Period
to 21 August 2017

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 6 months to 21 August 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
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 800 827 785
Rank change year-on-year +27 -42 +44
Contract jobs citing Polycom 41 75 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.069% 0.092%
As % of the Vendors category 0.098% 0.15% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 49 55
UK median daily rate £300 £345 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £159 £167 £158
90th Percentile £445 £442 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £345 £170
% change year-on-year -12.32% +102.94% +47.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 23
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £26.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.46% +26.83% -16.33%
10th Percentile £15.50 £10.63 £20.25
90th Percentile £16.50 £41.75 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £11.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +39.13% -43.90% -16.33%

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 41759 48738 50446
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.59% 44.94% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 25527 29904 29378
UK median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1382 1641 2237
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.71% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.38 £17.00
% change year-on-year -5.04% +2.21% +3.03%

Polycom
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Polycom as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 21 August 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 14 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 6 months to 21 August 2017. 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
UK excluding London +50 31 £303 -12.32% 1
England +11 31 £313 -10.71% 3
North of England +67 9 £425 +11.26%
London +1 9 £225 -35.25% 2
South East +24 8 £310 +18.66%
Scotland - 8 £242 -
North West +31 7 £350 -
Midlands +38 3 £210 -32.53%
East of England -9 2 £315 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £215 -
West Midlands +42 1 £140 -55.02%
Yorkshire +33 1 £500 +16.96%
Wales +2 1 £375 +15.38%
North East - 1 £625 -

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 20 (48.78%) Windows
1 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
1 20 (48.78%) Video Conferencing
2 18 (43.90%) Active Directory
2 18 (43.90%) Skype for Business
3 15 (36.59%) Cisco
4 14 (34.15%) ITIL
4 14 (34.15%) Windows Server
5 13 (31.71%) Windows 7
5 13 (31.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (31.71%) VMware
6 12 (29.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (29.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 12 (29.27%) Skype
7 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (26.83%) Windows 10
7 11 (26.83%) Apple
7 11 (26.83%) Firewall
8 10 (24.39%) Avaya
8 10 (24.39%) Citrix
8 10 (24.39%) MCP
8 10 (24.39%) MS Exchange
8 10 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (21.95%) Office 365
9 9 (21.95%) DNS
9 9 (21.95%) MPLS
10 8 (19.51%) HP
10 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Office
10 8 (19.51%) DHCP

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 18 (43.90%) Skype for Business
2 12 (29.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 10 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (24.39%) MS Exchange
4 8 (19.51%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.95%) Office 365
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (29.27%) Skype
2 11 (26.83%) Firewall
3 9 (21.95%) DNS
3 9 (21.95%) MPLS
4 8 (19.51%) DHCP
5 5 (12.20%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (12.20%) LAN
5 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
5 5 (12.20%) Unified Communications
6 4 (9.76%) PBX
6 4 (9.76%) PSTN
6 4 (9.76%) VLAN
6 4 (9.76%) WAN
7 2 (4.88%) SAN
8 1 (2.44%) BGP
8 1 (2.44%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.44%) Network Security
8 1 (2.44%) OSPF
8 1 (2.44%) VoIP
8 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
General
1 7 (17.07%) Telecoms
2 6 (14.63%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.32%) Back Office
3 3 (7.32%) Finance
4 1 (2.44%) Advertising
4 1 (2.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (41.46%) Analyst
2 7 (17.07%) Telecoms Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Consultant
3 6 (14.63%) Service Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) IT Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Service Desk Support
6 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.88%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 20 (48.78%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.20%) Blackberry
2 5 (12.20%) Life Science
3 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.44%) CMDB
4 1 (2.44%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 20 (48.78%) Windows
2 14 (34.15%) Windows Server
3 13 (31.71%) Windows 7
4 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (26.83%) Windows 10
5 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (12.20%) Windows 8
7 4 (9.76%) Android
8 3 (7.32%) Linux
9 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) ITIL
2 5 (12.20%) Service Delivery
3 4 (9.76%) ITSM
3 4 (9.76%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (4.88%) Asset Management
4 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (4.88%) Change Management
4 2 (4.88%) Service Management
5 1 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.44%) Fault Management
5 1 (2.44%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.44%) Migration
5 1 (2.44%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.44%) Project Management
5 1 (2.44%) Resource Management
5 1 (2.44%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (2.44%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) C
1 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (24.39%) MCP
3 8 (19.51%) MCSE
4 5 (12.20%) MCSA
5 4 (9.76%) MCDST
6 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
7 2 (4.88%) CCNA
7 2 (4.88%) CCNP
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.44%) CCA
8 1 (2.44%) CCAA
8 1 (2.44%) CCENT
8 1 (2.44%) CCVP
8 1 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (2.44%) Degree
8 1 (2.44%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (43.90%) Active Directory
2 12 (29.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.76%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (9.76%) XenDesktop
4 3 (7.32%) XenApp
5 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.44%) Firmware
6 1 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (2.44%) vSphere
6 1 (2.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) SCCM
2 3 (7.32%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (4.88%) WSUS
4 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.44%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
2 15 (36.59%) Cisco
3 13 (31.71%) VMware
4 11 (26.83%) Apple
5 10 (24.39%) Avaya
5 10 (24.39%) Citrix
6 8 (19.51%) HP
7 7 (17.07%) MobileIron
8 4 (9.76%) McAfee
8 4 (9.76%) ServiceNow
9 3 (7.32%) Canon
9 3 (7.32%) Forcepoint
9 3 (7.32%) Sophos
9 3 (7.32%) Symantec
10 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
10 1 (2.44%) F5
10 1 (2.44%) Juniper
10 1 (2.44%) Meraki
10 1 (2.44%) Nimble Storage
10 1 (2.44%) Palo Alto