Period
to 21 October 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 October 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 826 817 799
Rank change year-on-year -9 -18 +4
Contract jobs citing Polycom 49 67 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.063% 0.089%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.14% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 42 50
UK median daily rate £350 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +6.15% +8.33%
10th Percentile £242 £155 £158
90th Percentile £613 £486 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +6.40% +4.17% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 18
UK median hourly rate £24.24 £11.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.76% -43.90% -16.33%
10th Percentile £16.98 £10.55 £20.25
90th Percentile £32.79 £48.45 £68.38
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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 42613 47842 49581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.90% 45.05% 43.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 26335 29231 29204
UK median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £243 £240 £225
90th Percentile £620 £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 1386 1711 2170
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.10 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.34% -2.29% +4.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.38
90th Percentile £45.22 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.84 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.03% -2.94% +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 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Polycom over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Polycom in the UK

Polycom
Top 10 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 October 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
England +18 46 £350 - 6
UK excluding London +44 29 £333 +6.40% 5
London -16 19 £350 -12.50% 2
South East +18 12 £308 +92.19% 1
East of England -16 6 £315 -
North of England +77 5 £625 +78.57% 2
South West +17 4 £475 +72.73%
North East +71 3 £625 +127.27% 1
North West +22 2 £350 - 1
Scotland - 2 £242 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 34 (69.39%) Skype for Business
2 29 (59.18%) Skype
3 26 (53.06%) Video Conferencing
4 25 (51.02%) Office 365
4 25 (51.02%) Microsoft
5 22 (44.90%) Cisco
6 19 (38.78%) ITIL
7 14 (28.57%) MS Exchange
7 14 (28.57%) Windows
8 13 (26.53%) LAN
9 12 (24.49%) Active Directory
9 12 (24.49%) Firewall
10 11 (22.45%) WAN
10 11 (22.45%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (20.41%) Unified Communications
11 10 (20.41%) Windows 7
11 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (18.37%) TCP/IP
12 9 (18.37%) Finance
12 9 (18.37%) VMware
12 9 (18.37%) Windows Server
13 8 (16.33%) Windows 10
13 8 (16.33%) Analytics
13 8 (16.33%) MobileIron
13 8 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (16.33%) DNS
13 8 (16.33%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (16.33%) Citrix
14 7 (14.29%) Apple

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 34 (69.39%) Skype for Business
2 14 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 11 (22.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 5 (10.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (10.20%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (4.08%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (51.02%) Office 365
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (59.18%) Skype
2 13 (26.53%) LAN
3 12 (24.49%) Firewall
4 11 (22.45%) WAN
5 10 (20.41%) Unified Communications
6 9 (18.37%) TCP/IP
7 8 (16.33%) DNS
8 7 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (14.29%) DHCP
9 6 (12.24%) Telepresence
9 6 (12.24%) VLAN
10 4 (8.16%) ISDN
10 4 (8.16%) PBX
10 4 (8.16%) PSTN
11 3 (6.12%) VoIP
12 2 (4.08%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (4.08%) MPLS
12 2 (4.08%) SAN
12 2 (4.08%) VPN
12 2 (4.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) MS Access
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MSI
General
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) French Language
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Analyst
2 8 (16.33%) Support Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) Office 365 Specialist
3 6 (12.24%) Technical Specialist
3 6 (12.24%) Unified Communications Specialist
4 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Network Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) IT Support
7 2 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Exchange Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Lync Specialist
7 2 (4.08%) Messaging Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Service Desk Support
7 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Support Specialist
7 2 (4.08%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) Middleware
1 1 (2.04%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (53.06%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.12%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.08%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.08%) Handset
5 1 (2.04%) CMDB
5 1 (2.04%) iPad
5 1 (2.04%) iPhone
5 1 (2.04%) Life Science
5 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.04%) RIA
5 1 (2.04%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (2.04%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.57%) Windows
2 10 (20.41%) Windows 7
3 9 (18.37%) Windows Server
4 8 (16.33%) Windows 10
4 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (12.24%) Linux
6 5 (10.20%) Windows 8
7 4 (8.16%) Android
7 4 (8.16%) Apple iOS
8 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) ITIL
2 8 (16.33%) Analytics
2 8 (16.33%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (10.20%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (10.20%) Service Delivery
4 4 (8.16%) Mentoring
5 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.12%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (6.12%) ITSM
5 3 (6.12%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (6.12%) Workflow
6 2 (4.08%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.08%) Network Design
6 2 (4.08%) Network Management
6 2 (4.08%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (4.08%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.08%) Service Management
6 2 (4.08%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) C
2 2 (4.08%) SQL
3 1 (2.04%) VBA
3 1 (2.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (12.24%) MCSE
3 5 (10.20%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (10.20%) Degree
3 5 (10.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 5 (10.20%) MCP
4 3 (6.12%) CCNA
4 3 (6.12%) CCNP
4 3 (6.12%) MCDST
4 3 (6.12%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (4.08%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.08%) MCSA
5 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.04%) CCA
6 1 (2.04%) CCAA
6 1 (2.04%) CCENT
6 1 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (24.49%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.24%) XenDesktop
4 5 (10.20%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (10.20%) XenApp
5 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.04%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (8.16%) SCCM
3 2 (4.08%) Cacti
3 2 (4.08%) SmokePing
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (2.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (51.02%) Microsoft
2 22 (44.90%) Cisco
3 9 (18.37%) VMware
4 8 (16.33%) Citrix
4 8 (16.33%) MobileIron
5 7 (14.29%) Apple
6 5 (10.20%) Symantec
7 4 (8.16%) Avaya
7 4 (8.16%) Canon
7 4 (8.16%) Forcepoint
8 3 (6.12%) HP
8 3 (6.12%) McAfee
8 3 (6.12%) Meraki
8 3 (6.12%) ServiceNow
8 3 (6.12%) Sonus
9 2 (4.08%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.08%) Remedy
9 2 (4.08%) Sophos
10 1 (2.04%) Dell
10 1 (2.04%) Sage