The table below looks at the statistics for IP Telephony skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IP Telephony over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IP Telephony
Rank 431 465 405
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -60
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 132 74 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.17% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.94% 1.23% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 37 50
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£338 £300 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £477 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £213
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +64.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.52% +23.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.68 £23.50 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £36.80 £29.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +27.90%
IP Telephony
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6805 6032 6433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.74% 13.55% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3870 3263 3141
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 371 605
Average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -16.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £11.53 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

IP Telephony
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IP Telephony across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

IP Telephony Jobs Demand Trend in England

IP Telephony
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IP Telephony across the England region.

IP Telephony Daily Rate Trend in England

IP Telephony
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IP Telephony across the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

IP Telephony Daily Rate Histogram in England

IP Telephony
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IP Telephony across the England region.

IP Telephony Hourly Rate Trend in England

IP Telephony
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IP Telephony across the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

IP Telephony Hourly Rate Histogram in England

IP Telephony
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IP Telephony within the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +12 49 £375 +25.00% 20
South East -6 32 £359 +4.36% 6
South West -4 16 £338 -3.57% 3
East of England +12 14 £255 +54.54% 1
West Midlands +9 10 £218 - 2
Yorkshire -5 5 £300 -7.69% 2
North West -2 3 £440 +193.33%
East Midlands +7 1 £300 +36.36%
IP Telephony
UK

IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing IP Telephony also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IP Telephony.

1 194 (72.93%) Cisco
2 109 (40.98%) LAN
3 106 (39.85%) WAN
4 104 (39.10%) Cisco Certification
5 96 (36.09%) Firewall
6 69 (25.94%) MPLS
7 68 (25.56%) Windows
8 63 (23.68%) ITIL
8 63 (23.68%) VPN
8 63 (23.68%) CCNA
9 62 (23.31%) VoIP
10 59 (22.18%) Wireless
11 55 (20.68%) Microsoft
12 51 (19.17%) Cisco IPT
13 50 (18.80%) Telecoms
14 47 (17.67%) CCNP
15 44 (16.54%) OSPF
16 42 (15.79%) CheckPoint
16 42 (15.79%) Internet
17 41 (15.41%) BGP
17 41 (15.41%) Finance
18 37 (13.91%) Avaya
19 36 (13.53%) TCP/IP
19 36 (13.53%) Video Conferencing
20 33 (12.41%) VLAN
21 32 (12.03%) HP
22 31 (11.65%) Unified Communications
23 30 (11.28%) VMware
24 29 (10.90%) Juniper
25 28 (10.53%) Migration

IP Telephony
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing IP Telephony also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IP Telephony. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (8.27%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (4.14%) Lync
3 11 (4.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.88%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.75%) IIS
6 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.38%) JBoss
Applications
1 18 (6.77%) MS Office
2 9 (3.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.75%) IaaS
1 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 109 (40.98%) LAN
2 106 (39.85%) WAN
3 96 (36.09%) Firewall
4 69 (25.94%) MPLS
5 63 (23.68%) VPN
6 62 (23.31%) VoIP
7 59 (22.18%) Wireless
8 51 (19.17%) Cisco IPT
9 44 (16.54%) OSPF
10 42 (15.79%) Internet
11 41 (15.41%) BGP
12 36 (13.53%) TCP/IP
13 33 (12.41%) VLAN
14 31 (11.65%) Unified Communications
15 26 (9.77%) DHCP
16 25 (9.40%) DNS
17 21 (7.89%) ISDN
17 21 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
17 21 (7.89%) Multicast
17 21 (7.89%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 50 (18.80%) Telecoms
2 41 (15.41%) Finance
3 10 (3.76%) Banking
4 9 (3.38%) Retail
5 6 (2.26%) Back Office
6 5 (1.88%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.88%) Law
6 5 (1.88%) Legal
7 3 (1.13%) Electronics
8 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Marketing
9 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.38%) Billing
9 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 66 (24.81%) Network Engineer
2 39 (14.66%) Analyst
3 33 (12.41%) Architect
4 23 (8.65%) Voice Engineer
5 18 (6.77%) Project Manager
5 18 (6.77%) Cisco Engineer
6 16 (6.02%) Solutions Architect
7 15 (5.64%) Support Engineer
8 14 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 14 (5.26%) Network Support
9 12 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (4.51%) VoIP Engineer
10 11 (4.14%) Applications Engineer
10 11 (4.14%) Network Analyst
10 11 (4.14%) Senior Network Engineer
11 8 (3.01%) Security Architect
11 8 (3.01%) Network Support Engineer
11 8 (3.01%) IT Support
12 7 (2.63%) Cisco Voice Engineer
12 7 (2.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.26%) HTML
2 5 (1.88%) XMPP
3 3 (1.13%) Web Services
4 2 (0.75%) CSS
5 1 (0.38%) JSON
5 1 (0.38%) WCF
5 1 (0.38%) Middleware
5 1 (0.38%) .NET
5 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.38%) SOAP
5 1 (0.38%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 36 (13.53%) Video Conferencing
2 23 (8.65%) Blackberry
3 21 (7.89%) IVR
4 12 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.01%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.50%) Handset
6 4 (1.50%) CESG
7 3 (1.13%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.13%) AS400
8 2 (0.75%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.75%) iSeries
8 2 (0.75%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.75%) SecurID
8 2 (0.75%) PKI
9 1 (0.38%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.38%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.38%) FMCG
9 1 (0.38%) iPhone
9 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.38%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 68 (25.56%) Windows
2 24 (9.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (8.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (6.39%) Windows 7
5 15 (5.64%) Linux
6 12 (4.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (4.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (3.76%) Windows XP
8 10 (3.76%) CentOS
9 6 (2.26%) UNIX
10 5 (1.88%) Android
11 4 (1.50%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.75%) Solaris
12 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.38%) Fedora
13 1 (0.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (23.68%) ITIL
2 28 (10.53%) Migration
3 25 (9.40%) Network Design
4 23 (8.65%) Network Management
5 22 (8.27%) Project Management
6 19 (7.14%) Change Management
7 18 (6.77%) Kalman Filter
8 16 (6.02%) Service Delivery
9 15 (5.64%) Network Monitoring
10 12 (4.51%) Network Architecture
11 11 (4.14%) Incident Management
12 10 (3.76%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (3.38%) Service Management
13 9 (3.38%) PRINCE2
14 8 (3.01%) CRM
14 8 (3.01%) E-Commerce
14 8 (3.01%) Configuration Management
14 8 (3.01%) Load Balancing
14 8 (3.01%) Telemarketing
15 7 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.64%) SQL
2 6 (2.26%) T-SQL
2 6 (2.26%) C
2 6 (2.26%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.75%) Java
4 1 (0.38%) C#
4 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 104 (39.10%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (23.68%) CCNA
3 47 (17.67%) CCNP
4 24 (9.02%) CCIE
5 20 (7.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (6.77%) MCSE
7 12 (4.51%) Security Cleared
8 11 (4.14%) CCDP
9 10 (3.76%) MCP
10 9 (3.38%) SC Cleared
10 9 (3.38%) CCIP
11 7 (2.63%) A+ Certification
12 6 (2.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (2.26%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.88%) Degree
14 4 (1.50%) CCSE
15 3 (1.13%) CCVP
16 2 (0.75%) CCDA
16 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 2 (0.75%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.88%) Dodd-Frank
1 5 (1.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.50%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.13%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 22 (8.27%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.76%) Firmware
4 4 (1.50%) XenServer
5 2 (0.75%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.75%) Snort
5 2 (0.75%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.75%) Squid
6 1 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.38%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.38%) XenApp
6 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (9.02%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (4.51%) Cisco IPCC
3 11 (4.14%) FortiGate
4 8 (3.01%) SCCM
5 7 (2.63%) Cisco UCCE
6 6 (2.26%) Cisco UCCX
7 5 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (1.88%) CiscoWorks
8 3 (1.13%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.75%) SCOM
10 1 (0.38%) WSUS
10 1 (0.38%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.38%) Nagios
10 1 (0.38%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 194 (72.93%) Cisco
2 55 (20.68%) Microsoft
3 42 (15.79%) CheckPoint
4 37 (13.91%) Avaya
5 32 (12.03%) HP
6 30 (11.28%) VMware
7 29 (10.90%) Juniper
8 16 (6.02%) Nokia
8 16 (6.02%) Mitel
9 14 (5.26%) F5
10 13 (4.89%) Remedy
11 12 (4.51%) SonicWALL
12 11 (4.14%) Blue Coat
12 11 (4.14%) IBM
13 10 (3.76%) NetApp
14 9 (3.38%) SolarWinds
14 9 (3.38%) Verint
14 9 (3.38%) McAfee
15 8 (3.01%) Dell
15 8 (3.01%) Citrix
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