The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Polycom products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Polycom over the 3 months to 23 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Polycom, Inc.

Polycom
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 619 596
Rank change year-on-year +40 -23  
Contract jobs citing Polycom 23 24 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.045% 0.077%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.099% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 24
Median daily rate £232 £375 £229
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.26% +63.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £149 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £510 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £242 £366 £145
% change year-on-year -33.87% +152.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 11
Median hourly rate £16.00 £18.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.66% -8.53%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £11.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +39.13% -43.90%  

Polycom is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20514 24183 25039
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.82% 44.94% 44.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12454 14905 14646
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 709 826 1130
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +5.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Polycom
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Polycom as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Polycom in the UK

Polycom
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Polycom.

Contractor daily rate trend for Polycom in the UK

Polycom
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Polycom over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Polycom in the UK

Polycom
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Polycom.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Polycom in the UK

Polycom
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Polycom within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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
England +24 14 £215 -46.25% 10
Scotland - 8 £242 -
Glasgow - 7 £242 -
London -1 5 £160 -60.00% 4
South East +6 3 £380 -10.58% 2
East Midlands - 2 £215 -
Hampshire - 2 £380 -
North West - 2 - - 1
Nottingham - 2 £215 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £215 -
Cumbria - 2 - -
Kent -3 1 - -
Eastleigh - 1 £450 -
Southampton - 1 £310 -
Rickmansworth - 1 £315 -
Dartford - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £315 - 2
Coventry - 1 £140 -
West Midlands - 1 £140 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £315 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Polycom also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Polycom.

1 39 (54.93%) Skype for Business
2 36 (50.70%) Microsoft
3 31 (43.66%) Video Conferencing
4 29 (40.85%) Cisco
5 28 (39.44%) Skype
6 27 (38.03%) Windows
7 22 (30.99%) Active Directory
8 19 (26.76%) Windows 7
9 18 (25.35%) Office 365
9 18 (25.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (23.94%) ITIL
11 15 (21.13%) Manufacturing
11 15 (21.13%) VMware
11 15 (21.13%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (19.72%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (19.72%) CMS
12 14 (19.72%) Microsoft Office
12 14 (19.72%) Avaya
13 13 (18.31%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (16.90%) Exchange Server 2010
14 12 (16.90%) Windows Server
14 12 (16.90%) MS Exchange
14 12 (16.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 12 (16.90%) Apple
15 11 (15.49%) PBX
15 11 (15.49%) Finance
16 10 (14.08%) Telepresence
16 10 (14.08%) Data Centre
16 10 (14.08%) Windows 10
16 10 (14.08%) SCCM

Polycom
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 39 (54.93%) Skype for Business
2 14 (19.72%) CMS
3 12 (16.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 12 (16.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (16.90%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (19.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (25.35%) Office 365
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (39.44%) Skype
2 11 (15.49%) PBX
3 10 (14.08%) Telepresence
4 9 (12.68%) MPLS
5 8 (11.27%) DNS
5 8 (11.27%) Firewall
6 7 (9.86%) Unified Communications
7 6 (8.45%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (8.45%) DHCP
7 6 (8.45%) SSL
7 6 (8.45%) WebEx
8 5 (7.04%) PSTN
8 5 (7.04%) VoIP
8 5 (7.04%) VPN
9 3 (4.23%) Internet
10 2 (2.82%) IP Telephony
10 2 (2.82%) LAN
10 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
11 1 (1.41%) VLAN
11 1 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
General
1 15 (21.13%) Manufacturing
2 11 (15.49%) Finance
3 8 (11.27%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.23%) Banking
5 2 (2.82%) Back Office
6 1 (1.41%) Advertising
6 1 (1.41%) Electronics
6 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (23.94%) Analyst
2 11 (15.49%) Consultant
3 8 (11.27%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Telecoms Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Architect
5 6 (8.45%) Business Consultant
5 6 (8.45%) Service Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Desktop Support
6 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) IT Support
6 5 (7.04%) Lync Consultant
6 5 (7.04%) Voice Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) IT Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (43.66%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (14.08%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (7.04%) Blackberry
4 5 (7.04%) Life Science
5 4 (5.63%) Digital Signage
6 3 (4.23%) Smartphone
6 3 (4.23%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.82%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.82%) iPhone
7 2 (2.82%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.41%) CMDB
8 1 (1.41%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.41%) Handset
8 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 27 (38.03%) Windows
2 19 (26.76%) Windows 7
3 15 (21.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (18.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (16.90%) Windows Server
6 10 (14.08%) Windows 10
7 6 (8.45%) Windows 8
8 4 (5.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.94%) ITIL
2 6 (8.45%) Information Security
3 5 (7.04%) Asset Management
3 5 (7.04%) Project Management
3 5 (7.04%) Service Delivery
4 4 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (5.63%) ITSM
5 3 (4.23%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.23%) IT Asset Management
5 3 (4.23%) Network Architecture
6 2 (2.82%) Change Control
6 2 (2.82%) Change Management
6 2 (2.82%) E-Commerce
6 2 (2.82%) Migration
6 2 (2.82%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.41%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.41%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.41%) Service Management
7 1 (1.41%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (1.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.86%) C
2 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (25.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (12.68%) MCP
3 5 (7.04%) MCSA
3 5 (7.04%) MCSE
4 4 (5.63%) CCVP
4 4 (5.63%) MCDST
4 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.23%) Degree
6 2 (2.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.41%) CCENT
7 1 (1.41%) CCNA
7 1 (1.41%) CCNP
7 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.41%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (30.99%) Active Directory
2 14 (19.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.04%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.23%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.82%) BitLocker
5 2 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.82%) XenApp
5 2 (2.82%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.41%) Firmware
6 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (14.08%) SCCM
2 5 (7.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (5.63%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.63%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (4.23%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.82%) WSUS
6 1 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.41%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 36 (50.70%) Microsoft
2 29 (40.85%) Cisco
3 15 (21.13%) VMware
4 14 (19.72%) Avaya
5 12 (16.90%) Apple
6 8 (11.27%) Citrix
6 8 (11.27%) HP
7 5 (7.04%) Symantec
8 4 (5.63%) McAfee
8 4 (5.63%) MobileIron
8 4 (5.63%) ServiceNow
8 4 (5.63%) Sophos
9 3 (4.23%) CheckPoint
9 3 (4.23%) Veeam
10 2 (2.82%) AppSense
10 2 (2.82%) Dell
10 2 (2.82%) Google
10 2 (2.82%) Wyse
10 2 (2.82%) Xerox
11 1 (1.41%) Palo Alto