The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Video Conferencing in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Video Conferencing over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Videoconferencing
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 499 487 482
Rank change year-on-year -12 -5  
Contract jobs citing Video Conferencing 106 161 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.30% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.73% 0.96% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 91 74
Median daily rate £300 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £165 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £388
% change year-on-year -6.25% -17.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 7
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.88% +80.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.53 £16.18 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £35.90 £22.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.85 £11.93
% change year-on-year -5.04% +41.29%  

Video Conferencing is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14438 16788 16177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.92% 31.19% 30.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9334 10966 9753
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 571 682
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.54 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.17% +20.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

Video Conferencing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Video Conferencing in the UK

Video Conferencing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Video Conferencing in the UK

Video Conferencing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Video Conferencing over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Video Conferencing in the UK

Video Conferencing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Video Conferencing in the UK

Video Conferencing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Video Conferencing over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Video Conferencing in the UK

Video Conferencing
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Video Conferencing within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 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 -8 94 £300 -7.69% 14
London -11 44 £304 -6.53% 8
South East +16 10 £413 +87.50% 3
West Midlands - 10 £195 - 3
East of England -8 9 £175 -50.00%
East Midlands - 8 £300 -
North West +22 7 £350 -15.45%
Scotland +32 6 £105 -51.72% 1
City of London -11 6 £288 +35.29% 1
South West -21 5 £305 +31.29%
Northamptonshire - 5 £300 -
Bristol -1 4 £305 +35.66%
Essex -6 4 £175 -30.00%
County Antrim - 4 £225 - 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £225 - 1
Coventry - 4 £265 - 2
Birmingham - 4 £163 - 1
Cumbria - 4 - -
Belfast - 4 £225 - 1
Kettering - 4 £300 -
Manchester +16 3 £350 +29.62%
Hampshire +12 3 £125 -
Cambridgeshire +1 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -5 3 £525 +337.50%
Nottinghamshire - 3 £325 -
Nottingham - 3 £325 -
Berkshire +26 2 £320 -28.88% 1
Yorkshire +19 2 £375 -14.28%
West Yorkshire +18 2 £375 -14.28%
Reading +13 2 £320 - 1

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Video Conferencing 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 Video Conferencing.

1 104 (42.11%) Cisco
2 102 (41.30%) Microsoft
2 102 (41.30%) Windows
3 67 (27.13%) MS Office
4 64 (25.91%) Active Directory
5 63 (25.51%) Windows 7
6 58 (23.48%) Skype for Business
7 50 (20.24%) Finance
8 47 (19.03%) Polycom
9 43 (17.41%) Citrix
10 40 (16.19%) Firewall
11 38 (15.38%) VMware
11 38 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 37 (14.98%) Skype
13 36 (14.57%) VPN
14 33 (13.36%) VoIP
14 33 (13.36%) ITIL
15 30 (12.15%) MS Exchange
15 30 (12.15%) Unified Communications
16 29 (11.74%) Cisco Certification
17 28 (11.34%) Office 365
17 28 (11.34%) SCCM
18 27 (10.93%) Smartphone
18 27 (10.93%) Windows Server
19 26 (10.53%) DNS
19 26 (10.53%) Telepresence
20 25 (10.12%) Windows Server 2012
20 25 (10.12%) Wi-Fi
21 24 (9.72%) LAN
21 24 (9.72%) Windows 10

Video Conferencing
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 58 (23.48%) Skype for Business
2 30 (12.15%) MS Exchange
3 18 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (3.64%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.83%) CMS
6 5 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (1.62%) Apache
7 4 (1.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.62%) IIS
7 4 (1.62%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.21%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 67 (27.13%) MS Office
2 23 (9.31%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.21%) InfoPath
4 3 (1.21%) MS Project
4 3 (1.21%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.81%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) assyst
1 2 (0.81%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.34%) Office 365
2 12 (4.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.24%) IaaS
4 5 (2.02%) PaaS
4 5 (2.02%) SaaS
5 3 (1.21%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.81%) GitHub
6 2 (0.81%) Slack
7 1 (0.40%) G Suite
7 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 40 (16.19%) Firewall
2 37 (14.98%) Skype
3 36 (14.57%) VPN
4 33 (13.36%) VoIP
5 30 (12.15%) Unified Communications
6 26 (10.53%) DNS
6 26 (10.53%) Telepresence
7 25 (10.12%) Wi-Fi
8 24 (9.72%) LAN
9 23 (9.31%) DHCP
9 23 (9.31%) IP Telephony
9 23 (9.31%) WAN
10 22 (8.91%) WebEx
11 21 (8.50%) TCP/IP
12 19 (7.69%) Internet
13 13 (5.26%) Cisco IPT
13 13 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (4.86%) SAN
14 12 (4.86%) Wireless
15 10 (4.05%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.62%) Blockchain
2 4 (1.62%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.81%) Big Data
4 2 (0.81%) MySQL
5 1 (0.40%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.40%) GIS
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Grunt
1 2 (0.81%) gulp
1 2 (0.81%) JIRA
1 2 (0.81%) webpack
General
1 50 (20.24%) Finance
2 21 (8.50%) Telecoms
3 18 (7.29%) Law
4 16 (6.48%) Banking
5 13 (5.26%) Manufacturing
6 10 (4.05%) Legal
7 5 (2.02%) Marketing
7 5 (2.02%) Retail
8 4 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.81%) Automotive
10 1 (0.40%) Electronics
10 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (21.46%) Analyst
2 27 (10.93%) Architect
3 22 (8.91%) IT Support
3 22 (8.91%) Network Engineer
3 22 (8.91%) Support Engineer
4 20 (8.10%) Cisco Engineer
4 20 (8.10%) Support Analyst
5 19 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 19 (7.69%) Service Analyst
6 18 (7.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 17 (6.88%) Desktop Support
7 17 (6.88%) Voice Engineer
8 16 (6.48%) Service Desk Analyst
9 13 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (5.26%) IT Engineer
10 12 (4.86%) Desktop Engineer
10 12 (4.86%) Video Conferencing Project Manager
11 11 (4.45%) IT Support Engineer
11 11 (4.45%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.48%) XMPP
2 4 (1.62%) Middleware
2 4 (1.62%) Web Services
3 3 (1.21%) Node.js
3 3 (1.21%) WAP
4 2 (0.81%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.81%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.81%) CSS
4 2 (0.81%) CSS3
4 2 (0.81%) HTML
4 2 (0.81%) HTML5
4 2 (0.81%) jQuery
4 2 (0.81%) React
4 2 (0.81%) Sass
4 2 (0.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (0.81%) Web Components
5 1 (0.40%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.93%) Smartphone
2 14 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.67%) Data Centre
3 13 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 13 (5.26%) iPad
4 11 (4.45%) iPhone
5 9 (3.64%) Life Science
5 9 (3.64%) Virtual Team
6 7 (2.83%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.83%) Thin Client
7 6 (2.43%) Digital Signage
8 5 (2.02%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.02%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.62%) Augmented Reality
9 4 (1.62%) HTC Vive
9 4 (1.62%) Internet of Things
9 4 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.62%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.62%) User Experience
10 3 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 102 (41.30%) Windows
2 63 (25.51%) Windows 7
3 27 (10.93%) Windows Server
4 25 (10.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (9.72%) Windows 10
6 21 (8.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (7.69%) Linux
8 18 (7.29%) Windows 8
9 10 (4.05%) Android
10 8 (3.24%) Apple iOS
10 8 (3.24%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.62%) CoreOS
11 4 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.62%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.81%) Unix
14 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (13.36%) ITIL
2 19 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 17 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (6.88%) Project Management
4 15 (6.07%) Asset Management
5 14 (5.67%) Service Delivery
6 12 (4.86%) Migration
7 11 (4.45%) Programme Management
8 9 (3.64%) DevOps
8 9 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (3.64%) Load Balancing
8 9 (3.64%) Network Architecture
9 8 (3.24%) Service Management
9 8 (3.24%) Software Deployment
9 8 (3.24%) TOGAF
10 6 (2.43%) ITSM
10 6 (2.43%) Network Design
10 6 (2.43%) Problem Management
10 6 (2.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (2.43%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.45%) C
2 10 (4.05%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.02%) JavaScript
3 5 (2.02%) SQL
4 3 (1.21%) VB
4 3 (1.21%) VBScript
5 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 29 (11.74%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (8.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (8.50%) CCNA
4 18 (7.29%) MCSE
5 11 (4.45%) JNCIA
5 11 (4.45%) Security Cleared
6 10 (4.05%) MCSA
7 9 (3.64%) Degree
7 9 (3.64%) MCP
8 8 (3.24%) CCIE
8 8 (3.24%) CCNP
8 8 (3.24%) SC Cleared
9 5 (2.02%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.62%) EMC Certification
10 4 (1.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (1.21%) A+ Certification
11 3 (1.21%) CCDP
11 3 (1.21%) MCSD
12 2 (0.81%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.81%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.43%) SLA
2 4 (1.62%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (1.62%) PMO
3 2 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 64 (25.91%) Active Directory
2 38 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.48%) XenApp
4 13 (5.26%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.24%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (2.83%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (2.83%) VMware ESX
6 7 (2.83%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.62%) Docker
8 3 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.21%) vSphere
9 2 (0.81%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (11.34%) SCCM
2 14 (5.67%) AirWatch
3 11 (4.45%) Cisco CUCM
4 10 (4.05%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (4.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 7 (2.83%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.62%) Ansible
6 4 (1.62%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.62%) Mesos
6 4 (1.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (1.62%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.21%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (1.21%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.21%) SCOM
7 3 (1.21%) WSUS
8 2 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.81%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.81%) OVSD
9 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 104 (42.11%) Cisco
2 102 (41.30%) Microsoft
3 47 (19.03%) Polycom
4 43 (17.41%) Citrix
5 38 (15.38%) VMware
6 21 (8.50%) HP
7 19 (7.69%) Apple
8 14 (5.67%) CheckPoint
8 14 (5.67%) Symantec
9 13 (5.26%) Dell
9 13 (5.26%) Juniper
10 12 (4.86%) Meraki
11 9 (3.64%) Avaya
12 8 (3.24%) Palo Alto
12 8 (3.24%) Wyse
13 7 (2.83%) AppSense
13 7 (2.83%) Google
13 7 (2.83%) Oracle
14 6 (2.43%) Adobe
14 6 (2.43%) Sophos