The table below looks at the statistics for Softphone 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 Softphone over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Soft Phone
Rank 589 576 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Softphone 2 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.013% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.029% 0.086% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate £406 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £157
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Softphone
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
6821 6982 6122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.42% 15.00% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4092 3904 3244
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £220
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 302 419 359
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

Softphone
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Softphone Jobs Demand Trend in England

Softphone
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Softphone Daily Rate Trend in England

Softphone
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Softphone across the England region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Softphone Daily Rate Histogram in England

Softphone
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Softphone Hourly Rate Trend in England

Softphone
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 Softphone within the England region over the 3 months to 14 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 2 £406 -9.72%
Softphone
UK

Softphone
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Softphone 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 Softphone.

1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
1 5 (62.50%) LAN
1 5 (62.50%) WAN
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (62.50%) Avaya
2 4 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (50.00%) VPN
2 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) LiveLink
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) French Language
2 4 (50.00%) iPad
2 4 (50.00%) AirWatch
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (25.00%) A+ Certification
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) MCSE
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) Asset Management

Softphone
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Softphone 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 Softphone. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) LiveLink
1 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) LAN
1 5 (62.50%) WAN
2 4 (50.00%) VPN
2 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless
4 1 (12.50%) WLAN
General
1 4 (50.00%) French Language
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Service Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (25.00%) IT Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) IT Support
2 2 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Support
2 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) LAN/WAN Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Product Owner
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Services Delivery Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (50.00%) iPad
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) IT Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Project Governance
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Release Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) A+ Certification
1 2 (25.00%) MCSE
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) APMG
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Avaya
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Facebook