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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IP Telephony
Rank 508 439 499
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +60
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 100 139 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.30% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.46% 1.98% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 73 35
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £156 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £440 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £280 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -34.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £11.96 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.30 £26.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -34.78%
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
6863 7035 6142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.54% 14.98% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4095 3971 3291
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 414 369
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.13 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% +21.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 33 £325 -10.34% 9
Yorkshire -3 18 £325 -10.34% 1
South East -17 17 £488 +37.32% 16
East of England -4 10 £325 +27.45% 4
South West -12 7 £368 +8.88% 6
North West -11 6 £243 +7.77% 7
North East -22 5 £325 -
East Midlands -6 4 £400 +105.12% 1
West Midlands -21 1 £140 -35.63% 1
IP Telephony
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IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 113 (67.26%) Cisco
2 61 (36.31%) WAN
3 55 (32.74%) LAN
3 55 (32.74%) Firewall
4 52 (30.95%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (29.76%) ITIL
6 44 (26.19%) Windows
7 41 (24.40%) Microsoft
8 39 (23.21%) Wireless
9 38 (22.62%) Cisco IPT
9 38 (22.62%) CCNA
10 35 (20.83%) Data Centre
11 32 (19.05%) Active Directory
12 29 (17.26%) Telecoms
13 28 (16.67%) CCNP
13 28 (16.67%) VPN
14 27 (16.07%) Wi-Fi
15 26 (15.48%) VoIP
16 25 (14.88%) Network Security
17 24 (14.29%) MS Exchange
18 22 (13.10%) Project Management
18 22 (13.10%) VMware
18 22 (13.10%) Security Cleared
19 21 (12.50%) Windows 7
19 21 (12.50%) MPLS
19 21 (12.50%) CheckPoint
20 20 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
21 18 (10.71%) MS Office
22 17 (10.12%) SQL Server
23 15 (8.93%) Migration

IP Telephony
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 24 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.17%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.19%) CMS
5 2 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.60%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.60%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (10.71%) MS Office
2 14 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.79%) MS Project
4 2 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.60%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 61 (36.31%) WAN
2 55 (32.74%) Firewall
2 55 (32.74%) LAN
3 39 (23.21%) Wireless
4 38 (22.62%) Cisco IPT
5 28 (16.67%) VPN
6 27 (16.07%) Wi-Fi
7 26 (15.48%) VoIP
8 25 (14.88%) Network Security
9 21 (12.50%) MPLS
10 20 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (8.33%) DNS
12 13 (7.74%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (6.55%) VLAN
14 10 (5.95%) TCP/IP
14 10 (5.95%) Unified Communications
15 8 (4.76%) DHCP
15 8 (4.76%) EIGRP
15 8 (4.76%) Internet
15 8 (4.76%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 29 (17.26%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.76%) Finance
3 7 (4.17%) Law
4 6 (3.57%) Legal
5 5 (2.98%) Advertising
6 4 (2.38%) Retail
7 2 (1.19%) Back Office
7 2 (1.19%) Banking
7 2 (1.19%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.60%) German Language
8 1 (0.60%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 47 (27.98%) Network Engineer
2 28 (16.67%) Analyst
3 19 (11.31%) Support Engineer
4 17 (10.12%) Cisco Engineer
5 15 (8.93%) Project Manager
6 14 (8.33%) Support Analyst
7 13 (7.74%) Voice Engineer
8 12 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (5.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 10 (5.95%) Senior Network Engineer
10 9 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 8 (4.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 8 (4.76%) Architect
11 8 (4.76%) Network Analyst
12 7 (4.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
12 7 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 7 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (4.17%) IT Support
12 7 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
12 7 (4.17%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.57%) XMPP
2 2 (1.19%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.19%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.95%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (5.36%) Blackberry
4 8 (4.76%) Fat Client
4 8 (4.76%) Thin Client
5 6 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.38%) Handset
6 4 (2.38%) iPad
6 4 (2.38%) IVR
7 3 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.79%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.79%) NHS
8 2 (1.19%) FMCG
8 2 (1.19%) HP Storage
8 2 (1.19%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.19%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.19%) Statistics
9 1 (0.60%) CESG
9 1 (0.60%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.60%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 44 (26.19%) Windows
2 21 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 12 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 10 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (5.36%) Android
6 8 (4.76%) Windows XP
7 6 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.98%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.38%) Linux
10 3 (1.79%) Unix
11 2 (1.19%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.60%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (29.76%) ITIL
2 22 (13.10%) Project Management
3 15 (8.93%) Migration
4 11 (6.55%) Network Design
4 11 (6.55%) PRINCE2
4 11 (6.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (5.95%) Network Management
6 9 (5.36%) Service Management
7 8 (4.76%) Service Delivery
8 7 (4.17%) Fault Management
8 7 (4.17%) ITIL V3
9 5 (2.98%) Change Management
9 5 (2.98%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (2.98%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (2.98%) Problem Management
9 5 (2.98%) Web Filtering
10 3 (1.79%) Functional Testing
10 3 (1.79%) Load Balancing
10 3 (1.79%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (1.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.55%) SQL
2 2 (1.19%) Java
3 1 (0.60%) C
3 1 (0.60%) Python
3 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (30.95%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (22.62%) CCNA
3 28 (16.67%) CCNP
4 22 (13.10%) Security Cleared
5 15 (8.93%) SC Cleared
6 8 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (3.57%) CCIE
7 6 (3.57%) Degree
7 6 (3.57%) MCSE
7 6 (3.57%) PMI Certification
7 6 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (2.98%) APMP
8 5 (2.98%) MCP
8 5 (2.98%) PMP
9 4 (2.38%) CCVP
10 3 (1.79%) MCDST
11 2 (1.19%) MCSA
12 1 (0.60%) CCSP
12 1 (0.60%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.33%) SLA
2 2 (1.19%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) BS7799
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.98%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.98%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.19%) vSphere
5 1 (0.60%) Firmware
5 1 (0.60%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (6.55%) Cisco UCCX
2 7 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (3.57%) CiscoWorks
3 6 (3.57%) SCCM
4 5 (2.98%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (1.79%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.19%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.19%) SCOM
7 1 (0.60%) AppManager
7 1 (0.60%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 113 (67.26%) Cisco
2 41 (24.40%) Microsoft
3 22 (13.10%) VMware
4 21 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 14 (8.33%) Citrix
5 14 (8.33%) SolarWinds
6 13 (7.74%) Avaya
6 13 (7.74%) Siemens
7 10 (5.95%) HP
8 9 (5.36%) F5
9 8 (4.76%) BT
9 8 (4.76%) Nortel
9 8 (4.76%) Palo Alto
10 6 (3.57%) Apple
10 6 (3.57%) CA
10 6 (3.57%) IBM
11 5 (2.98%) IronPort
11 5 (2.98%) Nokia
12 4 (2.38%) iManage
12 4 (2.38%) Intel Security
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