Period
to 27 November 2021

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 27 November 2021 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
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 489 351 455
Rank change year-on-year -138 +104 +66
Contract jobs citing Unified Communications 94 35 103
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.25% 0.22% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.54% 2.05% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 28 72
10th Percentile £264 £363 £302
25th Percentile £363 £425 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £518 £518 £450
Median % change year-on-year - +15.00% -14.29%
75th Percentile £585 £600 £500
90th Percentile £624 £679 £560
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
10th Percentile £21.15 " £18.88
25th Percentile £21.38 " £19.06
Median hourly rate £23.50 - £19.75
75th Percentile £26.38 " £20.19
90th Percentile £27.05 " £20.23
England median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% +2.86% -47.76%

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 3,702 1,710 3,839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.87% 10.78% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,561 1,182 2,658
10th Percentile £275 £263 £189
25th Percentile £413 £382 £320
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £533 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +12.11% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £650 £575 £556
90th Percentile £738 £650 £650
England median daily rate £475 £445 £420
% change year-on-year +6.74% +5.95% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 18 105
10th Percentile £11.44 £20.88 £13.93
25th Percentile £15.00 £23.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate £23.00 £27.75 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -17.12% +32.14% -2.33%
75th Percentile £37.75 £39.56 £46.40
90th Percentile £56.75 £58.90 £52.75
England median hourly rate £22.00 £34.95 £22.00
% change year-on-year -37.05% +58.86% +15.79%

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 27 November 2021.

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 27 November 2021. 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 -56 18 £481 -8.33% 5
West London - 2 £281 - 4
East London - 1 £575 - 3
South London - 1 £563 - 1
Unified Communications
England

For the 6 months to 27 November 2021, 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 52 (55.32%) Microsoft
2 42 (44.68%) Microsoft 365
3 41 (43.62%) Cisco
4 29 (30.85%) Migration
5 25 (26.60%) Finance
6 20 (21.28%) PowerShell
7 19 (20.21%) SharePoint
8 18 (19.15%) Windows
8 18 (19.15%) Azure
8 18 (19.15%) Microsoft Intune
9 17 (18.09%) Banking
10 16 (17.02%) C
10 16 (17.02%) VoIP
10 16 (17.02%) Skype
10 16 (17.02%) OneDrive
11 15 (15.96%) WebEx
11 15 (15.96%) Windows 10
11 15 (15.96%) ITIL
12 14 (14.89%) Microsoft Office
12 14 (14.89%) WAN
12 14 (14.89%) Telecoms
12 14 (14.89%) Cisco CUCM
13 13 (13.83%) XMPP
13 13 (13.83%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (13.83%) SCCM
14 12 (12.77%) AWS
14 12 (12.77%) Firewall
14 12 (12.77%) LAN
14 12 (12.77%) Technical Leadership
15 11 (11.70%) Active Directory

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 19 (20.21%) SharePoint
2 11 (11.70%) Skype for Business
3 5 (5.32%) CMS
3 5 (5.32%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (14.89%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 42 (44.68%) Microsoft 365
2 18 (19.15%) Azure
3 16 (17.02%) OneDrive
4 12 (12.77%) AWS
5 9 (9.57%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (5.32%) IaaS
6 5 (5.32%) SaaS
7 4 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.06%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.02%) Skype
1 16 (17.02%) VoIP
2 15 (15.96%) WebEx
3 14 (14.89%) WAN
4 12 (12.77%) Firewall
4 12 (12.77%) LAN
5 11 (11.70%) Internet
6 9 (9.57%) H.323
6 9 (9.57%) Wireless
7 8 (8.51%) SCCP
8 7 (7.45%) DNS
8 7 (7.45%) VPN
8 7 (7.45%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (5.32%) DHCP
9 5 (5.32%) MPLS
10 3 (3.19%) BGP
10 3 (3.19%) Ethernet
10 3 (3.19%) OSPF
10 3 (3.19%) SMTP
10 3 (3.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.06%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (1.06%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.06%) eggPlant
1 1 (1.06%) MSI
General
1 25 (26.60%) Finance
2 17 (18.09%) Banking
3 14 (14.89%) Telecoms
4 8 (8.51%) Digital Economy
5 7 (7.45%) Social Skills
6 6 (6.38%) Public Sector
7 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (5.32%) Legal
7 5 (5.32%) Marketing
8 4 (4.26%) Organisational Skills
9 3 (3.19%) Electronics
9 3 (3.19%) Financial Institution
9 3 (3.19%) Manufacturing
10 2 (2.13%) Billing
11 1 (1.06%) Back Office
11 1 (1.06%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (1.06%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 19 (20.21%) Architect
2 9 (9.57%) Network Engineer
3 8 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (8.51%) Test Manager
4 7 (7.45%) Programme Manager
4 7 (7.45%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 7 (7.45%) Voice Engineer
5 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure Manager
5 6 (6.38%) Microsoft 365 Manager
6 5 (5.32%) Analyst
6 5 (5.32%) Coordinator
7 4 (4.26%) Administrator
7 4 (4.26%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Consultant
7 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Test Manager
7 4 (4.26%) Microsoft 365 Architect
7 4 (4.26%) Project Coordinator
7 4 (4.26%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) Unified Communications Consultant
8 3 (3.19%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.83%) XMPP
2 8 (8.51%) OAuth
2 8 (8.51%) SAML
3 3 (3.19%) Software Packaging
4 2 (2.13%) HTML
5 1 (1.06%) .NET
5 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.06%) HTML5
5 1 (1.06%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.57%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.32%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (4.26%) Legacy Systems
4 3 (3.19%) BYOD
4 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Licensing
4 3 (3.19%) User Experience
5 2 (2.13%) e-Learning
5 2 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.13%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.06%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.06%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.06%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.06%) IPTV
6 1 (1.06%) Tandem
6 1 (1.06%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.06%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.15%) Windows
2 15 (15.96%) Windows 10
3 4 (4.26%) Linux
4 3 (3.19%) Android
4 3 (3.19%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.19%) Unix
4 3 (3.19%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (30.85%) Migration
2 15 (15.96%) ITIL
3 13 (13.83%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (12.77%) Technical Leadership
5 10 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (9.57%) Application Packaging
7 8 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (8.51%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 8 (8.51%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (8.51%) Performance Testing
7 8 (8.51%) Service Delivery
8 7 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (7.45%) Service Management
8 7 (7.45%) Test Management
9 6 (6.38%) Change Management
9 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 6 (6.38%) TOGAF
10 5 (5.32%) Change Control
10 5 (5.32%) Project Delivery
10 5 (5.32%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.28%) PowerShell
2 16 (17.02%) C
3 1 (1.06%) C#
3 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.06%) SQL
3 1 (1.06%) VB
3 1 (1.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (8.51%) Degree
2 6 (6.38%) CCNP
2 6 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.19%) CCNA
4 3 (3.19%) MCP
4 3 (3.19%) MCSA
4 3 (3.19%) MCSE
5 2 (2.13%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.13%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.13%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (1.06%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.06%) CCIP
6 1 (1.06%) ISEB
6 1 (1.06%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.57%) GDPR
2 6 (6.38%) QA
3 4 (4.26%) SLA
4 1 (1.06%) COBIT
4 1 (1.06%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (11.70%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.64%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.19%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (2.13%) vSphere
6 1 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.06%) XenApp
6 1 (1.06%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (19.15%) Microsoft Intune
2 14 (14.89%) Cisco CUCM
3 13 (13.83%) SCCM
4 8 (8.51%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 8 (8.51%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (3.19%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (1.06%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.06%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 52 (55.32%) Microsoft
2 41 (43.62%) Cisco
3 9 (9.57%) Ivanti
4 7 (7.45%) Avaya
4 7 (7.45%) Citrix
5 6 (6.38%) Juniper
5 6 (6.38%) VMware
6 3 (3.19%) SAP
6 3 (3.19%) Speakerbus
7 2 (2.13%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.13%) Dell
7 2 (2.13%) Dialogic
7 2 (2.13%) NetApp
7 2 (2.13%) Polycom
7 2 (2.13%) Riverbed
7 2 (2.13%) Siemens
7 2 (2.13%) Sonus
8 1 (1.06%) EMC
8 1 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.06%) Symantec