The table below looks at the statistics for IP Telephony skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IP Telephony over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IP Telephony
Rank 426 491 422
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -69
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 153 73 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.15% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.02% 1.11% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 32 48
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £276 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £470 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £257 £360 £250
% change year-on-year
-28.61% +44.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £28.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £19.75 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.05 £28.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +22.22%

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
7559 6567 6800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.57% 13.11% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4102 3366 3311
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 372 568
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

IP Telephony
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IP Telephony within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IP Telephony within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 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
England +64 136 £263 -27.08% 36
London +32 57 £363 +11.53% 9
South East -1 25 £300 -30.23% 9
East of England +18 21 £255 - 3
City of London +17 18 £170 -54.66% 3
Essex +25 13 £256 -
Berkshire +4 12 £300 -37.50% 2
South West -3 10 £325 -30.85% 3
Scotland -4 9 £313 -10.71%
Surrey +8 6 £396 +44.09% 2
Manchester -10 6 £225 -25.00% 3
Yorkshire -11 6 £425 +30.76% 2
North West -18 6 £225 -25.00% 6
East Midlands +5 5 £195 -11.36% 1
Wiltshire +3 5 £190 -59.57%
Bedfordshire - 5 £100 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £238 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £238 -
Bristol -6 4 £350 - 3
Edinburgh +7 3 £325 -
Hertfordshire +7 3 £208 - 3
West Midlands -6 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire -7 3 £425 +30.76% 2
Leeds -11 3 £425 +30.76% 2
North Yorkshire - 3 - -
South Wales - 3 £431 - 1
Luton - 3 £100 -
Wales - 3 £431 - 1
Glasgow 0 2 - -
Swindon -3 2 £190 -59.57%

IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 218 (73.40%) Cisco
2 126 (42.42%) LAN
3 122 (41.08%) WAN
4 105 (35.35%) Cisco Certification
5 96 (32.32%) Firewall
6 82 (27.61%) Windows
7 77 (25.93%) VoIP
8 71 (23.91%) ITIL
8 71 (23.91%) MPLS
9 69 (23.23%) VPN
10 66 (22.22%) CCNA
11 65 (21.89%) Wireless
12 61 (20.54%) Microsoft
13 60 (20.20%) Cisco IPT
14 54 (18.18%) Telecoms
15 53 (17.85%) CCNP
16 49 (16.50%) OSPF
17 45 (15.15%) TCP/IP
18 42 (14.14%) BGP
19 41 (13.80%) Video Conferencing
20 40 (13.47%) Juniper
21 39 (13.13%) Avaya
22 38 (12.79%) VLAN
23 37 (12.46%) HP
24 36 (12.12%) CheckPoint
25 35 (11.78%) VMware
26 34 (11.45%) Internet
26 34 (11.45%) Unified Communications
27 31 (10.44%) Active Directory
27 31 (10.44%) Finance

IP Telephony
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 26 (8.75%) MS Exchange
2 24 (8.08%) Lync
3 12 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (3.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (3.37%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.68%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.67%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.34%) IIS
8 1 (0.34%) JBoss
Applications
1 26 (8.75%) MS Office
2 11 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.01%) SaaS
3 2 (0.67%) IaaS
3 2 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 126 (42.42%) LAN
2 122 (41.08%) WAN
3 96 (32.32%) Firewall
4 77 (25.93%) VoIP
5 71 (23.91%) MPLS
6 69 (23.23%) VPN
7 65 (21.89%) Wireless
8 60 (20.20%) Cisco IPT
9 49 (16.50%) OSPF
10 45 (15.15%) TCP/IP
11 42 (14.14%) BGP
12 38 (12.79%) VLAN
13 34 (11.45%) Unified Communications
13 34 (11.45%) Internet
14 30 (10.10%) PBX
15 25 (8.42%) DNS
16 24 (8.08%) Network Security
17 23 (7.74%) EIGRP
17 23 (7.74%) WLAN
17 23 (7.74%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.40%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.68%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.34%) DB2
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 54 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 31 (10.44%) Finance
3 9 (3.03%) Banking
3 9 (3.03%) Retail
4 5 (1.68%) Law
4 5 (1.68%) Legal
4 5 (1.68%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.34%) Back Office
5 1 (0.34%) Electronics
5 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.34%) Advertising
5 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.34%) Billing
Job Titles
1 69 (23.23%) Network Engineer
2 50 (16.84%) Analyst
3 35 (11.78%) Architect
4 23 (7.74%) Project Manager
5 21 (7.07%) Cisco Engineer
6 20 (6.73%) Voice Engineer
7 17 (5.72%) Network Support
8 16 (5.39%) Senior Network Engineer
8 16 (5.39%) Solutions Architect
9 15 (5.05%) Network Analyst
10 14 (4.71%) Support Engineer
10 14 (4.71%) Service Analyst
11 13 (4.38%) Service Desk Analyst
12 12 (4.04%) VoIP Engineer
13 11 (3.70%) Applications Engineer
13 11 (3.70%) Support Analyst
14 10 (3.37%) IT Support
15 9 (3.03%) Cisco Voice Engineer
16 8 (2.69%) Security Architect
16 8 (2.69%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.02%) HTML
2 5 (1.68%) XMPP
3 4 (1.35%) Web Services
4 2 (0.67%) .NET
5 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.34%) CSS
5 1 (0.34%) SOAP
5 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.34%) JSON
5 1 (0.34%) WCF
5 1 (0.34%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 41 (13.80%) Video Conferencing
2 23 (7.74%) IVR
3 20 (6.73%) Blackberry
4 13 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.02%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.68%) Handset
7 3 (1.01%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.01%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.67%) SecurID
8 2 (0.67%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.67%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.67%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.67%) AS400
8 2 (0.67%) iSeries
9 1 (0.34%) iPad
9 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.34%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.34%) PMI
9 1 (0.34%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 82 (27.61%) Windows
2 25 (8.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (6.40%) Windows 7
3 19 (6.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (5.72%) Linux
6 13 (4.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (4.38%) Windows XP
7 12 (4.04%) CentOS
8 7 (2.36%) UNIX
9 6 (2.02%) Apple iOS
9 6 (2.02%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.68%) Android
11 4 (1.35%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.01%) Solaris
13 1 (0.34%) AIX
13 1 (0.34%) SUSE
13 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (23.91%) ITIL
2 26 (8.75%) Project Management
3 24 (8.08%) Migration
3 24 (8.08%) Network Design
3 24 (8.08%) Network Management
4 18 (6.06%) Service Delivery
5 16 (5.39%) PRINCE2
6 15 (5.05%) Network Monitoring
7 14 (4.71%) Change Management
8 13 (4.38%) Kalman Filter
9 12 (4.04%) Load Balancing
9 12 (4.04%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (4.04%) CRM
10 11 (3.70%) Incident Management
10 11 (3.70%) Network Architecture
11 10 (3.37%) Configuration Management
11 10 (3.37%) Business Continuity
11 10 (3.37%) E-Commerce
11 10 (3.37%) Service Management
12 9 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.08%) SQL
2 6 (2.02%) T-SQL
2 6 (2.02%) C
2 6 (2.02%) JavaScript
3 4 (1.35%) VBA
4 1 (0.34%) C#
4 1 (0.34%) Java
4 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 105 (35.35%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (22.22%) CCNA
3 53 (17.85%) CCNP
4 21 (7.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (6.73%) MCSE
6 18 (6.06%) CCIE
7 12 (4.04%) Security Cleared
8 11 (3.70%) SC Cleared
9 10 (3.37%) CCDP
9 10 (3.37%) A+ Certification
10 9 (3.03%) MCP
10 9 (3.03%) Degree
11 8 (2.69%) CCIP
12 7 (2.36%) DV Cleared
12 7 (2.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (1.68%) CCSE
14 4 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (1.35%) JNCIA
15 3 (1.01%) MCTS
15 3 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 8 (2.69%) Dodd-Frank
2 5 (1.68%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.01%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.67%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.34%) COBIT
5 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (10.44%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.04%) Firmware
4 5 (1.68%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.68%) XenServer
5 2 (0.67%) Snort
5 2 (0.67%) Squid
5 2 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (8.42%) Cisco CUCM
2 17 (5.72%) Cisco IPCC
3 13 (4.38%) FortiGate
4 12 (4.04%) Cisco UCCX
5 11 (3.70%) Cisco UCCE
6 9 (3.03%) SCCM
7 6 (2.02%) CiscoWorks
8 4 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (1.01%) Windows Intune
9 3 (1.01%) SCOM
10 2 (0.67%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.34%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.34%) WSUS
11 1 (0.34%) CA Spectrum
11 1 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 218 (73.40%) Cisco
2 61 (20.54%) Microsoft
3 40 (13.47%) Juniper
4 39 (13.13%) Avaya
5 37 (12.46%) HP
6 36 (12.12%) CheckPoint
7 35 (11.78%) VMware
8 19 (6.40%) Mitel
9 14 (4.71%) Nokia
9 14 (4.71%) Nortel
10 13 (4.38%) IBM
10 13 (4.38%) Remedy
10 13 (4.38%) McAfee
10 13 (4.38%) F5
11 11 (3.70%) Blue Coat
11 11 (3.70%) Citrix
12 10 (3.37%) Oracle
13 9 (3.03%) NetApp
14 8 (2.69%) Polycom
14 8 (2.69%) Verint
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