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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 551 615 615
Rank change year-on-year +64 0  
Contract jobs citing Polycom 49 40 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.072% 0.066%
As % of the Vendors category 0.24% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 26 28
Median daily rate £375 £366 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.45% +9.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £269 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £439 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £357 £265
% change year-on-year -1.96% +34.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 5
Median hourly rate £16.00 £26.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.46% +26.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% -14.63%  

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 20421 24662 25246
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.94% 44.15% 45.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12544 15129 14343
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 698 813 1096
Median hourly rate £17.77 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.47% +5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.99 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.75 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.15% +8.57%  

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 26 April 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 28 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 26 April 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 +57 39 £385 +2.66% 9
London +26 20 £438 +9.37% 5
City of London +1 7 £395 +97.50% 1
North West +30 6 £350 -7.46%
Scotland - 6 £232 -
Glasgow - 5 £221 -
Cardiff +21 4 £375 +7.14%
Yorkshire +20 4 £488 +11.42%
South Wales +12 4 £375 +15.38%
Sheffield +9 4 £488 +14.03%
Wales +8 4 £375 +15.38%
South Yorkshire +4 4 £488 +14.03%
Cumbria - 4 - -
East Midlands - 4 £215 - 1
South East +20 3 £343 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £343 - 1
Nottingham - 2 £215 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £215 - 1
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £350 -
Chesterfield - 2 - -
Bristol -1 1 £310 -10.14%
South West -10 1 £310 -11.42%
West Midlands - 1 £140 -
Coventry - 1 £140 -
Southampton - 1 £310 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 40 (51.95%) Video Conferencing
1 40 (51.95%) Skype for Business
2 37 (48.05%) Microsoft
3 34 (44.16%) Cisco
4 31 (40.26%) Skype
5 30 (38.96%) Windows
6 25 (32.47%) Active Directory
7 22 (28.57%) Windows 7
8 19 (24.68%) VMware
8 19 (24.68%) VMware Infrastructure
8 19 (24.68%) Office 365
8 19 (24.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (23.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (22.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (22.08%) ITIL
10 17 (22.08%) MS Exchange
11 16 (20.78%) Microsoft Office
11 16 (20.78%) Avaya
11 16 (20.78%) Manufacturing
11 16 (20.78%) Exchange Server 2010
12 15 (19.48%) Windows Server
12 15 (19.48%) Finance
13 14 (18.18%) Telepresence
14 13 (16.88%) Citrix
15 12 (15.58%) CMS
15 12 (15.58%) Windows 10
16 11 (14.29%) PBX
17 10 (12.99%) HP
17 10 (12.99%) Apple
17 10 (12.99%) Data Centre

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 40 (51.95%) Skype for Business
2 17 (22.08%) MS Exchange
3 16 (20.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (15.58%) CMS
5 8 (10.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 16 (20.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (24.68%) Office 365
2 2 (2.60%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 31 (40.26%) Skype
2 14 (18.18%) Telepresence
3 11 (14.29%) PBX
4 8 (10.39%) DNS
4 8 (10.39%) Firewall
4 8 (10.39%) Internet
4 8 (10.39%) VoIP
4 8 (10.39%) VPN
5 7 (9.09%) MPLS
5 7 (9.09%) Unified Communications
6 6 (7.79%) DHCP
6 6 (7.79%) IP Telephony
6 6 (7.79%) SSL
6 6 (7.79%) WebEx
7 5 (6.49%) PSTN
8 4 (5.19%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (5.19%) LAN
9 3 (3.90%) SAN
9 3 (3.90%) WAN
10 2 (2.60%) Wireless
General
1 16 (20.78%) Manufacturing
2 15 (19.48%) Finance
3 6 (7.79%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.90%) Banking
5 2 (2.60%) Back Office
6 1 (1.30%) Advertising
6 1 (1.30%) Electronics
6 1 (1.30%) Marketing
6 1 (1.30%) Publishing
6 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (25.97%) Analyst
2 10 (12.99%) Consultant
3 9 (11.69%) Voice Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Service Analyst
4 8 (10.39%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (9.09%) Business Consultant
5 7 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) IT Analyst
5 7 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Architect
7 5 (6.49%) Cisco Voice Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) IT Support
7 5 (6.49%) Telecoms Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Deployment Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Desktop Support
8 4 (5.19%) Lync Consultant
8 4 (5.19%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (51.95%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (12.99%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.79%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (7.79%) Life Science
4 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.19%) Digital Signage
5 3 (3.90%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.90%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.90%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.60%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.60%) iPhone
6 2 (2.60%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 30 (38.96%) Windows
2 22 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 19 (24.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (23.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (19.48%) Windows Server
6 12 (15.58%) Windows 10
7 9 (11.69%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.60%) Android
9 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.08%) ITIL
2 8 (10.39%) Asset Management
3 7 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (7.79%) Information Security
4 6 (7.79%) IT Asset Management
4 6 (7.79%) Network Architecture
5 4 (5.19%) Migration
5 4 (5.19%) Project Management
6 2 (2.60%) Change Control
6 2 (2.60%) Change Management
6 2 (2.60%) E-Commerce
6 2 (2.60%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.60%) Information Assurance
6 2 (2.60%) ITSM
6 2 (2.60%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.60%) Risk Management
6 2 (2.60%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.60%) WAN Optimisation
7 1 (1.30%) Resource Management
7 1 (1.30%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.79%) C
2 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (22.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (10.39%) MCP
3 6 (7.79%) MCSA
3 6 (7.79%) MCSE
4 4 (5.19%) CCVP
4 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.60%) Degree
5 2 (2.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.60%) MCDST
5 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.30%) CCNA
6 1 (1.30%) CCNP
6 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (32.47%) Active Directory
2 19 (24.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.39%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.90%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (2.60%) BitLocker
5 2 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.60%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.60%) XenApp
5 2 (2.60%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.30%) Firmware
6 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (10.39%) Backup Exec
1 8 (10.39%) SCCM
1 8 (10.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 6 (7.79%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (5.19%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (2.60%) WSUS
5 1 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.30%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (48.05%) Microsoft
2 34 (44.16%) Cisco
3 19 (24.68%) VMware
4 16 (20.78%) Avaya
5 13 (16.88%) Citrix
6 10 (12.99%) Apple
6 10 (12.99%) HP
7 8 (10.39%) Symantec
8 6 (7.79%) Veeam
9 4 (5.19%) Sophos
10 3 (3.90%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.90%) Dell
11 2 (2.60%) AppSense
11 2 (2.60%) Aruba
11 2 (2.60%) Brocade
11 2 (2.60%) Google
11 2 (2.60%) Intel Security
11 2 (2.60%) MobileIron
11 2 (2.60%) Riverbed
11 2 (2.60%) Wyse
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