The table below looks at the statistics for IP Telephony skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IP Telephony over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IP Telephony
Rank 531 540 510
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -30
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 93 106 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.19% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.24% 1.34% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 66 85
Median daily rate £406 £343 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.61% -5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £160 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £369 £349
% change year-on-year
+11.86% +5.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 9
Median hourly rate £18.00 £25.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.80 £12.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £42.00 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £34.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-47.44% +45.74%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7501 7924 8326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.16% 14.31% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4493 4661 4760
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 478 454
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

IP Telephony
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing IP Telephony as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

IP Telephony Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IP Telephony
Daily Rate Trend

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

IP Telephony Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IP Telephony
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IP Telephony within the UK over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

IP Telephony Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IP Telephony
Hourly Rate Trend

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

IP Telephony Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IP Telephony
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IP Telephony within the UK over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

IP Telephony Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

IP Telephony
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 IP Telephony within the UK over the 3 months to 4 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +11 85 £400 +4.23% 24
London +5 30 £400 +48.14% 6
South East +21 23 £383 -21.53% 6
Hampshire +28 10 £315 -35.38% 5
Berkshire +6 9 £450 -12.19% 1
North West +9 8 £450 +100.00% 1
East Midlands -2 7 £318 -29.44% 1
Manchester +7 6 £425 +115.18% 1
Reading +6 6 £363 -27.50% 1
West Midlands -6 6 - - 2
Birmingham -8 5 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 5 £394 - 1
Basingstoke - 4 £315 - 4
Yorkshire +10 3 £550 -2.22% 4
South West +6 3 £450 +22.03% 1
Scotland -2 3 - -
City of London -6 3 £438 +45.83% 2
Nottingham - 3 £394 - 1
Cardiff - 3 £413 -
South Wales - 3 £413 -
Wales - 3 £413 -
Cheshire +17 2 £450 +100.00%
Leeds +16 2 £550 -4.34% 2
West Yorkshire +7 2 £550 -4.34% 3
East of England +3 2 - - 2
Derbyshire +1 2 £250 -44.44%
Oxfordshire -3 2 - -
North East -27 2 - - 1
Bolton - 2 £425 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -

IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IP Telephony 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 IP Telephony.

1 142 (66.98%) Cisco
2 85 (40.09%) Microsoft
3 83 (39.15%) Firewall
4 82 (38.68%) Cisco Certification
5 79 (37.26%) Windows
6 74 (34.91%) LAN
7 71 (33.49%) WAN
8 62 (29.25%) Active Directory
9 61 (28.77%) Wireless
10 55 (25.94%) Windows Server
11 52 (24.53%) CCNP
11 52 (24.53%) VoIP
12 50 (23.58%) CCNA
12 50 (23.58%) ITIL
13 49 (23.11%) VMware
14 47 (22.17%) Data Centre
15 46 (21.70%) Cisco ASA
16 44 (20.75%) Finance
17 43 (20.28%) MS Excel
18 39 (18.40%) VMware Infrastructure
19 37 (17.45%) Windows Server 2008
20 35 (16.51%) CheckPoint
21 34 (16.04%) Unified Communications
22 31 (14.62%) MS Exchange
22 31 (14.62%) Citrix
23 30 (14.15%) Avaya
24 29 (13.68%) HP
25 28 (13.21%) SLA
25 28 (13.21%) Cisco IPT
26 26 (12.26%) Cisco CUCM

IP Telephony
Top Related 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 31 (14.62%) MS Exchange
2 14 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2010
2 14 (6.60%) Skype for Business
3 12 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (5.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.36%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.89%) IIS
8 1 (0.47%) CMS
8 1 (0.47%) Site Server
Applications
1 43 (20.28%) MS Excel
2 21 (9.91%) MS Office
3 3 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (4.25%) SAP hybris
2 2 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.55%) Office 365
2 13 (6.13%) IaaS
2 13 (6.13%) SaaS
3 8 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.47%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 83 (39.15%) Firewall
2 74 (34.91%) LAN
3 71 (33.49%) WAN
4 61 (28.77%) Wireless
5 52 (24.53%) VoIP
6 46 (21.70%) Cisco ASA
7 34 (16.04%) Unified Communications
8 28 (13.21%) Cisco IPT
9 25 (11.79%) DNS
9 25 (11.79%) TCP/IP
10 24 (11.32%) Cisco IOS
11 23 (10.85%) Wi-Fi
12 22 (10.38%) VPN
13 21 (9.91%) DHCP
13 21 (9.91%) Network Security
14 20 (9.43%) SAN
15 18 (8.49%) VLAN
16 16 (7.55%) MPLS
16 16 (7.55%) NetScaler
17 13 (6.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.89%) MySQL
2 4 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (1.89%) JIRA
1 4 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 44 (20.75%) Finance
2 24 (11.32%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.19%) Marketing
4 3 (1.42%) Legal
5 2 (0.94%) Electronics
5 2 (0.94%) Law
5 2 (0.94%) Local Government
5 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.94%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.94%) Retail
6 1 (0.47%) Advertising
6 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.47%) French Language
6 1 (0.47%) Games
6 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 54 (25.47%) Network Engineer
2 29 (13.68%) Cisco Engineer
3 24 (11.32%) Architect
4 21 (9.91%) Support Engineer
5 20 (9.43%) Analyst
6 18 (8.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 17 (8.02%) Project Manager
8 14 (6.60%) Network Security Engineer
8 14 (6.60%) Security Engineer
9 12 (5.66%) Senior Network Engineer
10 10 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (4.72%) Desktop Support
10 10 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.72%) Infrastructure Manager
10 10 (4.72%) Telephony Manager
10 10 (4.72%) Voice Engineer
10 10 (4.72%) VoIP Engineer
11 9 (4.25%) SAP Architect
11 9 (4.25%) Support Analyst
11 9 (4.25%) Telephony Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.36%) CSS
1 5 (2.36%) XMPP
2 4 (1.89%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.42%) Core Data
4 2 (0.94%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 47 (22.17%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.55%) Blackberry
3 12 (5.66%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.83%) Handset
5 6 (2.83%) IVR
5 6 (2.83%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.89%) CCTV
6 4 (1.89%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.89%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.42%) BYOD
7 3 (1.42%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.42%) NHS
8 2 (0.94%) AS400
8 2 (0.94%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.94%) iPad
8 2 (0.94%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 79 (37.26%) Windows
2 55 (25.94%) Windows Server
3 37 (17.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (10.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (9.91%) Linux
6 18 (8.49%) Windows 7
6 18 (8.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (6.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (5.66%) Android
9 11 (5.19%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.36%) Mac OS X
10 5 (2.36%) Unix
11 4 (1.89%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.42%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.42%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.94%) Mac OS X Server
13 2 (0.94%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.47%) Fedora
14 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (23.58%) ITIL
2 20 (9.43%) Project Management
3 19 (8.96%) Service Delivery
4 18 (8.49%) TOGAF
5 17 (8.02%) PRINCE2
6 16 (7.55%) Service Management
7 15 (7.08%) E-Commerce
8 14 (6.60%) Migration
9 12 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (5.19%) Mentoring
11 9 (4.25%) Fault Management
12 8 (3.77%) Business Transformation
12 8 (3.77%) Load Balancing
12 8 (3.77%) Time Management
13 7 (3.30%) Network Design
13 7 (3.30%) Network Monitoring
14 6 (2.83%) Disaster Recovery
14 6 (2.83%) Infrastructure Monitoring
14 6 (2.83%) ITIL V3
14 6 (2.83%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.30%) PowerShell
2 6 (2.83%) SQL
3 4 (1.89%) C
4 1 (0.47%) Java
4 1 (0.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 82 (38.68%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (24.53%) CCNP
3 50 (23.58%) CCNA
4 22 (10.38%) CCIE
5 16 (7.55%) CCDP
6 13 (6.13%) Degree
7 11 (5.19%) SC Cleared
7 11 (5.19%) Security Cleared
8 8 (3.77%) CCVP
8 8 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (3.30%) CCDA
9 7 (3.30%) MCP
9 7 (3.30%) MOS
10 5 (2.36%) MCSE
10 5 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (2.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (1.42%) APMP
12 3 (1.42%) ISEB
12 3 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (13.21%) SLA
2 9 (4.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 62 (29.25%) Active Directory
2 39 (18.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (11.32%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (8.96%) Hyper-V
5 15 (7.08%) XenDesktop
6 13 (6.13%) XenServer
7 11 (5.19%) VMware ESX
8 9 (4.25%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (3.77%) vSphere
10 5 (2.36%) XenApp
11 3 (1.42%) Firmware
12 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.47%) KVM
Systems Management
1 26 (12.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 24 (11.32%) SCCM
3 15 (7.08%) Cisco UCCX
4 10 (4.72%) SolarWinds Orion
5 6 (2.83%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.83%) Cacti
5 6 (2.83%) Nagios
5 6 (2.83%) SCOM
6 4 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (1.89%) Cisco UCCE
6 4 (1.89%) WSUS
7 3 (1.42%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.42%) Cisco CME
7 3 (1.42%) DameWare
7 3 (1.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.94%) OpenView
9 1 (0.47%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 142 (66.98%) Cisco
2 85 (40.09%) Microsoft
3 49 (23.11%) VMware
4 35 (16.51%) CheckPoint
5 31 (14.62%) Citrix
6 30 (14.15%) Avaya
7 29 (13.68%) HP
8 21 (9.91%) Dell
9 18 (8.49%) F5
10 16 (7.55%) Juniper
11 14 (6.60%) Red Hat
11 14 (6.60%) SolarWinds
12 12 (5.66%) SAP
13 10 (4.72%) Palo Alto
14 9 (4.25%) Apple
14 9 (4.25%) hybris
15 8 (3.77%) Bloomberg
15 8 (3.77%) Genesys
16 7 (3.30%) LANDesk
16 7 (3.30%) Toshiba
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