
6 11 (8.03%) Citrix
6 11 (8.03%) SolarWinds
7 9 (6.57%) Symantec
8 6 (4.38%) ForgeRock
8 6 (4.38%) HP
8 6 (4.38%) NetApp
8 6 (4.38%) Oracle
8 6 (4.38%) SAP
8 6 (4.38%) Sonus
9 5 (3.65%) Infoblox
9 5 (3.65%) Meraki
9 5 (3.65%) ServiceNow