Period
to 18 March 2019

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 18 March 2019 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
18 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 799 818 773
Rank change year-on-year +19 -45 +12
Contract jobs citing Polycom 68 66 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.065% 0.080%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 34 49
UK median daily rate £275 £389 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.26% +11.07% -
10th Percentile £173 £200 £160
90th Percentile £538 £573 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £324 £350
% change year-on-year -15.06% -7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
UK median hourly rate £17.58 £98.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -82.15% +515.63% -28.89%
10th Percentile £13.70 £44.20 £15.43
90th Percentile £29.83 £155.60 £25.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.00

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 41,026 41,801 42,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.41% 41.48% 45.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,421 26,176 25,965
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £240
90th Percentile £638 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,455 1,402 1,576
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.96% -10.73%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.80 £10.33
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 £16.22
% change year-on-year +4.69% -1.33% -9.92%

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 18 March 2019.

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 18 March 2019.

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 18 March 2019. 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 +19 64 £275 -29.26% 26
London +28 42 £338 -13.18% 15
UK excluding London -7 24 £275 -15.06% 12
South East -8 17 £275 +13.40% 7
North of England -14 2 £425 -32.00% 3
South West -29 2 - -
Scotland - 2 £120 -
North West +4 1 - - 3
North East -10 1 £425 -32.00%
Wales -12 1 £200 -29.20% 1

For the 6 months to 18 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Polycom 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 with a requirement for Polycom.

1 42 (61.76%) Cisco
2 36 (52.94%) Windows
3 32 (47.06%) Video Conferencing
4 28 (41.18%) Office 365
4 28 (41.18%) ITIL
5 27 (39.71%) Windows 7
6 25 (36.76%) Skype
6 25 (36.76%) Microsoft Office
7 24 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (35.29%) Windows 10
7 24 (35.29%) SCCM
8 23 (33.82%) MCSA
9 22 (32.35%) LAN
9 22 (32.35%) Avaya
10 21 (30.88%) MCSE
10 21 (30.88%) Finance
11 20 (29.41%) WAN
11 20 (29.41%) Apple
12 19 (27.94%) Microsoft
12 19 (27.94%) Skype for Business
13 17 (25.00%) Citrix
14 16 (23.53%) VMware
14 16 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
15 15 (22.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 15 (22.06%) Cisco Certification
16 13 (19.12%) Mac OS X
16 13 (19.12%) CCNA
16 13 (19.12%) TCP/IP
16 13 (19.12%) Firewall
16 13 (19.12%) IP Telephony

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 19 (27.94%) Skype for Business
2 5 (7.35%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.94%) CMS
4 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 25 (36.76%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (13.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (4.41%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 28 (41.18%) Office 365
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.94%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (2.94%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.47%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 25 (36.76%) Skype
2 22 (32.35%) LAN
3 20 (29.41%) WAN
4 13 (19.12%) Firewall
4 13 (19.12%) IP Telephony
4 13 (19.12%) TCP/IP
5 12 (17.65%) Internet
5 12 (17.65%) Intranet
6 10 (14.71%) VPN
7 7 (10.29%) PuTTY
7 7 (10.29%) Wireless
7 7 (10.29%) Wireshark
8 6 (8.82%) Cisco ISE
8 6 (8.82%) Cisco Wireless
8 6 (8.82%) Telepresence
8 6 (8.82%) VoIP
9 5 (7.35%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (7.35%) WebEx
10 4 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (5.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) JIRA
2 2 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.47%) TestRail
General
1 21 (30.88%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Billing
3 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.47%) Advertising
4 1 (1.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (29.41%) Support Engineer
2 10 (14.71%) Analyst
2 10 (14.71%) Desktop Support
2 10 (14.71%) IT Support
3 9 (13.24%) Network Engineer
4 8 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) IT Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) IT Support Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Operations Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Support Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Network Operations Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) WAN Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Wireless Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Wireless Network Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Audio Visual Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (47.06%) Video Conferencing
2 12 (17.65%) Mobile App
3 6 (8.82%) Virtual Team
4 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (4.41%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.41%) Driving Licence
5 3 (4.41%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.94%) iPad
7 1 (1.47%) Handset
7 1 (1.47%) iPhone
7 1 (1.47%) IPTV
7 1 (1.47%) IVR
7 1 (1.47%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (52.94%) Windows
2 27 (39.71%) Windows 7
3 24 (35.29%) Windows 10
4 13 (19.12%) Mac OS X
5 6 (8.82%) Windows Server
6 4 (5.88%) Android
6 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.94%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.18%) ITIL
2 9 (13.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (13.24%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (11.76%) Incident Management
3 8 (11.76%) Problem Management
4 5 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.88%) Investment Management
5 4 (5.88%) Time Management
6 3 (4.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.41%) Critical Thinking
6 3 (4.41%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
6 3 (4.41%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (2.94%) Analytics
7 2 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.94%) Data Protection
7 2 (2.94%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.94%) Migration
7 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.94%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.24%) SQL
2 7 (10.29%) PowerShell
2 7 (10.29%) VBA
3 1 (1.47%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (33.82%) MCSA
3 21 (30.88%) MCSE
4 15 (22.06%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (22.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 13 (19.12%) CCNA
6 12 (17.65%) MOS
7 10 (14.71%) Degree
8 8 (11.76%) CCIE
9 4 (5.88%) CCNP
9 4 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
10 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
11 2 (2.94%) CCA
11 2 (2.94%) CCIE Collaboration
11 2 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (2.94%) MCITP
11 2 (2.94%) VCP6
12 1 (1.47%) MCP
12 1 (1.47%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.18%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (17.65%) Virtual Desktop
3 9 (13.24%) Active Directory
4 7 (10.29%) BitLocker
5 4 (5.88%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.41%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.47%) vSphere
7 1 (1.47%) XenApp
7 1 (1.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (35.29%) SCCM
2 10 (14.71%) AirWatch
3 7 (10.29%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.94%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (2.94%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (2.94%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (2.94%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.94%) PaperCut
5 2 (2.94%) SCOM
5 2 (2.94%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.94%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.47%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 42 (61.76%) Cisco
2 22 (32.35%) Avaya
3 20 (29.41%) Apple
4 19 (27.94%) Microsoft
5 17 (25.00%) Citrix
6 16 (23.53%) VMware
7 12 (17.65%) Dell
7 12 (17.65%) Wyse
8 11 (16.18%) HP
9 10 (14.71%) SolarWinds
10 8 (11.76%) ServiceNow
11 7 (10.29%) Charles River
11 7 (10.29%) iManage
12 6 (8.82%) Meraki
13 5 (7.35%) Veeam
14 3 (4.41%) F5
14 3 (4.41%) Google
14 3 (4.41%) Palo Alto
14 3 (4.41%) Xerox
15 2 (2.94%) WatchGuard